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Rebecca Bandy (#46607923)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 28 days
James Blodgett
RE: Edmunds Marker

I read the North Carolina GenWeb solutions for hard-to-read tombstones. I did try the aluminum foil method on two tombstones this spring and this method failed miserably due to the wind. Even when I finally taped the foil all around the stones and pressed down firmly, the engraving did not appear as I had hoped for. I think that if you press too firmly, you might break a portion of the stone around the engraving. I do not use the flour for every tombstone, only the ones I believe are very hard to read and those in which the camera will not capture. I also sweep the flour off of the tombstones, but I realize that I do not sweep off every grain. I think that I will try the mirror trick next to see if that helps to get the desired results.

Added by James Blodgett on Aug 01, 2015 10:02 PM

James Blodgett
RE: Edmunds Marker

The best I can make out before Infant Brother is "Iso." Does not make sense to me. Happy to be of assistance and happy that I learned this flour trick within the past year. Infant stones are very difficult and I think that this is one of the oldest I have photographed besides Benjamin Frnnklin's stone in Philadelphia.

Added by James Blodgett on Jul 29, 2015 10:00 PM

Vicky Vanada
RE: Harriet Coren
You are so welcome. Have a good day.

Added by Vicky Vanada on May 05, 2015 10:57 AM

RE: John G. Smock
The main large gate is always locked but the last gate which is on west end, is always open. I have been there a couple times and it is always unlocked. I live fairly close and plan to go back soon since I only went through about half the cemetery.

Added by JCH1984 on Mar 08, 2015 7:13 PM

Scott Dyson
RE: Henry Smock
You're welcome Rebecca. I went through Groves Cemetery two years ago looking for great-uncle, Thomas Dyson. His second wife was a Smock. I took this one at random and forgot about it as Henry didn't have a memorial# at the time.

Added by Scott Dyson on Dec 11, 2014 3:28 AM

Judie Custer
Edwin Peterson
Thank you so much for the photo of my grandfather's marker. I appreciate your efforts!

Added by Judie Custer on Oct 02, 2014 8:02 PM

Cherokee Rose
Mack and Elizabeth Earl
Thanks ever so much for adding the grave photo for Mack and Elizabeth -- it's appreciated and perfect! Marlene

Added by Cherokee Rose on Oct 01, 2014 3:00 PM

Bruce Coyne
Lewis Carloss 86933599
Thanks for the update. I couldn't find anything on him but with your hint I was able to find him on ancestry. Thanks again.

Added by Bruce Coyne on Aug 19, 2014 6:52 AM

Cynthia Kenny
RE: Ida Smock
How sad, I see so many Mothers and infants in the cemeteries and I get a wave of sadness coming over me. My Great-Great Grandmother died in childbirth having her fourth baby. My Great-Grandfather was only three at the time, just so hard to imagine what that would be like. Guess I don't want to imagine.

Added by Cynthia Kenny on Aug 10, 2014 12:53 AM

Cynthia Kenny
Ida Smock
Actually, the Maitland Cemetery is one of the best preserved cemeteries I snap. I live right here in Maitland, and have relatives buried in it. There are absolutely NO STONES lying on the ground, it is very well maintained. Unfortunately, many are illegible from the elements. If there are any others you wish me to find, let me know! I know the cemetery pretty well!

Added by Cynthia Kenny on Aug 09, 2014 11:00 AM

Cynthia Kenny
Ida Smock
Yes, Rebecca, I could barely read it up close. If you click on the stone, you can read it a little better. The etching is not very deep, I am afraid in time it will be completely illegible. Thank goodness for Find-A-Grave to preserve our loved ones memorials!

Added by Cynthia Kenny on Aug 09, 2014 2:21 AM

Rita Osborne
RE: Memorial# # 133009744
You are welcome. I did not want to decline those edits, however, I thought if I don't then she is going to have the incorrect memorial for the edits. I wasn't sure of whether to have you just delete the edits and resumite them. Which would not have been fair to you. SO I just added the information to the Correct Helen L. What caught my attention was the fact that the two helens different burial information. Then I noticed one had a G on the end of the name and one did not. So then it was a matter of finding the correct husband for the one with the G. If you would like anything added to the memorials please let me know.

