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Salvarsan (#47181938)
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Army Blanket, Olive Drab - 1922

You have my expressed permission to use any of my photos (or the following commentary):

Who would hold hostage - under the fictive pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?

I have not changed my opinion on copyright, but for those of you who feel strongly about protecting your copyright...

Have you noticed that Ancestry is posting ALL of your copyright-protected photos on their profit-driven website?

Why isn't that a violation of your copyright?

The only valuable grave stone photo: Jimmy Hoffa


Suggest that I add or remove a period after a middle initial.

Create a memorial for a living person.

Hide their email address and turn off messages.

Would rather cut off a finger than delete a duplicate memorial.

Request a photo, when the memorial clearly states "NO HEADSTONE".

Post 1 photo, which shows only 1/3 of the headstone.

Don't understand the historical context of "maiden name".

Think that copyright law requires you to post a blood-curdling threat against would-be violators.

Create 175,000 memorials and then complain about inpatient "suggesters".

Suggest a correction by creating a "correct" duplicate memorial.


King, Wisconsin

As of 15 Jun 2013, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.

That's over 6,600 headstones (May 2015).

With that many photographs, they can't all be "great".

If you would like me to take a more thoughtful photograph - better lighting, background, grass trimmed away, etc - feel free to ask.

I have researched every headstone up to and including Word War I. I have published two books, which list all of these burials and include selected biographical sketches and cross-reference lists:

The Muffled Drum (Civil War) 2013

The Ghostly Bugles (Indian Wars thru WWI) 2014


For context, see the message I received on 8 Jan 2015, from an account holder who believes "military rank is meaningless", military service should "forgotten", and that you must die in a war to have rank applied to your memorial.

Following military customs and courtesies, men and women who died while in service should have their rank applied to their memorial page as a prefix.

Following military customs and courtesies, and federal law; men and women who RETIRED from the military are also authorized to "take their rank with them" after their service. Their rank should also be applied to their memorial page as a prefix.

RETIRED could mean a 20-30+ year career of honorable service, or it could mean a much shorter service period that ended in a medical retirement - eg, a Private who suffered a severe combat wound before serving even a year.

Of course, if the deceased veteran had expressed another preference, then it should be honored.

TO FINDAGRAVE: The drop-down choices for PREFIX need to be updated, corrected, and appended. There is "WO" and "CWO", but only one kind of Lieutenant? Only 2 kinds of SGT? Since when is CORP an appropriate abbreviation for Corporal? (should be CPL)


Oft I remember those I have known
In other days, to whom my heart was lead
As by a magnet, and who are not dead,
But absent, and their memories overgrown.

With other thoughts and troubles of my own,
As graves with grasses are, and at their head
The stone with moss and lichens so o'er spread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.

And is it so with them? After long years.
Do they remember me in the same way,
And is the memory pleasant as to me?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Pat Minor
Christofferson and Matson photos
Thanks so much for your pictures of the Christofferson and Matson graves. You did an excellent job! I was able to add them to my family tree and now the family info is more complete. I have credited you as the source. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Pat Minor on May 29, 2015 6:01 PM
Leonard's stone
Those are wonderful photos. Thank you so much for doing that. We can read all the dates and the extra effort was nice.
Added by TwinFoley on May 29, 2015 5:09 PM
charles swasey
Oramel Rich
Hi, Thank You for the info About Oramel Rich's service in the Civil War. If I may ask where did you locate the info about where he was wounded. Have a really great day . Chuck
Added by charles swasey on May 26, 2015 2:40 PM
patrick lincoln
Mary Purves and mother Esther graves.
Thank you for the great photos of the graves of Esther Lombard and Mary L. Purves, we really appreciate it. Pat Lincoln and family.
Added by patrick lincoln on May 24, 2015 7:43 PM
Jane Quimby
I did some research and even though the Evanswood Cemetery has James Quimby, I feel it is in error and have changed my memorial to read Jane. I found her in the census reports from 1870-1910 with her parents, Moses and Charlotte. She wss not in the 1920 census, although her mother was still alive at age 95. My memorial was added in 2010, while #56060034 was dated 2013. Therefore, I will not delete my memorial as it takes precedence.
Added by Lorrie on May 19, 2015 7:41 PM
RE: Memorial 56060034
Added by Lorrie on May 19, 2015 3:02 PM
Memorial 56060034
Re: JAMES QUIMBY. If you go to the Wisconsin USGenweb site,Waupauca County, check the Evanswood Cemetery index of names of people buried there. You will find a JAMES Quimby, born Jan. 6, 1862, listed with the same photo as the one on MY memorial. There is NOT a Jane S. Quimby listed listed. The only Quimbys are: Orin A., Nettie, Josie, Moses, Willard, John, Elizabeth, JAMES, Moses, Charlotte. The memorial #56060034 is incorrectly posted.
Added by Lorrie on May 19, 2015 2:25 PM
RE: Irene Peterson
Thanks for that info. I looked at a Canon camera when I bought a samsung. My camera has a screen that is not black in the sun and I can see what I am taking a photo of. Does your camera have that kind of screen also or do you have to shoot blindly when you take a picture? Thanks for the info
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on May 14, 2015 4:54 PM
I saw that you added other Duttons too. I am ever so grateful for that. I so wanted to see the dates and names to make sure I had the right ones and I do. Thanks for your hard work with Find A Grave
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on May 14, 2015 4:35 PM
Irene Peterson
Thanks for the nice shot of the headstone you took. So clear and flawless. What camera do you use?
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on May 14, 2015 4:29 PM
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