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Mark's Mom (#46620026)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo "Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others, Usually make no time to correct their own."
-Art Jonak


Missing my son, Mark Allen Israels. II.
November 20, 1988
July 6, 2012
Losing a child is the most horrific pain one will ever feel.

The "Hillside Cemetery" in Reno was my motivation for Find A Grave. I had been a resident of Reno for 20 years before I knew of its existence. I finally found where the Hillside Cemetery was located and when I went there I was so appalled, outraged and shocked at the condition of the final resting place for many of Washoe County's finest citizens.

I started researching the cemetery online and found a survey prepared by Dolores Samuels Young and Mildred Chandler Pressell, back in 1955. Thank God, these ladies took the time to record all of the headstones that were legible at that time. Without their survey who knows how many people would have been forgotten.

I try everyday to find some little piece of information for the people buried in the Hillside Cemetery.

I try to post all information I find on a person, I believe it's sharing not stealing, especially if I take the time to research the information I find. Not everybody has the means to find the same information. I hate to think that a picture I found in a yearbook, or in a library and didn't share might have been a relative's only chance of seeing it. I'm forever grateful to others who shared pictures of my family with me. I also post obituaries especially from the 1800's. I think people like to see them. With that being said, I hope you see me as a contributor who wants to help in every way possible.

May God bless you and keep you safe in his loving arms.

Please be honest with me, if I entered a memorial and it was a family member of yours I am so willing and understanding to transfer them to you, but, please don't send me messages telling me I duplicated the memorial that you entered when it clearly shows that I entered mine in 2007 and you entered yours in 2010. Just say hey when I first started on Find A Grave I didn't realize you could transfer memorials over and I wanted to be the owner so I duplicated the memorial. It's not about numbers so I would've gladly transferred ownership over. But, don't try to be dishonest about it. I am always willing to transfer family.
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Kay Fischer
George & Phoebe Vickroy
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved son. I have 3 sons & 3 step-sons & I can't even imagine the pain of such a loss. You have turned your loss into something beautiful & meaningful for so many, though. Bless you for that!

George Marcus Vickroy (memorial # 15853013)& Phoebe Smythe Vickroy (memorial # 15853019)were my great aunt & great uncle. We visited them often in Montgomery Creek when I was growing up. I would greatly appreciate it if I could be granted management of their memorials.
Added by Kay Fischer on Nov 17, 2016 1:20 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
David W. Rulison #57996898
I am so sorry for your loss.

I enjoy reading the old newspapers at the Library of Congress website and then trying to match the stories and articles to memorials here on F-A-G. I found an obituary for Dr. David Rulison, who it appears was a prominent dentist in the Reno area. The obituary has some valuable biographical information and gives the identity of some family members. I thought you might like to see it.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86076241/1916-11-15/ed-1/seq-1/
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Nov 15, 2016 1:10 PM
LoriL4
Minnie Augusta Gilbert Twist
I am so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for posting Minnie Augusta Gilbert Twist's Obituary.

Her husband was my 1st cousin 3x removed. I wouldn't have known she had a brother named Fred without it and now I am looking for Fred.

Take care,
Lori Ling
San Francisco Bay Area
Added by LoriL4 on Nov 10, 2016 7:43 PM
Sally Cain-Mathews
Thank you
Thank you so much for posting Thomas P Brown's obituary. Old obituaries tell so much and are not always easy to find. Thomas P Brown was born in Ohio. His grandfather was Jeremiah Byron Brown.
Added by Sally Cain-Mathews on Nov 05, 2016 7:29 PM
Loveid Genealogy Project
Mary Moore
Thank you for the transfer of Mary's memorial! Debbie
Added by Loveid Genealogy Project on Oct 31, 2016 9:04 AM
Debbie
Memorial 46610963
Maude Craze was born Maude Edna Hilsinger on 6 Aug 1885 near Cortlan, New York. She died 4 Nov 1942 per her death record. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Debbie on Oct 30, 2016 12:51 PM
Stephen Barneby
Jarbidge Cemetery
Thanks very much for transferring the memorials you added for the Jarbidge Cemetery. I work with the local cemetery association and am trying to document everyone who is buried there. We have added land to the cemetery, put up a new gate, and created lanes through the sagebrush. Still a lot of work to do!

Steve Barneby
Added by Stephen Barneby on Oct 18, 2016 4:28 AM
Tweety Emmett
RE: Frank and Elizabeth Rielly
They are fine photographs, it's not easy looking for tombstones, it's hard work, I appreciate that you were so kind to do the leg work.

Thank you so much.

Mary
Added by Tweety Emmett on Oct 06, 2016 3:34 PM
Tweety Emmett
Frank and Elizabeth Rielly
HI Mark's mom,

I wanted to ask your permission to copy and publish the photograph for their tombstone for my public family tree. I will be sure to cite the photograph as yours. Thank you.

Mary
Added by Tweety Emmett on Oct 04, 2016 2:23 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for posting the two obituaries on Horace Greer, Memorial# 88705574 memorial. I really appreciate it.

Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Sep 28, 2016 1:57 PM
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