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Carol (#46859893)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 7 days
Misty & Company
Hello Carol

We wanted to thank you for taking care of the edits we sent you, we accepted this cemetery and noticed so many memorials did not have the veterans rank, so your accepting the edits and we added a flower makes their effort to protect us all a worthwhile effort.
thanks again for the help

R & S
we are about half way thru the cemetery !

Added by Misty & Company on Jan 21, 2015 6:24 AM

Steven M
RE: William P. Butler (#18414426)
That is certainly strange. According to his AOG obituary, Butler did offer his services to the War Department during the Span-Am War, but he was not accepted back into service. Also, no other military records mention that he served during that war.

Added by Steven M on Jan 16, 2015 6:43 PM

Steven M
William P. Butler (#18414426)
He did not serve in the Spanish-American War. He did serve however in the American Civil War, as a member of the 4th Kentucky Cavalry.

Added by Steven M on Jan 16, 2015 4:21 PM

Maryellen Shapiro
Thomas F Walsh
Dear Carol,
Thomas was a beloved uncle, a single man with a singular personality and style. Thank you for your work with Find a Grave which allowed me to complete our family tree. My children and grandkids will know Uncle Tom in part to your good work.
Blessings to you,

Added by Maryellen Shapiro on Dec 15, 2014 10:20 PM

Bill Thayer
Stanton A. Mason 30016241
Your surmise is correct. Stanton Mason (whose middle name by the way was Augustus, according to Cullum's Register) died while stationed at Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Wash. He is reported in the contemporaneous press to have died of Bright's disease. I'm still not coming up with an exact birthplace, though.

Bill Thayer
American & Military History

Added by Bill Thayer on Dec 12, 2014 9:24 AM

Brian Nixon
RE: Ellen Coburn # 91177098
Hi Carol, Thank you so much. It appears to be her. Would you have anything on her husband? I love this site. Again thanks, Brian

Added by Brian Nixon on Nov 08, 2014 5:16 PM

meg stone
Dear Carol, My name is Meg Stone. I am certain that James and Douglas Cleary, buried at the Presidio, are my grandparents. Father and mother to William, Alice and James Douglas Cleary. I am William Cleary's daughter. Please contact me.

Added by meg stone on Oct 26, 2014 4:20 PM

Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.

Added by C.C.Diamond on Oct 26, 2014 4:04 PM

John Bracchi
Frank Herbert
Hi Carol,
Thanks so much for finding/listing Frank and the transfer of him to me. I've just finished adding some bio info and will add more as I poke around a bit more.
Thanks again,

Added by John Bracchi on Oct 04, 2014 11:53 PM

Sheri West
Chester Reid
Thank you so much for his tombstone photo :)

Added by Sheri West on Sep 13, 2014 7:32 PM

Frank Thornton
Thank you for adding a gravestone photo to the memorial for Frank Thornton. I've updated the memorial.

Added by Janet on Aug 30, 2014 6:10 PM

Jeff Davis
Francis Maron
Good afternoon Carol,

Thank you for sharing the wonderful photograph of the headstone of Francis Maron, it is greatly appreciated. He is the brother of my neighbors mother who passed away a year ago. Enjoy the end of the summer season and take care.


Added by Jeff Davis on Aug 26, 2014 1:50 PM

Thank you so much for your time and effort. It is much appreciated. Kay

Added by Kay on Aug 23, 2014 6:39 PM

dm wms
RE: Silas A Christenberry # 106836851
You're welcome. Thanks for posting it. I am happy to have added to his memory, but wish it were under happier circumstances.

Added by dm wms on Aug 14, 2014 4:07 PM

Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Edward Llewellyn Lorillard # 99112513

Thank you.

Edward is a distant relation by marriage, so I will take good care of him if you wish to transfer.

Safe Travels, and thanks again...


Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Aug 14, 2014 11:20 AM

Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Edward Llewellyn Lorillard # 99112513
Hi Carol,

I'd like your permission to post your headstone photos in my Ancestry family tree. I always give credit to the original photographer.

