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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Long-time instructor of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616 and 15724037

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say

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Elsie Harmon
S S. Vermylia # 125936746
Burial found for Sidney S Vermilya in Florida
Find A Grave #12024996.
Added by Elsie Harmon on Feb 14, 2016 12:23 AM
Lee A. Hillard
Agnes & Eugene Kimmel
Thank you for the transfer of Agnes & Eugene Kimmel.
Added by Lee A. Hillard on Feb 13, 2016 10:46 AM
Connie Starnes
It looks like he may have been buried in another state. If you click on his wife's memorial she has been linked to 2 Roe E Patton.
Added by Connie Starnes on Feb 10, 2016 12:09 PM
Thank you for #154260905
Dr. Mahaffey, thank you for finding my Grandmother, Virginia Gary. Its a beautiful thing you are doing. Again, thank you.
Added by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2016 4:59 PM
RE: Mr. Westenbarger headed your way
Thank you so much!
Added by binks on Jan 18, 2016 11:59 AM
Bob Weaver
Bechstein family members
Dr Cynthia -- THANK YOU!! I really appreciate you taking the time to create sooooooo many of the local memorials. You do a GREAT JOB!! Best wishes and Happy New Year!! Thanks - Bob Weaver
Added by Bob Weaver on Jan 04, 2016 9:13 AM
Adelaide Sawyer
Cynthia Mahaffey,
I was wondering if you have been by the Sargent Cemetery to see if Adelaide (Addie) sawyer grave has be fix...
Please let me know. Thank You..
On facebook... Laurie Sawyer Ross
email -
Added by LAURIE (SAWYER) ROSS on Dec 23, 2015 1:20 PM
RE: Colleen Lowrie Cousino
Thanks, I will take care of her and her family.

Added by KGBS on Dec 23, 2015 12:58 PM
Tom Lau
RE: Dennis Fite
Thanks for looking and if I hear anything I will let you know. Merry Christmas!
Added by Tom Lau on Dec 20, 2015 1:06 PM
RE: Osiris Randolph
Osiris and Kate Randolph are buried in section 40, lot 27 and are buried next to Kathryn Randolph Sloan, Genevieve Drummond Randolph and Josephine Randolph Savelli. I have added the photos for the other individuals as well as I sent a "change" to have the plot information added.
Added by meeganm on Dec 17, 2015 4:49 PM
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