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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. 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.


Storm Damage at Oak Grove on 6-3-2014.

I am still working on the Oak Grove Cemetery near Missouri Valley (Old Town), Harrison County, Iowa. Oak Grove is my #1 work project.

I have logged about 132+ hours in the cemetery .

As of: 20 July 2014
1044 - names I've entered
1587 - total for Oak Grove

I have taken some of the Oak Grove names from the 1930's W.P.A. Cemetery Registration Project.

If any of you find a name I entered from the W.P.A. records, is incorrect--please get in touch with me. I know that the W.P.A. records may not be 100% accurate, but I can only go by what they entered. And for the most part, they wouldn't have entered a name if it hadn't been there. If you find something wrong, please let me know.


I am originally from Richmond, Indiana; but I currently live in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


"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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Sheila (Henrizi) Thurston
RE: George and Phyllis LaFarge
Ron, I can't thank you enough...not just for the photos, but for your loving care of one of my family gravestones....I tend the ones in Michigan...but the out of state ones are beyond my reach. I really appreciate all your efforts....I've done research for 26 years now and have JUST found Phyllis Nash after searching for her for years!! Thanks again
Added by Sheila (Henrizi) Thurston on Jul 18, 2014 8:38 PM
Sandra Wehrli O
Oak Grove Cemetery
Thank you Ron, for the work and entries you have made for Oak Grove. I wish I could meet you sometime to help a little. I cant do too much physical work anymore. My grandparents are buried there, Chris and Jennie Thomsen. Sandy O'Neil
Added by Sandra Wehrli O on Jul 14, 2014 10:11 PM
RebeccaSue Daugherty
Calvin C Strunk
Ron I had an old picture thought was Calvin, but for several years could not find the stone to go with the picture. Perkins Cemetery when I was there today and took a number of pics. And enlarging them and working with them anyway, there it was but it is not the same pic so I changed them out and ther correct picture is with Calvin. and now I have someone else the pic that was on there came from Perkins so another mystery.
Added by RebeccaSue Daugherty on Jul 08, 2014 8:02 PM
Pat Shaw
Clay Seever photos
Thank you Ron. I am amazed you found that photo on ebay! And thank you for letting us use them!

Pat Shaw

so refreshing (your attitude) thanks again
Added by Pat Shaw on Jul 08, 2014 8:23 AM
RE: Rolla Gravett
I updated the memorial and adjusted the NOTES to reflect your input, thank you for all you have done.

Added by Ozarkcheryl on Jul 07, 2014 3:34 PM
Ron-letting you know I am still at work on the landreths and Martha Shaeffer stone-I want to make sure I get everything right esp on Martha Shaeffer-I think I have everything on her-just waiting on 2 pieces of verification -then maybe we'll be set!
Added by Roxanne on Jul 01, 2014 10:43 AM
William Croghan
Stuhr Pics
thanks so much for the pictures,,,,it is greatly appreciated!!!!!
Added by William Croghan on Jun 28, 2014 11:04 AM
Connie Kappelman McKean
Mary J Chambers
Find A Grave Memorial# 62773255
can you see who else is on the headstone with Mary ... and the dates ...

is Mary birth date 1885 ...
thank you so much ...
Added by Connie Kappelman McKean on Jun 24, 2014 3:10 AM

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