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Russell808 (#47122332)
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I do photo requests and out of the way cemeteries. I add and photograph veterans (the majority of the requests) as well as lonely graves, well cared for graves, or ones that appeal to my inner photo journalist.

No doubt I've handled someone's parents or grandparents. I do not mean to intrude (I rarely add recent ones). I do it as a way for those who no longer live close to connect with their loved ones. I take photos and document the ones near me and others do my ancestors who are not near me. I also do it so that old graves are not completely forgotten to time and decay.

If you have any corrections, please use the Edit/Suggest A Correction feature and let me know the source of the information so I can include that. (Information without sources are fairy tales.) If you find a dupe, let me know too. Accidents happen.

I do transfers within Find A Grave guidelines. I also do transfers outside of the guidelines on a case-by-case basis. Please send any requests though the Edit/Suggest A Correction feature and be sure to include your Contributor Number. That way I get all the information necessary to do the transfer.

Unless I give you explicit permission otherwise, do not publish, repost, or upload any photos I've contributed. This includes not uploading to ancestry trees, even if marked private. (However you are more then welcome to link to the FindAGrave memorial.) It happens to be my legal right to set these boundaries. Please respect the law.

(Claims that FindAGrave photos are copyright-free are erroneous. The "no copyrighted photos" message these reports are referring are about not uploading photos whose copyrights are held by someone else. All photos take by a private citizen automatically have a copyright.)

You DO have my permission to use my photos in your own private files on your own computer.

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Anthony Lis
RE: Lena Machado gravestone photo

Yes, I would still be interested in using that Lena Machado gravestone photo. What you have posted--at c. 350 KB--might work, but the editor of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Quarterly prefers larger-sized photos. If you might be able to locate the original, that would be great.

Thank you for your time.

Anthony Lis
Brookings, SD
Added by Anthony Lis on Apr 14, 2015 9:13 PM
Clarence A. Reed
I Just would like to thank you for posting a photo of my Uncles headstone. Thanks for the things you do for Find A Grave. Regards, Sue
Added by Sue on Apr 12, 2015 12:53 PM
Anthony Lis
Lena Machado gravestone photo

I am a member of the music-faculty at South Dakota State University who writes articles for the Honolulu-based publication the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Quarterly. An article I'm currently working on makes mention of Lena Machado, and--in searching the internet for some possible photos of her--I came across your photo of her gravestone at

I was wondering if I might have permission to use your gravestone-photo to accompany my next HSGA article (with appropriate credit to you, of course, in the photo-caption). This article would be the third part of a four-part series on the first album recorded by country/Hawaiian steel guitarist Jerry Byrd in early 1950 (Nani Hawaii ), which included a cover of Machado's song "Kaulana ‘o Hilo Hanakahi”.

If you might see fit to grant permission, I was also wondering if by any chance you have a somewhat-more-high-resolution version of the photo. (The editor is a bit hesitant to try to print photos smaller than c. 500 KB, because they tend to turn out a bit indistinct with the printing-process they use.)

Thank you for considering my request; have a good day.

Anthony Lis
Professor of Music
South Dakota State University
Added by Anthony Lis on Mar 29, 2015 12:35 PM
Memorial# 56123479 LIPE
Greetings, re: Memorial# 56123479 Robert Edwin LIPE
I ran the Hawaii memorial thru my "preview" program, results are easier to read...
If you'd like to have this copy, please write me at:

Many thanks for your dedication to findagrave preservation.

Added by Caral on Mar 04, 2015 9:52 PM
Roman E Schuemacker
You should also add that photo to famous memorial Aloysius Schmitt's memorial as he was the first Chaplain to be Killed in WWII.
Added by ShaneO on Jan 17, 2015 12:06 PM
Roman E Schmuecker photo
You should also add that photo to famous memorial Aloysius Schmitt's memorial as he was the first Chaplain to be Killed in WWII.
Added by ShaneO on Sep 28, 2014 10:21 PM
Terri Sager
RE: Loch (or Lock) View Cemetery
Thank you for your reply. Thank you also for your suggestion to contact the Hawaii State Archives. I contacted them, and just received a message this morning saying they have a record for John Cruz and an infant daughter of John Cruz. I have asked for copies of these records.

Added by Terri Sager on Sep 23, 2014 6:05 PM
Terri Sager
Loch (or Lock) View Cemetery
I recently received a copy of a death certificate showing John Cruz was buried in Loch View Cemetery June 1906 (he died June 25). I don't see a John Cruz listed in this cemetery on Do you know if there are other burial records for this cemetery?

Terri Sager
Added by Terri Sager on Sep 20, 2014 4:32 PM
RE: Dias Memorial
Dias Memorial is not actual cemetary. It is a virtual cemetary where I have added relatives and people I know why have passed away but I cannot locate their berial. Anyone finding where they were buried I am willing to update to that location when found.
Added by Souza on Aug 02, 2014 6:36 AM
Houltons in Ferncliff
Sec K Lot 39
Emma Houlton d1884 no marker
Samuel Houlton d1921
Catherine Bucke--interred 1897 no marker
Josephine Houlton d1915
Added by Christina on May 19, 2014 9:02 PM
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