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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
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Bio Photo I am a firm believer that every person, notable or not, should be remembered. I also hope that by posting the auction photographs, a family member may be able to retrieve their ancestors image. If I actually own the individual photograph, please contact me if you are a family member.

If there is a photo attached to a memorial that I placed there, please read the photo description BEFORE contacting me for more information. If you open the photo completely, you will see in the description everything that I know about the photograph and where I found it. I rarely manipulate the portraits. What you see is the same exact thing I found, but sometimes in order to see the face, an image needs to be lightened or darkened.

I don't upload found photographs to make people angry. If YOU have a problem with a photograph posted, and I do make mistakes, simply message me that you would like the photograph removed.

I search various auction sites for identified period photographs and frequently, I purchase many. I also spend a lot of time researching identified photographs in order to place them. I have little patience for Find A Grave collectors. Those members who simply want the most memorials. Particularly those who can't spend the time connecting family links of their own memorials. I have run into a few of those when asking for a transfer and I have been declined. To those people, NO you cannot use any of my photographs.

I have been given permission to post auction photographs from Ebay by a few sellers.

If I currently manage a memorial that belongs in your family, please ask for a transfer. Please include the memorial number and your Find A Grave member number before you send a message. I will transfer memorials, however, if the memorial is a family member of mine, I will have to decline. If you have information to add to a memorial, please use the EDIT tab and do not post a personal message.

I typically manipulate the gravestone photos, that I take. I do this so that the inscription is the best it can be.

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Karen Schneider Childs
Forest Morley
How thoughtful you are to have found this photo and added it to his Find A Grave page. Great thing you did
Added by Karen Schneider Childs on Sep 21, 2014 3:43 PM
L. Smith
Crotty - Sacred Heart West Brookfield
I am quite certain that your James Crotty was not the father of John, nor the husband of Nellie R.

There was a James Crotty born abt 1847 who had a wife named Nellie. They lived in Worcester in 1880 and had a son John who was born abt 1877.

The John Crotty buried at Sacred Heart in West Brookfield was born Dec. 8, 1865, and his father was Thomas. His mother was Bridget according to his obituary and his marriage record. His wife was Nellie (Ellen) Reardon as I previously stated.

The link between James and John is incorrect and should be removed.
Added by L. Smith on Sep 16, 2014 2:33 PM
L. Smith
James Crotty Sacred Heart West Brookfield
Not sure, but I am wondering if there is an error in the way John, Nellie and James Crotty are linked.

I have John F. Crotty born Brookline, MA 12/8/1865 to Thomas and Bridget [Thomas and Mary in married record]
John F. Crotty and Nellie J. Reardon married in Brookfield, MA on May 7, 1895.

John died in Brookfield on 22 Sept. 1933
Nellie died in Ware in 1939.

Nellie was born Ellen Reardon, b. 1 April 1864 in Brookfield, to Daniel Reardon and Margaret Welch.
Added by L. Smith on Sep 16, 2014 7:55 AM
Marilyn Boyles
RE: Find-A-Grave Photo of Andrew M Washburn
Thank you so much for the info and the tips on how to find photos on auction sites. Your help is so appreciated.
Added by Marilyn Boyles on Sep 13, 2014 6:53 AM
Jo Shannon
Photo Milton Wing & Minnie Cummings
Thanks for the notice of this pictures presence on ebay. I actually own one of the originals found in my grandmother's scrapbook (Minnie was her mother). However, the pic is in pretty bad shape with half her face gone, so I'm happy to replace it.
Jo S
Added by Jo Shannon on Sep 12, 2014 6:49 PM
Marilyn Boyles
Find-A-Grave Photo of Andrew M Washburn
You posted a photo of my great grandfather Andrew M Washburn on memorial # 102787610. I see it is a photo you found at an on-line auction, but I am wondering if you actually purchased the photo? I would love to be able to have wonderful old photos like this back in the family.

Thank you so much for placing that photo there. Your work is appreciated.
Marilyn Boyles
Added by Marilyn Boyles on Sep 12, 2014 12:30 PM
James Blodgett
RE: Francis Cogswell
You are quite welcome. In this case, the stone for Francis Hart Cogswell was next to his wife Sarah Bush Cogswell, who happens to be on my charts. Her memorial is at, of which I just added her gravestone picture and an obituary courtesy of Kate Keller.
Added by James Blodgett on Sep 11, 2014 9:50 PM
Mary Hunter
FindAGrave photo Martin Edwinson
Thank you so much for the photo you added for Martin Edwinson: What a surprise, and how interesting in how you rescued it. He is a great-granduncle of my son-in-law. Thank you, Mary Hunter 46911027
Added by Mary Hunter on Sep 11, 2014 7:49 PM
Leta Card
"Mrs. F. Buckingham and our boys" photo
I can't thank you enough for posting that photo. Cassius Monroe Buckingham is my first cousin 2X removed, and I had no idea of this second marriage and his boys. Because of your interest and care, I now have a whole family put together that I didn't even know existed. Thank you! Leta Card
Added by Leta Card on Sep 07, 2014 1:34 PM
Stamp photo
Some times markers get moved or are missing. So I put a longer photo shot for you to know there was some space there! Unfortunately markers have gotten moved around, and there is some vandalism that has occurred. As we go block by block, marker by marker- we may find a missing marker that needs to be put back with the family. Yes, this happens, in Oakwood. I thought to document what we see today-maybe helpful.
Added by butterfly on Aug 29, 2014 8:06 PM
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