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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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C Early
Clarence E. Allen
Thank you so very much for taking this close up photo of my brother's Mausoleum stone site. I wasn't able to get such a close up photo as you were. And, thank you so much for creating his memorial profile 148873893.

Actually I hadn't brought myself to creating his memorial profile on Findagrave yet, so I really do thank you for doing this. Could you please transfer him to me, so I can update his information & link him to our parents. Thanks again!

Carol Allen Early
Added by C Early on Nov 19, 2015 6:04 PM
Coffey grave marker photo
Well, they were both appreciated.... ;)
Added by Jan on Nov 19, 2015 5:05 PM
Charles E. Coffey ~ Find A Grave Memorial# 503903
Thank you so very much for taking the marker photo of my uncle's grave. Did you mean to post it twice? Thanks, Jan
Added by Jan on Nov 19, 2015 1:50 PM
David Eide
RE: Michael Burns death certificate
Actually I do not see how to attach it? I have the death notice from the Oregonian and the death certificate. Could you send me an email to my private address?
Added by David Eide on Nov 17, 2015 5:30 PM
David Eide
Michael Burns death certificate
Hello.. I just received this person's DC and was wondering if you would like it for your records? Dave
Added by David Eide on Nov 17, 2015 4:39 PM
David Eide
RE: Michael Burns
Thank you for your cooperation. This particular Michael died at St. Vincent's hospital but I can not find a number for his death certificate? Everything seems to point to him being married to a Mary E Burns but I am not having much success connecting him to her and the family? Finley is checking their records, I hope to hear from them today. Best wishes
Added by David Eide on Nov 16, 2015 1:21 PM
David Eide
Michael Burns
Hello J McL

Looking at the picture you took for this grave

Find A Grave Memorial# 60549117

I noticed that the date of birth is not 1889 but rather

1839, which matches the Michael Burns I found in the

Oregonian who died 12/23/1906 at the age of 67.

Thank you. Dave Eide ( Nice picture by the way. )
Added by David Eide on Nov 16, 2015 11:48 AM
John Sailer
transfer request
Can you please transfer a few memorials to me?
My great aunt Helen Sailer Sullivan
Her husband Lawrence Sullivan

and thank you for posting these! This is the last member of my grandfather's family to be found! Thanks to the Hennepin County Library and Ancestry library edition (free at the library).
Added by John Sailer on Nov 03, 2015 7:28 AM
Dorothy Hill
Thanks so much for the transfer
Added by DMD on Oct 19, 2015 6:31 AM
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
William and Maxine Sullivan

Thank you for taking such great photos
of Bill and Maxine's headstone! I have
been meaning to do this for awhile.
Best Wishes
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
Added by Adele Olsen-Sullivan on Oct 13, 2015 5:52 PM
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