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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 41 years ago!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve--affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

(Click on my profile pic above to read the story of the Civil War ancestor whose headstone I'm posing with).

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Rachel Grinage
Not related to any Grinage. Parents & friends buried at same cemetery and I lived next to the sextons of both Van Auken & Whiteford Union.
Added by LV BRMNS on Nov 24, 2015 2:43 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Arch Blankenship
Hey John! Happy Thanksgiving. Hope this finds you well, and ready to eat!

I have a photo of the obit for Arch Blankenship in Sharp Cemetery (memorial number 9265053). I'll send it via email, but it's a little tough to read in places. I can transcribe it for you if you like in the edit tab of his memorial, or you can put the photos on his memorial. (It's in 2 parts...rather long).

Turns out he was shot between the eyes. (Ah, Campbell County...what a wild place this used to be!)

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Nov 24, 2015 9:50 AM
Photo request
Thank you very much for sending this photo. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by CMR on Nov 22, 2015 3:31 PM
Ruth Edna Garrett
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my request for a photo of Ruth Edna Garrett's marker. If you would allow, I would like to use the photo in my Ancestry file - with proper credit given of course! Your kindness and consideration is much appreciated

Kindest regards,
Added by KDorsey on Nov 22, 2015 2:55 PM
Dawn Duncan
RE: Sgt. John Mandru
Sure, thanks!
Added by Dawn Duncan on Nov 22, 2015 12:50 PM
Ernest H Beausoleil grave pic
Hi Spaceman, Thanks a lot for taking Ernest H Beausoleil's grave pic. Beau.
Added by Beau on Nov 22, 2015 6:20 AM
Judy Wood
Ralph Somers
Thanks so much for the quick turn around on the photo of Ralph's gravestone.

Bless you for your kindness.

Judy Wood
Added by Judy Wood on Nov 21, 2015 7:22 PM
L Beacon
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial for me, it is greatly appreciated! I would like to ask your permission to use the nice photo you took (with proper credit) for a WWII project I am working on, I hope you will not mind, please let me know if OK. Thanks again for all your efforts in fulfilling my request, Cheers!
Added by L Beacon on Nov 09, 2015 8:10 PM
Darwin L Dunkel pix
thank you so much.
Added by Kat on Oct 29, 2015 3:11 PM
Janet Reasoner
David Lasher
Thank you so much for the picture.
Jan Reasoner
Added by Janet Reasoner on Oct 29, 2015 1:13 PM
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