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Note Sept. 18; I believe I am caught up on e-mails edits, as of today. If I missed something, please let me know. Thank you all for your patience.|
Cemeteries are such unique places. I enjoy the beauty of sculptures, mausoleums and various items around the interred. The statuary, the iconic images, representative symbols, old rod iron fencing; it is all fascinating. From the most elaborate statue to the simply inscribed piece of wood.
There is so much mystery in a cemetery. Stories that are told and stories to wonder about and stories to find out about.
I am a 4th generation San Franciscan and have lived in Marin County for over three decades.
I enjoy taking photographs of the surroundings and capturing the beauty of the burial plot. I do my best to capture the entire tombstone in as pretty a shot as I can manage. I continually watch for seasonal changes or offerings to capture a better representation of the marker and view.
I spend a great deal of time in cemeteries; both physically and virtually. I photograph and document a select number of cemeteries in the counties of Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino as well as San Francisco and Colma.
I also enjoy researching and adding histories, especially pre-1920's. Love the old West Marin ranching history and the Mendocino logging and nautical history. I enjoy perusing old newspapers and other documents to find people lost to each other and especially connecting orphaned baby memorials to their parents.
I generally stick to the counties I am familiar with as I know the geography, area history, etc.
Please do not send me full obits. If you want to take your time and edit out certain points, please do so, per policy.
I will not post the names of living individuals per policy.
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I am happy to share my photos and/or provide an original jpg. Often times I have more photos and/or views, as well. Just Ask!
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Kathryne Lynn Hulbert, November 15, 1958, August 5, 2016.
Added by Shedan on Sep 23, 2016 9:29 AM
Hi, Thank you very much. Apparently this orphanage started out with really noble intentions, but about fifty-sixty years later fell into scandal and was dissolved. The California Archives has a few black and white photos which can be downloaded and used with appropriate citations, but your postcard/photo is the clearest, most beautiful, and very evocative. Dorothy
Added by dd on Sep 21, 2016 9:35 AM
|gary lavigne||Find A Grave Photographs|
Thank you for your time. May I use the Photographs of Fernwood Cemetery and Norton & Nadine Hastings Headstone on my Family Trees? Thank you again for your time.
Find A Grave Member 47427390
|dd||Good Templar Orphanage Cemetery (defunct)|
You have a postcard picture of the building that housed the Good Templar Orphanage posted on the cemetery website. I have made a memorial for one of the residents of that orphanage, John Schaffer Hubbell, who is/was a cousin, and wonder if I could use your picture for his memorial?
Added by dd on Sep 20, 2016 9:27 AM
All I know is exactly what you have on his memorial that his parents named him OB and told him he could fill it in later in life if he wanted to and that he never chose to do so.
Thanks so much,
Added by D&PNutt on Sep 18, 2016 6:01 PM
|Stardust||Claire M (Williamson) Ryan|
THANK YOU so very much for your kind transfer of this memorial to my care.
With my sincere appreciation for your thoughtfulness,
Added by Stardust on Sep 18, 2016 11:27 AM
|Pamela Groth||RE: Jack Keohane|
It was a small school and everyone knew each other.
I tried to see the memorial on campus too but it's behind a fence and gate.
I was there in off hours and couldn't get close enough but I saw the flag.
It is heartbreaking - the story I heard was that he'd called his mom to tell her he was ok and then got hit by the debris that killed him. Some things I just don't understand.
|TD||Heckman family in Fernwood|
Nice job on their memorials! Thank you very much.
Added by TD on Sep 18, 2016 9:12 AM
|Cheryl Eckenroth||Joshua Woodfill|
Coletta, Thank you for all your hard work. I love cemeteries as well and do some work here in PA. Would it be okay for me to download the picture of Joshua's Cemetery stone for my records. He is a great uncle and I have been searching for him for sometime. I can't believe I actually found him. I always thought he died in Minnesota. Go figure. Thanks for you help.
|Pamela Groth||Mem # 5900293 Jack Keohane|
Thank you for the photo and information regarding Jack. He was a class mate of mine in high school.
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