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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
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Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.

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This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!

This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old stones.....to preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into dust...like so many already have...

***AN IMPORTANT NOTE***

I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.

Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.

I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".

This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.

This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.


An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......

In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"

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Wendy Coultry
RE: Transfer
Thank you again - greatly appreciate it! :)
Added by Wendy Coultry on Jan 19, 2017 6:50 PM
Kay Bolduan
RE: 27544703
Wow. Well, that's too bad. This has the potential to be important info, but unless I can know the source and talk with them, they can't attach to my ancestor, so please go ahead and take the steps you propose. This is going to become garbage in garbage out, isn't it? Too bad. Find a Grave has been an important research tool for many of us.
Added by Kay Bolduan on Jan 18, 2017 1:15 PM
Kay Bolduan
27544703
In 2008 you linked this Abner Ashley to my relative Clarissa B. Ashley (34334025). Can you tell me how you know this is a valid relationship? Where can I go to see supporting information? Any help you can give is appreciated. Thanks
Added by Kay Bolduan on Jan 17, 2017 2:47 PM
Wendy Coultry
Transfer
Thank you for adding the memorial for my great-great-grandfather and his wife. I live so far away that I doubt I'll ever see it in person, so it means a lot to me that you added them. :)

Would you consider transferring them over to me- only if you aren't also related, of course? If you ARE related, I'd love to compare notes! :) Regardless of the answer, I remain very grateful! :)

Thomas F. Coultry 34516978
Bernadette Conners Coultry 34517004

Respectfully,
Wendy Coultry
Added by Wendy Coultry on Jan 13, 2017 7:23 PM
Joann
RE: Downloading your Pix
I just uploaded the pictures from find a grave of DIADEMA SHELDON (Egelston Family Cemetery) and they are just as tiny as your profile picture on Find A Grave and very blurry. You said you had taken the Diadema Sheldon pictures (3) off your computer. If they're still in your delete box, I'd love to have them. I can't get the ones off Find A Grave to be large enough to view, or clear enough to view. Do you live close to this cemetery?
Added by Joann on Jan 10, 2017 10:36 PM
winemaker
Emma Gebo at Holy Angels Cem.
Hi not sure if you are interested but i did find an obit for Emma Gebo it was short and to the point :
PLATTSBURGH Daily Republican, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1941
January 1, 1941 Emma
Gebo expired, recording the first
death this year.
I do Know she was born Jul 1878 in Altona.
Thanks again Winemaker
Added by winemaker on Jan 09, 2017 7:59 PM
pjt
McManis J. H. and Wife Anna
Hello Donna, I submitted a couple of edits for them. To link them, to add his first name of Joseph and her complete date and place of death. The sources were Civil War records, cemetery records and census records.

I also added a Civil War photograph of him from the NY State Military Museum.

Thanks for creating their memorials. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Jan 09, 2017 5:01 PM
Joann
RE: Downloading your Pix
I figured it out, Donna. I'm on an iMac and I was using their proprietary mouse. It does not have a left- or right-click function. I plugged in an old tiny mouse from my laptop days and it works just fine. Thank you so much.
I'm really enjoying Find a Grave. I've been a member for many years, but haven't uploaded but one tombstone. I have many tombstone pictures, but have been focusing on my genealogy WEBSITE and building my Family-Tree-Maker and Ancestry genealogies. Thanks again.
Added by Joann on Jan 04, 2017 10:51 PM
Joann
Downloading your Pix
Thank you so much for permission to use any of your photos of my relatives. Thanks also for correction of your maiden name spelling. I tried to download the picture of Diadema, and I couldn't isolate the photo. I've noticed some other contributors' pix can download as photos and underneath I see the word "scaleable". But yours download as .html documents and I can't get the photo as a separate jpg image. Any tips you can offer?
Added by Joann on Jan 03, 2017 11:54 AM
winemaker
Lillian Gebo at Holy Angels Cem. Altona NY
I came across an obit for Lillian If you want to add he Parents names.

Plattsburg Daily Republican 1937
We are grieved to learn of the
untimely death of Lillian Gebo,
who died Saturday at the Champlain
Valley hospital. She was aa
adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Gebo of this town, to whom
the heartfelt sympathy of our little
community is extended. Funeral
services will take place
Tuesday morning at Holy Angels'
Church

Added by winemaker on Jan 02, 2017 12:39 PM
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