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Rebecca McIntosh (#48241877)
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Bio Photo Robert is my husband & partner in FaG. We focus on helping others and photographing cemeteries. Current Photo count ------------------>
We try very hard to have a photo for every memorial. Notice more photos than memorials. A memorial without a photo is like a vehicle with no fuel tank.

Every memorial represents a life and has meaning to someone. The "dash" between birth and death dates is who they were. We don't know most of these people, some may have been unkind or done bad things, we have no idea, so we create the memorials - in earthly death all are equal. There are some that are extra special to us so if you have time to visit and leave a flower for the any/all of the following, much obliged;

'becca's mum, Margaret Hood
born August 15 died October 3

'beccas best mate, Woodstock Malone
born August 12 died September 15

Robert's mum, Nan Hulme
born Dec 7 died Dec 27

Robert's youngest brother, Malcolm McIntosh
born April 3 died September 7

Also, Robert Duran, unknown to us in any way except through FaG, sponsored 'becca's mothers' memorial! How kind. He is missing his daughter Deanna Duran and some flowers for her would be appreciated.

I am an American living in Australia and all of my family is in USA except one daughter who came to Oz with me. I am the only child of my parents. They both had siblings, one died as an infant and the other a young child. I do have older sisters that were born of our mother. My family names are Kiffmeyer, LaZebnick, Quinn, Hood, Koch, Courtwright (Cortwright), Bowhanan (Buchanan) and the family comes from Ohio: Price Hill, New Richmond, Reading, and from Pennsylvania: Dingman Ferry, Milford, Pike County and Stroudsburg. European countries include County Tyrone, Ireland, Scotland, England, Prussia and Alsace-Lorraine France/Germany. I can trace my family back to 1760 through the Quinns to County Tyrone, to the Revolutionary War through Buchanan (DAR), the Civil War through Koch and working on the Mayflower with Courtwright (Cortwright) Bishop and Hood (or Houth or Hod).

My husband's family names are McIntosh, Johnson (Johnston) on the paternal side and that side of the family has been in Oz for at least 3 generations, coming from Scotland to Australia. The maternal side of the family is Hulme and Dodgson from Stockport, England. He is first generation Australian on his mother's side. We have found many of his relatives, even some live ones he didn't know about through Find A Grave! Any family work we do in Australia is his family and has no connection to my family... maybe if we both go back far enough in Scotland or England?

We are happy to photograph in Melbourne, and we do travel so don't hesitate to ask for other places, even obscure ones. We are trying to preserve some precious bits of history that could be lost forever, especially in the older cemeteries. In Australia, "Cremated remains" memorials are dismantled after 25 years if "perpetual care" wasn't purchased (family can collect them or the cemetery will dispose of them) or you can pay the cost of perpetual care at today's prices! If memorials are damaged or unreadable we try to piece things together or transcribe as best we can. When we photograph we try to give a "big picture" and take as detailed a photo of stones or markers. When there is no marker, we photograph the site to give those searching a feel for the plot and we try to take photos on either side as markers. There may also be additional people buried in graves with others but not all names are on the marker. We will create memorials for anyone buried in the photo requested grave and transfer them to keep families together.

Photographing stones on overcast days is best but not always possible. A dust brush, cloth and water to clean off stones is good as well as a wet rag and dirt is invaluable on a carved stone that has faded. We will get you the best photo we can and if you don't like it, let us know so we can try again.

NB: Our photos are not be be used elsewhere without permission or even on other FaG memorials. We are happy to work with you and only consider it a courtesy to ask!

Currently working primarily on Springvale, Cheltenham Pioneer and Cheltenham Memorial but will dabble in other cemeteries as needed.

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pike

Thanks for letting us help you :-)
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Ron Mazuras
RE: Henry Stone and family at Footscray
Hi Rebecca, no worries.

I saw that headstone when I was wondering through Footscray cemetery looking for the grave of one of your other Stone photo requests a couple of weeks ago. It caught my eye because it's such a large gravestone. I noticed the name on it was Stone, and I thought to myself "I bet Rebecca will want this one eventually" so I took a photo.

Cheers,
Ron.
Added by Ron Mazuras on Jul 30, 2015 6:28 PM
Ron Mazuras
Stone Family in Footscray
Hi Rebecca,
I went to Footscray today. I saw you had a few requests open for the Stone Family. Jane (Jean) Stone is actually in plot 2-A-454 (thats the broken grave), not 2-A-306 as you have indicated. Cemetery records show that Jane, George and Annie are all in 2-A-454, although only Jean and Annie are mentioned on the headstone.

I found 2-A-306 and there is no headstone on that grave. I know it's 2-A-306 because the grave next to it shows as 2-A-305 in the records. Cemetery records show that William, Elizabeth and George are buried in 2-A-306.

It's all a bit confusing. I've posted photos where I think they should go. Let me know if you think I've made a mistake somewhere and I'll remove them.

Cheers,
Ron.
Added by Ron Mazuras on Jul 17, 2015 9:55 PM
Possum
Francis Gillett Update
Hello Rebecca,
I'm so sorry for all this confusion, I've just made contact with the staff at the cemetery and I was given all the wrong information!!! I have checked the correct location and the photo that is on the site is correct. ☺️
Added by Possum on Jul 12, 2015 10:29 PM
Possum
Francis Gillett
Hi Rebecca,
Today I went to take a photo for you of Francis Gillett headstone. It is an unmarked grave, my problem is when I uploaded the photo, there is another photo of an unmarked grave that is different to mine on the site. I actually had a member of staff from the cemetery with me and he located the spot for me. I have taken mine off the site until I hear from you as to what you would like me to do....
Added by Possum on Jul 12, 2015 10:15 PM
Ron Mazuras
Two Jenners transferred to you
Hi Rebecca,
I have transferred the 2 Jenner memorials to you that you sent me edits for. I found those two nearby to the other Jenners in Geelong Western that you had photo requests for so I created memorials for them. You may as well look after them.

Regards,
Ron.
Added by Ron Mazuras on Jul 12, 2015 9:17 PM
Possum
RE: Francis Gillett
My apologies...the whole thing sent before I had a chance to stop it...it should not have happened.
Please put up your request again and I will attend to it for you.once again I apologise
Added by Possum on Jul 12, 2015 1:21 AM
Dave Stott
Florence & Francis Gillet
Hi Rebecca,
Transferred Florence to you after I found Francis.
More details are in the email I sent you.

If you require more info just let me know.

Cheers Dave
Added by Dave Stott on Jul 10, 2015 12:07 AM
Judy Biggs
Ladner Photos
Hi Rebecca, Manny thank for the photos and edits.
Cheers Judy
Added by Judy Biggs on Jul 06, 2015 3:24 PM
GeertB
RE: Albert Reid
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR SON HENRY
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
Added by GeertB on Jul 06, 2015 1:52 PM
GeertB
RE: Albert Reid
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR SON HENRY
GRETER LOVE HATH NO MAN
Added by GeertB on Jul 06, 2015 1:47 PM
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