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Embalmu2 (#46834659)
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Bio Photo *Please read regarding transfers!: Happy to do transfers but PLEASE request through the transfer request link. You will get them much more quickly than through mail. Thanks!*

I have always been intrigued with the rich history found in cemeteries. My mom always took me (since I was a very small child) with her to put flowers on family members' graves and I suppose that started my love of cemeteries. I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer in MO and IL. I have personally photographed all of the markers at Oak Hill in Kirkwood and am now re-walking each garden to catch any that may have been missed or covered as well. I am using an interment spread sheet that I made for each garden made from the interment books. I have rewalked all of the gardens except New Babyland and the Mausoleum. I did find some markers I missed the first time around and have posted them! Unless the burial is new, if a record doesn't show a marker, it probably does NOT have one. Being an older cemetery, some flat markers may be buried or tablets broken and not repaired. Some of the public lots are in ovegrown wooded areas also. I am trying to list under the inscription section if there is no marker.

In Spring 2016, I plan on returning to the cemetery to walk with my spreadsheet and check each garden AGAIN by section/lot. Please let me know if you have a special request!

I have high numbers because I enjoy spending time in the boneyards with my camera, not because I am a records hoarder! This being said...

*Please note, I will not link family members I have no connection to personally. I don't want to assume and possibly place inaccurate information as fact. If you send me a request to link, I will transfer the record to you so don't be surprised!
*Please ask my permission before using my photos. I am happy to let you use them for ancestry purposes.
Thanks!

Janis
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narnialucy
RE: Angus Hardy d. 1909
Is there an office at the cemetery where this book is located? Again, thank you for your work.
...Lucy McCoy
Added by narnialucy on Oct 31, 2016 2:38 PM
narnialucy
Angus Hardy d. 1909
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 68215319. Angus Hardy, d. 1909. On his memorial is "Accident." What does that refer to? Thank you. I know you enjoy working on this cemetery listing, but I still want to thank you for the time you spend. It is such a help for the rest of us.
Added by narnialucy on Oct 29, 2016 4:45 PM
Susan Ing
Oak Grove Cemetery
Since Oak Grove has worked so hard to clean up the cemetery and trimming around all stones and flats. This is a perfect time to snap photos before the leaves go crazy. Next Saturday the 22nd is good to try and snap as much as possible. Around 10 am. Not much is photographed there.
Added by Susan Ing on Oct 16, 2016 4:53 PM
Patricia Fabri
RE: Oak Hill Picture Error
Thank you!
Added by Patricia Fabri on Oct 05, 2016 6:39 AM
deanna french
St Louis Edgar Harris Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial of Edgar Harris, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? ( www.vermontcivilwar.org)
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Oct 02, 2016 7:47 PM
Nichole Maguire
Hugo Arnold
Hi, I noticed you have memorials for a few of my family members buried in Kirkwood Cemetery who did not have grave markers. I am particularly interested in my Great Grandpa, Hugo Arnold(# 86744625) I was wondering if you have further information on him and/or his parents. there is very little oral family history and finding records about him before he came to the US is next to impossible. I'd appreciate anything you might have to offer. Sincerely, Nichole
Added by Nichole Maguire on Oct 02, 2016 7:22 PM
Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
RE: John Tudor - #28924525
Just sent you several edits as well as the long biographical sketch on John Tudor. Contributor, Rob DeRossett made memorials for several of John Tudor's children. I've not had much luck with Rob responding to my edit suggestions. Therefore, Guy Seymour Tudor is memorial #25828043 and Charles Sherman Tudor is memorial #25828075. Might Rose Hannah be the woman in memorial #95858991??
Added by Laura Whistle Cates Dunca... on Sep 30, 2016 5:25 PM
Ann O
RE: Albert and Beatrice Bruce
Thank you for the transfer. I read your bio and I appreciate all the work you are doing to record cemeteries and connect people!

Ann O.
Added by Ann O on Sep 30, 2016 1:05 PM
Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
John Tudor - #28924525
If I go to the trouble of "keying" and sending to you a "biographical sketch" from, "Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois" by the Biographical Publishing Company, published 1894, concerning John Tudor, will you consider using the content to expand his FAGrave memorial? I realize the document is not a primary source and therefore, you may be hesitant to rely on it. Laura Duncan
Added by Laura Whistle Cates Dunca... on Apr 20, 2016 8:40 AM
Annette Hulse
Lemcke
I submitted some edits on the Lemcke family
#108853063 (Henry)
# 84818173 (Marie)
#108853062 (Hans)

If you want to transfer these records to me, I would be happy to take over management as they are my family members.

Annette
#47089469
Added by Annette Hulse on Apr 07, 2016 12:24 AM
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