Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Louis M. (#46599444)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 6 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 249 Memorials Added
 • 105 Memorials Managed
 • 10,635 Photos
 • 4,594 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 5,628 Virtual Flowers
 • 12 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 197 Famous Bios
 • 546 Fame Ratings
 • 8 Sponsorships
 • 48 Friends
Virtual Cemeteries
Bikes and Bikers (43)
Carpe Diem (3)
Family (8)
Famous headstones (or gra... (18)
Famous, in my book... (14)
Gone too soon (31)
Law enforcement (3)
Murder Victims at Rose Hi... (6)
My doggy (1)
People Who Made This Worl... (27)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Amy Wolfe, Barbzweig, Ceme-Terry Phot..., ChaseCreekKid, Chuck Kearns, Cristy, cryptfindr, David A. Smith, Debra Mobley-Bu..., Debra Rodgers B..., Diane Smith, Dorothy, George Seitz, Ginny M, Glenn Joiner, graveyardgrl, James Lacy, Janis Coleman, Jared Walker, JD STEPHENS, U...., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Louis M. (2131)[Leave Message]
Barbara Campbell
James Garner
I appreciate your memorial for James Garner. Quite often I hear of a famous death and I will check Find A Grave. I read the bio and often learn something I did not know. Find A Grave is full of people who will fuss and snipe for want of a better description, ignore them. You are performing a service. I have told 4 other people they had duplicates to Mr. Garner; 3 argued with me!
Thanks!
Added by Barbara Campbell on Jul 21, 2014 6:26 PM
Donnie B
James Garner
The man is not even in the ground yet??? Sorry, it's not you, specifically, it's what Find A Grave has allowed itself to become: a contest over the fastest memorials posted and the person(s) with the highest numbers of dead people that that they've pinned a flower on. It's pretty damn sickening. Hope you're real proud of your website, Jim Tipton.
Added by Donnie B on Jul 20, 2014 6:46 PM
Linda S
Thanks
Not only is the Johnny Winter bio outstanding,The James Garner Bio is as well.Excellent work, Louis.
Added by Linda S on Jul 20, 2014 12:39 PM
Julie Schram
Chonny Vinter
Your write-up on Johnny Winter was just outstanding.
Added by Julie Schram on Jul 19, 2014 5:17 PM
gathomas98
RE: Meshach Taylor
Thanks for responding....love your posts.
Added by gathomas98 on Jul 14, 2014 3:28 PM
gathomas98
Meshach Taylor
Just an FYI...I'm not sure if this is correct or not.

Meshach Taylor's wife Bianca, his four children and several grandchildren outlive the Massachusetts native, including his mother who just turned 100 years old. Services for Taylor will be held on Saturday, July 5, at Forest Lawn at the Memorial Park-Glendale location.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1324992/meshach-taylor-funeral-services-on-saturday-at-forest-lawn/#hsiRGByxGmzJOAJQ.99
Added by gathomas98 on Jul 13, 2014 7:54 PM
Mike Hopper
Ramone
I'm proud to say that you are the one who made Tommy's bio good for you
Added by Mike Hopper on Jul 12, 2014 10:09 AM
florida boy 64
Charles & Ted
Charles 120884134 and Ted 42347929 were drag racers that were killed in the 1960's they need flowers thank you
Added by florida boy 64 on Jul 11, 2014 1:59 PM
CryptoGram
RE: Richard Dorman
Good luck with adding Mr. Dorman into "famous," Louis. I did find his wife? Jean by him so made her a memorial...and Gail Dorman already had one.

One of my sons told me about the contributor lists, but I haven't looked at them since maybe 2010 so maybe I'll have to check again one day. Good for you for working so diligently! Doing a usually-quality job is quite time-consuming...doing the preparations and getting familiar with places, driving, searching, cleaning, getting the sun to cooperate ~ the heart-felt physical processes that can't be done via Internet ~ and then doing an honorable edit/posting job. When I first checked them out, I saw the woman who had the most requests fulfilled...quite a bit more than anyone else...maybe 1000 then...was credited for finding some people with names of "??? ???"...just like that...which made no sense so I never quite know what was going on with them (I DID once see a marker that looked like it had a question mark on it...shadows from a distance).

But I looked up Taphophilia...GREAT to learn...and was glad to read about Richard Dorman and find his family, and you're surely welcomed for the pix ~ :)
Added by CryptoGram on Jul 03, 2014 8:53 AM
deana alfather
RE: howard arthur skinner
dear louis,
thanks for the info. and all the work you do!
Added by deana alfather on Jul 02, 2014 8:35 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service