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Mark A. Swafford (#47352096)
 member for 7 years, 19 days
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Bio Photo I became involved in this when I was off on medical leave. I try to take care of picture requests for the Parsons, Ks. and surrounding cemeteries.I spend a lot of time walking the cemeteries and getting information and photos for the memorials. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your trees or personal family trees and you do not need to give any credits to me. It has always been my idea that if we, as genealogists, do not share our discoveries and work as one big family, we are just making it harder to complete our own personal history books. I will gladly transfer requests from relatives unless they are also my own relative. I love everything historical and Find-A-Grave is a wonderful gift to us wanting to preserve history. Happy hunting! btw... I wanted to bring new attention to the virtual cemeteries that I have created. They are fellow class members of the 1970's Parsons High School USD503 Kansas

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Bernice Ross memorial
Mark would you please transfer Bernice Ross to me memorial #63701789? she is family. Thank You
Sandra 46573865
Added by Sandra on Aug 29, 2017 6:41 AM
RE: Alva Hubbard
Hi Mark, it is always so good to meet family. I have a copy of a death certificate, marriage certificate, obituary and a picture of Alva if you would like me to either add them to her memorial or email them to you so that you have more information about her. Her grandfather Abram Racey McQueen is our common grandfather thru her mother Nancy McQueen. I will put her obit in the edits section so you can use it if you would like. Welcome to the family!
Added by NMBS10 on Aug 27, 2017 9:51 PM
RE: Teresa Sue Wood
was my reply to the following message/question you sent me....

Teresa Sue Wood
I noticed a memorial that was made by you but is under supervision of Findagrave. The link to this memorial is . Why did they want to have control of it? Just wondering in SEK
Added by Mark A. Swafford on Jul 15, 2017 2:44 PM

(sorry can't remember if told you and Orlena that Find A Grave didn't ask, I just transfered some to# 8)
Added by Betty on Aug 27, 2017 7:34 PM
RE: Teresa Sue Wood
They didn't ask for control of the site. Did I mess up, is this a relative/friend of yours? I have just been sending some I have entered on to this person #8. If I made mistake, please let me know, am sorry if I did. Betty
Added by Betty on Jul 15, 2017 3:21 PM
J E Strotman
re: Martha Sarepta Logan

Thank you for filling my photo request
Added by J E Strotman on Jun 29, 2017 7:23 PM
J E Strotman
re: Martha Sarepta Logan

The best I can see her name is on her parents headstone (# 48658868 & #48658959). Im hopeful you might be able to place their headstone photo on her memorial?

A request has been requested, but could be difficult to locate, and not sure it will ever be filled otherwise.

Thank you for what you do.

Added by J E Strotman on Jun 22, 2017 4:25 PM
J E Strotman
re: Alexander Andrew Logan and family on same headstone.

It was 2011 you took my ancestor's headstone photo, so I was hoping you might have time to go back and let me know what the headstone says.

Further research, I discovered, they were 3 out of 5 that died with the cholera epidemic.

I believe it has 3 members listed, with 1/2 the info missing, but in person, you might be able to help me with more then I've been able to get from the photo with the help of computer

Thanks for anything you can do to make this a fuller memorial. The headstone was already in poor shape, and might be worse, but one can only hope. I meet people all the time that make miracles happen.

Hugs, Julia
Added by J E Strotman on Jun 22, 2017 3:53 PM
Phil Bailey
Brenda Richardson Bailey...
Mark, You need to add her to the Class of '73 in your virtual cemeteries. Her Find A Grave #179907724.

Phil Bailey
Added by Phil Bailey on May 31, 2017 10:33 PM
Gloria Cathcart
RE: Photo for grave of Alexander Graham
Thank you for your reply. I would be so pleased if you can send me the photos. I would gladly go through them in search for an Alex Graham. I do know the plot as received from the hospital -Plot - Row 7 #359, but am guessing you do not have photos linked to those numbers. That is fine - I will search!
I always like to look out for the single, no descendants members of my family, and would love to have Alex's grave marker posted. If you are a Dropbox user and want to just send me a link to them there that would be great, or as you wish.
Just today, I got confirmation of the date Alex entered Parson's. I will update his memorial shortly.
Added by Gloria Cathcart on May 15, 2017 5:40 PM
Gloria Cathcart
Photo for grave of Alexander Graham
Dear Mark,
I see that you have taken many photos at Parsons State Hospital Cemetery. I would be so pleased if you could take a photo of the name plate for Alexander Graham, a cousin of mine. I would also like to see a photo of the surrounding area, if possible. The location is Plot - Row 7 #359. Alex's memorial is Find A Grave Memorial# 65514871. I like you am so pleased that we have Find A Grave.My thanks for all that you do to remember these.
Gloria Cathcart #47127317
Alberta, Canada
Added by Gloria Cathcart on May 10, 2017 6:57 AM
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