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CatheaC (#47339429)
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too.(2010)

(2014) I have now turned my attention to Indiana. I am working with a cousin to add memorials and photographs to the thousands of old cemeteries there. He does the leg work and I do the desk work.
I also work in conjunction with my cousin, Carolyn Scott, in Green County KY to put up memorials for our extended families there.

If anyone has complaints about my memorials try asking NICELY first without the venom - you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar - as Mama used to say.

NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.

Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.

1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!! If you don't know how to turn it, ask me and I will try to help.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Paul Thompson
RE: Will McCubbin
Yes they are buried in the Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, IL Nancy J & George T McCubbin. I shot you a email with the picture of the marker!!!
Added by Paul Thompson on Apr 20, 2015 12:35 PM
Paul Thompson
RE: Will McCubbin
I have a picture of who I beleive might be his parents, whom are buried next to him. I didnt create a findagrave. If interested let me know!
Added by Paul Thompson on Apr 19, 2015 11:07 AM
Ellen West-Radford
Grave transfer
Hi Cathea, can you transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 144245062, Abednigo Harris to me? Thank you & the Harris graveyard looks good!
Added by Ellen West-Radford on Mar 28, 2015 12:47 AM
RE: Hestle Elmore
You are very welcome! Good luck!
Added by DAR2015 on Mar 24, 2015 12:16 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
RE: Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy
What an incredible treasure a simple box of photos can be! Keep me posted please. Again thank you!
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Mar 20, 2015 2:10 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
RE: Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy
Are you related? Andrew's sister Eve Knoy Wingler (John Wingler) was my GGG Grandmother. Or maybe 4 greats..yes I love the old obits! Thank you again! Don't happen to have any photos of the family do you?
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Mar 20, 2015 12:37 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy
I have copied obit to both. Thank you so much for the info!
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Mar 20, 2015 10:56 AM
Russell Perkins
DeSpain Cem in Green Co. Ky.
Cathea - Thanks for your timely responses to my edit requests.
I am working on the DeSpain cemetery memorials as I feel well enough. I have over 120 edit requests out for memorials in this cemetery. Very slow or no edit approvals from some that manage memorials.
I have to spend time tracking edit requests when I could be working on new ones. Hope to finish this cemetery soon. These are my people I knew personally or they are related to me. So many memorials out there by contributors who do not know anything but what they got off a list somewhere and so much wrong or missing info on virtually all memorials.
Thanks for being so helpful to me.
Russell Perkins

Added by Russell Perkins on Mar 14, 2015 12:48 PM
Vickye Blatherwick
Wood memorials
thank you for establishing the Wood memorials at GreenLawn Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana. I will be sending you information to add through the status button. I just wanted to thank you for your work.
Added by Vickye Blatherwick on Mar 12, 2015 7:40 PM
You are welcome. Was a nice day to be outside.
Added by R.Holly on Mar 11, 2015 5:10 PM
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