|Amy Walker (#47327024)|
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I've been a grave wanderer since I was very young, accompanying my mother to the cemetery to visit her mother, and then wandering around with her to read the headstones, practice my math by figuring out their ages, trying to guess their stories, straightening flowers, and being grateful for life. |
My mother has been gone for many years now, but I continue my favorite hobby and have added to it cemetery photography. I was thrilled to discover findagrave and have so many pictures waiting to be edited to pour over and add!
I also have MS and, as a result, cannot get out during hot months as it aggravates my symptoms (which is unfortunately most of the year where I live!). But when feasible, I will still make an effort to assist in locating graves.
Living in a big city has SO many benefits, and I love my city dearly! The only disappointing part, as far as Find A Grave has been concerned, has been that so many of the cemeteries have already been all mapped out & photographed. I love the newest feature Find A Grave has instituted, showing the % of a graveyard photographed! Gives me a new challenge!
I haven't done too many memorials (YET), but if you find one, and it's not my own family, I'll gladly transfer. Also if there is anything else I can do for anyone, please let me know and I will happily assist if I can!!
To check out some of my "real" cemetery photography, come visit me on Facebook or Flickr!
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|Len Harrell||Felix McGill: Find A Grave Memorial# 91261067|
You are very welcome!
I too thought it was interesting when I came across Felix while searching for information on one of my Memorials. After looking at your Memorials, it appears that the information allows you to make multiple links. Thankfully, the same newspaper page provided similar information for me in that I found information of a man having similar standing in Louisiana.
I was glad to share.
|Len Harrell||Felix McGill|
I ran across a newspaper "Mortuary Notice" in The Times Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), Volume, LXX, Issue, Pg. 12. The "Notice" was dated February 1, 1906. I thought it might be of interest to you since you manage Mr. McGill's Memorial.
It reads as follows:
"Mobile, Alabama, January 31 -- Felix McGill, one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Mobile, died at Providence Infirmary this afternoon after an illness of three months period he was 74 years old , a native of Ireland, came to this country with his parents when he was quite young. His father was James McGill, who in antebellum days conducted one of the largest retail shoe stores in this section, to which his sons, Arthur, who died about 11 years ago , in Felix, seceded and conducted with signal success , amassing a fortune. Felix McGill retired from active business life seven years ago . In 1895 he built McGill Institute , in (sic) Government Street, and endowed it as a free school for boys of every denomination . He was identified with many of Mobile's largest business enterprises , until a few weeks ago being Vice President of the Factors and Traders' Insurance Company and President of the First National Bank. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society and other organizations. He was noted for his unostentatious charity and benevolence . He is survived by his two sisters, Misses Mary A and Sarah McGill ."
I ran across the above information while doing some research on my Harrell family line. Mr. McGill seem to be an interesting fellow so I looked him up on Findagrave and found that you are managing his Memorial. I thought you might be interested in this information and could use some of it in updating his Memorial.
Thanks for the picture of Thomas jefferson Broadus's headstone. I was hoping it had the dates. Thanks again. Ann
Added by Ann Nash on Aug 24, 2013 5:49 AM
|Linda Cunningham||Francis Warnock|
Good morning Amy: Thank you so much for dding the photo to my ancestor's memorial so promptly. All of us working together make findagrave helpful to so many. I appreciate your contribution. Linda Cunningham (in Kansas)
|Joy Ivaldi Durrett||Geo M Jackson|
Thank you for taking a picture of Geo M Jackson's headstone.
|Brenda Howard||John L Buxton|
Thanks for getting us the photo of his marker. Great picture. Have a wonderful day!! Brenda
|MLH||Joseph Shabino photo|
Thank you for posting a photo of the memorial for Joseph Shabino. It is very much appreciated.
Added by MLH on Mar 27, 2013 11:28 PM
When you see "claimed" on a photo request, do you still go ahead and take the photo when the person that claimed the request in the first place has plans to do so? Or would you let the person that originally claimed the photo request know that you would be there anyway.
Courtesy would be nice.
Added by Carolyn on Mar 26, 2013 10:27 PM
|Joe Audas||Bodenhamer Cemetary|
Patty, we must have just missed you. We did the same and will post pictures to the cemetary's page.
|Patty Burnett||Bodenhamer cem|
Amy, I've emailed the pics I took of the cem and surrounding area. Good luck and Thanks.
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