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Elaine (#47014853)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 27 days
RE: Unknown, Unknown Shaare Sholem
Beautiful sunny day today with great shadows across the stone, so I took more pictures. Will send them to your email - in batches of 3 - 4. I took them at really high resolution, so they are fairly large files.

Added by Kelly on Feb 21, 2016 1:25 PM

RE: photo at Shaare Sholem
Yes, I live in St. Joseph, near the cemetery. I've tried to photograph this stone many times, but the discoloration at the top makes it ridiculously hard to get a good picture. A few years ago I ran into an elderly gentleman at the cemetery and he translated it for me. It was nothing more than a generic "rest in peace" type of message that gave no hint as to the identity of the person. Now, I can only assume he translated it correctly. :)

Since death certificates in Missouri weren't required until 1910, there is nothing there to find. So I have also scoured the local newspapers from the 16th - 20th in search of a potential candidate. The closest I've come is this:

William Lawhead, aged (unreadable), died at 9:20 o'clock Sunday night at his home 1909 Olive St. The dead man was employed by Hax-Smith Furniture Company. He leaves a wife.

That is from the St. Joseph Gazette, Jan 16th. The problem with it being the person in Shaare Shalom is that the newspaper is for Tuesday and indicates he died on Sunday, so the DOD would be the 14th. Of course, headstones can be wrong. And the darn age - the one thing that could help - is not visible. And it would be doubtful that an 80 year old was still working at a furniture factory. Possible, just not very probable.

Everybody else that is reported as having died in the newspapers from the 15th to the 20th is accounted for as being buried in other places. Again, not that an obit couldn't be wrong, but as it is the only source I have to go by, I can only assume it is correct. None of the reported deaths have the appropriate age either.

And it looks like somebody else put in a photo request for this headstone today anyway. Not sure why the sudden interest, but there you have it.

Every once in awhile I receive an SAC from a person who once told me they were the sexton of the cemetery. I cannot recall her name/username, but the next time I hear from her (I think it is a "she") I will ask her about this headstone. However, logically, since she has combed through all of the memorials in this cemetery and sent me 100's of updates, I would imagine that if she had the info she would have sent it to me by now. But I will ask anyway, just in case.

Added by Kelly on Jan 04, 2016 9:23 PM

Peggy Sue
Alexander Rester
I believe that Alexander does not have a headstone. Could you contact me at and I will explain it to you in detail. Thanks, Peggy Sue

Added by Peggy Sue on Mar 30, 2014 1:51 PM

RE: Sons of David Cemetery
There were some stones with Hebrew, mainly the stones for the various rabbis and their families. A couple of stones had hebrew but they were covered by shrubbery. Some were in Russian. The cemetery belongs to Temple Beth El. It is a Reform congregation. I don't know if that is the whole reason for less hebrew, but folks may have felt it was not as important. It took from Memorial Day to Labor Day to finish photographing all the stones. If there was Hebrew, I took it and transcribed it.
Happy Chanukah
-- ddj
דוד בן אבהרם ושרה
Dave Johnson

Added by ddjohnsonri on Nov 26, 2013 10:45 PM

RE: Beth Israel cemetery
Hi, Elaine -- At first I assumed you were talking about Beth Israel Cemetery in Jackson, but when I couldn't find any Resters listed in it, I kept looking and finally found them in Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodville. (There are at least five Beth Israel Cemeteries in Mississippi.) I've been to Woodville once in my life. It's pretty far from Jackson. If you submit a photo request for Alexander Rester, people who live in that part of the state will know you're interested in his grave. I feel sure, btw, that at least some of the inscriptions are in Hebrew. It would be highly unusual for that not to be the case in a cemetery named Beth Israel.

Added by NatalieMaynor on Nov 13, 2013 5:09 AM

Nan Carter
RE: Selig family
No I am not related.

Added by Nan Carter on Aug 09, 2012 11:09 AM

RE: Mount Ararat
You are very welcome! That is such a lovely plot - very peaceful and pretty. -Nancy

Added by NANCY M on Jul 02, 2012 7:01 AM

Thom Painter
RE: Shannon: Lubawitz
Elaine, email sent, let me know if you don't receive it. Beth

Added by Thom Painter on Jul 01, 2011 9:08 PM

Thom Painter
RE: Shannon: Lubawitz
Also have pictures for 4 other Shannons: Benjamin (15 Jul 1902 - Apr 1960), his wife Esther Bluma (14 Jun 1901 - Dec 1983), Marvin Lou (Jul 23, 1931 - Sep 11, 1984, and his brother Irvin Mordecai, (Jul 23, 1931 - Nov 22, 1999). If you want to create the memorials, I will post the photos. If you don't want to create, just let me know. Thanks, Beth

Added by Thom Painter on Jul 01, 2011 4:55 PM

wes niccolson
Thank you for the picture! I really do appreciate. Dani

Added by Dani on Dec 07, 2009 5:32 AM

Theodore Blaine
Curtis Tyler Memorial
Thank you very much Elaine for the picture. I had been told several months ago that Curtis and his brother Scott were not located at Oakmont. You proved that wrong. I'm going to resend a request for Scott. Thanks a lot.

