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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
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I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.

You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.

PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.

I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.


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RE: memorial #74451376
Your welcome
Added by Jo on Apr 16, 2014 1:45 AM
Obsessed Genealogist
Albert Robert Lamb
Reels Chapel, Knox County, Indiana

b. Aug. 23, 1906 d. Oct. 28, 1913

Not 1918

Father was:

George W. Lamb

Mother was:

Ada Ellen Parker Lamb (nickname Ella)

George and Ella are located in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Nebraska - under the last name of Lambe (with an e) - no other records exist with the name spelled that way.
Added by Obsessed Genealogist on Apr 13, 2014 8:13 PM
David Ballard
John R Ballard
Hi Rita, You are a tremendous asset to Find A Grave and I appreciate all you effort. BUT, I was able to enhance the photo that you posted for John Ballard, 63115786, and posted my version. I would be happy to send you my version to post so that it is under your name, or will delete mine, which ever you prefer. sorry, I just can't help myself to not improve a memorial when I can. you can contact me at

Thanks, David
Added by David Ballard on Apr 07, 2014 9:32 AM
Nancy Mattox
Oliver Pickering
Thank you for the time that you take for taking photo's of the gravestones. Have looked for a death date for him for over 10 years. I try to do as many volunteer photo's that I can, in what little time I have. Would love to include this photo in my family tree with giving you credit for taking the photo.

Nancy Mattox
Added by Nancy Mattox on Apr 04, 2014 9:31 PM
Kim Kincaid
Correne Hoffman
Hi Rita,

I also requested a photo for Correne Kimbley Hoffman in the Vincennes cemetery.


Added by Kim Kincaid on Apr 02, 2014 5:33 PM
Kim Kincaid
Browns in Vincennes City Cemetery

You had taken a picture of Clara Kimbley Brown's stone and included some other pictures of Browns in that plot. I've done some more research on the Brown family and believe they belong to Clarissa E Brown Find A Grave Memorial# 63117931 and her husband William D Brown Find A Grave Memorial# 63118078. I have submitted photo request for them and also their son James M Brown Find A Grave Memorial# 63117992. Clara & James had sons: Marion Brown (b 3 Dec 1900) Find A Grave Memorial# 63118025
and Norman Lloyd Brown (b 19 Nov 1902 d 31 Oct 1905). Norman is listed under the name Herman?? Brown Find A Grave Memorial# 63117973 I find Norman's birth & death in the Indiana Records. Does it really say Herman on his tombstone?

Added by Kim Kincaid on Mar 29, 2014 1:33 PM
jim jones
Gary VanLue
Hi Rita, He lived only 2 days. Born and died in 1958. And thanks for the O'Connor transfer....Jim
Added by jim jones on Mar 25, 2014 4:42 AM
Maude Bingham
Greetings, We see you have linked Aunt Maude to her parents. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Patrivia
Added by Patrivia on Mar 24, 2014 12:47 PM
John and Mary Collard
Thanks for linking John and Mary Collard. We appreciate your time and effort.Patrivia
Added by Patrivia on Mar 24, 2014 12:43 PM
Carol Hicks
W. M. Knipe
Would it be possible to link W.M Knipe to his wife Sarah Jackson Knipe 91565130. These are my great great aunt and uncle and I would really like to see them linked. Would like to maintain them if I might be allowed to do that or at least send more information to be added.

Thank you so much.
Added by Carol Hicks on Mar 23, 2014 4:28 PM
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