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Audrey (#46877347)
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Bio Photo My husband says I spend too much time in graveyards, doing genealogy and on the computer. Maybe he's right.
My favorite cemeteries are Mount Hebron in Winchester, Virginia, and Rock Creek in Washington, D. C.

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- When I started contributing to Find A Grave the following was listed under FAQs:

What are your naming conventions?
Naming conventions:
Unless the legal name contains a hyphen, punctuation, including the () and /, should not be included in the memorial name. Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names should not be used, whether it be surname or the full name.

- I see that they have changed their FAQs to the following:

What are your naming conventions?
Naming conventions:
Unless the legal name contains a hyphen, punctuation, including the () and /, should not be included in the memorial name. Periods are to be used after initials, as in normal English. Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) of names should not be used, whether it be surname or the full name. Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any name field.

- I am adhering to what was the convention on Find A Grave when I first checked FAQs.  Rather than change over 18,000 memorials, I will stick with the original rule.

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AlPol
Smith and Leigh
Thank you so much for the Rambler article about connections and background with the Temple Smith home. That area around Towlston Grange, the Old Union Church and Bellview Road has a lot of fengshui. Isn't it possible that the Old Union Church is itself the remnant of Jeremiah Moore's Difficult Run Baptist church? Time to break out the historical markers.AlPol.
Added by AlPol on Apr 19, 2015 8:28 PM
Ephraim Hendrix
Rev Luther M Nesmith
Audrey,
Luther Melanethon Nesmith is, I believe, my 1st cousin 2x removed Find A Grave Memorial# 72087549

Do you or anyone else have any information about his background? My records show a Luther M Nesmith in Ohio in the 1910s.

Per newspapers.com the Ohio Nesmith was a minister, elocutionist, chiropractor and a few other shady things.

I can't imagine that there are two of them but I'd like to rule out that possibility, however remote, because he was quite a character. Thanks, Ephraim
Added by Ephraim Hendrix on Apr 14, 2015 4:58 PM
RLK
Adding photos to yours
Hi, Audrey, I have been doing some research and am taking some photos of stones you already took, but I been foiling them to bring out the writing more clearly. I been adding them to your photos you already posted for these people. I assume you do not mind my doing so as it just clarifies what you already posted. If an issue please let me know, thanks Rich
Added by RLK on Apr 06, 2015 7:41 PM
CrankyToday
Grave of Lola M Baggott Spinks
Thanks for the clear photo. It helped me a lot and gave me an alternative possible birth date for her husband.
Added by CrankyToday on Apr 06, 2015 7:18 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Easter Wishes
May your Easter be filled with blessings.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 04, 2015 6:26 AM
Toni Baity Mayo
Ralph Smith Jr. FAG #1962007
Audrey I am very interested in where you got your information on Ralph. Could you please share, I am related. Thank you.
Added by Toni Baity Mayo on Apr 01, 2015 10:00 AM
Epictetus
Erwin R. Powell vs. Ervin R. Powell
Done.

Kind regards,

John
Added by Epictetus on Mar 22, 2015 10:18 AM
EMS1008
Use of your photo
Re: James Robinson
Record added: Jun 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19986634

Audrey,

First of all, thank you for your tireless efforts and contribution to history and recording the last resting place of so many people.

You took a photo of the headstone of my 4x great grandfather, James Robinson.

In addition to doing the genealogical research of my family, I am a writer and working on a book. I would like your permission to use you photo. I would like to post it on Ancestry.com on his profile, and may end up using it in the book, on the web, and/or on speaking engagements.

Would you please contact me and give me permission. I would, of course, always give you credit. I would also need your last name, unless you wanted it credited as Audrey, a member of Find A Grave.

My direct email is PTaylor.1008@gmail.com

Thank you so much. Penny (Jennings)Taylor
Added by EMS1008 on Mar 22, 2015 2:01 AM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
John Madden #19870215
Audrey,
Is the following a tribute that you would consider using on John Madden's memorial page? It seems too long for a floral tribute.

He was all of 6 foot, 5 inches tall, weighed approximately 270 pounds of all muscle, and with a voice that would have destroyed a microphone if we could have located one. We called him “The Game Warden”. As an elementary student in that one room country school house, I thought he was the Game Warden because of his stature and voice qualified him for the position. Looking back, with those physical criteria, he qualified for the Missouri State Director of all Game Wardens.

John Madden was one of only two that made the trip from Carrollton to our one room country school in the far North West corner of Carroll County. Beside the game warden, only the County School Superintendent, John Burnsides, knew how to drive the gravel and dirt roads to find Pleasant Valley, Public School District No. 36 located on Turkey Creek.

John Madden brought with him wonderful films about deer, turkey, quail, and conservation (what ever that was). The one room country school house was always warm because of the crowd of people that came in the evenings to see the two large metal reels and projector that accompanied him on his many trips.

It is likely John Madden was never awarded the outstanding conservationist of the year. He was just too busy driving all those dirt and gravel roads to small 4-H and community gatherings, changing tires, and catching the bad guys. He knew his county and even we kids knew “The Game Warden.”

He was a man who did his job and did it well!

I last visited with him in Palmyra, Missouri. My goal was to express gratitude for the effort and information that he brought to our little community; but my thanks was infusible. He was just doing his job.

Many years ago, I read a short blurb near the end of a monthly Missouri Conservationist magazine about an observation shared by John Madden. To me, it was a distilled summary of what he did with his life. It went something like this: a conservation agent had dynamited a beaver dam, only to find the next day; the busy creature had totally restored the structure. I could just hear the thunderous roar of John Madden’s laughter---from the one room country school through the anteroom, down the lane, up the road, and across Turkey Creek bridge.

Bonnie Shirley Amery
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Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Mar 06, 2015 8:15 PM
Vicki C.
Harry and Ida Ives
Thanks so much for the transfers!! May I use these photos also? Thanks for the hard work you do for Find A Grave. Vicki C.
Added by Vicki C. on Mar 03, 2015 9:46 PM
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