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Christine Masterson (#47348844)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 20 days
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Bio Photo I had a dream the other night a delivery truck pulled up to the house and was unloading some huge boxes and crates, four in all. I am watching as they are being loaded into the house and then I saw PARR Cemetery stamped on the side of one of the crates. My friend John Jackson was just about to open it and I screamed "Don't open it"... and I woke up!

I was born in Ottumwa, Iowa raised in Munterville, Iowa then moving to Blakesburg, Iowa and on to Muscatine, Iowa. Find a Grave has helped me bring my family who lived before me together. My Great Aunt Dr. Stella Pearson, D.O. (Aunt Teddy) enjoyed going to the cemetery to clean up, decorate, and tell me the stories about each family member we visited. I have found so many of my family because of our early trips to the cemetery. I just wished I had taken notes when she was telling the stories of family history. I put in a request for a picture of my father's grave over three and a half years ago and no one ever bothered to take a photo for me. Four hundred miles later I had his picture and many more. Today my passion is to fill as many photo requests as I possibly can for those who need that last family photograph. I am getting good at finding a grave and the walks are wonderful!

I have entered several cemetery records from online sources on snow or rain days so if I have any of your family no matter the relationship I will transfer just ask me and I will make it happen. Please provide your contributor number.

If you want multiple monuments photographed, please take the time to create a memorial for each person rather than attach a message to one request asking for multiple photos.

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Christine Masterson & John Jackson

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Tombstone pictures
Dear Ms. Masterson,

Thank you very much for The four tombstone pictures you put on Find A Grave for me last summer for membrs of thr Canfield Family. Your help is appreciated far more than you can imagine.

Fred Canfield

Added by Canfield on Oct 23, 2014 6:02 AM
Linda Linn
RE: Sgt Nathaniel Barnes
From Ancestry.com______
Iowa, Select Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 about Nathaniel Barnes____
Name: Nathaniel Barnes_____
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 71
Birth Date: Mar 1837
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: 31 Oct 1907
Death Place: Blakesburg
Burial Date: 2 Nov 1907
Burial Place: Blakesburg
FHL Film Number: 1769031
Reference ID: p 11 # 126
Added by Linda Linn on Oct 21, 2014 4:43 PM
Request for photo of Find A Grave Memorial# 124308077
Hi, I checked Pleasant Ridge Cemetery for "Baby Murphy" and was unable to find a memorial stone. I did see the Family stone and the individual stones for the parents, Calvin and Blanche. "Baby Murphy" is listed in the cemetery roster on

Sorry I could find a memorial.

Added by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2014 2:06 PM
Dennis Harmsen
You have the same gravestone pic for Louis Pahl on memorial number 59507963.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Oct 15, 2014 10:05 AM
RE: William Paul Hunn #133131831
Thanks for responding. This William Paul Hunn was born on 22 Nov 1929 & died on 23 Nov 1929. I'm glad he is with his parents. Hope you have a safe & enjoyable week. Take care & God bless.
Added by Kathy on Sep 22, 2014 9:16 PM
RE: William Paul Hunn #133131831
Thank you for responding. Is he with his parents, Paul & Juanita. I guess I should just ask what Hunn's where with William Paul, or on the same lot?
Added by Kathy on Sep 20, 2014 8:55 AM
William Paul Hunn #133131831
You took this photo back in August this year. Thank you very much I appreciate your assistance. Do you know or could you find out your next trip to Greenwood Cem. if this is a small baby or child & if he is buried in a designated Baby only area of the cemetery. Thank you for your time. Have a great weekend. Take care & God bless.
Added by Kathy on Sep 20, 2014 7:28 AM
Carmichael grave photo
Christine, thank you so much for locating and photographing the grave of Carmichael. It has already helps and spun me in new directions in my research. Thank you.
Added by RAChistory on Sep 06, 2014 3:18 PM
J. M. (Mike) Powers
William Hennings
Thank you for adding William's photo to his memorial. Your work is greatly appreciated.
Added by J. M. (Mike) Powers on Sep 03, 2014 1:19 PM
May Wiley Corry - Mary Corry Wiley
Thank you very much for fulfilling my photo request at Oakdale. As I suspected the name was transposed! Much appreciated. DiAnn
Added by DiAnn on Sep 03, 2014 10:05 AM
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