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CatheaC (#47339429)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too (2010) here in central Oklahoma. I took all the small cemeteries in Canadian County and some in Kingfisher County. Now that there are so many volunteers with cell phone cameras, I have given up. I still take photos when I am in Illinois or Kentucky cemeteries.


THANK YOU to all of you who have posted the many old obits I have sent you. I have had many comments of appreciation from descendants. Some of these old obits told intimate and/or historical details about the person and those are very valuable to researchers.

To all of you who will not put up these old obits, F/G has relaxed what they used to say about it:

Can I add a memorial from a newspaper or other 3rd party source?
Find A Grave does not discourage the legitimate indexing of the deceased through obituaries or other 3rd party accounts. Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.

If you have sent an edit on the "suggest any other correction" and I don't comply within a day or two - please send to my email. I am not getting these requests thru the system all the time.

NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.

Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.

1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!! If you don't know how to turn it, ask me and I will try to help.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Robert Lee
Mary Owens
Added by Robert Lee on Nov 26, 2015 7:50 PM
Robert Lee
mcanelly in greenwood cem.
I made a memorial for her I transfer mine to you. Take the infor. and then you can delete the one I made. Sorry
Added by Robert Lee on Nov 21, 2015 9:04 AM
James and John Barber
Would you please connect them to their parents
John T Barber Sr Memorial #100674690
James J Barber Sr Memorial#100674685
They are buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County KY

They are my G Uncles

Their parents are:
John Void Barber Memorial# 29825142
Juanita Mary Barber Memorial# 137268589

Thank You in Advance
Added by Linda on Nov 13, 2015 6:48 PM
Hi Cathea,

I want to thank you for any obituary's you send for these memorials, They add a special touch to all.

Thanks again and Have a Great Day!

Added by DSON1492 on Nov 10, 2015 6:49 AM
Carole Whittemore
2 more additions
I forgot to let you know that I completed these two requests on the 5th of Nov.: Dr. John H Donnell 1813-1891 and Martha A. Flake Brown 1835-1891. Actually, Martha is a cousin on my Dad's side. Very interesting! Thanks once again!
Added by Carole Whittemore on Nov 09, 2015 5:25 PM
Carole Whittemore
Anderson B. Hunter
Hi Cathea,
A note to let you know your information has been added to Anderson Hunter's Memorial. Thank you once again!
Added by Carole Whittemore on Nov 09, 2015 4:43 PM
Carole Whittemore
Leonie Markey
Hello Cathea,
Hope you are enjoying the fall weather. I have completed the request you made for Leonie Markey's memorial. Thank you for adding the additional information!
Added by Carole Whittemore on Nov 09, 2015 4:12 PM
Cris West
I am not related to him so how about I just transfer the memorial to you?
Added by Cris West on Nov 08, 2015 12:07 PM
Cindy S Munson
William Needham.
Thank you I added it to his bio.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Oct 15, 2015 7:32 PM
Carole Whittemore
Ida May Hendricks
Your request has been completed. Thank you so much for your continuing hard work in adding such vital information to the Memorials!
Carole Whittemore
Added by Carole Whittemore on Oct 04, 2015 6:09 PM
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