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FortheKing (#47433387)
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Bio Photo Due to spam issues, removed e-mail from being visible. If you need to contact me and don't have my e-mail, please post on my wall.

Most memorials I add have been verified by viewing the grave, seeing a photo of the headstone (with GPS if GPS was attached to the photo) or by verifying with several independent sources to document cemetery location.

Clarification. The below was added after numerous comments in various groups by people who don't understand U.S. copyright law. I am not a copyright attorney, but have consulted with copyright legal experts and the U.S. Copyright Office on copyright law on copyright issues for other purposes.

The new agreement with Ancestry does not allow people to post photos from this website to Ancestry without first getting permission. Both sites make it very clear the copyright holder retains copyright and you need his/her permission to use any photo. Under U.S. copyright law, photos taken after 1977 are covered by copyright without the need to register it, use the (c), circled c, copyright, or any other notice. Using someone else's photo with citation is not a substitution for needing permission.

I personally photographed over 95% of the photos I have uploaded, and have permission from the copyright holders for the remaining ones. Some of them have asked me to not to list their names after they were hassled by some people because they would not allow the photos to be used on other sites, especially paid sites like

If you wish to use any of the photos on other websites (including Family Search, and any of its affiliates, etc.), contact me and I will let you know if the photo can be used.

If a photo request asked for permission to be used elsewhere and I filled it, the original requester or his/her heirs has permission to use the photo(s) in line with what was listed in their photo request.

I will consider OOG (out of guideline) transfers on an individual basis as long as the memorial isn't for a person related to me, but please state the nature of the relationship (family, close friend, etc.). I don't do bulk transfers. I reserve the right to not transfer OOG in certain situations.

I always do a detailed multi-stage search before, and immediately after, adding a new Memorial to avoid creating a duplicate Memorial. However, on rare occasions, an existing name doesn't show up in a search. If that happens, please let me know and I will remove the duplicate Memorial I added. However, if I added the Memorial first, mine is not the duplicate.

Part of this approach includes making sure they are added to the correct cemetery. This includes comparing cemetery records when available to other records, checking obits and death certificates, looking at photos that were taken with GPS-enabled devices, etc. Again, sometimes the research doesn't indicate when a person has been moved from Cemetery A to Cemetery B, or that Cemetery A was later acquired by Cemetery B. I won't add someone based solely on obit or death certificate information as the information may be incorrect.

Update 2: With the new SAC/Edit system, we won't be seeing as many e-mails, but I do check e-mail because some will still come through e-mail and I check the Edits tab on a regular basis.

I try to get to SAC/Edit requests as soon as I see them. If I haven't gotten to your request within a week, please feel free to post a message on my wall with the ID of the Memorial. I check my Spam folder on a regular basis, but I get enough e-mail that a request can occasionally fall through the cracks. The nature of the Edit/SAC will determine how I handle it.

Looking for a variety of names spread mostly across the eastern half of the U.S.

Honoring the memory of my Dad who was in the Air Force, my brother who served in the Marines and Army, and for the many relatives who have served in the military over the years.

Updated 08 May 2014, still alive and kicking.
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James Phillips
Col Edwin Dennis Patterson, Sr
On 26 Oct 2015, I submitted the 5 Aug 1998 Washington Post obit for Col Edwin Dennis Patterson, Sr. (11 Jan 1926 - 4 Aug 1998) respectfully requesting that it be added at his memorial #119926601. Would it be possible to get the obit posted to Col Patterson's memorial?
James G. "Jim" Phillips
Contributor #48638729
Added by James Phillips on Nov 25, 2015 9:15 AM
Jeanie Emerson
William Dawson
Thanks so much for the picture of his tombstone!!!
Added by Jeanie Emerson on Nov 24, 2015 1:19 PM
Bonnie Morris Conrad
Calvin R Morris
Thank you so much for your time and your generosity in posting pictures for those of us who are looking for family and can't get to all the graves all over the US. Volunteers like you make find a grave the great success it us and Calvin thanks you for helping to keep his memory also. God Bless you.
Added by Bonnie Morris Conrad on Nov 24, 2015 9:38 AM
d long
Thank you so much for all the great photos and your time doing it.

d long
Added by d long on Nov 22, 2015 11:38 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Thomas Merton Rymph
I've moved him over to the Wichita Kansas cemetery as you suggested..thanks
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Nov 19, 2015 7:08 AM
Rounsavell question
Hello, I hope this helps:

Helen Lucile Rounsavell was the daughter of Robert Arlington Rounsavell and Bird Van Skiver.

Helen would have been the granddaughter of Frank W. Rounsavell and Mary Belle Nelson.

Added by adb on Nov 17, 2015 5:15 PM
Marc Thayer, III
Sharon Thayer


Thank you for the tombstone photo for Sharon Thayer it is much appreciated.


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Nov 14, 2015 8:24 PM
Edward Hotaling
Would you please transfer my parents memorial Edward R and Sue K Hotaling to me #48643205? Would it also be possible for you to remove the picture of their monument? I have my own to add.

Sincerely Edward Hotaling
Added by Edward Hotaling on Oct 27, 2015 8:18 AM
Steven Smith
Joseph and Sallie Clark

Thank you for fulfilling my requests for photos of Joseph and Sallie Clark's grave markers.

I appreciate your help very much!

Best regards,

Added by Steven Smith on Oct 18, 2015 5:25 PM
L Mastan
Vesper memorials
Thank you for so quickly accepting the numerous SAC's I sent for the Vesper family. Also a BIG THANK YOU for making the memorial for my cousin Harry "Ray" Vesper in Pacific Crest Cemetery.
Your "labor of love" is very much appreciated!
Blessings, L Mastan
Added by L Mastan on Oct 07, 2015 9:02 PM
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