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Albert Arnold Sprague, IV (#46806159)
 member for 11 years, 7 days
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Bio Photo Taking photographs for is an interest I take seriously. I want to take the best photos possible so that the person making the request can read the inscription and, most important, will be proud to make the photo part of the family's genealogical record. I often make more than one trip to the cemetery for a single photograph because I won't know until I find the marker that the sun is in the right place. I'd rather make an extra trip than post a photo with a shadow across the inscription.

I keep a small broom, clippers, and paper towels in the trunk of my car so I can clean the marker or clip foliage as needed. When the gravesite appears to have no marker, I go to the cemetery office to learn whether the marker is actually there, but has sunk below the surface of the ground and needs to be reset. When there actually is no marker, I stick a small construction flag in the ground and take a photo, taking care to include nearby graves in the photo for reference, and letting the requester know.

Before posting a photograph, I use PhotoShop Elements to align the photo, crop it, and adjust the lighting/contrast. On the rare occasion when weather or other conditions make getting a good photograph impossible, I take the best photograph I can and offer to try again later.

I was a photographer for Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bishop Museum for five years, and I have been the webmaster of The Sprague Project, a genealogical website containing more than 400,000 names, for eighteen years. In, my interests in genealogy and photography have found a home.

U.S. Army, 1LT, 1966-1969
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salt springs cemetary
Albert, I can't impress the appreciation I have for your dedication to this project.

My grandfather is buried at this cemetery, but I can not fine a marker.
His name was Frank Crumm and died Oct 1976.
I did not know if you had any records of unstoned graves or knew anyone who would have that record.

Thank you for you time
Holly Hilbert
Added by Holly on Jun 15, 2016 4:07 PM
RE: Your photo of Sprague ARNOLD's headstone
Thank you for your information.

I originally was led to visit this grave, as a result of a DNA match with a descendant of Gamaliel Arnold.

If my memory serves, has several several trees connecting the Vermont line to Dane County Wisconsin.

While I was astounded that someone in advanced years would travel that far in 1863, albeit with a group of families belonging to a church group migrating to Wisconsin, I drove over to Sun Prairie to see for myself. I found the grave and photographed it with my iPhone.

This is all from memory, I will look into it deeper this weekend, when I will hopefully have time.

Two Col Sprague Arnolds?

Added by JDA on Jan 21, 2016 9:46 AM
J. Reed
RE: George Milstead
I added a new photo that you are able to see better. Look and see how this one is.
Added by J. Reed on Feb 16, 2015 6:55 PM
SK Graff
Elmer Nicks
Wow, that was quick! Thanks, Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Feb 07, 2015 3:38 PM
SK Graff
Nicks, Elmer
You have posted a nice photo to Elmer's memorial and would like to see if you can post it to his wife's memorial.

Husband: Elmer Nicks (memorial# 42279910)
Wife: Lela (memorial# 81992185)

Thanks for your great work and assistance, Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Feb 07, 2015 12:57 PM
James Bianco
Thank You
Thanks for your kind words! It is volunteers like yourself who make my work here all that more enjoyable. I am twice a direct Stebbins descendant, and am very proud of the accomplishments of my early Springfield/Northampton/Deerfield ancestors. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Nov 20, 2014 4:04 PM
the moo
RE: Just to say a big THANK YOU!!
Thanks so much for the kind words! It means a lot! Glad what I've posted has been helpful to you.

Added by the moo on Nov 20, 2014 1:33 PM
Clifton Baccus
Thanks for the information

Clifton Baccus
Added by Clifton Baccus on Sep 02, 2014 3:50 PM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Would you please take the double photo that you placed on # 21334950 and place it on his wife's memorial. I made a photo request. Thank you
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Aug 20, 2014 10:41 PM
Mary S.
Osgood family in Pine Grove, Whitinsville
You wrote me in January concerning Deborah Lang Osgood, and I wanted to let you know that, on my recent visit to Pine Grove Cemetery, I discovered that the metal plaque from the main marker is now present (it was missing when I originally photographed the site).

I've added photos to the appropriate memorials, including Deborah's:

The very interesting thing is that she's listed as Dora. To comply with Find A Grave guidelines, I've changed the name on her memorial, and added a note to the Bio section.

The other thing is that the metal plaque is NOT attached to the stone. I find this very upsetting, as it would be WAY too easy for someone to walk off with it. As a family member, I thought you'd want to know.

All the best
Added by Mary S. on Aug 12, 2014 10:37 PM
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