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Salvarsan (#47181938)
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Army Blanket, Olive Drab - 1922

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.

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 lethal threat against would-be violators.

Create 175,000 memorials and then complain about inpatient "suggesters".


King, Wisconsin

As of 15 Jun 2013, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.

That's over 6,500 headstones.

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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Jane Quimby
I did some research and even though the Evanswood Cemetery has James Quimby, I feel it is in error and have changed my memorial to read Jane. I found her in the census reports from 1870-1910 with her parents, Moses and Charlotte. She wss not in the 1920 census, although her mother was still alive at age 95. My memorial was added in 2010, while #56060034 was dated 2013. Therefore, I will not delete my memorial as it takes precedence.
Added by Lorrie on May 19, 2015 7:41 PM
RE: Memorial 56060034
Added by Lorrie on May 19, 2015 3:02 PM
Memorial 56060034
Re: JAMES QUIMBY. If you go to the Wisconsin USGenweb site,Waupauca County, check the Evanswood Cemetery index of names of people buried there. You will find a JAMES Quimby, born Jan. 6, 1862, listed with the same photo as the one on MY memorial. There is NOT a Jane S. Quimby listed listed. The only Quimbys are: Orin A., Nettie, Josie, Moses, Willard, John, Elizabeth, JAMES, Moses, Charlotte. The memorial #56060034 is incorrectly posted.
Added by Lorrie on May 19, 2015 2:25 PM
RE: Irene Peterson
Thanks for that info. I looked at a Canon camera when I bought a samsung. My camera has a screen that is not black in the sun and I can see what I am taking a photo of. Does your camera have that kind of screen also or do you have to shoot blindly when you take a picture? Thanks for the info
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on May 14, 2015 4:54 PM
I saw that you added other Duttons too. I am ever so grateful for that. I so wanted to see the dates and names to make sure I had the right ones and I do. Thanks for your hard work with Find A Grave
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on May 14, 2015 4:35 PM
Irene Peterson
Thanks for the nice shot of the headstone you took. So clear and flawless. What camera do you use?
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on May 14, 2015 4:29 PM
Oak Creek Mom
Thomas Hutchison
Thank you for the information on Thomas Hutchison, are you related?
Added by Oak Creek Mom on May 12, 2015 3:03 PM
Deb Krueger
Louis - Victoria - Della Clish
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request.
Added by Deb Krueger on May 11, 2015 2:38 PM
Everette Freeland
Richard Chesley Hawthorne
Thank you for the information I have added that to Richards memorial page.

Added by Everette Freeland on May 08, 2015 6:56 AM
Housey Graves
Thank you so much for the photos!
Added by GLeavitt on May 07, 2015 2:25 PM
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