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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


Suggest 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 inpatient "suggesters".

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


King, Wisconsin

As of 15 Jun 2013, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.

That's over 6,600 headstones (May 2015).

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


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)


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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Thomas Spencer
Someone on Ancestry found Thomas Spencer's Find A Grave and noted that he was married to Emeline Bellamy whose first husband was Warren Scoville. Warren was the father of Abner Scovill who died in Waupaca county. You helped me try to find info on him awhile ago. At least we know that Emeline remarried but not where she is buried. Perhaps one day we will find a tidbit of info that will lead to his burial and to what happened to his wife, Diantha Perkins. Much thanks for your help. K. Pishaw
Added by Pishaw on Jul 17, 2015 8:11 PM
Asher James
Thanks you very much for your photo!
Added by Asher James on Jul 09, 2015 8:21 PM
Thank you for the info on this person. I did not know his story and believed that the second name on the marker referred to someone he shared the plot with - a grandson or something.

It has been deleted now that I can see Lamkinson was actually an alias.
Added by Anonymous on Jul 09, 2015 4:18 PM
Sue Schultz
Preuss family
Thank you so very much for taking photos of Preuss family headstones and posting them on Find A Grave. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by Sue Schultz on Jul 07, 2015 8:53 PM
Family History
Arthur & Myrtle Peters
Many thanks for the photos of Arthur & Myrtle Peters, as Myrtle was my cousin.
Added by Family History on Jul 07, 2015 7:48 PM
Family History
Albert Anderson
Thank you for the photo of Albert Anderson; Albert was my gr. gr Uncle.
Added by Family History on Jul 07, 2015 7:44 PM
Rob M
You are quite welcome.
Added by Rob M on Jul 04, 2015 7:16 PM
Edis Joubert Bodoh # 39882434
Hello again:
Edis is also in my family line. I just discovered her. Is there any way you can tell me exactly what the headstone with her name says? It is very hard to read. Her name is at the top but then it looks like the name Gus below it (unless I'm blind) with his birth and death date of May 9, 1858 ? & Oct. 5, 1924 ? My records have June 15, 1847 as Edis birth date and Oct. 5, 1924 as Edis death date but this headstone looks like it is Gus death date. Do you know who Gus is? I have looked at her children's names and DOB & DOD and none of them match the info on this headstone. My records also show she didn't marry Charles until June 15, 1863, so this Gus was born before she married Charles. Any help in solving this puzzle would be greatly appreciated.
Added by tootz on Jun 29, 2015 4:49 PM
Elijah Hooks #89260662
Hi, I fulfilled your photo request for Elijah, I can tell you that he has NO military stone anywhere around him. He and his wife are off in a corner with the closet neighbors being their sons and not one military stone within 20 feet. Hope this information is helpful.
Added by kkduck on Jun 28, 2015 8:07 AM
Emily Skrypek
Loren and Julia Dudley
Thank you for the memorial for my 3rd Great Grandfather Loren Dudley. My parents had been to Perryville and couldn't find record of his death. This explains it. Also, I am pleased to see the photo of Julia's headstone. Thank you again!!
Added by Emily Skrypek on Jun 27, 2015 11:12 AM
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