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Dean Knudsen (#47343645)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 22 days
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I am a museum curator for the Department of the Interior with an interest in the Civil War on the frontier. I am currently tracking down the final resting places of as many men of the 7th Iowa Cavalry Regiment, which served along the Oregon Trail during the Civil War. Thanks to Find-A-Grave I have been able to get photos of 900 of these veteran graves - and only have 700 more to go as of April 25, 2012.
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 • 10 Memorials Added
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 • 13 Photo Requests
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Judy Young
RE: James Robinson grave
You are welcome for the photo. No it is not very much trouble to located the site. I get a print out of the lot from the office where each person is buried at with grave number. Once locate a person or two that does have a monument it is a matter of look at the map and find out where the individual is according to that. Step it off it there are several without monuments. I have some experience at it now. When I first started taking those photos the lady in the office brought out a print out and showed me how to find the person. And they also have north, south, etc. on each. There were stones close to James and Joseph Robinson who is beside him. Takes longer when I am in the public grounds and the stones are very few and far between. It was a very pretty day. We had 72 degrees. Most enjoyable to be outside.
Added by Judy Young on Mar 11, 2014 8:14 AM
Nancy Meadows
RE: James Andrews marker
Glad I could help!
Added by Nancy Meadows on Nov 09, 2013 7:21 PM
RE: Eli Avery
So sorry it wasn't a successful result. Pat
Added by Pat on Sep 27, 2013 8:05 PM
Gary Smith
RE: Solomon Hamersley
Hi, Dean, I don't remember that I read your message, nor replied, so yes indeed, use the picture.
--- Happy hunting, Gary Smith
Added by Gary Smith on Sep 27, 2013 5:22 PM
Troy G.
RE: Hays marker photo
You're welcome. Sorry it's not the best picture; had my family there trying to cover the cemetery. We didn't make it, so we'll be going back. Will try to get a better photo.
Added by Troy G. on Sep 19, 2013 8:54 AM
Cat Pillow
RE: Wm Fairburn grave
There is one other civil war marker where they set the old marker in cement the new marker stands up. Looks pretty neat I will take a picture of it.
Added by Cat Pillow on Sep 04, 2013 7:13 PM
Cat Pillow
RE: Wm Fairburn grave
I planned on going back up on thursday. I had some other things I need to check out.
Added by Cat Pillow on Sep 04, 2013 1:16 PM
Cat Pillow
RE: Wm Fairburn grave
I found him in the book so he is there. Unforuatenly a lot of grave markers have been broken off by vandals. I have to go back up I think I overlooked something. I will give it a second look. One of the other photo requsters is a mormon. She found a couple of scouts looking for an eagle scout project. Hopefully it will be restored.

Added by Cat Pillow on Sep 03, 2013 2:31 PM
Bill and Denise
RE: Acey (or Asa) Gipe
He is listed in Cemetery #4 but without a location. We did not see a headstone either. If he was a veteran, the VA should give him a headstone.

This is the listing that shows he is buried in CC#4.

Bill and Denise
Added by Bill and Denise on Sep 02, 2013 11:05 AM
Ann Z
RE: Benj Smith
You're welcome. You could check with other cemeteries in the area.
Added by Ann Z on Aug 24, 2013 5:59 PM
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