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Karen Bowman (#46853821)
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Bio Photo Cemeteries are peaceful,dignified, sacred places, and I love visiting them. To have found a way to serve others in through Find-a-Grave is very fulfilling. There are many small cemeteries in our rural area; I hope to visit and photograph many in behalf of others desiring to "see" family gravesites and perhaps add to their family histories. Perhaps one day one of my photos might assist YOU!

Some family surnames I'm currently researching are: Bowman; Upchurch; Whiteley; Akroyd; Hogan; Green; Lange; Zitzmann; Pearson; Hopkins; Fortune; McAra, Moreau; Arps, Winters.

Please contact me with any corrections/missing info/link requests, etc.

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Paul Wilcox
RE: Bernard H Scherer
Happy to help
Added by Paul Wilcox on May 05, 2014 9:46 PM
Richard Crooks
RE: Christopher Lange
OK, I've got one for you.

"It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless!" Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Rivet Found (Message 6 April 2014)
"Hi! while metal detecting in Genesee a rivet was found that says Sam Lange Genesee, Id. Any idea why a rivet was made bearing his name? we are curious! Tawnya"

I wouldn't say priceless but certainly interesting. had my posting of uncle Bud Lange's family history including his father Sam (a farmer in the Genesee Idaho area), which is how this came down to me. I had contacted some of Sam Lange's grandkids but at present this remains a mystery. Welcome any input, thank you. Rick

Posted the above with photos of the rivet on facebook and on Ancestry in hopes someone comes up with an explanation. Probably something very mundane but it makes an interesting mystery.
Added by Richard Crooks on Apr 07, 2014 4:59 PM
L Beacon
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my request and the nice photos you took, greatly appreciated! Happy Holidays and Cheers!!
Added by L Beacon on Dec 23, 2013 8:28 AM
RE: L Vincent Pearson
Hi Karen,
regarding photo usage - as stated in my bio: You may use MY picture(s) any way you want. No further permission is needed, NOR credit given. This applies to MY PHOTO'S ONLY. If you feel you must give credit, use my member ID# only - my name is plastered all over the www as it is. end.

As far as I'm concerned, the photo now belongs to you and whomever else wants to use it! Enjoy!

Added by Jaci on Nov 04, 2013 9:48 AM
Ruby & Emil Arps
Hi! Obtaining photos of graves at Lakewood Memorial Park is a process which requires some additional information. This is a private cemetery which is very reluctant to provide any information to photographers. Because it is a private cemetery they actually research every request for burial information to ensure that the burial location can be given out. They also call the current plot owner if known and ask if the burial info can be given out.

Right now the best process I have found is for you to call the cemetery and ask them for the burial information. Lakewood Memorial Park: 847-741-4040

They will not give you a lot number, only a section number. Therefore you need to ask them to mail (U.S. Postal Service) a map of the burial location so that a visit can be made to the grave on a Sunday (when the office is not open). Once you have the map, please let me know and I will go take the photo. I will give you my e-mail address at that time so you can send me the map.

Please be sure to ask if there is a grave marker.

The only other way to find the burial location is to walk the entire grounds or an entire section to find someone. Experience has taught me that walking en entire section here takes too long and is usually a waste of time because they rarely trim around the grave markers. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this information. Ace
Added by Ace on Oct 26, 2013 4:43 AM
Mathew Lawson
James Monroe Hopkins
Karen feel free to use any pictures I have posted on find a grave. I have sent you an email.
Added by Mathew Lawson on Oct 25, 2013 12:42 AM
C. F. Upchurch
In looking at the cemetery records already on line, I see that there is a Charles Upchurch already shown; and you were requesting C. F (Curtis). The photo I took is the same as the one already shown on Charles Upchurch (however, I did upload another one on the site).
Added by VC on Sep 17, 2013 9:36 AM
C. F. Upchurch - Steelville Cemetery
I have photographed a headstone of C. F. Upchurch, birth date of 1856 and death date of 1876. Could this be your Upchurch? If so, will download for you.
Added by VC on Sep 16, 2013 12:00 PM
RE: Beezley/Copsey
Happy to help!

Added by kristyn on Sep 15, 2013 9:25 PM
Ellis & Lynn
RE: J. D. Arnold 67169247
Karen, bless you for your message and for taking time to solve this puzzle. I am sure that Baby Joseph is indeed my cousin, J. D. Our common grandfather was Joseph Fielding, and I should have noticed that memorial before you brought it to my attention. My Uncle Bill and Aunt June's obituaries refer to their only child, an infant son, as J. D., and the family records I've seen give the wrong year. It's a beautiful Memorial, and I am so glad to be able to share it with my cousins and siblings, all of us unofficially adopted by Bill and June. Thanks again so much.
Added by Ellis & Lynn on Sep 12, 2013 5:28 PM
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