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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say.
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Messages left for Dr. Cynthia Mah... (559)[Leave Message]
Chamara Paul
RE: Sending your dear mother's memorial to you
Thank you very much Cynthia. I very much you maintaining these pages thus far! Thank you, thank you.
Added by Chamara Paul on Oct 22, 2017 6:05 PM
Steve Leslie
RE: There are 2 Elzies:)
do you have death date for the grandfather?
Added by Steve Leslie on Oct 18, 2017 1:29 PM
Steve Leslie
RE: There are 2 Elzies:)
Are they both buried to Toledo Memorial?
Added by Steve Leslie on Oct 18, 2017 12:53 PM
Steve Leslie
Elzie Cluff you know you have 2 requests for Elzie Cluff at Toledo Memorial?
Added by Steve Leslie on Oct 18, 2017 12:11 PM
RE: Robert Bauer photo
You are very welcome. As a Navy It was my pleasure to pay my respects to this Chief Hospital Corpsman.
Added by BobBoston on Oct 14, 2017 2:32 PM
RE: Robert Bauer photo
You are very welcome. As a Navy It was my pleasure to pay my respects to this Chief Hospital Corpsman.
Added by BobBoston on Oct 14, 2017 2:32 PM
Steve Leslie
RE: Keri Shryock photo
Your very welcome! :)
Added by Steve Leslie on Oct 14, 2017 2:28 PM
Rose Nath
RE: Leroy and Coletta Lawrence photos
You are welcome. :)
Added by Rose Nath on Oct 14, 2017 12:47 PM
Lowell Whitt in Maplewood
Greetings! I noticed the photo request for Maplewood Cemetery. I have photographed the entire cemetery within the past couple of years so unless he died in 2016 or maybe 2015 there is no stone. I didn't mark the request as "No Marker" just in case I missed it by accident. However, I wanted to let you know that I am pretty confident there is no marker, just in case you are researching him & waiting for the photo. Happy Hunting, Pamela
Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Oct 12, 2017 1:39 PM
Sonia farrell
Tribute to Frankie
Hello Dr Mahaffey. I am Frank Robert Farrell`s (Frankie) wife. he is buried at Oak Grove Bowling Green Wood County. I had opened an account and was having a hard time figuring out how to get things added to the page because I am not computer savvy, however when I got back to try again to add info I saw that you had uploaded his obituary picture and I would like to thank you very much. I discorded the page that I started and took the management of the one you established but I am still having a little problem getting information transferred to it, on my abandoned page there is the picture of oak grove that I would like to have transferred. I had his headstone and is scheduled for the next laying at the end of this month. I know that i am also going to a little difficulty to get everything put on his monument. I know there was no way for you to know where he was buried because I did not have them put it in the obituary but I did put it in the program instead. I am having a little problem changing burial unknown to Oak Grove. Dr. Mahaffey, is there any way that I could contact you for help in bringing everything up to date. I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you very much. Sonia Farrell.
Added by Sonia farrell on Oct 07, 2017 7:54 PM
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