|Mike B. (#47525629)|
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There are over 98,100 souls buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Va. and 11,800 Confederate soldiers give or take a 1,000. The picture on the left Is the Confederate section Oakwood Cemetery taken in 1865. |
IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT SOLDIERS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY CONFEDERATE SECTION IN RICHMOND VA. AND HAS PROOF THAT HE IS PLEASE CONTACT ME. IF ANYONE HAS PICTURES OF THE CEMETERY FROM 1861 TO 1930 THAT WOULD BE GREAT Thank You.
PLEASE DO NOT WASH HEADSTONES!!!
You can destroy them by using any kind of soap, bleach, Ajax. I came across a marble stone over 200 years old a few years ago. I went back and somebody had cleaned it. It was all pitted and the details were almost gone and the stone turned gray. Reason you do not clean them. There are chemicals in all modern cleaning materials. They will eat them away faster than the weather. SO LEAVE THEM ALONE!!! If you can't read them DO A RUBBING with paper and pencil. Post the headstone and the rubbing together. I also found out you can use thin aluminum foil using a soft brush and brush lightly over the letters. Shaving cream has salt in. It gets into the stones pours and cracks.
Cleaning techniques known to damage stone
• Bleach or bleach‐like products Household bleach or other oxidizing cleaners, such as Daybreak cleaner or HTH Shock ‘N Swim pool treatment may chemically react with the stone surface and leave soluble salts in the pores of the stone which will lead to decay. Check the label of the cleaner or the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for active cleaning ingredients. If the products contain sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate, sodium persulfate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, calcium hypochlorite or urea peroxide, do not use them for cleaning the headstone. For example, Daybreak cleaner contains 14% sodium hypochlorite and is not recommended.
• Strong acids or bases Strong acids, including muriatic acid, hydrochloric acid, or others are too harsh and will dissolve the stone surface. Because they are corrosive, they can also be hazardous to workers. Strong bases, such as concentrated ammonia, sodium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or others may be aggressive on the surface of the stone and may be hazardous to workers. • Mechanical cleaning: Power tools Harsh mechanical devices such as sand blasting, or power tools such as sanders or drills equipped with a wire brush remove the original material of the grave marker.
I'm starting to see where people are rewriting history to fit there agenda.
F. A. Q. How do I get a relative's memorial transferred to me?
First, Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree. Also, the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.
I like to thank you to those who contribute to my memorials for sometimes I forget to say that. Thank You.
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|Chuck Schubert||Memorial 79814200|
You just left a message on my post that says "79814200' THIS IS FROM THE PATE plot. The subject was "pictures" What are you requesting. Your picture of the tall pillar has a triangle on it with letters. This is a very unusual secret society symbol that I have only seen 2 times in my entire life. The other is located on a wall in Germany. You should take a closer picture of it and post it.
|Cheryl Washer||Calculated relationships for Norman Jerome Washer|
Hi there --
Norman Jerome Washer was my great-grandfather. I'd appreciate it if you could add his daughter, Rosa Lee Smith
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Smith&GSfn=Rosa&GSiman=1&GScid=51498&GRid=140262495&) as a relationship.
PS -- the rest of the family buried in Oakwood is correct - Ella, Mayme, and Edna as children, Catherine as wife.
If you would like additional family information, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Vernon Miller||RE: John Grantham|
Thanks Mike for clarifying this for Me
|LRobin||RE: Nellie Runkle|
Thank you so much!
Added by LRobin on Jan 03, 2016 5:08 PM
|JAMartin66||Thomas B Westbrook|
Hi, I am related to this CSA soldier who is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery. I can't thank you enough for adding him to the Find A Grave for this cemetery. If you had not, I'd probably still be looking for him. Is there anyway you can transfer him to me? He is Find A Grave #116498027. Thank you, Jim Martin
|LoRetta Hughes||Memorial update|
William Michael Hoke
I have adjusted my memorial for
William. Let me know if it is ok
Thank You for his actual burial
|Philip Warren Rupp||Thank You|
Thank You for cemetery stone cleaning technique; am anxious to do so on my Paternal-Great-Great-Grandfather's stone next spring. Sincerely, P.W. Rupp
|Cynthia Scott||Caleb Spratt|
the reason I asked you to photo Caleb Spratt is because I photoed his grave in southern Virginia Beach on Knotts Island and when I went to put in find a grave someone else has him in Richmond. Thank you for letting me know he is not in Richmond.
|Sandra Fisher||RE: Katherine Courtney|
It appears he was married twice. Both wives had the name Katherine. His first wife Katherine Thomas Tignor died in 1976 and she is buried next to him. He remarried in in 1977 Katherine Loving Prince. She passed away in 1994. Do you know where she is buried? Since you maintain memorial for Catherine Thomas Tignor Courtney you could delete her incorrect parents and add a bio showing her parents as Thomas Tignor and Violet Stevens as her death certificate shows.
Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave.
|Chris||RE: Cold Harbor names -ODIN-, -ERG|
Yes, I agree these are unique and special examples. It will be interesting to see how Find A Grave decides.
Added by Chris on Nov 23, 2015 11:12 PM
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