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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Tim Cook
1LT Albert Allen Walters
Hey thanks so much for the photo and the updates!
Added by Tim Cook on Feb 26, 2017 7:14 PM
Faye Dow
Blush! Just happened to be in the right place (section, lol) at the right time. ;)
Haven't found her hubby yet, but wouldn't be at all surprised if he's there as well. Next time I'm out there I'll check around her grave a little harder.

Still doing Highland Memory. Might be a few more weeks before I'm back at Greenwood. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Feb 26, 2017 12:10 PM
Glen Haven/Kubicki memorial
Thank you for attempting to photograph at Glen haven cemetery. It's a shame that the cemetery would be so uncooperative. I will consider a phone call and attempt to get plot information as a family member.
Added by jenzroots on Feb 24, 2017 8:30 AM
Carol Genung
memorial transfer thanks
Thanks so much for your very prompt reply and transfer!
Added by Carol Genung on Feb 21, 2017 11:03 PM
Carol Genung
memorial transfer request

I would greatly appreciate it if you would transfer memorial #176010315, Nancy Lee Genung Hargis, to me. I am a niece. I had originally created a memorial for her, but went to update it tonight and found that you created one after I did, and mine was merged with yours. Thank you for your help with this!

Carol Genung
Member #46842097
Added by Carol Genung on Feb 21, 2017 10:45 PM
Sidney Williams
Hi Merf, thanks for trying so hard for this photo request. Your attempts and efforts are greatly appreciated. Thanks for info about Glen Haven. Sincerely,Ms.Nana
Added by Ms.Nana on Feb 20, 2017 6:16 AM
JoAnn HAGANS Harris
Clayton Browne
I appreciate the info, it has been added.

Keep up the good work w/Find A Grave.
Added by JoAnn HAGANS Harris on Feb 17, 2017 7:34 PM
Ross Adam Wood Sr.
Dorland photo
Thank you for taking the photo, greatly appreciated.

Added by Ross Adam Wood Sr. on Feb 17, 2017 11:45 AM
Mary Hill
RE: Routhier family members
Thank you for your quick adjustments!

Mary Hill
Added by Mary Hill on Feb 15, 2017 9:47 PM
Mary Hill
Routhier family members
Thank you very much for your quick reply for corrections to the Routhier family members in the Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County,
Florida, USA. Best wishes to you,
Mary Hill
Added by Mary Hill on Feb 15, 2017 2:34 PM
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