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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
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Bio Photo SPECIAL NOTE:

Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.

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This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!

This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old stones.....to preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into dust...like so many already have...

***AN IMPORTANT NOTE***

I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.

Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.

I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".

This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.

This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.


An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......

In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"

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Gary White
Grave: 27783176
Dear Donna,

I am the 3rd great grandson of Paul White, Jr. He was born, according to Almira Larkin White's 'Genealogy of the Descendants of John White - Vol II', in Williamstown, VT 11 Jan 1793. His son George was my 2nd great-grandfather, worked on Mississippi steamboats, prospected for gold in the CA gold rush, and came to Olathe, Kansas to raise hogs, farm, and was under sheriff during Quantrill' raids into KS. George's son, Harvey (Bart) White, and my grandfather Frank, and my father, Harold, and yours truly are captured in a prized photo when I was just a baby about six months old. I was raised in Olathe, KS, but now live in TX.

regards,

Gary White
Added by Gary White on Jun 01, 2015 10:02 PM
Frank K.
Heman Doctor in two cemeteries
Thank you for checking on that. Have a nice weekend.
Added by Frank K. on May 29, 2015 8:12 PM
Steve Seim
RE: Genesee County Home/Rolling Hills Cemetery
I'm not from the area, just trying to make sure the info on Findagrave is complete.

If you can find the spot on Google Maps, just right click on the spot and select, "What's Here?" That will give you the coordinates.
Added by Steve Seim on May 29, 2015 10:30 AM
Steve Seim
Genesee County Home/Rolling Hills Cemetery
Do you have GPS coordinates for this cemetery?
Added by Steve Seim on May 29, 2015 9:28 AM
Curtiss48858
RE: Margaret McCue Curtiss
Thanks so much! It is such a thrill to see her name on that stone. I hope someone is able to track down her husband Waldo Curtiss out there in New York somewhere someday.

Heather
Added by Curtiss48858 on May 25, 2015 4:58 PM
Curtiss48858
Margaret McCue Curtiss
May I copy and save the photo of the stone of Margaret McCue Curtiss that you took? Margaret is my great x 3 grandmother. I would like to add it to my ancestry tree. Thank you!

Heather
Added by Curtiss48858 on May 25, 2015 12:10 PM
Steven Osifchin
Laychak
Donna,

Thank you for the Laychak transfers.

Steve
Added by Steven Osifchin on May 21, 2015 7:48 AM
Gram
Mary Yates, Carrie Winn
Hi Donna,

Many thanks for the transfers of these above-mentioned memorials! All that you do on findagrave is very much appreciated!
Added by Gram on May 18, 2015 8:10 PM
Amy Scotland
Question
Donna: My Grandmother was Dorothy Lillian Ruhland Scotland. My father's name is Harry. I'm wondering is you are the cousin he has talked about for many years. If you get a chance please email me. It would be really fun for me to share a picture, a story or two with him. When I was a young child we visited your Uncle Art (literarly it's been so long I can't remember if they called him Art or Greg or I'm just confused) in Las Vegas with my Grandma. Anyway it would be fun to connect, if you have the time. youwanda@msn.com

Sincerely,
Amy
Added by Amy Scotland on May 13, 2015 1:03 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Flora (Maiden) McKenzie - transfer
Flora McKenzie was the wife of Donald D. McKenzie, Donald was the son of my 4th great grand uncle. Would you transfer her memorial to me so that I can write her biography and link her to other family members? My Find A Grave is ID #47357320,
thank you very much,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on May 12, 2015 9:36 AM
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