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Karen Smith (#47058202)
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Bio Photo I've been adding older memorials in my area over the winter months and plan to go out, find and photograph them when it warms up. Any information you have to add to any of my memorials would be appreciated. I search the old newspapers for old obits. and also look up the death certificates, as sometimes the obit. does not give specific birthdates, parents, etc...this information is not always correct, but if it is there, I will list it and make a note where that info. came from. If you want me to add information or change anything, please list your source.

I have no problem with transfers if they are not related to me.

Any of my headstone photos may be used anywhere you'd like, I only ask that you give me credit for the photo.


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Melvin L. Halterman
Thanx for the transfer of the Jeremiah S. Noll memorial.
Added by Melvin L. Halterman on Oct 12, 2015 6:06 PM
wanda nitterhouse
RE: John H Rhodes 111911031

I don't know if he is related to me or not. I do have some Rhodes in my family, but since I could not didn't anything on him other than the burial record and the one census, I don't know of a connection.

If I find a connection to my other Rhodes family members I will let you know.


Added by wanda nitterhouse on Oct 12, 2015 6:44 AM
wanda nitterhouse
John H Rhodes 111911031
Hi Karen,

I came across, by accident, your memorial for John H Rhodes. I saw the note and it intrigued me. I don't know anything about him and found only this on which helps a bit with the birth year:

Name: John Rhodes
Birth: abt 1843
Death: 4 Jan 1876 - Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA

However, when I clicked on the actual document. it shows he was buried in Fayetteville Cemetery!

I also found this:
John Rhodes

Age in 1870:

Birth Year:
abt 1843


Home in 1870:
Chambersburg North Ward, Franklin, Pennsylvania



Post Office:

Value of Real Estate:
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Household Members:



Thadeus Mahon 30
Martha Mahon 24
John Rhodes 27

Is there a wife buried with him? Or any children?
Houpt's index lists a Henrietta Rhodes on the same page as John in the Cedar Grove Cemetery book

Wanda N
Added by wanda nitterhouse on Oct 07, 2015 2:51 PM
Patty Doyle Hughes
Theo B Doyle
Thanks so much for the transfer of my great uncle. His father, Isaac B Doyle, my 3rd ggf, is next to him, as well as his mother, Rebecca Brown Doyle, who is my 3rd ggm... and your memorial made is easier to find their thank you so much!!!
Added by Patty Doyle Hughes on Sep 29, 2015 9:21 PM
Chasity Staples
Can you transfer Thomas Sharar?
Added by Chasity Staples on Sep 24, 2015 2:15 PM
John Walter Elser
Thank you Karen for taking the picture of John and Mollie's headstone. I really appreciate it!
Added by Tonna on Sep 18, 2015 10:55 AM
Dennis Brandt
Joseph Saylor photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Jul 14, 2015 4:59 PM
Martha Thompson
Dog bio photo
I just love the this dog in your bio photo. Very nice. Martha
Added by Martha Thompson on Jul 14, 2015 9:46 AM
Mike Hahn
RE: Middour help
I'll care for them. My number 46770538.

Thank you.
Added by Mike Hahn on Jun 04, 2015 9:24 AM
Mike Hahn
RE: Middour help
Hi Karen,
Sorry I have taken so long in getting back with you. It has taken sometime to check my research. Your information is correct in reference to Joseph Middower. I have started to make the corrections. I'll be sending you link requests before long. I have also noted on my memorials the spelling change of Joseph Middower's last name.

I wanted to be sure, I thanked you for taking the time to bring the question to my attention.

Thanks again,

Hope you can help me out. I was making a memorial for a Middower. I photographed it in Cedar Grove, Chambersburg. I'm not related, but I like to try to add information to my memorials. In researching, I found that the name is likely Middour, not Middower, as is on the monument. The names are Joseph & Frances V. (Beam) Middour/Middower. They both died in 1909. Joseph's death certificate states his parents were Jacob & Barbara Hess Middour. I see you have Joseph as one of Jacob's sons, but his wife is not Frances. I am stumped on this one...especially with the name being spelled Middower on the stone... I want to get it right. Any help is appreciated. Here is the memorial # for Joseph 144729553

Added by Mike Hahn on Jun 01, 2015 6:17 PM
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