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Tom (#47417538)
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Bio Photo old retired MARINE!
I thoroughly enjoy tromping cemeteries and looking for long-lost/abandoned cemeteries as well as finding graves for those that request it. During the winter months in Montana, it can be quite challenging to photograph graves, especially those that have stones that are at grade level due to snow completely covering them up. I usually take two pictures, one for an overall view and the other I sort of zero-in on the stone so that it can be easily read. If you would like to have one or the other, or even both removed, please let me know and I will be glad to abide by your wishes. You may use my pictures in any way you desire.
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Jeanette Viola Sluiter Diedrich
I would like to thank you for the photos of her resting place and marker. When she was interred there that was one of the last things that was thought of. She is my grandmother.
Added by Taylor on Jul 02, 2014 7:44 PM
Jo Bengtson Sivley
Fiske family
On behalf of my friend, Thank You for fulling these pictures requests. :)
Added by Jo Bengtson Sivley on May 27, 2014 11:09 AM
Allen Lossing
I finally was able to get the photo request to be accepted for Allen. Could you please post the photo to his page? Thank you, Red
Added by Red on May 19, 2014 2:23 PM
Paulson pics
Hey Jarhead :) Many thanks for the great pics !! Army vet/Marine daughter - Jo
Added by Jo on May 18, 2014 9:31 PM
Hass Family - Highland Cemetery
Thanks so much for the memorial photos for Hugo Hass and family members! I had placed the request some time ago, and had almost given up hope that a willing volunteer would be nearby. The Hass family are my husband's ancestors and were German immigrants.

I am surprised by the lack of a stone memorial for Augusta Hass, mother of a good number of Hass brothers. Their family owned one of the largest and most prosperous farms in Outlook when Hugo died in 1930, yet her marker is the kind that is usually placed by the cemetery when no stone has been put in place.

So, your photos have given us a bit more of their story; my husband and I are very grateful!
Added by Debi on May 18, 2014 12:19 PM
RE: Leland Lossing
Thank you so much. I have made the transfer.
Added by Red on May 18, 2014 10:28 AM
Leland Lossing
Thank you for the photo of Leland's headstone, I appreciate you taking the time to do this for me. Red
Added by Red on May 18, 2014 10:08 AM
Thank you!
Thanks for the Graber photo and all you do for Find-A-Grave.

Added by Chris on May 08, 2014 6:21 AM
Jim Simpson
RE: Mrs Fiske
Thanks. Much better.

I have learned when to take photos in my local cemeteries to get the best shots. 10-12 works very nicely for most since they face east and the side light sun at that time makes use of shadows in the lettering. I go back for afternoon shots on the ones that face west, or the back sides. I had one stone that I could not read at any other time. It was quite startling.

Added by Jim Simpson on May 04, 2014 5:11 PM
Gary & Linda Maret
esther and hardwick schwartz
Tom, Second thank you, thanks again for doing this. Linda Maret
Added by Gary & Linda Maret on May 04, 2014 3:54 PM
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