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Melinda Cash (#47801448)
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Bio Photo I'm retired from the State of Nevada and after three years of not really knowing what to do with my extra time I stumbled onto FindAGrave which lead me to our local cemetery. Now I'm in the process of adding memorials to Findagrave and part of this process is researching individuals in hopes of finding obituaries to verify the information being added. I am also, to my knowledge, the only person to completely walk and photograph and post the headstones of the entire cemetery. This process is still ongoing but is more than half complete at this time.

For those interested the oldest documented grave found so far is that of Frank Ness, born in 1827 and died in 1850, plot W1E-1-14. However, there are many undocumented graves that may be older.

Please know that my information is coming directly from the cemetery records, then this is verified to the County web site and sometimes before being added. I then walk the section just added to take photos of the grave as further confirmation. As an added note, if the headstone is poorly made, most likely it will produce a poor picture. This is an ongoing process and links to family members and obits will be added AFTER I have completed the entire cemetery which will probably take a year or more to complete. Please use the edit functions to make corrections or add information. I am more than willing to transfer memorials so please let me know if you would like to manage the memorial.

For now I am adding the obits to the memorial in the picture section. It may look tacky, however, in the interest of time it is a placeholder until at some time I can go back and add it to the memorial. In some cases it is the only proof that the individual was in fact buried at Lone Mountain. Hundreds of graves are undocumented at Lone Mountain. There is no record of these individuals at the cemetery office or the county. It is my hopes to properly identify as many people as possible through whatever means I can so we can properly acknowledge these individuals, especially to connect loved ones. If you would like these obits put in the memorial, please let me know and I will transfer management of the memorial to you and you can retype as you wish.

Recently I set up at gofundme account for Headstones for Lone Mountain. There are hundreds of individuals with no headstone. My hopes are to provide as many headstones as possible with any funds raised.

I give my full permission for anyone to use my photos except for USGenweb.

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Alexandra Montgomery
Donald A Baker #93924740
Hey Melinda!

On your memorial it says Donald Baker has been disinterred from Lone Mountain, and I found his new grave over at Walton's Chapel of the Valley.

So, I was wondering, do you want to change Don's memorial over to Walton's, or do you think the Lone Mountain memorial should be left as a cenotaph and a new one made to reflect the Walton's gravesite?

I have no idea whether he had a gravestone in Lone Mountain, but if he did I think it was probably left there and not moved to Walton's. His stone at Walton's is the circular kind that most of the graves have over there (like so:, so I imagine it was probably made anew when he was moved over there.

Anyway, just let me know what the dealio is with him, and I'll add my photo :-D. Also, here's his wife, if you want to link them:

I sent his obit via old-style correction.
Added by Alexandra Montgomery on Jan 30, 2016 1:00 AM
RE: Jennie Eshelman
You're welcome. I'm the part-time caretaker of the cemetery so I checked the records and she was listed as Jennie Eshelman Walls on the interment card. So I took a stroll down on this unusually warm December afternoon and took a pic for you.
Added by digger70 on Dec 10, 2015 3:24 PM
buddy riggle
RE: Lilley Coles (rush)

Hi Melinda,
Lilley Coles & John Coles are in same plot
John Coles 4A-3-21 Is my step Grandfther
The head stone has both names on it
Maybe change his photo marker to same
Also I well get back with you on my
Grandmothers obit so you can add all Info
for me
Thank you for all your help

Buddy Riggle
Added by buddy riggle on Oct 05, 2015 12:21 PM
buddy riggle
Lilley Coles (rush)

My name is Buddy Riggle Lilley Coles is
my Grandmother.
Her birthday is 6 Oct 1889 Death 12 Dec 1973
In March 2015 I put a new headstone on
Lilley&Johns grave Plot4A-3-20 Lone Mtn.cemetry
Carson City NV. Phone#775-887-2111
Maybe you could up date your photo &Info.

You have Lilly E. Coles Birth 1892

Thank You
Buddy riggle

Added by buddy riggle on Oct 03, 2015 4:13 PM
Suzy & Rob
No. The photo is wrong on Robert Mathew Cates who was born in 1914. The photo on the memorial is for his son, also Robert Mathew Cates, who was born in 1947.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 02, 2015 4:25 PM
Suzy & Rob
Wait - the dates are for his son, not his father. (all have the same name).
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 02, 2015 6:13 AM
Suzy & Rob
Robert Mathew Cates 126813959
Hi Melinda! It looks like you added the wrong photo for this memorial. The dates are the dates for his father (same name, also buried at Lone Mountain). Would you please check it and move or remove the photo? Thanks!
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 02, 2015 6:12 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Hans Jorgen Lauritzen
:) What stood out was a Danish name with an 'a' in it rather than the 'e', so I decided to go fishing-lol. You got me on searching the Lauritzen family as well and I'm not related. It gives me a break from my own family trees on ancestry and on Findagrave. Have a good one.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Aug 16, 2015 6:09 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Hans Jorgen Lauritzen
NP on an explanation: You should be able to see the reason I gave for declining your edit request, too. I don't decline edits without giving my reason. I typed something to the effect that you just had a little typo in his middle name. You sent Jorgan as his middle name. When I researched I found that Jorgen was the correct spelling. I did accept your edit of Denmark as birth place and then I added his birth month and day. We just have to keep records as accurate as possible:)
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Aug 16, 2015 4:55 PM
Angie Swann
RE: Ancestry relationship
I have several Freeman in my tree. I have no Alice Freeman in my tree as of yet. What is Alice relation to you? Knowing this will let me know what or if I can be of any help.

I also have a tree on ancestry.

No Elliots or Stantons.
Added by Angie Swann on Jun 20, 2015 2:25 PM
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