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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 "impatient" 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 6,700 headstones (Aug 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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Andrew J. Pittman, Jr
Thank you very much for the photo of the stone for Andrew J. Pittman, Jr. I very much appreciate!
Added by InMemory on Aug 23, 2015 1:29 PM
Diana Dooley
James E. Godden # 24441547
Thank you so much for the photo of Civil War Veteran James E. Godden's marker.
Added by Diana Dooley on Aug 22, 2015 1:48 AM
jim gillis
Clint and Maude Adams
Thank you so much. Just exactly how do you get to Barnes Cemetery from Jessup or Rosedale.
Added by jim gillis on Aug 21, 2015 6:37 PM
Wesley E. Tunks
Harlin Neuman
Thank you for the photo's of his grave site. Wes
Added by Wesley E. Tunks on Aug 15, 2015 5:09 PM
Thank you
Thank you very much for the prompt response to my photo request. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Zemmie on Aug 14, 2015 12:37 PM
headstone photo
Thank you for the nice quality photos. Her brother was on the stone also. Thanks Again
Added by Joan38 on Aug 10, 2015 8:09 AM
Anna and Richard J Duray
Thank you so very much for the photos of the Durays. I very much appreciate your time and effort, and the good photos... Bravo on your copyright stance!!! I totally agree!!!!!
Added by PhotoLepidoptera on Aug 08, 2015 5:41 PM
Nickel Photos
Thank you for taking the time to get these for me I REALLY REALLY appreciate it.
Added by Joan38 on Aug 06, 2015 3:15 PM
Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
Jerome Kavaney
Thank you so much for transferring Jerry's memorial. I have added an extensive bio and linked him to his family. I am finding more members for him so I really appreciate having him be so remembered.

Added by Gervaise Dynes-Wolak on Jul 31, 2015 5:38 PM
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
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