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Keely Sample (#46626017)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo "You Live As Long As You Are Remembered" Russian Proverb

It is an honor to help locate the final resting place of people I come across either in my own family research or while visiting cemeteries where I help to capture photographs of stones for families that do not live close enough to visit themselves. When I visit a cemetery, I photograph as many of the stones as I can so that one day, it may help someone see the inscription on a stone that may one day soon be illegible.

Each person within the pages of this site is someone important. I do not get caught up in "famous graves" because every person is just as important as the next and deserves to be celebrated and not to be forgotten. When I can determine family relations, I will add them and for some that a marker may have only a first name I try to find out who they were so that he or she can be remembered.

If you are related to an individual of a memorial I have posted (that is not one of my family memorials), I am more than happy to transfer that memorial to you if you contact me and request a transfer. I do not feel it is my place to maintain them if someone out there has a family relation.

I have been researching my family for over 14 years now. My family research includes:


In Pennsylvania and England: SAMPLE, KINGDOM

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John Winterbotham
Aloysius Louis James Keteles
This soldier is now buried in Australia (a mystery) but apparently he was laid to rest in Hemment Cemetery in Brisbane Australia - Lawn 2 1381 and 1382 along side his Australian born wife who also died in US so I would say their children returned them both to Australia and now they rest together. My find-a-grave number for him is 147505571.
Added by John Winterbotham on Jun 06, 2015 8:03 AM
L.M. Shiver Thomas
John Dyal Memorial

Thank you Keely for the transfer
of John Dyal, and all of your hard
work and dedication in preserving
ancestral history.
Added by L.M. Shiver Thomas on Jun 01, 2015 3:57 PM
Diana Roman
Nicola Defigio
Do you have any other information on Nicola Defigio? Do you know where his grave is located. Thank you for the work that you do for people looking for their loved ones.

Added by Diana Roman on Mar 09, 2015 4:39 PM
Danielle Alderman
My Dad
Thank you for posting my dad's info. Doyle Alderman - Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville FL.
Added by Danielle Alderman on Oct 14, 2014 2:36 AM
Teresa Secola Ondo Volk
Anna Lach # 40879288
Can you please transfer Anna Lach to me? She is my Aunt's mother, (unless you are a closer relative).
Thank you for all you do to bring families together!
Added by Teresa Secola Ondo Volk on Aug 13, 2014 7:54 PM
C. Landry
Find-A-Grave Memorial # 18247537 Ida Mae Austin
Here is an obit for this Memorial:

Ida Mae Duncan

St. Augustine Record, The (FL) - Monday, November 19, 2001

Ida Mae Austin Duncan, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Flagler Hospital.

She was born in Molly, S.C., and had lived here since 1985. She was a nurse and a member of Anastasia Baptist Church.

She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Perry Austin .

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Blackaby and Thelma Lewis, St. Augustine; two sons, Paul H. Austin Sr., Keystone Heights, Fla., and William Austin, Clearwater; one sister, Amelia McConkie, Savannah; one brother, Johnny Brinson, Great Falls, Mont.; 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at Craig Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mandarin Cemetery in Mandarin, Fla. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anastasia Baptist Building Fund or Hospice of Northeast Florida.

Craig Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Added by C. Landry on Feb 28, 2014 5:40 AM
RE: Mary E Bonk transfer
That is ok. I have so many people to work on.
Thank you so much. How did you find that tombstone, it is not indexed yet. I so appreciate you sending the exact URL to the image, I would have had a devil of a time locating it from the main page.

I am, as I can imagine many of us are, very grateful for all the work you do for those that have passed.

And the work is not done yet! :)

Thanks again,
Added by Isabeaux on Feb 22, 2014 4:54 PM
Mary E Bonk transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer. By any chance did you photograph a tombstone? If not that is ok, I will request one but I need to know so I am not trying to duplicate efforts.

Again, thank you for the transfer and your hard work.

Added by Isabeaux on Feb 21, 2014 2:00 PM
Bronislaw Wanat
Thank you for the transfer.. blessings of our dear departed upon you! judykay
Added by judykay on Feb 20, 2014 4:45 PM
Mary E Bonk Memorial# 41000076
Hi Keely,

Is Mary E Bonk a relative of yours? She is my step-father's mother and I am doing genealogical research on his side of the family and would appreciate it if you can transfer this person to me so I may add information as I get it.
Also, you created the account but I do not see any tombstone photo of her. How did you find her,from a list you obtained? If you live near that cemetery can you please take a photo of it and post it please.

Thank you,
Added by Isabeaux on Dec 29, 2013 6:37 AM
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