|Audrey Staples (#47225868)|
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I remember traipsing through cemeteries when I was a kid with my grandparents. My grandpa would carry a long stick to push the weeds away and to jab the ground looking for buried headstones. I reckoned we were doing some kind of buried treasure kind of thing - thank goodness I never asked if we could dig anything up. |
Fast forward a few decades or two and I am relishing in the fact that they have left a legacy for me to continue to discover ancestors and cousins and friends.
As an artist/photographer I hope to give back to this community with fulfilling tombstone requests in my area.
Copyright: I retain the right to place my own photographs on memorials on FindAGrave -- this means what I have taken with my camera of tombstones. You may use them (for your personal genealogy) ONLY if you give credit to me: Audrey Staples #47225868 @ findagrave.com
I do not hold the copyright to scanned images of old photographs placed on memorials, but please place a footnote when copying them to Ancestry.com as to where you got them from: Audrey Staples #47225868 @ findagrave.com
Please visit my daughter's memorial and leave some virtual flowers (if you wish):
Update, Oct. 2012: I have all the tombstones photographed at the Pilot Mound Cemetery in Boone County, Iowa, I will post photos/memorials as I have time.
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|Bruce and Wendy Linz||David Robertson|
This soldier is most likely buried in the Memphis National Cemetery under an unknown U. S. Soldier headstone. If you like I can put a photo of one from the cemetery on his memorial. Please let me know if you'd like that.
|Jerry Harris||Thank you|
Thank you very much for the picture of Mary Houseman's gravestone. I have done a lot of genealogy but have been inactive for at least ten years. I started to do my son-in-law's search and found the find a grave site. What a wonderful tool it has been.
|Anonymous||RE: Anna Kratochvil|
This cemetery was used for unclaimed patients confined to the county mental hospital mostly, so things were done as simply and cheaply as was allowed. A couple have "stamp-overs" and often the lettering is not perfectly aligned, leading me to believe they were hand-made as needed. There are only a few standard type markers in this cemetery but those were purchased by family members and placed later.
|Dan Ryan||RE: Joseph James Tombstone|
You are welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Dan Ryan on Mar 12, 2013 4:29 PM
|Jane Charls||Dorothy Ann Berry|
Thank you for linking Dorothy Ann to her parents. I appreciate your help!
|Nicole Wingate||James Coats|
Hi, I saw that you have researched the Coats family, and I am currently looking for James Coats parents? His wife was Elizabeth Hart. Some people I have seen have Wilson W Coats as his father & Catherine Celia Ruyle as his mother, but I haven't seen any sources cited.
This is what I have..
Birth circa 1807 in North Carolina
Death 1 May 1893 in Missouri, United States
Birth 1812 in Big Flat Creek, Bedford, Tennessee
Death Dec 1859 in Bado, Texas, Missouri
|Hooked On Family||Cleo and Mabel Muench|
I don't see a public thank you for your photo of Cleo and Mabel Muench's gravestone in Ogden. She was my grandma's niece and I remember her visiting. If I didn't send it before, let me thank you now for the nice photo!!!
|Beth Bailey||RE: Coyle Tombstones|
You are welcome for the pictures...
glad we could do it for you.I also put up a memorial for Irene.C.Coyle,baby daughter of James & Gertrude.If you'd like,I'd be more then happy to transfer her to you as she is no relation to me.I just put up a memorial for her because she didn't have one & I feel everyone should be remembered.In the picture of the family Name, did you notice the headstone behind it w/the name "APLAND"?
I "think" the Margaret.M.(Coyle)Apland
"might" be the daughter of James & Gertrude ???
I'm really not sure maybe it is something you can look into ? As for the snow...there was about 4" & it was a tad on the cold side but being from
New England (Maine)the cold & snow doesn't really faze me so to speak.OH !!! Irene's # 102142850
Let me know if you want me to transfer her,ok?
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours,
|B.J. Waters||Rosehill Cemetery|
I couldn't help notice the message you left for one of my local Findagrave friends regarding the "rule" by the owners of Rosehill that no photography is allowed. That is the most absurd thing I've ever heard regarding cemeteries. So I googled the name and sure enough, it is owned by "Dignity". Many gravers on this site have had problems with Dignity owned cemeteries. I've read horror stories on the Findagrave Forums. If their office is not open on Sunday, maybe you could try getting photos on that day only. Maybe you could pose as a relative over the phone to get the location, then go when no one is around.
We have a cemetery nearby in Compton (Angeles Abbey) and the manager caught me taking photos and he was afraid I was going to commit voter fraud! I had a good laugh at his expense.
Anyway, good luck with Rosehill. There is always a way around those rules. For one, you have the law on your side. The law does not forbid photography in any public cemetery, as far as I know. You can always say that you are "a representative of the family, attempting to document and photograph the gravesites of all family members" trying to sound as official as you can.
Thank you very much for your time and effort in taking these photos.
Added by Jeff on Nov 05, 2012 9:44 AM
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