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Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)
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Bio Photo Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other Find A Grave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. Add them to matching profiles if you want to!

I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean and trim the grass and earth around outdoor markers... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!

I will offer (to the edit suggestions of the memorial) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them.

The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!



I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

I use my account's search engine to find facts that requesters may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I've been told that I've successfully helped many requesters make important discoveries for their genealogical research.

Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.

(Sung to: "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean")

Please, don't put my name on a tombstone
Out there where the sad willows wave
I don't want my name on a tombstone
Till after I'm dead in my grave!

Sometimes I go reading grave markers
And always, I shudder to see
A live person's name neatly chiseled
Unfinished where death date shall be…

The time of my demise is unknown
And that's how I want it to be
I don't need my name on a Tombstone
Unless it's a pizza for me…

No way, Jose,
Don't want that plot waiting for me, for me
No name, no claim,
Don't keep a spot waiting for me…!

Don't keep that plot waiting for me…!
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S. Luck-Brillhart
Judith N. Kralj Photos
Thanks Richard for adding the photos from Nick's page to his daughter's page as well. It is much appreciated.
S. Luck-Brillhart
Added by S. Luck-Brillhart on Jul 07, 2014 10:55 PM
A Harwell-Brown
Jefferson Davis Stamps
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It was NOT a duplicate of 34371653....but another completely different person/spouse.

After your notification, I went back through my documentation and saw I used the burial location from my grandfather's family history notes. When I pulled out Jefferson and Mary's death certificates, I noticed my grandfather was incorrect about the cemetery location.

My Jefferson Davis Stamps and his wife, Mary Emmaline Ryan, are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.

I deleted my incorrect listing.......thanks for helping me correct this information.
Added by A Harwell-Brown on Jul 07, 2014 9:32 AM
Rory McNeil
RE: Nystroms
It was my pleasure to take a photo of the Nystroms' headstone. My dad and Norv were friends and I went to school with Brett.
Added by Rory McNeil on Jul 05, 2014 3:48 PM
Bev Carr
photo Jerry Haughey
Hi, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to locate and take this picture. It's perfect.
Thanks again - Beverly
Added by Bev Carr on Jul 05, 2014 11:14 AM
Drexel Stitt
You're very welcome. It's my pleasure to do photos, especially the Veteran's. Tahoma National Cemetery was very beautiful today (as always). Laura aka pokeypup
Added by Pokeypup on Jul 03, 2014 5:53 PM
James Morin, thank you.
Hi Richard!

Happy July 4th! Thanks for trying to find James Morin's headstone. It kind of sounds like there's nothing much left of that cemetery but you wrote a beautiful online memorial (as always) and we honor them, remember them, tell their stories (when we know them).

All the best from your pal on East Coast...

Jen Marshall Stoik

Added by Cal_Jen on Jul 02, 2014 6:46 PM
Cathy Cadd
Dorrance and Palmer
Thank you for the photos. I appreciate your time in doing this. Cathy Issaquah Washington
Added by Cathy Cadd on Jul 02, 2014 4:56 PM
Marie Beck Photo
Thank you so much for the photo
Added by Dgoodman on Jun 27, 2014 3:20 PM
Gloria Jennings Lowrey
Thank You
Thanks for attempting to fulfill my photo request for Ethel Jennings Leeman whom I thought was interred at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. I will need to research further. She and her husband both died in Santa Cruz Co. Thanks again.
Added by Gloria Jennings Lowrey on Jun 27, 2014 2:55 PM
Marvin Edwin Erwin Jr.
Helen Waltrip

Thanks for the plot suggest for Helen Waltrip, I made the addition to her site.

Added by Marvin Edwin Erwin Jr. on Jun 26, 2014 9:30 AM
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