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Cathy Neil Rakoczy (#47170716)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of the pictures I've added. I visit cemeteries when I can for the love of it, not the recognition on findagrave by adding pictures and claiming 'copyright'. What upsets me are the 'don't copy' people with poor quality pictures. If you're so proud of them make sure they're perfect. One of my pet peeves are the headstones that the photographer did not even bother to clean the debris and leaves off to make the headstone readable. Come on, it's a small thing to do. Yes, I've spent, time, gas and had many aches and pains to take pictures but I don't believe that gives me the right to deny the use of my pictures (especially for family trees) since a majority of the time I'm not related. I'll transfer any memorial I've created except the ones related to me personally. I'm disturbed by the FAG guidelines of transfer and that some members are so hardcore about them. I have a great-aunt and an uncle that had no children and a member will not transfer them to me even though they manage over 75,000 memorials and are not related. Guess numbers mean more to some people. Use a little common sense people.

Please do not automatically transfer a memorial to me just because I sent an edit. Ask me if I want to manage the memorial.

Please do not contact me unless you have a return address. I've received a few requests to delete duplicate memorials from members with no contact information and the memorials were not added by me. I have no problem with this if the duplicates are mine. Make sure you give a memorial number or I won't delete my entry.

I wish FAG members would stop adding memorials for someone without naming a cemetery, this is not a site for adding your family tree and often incorrect information is passed on.

My daughter and I are researching African American WWI Veterans in 12 East Texas counties. I would love to hear from any family members of these forgotten heroes. The counties are Anderson, Harrison, Houston, Jasper, Lamar, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Orange, Rusk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker.
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Linda Dukes
RE: Melcina Lemmon #117730297
I took a second look at her, and added some info to her memorial. So much more is available on the internet now.
Added by Linda Dukes on Nov 12, 2015 6:39 AM
Linda Dukes
RE: Melcina Lemmon #117730297
from census records, marriage records etc, I determined that yes, she died on her wedding day, as the family trees on say.
Nathaniel married Alice E Moss in 1877
If you find something different, tell me and I will update her memorial.
Added by Linda Dukes on Nov 11, 2015 5:40 PM
Lady Nic
Ooops! Many thanks for catching that error and letting me know about it.
Added by Lady Nic on Oct 06, 2015 4:22 PM
You are right -
About the wording for the memorial for Edward Buchanan (Findagrave memorial number 16600641). Do you have any other information about him that can be added?

If you don't, then I am inclined to just remove the last paragraph Mr. Buchanan served honorably and well, and that may be all we need to say.

Kim M.
Added by Kucelire on Aug 25, 2015 10:29 PM
Skip Durmon
McGuire Cemetery
Do you know who to contact to get into the McGuire Cemetery in Walker County. Seaborn McGuire is my great great great grandfather.
Added by Skip Durmon on Aug 10, 2015 2:39 PM
RFB Jenkins
Walter H Evans

Thank you for the additional information.

I completely agree with you concerning the guidelines. I have several 1st cousins, aunts, uncles, a step-daughter and son-in-law who are being managed by strangers and the contributors refuse to update their memorials or transfer them to me.

Added by RFB Jenkins on Jul 29, 2015 9:11 AM
Peggy Goodwin
Do you know who has key to Dean main cemetery gate?
Added by Peggy Goodwin on Jun 09, 2015 12:36 PM
Henry Spivey
Loads of thanks for adding the World War I service information to Mr. Spivey's memorial. I appreciate YOU all ALL that you do in the preservation of history.
Added by daughterofcal3 on May 21, 2015 10:32 AM
Jeff Downing
James Morgan
Howdy - I've updated Mr. Morgan's biographical information per your request.

Thanks - Jeff
Added by Jeff Downing on May 12, 2015 11:47 AM
A Horan
RE: Maj. Walton D. Reese
Hi, I don't mind your using the photo, but I would like to get a better one for you. If your use of it is not time-sensitive, if you wouldn't mind waiting for about a week, I'll take another and post it or send it to you. Please let me know if that's ok. Thank you.
Added by A Horan on Apr 28, 2015 11:34 AM
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