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Ron West (#47389384)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo I am a bit of a fan of history and I love the history you find in cemeteries. My favorites are the old pioneer cemeteries of the west.

For those of you that are looking for forgotten relatives, loved ones, friends and family, I just want to say to you that I do what I do here on Find A Grave for you. No one should be forgotten! We all may not be rich, or powerful, or have invented great things but we all made a difference in some way and we deserve to be remembered for the differences we made. If just by creating a memorial page I feel that I have done something to remember that person and that they did live and that they did matter.

The information on the memorials that I have added is only as good as the information I had to work with from the beginning. I am sure that there are many mistakes and I will correct every one that I can but if fellow contributor finds something wrong that still needs to be corrected, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Transfers: If you are interested, just ask! I am not hung up on the policies, all that is important to me is that you are better able to add to the memorial than I am. You don't have to be directly related, just willing and able to make the page better.

Photos: There is no need to ask permission to use the photos that I post unless it is to be for commercial purposes. I take these photographs for you so please, use them as you need to and all that I ask is that you source and credit them properly.

To all the Find a Grave photographers out there: if you have a picture to post that is better than one that I have posted, please do and then let me know. If I agree, I will gladly remove mine in order to avoid cluttering up the memorial page.

Someday I know I'll have my own headstone and if I am lucky enough, this is the epitaph that will be on it:

The Measure of a Man

Not "How did he die?"
But, "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?"
But, "What did he give?"
These are the units
to measure the worth
of a man, as a man,
regardless of birth.
Not "What was his station?
But, "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play
his God given part?"
Was he ever ready
with a word of good cheer,
to bring back a smile,
to banish a tear?'
Not "What was his church?"
Nor "What was his creed?"
But, "Had he befriended
those really in need?"
Not "What did the sketch
in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry
when he passed away!"

But, at the end of the day, if all my headstone reads is "He was a good man" then, I will be happy with that too!

If you're still reading, maybe you'd like to stop by and say Hi! to very special friend. I lost her some time ago but she is still missed everyday, Belle West.

I found some great information on how to take a picture of a headstone. I am passing this site along because I feel that a good, clear picture is always what the viewer wants. Not something that is just good enough. The site is How To Get Great Photos For FindAGrave.

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Horace R and Sarah Clark
Thanks for completeing the edits for Horace and Sarah Clark.
Added by RMW on Oct 31, 2014 12:39 AM
Horace R and SClark
Added by RMW on Oct 31, 2014 12:37 AM
thank you
Thank you for trying to find the Arrington graves. I appreciate so much your diligence! Take care and God bless. KJ
Added by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2014 12:19 PM
Susan and Louis Sherwin
Thank you Ron for creating these memorials and requesting that the photos be taken. I sent Malcolm a thank you also, how nice of him to respond so directly!

Ron, because you took the time to do this for these resting souls, you have not only helped me find MY relative's family... you have also shared a connection to HER family, some never knew about her when they visited this cemetery in 2013.

I learned over the phone only this morning that my great-grandfather purchased this plot, for his brother's wife and their very young baby boy, soon after their passing.

Would you be so kind to transfer and I will connect them with other known family members. Blessings, DebraLee #47827428

Added by DebraLee on Oct 29, 2014 11:46 AM
Malcolm Bedell
Sherwin/Oak Creek
According to records Susan and Louis are together. There is only one marker and you can only read Louis' name near the bottom. Pics attached on FG.
Added by Malcolm Bedell on Oct 29, 2014 9:52 AM
Sandra Shaw Branz
Elizabeth Tweeddale
Thanks for the transfer. Sandi
Added by Sandra Shaw Branz on Oct 28, 2014 8:32 AM
T Lane
Thank you for the transfer of my father, Patrick McGann. I also want to thank you for your time.
Added by T Lane on Oct 26, 2014 7:04 PM
Debbie J.
Tammie Jelinek.
Thanks for the photo and information. Debbie J.
Added by Debbie J. on Oct 26, 2014 1:08 PM
Stephen K Stephenson
Thanks for the marker photo for ...
Capt. Craig Squier. Nice additional perspective photo, too.
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Oct 21, 2014 8:42 AM
Tom Rodgers
Frank Webster Rodgers 72206339
Ron thank you so much.
Added by Tom Rodgers on Oct 20, 2014 1:59 PM
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