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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 2 days
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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Kenneth Decker
Thank you!
Dear Linda,
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for my cousin, Alice Ruth White Mulkins.
Added by Kenneth Decker on Jul 19, 2014 1:24 PM
Bob R
17th Regiment
Thanks for all your efforts in getting the batch of photos at Wooster over the weekend. Best regards, Bob
Added by Bob R on Jul 16, 2014 12:11 PM
Deb S
Linda, from what I can tell is EVERY photo that was posted on June 21..... flew all over the US.

That was one of the days that Ancestry came under cyber attack.

I had loaded several temp. markers that day, and started getting emails shortly after that they were showing up all over the US.

Now that the headstones are placed I am finding the other photos. I found three today.

Thanks for deleting your photo!

Added by Deb S on Jul 14, 2014 4:56 PM
Deb S
Margaret Irwin 130350115
Good afternoon,

I was just getting ready to place a photo of Margaret's headstone and noticed one of your pictures on his memorial. It is not a photo for Margaret, and my guess is that you uploaded this photo on that strange day in June when all of our photo's ended up all of the US.

Would you please delete your photo from Margaret's memorial?

Thank you for all of your time and talents in the Find a Grave Community.

Added by Deb S on Jul 14, 2014 11:55 AM
Thank you
Thank you so much for the photos you posted of the Landsiedel headstones. They are my ancestors- Charles is my great great grandfather. We used to visit the family farm in Danbury often when I was a child. I've always wanted to take a trip to Wooster cemetery but haven't had the time to travel there. Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph and share their headstones!!

Added by Laurel on Jul 11, 2014 8:14 PM
Marsha Mitchell
Henry J. Jackson
Looks like you had a very successful day in Wooster. Thanks for the photo of Henry Jackson's grave.
Added by Marsha Mitchell on Jul 11, 2014 2:53 PM
Marsha Mitchell
James Moore
Thank you, Linda, for the great photo of his grave. I really appreciate you doing this for us.
Added by Marsha Mitchell on Jul 11, 2014 2:52 PM
Karen Mattson-Yeoman
I am so thrilled. Words cannot express my gratitude to you! I have tears in my etes. I have looked for 18 years for these. Bless you and I consider you a friend! Thank you ever so much from the bottom of my heart!
Added by Karen Mattson-Yeoman on Jul 10, 2014 5:53 PM
Bob R
J Minott Sherman
Thanks very much for this photo and the assistance you are giving us to document these veterans of the 17th Regiment!
Added by Bob R on Jul 10, 2014 10:01 AM
Steven Smith
Pierre Bouteiller

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to fulfill my request for a photo of Pierre Bouteiller's grave monument in Wooster Cemetery.

I appreciate your help and kindness very much!

Best regards,

Added by Steven Smith on Jul 09, 2014 8:18 PM
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