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Mark and Kay (#46832542)
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Bio Photo In 2006 Mark found the Find A Grave web site when he was searching for some Civil War history in our area. We love helping people find their loved ones and try to add as much information as we can find. We have went searching in the rain, snow, heat, and wind (we like it the least).

After many hours of research we determined that the only way to get good quality, readable photos that would verify the information people wanted and not harm the stones in any way was to use plan water and a very soft brush or to do rubbings of the stones. We have now started retaking some of our first photos that we do not feel were as good as they could be when we get to those cemeteries. We find it very disturbing when we see other volunteers that have put powder, shaving cream and chalk on the older stones and they are deteriorating as it has a chemical reaction with the acid in our rain.

We have met many people we will cherish forever, saw places we would have never seen and experienced adventures we will never forget. We hope to continue for many years and have many more adventures. This past year has been different since I started back to work after being off for 2 years. The summer was so hot and Mark fights skin cancer so we have not gotten to take as many photos as we would like. I've been adding memorials for people in Christian County as that is my home and I have many records for them.

If a family member of any memorial that we have entered would like to take over the ownership of that memorial page please contact us and we discuss transfer of ownership. Do to several requests from people that are not actually related and collecting "surnames" if you are not within 5 generations we may not transfer. We will add "documented" information only to a memorial. Just because you say they need to be linked is not documentation. Please provide obit, death or birth certificates when requesting information be added. If we have entered any information that is incorrect please contact us for a correction. We are here to help people and keep the information as accurate as possible.
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I just found my Dad's cousin, Dr. Robert Lee Cornwell's Stone photo. Thank you for all you do. It really helps a lot of people. Nancy Booth (Cornwell)
Added by Harmony on Apr 18, 2014 1:09 AM
Terry Braden
Susan Catherine Johns Braden
Hello Kayla,

I noticed that you and Mark created the memorial page on Susan Catherine Johns Braden. She is my great grandmother. He husband was John "Jack" Braden and he is buried in the Bruner Cemetery, right next to his son, Arlo Curtis Braden, my grandfather. If you don't mind transferring this memorial to me, I would appreciate it.
Thank You!
Terry Braden
Added by Terry Braden on Apr 12, 2014 10:17 PM
C Melton
Looking for ancestors
I was just looking for a relative, Mary Melton Hanks, and I found her but I then wanted to see her husbands memorial, even though you have their marker on both of their sites, I found that I had to go back to the listing of the Hanks, in the cemetery, and search for him.

You took the time to entered their memorials but yet you couldn't take the two seconds to link them properly. You can put as many listings as you like on this site but if you do not complete it, as in linking the spouses, and the marker is right there, then what must a person think about you.

Please, do it right the first time. CMelton
Added by C Melton on Apr 05, 2014 9:53 AM
Lois Ams
Leonard Winzer
It looks as though you are related to Anna & Howard Oscar Winzer. If this interests you, you can find their son and Marie's brother in the Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Charles, St. Charles Co., Missouri.
Sorry, but I don't have his memorial number offhand.
Added by Lois Ams on Mar 26, 2014 3:03 PM
RE: Julia Box Causey
Thank you!
Added by Terry on Mar 13, 2014 8:59 PM
LaDon Brennan
Parscale [
Thank you for the excellent photos for this family. I appreciate your time and talent.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Mar 12, 2014 10:16 PM
Anna Lee
Thomas H. Helton
Mark & Kay, thanks so much for the photo of my uncle's tombstone! Uncle Tommie suffered from PTSD and over the years we lost contact with him. My dad and I kept trying to locate him but were unsuccessful. After his death, Uncle Tommie's daughter was passing through our part of Kentucky, looked up our phone number and then came to see us. Even though Uncle Tommie had passed away, it was so wonderful to reconnect with his children!! You have no idea how much this photo means to our family!!!

Again, thank you for your kindness!
Added by Anna Lee on Mar 12, 2014 4:50 PM
Bushong Weiss
Beula Bushong
Thank you very much for the very fine photo.
Added by Bushong Weiss on Mar 12, 2014 4:15 PM
Benjamin Hagewood
Memorial Page #32609821
Thank you so much for the picture of his (their) headstone.
Added by B9B on Mar 09, 2014 2:28 PM
Julia Box Causey
She is my husband's great grand aunt. May I use her gravestone photo in my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit! Thank you, Terry
Added by Terry on Mar 05, 2014 6:06 PM
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