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Mike Proffitt (#47036251)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I have ancestors thru-out Cedar and Polk,Hickory, Dallas and Greene counties.My wife and I frequently go out and take grave marker pictures of our various relatives. When we go as a volunteer, we generally take all the "same name" graves we find, so consequently sometimes the requestor will get 20 pictures or more. We use chalk or shaving cream to make the images readable which are IMMEDIATELY removed with water & a soft brush after the photos are taken. I was reminded to not use the chalk method recently, to PFI, my method works well and has for many years before FindAGrave existed, some are in my family plot and the headstones are still quite readable after 30+ years.
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 • 63 Memorials Added
 • 52 Memorials Managed
 • 253 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 143 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Peggy G
Peter and Nancy Meeks
do you have any more pictures of Nancy Meeks?
She is my Great Grand Aunt and any picures would be nice to have.

Added by Peggy G on Jul 13, 2013 2:48 PM
John Calvin Green
Hi Mike, thanks for your contributions. I was wondering where the information came from about John Calvin Green and the battle at Wilson's Creek during the Civil War. Was this a family story? Thanks - Linda
Added by Linda on Dec 20, 2012 11:41 PM
I tried emailing you a copy of the Marriage license of John Hudson and Rebecca Butner but it was rejected. I will email it to you if you give me your email address, the one you have on here isn't working.

Added by Tess on Sep 02, 2012 11:31 AM
Please read how to clean headstones. DO NOT use chalk or shaving cream!
Added by JFI on Dec 26, 2011 11:20 AM
thank you for your work
I almost cried when I first saw the Barkley family graves in Cedar County Missouri, I wish I was into genealogy when we lived in Springfield Missouri 30 years ago. Now we live in Kentucky making trips to Cedar County more difficult. I have been there once and could not find the graves, now I realized you traced chalk on the faces of the headstone making it readable. Discovering the my ancestors has been fun, looking upon their final resting spot a treasure. Thank you so much. Cathy D.
Added by Delahoussaye on Aug 20, 2011 7:00 AM
Cary Tuck
Thank you so much for getting back with me so promptly about transferring management of Cary Tuck. I am sorry about the illness in your family. I pray for the best for you. I am really very appreciative of all the work you have done on Find A Grave. What a wonderful service you have provided for so very many people. LC
Added by PilgrimLC on Jun 04, 2011 11:15 AM
Cary Tuck
Added by PilgrimLC on Jun 04, 2011 10:56 AM
Gabriel Valdez
RE: Alexander Felix
Mike, Thank you for all your help. My info on Mr Felix is very limited. He was my mother-in-law's brother and only uncle of my wife. She was a very small child when he left for the military. I became interested when I aquired a Jap sword he had sent and later obtained his medals and some documents which I passed on to Ralph for a small memorial at his (Ralphs) home. We plan to visit the grave and leave flowers. Again, thank you

Gabe Valdez
Added by Gabriel Valdez on Jul 13, 2010 8:53 AM
Mark R. Daniels
RE: Alexander Felix
Hello Mike!!!

Thank You For Your Kind Words,I Am Glad That
I Could Help Out.

"Best Of Luck"

Added by Mark R. Daniels on Jul 12, 2010 6:00 PM
Dave Davidson
Mike, I can't thank you enough for the pictures you posted, and the pictures you sent me directly. One picture you sent me directly, Alford L. Davidson at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, is my great-great grandfather... my father's father's father's father. I didn't know where he was buried, and getting that information has simply put me over the moon. Words can't express how much your efforts mean to me and my family. Please let me know if you ever need anything in my neck of the woods!

Dave Davidson
Seattle, WA
Added by Dave Davidson on Apr 10, 2009 12:22 AM
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