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RavenHawk (#47099650)
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Randal J. Loy
Requesting Permission to Use Photograph
Dear Sir,

I have been attempting to contact you to see if you will allow me to use your photograph of the memorial to the sons of John Hiram Lathrop which is in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.

Their father and mother have a memorial window in the Nave of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, and I have written a major book on the history of the Cathedral buildings and its memorial gifts, including the stained glass windows.

As I mentioned before, this is a not-for-profit project. I raised $72,000 to print the book, and we are giving it to the members of the Cathedral. I volunteered my time over a decade to research and write the book, and I am not being reimbursed in any way for my time, and the Cathedral is not selling the book, except for extra copies. The proceeds of those sales will go into a fund for the repair and preservation of the stained glass windows. (My position as "Historian" of the Cathedral is an honorary one and comes with no salary. It was bestowed upon me for my dedicated service to the history of the Cathedral.)

Please, may I hear from you? Please feel free to contact me at RandalJLoy@gmail.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Randal J. Loy, Historian
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Added by Randal J. Loy on Nov 07, 2015 8:18 PM
Mineral Pt CEm
I went to the SW WI Cornish festival last week...25-28. Stopped at the cemetery and happened to meet one of the volunteers who lives across the street. They have been digging up markers, piecing them together, and putting some of them in new cement bases. It looks really good.
Added by Carol on Oct 01, 2015 2:08 PM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Edmund Alford in Forest Hill Cemetery (Memorial# 41536160).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Wisconsin Obituaries, where his obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, RavenHawk [or your name if you prefer]

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Added by Pamela Thompson on Sep 13, 2015 11:42 AM
Randal J. Loy
Photograph of Lathrop Memorial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison
Dear Sir,

I have sent you an e-mail requesting permission to use this photograph in a not-for-profit project. Have not heard back from you.

I need to hear from you as soon as possible.

I would truly like to use this photograph if you would be so kind to allow it.

Please see my e-mail sent August 19, 2015.

If you have not received it, please advise and I will resend it.

Thank you.

Randal J. Loy, Historian
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Added by Randal J. Loy on Sep 06, 2015 9:52 PM
Old Mineral Point Cemetery
They've really cleaned it up nicely since I saw it on a bus tour during SW Wisc Cornish Fest. I also got copies of burials from the library director since Mary Alice was gone the day I was there.
Wonder if Mary Alice has a database started?
Glad you took it upon yourself to start something.
What brought you to the OMPC?
My paternal 4g-grandfather's brother is buried there. The marker doesn't exist but I hadn't gone thru the cement berms to see if it got planted there. The Boy Scout project said there was one in 1986.
Thanks for what you did, and continue to do.
Added by Carol on Aug 09, 2015 2:57 PM
Mary Jackett
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by northernpeach on Aug 09, 2015 2:45 PM
Andrew Daft
Jessica Parenteau #42659377
May I have your permission to use your photo from this memorial with credit in my tree? Thank you!
Added by Andrew Daft on Aug 05, 2015 6:27 AM
Shan Thomas
Old Mineral Point City Cemetery
We are restoring this cemetery. I am trying to put together as much documentation as possible. Could you tell me more about your work in the cemetery? Your input would be greatly appreciated. (I tried your email but it would not connect.)
I can be reached at
Thank You, Shan Thomas
Added by Shan Thomas on Jul 21, 2015 8:27 AM
You have done
You have done a lot of cemetery work. You should add a bio on how you got interested and what keeps you going. You are certainly a taphophile.
Added by Carol on Jun 17, 2015 6:19 PM
James Avery
Could you add an explanation that broken markers were placed on cement berms.
People will wonder what the surrounding cement is.
Added by Carol on Jun 17, 2015 6:15 PM
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