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Ron West (#47389384)
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Bio Photo I am a bit of a fan of history and I love the history you find in cemeteries. My favorites are the old pioneer cemeteries of the west.

For those of you that are looking for forgotten relatives, loved ones, friends and family, I just want to say to you that I do what I do here on Find A Grave, for you. No one should be forgotten! We may not all be rich, or famous, or powerful, or have invented great things but we all made a difference in some way and we deserve to be remembered for the differences we've made. If just by creating a memorial page, I feel that I have done something to remember that person and that they did live and that they did matter.

The information on the memorials that I have created is only as good as the information I had to work with from the beginning. I am sure that there are many mistakes and I will correct every one that I can but if fellow contributor finds something wrong that still needs to be corrected, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Transfers: If you are interested, just ask! I am not hung up on the policies, all that is important to me is that you are better able to add to the memorial than I am. You don't have to be directly related, just willing and able to make the page better.

Photos: There is no need to ask permission to use the photos that I post unless it is to be for commercial purposes. I take these photographs for you so please, use them as you need to. All that I ask is that you source and credit them properly.

To all the Find a Grave photographers out there: if you have a picture to post that is better than one that I have posted, please do and then let me know. If I agree, I will gladly remove mine in order to avoid cluttering up the memorial page.

Someday I know I'll have my own headstone and if I am lucky enough, this is the epitaph that will be on it: (I didn't write it, but I'll be happy to use it)

The Measure of a Man

Not "How did he die?"
But, "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?"
But, "What did he give?"
These are the units
to measure the worth
of a man, as a man,
regardless of birth.
Not "What was his station?
But, "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play
his God given part?"
Was he ever ready
with a word of good cheer,
to bring back a smile,
to banish a tear?'
Not "What was his church?"
Nor "What was his creed?"
But, "Had he befriended
those really in need?"
Not "What did the sketch
in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry
when he passed away!"

But, at the end of the day, if all my headstone reads is "He was a good man" then, I will be happy with that too!

If you're still reading, maybe you'd like to stop by and say Hi! to some very special friends. They are missed everyday! Belle, Sophie and Casey.

I found some great information on how to take a picture of a headstone. I am passing this site along because I feel that a good, clear picture is always what the viewer wants. Not something that is just good enough. The site is How To Get Great Photos For FindAGrave.

Thanks for stopping by!

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L Mastan
Charles Carson, San Luis Obispo, CA
Thank you so much for so quickly accepting the bio for Charles Carson in San Luis Cemetery. I had ordered his death certificate in hopes of possibly finding info about the final husband of my great grandmother. Although this man turned out to be of an entirely different Carson family, I hope the added info may help someone else.
Your labor of love for Find A Grave is very much appreciated!
Added by L Mastan on Sep 01, 2015 11:44 AM
Sheila Ruiz Harrell
Adelaida M Price Turner, #96250998
Thank you!! Our family is very happy to update Adelaida's memorial page. Thank you so very much for creating it, ALL of your work is so appreciated!
Added by Sheila Ruiz Harrell on Aug 31, 2015 9:07 PM
Penny Ricard
RE: Hi Ron
Thanks so much, Ron. I appreciate it.
Added by Penny Ricard on Aug 31, 2015 7:41 PM
Alan Eugene Koch
Fenton Brock
Dear Ron,

Thanks so very much for transferring Fenton to our account. The Brock family is an important part of my wife's ancestry.

Best regards, Alan
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Aug 31, 2015 1:14 PM
Penny Ricard
Hi Ron
Thanks so much for the transfer. Now if they will get me approved for the forum, I may be able to figure out how to replace your photos. Thanks again.
Added by Penny Ricard on Aug 30, 2015 4:16 PM
Bernard Johnson
Gordon Blanding
Ron, could you tell me please what section these graves are in at Mountain View? Thanks.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Aug 30, 2015 10:16 AM
Richard Johnston
Jane Busby Wells # 89345533
Thank you very much for this transfer!
Added by Richard Johnston on Aug 25, 2015 6:09 AM
Linda Guynup Dewey
Robert and Irene Erwin
Thank you so much for transfers!

Added by Linda Guynup Dewey on Aug 24, 2015 6:12 PM
Frederick Porter
RE: Beachwood Ridge edits
Hi Ron,

Thanks so much for understanding, at 20 edits a week it would take years!

Best regards,

Added by Frederick Porter on Aug 24, 2015 1:34 PM
Geo. White Newton 95818502
Thank you so much for creating the memorial for George White Newton (Find A Grave Memorial# 95818502).

However, I think there may be an error in the memorial (or perhaps the cemetery records?) regarding his death date shown in the memorial as April 26, 1912.

He is listed in the 1920 US Census and the Ancestry California Death Index shows his death date as 19 April 1926, which am assuming is correct.
Added by Tyler on Aug 20, 2015 6:30 PM
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