Thanks so much,


Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Aug 12, 2014 12:32 PM

Keith Gee
RE: Cora Schlekau # 118443640 & Henry John Schlekau, Jr # 133870223
I checked the genealogy department at the public Library and there was a book on Westlawn Hilcrest. It was of readings of about 4 sections, one of which was section 23. It was created in 1989. No, Henry wasn't in there. I looked at actual Obits from Newspapers. Cora's was in the file but Henry Jr was Not. His fathers obit was in there. Ancestry dot com wasn't much help as it told me things I already knew. All my friend was able to do was verify her microfiche from cemetery records that Cora and Henry are suppose to be next to each other (Spaces 7 and 8) in lot 328.
Henrys Father is buried in Bellevue NE

Added by Keith Gee on Aug 10, 2014 5:21 PM

Keith Gee
RE: Cora Schlekau # 118443640 & Henry John Schlekau, Jr # 133870223
I have already sent then a description and explanation. I really don't know if they will read it and update their records. I have been waiting for a reply from a gal who works for the Genealogical society. Her group are working on a detailed list of all the people buried at Westlawn Hillcrest and I am sure she could look up in her records to see where Henry is or if he has a stone. When I get a reply I will let you know.

Added by Keith Gee on Aug 10, 2014 5:43 AM

Kris Kreh Martin
RE: Carl Herman Kreh # 111142954
Thanks Carol, that would be kind of you.


Added by Kris Kreh Martin on Aug 09, 2014 7:17 PM

Tom Jennings
Dorothy Bloomer photo
Thanks a million for the photo you took of the Bloomer's grave marker. Just wanted you to know that it was helpful to me.
Tom in NJ

Added by Tom Jennings on Jul 19, 2014 11:30 AM

Pam S
RE: Backus George # 3519875
I just deleted them. Did you have any better luck today with photos?

I visited three old cemeteries here in southern Oregon and found a couple that had stones that could not be read and so I did foil rubbings. It worked well. I will have to visit more of the cemeteries that have old headstones that are no longer able to be read.


Added by Pam S on Jun 29, 2014 11:38 PM

Pam S
RE: Originally buried at Ft. Klamath, Oregon
Hi Carol,

Yes, I work an odd shift that makes for odd hours. Perfect for working on Find A Grave :o)

Pictures that need to be added to the Fort Klamath memorials:
Infant Backus, 52385692
Lawrence Mooney, 52383223
**I added pictures to both

Pictures that need to be deleted from the San Francisco memorials:
Jeremiah M Crooks, 3524114
Stephen T Hallock, 3528837
S A Smith, 95957594
**These are the ones you added and so you will have to delete them.

Yes, I've also found that there are techniques to photographing headstones. I've found it addictive and I am now doing day trips with a friend to find old cemeteries.

I tried aluminum foil rubbings on difficult to read stones for the first time. Here's the first one I did, it was at Ft. Klamath 27596019 Just a challenge to get a good photo and not a good idea try it on a windy day. Have you tried it before?

Thanks again for your help and good luck on updating your photos.


Added by Pam S on Jun 28, 2014 1:02 PM

Pam S
RE: Originally buried at Ft. Klamath, Oregon
Hi Carol,

I went through tonight and deleted all my pictures from SFNC and added the composites to all of the memorials at Ft. Klamath. Let me know if I missed any.



Added by Pam S on Jun 28, 2014 3:35 AM

Pam S
RE: Originally buried at Ft. Klamath, Oregon
Hi Carol,

That looks really nice and I think it's a great idea. I will go back in and delete the pictures I posted and then do you want to add the composite photos?

I've not used the virtual cemetery feature yet, I'll have to read about how to use it.

Thanks for your help!


Added by Pam S on Jun 28, 2014 1:59 AM

RE:Transfer of memorial for Gladys Chubbuck # 51799359
Thank you, Carol for the transfer!

I appreciate the offer to remove the photos which you took, but I would like you to leave them. It's a reminder of your efforts. It's also a tribute to the hard work which J.R. Reagan and his construction crew at the San Francisco National Cemetery are doing to preserve the memorial headstones of those who served and put their lives on the line.

Thanks again.

Added by guilt.grace.gratitude on Jun 28, 2014 1:15 AM


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