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Audrey Staples (#47225868)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo Copyright 2014 by Audrey Staples - all rights reserved.

The tombstone photographs that I have taken are approved for personal use; any other reason requires prior permission.

My artwork is protected from all copying or replication except for the fair use doctrine.

The vintage photographs that I have added to memorials come from family photo albums.

Some of my memorials are family members - but there are many that are not my family and may be freely transferred, they are the ones in Glenwood and Pilot Mound cemeteries in Iowa. Please use the edit tab on the memorial you wish to have transferred and I will do my best to honor, thank you.

Please visit my daughter's memorial and leave some virtual flowers (if you wish):
Grace Nation

For corrections to a memorial that I maintain - use the "Edit" tab on the memorial in question, please do not leave a message for corrections or transfers in the comment section as it is too hard to figure out who/what/where, etc.

FYI - there is a new "Edits" tab feature on the main member page. In just one click a member can "approve" the time consuming edits that people have sent them. Check it out on your own page!

Oct. 1, 2013: announces the purchase of Find A Grave. According to CEO Tim Sullivan they will maintain Find A Grave as a free site with the same existing policies which means they will continues to take down illegally obtained photographs (such as newspaper obit photos or photos copied off FaG without permission) that infringe on copyright. So if you are not sure if you can use a photo from Find A Grave - just ask the photographer or go to their member page.
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cindy hall
Woodlawn Cem Photo Request
Hi. I am a Find A Grave volunteer and would be happy to take your requested tombstone photo(s) at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana, Illinois. The problem is, the cemetery cannot release burial information to a volunteer. It involves the privacy act. Check the front page of the cemetery memorial to see their policy. If you can include the burial location, section, block, etc., then volunteers can get those photos for you.
Added by cindy hall on Jun 02, 2014 6:53 PM
Kathy in NW Indiana
James/Schrock Cemetery - Portage
Portage Community Historical Society, Inc.
General meeting
Wednesday April 16, 2014, will be held at 7:00 pm at Woodland Park
Public welcome
Our guest speaker will be Brendan Clancy, Portage Twp. Trustee, who will speak on the township cemeteries. He will tell us about the improvements and changes at the James/ Schrock cemetery where some if our earliest settlers are buried.

Brendan Clancy announced at his State of the Township address at the Bonner Senior Center on Feb. 13, 2014: Improvements to James-Schrock Cemetery - A steep incline at the main entrance has prohibited access to many visitors. We are currently under construction of a new entrance into James/Schrock Cemetery. As soon as the weather cooperates we will continue with this project. Also, a new James-Schrock memorial monument will be installed at McCool Cemetery. This monument will list the names of the deceased at James-Schrock Cemetery. A dedication ceremony is being planned.

Please come out and learn what our trustee is doing. Refreshments will be served. For more information check our page at or call the museum at 219-762-8349.
Added by Kathy in NW Indiana on Apr 14, 2014 12:49 PM
Peter & Polly Whittenberg Stone
I'm not sure how far the stone is from the gate or the tree. I was only there one time. Sorry. Is it missing?

When I was there, the farmer that owned the property insisted the gate be left open for his cattle to go in there. He had piled up all the headstones at the base of the tree and the only remaining stone was the one that the cattle hadn't dislodged. He said if we closed the gate, he would tear down the fence.

Our family that lives in the area was trying to preserve the cemetery, so they collected money and had the chain link fence put in. Then there was the threat to the fence, so they leave the gate open according to his demands.

They collected money again and purchased the heaviest marble headstone they could get to support the weight of the bull when walks on it.

I think it's against the law to desecrate a cemetery, even in rural Missouri but they are being bullied. If you are trying to take care of that situation I will back you 100%. Just let me know.
Added by Samantha on Feb 20, 2014 2:45 PM
Peter & Polly Whittenberg Stone
I was there about 20 yrs ago and I don't know how long the stone had been there. Does Elsie know when it was put in?
Added by Samantha on Feb 18, 2014 11:42 PM
RE: Edit Tab Results
HI Audrey - Thanks for the feedback. I think the linking for edits is in the works or at least I've seen it mentioned in the forums. Take care.
Added by Sheila on Jan 23, 2014 5:28 PM
Joel Shore
Re: Photo request for James C McCormick1848
Attached is a copy of the problem report I submitted on this photo request:

According to the Mt Hope Interment Records (, James C McCormick who died in 1848 was a 15.5-month old child who died of scarlet fever and he was buried in St Patrick's Cemetery.

This site gives a detailed explanation: but the gist of it is that in the mid-1800s, the Mt Hope Interment Records were used to record all burials in the city of Rochester, including those at other cemeteries. St Patrick's Cemetery is a now-defunct cemetery, with most of the remains having supposedly been moved to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery where there is a general memorial for all of the removals from St. Patrick's. (You can see a picture of that on Memorial #31976547 for Bridget Agan and could ask Judy Williams, the volunteer who posted it, to do the same for James C McCormick if you want.)
Added by Joel Shore on Jan 17, 2014 6:19 PM
RE: Edit tab
Hi Audrey - thanks for responding. I happened to be reading the forums the day the new system was implemented for everyone, so that's how I found out. I put a message up on my home page in Dec. and so did others. Will put together some sort of results of this in 2 or 3 days and post to my home page. Hope you have a nice weekend.
Added by Sheila on Jan 11, 2014 2:05 AM
"Edits" tab on home page
HI - I'm doing a quick survey of about 400 people on my friends list just to see how many are aware of the new "Edits" tab on their home page. If you could just shoot me back a brief response, either way that would be great. Thanks.
Added by Sheila on Jan 10, 2014 6:58 PM
William & Mary Kelly
Jacob Daniel Sego (121856282)
Thanks for uploading a photo of Jacob and Barbara's grave marker.
Added by William & Mary Kelly on Dec 18, 2013 11:07 AM
Judy Young
RE: Harry Kelley updated
Thx. much for the compliment, and you are welcome for lot number.
Added by Judy Young on Dec 03, 2013 9:50 AM
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