Ted Blaine
Lancaster, Calif.

Added by Theodore Blaine on Dec 04, 2009 11:46 PM

Daniel Stroski
RE: Stroski / Martin Photos
How do you remove come of the duplicates?

Added by Daniel Stroski on Dec 04, 2009 11:36 PM

Daniel Stroski
Stroski / Martin Photos
Thanks so much! My family appreciates the loving dedication you have towards this endeavor. God bless you and your family.

Dan Stroski

Added by Daniel Stroski on Dec 04, 2009 11:20 PM

Thank you for getting the picture of my Grand Uncle and Aunt's stone for me, it means a lot to the family, could you please email me an unedited copy of the photo, I can hardly read it, so I can made copies for the family reuion this July. Thanks again.

Added by StoneGates on Jun 25, 2009 7:03 PM

M J Carroll
Thank you so much for the photo of Charles and the mausoleum name. I added another name which I just found out was located on the same wall. If you are out that way again. If not, I'll just wait for another volunteer. Thanks for your time and efforts, M

Added by M J Carroll on Jun 23, 2009 4:52 PM

Thank you!
Thank you so much for the photo of my grandparents grave sites. I miss them alot and I live in another state. It was very kind of you to take the picture and post it.

I have become a photo volunteer for my area and look forward to giving back to others as well.
Again, Thank you.


Added by redbarn on Jun 23, 2009 12:10 PM

M J Carroll
Thank you so much for Charles' photo. Would you be able to provide a location? Approximately where on the wall is his niche? Thank you so much for your time and efforts, M

Added by M J Carroll on Jun 23, 2009 10:05 AM

Just~Us Relatives
Photo request filled
Hi Elaine,

Thank you so much for the headstone photo for grandma "Mamie (Jones) Justus". The photo is a wonderful addition to her memorial. Also, thank you for the extra photo for for my father, Walter Henry Justus.

Kind regards,
Keith A Justus

Added by Just~Us Relatives on Jun 23, 2009 10:01 AM

James Edward Martin
Clark's Grave site
Thank You ............
Did you happen to also take a photo of wife Rose or son Max ?

Added by James Edward Martin on Jun 23, 2009 9:45 AM

Tammy Peterson
Wilma Gill
Thank you so much for your time and effort, I use to live in Concord, but I have not been back for many years. I appreciate the photo, I have only seen my grandmother's marker once. Thanks again for your help.

Added by Tammy Peterson on Jun 23, 2009 9:34 AM

RE: Surnames
Sure! Just let me know where to send them and I'll happily do so. I'm happy to help. I've never dealt with tribal pages before, so you may have to send me step-by-step (idiot proof) instrucions. Feel free to contact me at the e-mail on my profile if that would be easier for you.

Added by Kelly on Jun 15, 2009 7:26 PM

None of those at Adaph Joseph, but I do have a couple of Frumhoff's at B'Nai Yakov cemetery - a Rabbi Josshua and a Mary. Any relation?

(after I finish Adath Joseph I'm going to work on B'Nai - I think I have that one about 90% photographed, but it was raining so some of them are a bit blurry and need to be re-taken)

Added by Kelly on Jun 15, 2009 3:47 PM

Shaare Sholem
GREAT!!! I just finished that cemetery last week actually. I'm glad you found some family. If you would like any of the memorials transferred to you I will be happy to do so. Any time info can be added I think it is a great thing. If you have any relationships between them that are not listed, I'd love to do that as well.

I have started this week on Adath Joseph cemetery - which is close by and has many of the same surnames. I'm entering the memorials somewhat alphabetically, but if there is a particular surname you would like to see, please let me know and I'll be happy to speed that up to the top of the list. I only have about a third of this cemetery photographed, so it will be in-process for a couple of months.

And thanks for taking the time to let me know that this has helped you. It makes all the work worthwhile. :)

Added by Kelly on Jun 15, 2009 3:24 PM

Angels Among Us
Thank you
so much i thought she was buried there i guess i going to have to do so more research
thank you

Added by Angels Among Us on Jun 17, 2008 12:17 PM

Thank You!!
Just a note to say thank you for taking the time to track down and photograph my grandparents. It is greatly appriciated!!

Added by Jason0698 on Jun 16, 2008 9:38 AM


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