|Val Lovelace (#47525955)|
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Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.|
I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.
My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.
Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.
One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:
"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").
It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.
I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.
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|Sally - Midcoast Maine||Michael H Curlin|
US Navy, Rank S2. Section I, Row O, Site 3782, Interment date 1920
here is the link to where I am getting my information from:
see page 1,066
|IHRP & Family||RE: 107947093 cemetery links|
I would like to find some for Waldo county and Washington county.
|Sandra Lennox||RE: 36133980 Photo|
You are welcome. I love posting "people" photos!
|Sally - Midcoast Maine||William Sunderlan/Sunderland|
I deleted my memorial, I think yours is the correct one.
|Michael A. Higgins||Aaron Rowe 69th Pa|
Thanks. Change added.
|Marc Thayer, III||Pvt. Charles Thayer|
Mant thanks for posting the tombstone photo for Charles Thayer your kindness is appreciated.
All the Best,
Marc Thayer III
|A AAA American at Find A Grave||TNX|
Dear Mrs. Val Lovelace,
Maam thank you. Not just for what you did now. But all you have done, are doing, and shall do. It is great!
On today A.D. 11/11/2013 I want to thank you for your service in p[rotecting out freedoms, families, friends, and kin.
GOD Bless you and GOD Bless America!
Regards and love to the families,
Jonathan Robert De Mallie
|Southport Cemetery Ladies||Southport gravestone photos|
My sister-in-law(a native of Southport) and I have spent the last few years cataloguing the cemeteries and memorials on the island of Southport, ME. To get decent photos we have had to clean a good percentage of the stones also. She is compiling over a half dozen large notebooks to present to the Hendricks Hill Museum and I am starting to add the graves to FindAGrave. I see that you and Sharon have already made my job much shorter. I hope you won't be insulted if I add pictures(some with captions) and suggest other information. We had the same idea as you in that we hated to see the old stones become illegible and ravaged by time. My hope was also to get the results on line for genealogists from away who couldn't walk the grounds as we can
|Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts||Suel Smith|
Hey Val... thanks for all your help and information with Suel Smith. I did find Alice T Beath's first hubby right at Mount Auburn, she is buried with him. I feel better knowing she isn't there alone. I am actually a relative of Suel's... I just can't let a lone burial go by... ugh Thanks for all your help... Jacki
|IHRP & Family||RE: 107947093 Message|
It got so bad for me. I just stopped checking and just deleted anything I got from them.10 to 20 in a day. Made me hate to check my email.
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