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J McL (#46959617)
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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Frances Inman
Thank you so much for adding her obituary !
SDT (#48294079)
Added by SDT on May 22, 2015 7:04 PM
RE: Heisler photos
I have mine up--go ahead and dele from #132217711 and xxx35--THNX!!!!
Added by peechee on May 19, 2015 2:17 PM
Heisler photos
Ah yes, our Oregon (and Washington!) weather and hoping to get a good photo. Been there, done that! I put your photos into my graphics software and was able to enhance them and make them more easily read. Do you want to delete your photos after I add mine, or do you have a preferred protocol? When I upload my photos, I will, of course, acknowledge they are your photos, and I only fiddled with them.

peechee 47009159
Added by peechee on May 19, 2015 10:54 AM
Eugene T. Dahler
Thank you for the photo, this is my husband's family member we have been looking for. He was of German Descent, his father an immigrant from Germany and also became a famous banker in Montana. I will try to link this Memorial to his father, Charles Lawrence Dahler. Das ist Ausgezeichnet!
Added by AandA on May 18, 2015 7:17 PM
Marie Haller Sealy 130571670

Marie Sealy was my grandmother. I did her memorial, 143494652, and didn't realize that a memorial already existed.

The one I did is complete with family links and photos.

Could I get you to delete 130571670 so as to avoid duplication?

Thank you,

Added by MrDLoomis on May 13, 2015 3:56 PM
David E
Thank you!
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by David E on May 12, 2015 12:36 AM
Ed Schwarze
Dan Groshong
Charles Dan Groshong was born 28 Jun 1901 and died 17 Mar 1980 in Portland, OR. He and Blance Irvin (Gribler) Groshong had three children as follows
1. Charles Dan Groshong Jr. (1925 - 2007)
2. Roderick Bruce Groshong (1927 - 1993)
3. Patricia Ruth Groshong (1931 - 1950)
He had a total of 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren when he died.

Ed. Schwarze - genealogist
Added by Ed Schwarze on May 11, 2015 5:36 PM
Cheryl Carlson
I made an mistake - help!
J McL,

If you could be so kind, Dorothy Altenhofen #139858077, is not the Dorothy Altenhofen I am related to, Same name, same birth year and close to the same year of death. After doing some research, the Dorothy I am related to does not have a memorial on For Dorothy #139858077, could you remove the maiden name Bollmann and also remove the listing for parents as Otto and Magdalena Bollmann? Those were the only items I incorrectly added. Thank you so much,

Added by Cheryl Carlson on May 11, 2015 12:48 AM
Would you consider transferring your memorial #141001958 of my great uncle to me? My #47439142. Thank you. Becky
Added by Becky on May 03, 2015 10:07 AM
Jesse, Germaine, Velma
Thank you very much for making the edits and so quickly too.
Added by Sheila on May 02, 2015 4:40 PM
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