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RC (#48837881)
 member for 2 years, 1 month, 17 days
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Bio Photo If you have been helped by any of the memorials that I have created or photographed, I ask that you please take a moment to visit just one Veteran from my virtual cemetery. Many of them have received little to no "virtual visitors". I would like to think that someday the family of these vets will find their memorial and be comforted knowing their loved one was thought of and remembered by others.

The photos I take may be shared by you however you like. Credit me, don't credit me--it does not matter. I take photos to aid people in their research and also for those that can't travel to see their loved ones markers. That's all I'll say about that.

Also, I am of NO relation to any of the Oklahoma memorials that I have created and would be happy to transfer them to family members. I just enjoy spending my free time walking the cemeteries and photographing as I find them a peaceful place to reflect on life. (As well as wrestle with my nemesis, the most infamous thief of all time - Death.)

****I DO photo shop living people's names and birth dates from all photos. This is purely out of respect for their privacy and not out of any disrespect to the actual marker!******

Because I have seen so many other Gravers on here do the following, I feel maybe I should too. In the event of my death please transfer all of my memorials to Find A Grave. My children unfortunately want absolutely nothing to do with what they call my 'Grave Digging' hobby. Although I've assured them I'm doing no such thing when I head out to the cemetery armed with a camera and bug spray.

I began my search through my family tree not that long ago and hit a HUGE brick wall with my gr gr grandmother who I never knew anything about. She was super tricky to trace as she never used the same name twice on any documents (nicknames, what could be a first name, middle name, etc), and had a difficult to spell Dutch last name that was butchered on all censuses.
She remains in what my family now jokingly refers to as the after-life witness protection program.

If anyone has any ties to the RAPPLEYEA or DOLAN family from WNY, please check out her memorial #154142497. I am searching wherever I can for info related to her.

'Life is a journey and ka is but a wheel'

Please keep in mind, all the cemeteries I take photos at are in Oklahoma. Where the weather is brutal, the red clay will win every time, and quite frankly, there are things roaming that bite, sting, and spray. I try my best to get clear and concise pictures that I would like to display for my own family. So if you are unhappy with them, I will remove them. I will never be rude. Please pay me the same courtesy.
A site I've found super useful for military veterans buried overseas:

Most helpful that I always forget to look for; baptism records & Mason Cards
My Crowell family has kept me very, very busy! They were a rowdy bunch, and not easy to pin down. Always interested in sharing family stories & information. When your mother's name is Mercy, and your sister's name is Mercy, and you marry a Mercy, name your daughter Mercy? I can't be the only one that finds things like this.
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Messages left for RC (194)[Leave Message]
Jan Henson
RE: Family Memorial
Hi RC... I would be glad to take over for James (my brother). I just recently joined as a Contributor - so I don't really know what I would need to do.

But... I am a quick learner :-)

How does the process work???

Added by Jan Henson on Oct 04, 2017 9:56 PM
RE: Thank you!

I am glad I could help and to hear from you.
You wanted to know about Alvin and I forgot to send you a message. There was not a marker for Alvin but there was an empty space next to Daisy.

Perhaps you could email the cemetery and ask about Alvin. I have been asking the staff for a lot of help and the lady that was helping me just retired. I don't want to take advantage of them and ask for too much.

The email address is

I hope this makes sense. Jane
Added by Jane on Jul 08, 2017 10:01 AM
John Cahill
RE: Thank you! emmons Frank
your welcome I corrected the orientation of the one photo

take care
Added by John Cahill on Jul 08, 2017 9:38 AM
Emma Rappleyea Kinney
Find A Grave Memorial# 128139341

Have you already found her? Says she's Etta's sister.

North Ridge Cemetery
North Ridge
Niagara County
New York, USA
Added by CABrown on Jul 08, 2017 4:44 AM
RE: Thank you! Albert Willis
You're quite welcome. Whatever info you want to send is fine. I will add it. Is he a relative?
Added by CABrown on Jul 08, 2017 4:12 AM
D. Lynch
Jean Bridenbaker
I claimed your photo request for Jean Bridenbaker, but I was claim jumped by a new contributor who uploaded a photo for Jeans memorial. Let me know if you want me to go get a better photo, its no trouble.

D. Lynch
Added by D. Lynch on Jul 02, 2017 1:17 PM
Marie K Chapman
I saw your post on Laurie Stewart Tokarsky's page regarding the maiden name of Marie K Chapman. Since I can't resist a challenge, I did a little digging...

I found the following announcement in the Salamanca Republican Press Newspaper on June 28, 1945:
"A marriage license was issued at the city clerk's office Wednesday to Miss Katherine Marie Jones, 160 Academy street, and Alfred Earl Chapman, Franklinville."

A 1930 census of Salamanca (Ward 3) has a Marie Jones living with her parents Steven (34) and Gertrude (34) Jones and sisters Gertude (13), Doris (11), Isabell (10), Arline (5). Marie (4) is the youngest. They lived at 67 Church Street.

Hope this helps.
Added by LadyGoshen on Jun 27, 2017 6:02 AM
RE: Photograph
I'm not sure about the Forester Cemetery. It is in Sanilac Co., Verona is in Huron Co. I see that there is a listing on the Forester site for Memorial# 157974413 Martha Jane Burke Wright. No request outstanding. The request I completed was listed in the Verona Cemetery requests by you, RC, on Feb. 09, 2016. It was listed only as Jane Burke (b.1851-d.1922). This Jane Burke was married to John Burke and there was a George Burke also on the plot. That was the only information I had.
Added by Veneita on Jun 26, 2017 8:14 PM
RE: Thank you!
You're very welcome. It was an honor to take the pictures for you.

Added by TFJ on Jun 17, 2017 9:23 PM
RE: You are awesome!
I'm glad you're happy - I feel bad about the condition of the stone and that's why I missed it the first time I looked through this cemetery. I don't like to mess with stones but I work near that cemetery each week so perhaps I can clean the lichen off with some water and a gentle brush. If so I will load a better picture for you.
Added by GenieQueen on Jun 16, 2017 3:32 PM
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