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CatheaC (#47339429)
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too. I wanted to "pay it forward" by helping others find their relatives buried here in central Oklahoma. (2000)

(2014) I have now turned my attention to Indiana. I am working with a cousin to add memorials and photographs to the thousands of old cemeteries there. He does the leg work and I do the desk work.
I also work in conjunction with my cousin, Carolyn Scott, in Green County KY to put up memorials for our extended families there.
The 99% of helpful, friendly, and cooperative people I find here more than out weigh the four people I have run into who are vicious and hateful. You will run into them too occasionally, but know that they are the minority here and don't let them discourage you.

If anyone has complaints about my memorials try asking NICELY first without the venom - you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar - as Mama used to say.

1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!! If you don't know how to turn it, ask me and I will try to help.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Ellen West-Radford
Grave transfer
Hi Cathea, can you transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 144245062, Abednigo Harris to me? Thank you & the Harris graveyard looks good!
Added by Ellen West-Radford on Mar 28, 2015 12:47 AM
RE: Hestle Elmore
You are very welcome! Good luck!
Added by DAR2015 on Mar 24, 2015 12:16 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
RE: Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy
What an incredible treasure a simple box of photos can be! Keep me posted please. Again thank you!
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Mar 20, 2015 2:10 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
RE: Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy
Are you related? Andrew's sister Eve Knoy Wingler (John Wingler) was my GGG Grandmother. Or maybe 4 greats..yes I love the old obits! Thank you again! Don't happen to have any photos of the family do you?
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Mar 20, 2015 12:37 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy
I have copied obit to both. Thank you so much for the info!
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Mar 20, 2015 10:56 AM
Russell Perkins
DeSpain Cem in Green Co. Ky.
Cathea - Thanks for your timely responses to my edit requests.
I am working on the DeSpain cemetery memorials as I feel well enough. I have over 120 edit requests out for memorials in this cemetery. Very slow or no edit approvals from some that manage memorials.
I have to spend time tracking edit requests when I could be working on new ones. Hope to finish this cemetery soon. These are my people I knew personally or they are related to me. So many memorials out there by contributors who do not know anything but what they got off a list somewhere and so much wrong or missing info on virtually all memorials.
Thanks for being so helpful to me.
Russell Perkins

Added by Russell Perkins on Mar 14, 2015 12:48 PM
Vickye Blatherwick
Wood memorials
thank you for establishing the Wood memorials at GreenLawn Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana. I will be sending you information to add through the status button. I just wanted to thank you for your work.
Added by Vickye Blatherwick on Mar 12, 2015 7:40 PM
You are welcome. Was a nice day to be outside.
Added by R.Holly on Mar 11, 2015 5:10 PM
mark edmonson
RE: Abraham Manhein
The second picture shows where that stone has SUNK. It happens here alot. I could feel it with a screw driver, but the grass has grown over it. It's where that indentation is in the ground. If you call the city, they can send someone to uncover it, fill with dirt, and reset it. i am not sure if there is a charge, I DONT THINK SO, its in the perpetual care. But that is WHY I took the second picture
Added by mark edmonson on Feb 11, 2015 11:38 AM
McCaslins in Greenlawn Cemetery
Thank you for taking care of this problem so promptly.

Lois Johnson
Johnson County INGenWeb Coordinator
McCaslin Researcher
Added by lebj on Feb 04, 2015 2:54 PM
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