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Embalmu2 (#46834659)
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Bio Photo I have always been intrigued with the rich history found in cemeteries. My mom always took me (since I was a very small child) with her to put flowers on family members' graves and I suppose that started my love of cemeteries. I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer in MO and IL. I have personally photographed all of the markers at Oak Hill in Kirkwood and am now re-walking each garden to catch any that may have been missed or covered as well. I am using an interment spread sheet that I made for each garden made from the interment books. I have rewalked all of the gardens except New Babyland and the Mausoleum. I did find some markers I missed the first time around and have posted them! Unless the burial is new, if a record doesn't show a marker, it probably does NOT have one. Being an older cemetery, some flat markers may be buried or tablets broken and not repaired. Some of the public lots are in ovegrown wooded areas also. I am trying to list under the inscription section if there is no marker.

In Spring 2016, I plan on returning to the cemetery to walk with my spreadsheet and check each garden AGAIN by section/lot. Please let me know if you have a special request!

I have high numbers because I enjoy spending time in the boneyards with my camera, not because I am a records hoarder! This being said...

*Please note, I will not link family members I have no connection to personally. I don't want to assume and possibly place inaccurate information as fact. If you send me a request to link, I will transfer the record to you so don't be surprised!
*Please ask my permission before using my photos. I am happy to let you use them for ancestry purposes.
Thanks!

Janis
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Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
John Tudor - #28924525
If I go to the trouble of "keying" and sending to you a "biographical sketch" from, "Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois" by the Biographical Publishing Company, published 1894, concerning John Tudor, will you consider using the content to expand his FAGrave memorial? I realize the document is not a primary source and therefore, you may be hesitant to rely on it. Laura Duncan
Added by Laura Whistle Cates Dunca... on Apr 20, 2016 8:40 AM
Jennifer
Transfer
Greatly appreciate the time you give & thank you so much for an easy & painless transfer!
Added by Jennifer on Apr 17, 2016 11:41 AM
Donna White
Gertrude J Regis 146467580
Possible to transfer family membwr to us.

Would appreciate it very much.



Donna

Added by Donna White on Apr 14, 2016 11:32 AM
Annette Hulse
Lemcke
I submitted some edits on the Lemcke family
#108853063 (Henry)
# 84818173 (Marie)
#108853062 (Hans)

If you want to transfer these records to me, I would be happy to take over management as they are my family members.

Annette
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Added by Annette Hulse on Apr 07, 2016 12:24 AM
Dean
RE: Hubbard
Thank you. :)
Added by Dean on Mar 11, 2016 3:52 PM
Donna White
Tra
Added by Donna White on Mar 11, 2016 2:39 PM
Donna White
Thomasson
Thank you so very much for taking the time to get this photo for us. It is very much appreciated.

Best Regards
Donna
Added by Donna White on Mar 11, 2016 9:08 AM
Linda Mashek
RE: Louis Slager
Thanks for the use of the photo and I would be happy to manage the memorial if you'd like to transfer it to me.
Added by Linda Mashek on Jan 26, 2016 7:47 PM
Linda Mashek
Louis Slager
While researching my genealogy I came across the photo of Louis Slager that you took in Oak Hill Cemetery. May I add this photo to his page on Ancestry?
Added by Linda Mashek on Jan 26, 2016 8:22 AM
Svenska flicka
George Schoemperlen
Janis, thank you for looking for my great-great grandfather. I have the plot and section numbers, but I'm not surprised that there are no markers. I wish I had the resources, I'd put markers on them myself! I appreciate you taking the time to check so thoroughly. Have a very Happy New Year!
Added by Svenska flicka on Dec 30, 2015 10:15 AM
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