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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Lillian Roy
Thank you kindly for the information for Lillian Roy!
Added by PBR on Dec 02, 2016 10:30 AM
RE: Emilie Fangrow
Thanks for looking. We will talk about it but will likely add a marker in the near future.
Added by laedoherty on Dec 01, 2016 12:11 PM
RE: Rhonda Loveday
I thought so too.. such a beautiful little girl. I cropped more of the outside stone off, so it's slightly better. Let me know if you get a clean photo to replace it and I will remove mine. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Nov 28, 2016 12:26 PM
Alvin Prescott
Obit has been added for Alvin Prescott
Added by Hochi on Nov 27, 2016 5:30 AM
Paul Henry Sherman
Thanks so much for volunteering and great photos. They are so easy to read now. Thanks again.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Nov 24, 2016 12:37 PM
Emilie Fangrow
Her son Walter Fangrow does have a marker and she should be next to him.

Thanks for looking
Added by laedoherty on Nov 19, 2016 12:52 PM
Toni Vitale Akers
Got your note... no Henry in our line. All from Kentucky until the 40's. Thanks for the xfer! Much appreciated.
Added by Toni Vitale Akers on Nov 14, 2016 8:28 PM
Robyn Ratcliffe
Laura Kelly Pruitt
Thank you so much for updating the page for Laura Kelly Pruitt! Much appreciated.

Robyn Manzini
Added by Robyn Ratcliffe on Nov 09, 2016 11:33 AM
More than happy to add all I can to my memorials. I welcome any info you can provide. Sorry to hear about all of your hard work being gone, but glad you are still volunteering. I am in the process(almost 5 years) of updating the official records of a cemetery board I am part of. It's a lot of work but very rewarding. Thanks again for all you do. Much appreciated.
Added by NYGraveFinders on Nov 03, 2016 11:35 AM
Mr. Towner
Added the bio info for Mr. Towner. Thank you for sending it. Much appreciated.
Added by NYGraveFinders on Nov 03, 2016 8:43 AM
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