|Ron West (#47389384)|
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I am a bit of a fan of history and I love the history you find in cemeteries. My favorites are the old pioneer cemeteries of the west. |
For those of you that are looking for forgotten relatives, loved ones, friends and family, I just want to say to you that I do what I do here on Find A Grave, for you. No one should be forgotten! We may not all be rich, or famous, or powerful, or have invented great things but we all made a difference in some way and we deserve to be remembered for the differences we've made. If just by creating a memorial page, I feel that I have done something to remember that person and that they did live and that they did matter.
The information on the memorials that I have created is only as good as the information I had to work with from the beginning. I am sure that there are many mistakes and I will correct every one that I can but if fellow contributor finds something wrong that still needs to be corrected, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Transfers: If you are interested, just ask! I am not hung up on the findagrave.com policies, all that is important to me is that you are better able to add to the memorial than I am. You don't have to be directly related, just willing and able to make the page better.
Photos: There is no need to ask permission to use the photos that I post unless it is to be for commercial purposes. I take these photographs for you so please, use them as you need to. All that I ask is that you source and credit them properly.
To all the Find a Grave photographers out there: if you have a picture to post that is better than one that I have posted, please do and then let me know. If I agree, I will gladly remove mine in order to avoid cluttering up the memorial page.
Someday I know I'll have my own headstone and if I am lucky enough, this is the epitaph that will be on it: (I didn't write it, but I'll be happy to use it)
The Measure of a Man
Not "How did he die?"
But, "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?"
But, "What did he give?"
These are the units
to measure the worth
of a man, as a man,
regardless of birth.
Not "What was his station?
But, "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play
his God given part?"
Was he ever ready
with a word of good cheer,
to bring back a smile,
to banish a tear?'
Not "What was his church?"
Nor "What was his creed?"
But, "Had he befriended
those really in need?"
Not "What did the sketch
in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry
when he passed away!"
But, at the end of the day, if all my headstone reads is "He was a good man" then, I will be happy with that too!
If you're still reading, maybe you'd like to stop by and say Hi! to very special friend. I lost her some time ago but she is still missed everyday, Belle West.
I found some great information on how to take a picture of a headstone. I am passing this site along because I feel that a good, clear picture is always what the viewer wants. Not something that is just good enough. The site is How To Get Great Photos For FindAGrave.
Thanks for stopping by!
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|Bob Macoubrie||Finda a Grave #72912069|
Do you have any more information on the Leota Ethel Hines Goreham Sylvesta? She died in 1936 in Santa Barbara County, California. Anything about ? Sylvesta?
Hope you don't mind I added his obituary I found today while researching his side of the family
Added by MEAP on May 04, 2015 12:09 PM
Thank you for taking the picture of Mrs. Canfields tombstone. Great shot! Finally we found the right cemetery.
Added by Canfield on May 03, 2015 5:41 AM
|Jo Peterson||Beulah Schumacher West whereabouts|
I requested a photo for Beulah and the photo taker can't find her in Oakwood Plot 2119 - he found Kristine. Since you added her page, are you should that she is in Oakwood?
All her siblings and parents are in Pittsford. Beulah is my 1st cousin once removed - her father Herman was my grandfather Henry's brother. What relationship are you to her?
Thanks Jo Schumacher Peterson
|Marla Muirbrook||Major Gerald Charles Carver|
would you mind transferring him, I have dates and wife info, along with a picture of him in uniform.
|Lisa Clark||William and Alice Morrow|
Thank you very much for the transfers. Much appreciated and you are doing a great job here at Findagrave! Best Regards, Lisa Clark
|Marla Muirbrook||Gerald Carver|
thank you Ron for this picture I am sharing it with my cousin Charles Carver, this is his dad, my uncle.
again thank you
|Vaughan Mavir||Lieselotte Rogers|
Thanks for the photo request this is yet another Vet honored and will be added to our Pueblo Library Vets list
|Kristin Troy||Burns family/Oakwood|
Thank you so much for photographing their graves so quickly and clearly! It's very much appreciated.
Thank you so much for the photos of my grandparents. I don't get to Colorado any more, so thank you again.
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