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Carol (#46859893)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 6 days
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Thanks to a lady named Annette and the photo she placed on Find A Grave, I was able to break through a brick wall in my quest to document the family tree. Since then I've placed a number of requests. I am very grateful to the folks who took pictures and filled those requests.

I pretty much limit myself to taking pictures in the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco. It's an absolutely beautiful place with lawn that would make any gardener envious and with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

If there is anything I put up on this web site that needs correcting or that you would like me to remove, please let me know. If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, please let me know. Be sure you are logged in and then use the edit tab. With the exception of my own family's memorials, I would be happy to make the transfer.

Through Find A Grave I've been privileged to come in contact with some really wonderful people. This is a team effort and it is amazing how this database has grown. It is fun, even though it can occasionally be awkward when I tell someone I take tombstone pictures. :-) There have been many kind e-mails and public messages. While it is always nice to get a pat on the back, that is not why I do it. I do it in the hopes that what I do might help others as much as the work of others has helped me. Over the years there have been a few disagreements, very few, and some questions. With an exchange of private e-mails disagreements get worked out and questions get answered. That is part of the teamwork. But I find public messages that are not polite to be uncalled for, particularly when there is no available option to respond. I was raised to believe that you praise in public and criticize in private. So, if we disagree about something, e-mail me. We will work it out.
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RE: Gen Charles E Compton # 69171929
His obituaries published in 1909 have Charles Elmer Compton. So does a 2015 book, The West of Billy the Kid which has a photo of the general:
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 26, 2015 9:04 PM
Sarah Pullen
RE: Martha Pullen # 95956793
Thanks. Yes...that would be great.
Added by Sarah Pullen on Mar 14, 2015 3:21 PM
Carol & David
John Rush
Thank you very much for your quick response to my photo request for John Rush. Thank you for the clear and wonderful photo. I am not sure why his stone lists Joe instead of John as his CA. death record and veteran record lists John. I am envious of the green grass in your picture as I live in Pennsylvania and we are getting hit with another snow storm today.
Added by Carol & David on Mar 05, 2015 12:35 PM
Andrew Daft
Raymond Campbell #3522404
May I have your permission to use your photo from this memorial on my family tree? Thanks!
Added by Andrew Daft on Mar 04, 2015 6:03 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 3519897
Carol, thank you for your quick response. I suspected that if she were buried there, a Find A Grave record would have been created. I appreciate your feedback--I will keep hunting for this elusive relative!

Added by NSchlesiger on Mar 01, 2015 1:44 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 3519897
Hi Carol. Thank you for posting the photo of the marker for Colonel William Baehr from the San Francisco National Cemetery. His wife, Bridge Ann Gentleman, is my 2x great aunt. I have been unable to locate her marker or date of death. Do you know how I might find out if she may be buried at this same cemetery? I believe they still were married at the time of his death. Thank you.

Nancy Gentleman Schlesiger
Added by NSchlesiger on Mar 01, 2015 11:53 AM
Sue Lilley
Phoebe Machen
I was able to locate her burial site and link her to her husband and son.


Added by Sue Lilley on Feb 25, 2015 12:35 PM
Grand Army of the Republic
RE: Medal of Honor Matthew Arthur

I do not think that his marker will be automatically changed because of expense involved. If there was a descendant to apply for a new marker then one might be issued free of charge by the US government. Then of course the red tape with getting it laid. I will let you know if I am informed of anything more. I do think there must be Medal of Honor flag holders that are available for purchase that would not be too expensive. I have yet to look at that angle.

Best wishes, Karl
Added by Grand Army of the Republi... on Feb 17, 2015 7:51 PM
Grand Army of the Republic
Medal of Honor Matthew Arthur

I wanted to write to tell you that Matthew Arther / Arthur has been officially recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society as being the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Matthew Arther. Many thanks to your finding and photographing his grave. Without his Findagrave memorial that you created his recognition would not have been possible. BTW, I changed his last name from Arthur to Arther because that is the way his MOH citation was spelled and I want people to be able to locate him on Findagrave.

Do you have the the ability to get the GPS coordinates for Arthur's grave?

Best regards, Karl
Added by Grand Army of the Republi... on Feb 17, 2015 5:35 PM
Jacob photos-San Fransisco National Cemetery
may I use your photos in my family tree? Thanks for considering! Bob
Added by Bjensen on Feb 10, 2015 2:52 PM
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