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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 or to an unknown burial. Unknown burials should not even be on this website. 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.

My daughter and I are researching African American WWI Veterans in many East Texas counties. I would love to hear from any family members of these forgotten heroes. The counties are Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Lamar, Liberty, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker and Wood. We started with one county and it has mushroomed to 43, identifying over 11,000 (so far). My daughter, Dr. Lila Rakoczy, is on the Texas WWI Centennial Commission and organizing a WWI traveling African American WWI memorial wall to visit several venues for 2017/2018. See the website at
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F Jacks
Thanks for sponsorship of Albert Neil
Added by F Jacks on Jan 08, 2017 6:04 PM
Jan Baughman
Memorial #1313301
There are two pictures that you have post on this memorial that are exact. Just thought I would let you know.
Added by Jan Baughman on Nov 15, 2016 5:44 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser🌺
RE: Gethsemane Cemetery
These men could have lived in either Cass or Morris. The town of Naples is in MORRIS county, texas. The cemetery, Gethsemane is in CASS county, Texas, but the closest town is Naples. There is no town where the cemetery is.
Hope this helps
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser&... on Nov 07, 2016 10:22 AM
Michael Parsons
I think I did as you suggested. If not let me know. Keep the corrections coming.
Added by Michael Parsons on Oct 04, 2016 11:15 AM
Leonard Wade
Correction done. It was a typo. Thank you for letting me know.
Added by Kay on Aug 16, 2016 8:16 AM
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Press Kelly # 137155903
If you would not mind would you remove your photo of Press Kelly marker from Find A Grave. You posted it when my photo was already there.

Thank you Ruthie in Texas
Added by 4th great grand daughter on Jul 31, 2016 3:13 PM
Michael Parsons
Ronald Elvin Hacktt
Do you by chance have anything on Ronald?
Added by Michael Parsons on Jul 06, 2016 8:09 PM
Sandra Bertram Meier
Robert Hodges
His official death certificate shows date of birth as Sept 7 1889. I will use that as official date with reference note to other data. Also says he was buried in Willis African American Cemetery. Will move him there.
Added by Sandra Bertram Meier on Jul 03, 2016 1:10 PM
Peggy Myers Spencer
McKinley F Austin
Memorial# 31351580 Thank you for the TX WWI Service Record with his correct birth. I have updated his memorial. If he is a relative of yours, I will be happy to transfer this memorial to you.
Added by Peggy Myers Spencer on Jun 10, 2016 6:23 PM
Thank you and I need an edit
I totally concur with your sentiments. As you can see I could not figure out how to send you an edit request! Ref: Kelly Leggett Washington #7829172, Trinity Black Cemetery. You have listed Kelly as the "daughter of". My friend is the Granddaughter of Kelly and assures me Kelly is her Grandfather. If you could change daughter to son, we would appreciate it. Again thank you for all your work.
Added by Deborah on Apr 26, 2016 10:30 AM
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