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Hi! When I discovered Find-A-Grave, I thought it was fantastic! What a great way to preserve history and help other genealogists! I immediately began photographing local cemeteries as a way to give back to others who have helped me and shared information. I love doing it and feel like I am contributing to preserving some of these really old headstones before they become so weathered and decayed that they are illegible. To each their own, but I do not believe I "own" the photographs I take nor do I feel I have a copyright on them! I just don't get that philosophy, but, like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on why they contribute to FAG. I do not volunteer to do this for "credit" in any form—I am doing it to help other genealogists as they search for their ancestor's final resting places. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your ancestry.com 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. As far as transfers, if you are a relative of any degree or just someone "special" to the deceased, I will gladly transfer 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! --Vickie|
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|Jennifer Thompson||RE: Find a Grave photos|
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&search-alias=books&field-author=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&sort=relevancerank
|sherjstone||Enos White obituary|
Thanks for the info on Enos White. It's been added to his memorial.
|Joan Viney||Rolla Chittenden|
Thank you for photographing the funeral home marker for Rolla Chittenden. Too bad no gravestone has been placed at his grave.
|Dorothy||Perry Byron Ewing|
Where did you get the info that he died in Sycamore? My work indicates it was in Cortland. Do you have verification for this? Thanks.
Added by Dorothy on May 04, 2017 4:50 AM
|jcq||Mary F. Osborn Yates|
Thank you for the obituary. I posted it to her memorial page.
Added by jcq on Apr 28, 2017 6:55 AM
|Tim Morris||another ?|
Sylvester reed was you grandfather which married pearl the reason I am asking is I am Edith Kings oldest son and I see you put a lot of info on here i was wondering if you have any history on your grandfathers side or grandmother if i thinking right pearl is my grandfather carls sister let me know if i am right. thanks
|Anita Dennis||Death date of Edward Gilchrist|
The obituary, published June 10 1904, was seemingly written at different times, perhaps a week apart.
“died….Thursday evening of last week” That would be June 2, 1904.
“was taken sick last Monday….Yesterday morning he sank into a coma….His aged father….did not know….until after he had come in from his rounds yesterday afternoon". All these imply he died June 9.
"The funeral services will be at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon." So, June 11???
…"interment was made in the Elmwood cemetery Saturday afternoon." So, June 4??? The rest of that paragraph is also in the past tense, so the funeral and burial had already taken place when the obituary was published June 10.
Result: I’m going with a death date of June 2 unless you have proof to the contrary.
|Ruth Armstrong Pohl||Esther Stoelzing|
Thank you so much for sending this obit. Ken did not have it in his Stoelzing material. Little Esther was a 'cousin' of Ken's mother.
I appreciate your kindness.
Ruth A. Pohl
|F Mc||Flossie Geer|
Thank you for her obituary. Has been added to her memorial.
Added by F Mc on Apr 02, 2017 7:49 AM
|F Mc||Cyrus Nixon|
Thank you for his obituary. I have added it to his memorial. Sincerely, Florence
Added by F Mc on Apr 02, 2017 7:41 AM
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