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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 16 years, 2 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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 • 9,208 Memorials Added
 • 8,651 Memorials Managed
 • 11 Memorials/Week
 • 13,509 Photos
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 • 161 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 3,015 Virtual Flowers
 • 97 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 2,094 Famous Bios
 • 105 Fame Ratings
 • 113 Sponsorships
 • 13 Friends
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Messages left for Russ Dodge (1469)[Leave Message]
Keith Hunt
Too many advertisements!
Hello, would you please consider helping all of your contributors by eliminating about half of the advertisements that appear on each findagrave page? It sure does take up far too much bandwidth and slows down the page refresh A LOT! Pretty Please? I see that Mr. Tipton has his messages disabled. Perhaps you may have some sway with him on the subject.
Added by Keith Hunt on Jan 21, 2017 5:11 PM
David S. Spangler
Transfer of memorial
Mr. Dodge:
Would you consider transfering Nickolas O. Thompson # 53726900 to me David Spangler # 46888812. He is my Great Grandmothers Father.
Thank you and have a great day, and Thank you for listing him
Dave Spangler
Added by David S. Spangler on Jan 21, 2017 12:36 PM
Sherry Dennewitz
RE: Sarah debevoise Corzine 1780-1866
Russ Dodge,
I want to use the picture on My Family Tree @ Ancestry. As Far as I know, there No Other Pictures associated to Sarah Debevoise Corzine.
Please let me know.
Thank You, Sherry Dennewitz
Added by Sherry Dennewitz on Jan 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Sherry Dennewitz
Sarah debevoise Corzine 1780-1866
Hi Russ,
May I Please use Your Picture of The Green-Wood Cemetery Entrance

Sincerely,Sherry Dennewitz
Added by Sherry Dennewitz on Jan 17, 2017 5:01 PM
Cd
Memorial # 14221451445
This memorial is of my grandfather Raymond Leroy Tucker and a woman who's name is Debbie and her # is 47879315 has been nothing but rude since I've asked her politely several times to delete and she refuses she has never meet the deceased nor his family she had put personal stuff on his profile page and she has over 7,000 profiles she has been threatening to me she has violated several terms of this website she needs to be removed now and if your company does not you are helping her by implicating in her crime please remove his profile as well as hers I've snap photos of our conversations where she is nothing but rude he just died in 2015 she added the memorial a few months after he died please delete both of them
Added by Cd on Jan 06, 2017 3:04 PM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Memorial's
Hello Russ, I have been a member for almost
5 years. I have worked, researched, added so much
information to the memorial's I maintained, since being on Find A Grave. Today Jan 4, 2017, I had nearly 3,000 memorial's I have managed, looked up
the information, maintained and now only manage 2,400, all of the work I have done is gone.
I have never been so disappointed, than today. I have worked my tail off gathering information, those memorial's, so many, I received through the family first policy of Find A Grave. I have been researching for 30 plus years, historian, and It feels like a slap in my face, I did all of the work on those page's and at the bottom of my page's that I maintained, all it says now on those page's that I did maintain, and my work, which is on those page's, it only says now created by, no credit, no acknowledgement, that I even did the work, it now looks like my work which I added to the memorial's was done by the one who created the memorial, How? Why? I don't know what happened to the page's I maintained. After today because of that, losing the page's I have worked so hard on, and adding my information to those page's, all for nothing, so someone else can take credit for all that I have done for those memorial's makes me feel, I don't want to do this any more, I am so disgusted, I am so humiliated and all my work, all the memorial's I maintained through the family first policy, Gone!
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Jan 04, 2017 7:24 PM
DILLICANITY
cyber stalking by dare2dream
This person has been asked several times to cease contact through useless, redundant ediits. Today he or she was asked to remove our family memorials put into his or her Virtual Cemeteries. I could not email you since an older cell is all I have access to while traveling regarding other family elders. Two others seem to be in league with this individual.



Added by DILLICANITY on Jan 01, 2017 3:08 PM
Angel of Flowers
Russ
I want to take the time to wish you & yours a

'HAPPY NEW YEAR'

And thank you for helping me out. You're the best!

Joyce
Added by Angel of Flowers on Dec 29, 2016 8:59 PM
Ben Martinez
Henry Morris Naglee
Russs, This man was some solider, viticulturist and, ahem...much more.:)

"After his discharge from the army, in 1849, Captain Naglee became the first commanding officer of the 1st California Guards, a California Militia unit in San Francisco, the beginning of what would become the California National Guard.

He also entered into a career in banking. In 1858 Naglee left San Francisco to study viticulture in Europe. Later that year, he bought 140 acres (0.570 kmē) just east of downtown San Jose, California, where he built an estate and planted vineyards of Riesling and Charbono grapes, from which he distilled brandy. His high-quality brandy and his great viticultural knowledge made him famous as the "Father of California's brandy industry".

In 1865 he married 24 years old Marie Antoinette Ringgold, the daughter of his friend George Hays Ringgold and descendant to President James Monroe. From this marriage were born two daughters, Marie, in 1866, and Antoinette, in 1869.

Mrs. Naglee died in 1869 and Naglee never remarried. In California General Naglee was involved in two very public scandals. In 1865, Mary Schell, whom Naglee had met in 1858 and corresponded with while at war, published his love letters in a book entitled The Love Life of Brigadier General Henry M. Naglee,

Consisting of a correspondence on Love, War and Politics, after he broke off their relationship. In 1877 his nanny Emily Hanks filed a lawsuit against Naglee, claiming he proposed marriage to her and then seduced her. This led to two trials and three years of headlines in the local newspapers. The court ruled in Hanks's favor in the first trial, but in Naglee's in the second.

Henry Naglee died on illness in San Francisco on March 5, 1886, and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. His estate was developed into the residential Naglee Park neighborhood in 1902 by his daughters. They erected a stone and brass memorial to Naglee in San Jose's St. James Park, and Naglee Avenue in San Jose was named after him.

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Having worked for Gallo Winery (Famous for their Brandy), his work in brandy development caught my eye.

Thanks again for the great work.
Added by Ben Martinez on Dec 27, 2016 8:28 AM
Ben Martinez
General Henry Nagee
Russ, thanks so much for the bio of General Naglee. He was the Commanding Officer (as Captain Naglee), of Company D. Stevenson's Regiment.

William Roach, was the first Sheriff of Monterey County (CA), and was a Sergeant in Company D.
http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5796447

More is uncovered thanks to your work and bio on General Naglee. Thank you so much and keep digging.

Added by Ben Martinez on Dec 27, 2016 7:42 AM
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