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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 14 days
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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 or dear friend 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.

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.....

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends
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Dean Lutz
Irene B Kapturs. Grave site ownership transfer
First let me thank you for starting my Grandmother's Grave Link. She was originally a Lutz but because of a divorce, she remarried and took the name Kapturs. ThankYou for Your quick reply. I realize this is done purely out of kindness and is allot of work on your part.
Irene B. Kaptur
Birth: 1917
Death: 1996

Family links: 
  Arthur Doan Lutz (1914 - 1988)
  Anthony J. Kaptur (1910 - 1999)*

*Calculated relationship

Loving Wife and Mother
Ours for a Little While, With Jesus Forever

Mount Calvary Cemetery 
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section Unit GR Lot 5815
Created by: J McL
Record added: Jul 10, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 132611157

Thank You,

Dean Lutz
Added by Dean Lutz on Jan 19, 2015 7:02 PM
Dean Lutz
Grave site ownership transfer
First let me ThankYou for entering my grandmother and grandfather's gravesite information. Now when possible can I have the gravesite ownership over to myself? I would be very grateful.
Added by Dean Lutz on Jan 19, 2015 2:04 AM
Janet Donohue
Are you related to the Gottsackers?
Added by Janet Donohue on Jan 18, 2015 2:47 PM
Indigo Falls
FindAGraveUser that is a BULLY
I am getting ready to write a letter to the same user you just wrote to about leaving you alone. Notice I say user and not member. He is completely rude and harassing, and I wish you the very best in getting him to leave you alone. I have told him several times, and he persists. He doesn't seem to know or care that NO means NO. I'm going to go write right now. You are more than welcome to go read and see that you are not alone.
Added by Indigo Falls on Jan 16, 2015 7:31 PM
Tina Foster
Helena Hahn
Thank you very much for the photo.
Added by Tina Foster on Jan 14, 2015 7:58 AM
RE: Russell/Gianotti memorials
Greetings, I just read your bio and was quite touched by the whole story; you articulated my own sentiments so nicely. Thank you for your service and I really enjoyed the poem. It's sort of amazing that you only had these memorials up for a day when I found them. Our Great Grandmother, Adele Russell, was really the only one I was requesting a transfer for (141172232). Seeing her daughter and son-in-law were an added bonus as their proximity positively confirmed the accuracy of the find. If you would like to keep the two Gianottis, I can transfer them back, or I will manage them with care until perhaps a closer relative should come along. Thank you and best regards,
Added by AnaBenana on Jan 12, 2015 7:27 PM
Bob Rowe
Peter McKercher
Thank you very much for the memorial, the photo and the link suggestion.
Added by Bob Rowe on Jan 07, 2015 7:33 PM
Dona Horine
request for transfers
I respectfully request that you consider transferring the pages for my father: LaVerne E (Emery) "Shorty" Carlisle 101387999 and my mother: Reliance M (Maud) "Peggy" Carlisle 101388005 to my care and upkeep so that I can complete their information and also link them with their parents and siblings (most all at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland. My member number is 47166914 Dona (Carlisle) Horine. Thank you for preparing the pages and taking the photos. I am the elder child - one younger lives in Chicago (Jim Lee Carlisle) but I am the Find A Grave member -
Added by Dona Horine on Dec 27, 2014 9:11 PM
Brenda Ashford
RE: augusta smitt
Thanks so much. Enjoy those sweet grandchildren. This Kautz family was from the midwest but moved to Oregon in the early 1900s, where they eventually got connected with the Ashfords.
Added by Brenda Ashford on Dec 27, 2014 7:14 PM
jessie simpson
RE: Grace McKeown.
Thank you. I don't think I was aware that I had a number. I have found it and will be sure to use it from now on.

Also, I have a question you might help me with. When I add parents to a set of siblings, the siblings all show up on each other's memorial but the person on any memorial shows up as his on brother. Do you know what I need to do to keep that from happening

Thank you
Added by jessie simpson on Dec 25, 2014 3:38 PM
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