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Mark Alexander Oliver (#46773630)
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Bio Photo "Will I be remembered as someone good
Who answered many calls,
Will I be remembered as a foolish heart
Who suffered many falls.
Will I be remembered by those I've loved
Long after the last one cries,
Will I be remembered by anyone
Long after my echo dies"

From my poem 'The Hazel Wood'

I have always been more interested in the ‘What was' than the ‘What will be'. From an early age I've been fascinated with cemeteries and would often go on a cemetery safari with my dad at a moments notice. Most of all (and probably like most) I have the greatest interest in those that swung in the branches of my family tree before me. Cemeteries are like libraries for such as these, unfortunately other then when they entered and exited, little is known about them outside of the family and then only for a short time, as those that knew them themselves disappear from our lives. I find this way too sad. There is a lifetime of information in the dash between the date of birth and death. We need to recount and remember them no matter how short or long or if they ever occupied our lives. Hoping to capture what I can about my family and also adding to this site the resting-places of those I do not know, so that perhaps you may find a piece of your past.

And remember my motto to live by:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways; a great cigar in one hand and a fine single malt scotch in the other, body thoroughly used up and totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

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barbara kay
Jacob Tucker Memorial No10341798
Would you add some information to my ancestors (subject's) Memorial? Thank you
Added by barbara kay on Nov 05, 2014 6:31 PM
Gwen
Photo permission
Hello Mark,
Do you mind if I include your photo of Hollywood Memorial Park on my ancestry.com family tree, with attribution to you? Thanks for your consideration. Gwen
Added by Gwen on Nov 25, 2013 3:00 PM
ditdit
Hollywood Cemetery-two of them
Hi there- you have posted photos of both cemeteries on their respective pages. Is it one large cemetery with two entrances or what? Please help me decipher what is going on here!

Thank you.
Added by ditdit on Mar 25, 2013 6:58 AM
Anonymous
Whitney houston
Is there a grave picture?
Added by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 11:55 PM
All my ♥ Julie
Hi Mark
Thanks for adding the burial site for Whitney Houston. Such a sad ending to a beautiful lady and beautiful voice.

I was wondering if you could add one other picture of Whitney, maybe with her browner hair and a more glamorous photo to her site. I do not know who handles this, but wanted to check with you first.

I read your bio. It's interesting how so many on Findagrave have their own stories to tell, and sometimes who have the same feelings.

God bless,
Julie
Added by All my ♥ Julie on Feb 23, 2012 9:55 AM
Kate Roy
Thomas and Mary Bodley (and other graves at Westminster)
Dear Mark,

I am researching the following family names who were connected with Thomas Bodley in Baltimore Town, ca. 1795:

Adams: William Adams (abt 1750-1795) m. Catharine Turnpaugh Dewitt (abt 1752-1795) birth year for Catharine is a guess, both years of death are accurate

Dewitt: Thomas Dewitt m. Catharine Turnpaugh; son:
Thomas Dewitt, Jr. aka Thomas Dewitt Adams
Catharine (Catherine) Dewitt (grandaughter of Catharine Turnpaugh Dewitt Adams)

Turnpaugh (Dornbach): Christopher (abt 1735 - shortly before Aug 21, 1805) and Anna Catharina (parents of Catharine Turnpaugh)

I am curious as to whether you obtained your info for the Westminster Burial Ground from walking the property or from the records. I have not located graves for any of the above. Thomas Bodley is named executor in the will of Thomas Dewitt, Sr. as "my friend and kinsman"

Kate
Added by Kate Roy on Feb 20, 2012 7:07 PM
jerseygirl
F. Clifford Shaffer
Mark, do you know where Mildred (Burgmiller) Shaffer's husband is buried? She is interred at the United Methodist Cemetary in New Providence, but don't have any info on him. Thanks, Pam
Added by jerseygirl on Nov 17, 2011 12:43 AM
Kathy Farrell
St. Gertrude's Cemetery
I see that you have provided a photo for this cemetery and I was wondering if you could get a cemetery grave location map the next time you are there. Thanks in advance.
Added by Kathy Farrell on Oct 12, 2011 4:29 PM
beth kramer
David Pierson
I was wondering how you were able to fill in the dates for this headstone - was a record kept at the church cemetery? David and Esther Bailey Pierson are ancestors of mine. Thanks, Elizabeth
Added by beth kramer on Aug 04, 2011 9:08 AM
Danielle Krywicki
mario dicuollo
Hi, Mario is buried at St. Gertrude's cemetary in Colonia not this hillside one listed, thanks
Added by Danielle Krywicki on Jul 20, 2011 7:37 PM
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