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CatheaC (#47339429)
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too (2010) here in central Oklahoma. I took all the small cemeteries in Canadian County and some in Kingfisher County. Now that there are so many volunteers with cell phones, I have given up.

Now I am working in conjunction with my cousins in Indiana and Green County Kentucky to add memorials and photographs to the thousands of old cemeteries there.

(August 2015) - Currently, Mark McCrady and I are working on a JOHNSON COUNTY INDIANA OBIT PROJECT with Lois Johnson, Johnson County INGenWeb Coordinator.

THANK YOU to all of you who have posted the many old obits I have sent you. There are so many other obits we have found that would be of great interest to family and genealogists, but we are not getting cooperation from several owners.

If you have family who died and/or are buried in Johnson County Indiana, check out the web page where Lois is placing all of these obits.

If you have sent an edit on the "suggest any other correction" and I don't comply within a day or two - please send to my email. I am not getting these requests thru the system all the time.

NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.

Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.

1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!! If you don't know how to turn it, ask me and I will try to help.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Roberta DeBoor
James Jones
Thank you so very much for the has been posted to his memorial.
Added by Roberta DeBoor on Aug 29, 2015 12:02 PM
Mike Porter
John Drake
Thanks for the info. I added it to his bio.
Added by Mike Porter on Aug 24, 2015 2:06 PM
Mike Porter
Gideon Drake
Thanks for the info. i added it to his bio.
Added by Mike Porter on Aug 17, 2015 10:20 AM
Ellie Sparks
Rachel Prewett Weddle
Thank you so very much for sending Rachel's obituary. I am always so happy to add info to my database. Are you related to the Weddle's?
Ellie Sparks
Added by Ellie Sparks on Aug 10, 2015 10:06 AM
JoAnn Dechant
Fres Berger
Dear CatheaC,
Thank you for the photo you posted of the Berger stone.
This is my Aunt and Uncle from my Mothers side.
Thank you for helping many of us see the stones of our families.
Jo Ann CARMAN Dechant
Added by JoAnn Dechant on Aug 06, 2015 2:01 AM
Carole Whittemore
James Bennett
Another outstanding Memorial in honor of Civil War veteran, James Bennett. So appreciative of your additional information on him!
Carole Whittemore
Added by Carole Whittemore on Aug 04, 2015 12:50 PM
Carole Whittemore
Abram Bergen
Your request is now completed. Again, thank you for all the loving work you do on ancestry to make these Memorials so inviting that more people will become interested!
Carole Whittemore
Added by Carole Whittemore on Aug 04, 2015 10:49 AM
RE: vincent roach
You're very welcome. Glad I could help out.

Added by NLColes on Aug 03, 2015 10:37 AM
Cindy S Munson
RE: Needam
I'm having the same problem. I go to the library every day and research old obits to post on my memorial and if I come across others and I get those too. They have are so much information in them.
Where are you getting yours? I was in Surry Co.NC recently but didn't have time to do research.
Added by Cindy S Munson on Aug 02, 2015 9:56 AM
Lydia Adkins Simpson
RE: elmore families
THANK YOU------apparently and sadly, that cemetery shows no record of the wife who was my great-Grandma, HENRIETTA HETTIE TOWNE(TOWN). THANK you so much for your assistance and I got copies of the photos. I am going to try my utmost to get to the cemetery in the next few weeks!! ANY HELP YOU OFFER IS ALWAYS ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED
Added by Lydia Adkins Simpson on Aug 02, 2015 8:42 AM
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