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Shawn The Grave Hunter (#46481676)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am a man who loves history and in my time have seen some very old tombstones in my travels and when researching my family history. There have been some interesting finds in my time. I am a writer and poet and I plan on designing my own monument to leave my mark upon the world when I die. I have found many old markers in Texas and Iowa in the northern part of the state and Minnesota. Having an interest in the funeral industry I am always researching cemeteries. It was because of my Grandpa that I have such a love for history. Recently while visiting a cemtery in Falls County, TX I discovered about twenty tombstones that were inscribed in German. This was the first time I have ever seen any markers written in another language. As far as the future, who knows where my travels may take me. God is my guide and it certianly will be an adventure! Every one has a right to be remembered. I am a voice for those who do not have anyone to do this for them. I do not only my family and friends but I often walk local cemeteries and add information online to aid researchers in their family history research. If I have made a mistake or if you have something for me to add please get in touch with me and I will take the appropriate action. I am willing to do photo lookups in Lubbock as well as other places. Contact me if I can help. However do bear in mind that I am unable to drive but will do my best to assist in any way possible.

***** I really hate to do this, but from now on, I WILL NOT do any transfers or updates that come to me on the message board. I've had too many requests that have errors in them and this just slows everything down. Please, please please use the EDIT tabs on the memorials. This is what it was designed and set up for so please use it. Also, it has gotten to the point that I will no longer respond to transfer requests or up-date requests that are sent to me here on the Message Board or by e-mail. I will only make changes that come to me via EDIT/SUGGEST A CORRECTION. Thanks.****

Many thanks for the words of encouragement and support about my contributions on the site. It has been a godsend for me in doing my genealogy and it is my hope that my work will do for others what others work has done for me.
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Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo
Claude & Bess Maloney and Cloe Maloney Taylor
Thank you very much for taking and posting the photos of the tombstones of Claude and Bess Maloney and Cloe Maloney Taylor You are very much appreciated!

Mary jANE
Added by Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo on Nov 04, 2014 3:11 PM
Nena Smothers
Thanks so much for the photo, great! happy trails
Added by Nena Smothers on Nov 04, 2014 3:33 AM
Roberts Headstones
Thank you very much for photographing the Roberts' headstones in Goree Cemetery.
I appreciate your help very much!
May I have your permission to use copies of the headstone photos in my tree on Ancestry? I will give you credit.
Added by Patty on Nov 03, 2014 4:54 PM
Thank you for this photo. John Turner survived World War 1, but for some reason, committed suicide a few years later at age 22.

There are now many medical definitions of mental and emotional illnesses that afflict returning soldiers from Viet Nam, the Gulf Wars Iraq and Afghanistan. However, no one knew much about the demons that afflicted shell shocked survivors of those earlier wars. I'm not related to John, but I feel for him and his short life and wanted his grave stone to be seen by others.

Thanks for your help!

Tom Galloway
Added by Jugbandman on Nov 03, 2014 12:25 PM
Isaac P. Rosser
Many thanks for fulfilling my photo request. I appreciate your efforts.
Many thanks!
Added by DON SHARP on Nov 03, 2014 10:16 AM
Maud Isbell
Thanks for posting the photo, Shawn.
I appreciate it.
Added by Ray on Nov 03, 2014 9:28 AM
Pat Berel
Beason Markers
Thank you for adding the photos for Thesil and Myrtle Beason. I think it almost completes a memorial when the photos of the headstones are added. The photos are really good ones.
Added by Pat Berel on Sep 22, 2014 6:40 AM
Jerry Hicks
Transfer of memorial page
Thanks for transferring the memorial page for Lisa Watkins.
Added by Jerry Hicks on Sep 17, 2014 7:35 AM
Barbara Byrom Short
maggie love byrom cagle
Wow Shawn,
that is the fastest edit I have ever seen...
Thank you so much.
Barbara Byrom Short
Added by Barbara Byrom Short on Sep 15, 2014 1:13 AM
Anita D.
Knox City Cemetery, Texas
Thank you for the photo and the time you took out of your day to do something nice for a stranger
Added by Anita D. on Sep 10, 2014 7:56 AM
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