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Olin E. Hartley (#46925033)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 14 days
Becky Doan
RE: Flora Hartley Glick
Anything to keep from working!!!

Added by Becky Doan on May 19, 2014 1:59 PM

David C. Bohn
RE: Hartley's - 7
My pleasure! Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.

Added by David C. Bohn on May 19, 2014 2:44 AM

Lawrence Ulmer
RE: Franklin Davis Ulmer
Yes, I did receive a message from Find A Grave. Thank you.

The other problem that I have is the I can not add his parents. The person that set up the memorial will not answer my request.

Thanks you again for the photo.

Added by Lawrence Ulmer on May 15, 2014 8:09 PM

Don Ort
Jane B. Swann Headstone Photo
Olin, thank you very much for your time and effort to post a photo of Jane Swann's headstone. Appreciate all you do. Have a great day!

Added by Don Ort on May 15, 2014 2:02 PM

RE: Jacob N. Clute
Another reason why a lot of photo requests might be unfulfilled: I see that there's a lot of requests for people who died before 1841, which was the year Albany Rural Cemetery opened. A lot of people from old Albany cemeteries (though not all) were reinterred to the "Church Grounds" and there does not seem to be a map of the headstones in that section - many of which are very worn, dirty and/or overgrown. There are probably a number of buried headstones in that section as well, aside from which the placement of the headstones does not correspond to the placement of the bodies - AFAIK no attempt was made to keep them together when transferring them. They're just cenotaphs now. See and Kimball, Francis P. "Markers of Famed Albanians ‘Rescued.'" Knickerbocker News [Albany, NY]. October 29, 1945: 12B cols 1-3.

Added by tofftroy on May 14, 2014 9:08 AM

RE: Jacob N. Clute
I can only guess as to why there's so many unfulfilled photo requests. It's a big cemetery, so wandering sections without knowing which lot can be unproductive. The maps showing lots within sections unfortunately aren't online (AFAIK) and have to be checked in books in the office. Their website had also been down for a long time.

I tend to take more random photos or thoroughly photograph a small cemetery - and then research at least some of those people, than specifically seek out requests. I'll try to get some, though. Maybe I can obtain maps of each of the sections and put those online, or encourage Albany Rural to do so.

Added by tofftroy on May 14, 2014 8:28 AM

Missing*U*Always ~ Loving*U*Forever
A Mother's Crown


Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother's crown.

He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
‘I will now explain each one.'

‘The first gem,' He said, ‘is a Ruby,
and it's for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.'

‘For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.'

‘An emerald, I'll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.'

‘For always being right there,
through all life's important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.'

‘For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.'
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.

‘I'll place a stone of amethyst,' He said.
‘For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I'd take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.'

‘I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.'

‘And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.'

‘It was your love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.'

After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, ‘Your crown is now complete,
You've earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.'


Added by Missing*U*Always ~ Loving... on May 10, 2014 2:51 PM

Jeanne Pritchett
Jacob Headley
You are very welcome (very difficult stone to read), that spot on there appears permanent. I am going to link the large plot stone photo to son James' memorial (don't want to be a super big jerk and add two duplicate photos to Jacob's memorial :). I should get that done a bit later. Have a great summer and take care!

Added by Jeanne Pritchett on May 09, 2014 2:03 PM

Jeanne Pritchett
Jacob Headley
I just wanted to let you know that the contributor that added that photo didn't add it through the request page and didn't even know about the claimed photo thing or any of it. He added it right through the memorial because he noticed there wasn't a photo for Jacob. I thought maybe you might want to talk to him as Jacob was his great grandfather. Perhaps your kin? The poor guy, no good deed goes unpunished ;)

Added by Jeanne Pritchett on May 08, 2014 4:58 PM

RE: Elizabeth Fordyce
If you me to transfer any headstone not in my direct line, let me know.

Added by bevelhmer on May 08, 2014 10:31 AM

Jeanne Pritchett
Jacob Headley
Hello Olin,
Thanks for bringing that to my attention, he probably didn't even know what that claimed thing meant by the request. I sent him an email and I hope I sounded polite when I explained that I had claimed that and what that meant :) I wasn't aware that another person could add a photo on a request somebody had claimed. Probably another problem that has developed since took over findagrave. The not getting notified when a request has been fulfilled problem is everybody's problem right now. I have seen some discussions going on between other members about it too. We are not getting told when somebody has took our photos. I hope they fix that soon. Take care and perhaps I can be of help to you on another photo request some other time :)

Added by Jeanne Pritchett on May 07, 2014 8:35 PM

Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Sir Thomas Grenville
Thank you!

Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on May 05, 2014 1:21 PM

Susan Aduddell
RE: Parsons headstone photo
Thanks for pointing that out, because I hadn't noticed. That is great! I did not have her on my family tree.

Added by Susan Aduddell on Apr 24, 2014 7:39 AM

Susan Aduddell
Parsons headstone photo
Thanks for Thomas Parsons' photo!

Added by Susan Aduddell on Apr 23, 2014 1:32 PM

Missing*U*Always ~ Loving*U*Forever
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Added by Missing*U*Always ~ Loving... on Apr 20, 2014 8:24 PM

* Happy Easter *
Hi Olin, stopping by to wish you peace, love & happiness this Easter and always. Have a great day.

Added by purple-lady on Apr 20, 2014 1:11 PM

RE: photos
Thank you so much for your quick reply! My e-mail is And thanks for the photos (in advance).

Added by Jan on Apr 19, 2014 9:08 AM

I'm not sure, but I assume since your last name matches Elsie McClanahan Hartley's name, that you must be related to her.

Elsie's grandmother, Jannigje (Jane) Verhoeff Hol (Hall) is the daughter of my 3rd greatgrandfather. I'm always looking for family photographs to include in my Verhoeff family genealogy. Do you have any you would be willing to share?

Of course, if you're interested, I would be happy to return the favor and share those that I have collected.

Jan Verhoeff Stauffer

Added by Jan on Apr 19, 2014 2:07 AM

sally baird
RE: Maria Fordyce FAG request
I think a lot of volunteers are complaining that Find A Grave is not notifying folks that their requests are being filled. glitch in the system?
There are many Fordyces in this cemetery.
Just go to and search for the cemetery. Whiteley Chapel Cemetery, Garards Fort, Greene Co PA.
When that comes up click: view all interments.
Scroll down to Fordyce.....I posted pics of quite a few.
If you are ever back in the area, message me, and I will be glad to show you where the cemetery is. It is really close to the interstate. On top of a hill. can't see from road. you drive down a little lane that says Gamelands. and walk up a path to the site. Half the fun of photographing the stones is actually trying to locate the cemetery!! : )

Added by sally baird on Apr 17, 2014 9:40 AM

sally baird
RE: Maria Fordyce FAG request
I left your request open in case we get a chance to go back out and look again.
This cemetery is not maintained. There are briar bushes everywhere. Most grave stones have sunk beneath the grass and weeds. We had to dig a few out and clean them to be able to read the inscriptions. there were several small markers dug up and laid next to the fence. Probably infants or children.
Hopefully someday we can have a group do some work on restoring the markers or at least digging them back up.....It is on top of a hill with woods all around. very peaceful spot!
I would say at least 2/3 of the graves are missing stones....or are beneath the grass.
I added about 35 more photos to the Find A Grave site if any of them are your relatives....they weren't requested, but we thought as long as we were there, we'd go ahead and take what we could.

Added by sally baird on Apr 16, 2014 7:43 PM

sally baird
Maria Fordyce FAG request
My husband and I photographed all the remaining stones at Whiteley Chapel Cemetery, Greene Co PA
I filled the request for Maria. It is the only stone in the cemetery with her initials. I cannot be sure is this is her grave or not.
Will be glad to delete it if you so desire.
Sincerely, Sally Baird

Added by sally baird on Apr 16, 2014 1:43 PM

Amy Robbins-Tjaden
RE: Hartleys
It's my pleasure to make those transfers, Olin. If I have created any other memorials you may have an interest in, please let me know so I can get those to you, too.

Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on Apr 08, 2014 3:32 PM

M. Richards
Photo Charles Hartley
Olin, Yes you have permission to use the photo, the others were taken without permission. This is why I hesitate to post any photos. Yes, Lena and Charles are ancestors; they attended many Moore family functions. Blessings in all your future endeavors, Mary Richards.

Added by M. Richards on Apr 07, 2014 8:19 PM

Barbara McCully
RE: The Worthington's
You are welcome-I linked one of their daughters to their memorials, thanks to your interest in them. It is all a big circle, with the Find A Grave community working togeather to remember these people.

Added by Barbara McCully on Apr 01, 2014 4:46 PM

Thank you
Thank you for visiting my mom and leaving Esther a birthday token on her special day. Your kind gesture is deeply appreciated!


Added by Joyce on Mar 24, 2014 6:46 PM


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