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Joel Smith (#47077065)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo My father is the one i have to thank for getting me started on this website and taking pictures, his name is Lloyd Smith. We live in central Illinois, Getting pictures for people makes me feel wonderful. I guess i grew up thinking that if I help someone then maybe one day that person will help someone.... and then the ball will get rolling.

I currently work full time in a factory making steel tubing. I am also a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Plus i have two wonderful kids and a wife. So to say I don't have a lot of free time, but I will get pictures when i can.

Feel free to use any picture that I take for you for any family history sites, papers or what ever you need. I kinda feel the pictures belong more to you, the family than me.
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Cheryl Day
Kolb Pictures
Thanks for taking the pictures of the two gravesites for me. I really appreciate the help with my research.
Added by Cheryl Day on Jan 07, 2015 5:51 AM
Stephen Connor Schneider
Thanks so much for Kathryn's headstone photo. I am way down south in Texas, and it would be highly unlikely for me to be able to get to Benson anytime in the near future to take your photo. It is much appreciated.
Added by Stephen Connor Schneider on Jan 04, 2015 4:57 AM
Mary Ricketts
Thank you for the Mary's headstone photo.

Added by DBS on Jan 03, 2015 2:49 PM
Susan Myers Goettsch
Joel, Thank you so much for the photos of Oliver and Celia's graves !

Susan Myers Goettsch
Added by Susan Myers Goettsch on Jan 03, 2015 1:19 PM
Connie Jordan
RE: Ruther
The reason I sent a message to you I s that you had replied to message on Ron Combs find a grave page on Mar 23, 2013 about the Ruthers. He is related to the Ruthers and it looked like you had more info from your message.
Added by Connie Jordan on Nov 13, 2014 8:57 PM
Connie Jordan
Hi there, I was on another website and saw that you are related to frederick and wiebke ruther. I am their 2nd great grand daughter. Their son Wilhelm is my grandmothers father. Do you have and info past dominicus jurgen ruter?
How are you related.?
Added by Connie Jordan on Nov 13, 2014 7:05 PM
Martha Grabke
Thank you for providing photos of Kee family memorials. Appreciate your taking the time to do so for me.
Martha Grabke
Added by Martha Grabke on Oct 25, 2014 9:10 AM
Michael D
Richard Weller
You may want to look again at the photo you posted on this memorial.

Created by: Lois Adams and Daughters
Record added: Oct 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118477524

Added by Michael D on Sep 03, 2014 10:07 AM
Michael D
RE: Pictures
Good evening sir. What a great website we share. As to the pictures, many times the existing picture has shadows or is not as clear as the one I offer. Or though you can read what is on the stone another view may be preferred. I don't always add my picture, especially if by adding my picture another picture does not display on the first page of the memorial.

In East Graceland for instance I took mine just after a good rain which cleaned the stones and I thought made them look new again.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)

Added by Michael D on Aug 15, 2014 7:39 PM
Lois and Daughters
Donald Shols
Joel: You again have put a big smile on my face -- thank you for the transfer - you are a wonderful contributor to Findagrave, as well as your father.
Thanks. Lois
Added by Lois and Daughters on Aug 06, 2014 2:08 PM
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