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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 14 years, 4 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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Find A Grave Memorial# 180025745
Cemetery and plot info added. Thank you.
Added by DB6654 on Sep 20, 2017 7:47 PM
Mary Fisher
Donald Douglas
Thank you for all your contributions to FindaGrave. May we please use your photo with credit to you on our private family tree?
Added by Mary Fisher on Sep 20, 2017 1:29 PM
I have been working on his their son genealogy. The son name is Timothy Howard and he is still alive and kicking. He was happy to see his mom's headstone with his older brother on it.
Added by Patricia on Sep 19, 2017 3:12 PM
Alvin Poole
Thomas Snide
Thank you ever so much for the photo of our Uncle Tommy Snide. Appreciate it so very much. Thank you for helping out with, God's blessings to you. Alvin & Nancy.
Added by Alvin Poole on Sep 19, 2017 7:09 AM
RE: Thomas Snide
Posted correct picture I took and removed other one. It was one digit off on the plot number. Thanks!
Added by Sunny on Sep 15, 2017 8:37 AM
Ida Howard
Thank you for the picture of her headstone. When I told her son about it with his brother also listed on it he was very pleased. He knew of James because his parents only had the two kids. He and James. Thanks again and for the good work your doing.
Added by Patricia on Sep 14, 2017 9:51 PM
Robin Brent
Photo for memorials
Thank you very much for the photos you added to Carl & Harriet Kuhn's memorials.
Added by Robin Brent on Sep 14, 2017 7:19 AM
Carlyle Gage
Thanks a bunch for posting the photo.
Added by Charmie on Sep 12, 2017 4:58 PM
Bill Barnsley
Ken and Joyce Summers
Thank you so much for this nice photo of their stone. It really helps with my personal family research.
Added by Bill Barnsley on Sep 07, 2017 9:17 PM
Rodney Shortt
Ernest Donald Short Memorial# 3932787
Thank you very much for the photo of Ernest's grave. His father was killed during WWI. I live in the area that they were from in Tazewell County, Virginia.
Added by Rodney Shortt on Sep 07, 2017 7:30 PM
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