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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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 • 9,143 Memorials Added
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 • 11 Memorials/Week
 • 13,276 Photos
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 • 161 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2,947 Virtual Flowers
 • 93 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 2,112 Famous Bios
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Questionable actions
I recently received a message from a distant relative to transfer a memorial back to her and it was brought to my attention that a lot of her work has been lost on find a grave by a member merging cemeteries and some seem to be made up. I looked into the members profile and there are quite a few people complaining about the same types of actions , adding confusion and questionable entries. I have not contributed a lot myself but my distant relative has done a lot of work on your site and it is sad to think someone is doing things either b/c they just don't know , just entering hodgepodge info or just manipulating info maliciously. You would be a better judge of that than me. So I'm asking you to check out member # 47272624 there's a lot of messages from members complaining about cemetery merges. Thank you for your time.
Added by MICHAEL FRIDY on Feb 12, 2016 4:28 AM
Thomas J Short
A man named Crigg put one of his family member in my family grave yard. And this man is not ther3e, I told him and he will not remove it. So what can I do to remove it. The grave side is Matney Cemetery in Wayne Co., WV And the name is Thomas J Short. Help Goldie
Added by Goldie on Feb 10, 2016 2:52 PM
Shane Hall
Bob Denver and others
I'm curious as to why celebrities often don't list their parents, siblings and children's names and other info that is normally in an obituary for "regular" people. And in Bob Denver's case, why is he not listed under his real birth name?
Added by Shane Hall on Jan 30, 2016 9:40 PM
Jim Blackwell
Find A Grave Memorial# 51032121
Russ,I wanted to advise you I have the submitted parents for Dr David Roberts for your approval.
The proof is his 1891 will which bequests 100 a year for life of his sister Margaret Booth Roberts, the known daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Booth.

This is the proof that he is also brother to Gen.
Joseph Roberts and the actor James Booth Roberts
and the Rev Edmund Roberts, all buried in Laurel Hill.

Thank you

Added by Jim Blackwell on Jan 29, 2016 3:06 AM
Find A Grave Volunteer
RE: 59898097 William Putch
Okay, thank you!
Added by Find A Grave Volunteer on Jan 28, 2016 6:10 PM
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59898097 William Putch
I'm sorry to disturb you. This man deserved a Famous status. He is Jean Stapleton's husband, and a producer. The manager of his memorial has ignored and deleted my messages. Have a great day! Jayne
Added by Find A Grave Volunteer on Jan 28, 2016 12:03 PM
Find A Grave.
Isn't the purpose of Find A Grave to find people's graves ? I've noticed most of the celebrity posts for 2016 have Unknown for grave location.
Added by jaag76az on Jan 23, 2016 11:41 AM
Jendayi Oakley
RE: Pvt. Louis Till
ok. Thank you for responding. much appreciated.
Added by Jendayi Oakley on Jan 19, 2016 4:45 PM
Jendayi Oakley
Pvt. Louis Till
I'm curious as to why the first word in the information on Pvt Till is "Criminal"?? You gave the details, but was it really necessary for the very first word to be "Criminal"?? If that is the case, then I think there are many, many, of these Find A Grave posts that need to be edited, with the first word being "Criminal". No way am I minimalizing what he was executed for, although I have no way of knowing if he actually committed the offenses he was accused of. I think the post for Pvt. Till should be edited, deleting the first word of "Criminal", which I find very unusual, and unnecessary here. Thank you.
Added by Jendayi Oakley on Jan 16, 2016 5:34 PM
Sidney T. Holmes

I have some information that Sidney T. Holmes lived or stayed in Grand Rapids 1873-80. It seems he owned S.T. Holmes Planing & Sash, Door & Shingle Mill on Grand Rapids West Side Water Power Canal in 1873. It was the first factory to be entirely operated by wheelhouse cable power. By 1876 the mill was producing picture frames, moldings, etc and partnered with Francis A. Parker in Holmes, Parker & Company.

Have you or anyone you've been in contact heard of his investments in Grand Rapids, Michigan?

Thank you!
Added by WinslowJR on Jan 15, 2016 10:56 AM
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