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Mark McDonald (#46770162)
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Bio Photo Born Chicago, IL 1960, raised in Jacksonville, FL. Auditor, programmer for Delta Air Lines Atlanta, GA. Enjoys writing tales of science fiction, fishing, camping with my family. I have two son's one from a previous marriage of mine and one from my current wife's previous marriage. I love my family more life itself.

I'm trying to do some justice for my family who has always been proud to be part of the working class in this country. Never afraid of hard work, they carved out a living in this country and quietly added to the rich fabric of its history. They deserve to be remembered and joined together somehow so people can see, we are a family, now and forever.

Update! I've just noticed that my name is assoicated with a lot of images that I have uploaded for our collective family's pages. It should be noted that R. Shannon McDonald is mostly responsible for actually taking those photos where my name is credited. He deserves the credit for since he did the all the leg work.

Sorry Shannon, I just noticed that!
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donna w
Gina McWhorter (#9167926
Thank you so much for posting Gina's stone, #9167926. Our grandmother, Pansy Sanders McDonald Crouch (d Sept 25, 2001)is buried just to Gina's left. Gina's paternal grandparents (Oscar & Audrey McWhorter) are buried to the far right of her.

I don't get home often but being able to come to this site is a comfort for me. I loved her so much.

Thank you again.

Donna W
Added by donna w on Aug 20, 2013 8:47 PM
Jane Roberts Cemetery Overton TN
I'm wondering if you'd be willing to add a map for this cemetery? I saw your notes about the difficulty of access, but was hoping to get a location pinpointed so perhaps others more intrepid than I would be willing to go in and photograph the other headstones that may be extant. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Added by imagal49 on Sep 05, 2012 4:05 AM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: The photos you requested
Dear Mark, You take care of Dad. Family comes first!! Look forward to see what you find at a latter date. We will keep you in our prayers. Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Feb 23, 2012 6:18 AM
Timothy Tumbrink
RE: Officer W. Vize
Mark, Thank you for the transfer of Bill's Find A Grave memorial. Now that I'm retired, I'm trying to add ALL the officers from my dept. to this site. Some people don't want to do transfers. You on the other hand did. Thank you very much.

Stay safe.

Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Feb 08, 2012 5:15 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: 86th Illinois dead at Marietta National.
Dear Mark, Three members of the 86th that were killed on June 27, 1864 during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain are most likely buried as UNKNOWNS among the other dead from the 86th that day. Most of the 86th that were killed that day are buried between grave numbers 9214 and 9261. The three men are Thomas Dougherty (Find A Grave # 61246735), John A. Freemole (Find A Grave # 63066772) and Francis M. Sampson (Find A Grave # 63067753). I would love to have a picture of an UNKNOWN Soldier's tombstone from this area added to their sites just to have something on their Find A Grave sites. If you ever have the opportunity to photograph an UNKNOWN grave in this area, even if it's the same tombstone for all three, I would love to have such a picture added, if you ever get the opportunity. Thanks for all you have done and for all you will yet do for Find A Grave. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Feb 08, 2012 4:22 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
86th Illinois dead at Marietta National.
Dear Mark & R. Shannon McDonald,
Though I have not heard from you, I still hope everything is going well with you and your family. Researchers now also have identified the final resting place of Silas Smith and John Milton Glasford who were killed at the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia in 1864 and who were re-interred in the Marietta National Cemetery in 1867. Though their bodies are currently marked only with numbered pillars of what appears to be concrete, I would dearly love to get the best pictures possible of them for their Find A Grave sites. As I said in my last email, I love your work and the work of R. Shannan McDonald. I have put in requests to have their markers photographed. I would love it if one of you could get their pictures if either of you have the time to do so. Hopefully in the not too distant future, the Government will have their graves marked with Civil War style tombstones with their names on it. At that time, I would love to get pictures of those as well. The Before and After. Thanks for all you're doing. Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Aug 21, 2011 5:48 AM
Baxter B. Fite III
Sergeant John M. Glasford, Co. I, 86th Illinois
Dear Mark and McDonald family, This email leaves Peoria with prayers that it finds it way to you and finds you all doing well. I am writing to you in hopes that you can help me again. Recently, an Georgia Historian, through a lot of hard work identified one of the last graves of the 8 men from the 86th Illinois who I believe are buried as UNKNOWN SOLDIERS in the Marietta National Cemetery. At this point, I don't even know if his grave is marked in any other way than UNKNOWN. I almost hope it hasn't been remarked yet. If it eventually gets remarked, I would love to have a picture of the tombstone that has marked it for the 100 plus years and then if the Government remarks it, get a picture of the new stone.
The reason I am writing you, NO OFFENSE INTENDED TO ANY OF THE WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED GRAVES IN THE MARIETTA NATIONAL CEMETERY FOR ME, is that of all of the graves that have been photographed in the Marietta National Cemetery for me (CURRENTLY 40), I love your pictures of the tombstone of Sergeant Alexander Buchanan that you took for me. I just love the ground up look with the beautiful blue sky you got in the background. I know a lot of this is luck, but you did a wonderful job with what you had to work with that day and I hope this finds you well and that perhaps you can photograph this newly discovered burial site of Sergeant John M. Glaford. I think you would enjoy the story about John and about how Mr. Quinlin came to discover Glasford's burial site.
I am going to put in a Request for pictures and I hope you are well, are still interested in photographing tombstones in the Marietta National Cemetery and can claim his photo request.
Whether you can or not, I again want to Thank You for the wonder pictures that you took of the tombstone of Sergeant Alexander Buchanan. They are some of the best that have ever been taken for me on any of my 86th sites and I think anybody that ever sees them in the future will say the same thing. Thanks for all you have done and for all you will yet do for Find A Grave. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Aug 11, 2011 6:00 PM
Rev Philip McDonald
I have uploaded a photo for the Rev. His last name will need to be corrected.Cheryl
Added by ckeisling on Jun 27, 2011 10:50 AM
Carl Lansden
Judith (McDonnold) Lansden
Hi Mark:
Thanks for all the work you have done for Find A Grave. I appreciate the Kind comments you provide for Shannon McDonald. He has done a ton of work, much of which has made my genealogy easier.

Would you be so kind to consider transferring maintenance responsibility of Judith (McDonnold) Lansden's site to me. Find A Grave # 36390011.

My Find A Grave identification # 46968416.

Judith is my GGGGGrandmother. Thank you in advance for any consideration you give this request. Best wishes,

Carl Lansden
Added by Carl Lansden on Sep 15, 2010 4:03 AM
Hello Mark
Yes I found out what happen. EVIL FAMILY.
Find A Grave stated that some of the family didn't want the memorials up. Regards, Jessamine
Added by Jessamine on Oct 09, 2009 3:47 PM
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