|Darrell Landrum (#47662604)|
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In my short time partaking of this hobby, I find myself spending extra time to clean-up around veterans grave markers. I am also seeing a disturbing trend of where a photo request is made, a member here claims it, but does not post the picture. I cannot understand the reasoning behind this trend. Surely upsets the person who made the request in hopes of verifying where their loved one is buried and no photo proof is posted here. I am making an effort to find the older photo requests that have been made, claimed, but no picture posted.|
If you have already set-up a memorial here, I hope you do not mind my putting up an extra picture. Early morning and late afternoon sun light seems to add a nice glow to the markers, so I post those pictures as well. If you do not want a picture I have posted on your memorial, please let me know and I will remove it. At the same time, if you have posted a memorial that I have taken a photo of, I will make every effort to contact you if there is an error on your memorial. If I get no reply within 30 days, I will post another memorial with the correct information. I feel as though it is my duty as a member of find-a-grave to get it right for those who are trying so hard to find their loved ones.
Being a military veteran and proud of my heritage, I would not take kindly to seeing anyone do anything to desecrate the American flag. It does amaze me though to see an American flag on a Confederate soldier's grave. Before you chastise me on that stance, try to get your mind into the world that these men lived in. Do not preach to me about being politically correct or that the hard feelings from the Civil War died off long ago. These brave men died far from home, defending what they thought was right. They earned the privilege of having a Confederate battle flag or a flag from their home state on their final resting place! They gave their lives for the cause. Please do not disrespect them with an American flag on their grave. They fought against that flag, not for it.
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|LSP||Thos & Susan Johnston|
Thanks for the heads up on the newly cleaned markers for Thos and Susan. WOW. I didn't even recognize his, thought it was a different marker. Good eye and photos. Great to be able to read them. They look great!
Added by LSP on Nov 26, 2013 11:04 AM
thanks for the good photo of robert's marker.
Added by LSP on Nov 25, 2013 2:16 PM
|Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP||By the way|
I see you've gotten a thank you from Johnny McKelvey. He helps post many of our photos we take from Horry County, SC.... Johnny has ties to Horry County.... but he's in Pennsylvania... he helps us so much. It would take me forever to post all the photos we take for the county... findagrave is an extra effort. I'm grateful for Johnny's help and he's diligent and a good researcher.
|Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP||Reading your profile page|
I took a look at your profile page. Sure wish you were here to help with this project in Horry County, your photos are excellent.
I did note that you mentioned creating a second memorial if you didn't get a response from someone. Unfortunately that creates the biggest problem I run across, i.e. duplicates. The editors at findagrave are helpful, although slow. I have sent messages to email@example.com for typical reasons like a) it's been 2 months since I asked the manager of this memorial to add death year which shows on the burial stone photo or b) This contributor has entered 2 memorials on the same person, please merge.
The editors do eventually handle the requests. But again, duplicates are the biggest problem. Just wanted to encourage you to keep up the good work but also ask you to think about creating any duplicates. There are good solutions but patience is involved. The hardest thing of all, patience.
|Susan-HCBAR Historic Cemetery Preservation-SRP||RE: Lucie Lee Shearer|
The photo is beautiful.
|Scott Hutchison||RE: Samuel Charlton|
Thank you for your message and for posting the photo. I appreciate your time and dedication to the site.
Added by Johnny on Nov 18, 2013 11:06 AM
|LJH||RE: Ellen Preston Trigg|
Thanks for your photos of Frank and Ellen Trigg's monument. Ellen is Frank Trigg Jr's wife.
The confusion seems to come from the 1880 census posted on the memorial page. Both Frank Jr and Ellen are listed as children of Frank Sr. On the original census page, Ellen's name has "dau" after it. The 1900 census has their marriage year as 1880. Also, most records have Ellen's birth year as 1861.
I'll rework the Bio section on Frank Trigg's memorial. Let me know if there's anything more I can help with. It's always good to be as accurate as possible, and I'm glad to make any needed changes.
With thanks for your many contributions,
Added by LJH on Nov 16, 2013 9:57 AM
|Ann||RE: Mary Bailey|
Thanks, Darrell! She was my 1st cousin 2x removed. One of the few relatives I had a photo request for in the city - most of them are in Bedford County.
Added by Ann on Nov 15, 2013 11:32 PM
|Larry O. Miller Jr||RE: Captain William Hix|
First off, thank you for the photo.
At this point I would assume so .
The cemetery records list the grave as Capt. William Hix.
Given his age that would have been his generation's war.
My research has mostly been about the adopted son William Hix Clowes.
I have Clowes family members that lived in that area, at that point in history and on a census report list a neighbor with a job of stage agent which is what my 3rd great grandfather did.
Also the family name was uncommon.
As of now, I have been unable to confirm my thought.
Adoption was something almost done on a hand shake.
His wife was Ann R Hix. They also had adopted a girl.
He was listed as a farmer like 75% of people then.
It would seem they were unable to have children and needed some to help our with the farming.
As time permits, I am going to try to dig a little deeper.
Again, thank you for you assistance.
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