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Val Lovelace (#47525955)
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Bio Photo Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan/Quebec CA families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.

I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.

My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.

Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.

One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:

"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").

It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.

I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.

Thanks...and...Happy hunting!

Feel free to email me at chicahua1958[at]
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Bob McLellan
Oceanview Cemetery
Val, many thanks for the Pinkham and Murray photos and transfers from Oceanview.
Added by Bob McLellan on Sep 22, 2017 1:17 PM
Cherryl Ball
Evergreen Cemetery ME
Val, First and foremost I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication with the find-a-grave community. As a genealogist who has planned my vacations back East around cemeteries and research it nice to be able to go back home and spend more time with the living. You and people like you give us this gift, so thank you.

I am not sure how the cemetery transcriptions are laid out to you, whether you go from headstone to headstone, work from a master list from the cemetery, historical societies, etc... My question pertains to Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, ME. My ancestor William MUNSEY is buried there and the vital records and military records all have different dates. I have not found a birth record for him and there are 2 Williams of the same age in Wiscasset at the time. Do you have a plot layout of this cemetery? Could you tell me who he is buried near-by in the cemetery? There is only 1 other MUNSEY listed as buried here so knowing the names of those near him may guide me in my research. I know he is mine as I have his military papers but I have little else about his immediate family and parentage. I know this is a longshot but I felt I should at least give it try.

Thank you, Cherryl Ball Frisco, TX
Added by Cherryl Ball on Jul 19, 2017 9:14 PM
Kit B
RE: 180466361 and Mother
You are very welcome. I am photographing this cemetery and so maybe I will find other family members for you in the next few weeks.
Added by Kit B on Jun 18, 2017 9:56 AM
Kara McGuirk Woods
Shirley Kempton Race
Hi Val,

I've been shamelessly copying your grave pictures (WITH attributions, I promise!!) for the Race family in Maine. Thanks so much for doing all of the legwork. One thing, tho - Shirley Kempton Race was a man, not a woman. Surprising, I know, and it really threw me for a loop when I was digging into that branch of the Race family tree. Just wanted you to know, and many thanks, Kara
Added by Kara McGuirk Woods on May 25, 2017 2:19 PM
Guy Duprey, Jr
My grandparents
Just a quick thank you, these are my paternal grandparents. I never knew my grandfather, and was not quite 7 when my grandmother died - few memories of her. I have created a separate memorial (I was not aware of your work) for them with a short bio of what I do know them. But thank you for your efforts.

Guy Duprey
Added by Guy Duprey, Jr on May 07, 2017 7:37 AM
Wilmot Fowle
Thank you very much for trying to find the stone and for your detailed comments about lack thereof. I have sent an edit to the owner of his memorial and asked them to include your comments also for future.

Added by RainbowLady777 on May 03, 2017 4:35 PM
Bob McLellan
Thank You
Val, thank you very much for the Gamage, Potter and Fortin transfers and photos.
Added by Bob McLellan on Feb 18, 2017 11:42 AM
D. Leeman Wilson
Hodgdon family
Thank you for adding and editing the bios for:
Mary Caroline Dunton Hodgdon, Mem.# 102488603
John Milton Hodgdon, Mem.# 102488597
and Alonzo Hodgdon, Mem# 102721347

It is much appreciated.
Added by D. Leeman Wilson on Jan 13, 2017 7:41 AM
connect parents
Olive G. Greenleaf Parsons find-a-grave #36134138
is the daughter of Stephen Greenleaf #20581750 & Mary Knight #20581391
married Jotham Parsons on Sept. 11, 1808 #36134137
Olive was born in Westport June 11, 1786 d. Jan. 8, 1876 Wiscasset
date as Jan 5,1875 on stone
Other dates I find as Jan. 8,1876 but I would use the stone date as I see Genealogy of the Greenleaf family by James E. Greenleaf in 1896 has Jan. 5, 1875.
Would you please connect Olive to her parents Stephen Greenleaf & Mary Knight
Also add her birth death dates & places
Thank you Senie
Added by SENIE on Jan 10, 2017 3:07 PM
Bill Paschal
RE: Photo for 120932972
Hi Val, You are very welcome, happy to help. Have a nice holiday. Bill P
Added by Bill Paschal on Dec 07, 2016 6:12 AM
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