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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 19 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.


20 Dec 2014 - As of today, I have completed the uploading of photos for Mount Carmel. Although I photographed the entire cemetery and feel confident that I did not miss any stones--I ended up with 69 (now 43 as of 12-23-14) memorials that did not have photos. I am slowly going through these to weed out the duplicates, misspellings, and whatever--that caused me to have memorials with no photos. I don't think it is possible to clear all of them up, but will do as much as I can. There may be some memorials in this cemetery that belong elsewhere, but I have no control over that.

I know of 6 memorials currently in Rose Hill that should be moved over to Mount Carmel. The owners of these memorials have not responded to my request for their movement to the correct cemetery. These six memorials are:

Robert Walsh (1868-1933)
Mary Walsh (1839-1926)
C. Walsh (1829-1914)
Michael Withem (1949-1974)
Helen Withem (1922-1994)
Robert Withem (1919-2011)

If any of you know the owners of these memorials--can you ask them to move the memorials to the Mount Carmel Cemetery? Thank you.


20 Dec 2014 - A word of explanation on the names I have entered for Rose Hill.

A lot of my new memorials I created were taken from the Harrison County Iowa cemetery book index. I matched the cemetery book index against the names already on Findagrave, and then entered memorials for those not already on Findagrave. The cemetery book index had no dates, so I just entered the names. I will add the birth and death dates as I upload the gravestone photos.

During the summer and fall of 2014, I took over 2000 photos for Rose Hill. I photographed about 1/3 of the cemetery, and have already begun uploading those photos. Quite a few have already been done, but the rest will be done here soon. I should be finished with Rose Hill by the end of January. I apologize for there being no dates on a lot of the memorials, but that will be fixed over the next month or so. Please be patient with me on this.

If you see a memorial that has no dates or photo, and would like that done now; write and let me know. I will upload it immediately per your request.


I am currently working on uploading photos for Rose Hill and Mount Carmel

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
Mount Carmel Cemetery
both at Missouri Valley, Iowa.

I have logged about 31+ hours in both cemeteries .

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
As of: 21 Dec 2014
974 - names I've entered
2768 - total for Rose Hill

Mount Carmel Cemetery
As of: 22 Dec 2014
850 - names I've entered
1204 - total for Mount Carmel

I have taken some of the Rose Hill and Mount Carmel names from the 1930's W.P.A. Cemetery Registration Project, and from the county cemetery books. If you find any mistakes, let me know so that I can fix them.


"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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RE: Nancy Snowden Brandenburg
whatever you want to do is fine with me.
Drives me crazy when people "neaten up" a cemetery by piling the old stones around a tree or church foundation OR I found mention once where the CHURCH of the cemetery actually blacktopped over part of their own graveyard!!!
Thanks for taking pictures of the new stones of Joseph and Nancy Snowden Brandenburg.
Yours in Kentucky
Added by Ann on Dec 18, 2014 4:53 AM
Alvin Poole
Thanks for the picture, I have been trying to get up there, but busy! Merry Christmas, Alvin 47244491
Added by Alvin Poole on Dec 15, 2014 6:54 AM
Betsy Helgesen
RE: Mamie Bourn
Many thanks for taking the pictures. I am thrilled to see them - cloudy day or not. Thank you for helping me out with this. I truly appreciate it.

Added by Betsy Helgesen on Dec 13, 2014 5:34 PM
John Charlie Brookhouser in Oak Grove
You left a flower on the memorial, and took a photo too--we were there today, and there is another inscription that I sent to the manager (not you but because you left a flower I thought you might be interested)
"This lovely bud so young so fair
Called hence by early doom
Just came to show how
sweet a flower
In paradise would bloom"
Added by MrsB on Dec 12, 2014 2:24 PM
Bertha Avery-Hood
William J Kelley
I have move him and his wife over to the right cemetery.
Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on Dec 10, 2014 6:17 PM
Samual Porter/Mount Carmel
Thank you for the correction. I suspected I had some of them entered wrong. I was working off a list of family, zigging back & forth. Please let me know if you see any other mistakes. I am anxiously awaiting your new entries to see if there are any I missed when I was there. Some of the older stones were hard to locate. I had quite lost my sense of which cemetery I was in by the time the sun went down on me. Also a huge thanks for all of the memorials & photos you enter!!!
Added by nillarita on Dec 06, 2014 12:48 AM
Kathy Topping
George Hascall
After looking at the memorial I am not sure what made me think it was a duplicate. At this point I would say to just let it be as is. Sorry for the trouble
Added by Kathy Topping on Dec 02, 2014 5:17 PM
Alvin Poole
Thanks for catching them Ron, have them at Mt Carmel. Alvin
Added by Alvin Poole on Nov 21, 2014 10:41 AM

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