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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, an urban environment second to none. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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Clinton Bohannon
Thank you very much for the information for his burial plot, I really appreciate it.
Added by Leilani on Jul 20, 2016 8:44 PM
Pam Miller
RE: Harkness ~ Richmond (VA) National
Thanks, Rich. His name is really Truman, but handwriting being what it is, several census records have listed him as Freeman, too. Pam
Added by Pam Miller on Jul 18, 2016 4:29 PM
P. Eadie
RE: Laurel Hill ~ Frank Thomas
Hi Rich,
You are very welcome. Have you had a chance to look at Margaret Lord's site? I revisited her site and took another photo. Hopefully this shot shows what you needed to see. Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Jun 21, 2016 6:27 AM
Beverly Robinson, # 141768779
Hi, I got your edit deleting Beverly's father - just wondering what your source is? I didn't add the father, it was another edit, and I don't know the family and just want to get it right! Thx. Barb
Added by BJW on Jun 04, 2016 9:41 AM
Paul R
RE: Lowther family ~

Thanks! I have been sending updates to Lois for quite a while and will be for the foreseeable future. I appreciate your proactive help in making the FindAGrave memorials better.

Added by Paul R on Jun 03, 2016 3:52 PM
RE: Westview Cemetery ~ Robinson
Hi, Rich! Thanks for pointing that out. I'll take care of that. Hope you are well! 😊
Added by Swangirl on Jun 01, 2016 6:55 PM
Joan S.
RE: Gate of Heaven Cemetery ~
You're very welcome, I'm glad I could help. Joan S.
Added by Joan S. on May 29, 2016 7:03 PM
Michael wolcott
RE: George Lord ~ Mount Prospect Cemetery

I am so glad to have found him for you - I guess some of our relatives like to play hide and seek.

I can transfer management to you if you'd like, just let me know.

Added by Michael wolcott on May 14, 2016 12:08 PM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
Delancy Cole's memorial photo
Thank you for adding that photo to his memorial. Admin had been deleting the unknown soldier's photo from that memorial for an unknown reason. They said it was because I personally didn't take the picture. I found his wife's grave in Peekskill and linked him to his family- His death in prison was unknown to her at the time of her demise- So after 150 years they are reunited.
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Apr 21, 2016 7:48 AM
Jeffry Burden
RE: MOLLUS ~ removals to Richmod National?
Thanks for writing. That conclusion was based on my research of several sources, two in particular: 1) the Cemetery's day-to-day burial records, which on careful review showed that the POWs had been buried not in the Cemetery itself, but in two large pits adjacent to the "City Hospital and Poor House", a/k/a the "City Hospital," a/k/a the "Richmond poor house", located a few yards east of the east Cemetery wall; and 2) volume 4 of the "Roll of Honor" (the series of books that list all Civil War burials in National Cemeteries), states that a total of 556 sets of remains were disinterred from the "City Hospital" or the "Poor-house, Richmond." This finding had jibed with my suspicion that he City woud not have wasted valuable space on POWs. Also, it was the active policy of the Feds to find, disinter and rebury soldier remains in national cemeteries. The Loyal Legion marker, for which I was responsible, is a little confusing. It was drafted as my research began to show the POWs were moved, but I didn't want to lose the opportunity to memorialize them. May I ask about your interest in this subject?
Added by Jeffry Burden on Apr 07, 2016 3:04 PM
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