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Art Hoch (#47074741)
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Bio Photo I am retired and enjoying genealogy, old tube radio restoration, and collecting same. Passing on genealogical information to my grandchildren!

I view going to the cemetery and taking pictures of gravestones as a service. You may use my photos of gravestones for genealogy purposes. Please credit me at Find a Grave.
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KBrownst
Roy Bixby
Hi Art

The date on the memorial is noted as burial date. The article stated he died a week ago but didn't state exactly which date in the previous week. Was it EXACTLY 7 days previous or just sometime that previous week? That's why I didn't change the date as listed.

Added by KBrownst on Oct 15, 2014 10:09 AM
KBrownst
Wilbur Vaniman
Hi Art.. Its some kind of Wierd Find A Grave Thing. ALL People with parents and siblings listed are listed as "siblings of themselves" with their name "greyed out". Looks kinda wierd I agree but thats how Find A Grave did it.

Added by KBrownst on Oct 07, 2014 8:41 AM
Lee An
RE: Lydia Blackman
Oh, babies and children. Wow, is this why in general we often have such a hard time finding the final resting places of the very young? She is not a relative of mine and given that age, I'm not at all sure now where she fits in with the research I'm helping someone else do, as we were thinking she's someone who was born around 1860. Which she clearly was not. Thank you for this additional information... do you think your findings would be appropriate to share on Lydia's memorial page?
Added by Lee An on Sep 11, 2014 10:14 AM
Lee An
re: Lydia Blackman
Thank you for trying, Art. You discovered some important info that explains why there's no headstone and no birth date. Appreciate your attempt to photo her gravesite. Lee
Added by Lee An on Sep 10, 2014 8:52 PM
fml52
RE: Joseph Gamble McPherson Cemetery
Hi Art,
Thanks for taking the time to look for a stone for James Gamble. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Fred Long
Added by fml52 on Aug 26, 2014 9:16 PM
LarryW
RE: MW Yowell
Hi Art,
I was going on the idea of "keep the first memorial created," but if you would like to keep this memorial active, let me know and I'll contact the owner of the other memorial instead.

Concerning the dates: as it turns out, there are obituaries published in 1893 that verify that Matthew died in that year -- so I was surprised to see that his tombstone appeared to say otherwise.

But looking closely, you can see that the final digit has an indent on its right side, which makes it more likely to be a "3" than a "9".

The top loop still makes it look very "9"-ish, but there's an indication that this is a glitch in the photo: the part that closes the loop and seems to make it a 9 instead of a 3 extends out farther than the digit itself, so it's very likely an artifact of some kind.

Regards,
Larry
Added by LarryW on Jun 18, 2014 1:48 PM
JAN
RE: Williams' stones in Elgin, Illinois
You are very WELCOME. I found this monument very interesting....information. Glad I could help!!!
Added by JAN on May 28, 2014 12:15 PM
merridancer
Mildred Ball Williams Baker
I added your bio info to her page. If you want her transferred to you, I would be happy to do so.
Added by merridancer on May 20, 2014 3:15 PM
Jen
J. D. Manuel
Thank you for taking the time to find the information on J. Manuel. I have notified the contributor that there is no marker. I appreciate you time you have spent. Thanks again, Jen
Added by Jen on May 13, 2014 7:37 PM
bill schultz
RE: McDonald
Sorry I got it wrong the first time. Glad to make the changes.
Added by bill schultz on May 13, 2014 2:27 PM
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