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J. Edward Ross (#47159122)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Updated May 29, 2014

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery...

The following Sections are the currently active burial sections (opened for interments on the dates listed):

Section 11, August 2012
Section 12, October 2012
Section 6B, November 2012
Section 14, June 2013
Columbarium 7, Wall 1, April 2014

I'll upload grave-site photographs for these Sections without the need for photo requests.

Note: Please refrain from requesting a photograph until at least 4 months after interment to allow the professional grounds-keepers time to engrave and install marker stones (or niche covers), lay sod, and generally make the gravesites presentable for photographing. If I have not uploaded a photo by by the 4 month mark, please do request a photo.

Thank you for your patience.

August 3, 2012...

Biographical information belongs in the "bio" field or in other text fields on the MAIN memorial page.

Please do NOT post pictures of text to any of my memorial pages (Example: Do NOT post pictures of; obituaries, death notices, news paper articles, death certificates, remembrance cards, etc.).

Also, do NOT post biographical information in the Flowers section. This too, belongs in the appropriate text fields on the main page.

Forward the information using the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I'll ensure it is added to the memorial page in a prompt, accurate and professional manner.

Do NOT post non-photograph graphics to the photo section (such as military emblems, membership emblems, flags, candles, etc). These types of graphics waste the 5 free "photo" slots provided by

Family members should NOT have to sponsor a memorial page (cost $5.00) in order for them to upload a favorite picture simply because someone uploaded a non-photograph graphic or a picture of text to the photos section of the memorial page.

Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This does not include Cousins, Aunts or Uncles. Nor does it include your neighbor or BFF.

"The goal at Find A Grave should NOT be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."

Jim Tipton,
Find A Grave creator

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Please respect my photographs, they are for your personal use only. Do NOT copy them to this or any other internet website; do NOT sell them, or otherwise attempt to profit from their use without written permission.

For example: Do NOT charge your relatives a "handling" or "printing" fee to obtain a copy of your family tree if it contains one of my photographs.

In summary, do NOT take credit for any photograph that you did not physically take yourself.

About me...

I live in north-central Illinois, within 2 miles of the intersection of I-80 and I-55. I enjoy researching my family tree (9,000+ and growing).

My father's family is from Allegheny and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania. My mother's family is from Charles County, in southern Maryland.

We have limbs, branches, and roots that stretch across the United States. Most however, settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California.

I enjoy taking cemetery, historical site, and other photographs. I am willing to assist with reasonable gravesite and non-gravesite photo requests; I will also consider the unreasonable requests.

To borrow a line from Paladin's business card, and the 1957-1962 TV series...

"Have Camera, Will Travel"

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Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
Joseph A "Georgie" Decampo
Thank you from his wife niece.

He married my daddy Sister, Aunt Margaret "Peggy" Slattery, Berkery, Ford, Carolan, Joseph John Carolan. Brother Owen "Buddy", sister Catherine "Sis". Lineage.

He lived in New York up until last year 2013.

He had two children. Theresa Thorsen and Joseph Owen Decampo. Three grandchildren. Joseph, Claire and Donna.

He was wonderful.

Birth:  Oct. 20, 1920
Death:  Jan. 13, 2014
New Jersey, USA
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  Margaret M Carolan DeCampo (1922 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
US Army
World War II
Loving Husband
and Father
Calverton National Cemetery
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 24A Site 1238
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Created by: J. Edward Ross
Record added: Jan 27, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124218107
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on Jul 09, 2014 11:24 PM
Emily E. Farley Smith
RE: Middle initials...
Hi Ed,

Thank you for all the work you do on here, the way you honor our veterans and your willingness to work with me; answer my questions and your generous spirit of cooperation.

I agree with you regarding periods, for different reasons - mainly, it interferes with the search function. But just recently, they added the rule to the FAQ's - and I quote, "A period should be used after names where only an initial is known."

I will never send an edit request to add a period only but if I'm correcting one of the name fields anyway, I thought - what the heck?

All that being said, and to quote Humphrey Bogart, "It don't amount to a hill of beans." lol I wouldn't expect you or anyone to check each and every memorial for something as insignificant as a period after an initial. I have 1/10th the memorials that you do and I wouldn't do it for love nor money.

If you don't like them, I'll do my best not to send them, I have no problems with that. If I do forget, a decline message doesn't upset me at all. Most of us follow most of the rules; we do our best to understand and interpret the rest and we do a damn fine job of it too. Who knows when the powers that be will change the rule - again.

(I'm tired so...) I can't remember if I told you I've set myself a project and have gotten the download of all of Calverton. I'm just now beginning to check for dupes so you may/probably will see an increase in edits from me trying to make corrections.

Thanks again for always being a pleasure to work with and you are more than welcome to whine here at any time.

Take care,
Added by Emily E. Farley Smith on Jun 30, 2014 11:57 AM
Jefferene Walker #73536572
Jefferene and I were raised together. She is considered my great aunt but I called her cousin since she was much younger than I. She is an adopted child and there is no one in the family who can properly write her bio or tell her story.
For that reason I am asking you to transfer her memorial to me.
thank you
M #47796368
Added by M on Jun 29, 2014 11:51 AM
Raymond Gancar'
Thank you for posting his site and his photo. You have done him proud.
Added by Mike on Jun 29, 2014 8:13 AM
Marguerite Jandris
I wonder if you could please remove her from your
site. She is my next door neighbor & has been a friend of me & my wife for over 25 years.
Your memorial # 131688060
Mine memorial # 131888251
I can't see having two of them. I thank you for putting it on there, I been a member for about 10 years
Added by Jack on Jun 25, 2014 7:51 PM
RE: Clayton Vogel
Mr. Ross:
Thank you for your reply I do appreciate your time to search for me. I do agree actual obituaries are difficult to locate!

Jeannine Patterson Burns
Added by JIP on Jun 24, 2014 9:12 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Virginia Hilten Favreault #85751763
Thank you for the update to the memorial for Virginia Hilten Favreault #85751763

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jun 21, 2014 10:11 AM
Clayton Vogel
Hello Mr. Ross:
Let me say I was totally surprised to see your name appear once again for a family member who served in the military and buried in a National Cemetery.
I am looking for obituary information for Clayton R. Vogel, Memorial#68225217 he is buried at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania.
Please let me know if you have any information on file.

Kind regards:
Jeannine Patterson Burns
Added by JIP on Jun 19, 2014 10:21 AM
Stacey Shaw
Robert Briggs
Thank you so much for the great photo! I really appreciate your time. Regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey Shaw on Jun 14, 2014 9:18 AM
Katelyn Wilder
Joseph Norman Bussiere, SR
Hi, I was hoping that you could transfer my grandfather Joseph Norman Bussiere, SR to me. Thank you very much for your help. :)
Added by Katelyn Wilder on Jun 08, 2014 3:40 PM
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