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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other Find A Grave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. Add them to matching profiles if you want to!

I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean the marker of dirt and bird droppings (Eww!) and trim the grass around them... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!

I will offer (to the "Edits" tab suggestions of the memorial manager) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them, as well as any other important and appropriate info I find.

The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!



I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

I use my account's search engine to find facts that requesters may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I also add clipped obits from my account.
I've been told that I've successfully helped many requesters make important discoveries for their genealogical research.

Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.
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Rhonda Wisdom Salas
Grover E Graves
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Rhonda Wisdom Salas on Sep 24, 2014 5:57 PM
Barbara HARMS Craig
Nellie Rinehard
THANKS SO MUCH for adding Nellie Rinehard's tombstone picture to her memorial.
Added by Barbara HARMS Craig on Sep 24, 2014 5:02 PM
RE: Thank you! Great photo!!
Ah ha!! I thought I liked you photos for a reason! I have the Elph 300 HS and completely agree, TINY but MIGHTY! :)
Added by AZEXPLORER on Sep 23, 2014 8:53 PM
Thank you! Great photo!!
Hello Richard!

Thank you so much for your AMAZING high resolution, perfectly taken photo close up of the picture that is on LeRoy Oliver Quibell, Jr's grave marker! I always take a close up of those little cameo photos, too!

Just like you, I always want a nice IN FOCUS hi rez photo! And you deliver sir!! Thank you for that! Great photo. (What kind of camera do you use?)

And thank you for trying to hunt down the gravesites of these folks....
Unita Wolfe
George Wolfe
Ida Quibell
Leroy Quibell, Sr.

I am always sad when I know that a grave is unmarked... so that is the case with those folks above. :(

Added by AZEXPLORER on Sep 23, 2014 7:54 PM
Kinfolk News
Samuel Periman in Madronia Cemetery
Thank you for Samuel's marker photo! Very much appreciated.
Added by Kinfolk News on Sep 23, 2014 7:47 PM
Albert J. Furrer
Thank You Richard for unfolding this mystery now I can add this picture to the family book. I noticed he was the last one of his family to died as well. His father Joseph Furrer died Sept. 6, 1950, his mother Mary (aka Maria) (My Great Great Aunt ) Furrer died Aug. 14, 1938, his brother Walter died Nov. 27, 1971 they are all buried in the Santa Cruz Mausoleum, but one brother Ernest he died April 1982 ( not sure about the day was posted in the newspaper on the 6th.) If you like you can add this information. Again thank you so much.
Ann Brune
Added by Annie on Sep 23, 2014 6:15 PM
Pioneer Cemetery photos
Thank you very much for the well composed, high resolution photos you took for me in the Pioneer Cemetery in Watsonville. They are very easy to read.

I see where you had trouble with Daniel Tuttle and Mollie Covell. According to a cemetery listing I got from the Pajaro Valley Historical Association, Daniel Roy Tuttle is supposed to be there, but maybe there is no stone. As for Mollie, a note on her memorial references sexton records, but I have no access to them.
Added by NWpioneer on Sep 17, 2014 5:29 PM
Elsie Estes
Are you by any chance related to Elsie Estes (123151742)? The cemetery has the date of birth listed as the 13th of March which matches CA Death Index. The headstone reads March 6th with what matches SS Death Index. Let me know...
Added by Tiffany on Sep 15, 2014 9:20 PM
J Richter TreeBranches
RE: Cora May Godsoe Brown
In same row is Hilda Brown. Sorry it took me so long to get picture of Cora, did hers the same time as Walter and miss placed thumb drive.
Added by J Richter TreeBranches on Sep 14, 2014 7:48 PM
Mark's Mom
Horace Villemur

Thank you so much for the picture !

Added by Mark's Mom on Sep 11, 2014 11:08 AM
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