I was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, and joined the Air Force at an early age. After two careers (USAF and U.S. Capitol Police), two marriages (death and divorce) and wonderful children AND grandchildren, I completely retired and relocated to North Carolina. I enjoy searching the past..., for myself and others.
I also enjoy being a contributor to this excellent website. When visiting cemeteries for my own purposes or upon request, I will usually photograph and add several other graves from that visit. I feel that they too have a story to tell and will hopefully be found by a loved one. If my entries prove incorrect or incomplete, or you would prefer to replace with your own data, please let me know. I am always willing to make a change for the improvement of a memorial. I will also consider reasonable requests for transfer. Please use the EDIT tab on the applicable memorial(s). PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A DEATH RECORD ON THE MEMORIALS THAT I MANAGE. If you feel that something pertinent is on the record that I have overlooked in the bio, send me an EDIT request.
I do not display a list of Find A Grave Friends..., there are far too many. Rest assured, if you have helped me or I have helped you, then you ARE My Friend.
ADDENDUM: Photographs I have taken at burial locations may be used by others for any legitimate purpose (excluding reposting on other findagrave memorials). Hopefully, I would be given credit for the work. However, personal photographs I have placed on memorials that I created, maintain or posted otherwise, unless specified in that content, remain in my control and are considered copyrighted materials.
But I do hope that you will enjoy viewing the personal photographs I have posted, especially those of my deceased wife COLLEEN, my DAD, MOTHER and our extended family, including the Mother and Father of my second wife and her extended family.
RE: Marea VanNoppen Wilson "regarding Marker Transcription, although I have long been prone to omit such in my memorial creations if that wording is clear within the stone's photograph. To me, it is repetitious and serves no purpose"
I like to include the marker transcription, because: 1. If there is ever a compilation of the text of all the memorials, the transcription would then be included. 2. Some people can't see as well as others. 3. The viewer does not have to open the photo in order to read the enlarged text in the photo. 4. I have been able to read some transcriptions that others say is too faded or illegible, and then include it for everyone.
Thank you, David, for your hard work for the relatives of all those who have passed on. Bob
RE: re: Beulah C. Wyatt Hi David- Always nice to get more info, thanks. I know Beulah was married to George Wyatt in 1919 and had 2 kids. You said they were divorced which I didn't know. Where did you find the obituary for her? I guess I am just curious why after over 20 years married to John Belton, her gravestone only says "Mother" and not "Wife", and the stone is for "Beulah C Wyatt", not "Beulah Belton". I guess maybe her kids didn't like Belton?
USSAH National Cemetery (Washington DC) Thank you for posting the cemetery map of the US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. Do you know how to find burial locations in this cemetery? Although the web site says the cemetery is open M-F, I've been several times between the stated hours and the office has been locked. Thanks for any guidance!
Nathaniel Cleaper Thank you Dave for sending information for his memorial. I appreciate it very much. I'm in North Carolina quite a bit as my daughter and family moved there about 17 years ago. Love it there!
Greetings Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Mr. Oxford, my Find A Grave friend! And also, I would truly be honored if you wished to start a Find A Grave Friends List, and added me to it! Take care sir, and please let me hear from you!