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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 9 months, 11 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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Augusta and John J Foley
Hi there. I am wondering if you can help me get any more information about Augusta and John J Foley, for whom you created memorials. I am wondering if I have found the right people. I'm looking for the grave of Augusta Clarius Irving Foley and her husband John J Foley. Augusta had one daughter by her first husband named Margaret Irving (b. circa 1908), and then two daughters with John J Foley-- Marion (b. circa 1920 and Florence (b. circa 1923).I do not know the daughters' married names.

Augusta was born in August 1889 in New York and was the daughter of Andrew Clarius and Margaret Schnider.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much!
Added by cosette52 on Feb 08, 2017 2:08 PM
mary k
Joseph kiser
Thank you for your post for Joseph Kiser and family info. He maybe the father to Edward Kiser, husband of Florence Davenport Kiser. I cannot find where they are buried. Great service you are doing for all us researchers. Mary K
Added by mary k on Feb 07, 2017 11:39 AM
mary k
Joseph kiser
Thank you for your post for Joseph Kiser and family info. He maybe the father to Edward Kiser, husband of Florence Davenport Kiser. I cannot find where they are buried. Great service you are doing for all us researchers. Mary K
Added by mary k on Feb 07, 2017 11:38 AM
picture of Mary Hubbard Barclay
Wow! I cannot believe you have a picture of Mary Hubbard Barclay--how amazing. Talk about a breakthrough. I am a direct descendant of her son, William Barclay. I saw that you live in Oregon too. How amazing. I'm very interested to know if we might be related. Thanks, and have a good day. P.S. Do you know if that's really a picture of her?
Added by afamilyofpioneers on Feb 07, 2017 3:23 AM
Debbie W
Bynum memorial photo
What a great photo!!
Thank you so much!
Added by Debbie W on Feb 01, 2017 10:56 AM
SK Graff
Roloff, Leo & Helen
Thank you for the headstone photo, your time and effort spent in fulfilling my request is truly appreciated.
Added by SK Graff on Jan 29, 2017 9:55 AM
Lengacher, links
Brothers John Peter1883-1973 Edward O.1887-1976 Victor Oscars 1890-1982 They have memorials set up in Oregon
Added by Red on Jan 26, 2017 10:10 AM
Childhood Friends
Two of my friends died as children. Your photos of their head stones are cherished. I have great respect and appreciation for you and find a grave.Those photos gave me a place to remember and mourn. I Will be visiting there graves thanks to your photos. thank you thank you thank you
Added by sean on Jan 07, 2017 2:55 AM
Roy Lee and Opal May Hamilton
Thank you so much for taking up the hobby of finding and photographing tombstones for others. I for one and very appreciative of you and what you have been doing. Thank you for taking the time to find and photograph Roy and Opal's memorials for me. They are very clear and appreciated. Thank you!
Added by Mother2Many on Dec 31, 2016 11:48 PM
Linda Christensen
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the Woodward photo. I really appreciate it. Thanks again!
Added by Linda Christensen on Dec 30, 2016 4:46 PM
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