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Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography (#46960951)
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Bio Photo We started researching family history in 2005. We have learned a lot and determined that we're not the only ones in the family doing the research. Bob, my husband and best friend, and I got involved in photographing some cemeteries in Washington State, but only small ones. Our interest is usually personal, however this is a way for people to connect with lost ancestors. There are States that have made it a priority to read and document all the cemeteries, and we know it is a huge task for any volunteer. We have found in visiting many cemeteries in our travels that once put in the ground, our ancestors are forgotten until we research our genealogy. Enjoy the photos that we post, and maybe you will find one of your ancestors. By the way, we do have family ties in some of the virtual cemeteries we posted. So if you find my posts, chances are you could be related in some way or another. If you would like a copy of our photos, please let us know.

Because we travel so much, we will continually update our address so that if we are in your area, we would be glad to search for a family gravestone for you.

I will be adding another memorial to our list. This time it is for Robert Earl Shepard, Jr., my husband. He passed away in Phoenix, AZ on 9-15-10 and will be buried at Fort Rosecrans in Point Loma, CA on 11-17-10 with full military honors. Bob is survived by a daughter, Nicole, living and working in San Diego, CA. Bob served as a corpsman in Vietnam before and during the Tet offensive.

Although Bob is gone, I will carry on the photography. I only hope that the quality of my photos will match the quality of his.

Thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers, it is appreciated.

Photos are courtesy of Digital Magic Photography and may not be reproduced without permission.
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Joanne Marcus Britcher
RE: Vestal Snyder Find A Grave Memorial# 31579689
My apologies for these changes. I believe you have another notice from me to delete the following from Vestal's memorial also. After I compile information I will get it to you.

Thank you so much, Joanne

"Please see three documents that have been uploaded that concerns Vestal's estate.
February 2, 1911 - Signed a month prior to death; his wife Nona is listed as having a married name, Bryant.
June 30, 1925 -His wife, Nona ended the contest of the estate

April 25, 1910 Census: Vestal & Nona were still together
Between this date and February 2, 1911, there would have been a divorce and Nona married Thomas Bryant.

January 2, 1920 Census: Nona & Thomas were living apart
January 28, 1920 - Nona & Thomas remarried in King County, WA
(Thomas's wife died n 1918) - Information provided by Find A Grave member #47622545"
Added by Joanne Marcus Britcher on Sep 15, 2015 4:31 AM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: About 2 cemeteries

You're welcome.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Aug 18, 2015 5:55 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: 2 cemeteries in Iowa

According to the Phoenix Group's website:, Cascade City Cemetery, Cascade Protestant Cemetery, St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, St. Mathias Cemetery, and St. Mary Catholic Cemetery are all one cemetery. It is very confusing.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Aug 18, 2015 1:16 PM
Melissa Clayton Key
RE: Ruby E. Johnson 26215935
I did my memorial in 2007 and you did yours in 2008 if I was wrong on a day all you had to do was tell me and I would have changed like I just did, I also have flowers on mine that where put there the same day I put up the memorial, Thank You.
Added by Melissa Clayton Key on Jul 07, 2013 6:48 PM
Sharon Lindbloom
RE: Wosoba 27522417
Hi Nan,
I know this seems confusing with Josephine & Otto on the same gravestone, but Josephine was Otto's mother. See the obits below from the Oxford Jct Mirror.
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SOURCE: Jones Co Web Site....Soldiers Edition ...The Oxford Mirror...Thursday, Decmeber 19, 1918...Forieth Year: Number 5...H.A. Owen, Editor and Publisher
Otto Wosoba

OTTO WOSOBA, the son of Mrs. Josie Wosoba, who lives on the farm near this city, received his call from the Government for service requiring him to report for duty September 20th, 1917. He was sent to Camp Dodge, where he remained until November 25th, and was then transferred to Camp Pike, Ark. At the time of his being drafted he asked for deferred classification that he might finish harvesting his crops and complete some new buildings, which were being constructed on the farm. The reason for this request was due to the fact that his leaving at that time left the burden of the farm on his mother and sister. Action was not taken on this claim until in March 1918, and he was then sent home from Camp Pike. He was again called into the service April 25th, and with the contingent from this county, went to Camp Dodge, and two months later was transferred to Camp Travis, Texas. They remained here only two weeks and were then ordered to Camp Merritt, N. J. He departed overseas June 17th, remaining at Liverpool for a short time, where he celebrated the Fourth of July. He was a member of Co. D, 358 Inft., the same company of which Victor Shimanek, who was killed in action, was a member, and likewise his first encounter with the enemy was experienced on September 12. In a letter to relatives he stated that he had been "over the top" four times. The last letter received from him, dated October 17th, stated that they had been sent back of the lines for a rest. The company of which he was a member was again thrown into action in the drive against Sedan. As stated above he was taking care of the farm for his mother at the time he was called, and although he asked for deferred classification, did not complain when same was not granted. Later, when the draft board took action on the claim and sent him home, he begged to remain in camp as he knew that the work on the farm had been taken care of, and he liked the army life. He was born October 30th, 1893, and on that day this year reached his 25th birthday. A message was received by his mother Thursday, December 5th, stating that he had been severely wounded in action.

