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Deirdre ORourke (#46964600)
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You can use any of the photos I have taken for your own use. I take them for you... not me. You don't need my permission.

I am a hobby level genealogist. I have gone to Salt Lake City to the Family History Library to do research. I have criss-crossed many an old cemetery in search of headstones.

I take photos of gravestones in the local cemeteries: Hills Ferry in Newman, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery outside of Santa Nella, and Patterson Cemetery between Patterson and Westley, CA.

The gravestones at different cemeteries can be very different looking. Most stones are very traditional, but sometimes the stones are a bit disappointing. In Hills Ferry the stones are sometimes the name and the grave location. In Patterson some stones are very, very small with the name stamped into the cement. I try to take the best photograph I can of those stones, but sometimes they are just stones that are hard to read because of weathering or the way they were made.

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Melvin Fogarty Conner
You have two photos posted on Melvin Fogarty Conner Find A Grave Memorial# 44116936 memorial.
One may have been intended for his spouse's memorial.
Added by Dean on Apr 27, 2013 12:57 AM
Bob Hitchcock
Ruth Ann Kirkruff #39233874
Hi Deirdre,
Thank you for posting the Headstone photo I would like your permission to use it and I will give you credit. Have a good day - Bob
Added by Bob Hitchcock on Mar 10, 2013 10:45 PM
Orville Dean Smith
I was hoping that you might copy your photograph of Orville Dean Smith's marker Find A Grave Memorial# 38430056 onto his wife's memorial page.
Thank you
Added by Dean on Aug 26, 2012 7:19 PM
Manuel and Carolyn Mello
Could you copy the photo you took for Manuel Mello, Find A Grave Memorial# 72887455, onto his wife's memorial, Find A Grave Memorial# 95637569 (Carolyn Mello).

Thank You
Added by Dean on Aug 19, 2012 9:51 PM
Kathy Topping
Pullen Pictures
Thnaks for the help with the pictures at Hills Ferry cemetery. I am in California so rarely that I doubt that I would have been able to get that picture my self.
Added by Kathy Topping on Jul 10, 2012 8:09 AM
Paul Auger
Thank You!!
Thank you so much Deirdra for getting those photos! Not only do we have this long-lost ancestor's gravesite, we know he apparently went by the name "Carlos." I have *never* seen any reference to this, even from his death record. It would make since as I doubt there were many people born in the Azores named "Charles." You have done a great service for my family. Many, Thanks.
Added by Paul Auger on Jul 03, 2012 11:29 AM
sharon Rose (Stewart) Reece
Charley Streeter
Deirdre, Thank you so much for taking the time to look up my great Uncle and his wife Ada. Very much appreciative. I'am not sure about the other Streeters, if they are relitives or not. I just came in contct with his grand daughter, so maybe she knows the others. Looking forward to seeing a photo of their head stone. Thanks so much
Added by sharon Rose (Stewart) Ree... on Jun 27, 2012 10:52 PM
Thank You
Thank you very much for taking the time and getting the picture of Gladys Bull. Have a great day!
Added by Rundowns on Jun 27, 2012 3:17 AM
So sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Thank you for all the information you were able to find. Im still unsure if this is the right branch. I will need to do much more and this is a GREAT start. Thanks again.
Added by Karen on Jun 26, 2012 10:11 PM
Doris Lillian Smith
I appreciate your valuable time in taking this wonderful photograph.
Very, very grateful.
Thank you again.
Added by Dean on Jun 26, 2012 8:53 PM
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