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Rita Botkin Bomher (#47319873)
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Bio Photo PLEASE DO NOT COPY MY PHOTOGRAPHS AND POST THEM TO ANY OTHER SITES. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF MY COPYRIGHT!

PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY PHOTO'S AND POST THEM ON ANOTHER SITE OR BOOKS THEY BELONG TO ME AND MY FAMILY AND IF I HAD WANTED THEM POSTED ON ANCESTRY COM OR ANY OTHER SITE I WOULD HAVE POSTED THEM MYSELF. THIS IS STEALING AND AGAINST THE LAW.

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Born 1959. Married, 6 children. Love history, cemetery art and gardening. I have been doing genealogy for 30+ years.

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I am a historian. I document an event for future generations. I am not a "hawk" or a "vulture". I do not get paid for this, I do not gain anything from this. I do not wish to disrupt your grieving process. I do not do this to disrespect anyone.

I believe that after 3 or 4 generations, everyone is basically forgotten. Our graves sit there deteriorating without a care. I especially feel for childless couples or infants and children, they are forgotten sooner. I love this website, because generation after generation, our future family will be able to come here, and see our graves, and with a little love and care can see our faces also. Tracing our lineage will be so much easier for future generations.

I will post obits on memorials with proper citation. I know some people feel that this info is "private" or "personal" but.... it was PUBLISHED IN THE PAPER FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE.
99% of the time this info is invaluable to genealogists. I have had cemeteries tell me they are private property and those interred there want privacy. If someone truly wants privacy, get cremated and scattered over the ocean, don't put up a huge headstone with your name, dates...... Like having a huge billboard up on a highway and you are asked not to look at it or read it........SILLY.

**Please, no drama. I report, ignore and block, rude or offensive communications.**

I also feel creating memorials for living people is disrespectful. Anyone can find names and dates to enter, but to truly do the job correctly, the names, obits, dates and links should be complete. If you add an obit, it should be as it was printed.

My paternal grandparents were Wavie (nee Rench) & Jesse Botkin. She was the first schoolteacher in Atlanta. Jesse ran the store in town. I have a 2006 copy of the cemetery records. I will try to get the transcribed into Find A Grave.

I do my best to post accurately and respectfully.

I LOVE FINDAGRAVE. I love making corrections. I want my memorials to be as complete as possible. Bring on the additional information. I am on here every day.


I am researching my genealogy, surnames: Botkin, Tonelli, Rench, Redenbo, Kuhn, Chrisman, Reeves, Crutchley, Boggs, Borror, Leach, Studebaker, Mumper, Jones, Houghtling, Terenzoni, Bartoli, Luchini, Ceci, Kieken, Gbur, Davia, Eggert, Horn, Inman, Redenbo, Winter, Spadaro, Davis, Hester, Curl, Shepperd, Maury, Sasser, Humfleet, Sprinkel, Allen, Clark, Brown, Gilbert, Read/Reed, Weber, Hauser, Davies, Dyerhin, Hainlein, Bomher, Fitzpatrick, Halper, O'Connor, Keevil, Cunningham, just to name a few.

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Keith
Family
Hi can you help me with (Mary Sue Davis Cope)65146367__She is laid to rest with her mother,
at Buladean Troutman-Ingram cemetery in mitchell county north carolina..Could you please help me get her added to this cemetery..I thank you so much..
Added by Keith on Oct 21, 2014 8:15 PM
molly villa
RE: James Botkin photo
hi Rita so im into genealogy and I have done a little more digging for you on ancestry.com and I cross checked the 2 james botkin men in center grove cemetery and I believe the one you are looking for is the one I posted the picture of. if it is not him then again im sorry
Added by molly villa on Oct 14, 2014 6:55 PM
molly villa
RE: James Botkin photo
ok I know the dates are different on the headstone from what you guys have but if you click on his wife marys name that's the front side of the headstone that I posted so maybe someone has something linked wrong or the dates wrong you might check this out sorry I couldn't help you any more I have this picture saved that I deleted if you find out that it really is him and you would like for me to repost it just let me know again sorry I couldn't help you
Added by molly villa on Oct 14, 2014 6:15 PM
Deborah Price-Cannon
Thankyou, So Much Rita
Thank you so much Rita, I know you did this on your own time, Out of Love for these people, This such a meaningful gesture on your part. Again With Much Thanks, Debbie Cannon-Saban
Added by Deborah Price-Cannon on Sep 22, 2014 10:39 PM
LissaOB
Tamilla
Hi Rita,
Thank you so much for adding my great uncle Kenny Tamilla. I have just started getting into this and saw you already added him! Love that you did that!A very sweet and shy man, he will be forever in our hearts. Thanks again.
P.S. Love Love Love your bio and point of view on records, I couldn't have put it better!
Added by LissaOB on Aug 10, 2014 3:31 PM
Kevin
RE: Hello!
Interesting, Rita, the spelling difference confirms what I thought - thanks. Do you have (or have a connection to someone who has) a Bodkin family tree or other similar info?

As you no doubt know, creating one from scratch is difficult!

I don't want to subscribe to Ancestry.com, even though there seems to be some info on there.

I am hitting a ceiling with Samuel Bodkin and his wife Bridgette (Cottingham) Bodkin. I am fairly sure his father is Charles (1794-1856) but can't find any definite connection.

Thanks very much!

- Kevin
Added by Kevin on Jul 17, 2014 1:48 PM
Kevin
Hello!
Hi Rita,

My name is Kevin Corcoran, and my 4xGrandfather was Charles Bodkin, he is buried in the Botkins Cemetery in Mercer County, Ohio. Do you know the connection between the Bodkins and Botkins?

I am digging into my ancestral roots and Charles Bodkin (father of Benaia Botkin, for whom you left a candle memorial in 2010,) is the furthest back I have found.

Thanks for your time - Kevin
Added by Kevin on Jul 17, 2014 11:24 AM
Jan Summers
Dr Ephriam Smedley
Thank you for updating his memorial and making the family link. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Jun 11, 2014 7:45 AM
Debbie Stephens
Maslette Newberry Winter
Mt Zion Cemetery is correct but it is located in Walcott, Greene County, Arkansas
Added by Debbie Stephens on Jun 06, 2014 4:33 PM
LEJ
Thank You!!!!
Hi Rita,

I saw that you added my grandfather (John Bruno) in Queen of Heaven. Thank you so very much! It gives me a way to stay connected to him and ensure that he isn't forgotten.

Many Thanks,
Laura
Added by LEJ on May 28, 2014 5:03 PM
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