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Lloyd (#47075300)
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Bio Photo Hi My name is Lloyd E. Smith My wife Charlene and I live in Livingston County, Illinois.I retired last May so I spent one day a week taking pictures of grave stones and now that winter is here I make the Memorial pages with gravestone pictures.
I have a sickness that is called Genealogy I don,t think there is a cure for it. It does help me to handle it if I walk and take pictures in cemeteries and help other people with thier research

My Angel Charlene went to Heaven to be one of God's Angels on March 25 2009 My Angel's ashs are still with me but our grave marker is in the Griffith Cemetery in Fayette County, Illinois I miss her so much Love Always until we meet again your Loving Devil
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Karen L Chamberlain
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Thanks so very much, Lloyd for answering my request for a photo of my great-great grandfathers tombstone.
It's truly wonderful that you could provide this for me when I can't travel such a distance.
Bless you!
Added by Karen L Chamberlain on Apr 13, 2015 11:10 PM
Amelia Christy
Rosetta Shapland

Youve included a picture of Rosetta's headstone but you also put a picture of her parents stone. Can you please remove it? Thanks

Added by Amelia Christy on Apr 13, 2015 2:58 PM
Amelia Christy
Dorothy Vargo/Goldie Vargo
I think this is the wrong person, the birth/death dates and names do not correspond. Please remove and place on the correct memorial. Thanks.

Added by Amelia Christy on Apr 12, 2015 5:58 PM
A.J. Marik
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When you upload your grave photos, first make sure that they are not "chalked" (or shaving creamed) headstone photos! Find a Grave is looking for photos of gravesites/headstones as they actually look, poor condition and all. Chalking (creaming, wire brushing) headstones is actually illegal in many cemeteries across the country, as it is likened to vandalism. Continued posting of chalked and/or altered headstones will put your account into jeopardy. Any photos which depict evidence of chalking/creaming will be deleted. The Find a Grave FAQs clearly state this policy:

How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?

Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.

Never clean gravestones with anything but water and a soft brush. Slate gravestones from the Revolutionary era and Pre-revolutionary era are best left alone due to their delicate nature and tendency to erode.

Never apply bleach, ammonia, shaving cream, chalk, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, firm pressure or use anything abrasive. Do not post photos of recently chalked or shaving-creamed headstones. Consult a professional before any attempt to clean a headstone is made.

Thank you,

Curator of Archives, Find a Grave
Added by A.J. Marik on Apr 12, 2015 9:11 AM
Amelia Christy
Headstone Photos

I noticed you had posted photos on some of the memorials I created and they have some type of a substance on them to make them readable. Can I ask what you are putting on the stones?

Added by Amelia Christy on Apr 10, 2015 10:43 AM
David Goddard
Thomas Luther Goddard & Sarah Jane Smith Goddard Morris

I have been unable to find the grave sites of my great-grandparents: Thomas Luther Goddard (1836-1865) and Sarah Jane Smith Goddard (1837-1929), later married to Chester Morris, so last name=Morris at time of death. There is another Sarah Morris who died around that time and is buried in the Morris cemetery...wrong woman.

Sarah's obit says she was to be buried in the Cornell IL cemetery. I could not find her stone. Is she in an unmarked grave, or in another cemetery?

I have a date and place of birth on Thomas. All I know is that he died in 1865 in Pontiac. I have no date of death or place of burial, or cause of death.

Can you help me out?

David Goddard
Montevideo MN
Added by David Goddard on Apr 08, 2015 11:27 AM
Leslie Vaughn
Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for pictures of the grave stones for Philetus and Emily Canham.

Your contributions to Find A Grave are greatly appreciated.
Added by Leslie Vaughn on Apr 07, 2015 7:33 PM
Judi Micel-Urban
Headstone Photo for George Reitz
I want to thank you so much for taking the headstone photo of George Reitz for me. I also have volunteered to take photos for Find A Grave as I know that it isn't easy to travel all over to get the photos. The weather here in Elgin, IL is starting to clear so I will be starting my list of people to document
Again, thanks so much!!!
Judi Micel-Urban
Added by Judi Micel-Urban on Apr 06, 2015 2:31 PM
Lois and Daughters
Abnet Photos
Thanks Lloyd for the pictures on the memorials for the Abnet's. Lois
Added by Lois and Daughters on Apr 06, 2015 6:02 AM
Tom Owen
Hollmeyer headstones
Thank you so much for taking the time to post the photos of the Hollmeyer family's headstones this Easter weekend.
It means a lot to see them from far away
Added by Tom Owen on Apr 05, 2015 5:17 PM
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