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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say.
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Sharon Mullens
Elwood Crawford
#46948938 has incorrect information. Elwood is my father and I already have a page for him . Could page please be removed. Thank you.
Sharon Mullens
Added by Sharon Mullens on Jan 21, 2017 11:31 AM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
I believe that you have two graves for the same person Tracy Roggi and Rogge. I believe that the second is the correct one.!

Thanks for all you do!

Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Jan 20, 2017 9:51 PM
RE: George Heinl
I was just starting out in genealogy when Skip made his comment!
No ancestry subscription, still don't have one, but I sure found free sites and several real nice people at many cemetery offices.
Also one real nice person who helped me get obits from the Toledo Blade which just sent me finding more for Skip.
Added by sec412 on Dec 27, 2016 1:07 PM
George Heinl
I think it was the beauty of the marker that stopped me & inspired me to take a photo.
I was walking the cemetery with my significant other at the time.
He has a lot of 'relatives' buried in this cemetery.
As of right now I don't remember if George is a part of his family.
He challenged me saying I wouldn't be able to find info for a family tree for him.
I did surprise him & had him walking several cemeteries in the area.
Sadly to say he passed away last year.
Added by sec412 on Dec 27, 2016 12:28 PM
Sarah Quinn
RE: Just checking in
I truly enjoy your kind messages. You lift my spirits so much. I am still waiting to move but I am on the list. The weather here is so warm for December. No snow for us. I hope you are staying happy and well. I think of you often dear friend.Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on Dec 26, 2016 7:26 PM
RE: 134409766 Margaret Ottens
I added the photo. Merry Christmas!
Added by meeganm on Dec 19, 2016 3:18 PM
I hope the photo is okay. It is correct on my iPad. Have a blessed Christmas.
Added by Donna on Dec 16, 2016 4:18 PM
RE: Hi, my friend
I have pretty good grandchildren.
With my daughter & her family living so far away there isn't much she can do.
Thanks for caring.
Added by sec412 on Dec 16, 2016 10:55 AM
RE: Hi, my friend
Thank you!

You also have a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas won't be as bad as the 2nd of Dec. was.
Why the 2nd you ask?
The 2nd would have been Kevin's birthday.
I survived and my grandchildren tried making it better the 3rd when my grandson 'kidnapped' took me to his sister's where we had sloppy joes then we bundled up the great-grandkids and went to the zoo lights!
Yep, 1 grandson,2 granddaughters, granddaughter to be and 4 great-grandchildren.
So that helped a lot.
Added by sec412 on Dec 16, 2016 10:48 AM
Colin Baird
RE: request for copy of your photo
You're quite welcome, Cynthia. I don't know how i overlooked putting the picture on that memorial in the first place. The Wood county Genealogical Society asked me to update some headstone photo's at a cemetery about 20 miles away, but I begged out of it. I don't like to be gone from home for much more than an hour at a time, and it's too darned cold to be tromping around in cemeteries right now. When spring gets here, I'll be right back at it again. It's going to be very cold for a few days, so try to make sure you dress accodingly when you travel about, and drive carefully. Colin
Added by Colin Baird on Dec 14, 2016 5:32 PM
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