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Matthew Clarke (#47284348)
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Bio Photo My name is Matthew Clarke and I have become the self-imposed historian of my family! I am researching family history and have decided to take pictures of my family member's graves. I have since realized that this could be a daunting task considering most of my family members are out-of-state from me!!!

Anyway I am a resident of Wichita, KS and have decided to aide in other peoples' searches by being a photo volunteer in hopes that I can find someone that can fulfill any photo requests I make.

I am searching for family history for the following surnames in the state of Missouri- Coats/Coates, Campbell, Espey, Hershberger, Martin, Smith, Hayden, Burch.

I am searching for the family history for the following surnames in the New York area: Clarke, Budzinski, Murphy, White.
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Tombstone Treasures
RE: Elizabeth Humphreys

I definitely appreciate the photos, but the one photo of John (not Uriah) and Elizabeth is from a book called "This Small Town, Osgood" by Ruth Ralls Fisher. I know as I found the book on microfilm and it is also in the DAR Library in Washington D.C., and several other repositories around the country. It was published in 1975 by the Milan Standard (newspaper), so I'm sure it has a copyright.
You aren't supposed to post photos that are subject to copyright (ones you didn't take yourself or own).

As much as I would LOVE for it to stay on the memorial I made for my great grandmother, I have to ask you to remove it, unless it says in the book that the material can be copied (which I doubt).

Thank you for the sentiment anyway Matthew.

Patricia Long/Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Sep 14, 2015 12:37 AM
RE: Phillipine Clarke
No, they don't. And it is my understanding that most cemeteries hold the same policy. But if someone have the documents of the ownership of a grave, that tiny piece of land for which the owner paid a fortune (at least here in NY) belongs to him, not to the cemetery, and I hope they are smart enough not to give the owner any trouble for taking pictures to his property because in the court of law the owner will win the case in seconds. I've heard of cases that a notarized authorization by the owner to the photographer was accepted by the cemetery. But the fact is that 99% of the photo volunteers at Find A Grave just go discretely and take the photos (I am one of them).
Added by Marcial on Sep 01, 2015 7:39 AM
RE: Phillipine Clarke
Hi, I will remove the photos immediately but I advice you not to mention the grave photos to Calvary office because photos are not allowed in the cemetery.
Added by Marcial on Aug 31, 2015 6:41 AM
Katie Lou
RE: John Wesley Coats in Glendale Cemetery
no, sorry

Added by Katie Lou on Aug 22, 2015 9:17 PM
RE: Phillipine Clarke
Matthew, there is a possibility, that the headstone and grave I photographed is not Phillipine's but that Phillipine's is nearby but has no headstone. Two Clarkes together sounds like much of a coincidence to me but you never know. If there is no headstone, you can request a marker (they don't charge for it) on her grave. One thing I can assure you: the only Clarke with headstone in the entire Range-Plot is the one I to the photo at.
Added by Marcial on Aug 13, 2015 7:17 AM
Phillipine Clarke
Matthew, please take a look at the photos. That is the only Clarke headstone within that range and plot but I am afraid it is not the Clarke you are looking for.
Added by Marcial on Aug 12, 2015 11:38 AM
Phillipine Clark
Matthew, you wrote it "Section 8; Range 39; Plot I13, 1st. Calvary". It could be: Section 8, Range 39, Plot I (as in "Iowa"), Grave 13. In Section 8 there are plots with numbers and plots with letters but plots with letters and numbers combined don't exist. I will visit Section 8 this week.
Added by Marcial on Aug 11, 2015 11:55 PM
New York Historian
RE: John Clarke
Thank you for your message. Right now I'm planning my wedding, next month, Sept 18th. Go ahead and submit a photo request, either I or another contributor will do it. I will see if I can get to Calvary next week.
Added by New York Historian on Aug 11, 2015 8:15 PM
Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
RE: G.B.S. and Elizabeth Campbell
Glad I could help Matthew, would you like for me to transfer Elizabeth to you? Loretta
Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on May 21, 2015 8:04 PM
Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
G. B. S. Campbell
Hello Matthew, I am going to fill your photo request for G. B. S. Campbell. You might be interested that he shares a stone with his wife, Elizabeth. I have made a memorial for her and have linked them. "Each Day Counts", Loretta
Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on May 14, 2015 5:48 PM
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