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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
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Bio Photo I live in Newton, Iowa and will be happy to locate and photograph markers in my area.

I retired from the Air Force August 1 2009 after 26 years of service as a Master Sergeant. I am also a member of the Rapid City, South Dakota Masonic Lodge #25 and the NAJA Shriners.

Photography is my hobby/passion. I will try to fulfill as many requests as possible with quality photos. I enhance all photos to provide the best quality I can.

I trim grass covering markers and sweep off debris to enable a clear view of the marker. I photograph the entire marker as well as a close up of the name inscription. Past experience I have learned people like to see the entire marker and not just a close up of the inscription. I also photograph the back of the marker if there is any inscription on the back.

I NEVER rub chalk or other substances on markers. Chalk will DAMAGE a marker and speed the deterioration of the stone. I use a foil technique that uses aluminum foil to enhance the inscription. This technique does not damage markers and actually works better than chalk.

I can e-mail the full size photos upon request.

I recently became a member of the Jasper County, Iowa Cemetery Commission.

I am interested in my family genealogy surnames of Bickle, Baker, Hoy, Kintz, Plumb, Rinard, Bladwin and several others.

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M. Allex
D.P. McAlister
Thanks for the gravestone photo and your quick response. I'm very appreciative.

Mark
Added by M. Allex on Jul 07, 2014 9:01 AM
Ann Amadori
Thanks!
Thanks for the great picture of Hiram Barney's tombstone at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38849611
Ann A.
Added by Ann Amadori on Jul 06, 2014 8:20 PM
Debra Park
Carey Frederic Boatwright
Here is more info along with the link where I found the info:

Spouse: Margie Belle Brakel b: 30 JUL 1890 in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa

Married: 22 JAN 1919 in Bellville, Marion, Missouri

Children:

Carey Frederic Fred Boatwright b: 23 NOV 1919 in Montgomery County, Missouri

Martha Jane Boatright b: 21 JUL 1926 in Montgomery County, Missouri

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=3196-1373&id=I7111
Added by Debra Park on Jun 15, 2014 12:54 PM
TurningHearts
George A. John
Thank you kindly for your time and efforts in locating and photoing this headstone. Keep up the good work.
Added by TurningHearts on Jun 08, 2014 12:40 PM
Suzy B
Re: Ivan Ford
Hi Rickie, Thanks for adding the info on Ivan S. Ford. He was the older brother of my grandmothers' grandmother.
I read your bio & thought you might want to look for & add Ivan S Ford's Father to findagrave. He was John E. Ford who was also in the civil war with Iowa Infantry, He was a Captain & a Chaplain. He died August 2,1864 from illness due to his war injuries & was buried in Winterset Cemetery, Madison, Iowa. There is a picture of his grave on the Iowa Gravestone photo project site but I can't find him on findagrave. Peace, Suzy B
Added by Suzy B on Jun 06, 2014 12:32 PM
Lisa
George E. King
Thanks so much for the help with the photo. You are appreciated. Lisa
Added by Lisa on Jun 03, 2014 6:04 PM
Jean Hageman
Jeremiah Sayre
Thank you for taking the photo of Jeremiah Sayre!
Added by Jean Hageman on Jun 03, 2014 4:32 PM
Carolyn Wagner
Hiram McGlasson
Thanks for grave photo.

Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Wagner on Jun 03, 2014 9:27 AM
Pay Forward
Stunning photo!
Thank you for the stunning photo of Mr Coleman's headstone! It is one of the prettiest photos I have seen I a long time! I will make sure that the family sees it!

Lesley in CA

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39215585
Added by Pay Forward on Jun 03, 2014 7:11 AM
karen wildman
andrew thompson
thank you
Added by karen wildman on Apr 18, 2014 5:52 PM
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