|Mike Sykes (#47318428)|
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Being a photo volunteer for Find A Grave has become my primary hobby, and has inspired a belief that every person deserves that their time, regardless how little or how long, be preserved in grave marker photo's before time and the elements takes it's toll and they are lost forever. Having the opportunity to provide others with grave marker pictures, who otherwise, may never have a chance to see them, is a gratifying experience. I strive to get the best possible photo, although deterioration, or location, of some markers makes that difficult.|
Currently, my main focus is on Rose Hill Cemetery, in Grady Co. Okla. I have, so far, found dozens upon dozens of people buried there that are not listed on cemetery sexton records. I do this by making photo surveys and comparing them to the records. I've determined that dozens more that are listed in the records are in unmarked graves. I am compiling a list of names and locations in hopes of someday getting this information into the records. I hope to accomplish this before it is my turn to fill one of those plots.
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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|Jackie||Rose Hill Cemetery ~ Chickasha Oklahoma|
Just a short note to let you know that we are truly grateful for the splendid headstone photos of our Taylor ancestors buried at Rose Hill Cemetery. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to help a total stranger with my request and to pinpoint their burial location. The photos are priceless.
Finally, and most important, thank you for your contributions as a volunteer on Find A Grave. You can be assured your photo contributions on Find A Grave will be appreciated by future generations.
Again, thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request; your kindness made me very happy.
Have a good day,
Added by Jackie on Mar 11, 2014 3:12 PM
|William Jackson Hollis Jr.||RE: Odessa Darnell|
Thanks Mike. Probably her daughter then that is buried there and it appears to be the family plot.
|Linda Wiesner||Charles Adam Pelzer - headstone - Thank you!|
Thank you so much for taking and posting the photos of the headstone for my great uncle Charles Adam Pelzer (# 75987800) and his wife Therese G. Laas (# 62957296).
Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
If I could please make the request, would you kindly grant me permission to use the photos on my ancestry.com tree? I would of course give you full credit.
Thank you for all your wonderful work with findagrave.
|William Jackson Hollis Jr.||Odessa Darnell|
Thank you Mike for the photos of my aunt's grave site. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.
I do have a question: I noticed the name HARROW on the headstone - were there other graves close by with that name? I am thinking that might have been the married name of one of her daughters. Looks like she probably outlived her children.
|W.R. Smith||Gravestone photo|
Thanks, Mike!! The photo proves that the transcription of the marker was wrong as I suspected. I very much appreciate your help!!
Thanks for taking the pictures of her headstone. I appreciate you volunteering your time to do this.
Added by KatyD on Feb 28, 2014 8:54 AM
Thank you so much for your help.
|Tiffany Pugh||Thank you!|
Thank you very much for adding the Frey Family Grave Site photos. I really appreciate it!
|Erin Holcomb||Holcomb/Lumley photos|
Thank you so much for the photos of my grandparent's, great-aunt's and great-grandparent's monuments! Stay warm!
|Susan Bozarth||Photo Request|
Thank you very much for getting the photos I requested!
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