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Russ Dodge (#309)
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Bio Photo Find a Grave Senior Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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Kendall Mellem
Tannenberg again

This shows a series of photos. Near the bottom are several of the cenotaph stone for Ulrich von Jungingen.

Is the "cemetery" you created at Tannenberg the one I need to use?

Thanks again, Kendall
Added by Kendall Mellem on Jul 06, 2014 3:13 PM
Kendall Mellem
Tannenberg Memorial - location?
Hello, Russ! I found your memorial for Paul von Hindenburg at the Tannenberg Memorial and would like to create a memorial for at least one other person who is either buried or has a cenotaph there. However, when I check Wikipedia, the location appears to be different, rather in Olsztyn County, in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship of Poland. (
I'm not sure whether I need to create a new cemetery for Ulrich von Jungingen, who fell at Tannenberg and who is said to be memorialized on the monument there, whether yours is the one I need.
Any suggestions?
Thank you!
Kendall Mellem

Added by Kendall Mellem on Jul 06, 2014 3:02 PM
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Just a couple of words to thank you for all the work that you do and I am proud that I am able to contribute what I can.
Added by Aircrew Remembered on Jul 04, 2014 6:10 PM
Mike Serpa
Alexander Mitchell Beattie
I have a photo of Medal of Honor winner Alexander Mitchell Beattie but findagrave has determined that no mores photos are needed. But there are no photos of him. Is there a way to add a photo of him?


Added by Mike Serpa on Jul 01, 2014 7:24 PM
Joseph Reed memorial #20308
You have posted a headstone photo for Joseph Reed memorial #20308.

I see that their daughter is on the headstone and I created a memorial for her at #132136741 and requested a photo. If you post your photo on it then you will get credit and I will get a photo. The first photo is the list has the clearest picture of her portion of the stone so that would be a great one to post. Thank you for all that you do for findagrave.
Added by janicet on Jul 01, 2014 12:17 AM
Big Ern
Joseph lamon
He is buried at West Laurel Hill. Someone has a memorial there for him already, and 9 other Lamons.
Added by Big Ern on Jun 25, 2014 5:50 PM
Dorothy Little
Jeremiah Van Pelt 13417147
This Jeremiah Van Pelt Jr. I dates I gave you before was for Sr. Born: 24 Sep 1839, Staten Island, Richmond Co, NY, Death: 01 Dec 1912, Elizabeth, Union Co, New Jersey. Friends Dot
Added by Dorothy Little on Jun 23, 2014 5:10 PM
Dorothy Little
Jeremiah Van Pelt 13417147
Date of Birth Abt. 1815 Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York.
Date of Death: 09 Oct 1884, Elizabeth, Union Co, New Jersey.
Added by Dorothy Little on Jun 23, 2014 5:03 PM
Marilyn Whittemore Adams
Randall Parker Cemetery, Davidson Co., TN
Hi Russ, I have managed many of the memorials in Randall Parker Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. I have the coordinates & directions to this cemetery & have tried to find a way to place this on the info for the cemetery. There doesn't seem to a way to do this for this cemetery. I have received many questions about the directions. Would there be a way to add the directions &/or coordinates to the cemetery? Below I'm sending you what I have. Thank you, Marilyn Whittemore Adams

From Columbia, through Nashville to Scottsboro
N 36 13.320
W 086 54.833
Elev. 466 Ft

To the Cemetery:

On Hydes Ferry Pike turn right by the Lewis Country Store (north on Old Hickory Blvd)

Go just a little ways and look for the Baptist Church on the left

Pass the church and about 300 yards, look to the right to a road by mailboxes and an old concrete bridge

Cross the bridge and keep to the right; you'll see an old metal sign with the name of the cemetery almost embedded into a tree

As soon at you come up to a clearing (just a short distance) you'll see the cemetery on the right; there is an access road through a private home driveway, but you can park in the field and walk up to it.
Added by Marilyn Whittemore Adams on Jun 14, 2014 8:45 PM
purchase by ancestry
It seems to me always said they would not sell out.
But have.
This has been a problem for me since bought
People think I am a relative of some sort to the entries I've posted at Which I am not.
And I am not an member.
I have photographed gravestones from about 40 cemeteries and posted to so people can find their relatives/ancestors.
Now that ancestry has taken over findagrave I won't be doing this anymore.
The new way to add info to findagrave entries is very handy but all sorts of people send along that info and when I click on Accept to allow it to be added, the person that provided it is not mentioned. It looks like I provided that info.
This is going to be a big mess! :-)
Added by on Jun 14, 2014 3:26 PM
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