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Val Lovelace (#47525955)
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Bio Photo Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.

I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.

My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.

Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.

One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:

"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").

It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.

I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.

Thanks...and...Happy hunting!
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Ted
Lovelace family
Val,
Sandra was my mother. Her maiden name was Rose. But I do have a little information about the Lovelace's if you are still looking. You can contact me through Facebook.
Ted Lovelace
Added by Ted on Apr 04, 2015 9:14 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Easter Wishes
May your Easter be filled with blessings.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 04, 2015 7:42 AM
Eric M. Lewis
RE: Thanks
Thanks for getting back to me and sorry for not replying sooner. It's easy getting caught up in life with work and three kids!
Added by Eric M. Lewis on Mar 31, 2015 4:43 AM
Bonnie Miller
RE: Benjamin Fuller Smith #36411532, Marion Howard Prentiss #36411534
Thanks, Val. I do sponsor memorials for my family, but this is not my family. I sell identified antique photos in my eBay store and after they sell I post them at findagrave.
Added by Bonnie Miller on Mar 16, 2015 6:39 AM
Bonnie Miller
Benjamin Fuller Smith #36411532, Marion Howard Prentiss #36411534
I have another photo I can add for this memorial, but the maximum number allowed has been reached. Would you mind terribly deleting one of the grave photos?
Same for memorial number 36411534.
Regards,
Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Miller on Mar 15, 2015 3:30 PM
Joseph Fitzgerald
RE: 102000746
Thanks, Val.
Added by Joseph Fitzgerald on Mar 04, 2015 8:27 PM
Joseph Fitzgerald
RE: 102000746
You're welcome.

Joe Fitzgerald
Added by Joseph Fitzgerald on Mar 04, 2015 7:39 PM
Eric M. Lewis
Thanks
I just found my grandparents headstone Joel and Lillias Lewis at the Lewis Cemetery thanks to you. I live on the west coast now and seeing a picture of the headstone at the cemetery just down the road from where they lived and my dad grew up meant a lot to me. I haven't been to that cemetery since I was a kid before enlisting in the Air Force. Thanks a lot!
Added by Eric M. Lewis on Mar 02, 2015 2:14 AM
Snickersun
wm
A thousand thank yous
Added by Snickersun on Feb 20, 2015 8:28 AM
Snickersun
w m sunderland
Hi
I just realized I put William Nathan Sunderland, one of my great grandfathers on findagrave and you also have him as w.m. what do I do?
thank you
Susan
Added by Snickersun on Feb 19, 2015 10:30 AM
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