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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. Since 2007, I have tried to photograph every readable memorial I could find. I was honored to spend time with Dr. DiBlasi at his lab, researching and scanning burial records, journals, maps, lot cards, and documenting cremations. I have walked every square inch of the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.

I do not have family buried in Eastern Cemetery, nor do I have family in any of the cemeteries in the county, as I am not originally from Kentucky. I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to copy and use my photos for your personal use.

The goal is to have something out there for a family member who might be searching for that one particular ancestor. Hopefully, I've made the search easier. In September of 2015, I petitioned the court to allow me and four other individuals to probe for stones that have fallen over and were covered by dirt over time. I received that permission after appearing before the Court.

I have transferred almost all records to a couple of friends I've made through findagrave, and have had the privilege of meeting one of them. Their goal is the same as mine.

November 2015: Because of the egos of a couple of people, I will no longer be involved with Eastern Cemetery, and will be transferring all records I have created and all information/databases I have regarding Eastern to a friend who has family there. Once I ensure the friend is comfortable with the "how to" of the databases, I will delete everything I have.

I spent years "fighting" drug users and homeless on the cemetery grounds, well meaning groups who are clueless, some neighbors of the cemetery that were clashing with the groups, dog walkers who would sic dogs on me, and rude, obnoxious individuals that should have been thinking of recovering markers rather than stroking their egos, and I'm tired of fighting.



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Kelly Grey Reitz
Thank you
I appreciate the information on my ancestors buried here!!!
Added by Kelly Grey Reitz on Jan 06, 2016 9:19 PM
Gaye Hill
Aline Rose
Hello Bobby,

Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial,

I appreciate it very much.

Gaye Hill
Added by Gaye Hill on Dec 14, 2015 5:57 PM
Jayne Dunn
Sylvester Rheinlander
Bobby,

Glad you found his monument! I've removed "the no monument found" notation from his memorial.

Jayne
Added by Jayne Dunn on Nov 11, 2015 7:13 PM
Chiquita
John & Margie Heckler in Eastern
Being over 1,000 miles away, I absolutely thank you so very much for the photo of their marker PLUS the location of my Great Uncle and Aunt in Eastern. It's appalling that cemeteries are being neglected and ignored - another reason I will be cremated and sprinkled! Ya can't fight them all, but the few extra daring steps that we take really DOES make a difference to so many people, and I take my hat off to you, Sir, for doing so very much. My dad was in Navy 21 years, and I hold the greatest respect for those that go on to better our country like yourself! I am another one that pays it forward, especially since FindaGrave folks and Ancestry folks found my Dad and Granddad for me, and I've been blessed to meet them in person. One was discarded and lay in the morgue for 4-1/2 mos. unclaimed by those that dumped him and the other laid in the ground unmarked for 45 years by in-laws, all knowing how to contact me. I've set it all right NOW, with one more yet to be found and etched in stone, before I go to meet My Maker in peace, as I'm the last caboose comin' round.
Added by Chiquita on Oct 17, 2015 4:29 PM
YellowRoseTX
Ida Meines, Eastern Cem.
Thanks for trying to find this for us. I have requested a noted be put on her memorial stating the grave is unmarked. Thanks for your volunteer time.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Oct 06, 2015 12:31 PM
Alan Krauss
Eliz Mueller
Thanks for your hard work. This woman's maiden name is HOCHSTRASSER by the way. My mother said they never could find the grave, so I didn't go looking. Glad to be able to add the photo to my 'Cemetery Book' for our family. Mother said they buried all those 1000s of people on top of the ones who were already buried there, a great fiasco! All the rest of mother's family is buried at Cave Hill, but these Muellers were scattered around. We're in CT now. I've done cemetery transcription for many so I know what work it is. Schardein Cem on 7th St Road would be another one to preserve records for. It's not in very good shape either, but much, much smaller.
Peace, Alan
Added by Alan Krauss on Jul 21, 2015 3:13 PM
D. Miller
MACR #3763 B-24 Liberator 8 April 1944
Bobby: Thank you for posting the information from MACR 3763 about this air crash on 8 April 1944. The family of Arthur L. Miller was never told that remains were brought back to the USA and buried in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery on 27 April 1950. We never knew that Arthur was awarded a Purple Heart. I could understand if they were never told all the details of the crash (some parts classified) but to never tell the family that he was buried in Louisville in 1950 is inexcusable. His parents would have been so happy to know they could visit a grave in Louisville. They were originally from Cincinnati, Ohio which is about 100 miles from Louisville. Arthur only has a few first cousins remaining now in 2015. His older brother, Ralph, was also a pilot and completed 60 missions over the Pacific. He returned home to become an instructor at the Charleston, SC Army air base. Ralph was killed on December 5, 1944 (four months after returning home from the Pacific) when the pursuit plane crashed into Ralph's plane killing all 12 crew members plus the pursuit pilot. Arthur and Ralph were the only children of Arthur W. and Pearl Miller of Birmingham, AL.
Added by D. Miller on Jul 18, 2015 6:30 PM
larry eanes
Old friend
Hey old friend, just saw your name so I thought I would drop you a line to say hello, I was reading your profile, and what you say about lots of folks on f-a-g are true, rude(nasty is a better word), they want to own everything, some collect transfers like baseball cards, if you don't transfer, they have temper tandems, a lot of them are just a royal pain in the behind. All I have worked on for the last 3 yrs are Danville City cemeteries, ok, take care, Happy Memorial Day, which I know is dear to you, Larry
Added by larry eanes on May 23, 2015 6:45 AM
Pat Harmatuk Baker
Zanones
Thanks for the transfer...
Added by Pat Harmatuk Baker on May 14, 2015 9:14 AM
Beverly Dooley Cobb
Vinton & Helen Lawrence Eastern Cemetery
Vinton Lawrence (Memorial # 121422248) and Helen Gano Lawrence (Memorial # 121422254) are my great-great-grandparents. I admire the work you put into gathering the information for those buried in Eastern Cemetery. Could you please correct the spelling of Helen's maiden name? It is Gano. She and Vinton married Nov. 6, 1867. They are in the 1880 census (Louisville, KY). Thank you!
Added by Beverly Dooley Cobb on Apr 22, 2015 2:26 PM
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