Added by Rita Osborne on Jul 19, 2014 1:49 PM

Mark McCrady
RE: George Tekulve/Clara Bischoff Tekulve Rott
You are welcome, Rebecca.If you have anything else let me know, I love to go photograph in the cemeteries.

Added by Mark McCrady on Jul 19, 2014 12:01 PM

Mark McCrady
RE: George Tekulve/Clara Bischoff Tekulve Rott
You are welcome, Rebecca, I was happy to do it. They are both in St.Joseph Cemetery in section "C". I can't tell you the lot number. I stumbled upon them by accident, I was actually walking that section looking for some one else, and remembered the name Tekulve as being one of the photo requests for the cemetery.One of my baseball heroes when I was younger was a pitcher named Kent Tekulve, who threw submarine style, so the name stuck with me. Yes, they are right next to each other. Have a great day.


Added by Mark McCrady on Jul 19, 2014 9:41 AM

Rita Osborne
Memorial# 128853753
You send me an edit for Memorial# 128853753

The information that you sent actually belongs to a different memorial.

There are Two helen in the cemetery.

The edit that you sent to me belongs to
Helen L. Hardin Memorial# 133009744

whom married Albian J. Hardin Memorial# 128853752

Helen L Harding Memorial #128853753

She married
John V. Harding Memorial# 128853758

Added by Rita Osborne on Jul 19, 2014 12:52 AM

Russ Pickett
Hiram Peck
Re your message:

Find A Grave Memorial# 126213029 Roxanna Washburn Smith is NOT this mans sister. Delete her name from his memorial.
Thank you......

You would have to contact the person who created her memorial. Siblings can only be changed by them ... There is no way I can do so. :-)

Added by Russ Pickett on Jul 17, 2014 6:35 AM

Little Marie
Eleanor Moffett Carlson
Thank you so much for going to Sylvan Abbey Cemetery and getting the photos I requested for Eleanor and her husband Raymond Carlson. I was there earlier this year to get a photo of my great aunt's stone but at the time didn't know that Eleanor and Raymond were there also. Again, thank you so much for your work. Little Marie

Added by Little Marie on Jun 21, 2014 5:56 AM

Harold Eddington Photo
Thank you for the photo of Harold and Elizabeth's tombstones. I didn't realize Elizabeth was there so I created a memorial for her as well. would you mind adding the photo to her memorial? If you would like a photo request, just let me know. Thanks again.

Added by Airrow on Jun 20, 2014 7:19 PM

Franklin Family History
Thanks for claiming Homer's grave photo request

Added by Franklin Family History on Jun 16, 2014 6:57 AM

Sharon Reller
William & Ruth Lockman
Thanks Becky for all your help at getting these pictures & in helping me get the locations from Sylvan Abbey.

Added by Sharon Reller on May 06, 2014 5:27 AM

Brenda J. Hunt
Willis & Kathleen Hadley
Thanks so much for the pictures you took today! It looks great.


Added by Brenda J. Hunt on Mar 26, 2014 6:00 PM

Charlene Kimpler
Charles and Eula Mae Crane
Thank you so very much for all you did to get the photos on their memorial pages.

Added by Charlene Kimpler on Feb 26, 2014 4:15 PM

Charlene Kimpler
Charles and Eula Mae Crane

Added by Charlene Kimpler on Feb 26, 2014 4:14 PM

Diane Abbott
issue with claimed request
FYI I found the marker that you claimed and was going to photograph. See notes that I reported on it. Name for the request is wrong.

Added by Diane Abbott on Jan 12, 2014 1:24 PM

Karen Todd
RE: Ruimerman
Thanks Rebecca for the suggestion to contact the cemetery to have the date of Jacob's death on his marker.

And thank you for the photos.


Added by Karen Todd on Jan 05, 2014 3:42 PM


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