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Richard Stauff (#47106193)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other Find A Grave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. Add them to matching profiles if you want to!

I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean the marker of dirt and bird droppings (Eww!) and trim the grass around them... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see! Also, it's important for the marker's text to be clearly seen for genealogical and family reasons!

I will offer (to the "Edits" tab suggestions of the memorial manager) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them, as well as any other important and appropriate info I find.

The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!



I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

I use my account's search engine to find facts that requesters may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I also add clipped obits from my account, which are all Public Domain.

I've been told that I've successfully helped many requesters make important discoveries for their genealogical research.

Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research!
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Pattie Ford
Nicolas & Florence Arnet
OMG! I just saw the obituary on his memorial. You are just down right WONDERFUL! Thank you again!!

Added by Pattie Ford on Jun 26, 2015 3:38 PM
Pattie Ford
Nicolas & Florence Arnet

OMG! Never expected the photo so soon! They are Great! Nicolas is a grand uncle to me. No one in the family knew where he was buried or when he died. No one knew he had married again Mom said she had not seen seen him since she was 15 or 16 (1943). It wasn't till last night that I found out he had married a 3rd time when I found Florence's obituary. Anyway thought I would take a chance, called the cemetery this morning and they confirmed he was buried there with Florence.

Nick's mother tried coming to America in 1890, only to be stopped by their father who was very abusive. His mother left for America with out the children (6). By 1895 Nick's mother had worked and saved enough money for the voyage here for all the children but 1 and that was my grandfather that was left behind. He came 6 months later. Nick (age 10) and 4 siblings rode in a hay wagon, hidden under the hay till they were far enough away and finally reached Le Harve, France. This was all done with the help of neighbors.I've been searching for him a long time and you are my hero!!!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Added by Pattie Ford on Jun 26, 2015 3:34 PM
Karen Williams Thorne from Orem Utah
Thank you!
Thanks for the information on the Bunting grave. I'll make a note that there is no marker. I appreciate your efforts. Karen
Added by Karen Williams Thorne fro... on Jun 25, 2015 9:54 AM
nancy whipple
RE: Kenneth Main
You are so very welcome. This work brings me great joy and blesses my life. Have a great day!
Added by nancy whipple on Jun 24, 2015 11:52 AM
Bill Harrison
RE: George Peter Miller

You're certainly welcome. I'm glad I could help.

Added by Bill Harrison on Jun 24, 2015 11:47 AM
Charles R. Villarreal
Lizzie Helm Scott
This is a big one for me! I have been looking for the final resting place for Lizzie for 10 yrs! What info do you have on her obit or place of burial

Added by Charles R. Villarreal on Jun 16, 2015 9:23 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Many thanks for taking the headstone photo for Lela and placing onto her memorial.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Jun 15, 2015 10:42 PM
Bill Williams
Laura & Gilbert
Thanks for sharing your time in taking these photos. It is appreciated.

Added by Bill Williams on Jun 13, 2015 6:16 AM
Joni Mobley
Hugh and Clella Ray
I wanted to thank you so much for fulfilling my request so quickly! the pictures are wonderful and my family and I appreciate your work very much. We have a cousins page on Facebook where we are all getting reacquainted. Having these pictures to show them all is going to be a wonderful thing.
thanks again Richard, this wouldn't have been possible without you.
Added by Joni Mobley on Jun 10, 2015 8:53 PM
Jack Gilchrist
Carl and Freda Brock Photos
Thanks you for the obits and grave marker photos taken in the Oakwood Memorial Park in Santa Cruz, California.

Your efforts on behalf of these relatives of mine are most appreciated.
Added by Jack Gilchrist on Jun 10, 2015 6:11 PM
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