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Salvarsan (#47181938)
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Bio Photo 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


Submit a suggestion that ONLY requests 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 - then argue about updates.

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 "impatient" suggesters.

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


King, Wisconsin

As of Oct 2015, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.

That's over 6,700 headstones.

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

The Third Volley (WWII to 2013) Scheduled for 2016


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)

WOW! FindAGrave Updated the Prefixes!
They even corrected CORP to CPL! Somebody IS paying attention...


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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Kenneth Gilbert
Robert Kimball
Thanks for the updates and additional info. Appreciated!
Added by Kenneth Gilbert on Apr 29, 2016 5:28 AM
JoJo W.
RE: Sarah A Jackson #42421657
Thanks for catching that! I am working off of someone's notes I inherited. Let me go back and check what I have.
Added by JoJo W. on Apr 26, 2016 10:34 AM
Suzen Sez
Samuel Lunn memorial
Please let me know where you edit info came from to process your request....
Added by Suzen Sez on Apr 25, 2016 7:56 PM
Deb Bernard
RE: 24552628 Emily Axtell
Scott Jameson was Sarah Nichols 2nd husband
their children were: George, Edwin, Sadie, Ida, and Charles

Sarah & John Smith (married 1847)
their children: Adeline (my gr-gr-grandmother), Henry. Carolyn, and Emily
Added by Deb Bernard on Apr 24, 2016 11:40 PM
Deb Bernard
RE: 24552628 Emily Axtell
thank you.. have updated my records

Added by Deb Bernard on Apr 24, 2016 11:33 PM
Billington photos
Thanks for your help.
Added by cpmalone46 on Apr 22, 2016 4:24 PM
Linda and William S.
Edwin & Sadie Russell
Many thanks for the photos of Edwin & Sadie Russell's gravestone photos. Sadie was (sort of) related to my mother.
Wm. Schlaak
Added by Linda and William S. on Apr 21, 2016 7:59 AM
Geo Clinton
Carrie Moses
Thanks so much for the picture of Carrie's grave stone. I really appreciate the effort it takes to do this kindness!!! geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Apr 20, 2016 3:15 PM
Harry Hanna
Thanks so much for the great photo you took for me. As always, you fulfill all my requests and I do appreciate it.
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Apr 20, 2016 2:52 PM
TC Goonka
Thank you for addition, bio updated/credited to you :)
Added by TC Goonka on Apr 20, 2016 2:13 PM
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