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imatarheel (#47120798)
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Bio Photo The attached photo is from 411 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC, my mother's childhood home. A home which no longer exists along with many others in the surrounding area between Peace College and the State Capitol.

I have a interest in Wake Co,researching the surnames Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co Alcorn AKA Alcon,Betts,Fitzgerald,Mills,Nunnally,Powell,Robertson,Stubblefield paternal line and so many more families with ties to these counties and beyond.

A resident of Somerset Co, NJ for 28 years.

I've posted many photos from the NC yearbook collection which are available on at line at The vast majority of photos I have used are from 1930 and earlier yearbooks. After contacting several schools over the use of these photos and copyright law, I have been told as long as I'm not profiting from them and have listed the source, I'm in compliance with the law under the guideline of fair use. As of early 2012 and ancestry including yearbooks on their website, the issue of photos and copyright issues would appear to be a mute point. If a family member wishes me to remove any photo I have posted, just let me know.

Most memorials I have added are to Oakwood & Montlawn. Genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census may be the worst yet. As of Sep 2014, I can identify 4800+ individuals in my extended tree that are buried at Oakwood, 2700+ at Montlawn with a total database of 74,000+. Any memorial I add will based on a combination of death, census and Oakwood records. The memorial's and photo's I add are done so with much respect to that individual, their family and the history of North Carolina. I try to link memorials or add other details that may be useful to someone's research. The majority of the memorials will be part of my Wake County "Six Degrees of Separation" Tree. Visits to Oakwood in Aug 2012 & Aug 2013 to take photos.

My findagrave wish list would be a paper scroll symbol to signify there is a paper document which would leave the portrait symbol for actual pictures of people.

I do like to link and if I have not, it is just an oversight on my part. Thanks to all that help with my suggestions/requests and the new edit feature which makes that so much easier now.

My memorials are frequently revisited and updated especially since finding additional records at which ancestry does not have. These records are available to all researchers. Their records include death certificates 1931-1994 and a marriage collection thru 1979. May I respectfully suggest, anyone posting current deaths without a birthdate revisit your memorials and get the birthdate from the social security index which is also available on

PLEASE refrain from death certficates on my memorials. It should not be necessary in most cases.

It has recently come to my attention the GPS location for individuals buried at Oakwood can be found in the recently updated database. Find your individual within the official Oakwood database and then click on Map. If you're requesting a photo for any of my memorial's at Oakwood let me know and I will update the location.

If you add an obituary clipping to any of my memorial's, please let me know. It may contain information I do not have.
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Messages left for imatarheel (218)[Leave Message]
Eleanor F.
Helen Duncan Wood
Thank you for your email. It seems I have made a mess in creating her memorial. I don't know what happened, I am usually quite thorough. To start I will unlink the wrong father and see what other mistakes I need to correct. Thanks for the heads-up.
Added by Eleanor F. on Oct 04, 2014 7:03 PM
Cecelia Hawkins
Arthur Gibson Memorial
Thank You!! That was quick! I really appreciate it.
Added by Cecelia Hawkins on Sep 30, 2014 11:15 PM
Cecelia Hawkins
Arthur Gibson Ray Memorial#
Oops! Forgot to put memorial number in my message about his birth year. Memorial# 104254222.

Thank you again!
Added by Cecelia Hawkins on Sep 29, 2014 10:13 PM
Cecelia Hawkins
Arthur Gibson Ray Birth year
Thanks for all the good work you have done to make life easier for everyone trying to do research. I am envious of your ability to do so much and do it well. I am sure something can slip by once in awhile. One thing I noticed was the birth year for the subject is listed as 1883 in the memorial (Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh), while the grave marker shows 1873. Strangely enough, the index to the death certificates has it as 1893,but after looking at the certificate, the year is smudged but Margaret his daughter and informant gave his age as 79, which would make 1873 correct. Could you please correct it for us when you have the time? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Added by Cecelia Hawkins on Sep 29, 2014 10:06 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Patrick Stewart/Stuart
Hi --

Sent you a photo of his stone as you requested on his memorial. Maybe this will help you distinguish exactly who he is --- I agree with your assumption already though....

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Sep 28, 2014 4:18 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
RE: Corrections
Yea on the new grandchild!!! Congrats!!
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Sep 24, 2014 1:20 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett

Sorry for delays. I just got out of the hospital Friday after a ten day stay for a severe asthma and viral respiratory attack. A double whammy. I've been very sick and it will take a while for me to catch up. I'm in bed but at least at home now. I have several pulmonary tests coming up and it will be a slow process for me to bounce back. When I am up and out of bed I will try and put up a couple of memorials just because I miss doing them. Bear with me, You are always great and I know you understand the "slowness" which is going on.

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Sep 22, 2014 1:32 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Graham King
Opps !!! Sometimes this happens when you have hundreds of photos to enter...I'm sure you know about that also!! Deleted his memorial...Have a great evening!
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Sep 04, 2014 5:01 PM
Vicki Bullard
Holloway Dupe
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have taken care of it.
Added by Vicki Bullard on Sep 03, 2014 4:32 AM
Edna Earle Yarborough
Thank you for adding the link to her husband. He was ill when they married 5-30- 1949- he died two weeks later. She raised his six children. She was a great teacher and a good friend to my Aunt.
Added by ncsearch on Aug 28, 2014 12:56 PM
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