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Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)
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Bio Photo The virtual cemeteries on my list that start with an asterick are one memorial in each of the international cemeteries I have worked on. I use this to easily find each cemetery.

Interesting projects I have been working on. (Newest work at top of list):

The Sinking of the USS Conestoga A US Naval tugboat that disappeared from outside the San Francisco Bay in 1921, and was never heard from again. It was believed that the ship sank 2,000 miles away from where it was discovered in the Greater Farallones Islands in Oct. 2015.

Murulla Railway Disaster A midnight train collision in the Upper Hunter Valley on Sept. 13, 1926 near Murrurundi, New South Wales. The different cemeteries are interlinked.

Victims of the Sunshine Station Railway Disaster Forty-four people died when one train ran into another in a crowded train station in suburban Melbourne in 1908. Newspaper articles and photos of those killed. Hyperlinks at the bottom of each page will carry you to the different cemeteries involved.

Coranderrk Aboriginal Cemetery, Healesville, Victoria, Australia. Amazing 150 year old photos of the residents of this Aboriginal Station, who believed that Queen Victoria had given the reserve to them in perpetuity.

Dom St. Petri, Bremen, Germany with photos from Sept. 2014.

Goodwood Motor Circuit Cemetery, Chichester, England with photos.

Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex, England with photos.

National Cathedral of Denmark, Copenhagen. With translations.

Sankt Petri Kirke, Copenhagen.

Oude Kerk, Amsterdam is a 14th century church that became an indoor cemetery. Each stone in the floor covers between 2 and 7 graves. I have found a lot of genealogical information and I have photographed both the stone and the area of the church the stone is in; you get a sense of the size of this place. BACK OFF, girls! The silver fox in a number of the pictures is MINE!

China Ashes is my list of people who died in China and the disposition of their ashes was lost. It is especially interesting considering how many of these individuals I could find photos for.

Royal Naval Cemetery - Liu-kung-tao

Holy Trinity Cathedral and the story of the ashes there (or are they?)

Taiyuan Massacre Graves

The Rebellion Cemetery of 1900

Yangpu Public Park

Heping Park

Weihsien Civilian Assembly Center

-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!


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Liz H
RE: Allan William Reid
Hi Rebecca,

To my knowledge my father Allan William Reid and my brother John Clancy Reid are the only Reids of our family buried in Wagga Wagga. Dad's family was from Clermont, QLD so Reid relatives would be buried there and further back on the family tree, in Rockhampton.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Hall
Added by Liz H on Oct 18, 2016 9:30 PM
Barbara Downes
RE: Sunshine Station Grave Photos
Hi Rebecca
One of the photos uploaded for John Dent shows the full headstone, which names both William and Emma (also John's sister Amy). Feel free to upload that photo (and cut it to size if you want) for William and Emma. Alternatively if you want close-ups let me know, as we're bound to make another visit there.
Re: Joseph Green - that's the same plot as Ethel, but there's no inscription. But feel free to upload the photo on his memorial page if you want.
cheers, Barb
Added by Barbara Downes on Sep 30, 2016 9:39 PM
Michael Beuselinck
RE: Thank you!
Thank you, Rebecca! She was my grandmother. She was loving, optimistic, had a great sense of humor and laughed all the time. We all miss her! Thanks again!

Added by Michael Beuselinck on Aug 24, 2016 5:45 PM
Barb Lancaster
Thank you for posting the picture of my great great grandmother's tombstone. Do you have a connection to Annie Kirkpatrick or did you canvas the entire cemetery? I'm always looking for distant relatives.
Barb Lancaster
Added by Barb Lancaster on Aug 24, 2016 2:07 PM
deanna french
RE: Dillingham and Agan Graves
Thank you very much. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 22, 2016 6:54 PM
deanna french
105771444 James Agen photo
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting place of many "old soldiers' that had ties to Vt. James Agen is one such patriot. May I use the photo that you contributed to his memorial page, to post on the Vermont (

You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 15, 2016 8:31 AM
Beckie Saar Leone
RE: Lillie Ann Adams Martin #60314497
Hi Rebecca, I immediately made the transfer. I see you are very active on Find A Grave and I'm sure you agree, family should be with family when there is someone available.

I was so interested in your projects. You are an amazing contributor here on Find A Grave. Talk about lucky to have you! I'm just not sure how you've had the time to do all you've done. Great job.

Mostly, I wanted to comment about having the treasures from your Grandmother and Great Grandmother's homes. My sister and I have all the family treasures. We do have 2 adults in the next generation, but they will not be able or willing to accept all we have. It breaks our hearts but that is life I guess. Anyway, what my sister and I do is use everything to the fullest. We know where these things came from and what they mean - at least to us! It delights me to see you also treasure your family's past by using their things. Sometimes I go through my home and name all the antiques and who they came from. I love the fact I have, at least, a little something from most of my Great Aunts & Uncles as well. I love my home and what it means. Maybe that is why I'm so comfortable on Find A Grave. It is a way of remembering all the people who came before us.

Thank you for asking for your Great Grandmothers memorial. I just can't help but wonder, what took you so long? (Just kidding! Since you can see humor in print, I want to say, that was a small joke!)

Added by Beckie Saar Leone on Jul 14, 2016 2:21 PM
linda bly
Memorial Charles Henry White, #97739349
Rebecca--is it possible to add stepchildren to a memorial? If so, would you add my Dad, Daniel B. Bly, #7873902 to my Grandfather's? If not, no problem, and thanks for the assistance.
Added by linda bly on Jul 05, 2016 3:52 PM
Carol M
Alice Mary Ann (nee Chandler) Duddy
Hi Rebecca, Alice's first Husband was William Nolan, born abt 1859, Kilkenny, Ireland. Died 28th April 1935, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. He arrival in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 9th January 1880 age 21 aboard the Northampton.
Added by Carol M on Jun 13, 2016 6:15 AM
Lisa B
Henry Haigh
Hi Rebecca. I posted photos of Henry's grave. I did check into it and the records indicate that this Henry was born in Canada. Hope that helps!
Added by Lisa B on Jun 12, 2016 7:12 AM
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