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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 6 days
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Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.


This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!

This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into so many already have...


I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.

Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.

I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".

This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.

This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.

An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......

In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"

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Thanks for the photo and information on my third great grandfather, William McNaughton (1805-1852), buried in Caledonia Rural Cemetery. Was there any sign of his wife, Relief Gibbs McNaughton? Several of her children are also buried in this cemetery.
Added by ebmc on Oct 25, 2014 8:56 AM
Charlotte Reiter
RE: Nathan mann
Donna, I just found your message. You had the right cemetery, but it has been mowed over and you can't see the stones. Thank you, Charlotte Reiter
Added by Charlotte Reiter on Oct 18, 2014 6:18 PM
Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Sperry Andrews
Howdy :) I thought you might like that link! I was thinking more along the lines of the bio - where it says he may have been interred "probably from Old Exchange St. Cemetery". I think it's safe to say he was interred from Wethersfield Cemetery.

I'll write you a funny story when I have some time about a memorial you created in Alden Evergreen for Sally Flint. Had me running in research circles when I found that people can in fact be incorrectly listed in a census when in fact they are DEAD :snicker:

I hope these days find you and yours well!
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Oct 07, 2014 8:51 PM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
thanks, Donna!
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Oct 01, 2014 5:30 PM
Steve Seim
Genesee County Home Cemetery
Do you have GPS coordinates for this cemetery?
Added by Steve Seim on Sep 30, 2014 2:24 PM
Mike Ashby
RE: Carl E. Wuethrich
Thank you for your helpful reply! --Mike
Added by Mike Ashby on Sep 22, 2014 11:47 AM
Mike Ashby
Carl E. Wuethrich
I would like to know how many children Carl had. Carl died in 2007, and I have heard he had two daughters and a son, Jean, Eileen, and James, but I find a Carl Wuethrich living on Alleghany Rd. near Attica, and I wonder if he is a son of Carl Ernst Wuethrich. Thanks for any information on this question. --Mike, a cousin of Carl E. Wuethrich.
Added by Mike Ashby on Sep 22, 2014 11:31 AM
I would like to include the photo of the marker for Howdin COVEY in my tree, but it is publicly available on With your permission... I will credit it to you, of course.
Thank you.
Added by g-wizzz on Sep 22, 2014 5:08 AM
Carl Catherman
Harry & Mildred Weaver
Thank you very much for updating their memorials.
Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 21, 2014 10:57 AM
Regina Hall Ivie♥
Samuel P. Hall family in New York
Thank you for your work in photographing and creating these memorials. I'm glad I was able to solve a mystery by taking a closer look at your picture. Thank you also for transferring so quickly after asking. I have also added you as a friend as this is not the first time I have come across your wonderful work.
Added by Regina Hall Ivie♥ on Sep 19, 2014 2:54 PM
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