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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, being the bygone capital of the Confederacy. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burial sites.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, 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 goal, we're 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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Me again/Horner
Yes I have Harry's stone but believe me, it is severely overgrown with thick woven grass. The dates are covered. It looks like he died in 1983 or 1988. I will be going back and will take a small edger to remove the growth and clear it for a better picture. I will also redo Joan's. Hopefully I will find the Miller's.
Added by AngelTowes on Feb 06, 2016 6:18 PM
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
F. Slack
Thanks for the photo! A shot of an Unknown seems to be the appropriate thing.
Dave T.
Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Feb 06, 2016 6:04 PM
? another Horner
Hi again, Just above Raymond Horner, in the next roll, is a Harry L. Horner. His stone says Beloved Brother and a few feet away is Joan Horner, Beloved Daughter 1933-193. Harry is also settled down a few inches, with thick grassy over growth. I saw his stone first and then started to clear the leaves and dirt from Raymond's stone. Are they in the same family of Horner?
Added by AngelTowes on Feb 06, 2016 4:17 PM
Re: request at Harleigh
Found Horner and Raymond's needed to be cleared as it has settled down into the ground. They are ground stones. I did not find Miller but will look again. They too would be 'ground stones' as the few uprights are not inscribed for Miller.
Added by AngelTowes on Feb 06, 2016 10:28 AM
gary orvis
RE: Richmond National Cemetery ~
Thanks--I understand the misspelling and as long as he was with the 20th NY Cav. he is my 2nd great grandfather --thanks for the note and the photo link
Added by gary orvis on Feb 02, 2016 3:04 PM
Re: requests @ Harleigh
I am working my way through Woodside Section and hopefully the snow has cleared. Many of the stones, if they are flat ground stones, are overgrown and are settled into the ground. I'll do my best to get the requests!
Added by AngelTowes on Feb 02, 2016 2:21 PM
Brenda A. Darbyshire
Fairview at Eufaula
I finally got to the photos which are not the best. The pine straw was all over them and the color. I will try to get more in the spring. There is a fountain, in the big shrubs and close to the gazebo.
Added by Brenda A. Darbyshire on Jan 20, 2016 11:32 AM
RE: Profile Picture ~
Thanks, Rich! I'm trying to encourage Mother Nature to send at least one good snow storm this winter! :)
Added by whimsy on Jan 04, 2016 12:28 PM
RE: Capt. James T. Daniel ~ Linwood Cemetery
Very welcome, Rich. Took awhile to find her. It felt good to be out photographing again. Still looking for your Williams characters. ;)
Added by WildGeese15 on Nov 07, 2015 11:56 AM
RE: Crewe Cemetery ~ Bagby and all
Thanks Rich ... I'm happy to help & pleased that you like the photos!
Added by whimsy on Nov 05, 2015 8:43 AM
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