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Mark and Kay (#46832542)
 member for 9 years, 1 month
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Bio Photo **Do to sickness in our family and the hours we work we are not on find a grave every day. Please be patient and we will get to corrections and requests as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.**

**Transfer request. Please do not request transfers with a public message on our profile. Please use the edit button on each memorial to request a transfer and please be sure to include how you are related to the person. We will make transfers as set forth in the find a grave rules for transfers. **

In 2006 Mark found the Find A Grave web site when he was searching for some Civil War history in our area. We love helping people find their loved ones and try to add as much information as we can find. We have went searching in the rain, snow, heat, and wind (we like it the least).

After many hours of research we determined that the only way to get good quality, readable photos that would verify the information people wanted and not harm the stones in any way was to use plan water and a very soft brush or to do rubbings of the stones. We have now started retaking some of our first photos that we do not feel were as good as they could be when we get to those cemeteries. We find it very disturbing when we see other volunteers that have put powder, shaving cream and chalk on the older stones and they are deteriorating as it has a chemical reaction with the acid in our rain.

We have met many people we will cherish forever, saw places we would have never seen and experienced adventures we will never forget. We hope to continue for many years and have many more adventures. This past year has been different since I started back to work after being off for 2 years. The summer was so hot and Mark fights skin cancer so we have not gotten to take as many photos as we would like. I've been adding memorials for people in Christian County as that is my home and I have many records for them.

If a family member of any memorial that we have entered would like to take over the ownership of that memorial page please contact us and we discuss transfer of ownership. Do to several requests from people that are not actually related and collecting "surnames" if you are not within 5 generations we may not transfer. We will add "documented" information only to a memorial. Just because you say they need to be linked is not documentation. Please provide obit, death or birth certificates when requesting information be added. If we have entered any information that is incorrect please contact us for a correction. We are here to help people and keep the information as accurate as possible.
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Laura (Young) Hunter
Van Duesen
Once you give a grave to someone else to maintain and they pass away is it possible to give it to someone else to maintain???
Added by Laura (Young) Hunter on Apr 16, 2015 10:17 AM
Mary D
Harland Sylvester McPherson
Would it be alright with you if I used the photo of Harland's stone in my family tree, which would include

Thanks for your consideration.
Added by Mary D on Apr 15, 2015 9:44 PM
Christa Ryals
Are you a relative of this person? If not would you consider transferring it to me?
Added by Christa Ryals on Apr 02, 2015 2:23 PM
Mike Jones
Jane Logan Bryant Photo
Thank you for the photo of Jane Logan Bryant in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Marionville, Lawrence County, MO. I'm writing a book on the Logan family and would like your permission to use the photo in the book.

Thank you for your volunteer work and for considering this request.


Added by Mike Jones on Mar 22, 2015 9:21 AM
Andrew Daft
Ethel Hoyt #79776346
May I have your permission to use your photo from this memorial with credit in my family tree on Thanks!
Added by Andrew Daft on Mar 15, 2015 1:22 AM
Lori Johnson
Clyde Dixon 9103254
May I have permission to use your grave photo in my private family tree? I am happy to give you photo credit if you'd like.
Added by Lori Johnson on Mar 12, 2015 11:09 PM
Effie Ellen Stockstill
Wondering are u related to all Stockstills in Highlandville??
Added by PamJlnKnab on Mar 10, 2015 7:56 AM
Carolyn Whitaker
Ellenora "Ella" Bolch
Find A Grave Memorial# 2980387
Just thought you'd like to know your tombstone photo is on ancestry family tree

This woman has scalped hundreds of tombstone photos from Find A Grave memorials including some of mine without permission. I have advised Find A Grave about mine. She is a member of Find A Grave and should know better.
Added by Carolyn Whitaker on Jan 22, 2015 11:39 AM
Kinseeker's Cousin
Mary E. Maples
Hello Mark and Kay,

I'm looking for the grave of my GG Grandmother Mary E. (Maples) Maples. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Webb) and Simeon "Perry" Maples who are buried in Frazier Cemetery in Boaz. Her husband Noah Abner Maples and his second wife Dona are buried in Crane Cemetery. I was told recently that Mary is buried in Frazier, but I don't see a memorial that is clearly for her, since there are so many Marys. According to my records, she was born in 1848 and probably died in 1891. Would you please check to see if there is a grave for her?

Thank you for the work that you do.

Added by Kinseeker's Cousin on Dec 04, 2014 10:32 AM
Judy Young
Maple Park
Thank you so very much for adding the photo to Tilleys memorial. Looks great.
Added by Judy Young on Dec 01, 2014 7:34 AM
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