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Ron (#46821890)
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I am a native of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. My primary interest is the history and genealogy of Huntingdon County, and in particular any of the Park/s families that were in Franklin County and Huntingdon County when they were formed. My roots are in neighboring Franklin County (at this time). I do research at a number of historical societies in central Pennsylvania and am a member of the Huntingdon County Historical Society. I also assist a major surname genealogy organization in some of their work. Please abide by Find A Grave rules regarding use of photographs, including duplication of pictures already in place for a memorial. Refer to their frequently asked questions if you haven't done so already.
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Deborah VanDeveer
RE: Lezek Requests
I would be happy to make the changes and transfer them back any time! Have a great day.
Added by Deborah VanDeveer on Oct 18, 2016 9:33 AM
Stephen Gorsuch
Thanks for the transfer - much appreciated.
Added by lolo1951 on Jul 03, 2016 11:19 AM
Sherry Van Scoy Hall
Gensimore & Nearhoof family
Hello Ron,
May I have your permission to copy/use your photos of their grave markers to the family tree at (With proper credit.)

Also, where may I look for the obituaries and military records for these families? Do I write the historical society or are any of these online?

Thank you for your help.
Added by Sherry Van Scoy Hall on Jun 17, 2016 3:25 PM
RE: Memorial Sponsorship
I would be able to post a photo of Grandad and add some additional information. Thank you, Ron.
Added by Sheri on Mar 30, 2016 7:13 PM
Mike Smith
RE: Samuel & Arietta Shoemaker
Thank you Ron for you help. Wish I still lived up that way because there is so much family history there still waiting to be explored and here I am in Florida living the retiree life. I'm sure you are looking forward to that beautiful Pennsylvania spring weather when it begins to pop. Enjoy! All the best....Mike Smith, Clearwater, Florida
Added by Mike Smith on Feb 29, 2016 8:31 AM
Mike Smith
Samuel & Arietta Shoemaker
I am reaching out to you for some advice since you are a frequent contributor of headstone photos for those interred in Riverview Cemetery and since you are a prominent member of the Huntingdon County Historical Society. My question relates to a Samuel H. Shoemaker (b.15 Mar 1820 d.17 Jul 1874 Huntingdon) and his wife Arietta Hampson Shoemaker (b.1 Nov 1827 d. 17 Jun 1893 Huntingdon). Samuel is the son of Elisha Shoemaker (Find A Grave #19782199) and Mary Hergesheimer Shoemaker (Find A Grave #15299971). Samuel and his wife Arietta were prominent members of the Huntingdon community back in the day and circa 1860 he was warden of the Huntingdon County jail. Most, if not all, of the Shoemaker family are interred in Riverview Cemetery so there is every reason to believe Samuel and wife Arietta are there as well. Do you have any information that may help substantiate this belief. FYI, Samuel and Arietta Shoemaker are my 2nd great grandparents.
Warmest Regards,
Mike Smith Find A Grave #46857178
Added by Mike Smith on Feb 22, 2016 4:34 AM
Nancy Thompson
RE: Picture Posted--Locke Cemetery
Thanks, Ron!
Added by Nancy Thompson on Jan 31, 2016 11:04 AM
Nancy Thompson
Picture Posted--Locke Cemetery
Mary Elizabeth (Traxler) Locke, married to McKinley Locke, #35372154, has the correct gravestone photo, 1860-1940.

Same picture was posted to Mary (Baldwin) Locke, #35392356, married to Wilson Locke. Mary Baldwin was born in 1869 vs 1860.

Even though you transferred memorial to me, I cannot delete the tombstone photo from the Mary (Baldwin) Locke memorial.

Would you be kind enough to delete the picture on the Mary (Baldwin) Locke memorial?

Added by Nancy Thompson on Jan 30, 2016 8:01 AM
Gail Davis
Riley Photos
ThankYou so very much for the great photos. I appreciate your time and effort on my family's behalf.

Gail Davis
Added by Gail Davis on Dec 15, 2015 9:00 AM
Bonnie Sallada
Helen Harbaugh
Thank you for taking and posting a photo of Helen (Brumbaugh) Harbaugh's tombstone. I appreciate your willingness to help me.
Added by Bonnie Sallada on Dec 12, 2015 7:23 PM
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