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Tim Naab (#47480386)
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Bio Photo Death is only physical for the redeemed. Where will you be in 50 yrs, 60 yrs, 100 yrs.?

I picked up a new hobby. I photograph tombstones for people who are researching a genealogy. After a couple of weeks walking through cemeteries I began to notice the neglected graves. Many of these neglected graves say "MOTHER" or "FATHER" ...followed by their names, dates of birth and death. I see many graves from the 1920s that have no flowers, no sign of anyone tending it. Weeds growing around it, ants or some other animal or insect has burrowed under the tombstone and it is tilted. I read their names and think how the parents of "MOTHER" or "FATHER" shed tears of joy at their birth and how their children shed tears of sorrow at their death. They were typical persons. While young they felt immortal, life would last forever as a youth. They felt indestructible. Then they aged and suddenly found themselves past their youth, health failing, their mortality became evident. "MOTHER" and "FATHER" passed away and the children wept in their loss. Life goes on and they tell stories to their children and grandchildren. They begin by saying, "remember when "MOTHER" "FATHER"…" did this or that or said something amusing or a word of wisdom? But now even their children are passed away and the new generation feels immortal and indestructible, with no need to go to a cemetery. Even the place where "MOTHER" or "FATHER" are buried may no longer be remembered. No more tears of joy nor tears of weeping, no more stories of, "remember when….". We also will one day be where "MOTHER" and "FATHER" are, a tombstone that leans and no one remembering where we were buried. This life is nothing more than a breath of air, a puff of smoke, vapor that dissipates quickly and is soon forgotten.
Christ was killed 2000 yrs ago. Stories of His are still told, he is still quoted. Why? Because He rose from the dead and lives forever. He died to pay my debt. Even when the world forgets me, Christ still knows me.

Any duplicate entries, that I may have created, are unintentional. Please go to the duplicate entry, click on the "EDIT" tab and leave me a message. Thanks Tim
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Patty M
Thomas Owen and Jane Mitchell Roberts
Dear Mr. Naab,

I am very grateful to you for having listed my great-great-grandparents Thomas Owen and Jane "Jenny" Mitchell Roberts in as memorials no. 78396816 and 78396817. However, I was in Lerna, IL earlier this month looking for the gravesites, and could not find them--whether because their names had worn away, stones were simply missing, or I was at the wrong cemetery, I do not know. I did find a cemetery just north of E Co Rd 250 N, between N County Rd. 1160 E and 1100E, southeast of Lerna, IL, with a sign identifying it as the “Pleasant Prairie Indian Cemetery.” (Apparently it is the former church graveyard from a Pleasant Prairie Presbyterian Church, whose former location on the piece of land is identified by a rock and an engraved bronze tablet, as shown on under the description of "Old Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery"). "Pleasant Prairie I.C." is a small cemetery with a few graves located in a row outside (and east of) the chain link fence; however it is not necessary to cross a ditch to reach those graves, it's only necessary to walk around the end of a dry culvert which may or may not be "Indian Creek."

My questions for you therefore are (i) where did you obtain the information that my two ancestors were buried at the “Old Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery,” (ii) are records of the "Old Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery" still extant somewhere, perhaps with a map showing how plots were laid out and the names of people buried in those plots, and (iii) was the "Pleasant Prairie Indian Cemetery" I found the same or different from the "Old Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetery" listed on

Many thanks for your prompt reply, as I am obligated by a letter from my grandmother Roberts to her son (my father) to repair/replace the markers of her beloved grandparents, something I would like to do during my lifetime.

Sincerely, Patty M.
Added by Patty M on Oct 28, 2015 4:50 PM
R Hogarty
Memorial transfer
Would it be possible to transfer the memorials numbers noted below. These are my great grandparents. I am the one who uploaded the photos on their respective findagrave sites. Thank you.

R Hogarty (#48131198)

Rebecca Ann Mulquin Flood
Created by: Tim Naab
Record added: Apr 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88289125

John Thomas Flood
Created by: Tim Naab
Record added: Apr 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88289159
Added by R Hogarty on Sep 24, 2015 2:51 PM
charlie shores
George w. Eveland
Hello Mr. Naab, George Washington Eveland, memorial no. 70105741 is my great grandfather and I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer his memorial to me as I would like to add other family members. Thank you, charlie
Added by charlie shores on Sep 23, 2015 11:24 PM
Sandra Taylor
Frank and Bernadine Copeland
Thank you for the transfer of their memorial pages. I am enjoying very much connecting my family history from one generation to the next. Ancestry and Find A Grave are wonderful tools in reconnecting family members.
Added by Sandra Taylor on Sep 23, 2015 8:48 PM
Sarah Ann Hunt Pierce
First I would like to thank you for all of the great work you have done on Find A Grave. It is much appreciated by those of us who are doing research.

I noticed an error on Sarahs memorial # 76431739. The spouse entry shows her mother. When I look at her mothers entry it shows that Sarah Ann was married to a David E. Pierce. I just thought you might like to know. I have only made about 30 entries on Find A Grave and I know how easy it is to make a mistake.

It looks like Sarah Ann was my great great great great aunt.

Again thank you for all of your hard work.
Marlene Hutson Hahn
Added by rmh on Sep 08, 2015 10:33 AM
Dodge Grove Cemetery Mattoon Illinois
Hi Tim - I have sent you many edits for Dodge Grove Cemetery. I have photographed and would like the memorial updated to reflect dates as they appear on the stones. I am not related to them just trying to make Find A Grave more accurate with the photos. Thanks.
Added by LSB on Jul 16, 2015 7:40 AM
Mildred Spidell
Thank you for adding Mildred Spidell's birth and death information. I appreciate it!

Valerie Williams
Added by Valerie on Jun 06, 2015 3:07 AM
janet donner
RE: Clara Clark
thanks Janet
putting in right now
Added by janet donner on May 20, 2015 11:46 AM
janet donner
clara clark

I have a small obit on Clara and would like for you to copy and paste if I type it out.
Would you let me know if you want to do that?
thanks Janet
Added by janet donner on May 20, 2015 9:26 AM
W. Warder
Hi Tim,

I've got a million edits that I submitted. Sorry! When you have a free moment to process them I would appreciate it.

Be Well!
Added by W. Warder on Apr 28, 2015 11:00 PM
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