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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 17 days
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Bio Photo Find a Grave Senior Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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22nd New Jersey
I'd appreciate it if you could add my gggrandfather, Robert D. Brower 11192274 to your NJ 22nd listing. Many thanks!
Added by whytehs on Dec 12, 2014 2:41 PM
Chris Porter
I didn't quite understand Find A Grave when I started and I did a few things wrong. This lady on Find A Grave is harassing me and I don't know what to do. Please help.
Added by Chris Porter on Dec 11, 2014 12:40 PM
Bernard Johnson
Bobby Bonds
In case you weren't aware, I placed a photo of the Bobby Bonds marker at his memorial.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Dec 07, 2014 10:24 AM
L Richens
Sorry for auto corrects
I'm on my cellphone
Added by L Richens on Dec 03, 2014 7:51 PM
L Richens
weirdest day
I have been doing some genealogy on ancestry today. But when I was checking indo between family members there and thierprofIles here some things didn't add up. So I sent edits and links to my findings at ancestry. But and toys is where it gets weird apparently same person was running a couple of these pages and she couldn't access the links then got weird about corrections. Please see emails sent to me today from find a grave and messages this person put on my member page. Complete over reaction, and I have no intention of dealing with her again, I'm truly sorry she is "ill" as she put it first time, then added what with last msg?? She is running several of my families memorials and not being professional at all.
Added by L Richens on Dec 03, 2014 7:50 PM
What email address do I use when I need to talk to someone at Find A Grave?
Added by Cadmus on Dec 02, 2014 4:33 PM
A Horan
Adm Alan Kirk at ANC
Hi, Russ,
Just thought I'd check to see if you gave permission for your headstone photo on memorial # 12932 (Adm Kirk at Arlington National) to be copied to memorial # 124984104 (Lydia Kirk, Adm Kirk's wife)?
Added by A Horan on Dec 01, 2014 4:35 PM
Carol Tessein
Wm. Bernhard Haeffner #22829714
Original msg. sent on May 29. Second request sent on 10/9/2014. Please add the following to his bio:

Major league baseball player 1915-1928. Catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Giants.

Head baseball coach at LaSalle University from 1947 to 1952.
Added by Carol Tessein on Nov 30, 2014 2:13 PM
FINDAGRAVE listings missing
Jus wondering what happened to the listings I provided for the John Bates Family Cemetery (originally shown as John Bates Jr) that I provided back in Fall 2011, may be Spring/Summer 2012. From member, it seems I provided the first one but it was in a different spreadsheet columns than you required which took me several months to generate thus levying out considerable information from the first spreadsheet. It may take a while but I may be able to find the second spreadsheet.

A second facet of this cemetery is much later I discovered that this same cemetery was know as Reeves Family Cemetery and in attempts to contact the originator found that he is deceased with no one as that one's present administrator. I have talked with a couple of other Reeves Researchers and we have come to the consensus that there is no documentation for either name except within family stories. By studying an old plat map of original owners, it seems there is presently no way to ascertain which family's property the cemetery resided with the very distinct probability that it may have been on both properties at the time of origination (abt 1830),

By this, is there any way these two cemeteries can be combined to be called Reeves-Bates Cemetery with AKA for the other two names?

William G. Bates
Added by Sparkgapper on Nov 29, 2014 11:48 AM
E S. Brinton McClellan
Hi Russ! I notice you have listed, at the top, Eliz. Stein. Brin. McC. 1800-1889, & farther down, under 'Sib.s', E.S. B. M. 1800-1889. Something in there seems off somehow.
Also: Please, if you can, send me any info you have about her life. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Added by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2014 4:27 PM
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