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Rick Elwood (#47816069)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I have found memorials, many with photos of gravestones, for many of my ancestors on this site. I have used the Photo Requests feature to see the gravestones for other relatives as well. The members and volunteer photographers have responded wonderfully!
I think this is such a wonderful resource, for a lot of reasons. I am delighted to be able to volunteer as well by fulfilling Photo Requests of nearby cemeteries, when time allows, from people just like me and you who would not be able to see the grave sites of their relatives or loved ones otherwise.
By creating a memorial, I am more than willing and delighted to maintain it until a family member would like to take over the responsibility.

I do not make duplicate memorials on purpose, but sometimes they just happen; and I will delete mine as soon as notified.
Please do not ask me to delete my older memorial because you didn't spend the time to see if one was already created. I am sorry your memorial may have more information, pictures, etc., but these are Find-A-Grave rules and I happen to agree with them.

I transfer memorials using Find A Grave guidelines:
"Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."
For family members out of the guidelines I will gladly make corrections or add more info.
Please use the "EDIT" tab on any memorial page. I try to be very prompt and am happy to work with you on multiple memorials and information. Thanks for your understanding.

If you find any erroneous information or broken links, please let me know so we can correct those too. If you want me to add links, please put the memorial number in your request. PLEASE make requests through the EDIT button in top right corner of memorial and the "Suggest a Correction" option.

I authorize anybody to use the photos I have posted for personal use.

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Messages left for Rick Elwood (228)[Leave Message]
mary lollman hoeft
missing inforormation
i think its great that you do this for those who are looking for deceased loved ones. however on my grandfathers information you are missing the listing of one of their children. Peter lollman had three children you only list two children. Gary wayne lollman 1945-present. if you could please correct this information or direct me to who can. i am his granddaughter and i would like to see the correct information on here.
Added by mary lollman hoeft on Feb 03, 2016 9:59 AM
Rick Wright
Rick, would you please transfer memorial # 132838721 to me. Cindy Lee Wright was my sister.

Added by Rick Wright on Feb 03, 2016 1:36 AM
Nancy Wolfe Henderson
RE: Helen Stark Shurtz
Thank you so much. Find-a-Grave is such a valuable source!
Added by Nancy Wolfe Henderson on Jan 13, 2016 5:29 PM
Nancy Wolfe Henderson
Helen Stark Shurtz
I just submitted an edit for Helen Delia Stark Shurtz and I made a mistake. The parents names and #s are correct. I hit the enter number before I realized I made an error in the spouse's #. The correct spouse is Homer John Shurtz #46679991. So sorry for my carelessness.
Added by Nancy Wolfe Henderson on Jan 12, 2016 9:56 PM
Lorraine Smith
Baltzo & Gail Ohara
Thank you very much Rick. You have helped preserve the records for my father & sister. I am local & attended their funerals but never returned while able. Now I am disabled & travel by this computer! My family is researched every winter so I just found your summer work. Feels like the sun came out today. This gardener is so pleased. . .
Added by Lorraine Smith on Nov 16, 2015 1:21 PM
kelli mayer
RE: Stocker
You are very welcome
Added by kelli mayer on Nov 11, 2015 5:33 AM
Cathie Neumiller
Stringer transfer
Hi Rick - I'm requesting transfer to me of my great grandfather Sidney Breeze Stringer's (108642023) page. Thanks so much! Cathie
Added by Cathie Neumiller on Oct 19, 2015 5:56 PM
Paul Everitt
RE: Alva Swadener
Hi Rick, Just saw this today. Have been working on a project to get the pix for unphoto'd memorials at Monroe IOOF. Saw that you had posted this one and that the request was withdrawn. O.K. with that, doesn't matter who gets the photo on as long as the job gets done. While on Floral Hills stuff and adding a photo there to one previously without, I found a duplicate memorial and will send a note on the edit form for you.
Added by Paul Everitt on Sep 14, 2015 11:26 AM
David Penman
Alva Earl Swadener, Sr.
Since I am the manager of his memorial, I am unable to make a request for anything to you from that memorial. If there is a way, I don't know what it is.
Added by David Penman on Sep 09, 2015 2:29 PM
David Penman
Alva Earl Swadener, Sr.
Thanks for deleting your duplicate memorial. Could you please add the gravestone photo to his updated memorial. 54610708


David Penman
Added by David Penman on Sep 06, 2015 10:54 PM
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