Related to Rockhold, Middlesworth/Middleswarth, Skidmore, Mechem (various spellings), Temple, Rea, Reiger & Smart families (among other distant ones) and Metz, Musser, & Althauser on my wifes side. Formerly of West Mansfield, Ohio, we now live in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Hobbies include rollercoasters/amusement parks, Ham Radio operator (KS8W), photographing covered bridges and lighthouses. We have appeared on two Discovery Channel programs on rollercoasters, plus Nat Geo and A&E channels, and numerous local TV stations/newspapers. We have ridden about 400 different rollercoasters in about 50 different amusement parks.
I have my loving wife, JoEllen (of 40 years), two beautiful daughters (Chelsea and Christie), two wonderful son-in-laws, and three growing grandsons (Christopher, Jack and Tommy) and one Granddaughter (Caroline). I am semi-retired due to heart/health problems, having had open heart surgery for 5 by-passes in 2009. I was previously a respiratory therapist then a self-employed florist. I currently work at Donato's Pizza as a delivery driver. Previously, I was also a village councilman for the village of DeGraff, Ohio, a volunteer Disaster Team Leader for the American Red Cross of Logan County (Ohio) and volunteer at the local Habitat for Humanity Restore. I can still do, or try, most everything I want, I just have to go slower. I use my walking around searching in the cemeteries as part of my exercise program.
If I can be of assistance in taking pictures in our area, please let me know. Due to Ohio weather (cold, snow & ice) in the Winter, I am limited during these months. I do not add many memorials, but if I manage any that are your relatives, I would be happy to transfer them.
Dodson Thank you for taking pic of Jesse and Jane (Patton) Dodson a few years ago. Your photo description indicates you are able to read the words in person but unable to get a clear pic. Wondering if I could make a suggestion/request. Would you do a charcoal or chaulk rubbing of the marker ?
Howard's Well, thx for your response, i found where you had put a memorial up for Blanche Temple Rockhold, Find A Grave# 70001000, i thought she might be an aunt. Anyways, one of her daughters is Marilyn Rockhold Howard, who is married to Everett Howard, Everett's father and mother are Rainey Howard and Grace Lemaster. Thx, DeWitt
Howard's Hello Brian, my name is DeWitt Howard. I am researching a Rainey Howard. I have Rainey married to Grace Lemaster, which is your Grandparents? and Rainey married to Deanie Howard, which i know Deanie is a distant relative. Would you please let me know who Rainey's father is? your Grandfather? Thx, DeWitt
I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful pictures you took to fulfill my request. It's wonderful to finally be able to complete their section of my family research. Your time and effort is so much appreciated.
Rector Cemetery Hi I am a resident of Campaign county Ohio and I am looking for many of these older cemetery's I noticed that you photographed much of the cemetery. I was just curious if you photographed all that was present?