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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Russell Alan Babcock
Elizabeth "Libbie" (BABCOCK) & Jacob Theodore FAWCETT
Many thanks for finding the final resting place of Elizabeth & Jacob, taking the photographs and posting them to their respective memorials. I just placed some edits for them both.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Feb 13, 2016 12:08 PM
Memorial# 96781168 Jessie May DeFord Ewing
I would like your permission to copy gravestone photos to my Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source.
Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Feb 12, 2016 8:35 PM
Robyn Starr Oman Pittman
Lola Ransom
Do you anything on Lola Ransom being buried in Oakland? Robyn
Added by Robyn Starr Oman Pittman on Feb 10, 2016 10:23 PM
Melissa (Tolene) Rura
Thank you so much for the pictures of Edwin Tolene and Lorene Wade (# 120374150). It is very good to know for sure that Ida (# 157900749) is next to Edwin (# 143444822). Can you post the same picture for her memorial that you made for Edwin? Is the plot number the same for Edwin as for Ida or how are they numbered? I would like to update his to have a plot number also. Again thank you for your work with Find-a-Grave and God Bless.

Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Feb 09, 2016 7:21 AM
Patrisia Rawlins
Helmut Brockman
Thank you so much for posting this photo. Your effort is appreciated.

Patrisia Rawlins
Added by Patrisia Rawlins on Feb 03, 2016 11:29 PM
Cindy (Seifert) Cooper Abelson
Thank you for the Picture.
Added by Cindy (Seifert) Cooper Ab... on Feb 02, 2016 9:44 AM
RE: Carrie Gudgell Sprague photos
The other one is under the name Catherine Gudgell Sprague #94983396. It is the same person. She was married to Frank W. Sprague. Thanks again.
Added by Scarlet on Feb 01, 2016 12:45 PM
Robyn Starr Oman Pittman
Mable and Virden Christiansen
Mable was his first wife. Couldn't find an obit for his 2nd wife. Her name was Eliose.
Added by Robyn Starr Oman Pittman on Jan 31, 2016 7:28 PM
Carrie Gudgell Sprague photos
Thank you for adding these two photos, but I now realize that my listing is a duplicate of #113244685 for Catherine Gudgell Sprague. Would you please move your photos to the other listing and let me know that you have done so, so that I can go back and delete my listing? I do hate to disrespect someone else's listing by making a duplicate..Thanks
Added by Scarlet on Jan 31, 2016 1:44 PM
Ruth Komanetsky Welch
Thank you
For the photos of the Bright memorials.
Added by Ruth Komanetsky Welch on Jan 30, 2016 6:29 PM
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