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Val Lovelace (#47525955)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 27 days
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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]gmail.com
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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
RainbowLady777
Wilmot Fowle
Val,
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.

Barbara
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
SENIE
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
Joyce Gaddis
RE: Togus, Maine
And thank you Val for being the gate keeper of the data.
Added by Joyce Gaddis on Nov 04, 2016 2:14 PM
Bob McLellan
Transfers
Many thanks for the Roberts and Hardwick transfers and photos and allowing me to link them with family.
Added by Bob McLellan on May 27, 2016 10:58 AM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: 141423922 Photo
You're very welcome.

Linda
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on May 05, 2016 5:23 PM
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