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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 9 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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June Carroll
Adam Catlin
I recorded the Catlin cemetery years ago and assumed by this obituary that Adam was buried in the Catlin cemetery. I was told today that he is buried in Wilhelm's Memorial in Portland and that you recorded his memorial. I don't exactly know how to make it correct. Will you please take a look at both yours and mine (that I recently moved from Catlin) and let me know what you think. Thank you, June
Added by June Carroll on Feb 11, 2016 5:16 PM
Thomas Burns
Re: Philip Meaney
Thank you so very much.
Added by Thomas Burns on Feb 08, 2016 8:52 AM
Mary Gale Rogers
Transfer request
Would you possibly transfer #132229189 to me? He was my father's first cousin and a much loved man in the family.

Thank you,

Mary Gale Rogers (47003915)

Added by Mary Gale Rogers on Jan 27, 2016 12:16 PM
RE: Headstone Pictures
Thank you. It's okay regarding whose headstone.. You're right, Mt. Calvary Cemetery is a very large cemetery. We've chatted in the past. Genuinely, I didn't remember until receiving your response. The picture of my Great Aunt is very nice. The stone was in excellent condition so I just wanted to ensure it was being protected. I visit the cemetery on occasion to visit, pray and check the headstones for several relatives.

Thank you so much again.
Added by ccrist on Jan 23, 2016 11:05 PM
Headstone Pictures
Thank you for taking pictures of headstones for our loved ones. I just received a hint on ancestry of one you took for my Aunt at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, here in Portland.

I do respectfully inquire into the care taken before the picture is taken. I am genuinely appreciative of them. Can you share the care of the headstone?

Thank you.
Added by ccrist on Jan 23, 2016 6:43 PM
Vikki Prudden
Eva Ross Fitzpatrick #81758765
I would like to ask permission to use your photo of the above named memorial in my family history and on I would, of course, credit you with the photo.

Thank you for the work you do, it is appreciated.

Sincerely, fellow cancer survivor,
Added by Vikki Prudden on Jan 09, 2016 1:36 PM
John Palmer
RE: Zan
Thanks! JP
Added by John Palmer on Jan 07, 2016 9:56 AM
John Palmer
Marino Zan
The memorial for Marino features a short bio by one of his descendants--"Aussie Zan"--who indicated that he is looking for information about his family. I do have a little information that might interest him, and wondered if you are able to contact him? If so, please pass along my contact info. I have an account with "Find a Grave", so he can e-mail me. Thanks!

Best, John Palmer
Added by John Palmer on Jan 06, 2016 1:45 PM
C Early
RE: Clarence E. Allen
Thank you so very much!
Added by C Early on Dec 30, 2015 10:30 AM
tom wulzen
Gerry McKinley and Dennis McKinley(122828759) were full brothers, not half-brothers! Thanks, Tom Wulzen
Added by tom wulzen on Dec 27, 2015 10:53 PM
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