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Oak Hill Historian (#47411612)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Being involved with Oak Hill cemetery since 2003, I have accumulated a lot of information. While I have resisted using the virtual cemetery format, I have decided that if I volunteer, the information provided will be accurate, and I can encourage people to become actively involved and maybe visit the cemetery in person. Most early cemeteries are non profit, and will only survive if families get interested and involved. Although the requirement is only to fulfill photo requests, and we have every stone at Oak Hill photographed, there is usually more to the story than a name on the monument, for instance is it a burial or a memorial, so trust but verify, and ask questions. Keep in mind Oak Hill Cemetery is over 20 acres and has more than 10,000 burials since 1854.
In the spirit of Find a Grave, the Board of Directors has allowed me to upload volunteer photo requests, and minimal information without charge as stated by Find A Grave. But additional search information is to remain out of public messages due to privacy concerns. The look up service and requests for information from cemeteries is usually handled as a request for donations or if an extensive search is required an hourly fee is suggested. The proceeds from these requests go into our Friends of Oak HIll Cemetery Fund or to defray the costs of maps and educational materials we provide throughout the year.
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Anne Woods
Dr. Clyde Meffert
Dear Historian~
Thank you so much for the great clear picture of Dr. Meffert's stone. It is outstanding and perfect. I appreciate your continued hard work and care that you give to folks looking for a specific stone in the Cemetery.
Anne
Added by Anne Woods on Aug 19, 2014 10:26 PM
Bob Wilson
Zimmerman grave photos
Thank you very for your work on these photos; I really appreciate it!

I noticed your comment on the difficulty of obtaining a good photo when the light is poor and the inscription is shallow. I have run into that problem myself on several occasions; the best solution that I was able to devise was to take a shot from a very oblique angle, gaining a reflection from light which was coming in from the side, such as on # 124021251 and # 45299897.

Thanks again, and have a fantastic week!
Added by Bob Wilson on Aug 03, 2014 8:54 PM
DiAnn
Oak Hill Cemetery Photos
Thank you so very much for fulfilling my photo requests for the markers of Alexander and Pernina Cargill and their daughter Minnie Wilkin. I am SO pleased to have the photos on their memorial pages! God Bless you!
Added by DiAnn on Jul 09, 2014 2:46 PM
Bob Orr
Oak Hill Cem.
Oak Hill Historian - Thanks for the tombstone photo for Edwin Long.
Added by Bob Orr on Jun 25, 2014 7:30 AM
Rudy's Granddaughter
Bender photos
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph these tombstones for me. I appreciate your kindness in doing this.
Priscilla
Added by Rudy's Granddaughter on Apr 29, 2014 3:42 PM
Rudy's Granddaughter
Hruska Photo
Thank you for taking the time to photograph this tombstone for me. I am grateful for your kindness.
Priscilla
Added by Rudy's Granddaughter on Apr 24, 2014 2:15 PM
Kenneth Moorehead
William Moorehead
Thank you so very much for posting William's memorial. William is my Great Grand Uncle. The search for my ancestors has been a great experience. I was wondering because it looks like you are the Oak Hill Historian, is it possible that there are more Morehead's Moorehead's near my Uncle's memorial? Some of the names would be Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret E, Amy, George or any Morehead in the near vacinity. If you have any of this information I would appreciate it if possible and it doesn't take up to much of your time. Thomas is my 2nd Great Grandfather. Thank you in advance for any information that you can provide. My email address is kmoore550@aol.com Kenny Moorehead
Added by Kenneth Moorehead on Mar 07, 2014 1:27 PM
Lisa Trimble
Trimble
Thank you for checking into Herbert and Ida for me. I just have some vry old note for a relative suggesting that she was buried there. I removed her. Would Charles Wesley Trimble (1897-193?) happened to be buried at Oak Hill?
Added by Lisa Trimble on Feb 16, 2014 11:34 AM
Lisa Trimble
Trimble
Thank you for checking into Herbert and Ida for me. I just have some vry old note for a relative suggesting that she was buried there. I removed her. Would Charles Wesley Trimble (1897-193?) happened to be buried at Oak Hill?
Added by Lisa Trimble on Feb 16, 2014 11:23 AM
janicet
Minnie Conaway
Perfect! thank you for all your help! I hope I have more ancestors buried in your cemetery as it works so well to find them!
Added by janicet on Feb 06, 2014 12:36 PM
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