[NOTE: Coporal Otto Wosoba was seriously wounded while in action on November 10, 1918, and died the following day, November 11, an hour before the Armistice was signed. He was buried in France, but in 1921 his body was exhumed and moved to Mayflower Cemetery where he is buried with his mother. His obituaries give his birthdate as October 30, 1893. His gravestone says October 30, 1892.] Richard Harrison
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SOURCE: Obits from Oxford Mirror
both from the Oxford Mirror, one in July 1919 and the other October 1921 when he was reburied here in OJ. His first obit says he was "seriously wounded while in action on Nov 10, the day before the armistice was signed" and died the following day. There is also a letter that was published that was sent to his mother, telling of his death-- very sad. He was born in OJ Oct 30, 1893 according to that obit. The second "obit" or article tells that he was first buried in France, but was disinterred and sent here by request-- this one says born Oct 30, 1893 and died Nov 11. So-- the story is partially right, he did die on Armistice Day, but from injuries the day before.

Josephine Souhrada was married to Frank Wosoba in 1892 as per Frank's obit listed below:
SOURCE: Oxford Jct Mirror...Thursday, October 15, 1925...Number 49
Frank Wosoba passed away at his home in this city Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, following an illness of several years duration, during which time medical aid was of no avail, and while not bedfast with the exception of the past three weeks, has slowly failed in health until death relieved his suffering.
Frank Wosoba, son of Frank and Elizabeth Wosoba, was bon on a farm near this city, in June 1864, and passed away Saturday, October 10th, at the age of 62 years.
He was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Souhrada in 1892, to which union were born three children, two of which, Mrs. Blanche Willimack and Mrs. M. Elizabeth Vanicek, survive. The son, Otto, died in France, having given his life in the World War. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one ..., Miss Mary Wosoba. Three brothers and two sisters have proceded him in death.
He left the farm several years ago and came to this city, the greater part of which time he has lived by himself. His illness dates back six years, however, he was not confined to his bed until about three weeks ago.
Funeral services were held from his home Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by M. Podolak, and interment was made in the Mayflower cemetery.
Hope this helps with this family.
Added by Sharon Lindbloom on Jun 25, 2013 7:37 AM
RE: Everett Airhart # 31925072

Everett was my step grandfather. He never had children of his own. My Dad, Len Flick (Airhart), his step-son, was raised by him. As soon as Dad was old enough he changed his last name to Airhart to honor the man who didn't live long enough to adopt him, but who he honored as a father.

Dad didn't feel up to a trip over the Cascades to the cemetery but was very pleased when my sister (living in Boston) found a local scout troop and arranged for the headstone and grave site to receive some extra TLC.

I posted the information about Everett at Dad's request once we found your site. Since then he has also passed - October 13, 2012. You may use my
contact address.

Nancy Airhart Cuyle
Added by nancy on Jun 19, 2013 7:38 AM
Cheryl Ayres
re; leo jacobus
No, not related just linking up family to memorials i created to help families locate their relatives.
Added by Cheryl Ayres on Jun 17, 2013 10:06 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: Crowley
Hi Nan,

I just deleted the memorial page.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jun 16, 2013 8:32 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: Mary Jane Crowley #56835444
Hi Nan,

I will delete the Find A Grave memorial page for Mary Jane Crowley that I created once the photo that Dave Wallace took is transferred over to the Find A Grave memorial page that you created.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jun 16, 2013 5:55 PM
The Pealers
RE: Martn Kennedy
Although I am related to a lot of Kennedys in Dubuque County, I have not found a connection to Martin (270080850) as of yet. However, I am related to Helen (McDermott) McAleer (26967258). However, if you want to transfer Martin as well as Helen, I don't mind managing another memorial. Either way is fine with me.
Added by The Pealers on Jun 02, 2013 2:36 PM
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