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Mae (#47033251)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Tech Lab teacher in middle school.
I enjoy genealogy and creating photo album pages of grandkids. I especially enjoy taking pictures of headstones. Cemeteries are lovely, peaceful and quiet.

PLEASE use the edit button to request transfers and make changes/additions to memorials.
Thank you.

Also, since I take a large number of cemstone photos, it is time prohibitive to clean them, especially the older ones, before taking a pic. I will be glad to retake any photos upon request.

AND, I would really appreciate any email communication to include the memorial numbers of the person(s) to whom you are referring. It is so time consuming (and open to error) to find names using the search tool.
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Betty Sears
Zephyr Rose Heaton Cole
Thank you for your help in this matter Mae, you have been great to work with and appreciate your work on find-a-grave.
Added by Betty Sears on Sep 08, 2017 11:42 AM
Becky Doan
Cottonwood Cemetery
Hi Mae, I am pleasantly surprised you've come up with more photos for Cottonwood Cemetery! Awhile back I ran across a transcript for the cemetery, and it was all messed up. It appeared that someone had gotten "off" a line for some of the info, like a 6 month old being the wife of so and so, and it was really hard to tell the right dates/family connections. You are doing a great job "fixing" what I screwed up! Becky
Added by Becky Doan on Sep 05, 2017 6:40 PM
RE: Mark Miles 161873220

In this case I used a "kid's" large sidewalk chalk stick that I got at a Dollar Tree store. I used it by rubbing the side of the chalk stick back and forth. It generally washes off the first good rain. I have brushed it somewhat off with a hand whisk broom I some times carry with me but brushing it doesn't get it off like the rain.

I have some times used the corn starch method too but the white corn starch doesn't always give me the photo detail I want plus I end up with the starch on my camera.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 02, 2017 9:17 PM
Linda J. Morris
Fruitland Cem
Mae, Thank you for your information. I have been thru Fruitland Cem many many times when I was a kid. There is a Doyle family there that was my Great Grandfathers family. Sometime before the Civil War mine changed the spelling to Doile. My Grandmother used to want us to take her out there. I remember seeing the Yeakley stones and I knew they were part of my mothers family. My grandmother died when I was 14 but boy, she had people in just about every cemetery around. Hardford Cem was another big one for her. lol
Needless to say they were in Emporia before it was Lyon Co. Beckinridge or something like that was the county back then. Thank you again.

Linda Doile Morris
Added by Linda J. Morris on Aug 06, 2017 8:32 PM
Phillip Bigham
RE: Smiths at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Mae, I think you are right on the Pleasant Hill cemetery. I will check with my Mom to verify but I have some others there and I think it should of been Pleasant Hill and not cottage hill....Thanks for noticing that. I remember their graves were by a tree when I went there and Cottage Hill only has one.
Added by Phillip Bigham on Jul 23, 2017 1:59 AM
Phillip Bigham
RE: Smiths at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Thank you Mae the memorial # for Mary is 130167235 and the memorial for "marion" is actually Mahlon and I am already the custodian of his memorial site. The one you have Marion #130167209 Sorry for the confusion but I didn't pay close enough attention when I looked at the one you have. My Great Grandfather Mahlon's memorial number is #127228002 if you would like to verify. Thank you so much and sorry for the confusion as the grave markers are in terrible shape and I hope to get them better ones.

Phil Bigham
Added by Phillip Bigham on Jul 19, 2017 10:14 PM
Phillip Bigham
Smith's at Pleasant Hill cemetary
Hello Mae

First thank you for your memorial of my Great Grandparents Marion and Mary Smith. I was wondering if you would be interested in transferring management of their wall to myself? I am trying to pool family together to get them a new Headstone as I was sad when I visited their sight and saw the condition of their stones. The are my Grandmothers Grandparents on my Mom's side and I have a lot of information I could add. Anyway, thank you for your time

Phillip Bigham
Added by Phillip Bigham on Jul 19, 2017 3:57 AM
J. McIntyre
RE: Tillie Meinhardt 38426718

Thank you for your message. No problem. Hopefully I haven't totally overloaded you with edit approvals. I've been "back filling" information from my tree into Find A Grave to give a more complete picture of my relatives long past. If a last name is Brabb-Hooper-Meinhardt-Miller-Morgan-Peterson and lived in the Alta Vista-Council Grove-Dunlap area, then I'm probably related. Have a nice week!

Best regards,
Added by J. McIntyre on Jun 26, 2017 5:49 AM
Neff Family Historical Society
Pvt Bird R. Neff
Mae, Thank you for putting through the edits. I will look on Fold3, National Archives site, for his service record and send to you. Wm. Neff
Added by Neff Family Historical So... on Jun 24, 2017 9:04 AM
Memorial# 33001166
Thank you Mae for trying to find my cousin's grave. I am just wondering, when you took the photo for his wife, Frances Elizabeth Drake Bottiger, if Harry wasn't buried with her? You listed names with her burial. Was that "Harry" a Bottiger?

I also notice on his profile for here, they have his birth as follows:

Aug. 12, 1875
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

I myself have as follows:

BIRTH 12 AUGUST 1878 Upper Paxton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA

Thank you for fulfilling my other requests.

Sincere thanks,
Added by AncestryClimber on Jun 23, 2017 1:20 PM
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