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Melinda (#47626717)
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Bio Photo I live in Helena, Montana, and I discovered Find A Grave while doing some family genealogy. What a wealth of information I found on here! I was helped immensely by the information on Find A Grave so, in return, I like to help others out by fulfilling grave photo requests - especially the photo requests for graves in rural cemeteries in my area. I also like to do a little research on the graves I photograph so you might get more than just a photo from me along with your request.

Feel free to use the photos I post as you wish. You do not need to reference me as the source. It is an honor to provide you with photos of your loved one's final resting place.

May God bless you and those that have passed.

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 • 22 Memorials Added
 • 44 Memorials Managed
 • 219 Photos
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thanks so much for fulfilling my photo request for Ethel Marie Emmons Sark, it is greatly appreciated.
thanks, take care, karen
Added by Mamma2 on Jul 25, 2016 9:32 PM
Rita Gibson
Ralph Anderson grave photo
Thank you, Melinda, for doing this! It's much appreciated! ~ Rita
Added by Rita Gibson on Jul 17, 2016 6:29 PM
Reenie Winfrey Carlton
York Cem

I really don't know what happened on the Kenneth L. Johnston, I did find the article on "Kenny" in the Indep. Record, which is the same as the one in Lincoln memorial. Kenny's son, Phil G. is also buried in the York Cemetery. Kenny died in Helena.
So please let me know what the Find A Grave, said on the memorials.

Added by Reenie Winfrey Carlton on Jun 25, 2016 6:50 PM
Alabama Poes
Thank you for the information. I have made the changes you sent me and appreciate your time.
Added by Alabama Poes on Jun 20, 2016 5:43 PM
V Olsen
W Robinson
Wow! Melinda you weren't kidding it is rough shape. I am surprised you could even find it. Thank you again.
Added by V Olsen on Jun 18, 2016 6:01 PM
RE: Sidney Teeters
Hi Melinda,

This is great! I really appreciate your perseverance and extra effort in solving this mystery. I have sent a request to the person that maintains this memorial to move it to the correct location.

Added by Jennifer on Jun 17, 2016 12:40 PM
V Olsen
RE: You Rock Melinda!!
Ya I knew it was a long shot but thought maybe there might be some faint writing that might resemble one of the dates 1847 or 1895. But thankfully at least there will be a picture. Hopefully somewhere along the way a death certificate or cemetery map or index with more info will turn up. I know it has to be his grave it's just proving it. I really was happy to see you claim the photo request. I was starting to think no one would. I really appreciate it.
Added by V Olsen on Jun 15, 2016 1:54 PM
V Olsen
You Rock Melinda!!
I just saw that you claimed W Robinson photo. Thank you so much. I believe that he is my great great grandfather William Robinson. It is a very old stone and mossy but any clue you can gain from it would be greatly appreciated. I am going to add an excerpt from Gold Pan and Single Trees in case there is a clue in there. (maybe something you can't capture a photo)

William and Elizabeth Robinson
The Robinson Family was another first family of Lincoln Gulch which also moved to a ranch mile west of Lincoln in the Stonewall area. William Robinson was born February 19, 1847, Cashire England. On July 7, 1867, he married Elizabeth Davis who was born April 12 1847. In 1869, William arrived in the United States and settled in Lincoln Gulch. Elizabeth and their son Jimmy, followed in less than a year. Another child who was born enroute died aboard ship and was buried at sea.
In their cabin in Lincoln Gulch they had seven children: Joe, Annie, Charlie, Mary, Bob, Lily, and Tom. Nellie, Sadie, Sam and Arthur were born mile west of Lincoln.
According to the family stories, the children played lots of games on the ranch including one where they took off their socks and shoes and then ran around in below zero weather to see who could stand it the longest. They once took advantage of a warm Chinook that blew in. The children took a tarp and held on to the corners and were blown across the fields. Soon a big storm came up and the temperature dropped from 35 above to 30 below in an hour.
William Robinson died in 1895, and Elizabeth sold the ranch, on which son Tom ran purebred Black Angus Cattle, the first in the area, to Jared Watkins from Great Falls, Montana. The last of the Robinsons moved from the area in 1908. Elizabeth died in Helena in 1912. Tom became the owner-operator of the hotel at Elk Horn, Montana.

I am going add J Robinson not sure if he is connected to my family, in case you wouldn't mind getting a photo of him. Thank you so much.
Added by V Olsen on Jun 14, 2016 7:11 PM
Gerald Miles
Melinda, thanks very much for posting the picture. And for the information to get his headstone. If there were a way to honor your going above and beyond you certainly have done so!
Added by Debbie on Jun 14, 2016 4:24 PM
Richard Beale
Melinda, Thank you so much for trying to find Richard B's grave. I so appreciate your kindness and the lengths to which you went in your search. It's kind of sad that his stone has disappeared as he himself was a stone monument carver and apparently did carvings for buildings in Helena and elsewhere. An extra thank you too for photographing the site.
Added by Liz on Jun 13, 2016 8:30 PM
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