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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. You do not have to give me credit for the photo.

If there are any photos I have taken that you would like a larger sized image--just let me know. I can e-mail the larger sized image to you.

What I Am Currently Working On

Oak Grove Cemetery at
Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa

1 Dec 2016 - Over the past 2 years I have accumulated over 2000+ replacement photos for the Oak Grove Cemetery. I will now start work on processing those photos.

By replacement photos, I mean this. Back in 2012-2014 I took many photos for Oak Grove using a 6 megapixel camera. In the summer of 2014 I bought a 16 megapixel Canon camera that produced better photos. Around this time I also discovered how to do better pictures by utilizing lighting angles, and by getting down in front of the stone to take the pictures from straight on--instead of doing the 'aerial views' that so many of us do.

So--hopefully some of these photos will be better, and will make a better visual presentation of some of the stones at Oak Grove.

As of 1 Dec 2016 I have visited Oak Grove 93 times, and have spent a total of 208+ hours in this cemetery.

Oak Grove Cemetery totals:

1078 memorials I've created
1622 total for Oak Grove

There are still 82 FindaGrave memorials with no photo. And there are 6 outstanding photo requests.

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens at
Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa

6 Nov 2016 - I have processed all my October photos that I took to fulfill the photo requests for this cemetery. There were 32 requests when I started, and now there are 14 requests left to fill. I did not try to find those 14 because none of them were found in the cemetery book that was published in 1987.

As of 6 Nov 2016 I have visited Rose Hill 33 times, and have spent a total of 67+ hours in this cemetery.

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens totals:

1996 memorials I've created
3901 total for Rose Hill

There are still 884 FindaGrave memorials with no photo.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Samantha Rader
RE: Prentice Rader
Hello again!

By accident I found out how I am related to you! We are 3rd cousin 1x removed. We have the same ancestor, Frederick "Fed" Rader. (my line continues through John Ingram Rader.)
Added by Samantha Rader on Dec 03, 2016 4:45 PM
James Richards
RE: Hannah Hannah

Thanks! I have deleted one of the dups.
Added by James Richards on Nov 30, 2016 6:47 PM
Angelic Long Wilmouth
RE: Sarah Roland McClintock
Hi Ron,
I am a professional genealogist working for a client who is a direct descendant of Norton and Sarah (Roland) McClintock.
Added by Angelic Long Wilmouth on Nov 30, 2016 6:32 PM
Thank you again for the transfers
Much appreciated!
Added by MrsB on Nov 30, 2016 7:59 AM
Angelic Long Wilmouth
Sarah Ann "Sally" Roland McClintock
Hi Ron,
Regarding Sarah Ann "Sally" Roland McClintock and a note you added to her memorial...
Quote, "I originally had she died on 02/17, but burial records says she was buried on 02/13? Perhaps she died on 02/13 and was buried on 02/17? Does anyone know for sure?"

I have both the death certificate and obit for Sarah. She died on Feb 13 and was buried on Feb 17, according to both documents.

I hope you had a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Angel Wilmouth
Added by Angelic Long Wilmouth on Nov 27, 2016 11:55 AM
Linda F
Find A Grave Memorial# 55606388
Thank you, Ron, for posting a photo of Julai (McCarty) May's gravestone. There was a discrepancy for both her birth and death date, and the photo cleared that up. Thanks!
Added by Linda F on Nov 23, 2016 6:57 PM
DeAndra Altimus
RE: Managing Memorials
Hi, Ron.

You sent me the following message at the beginning of September:

If I have any memorials in Scott County and McCreary County that you would like to manage, please let me know. I can transfer them to you.

So much of my time has been wrapped up in my school work (getting ready to graduate so the works getting harder and harder) so I've been working on the memorials I have sporadically. Anyway, I honestly don't remember if I ever saw your message or responded back so I wanted to do that. Thanks for the offer and the memorials you've transferred to me. I love getting to work on these memorials and getting the chance to try to dig up the history of these people and families.

Have a great holiday season.
Added by DeAndra Altimus on Nov 21, 2016 5:30 PM
Sarah Elizabeth - Farmer Find A Grave Memorial# 82803112
I am interested in this memorial and your info about this lady because I have been researching Robert Lynch, who is listed as stepson to James Farmer in the 1900 census.

Please tell me your source for Elizabeth's 1st name being Sarah. I have not seen that name in any census after she married James Farmer.

It seems to me that Robert Lynch was either illegitimate or a son of a 1st marriage by Elizabeth. Have you come to a conclusion on which it is?

Robert's death certificate does not name a father.
Robert seems to have filed 2 social security applications, and one of them lists a father.

Ky Death Certif #671?:
Robert G. Lynch, married, age __, b. 9 Feb 1882 Owsley Co, Ky, d. 14 Jan 1951 his home, New Zion, Jackson Co, Ky; residence New Zion, Jackson Co, Ky, entire life; farmer; no military service; father's name ___; mother's name Elizabeth Lynch; informant James E. Lynch; buried 16 Jan 1951 New Zion, Ky; funeral director Calvin Britton, McKee, Ky.

Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:
Robert Lynch, b. 9 Feb 1882 Earnestville, Ky; ss#407-20-7357; parents Poed Lynch & Elizabeth Farmer; Aug 1942: Name listed as ROBERT LYNCH

Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:
Robert Lynch, b. 9 Feb 1882 Owsley Co, Ky; ss#402-18-7295; father ___; mother Elizabeth Lynch; Jun 1938: Name listed as ROBERT LYNCH

Added by Mick on Nov 07, 2016 6:06 PM
Thank you for the McCune GPS :)
That was really nice of you!
Added by MrsB on Nov 07, 2016 4:15 PM
Marjorie Field
Ron, Thank you so much for Marjorie's headstone photo! I appreciate your time spent! 🌞
Added by jms105 on Nov 07, 2016 1:45 PM
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