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Rick Elwood (#47816069)
 member for 3 years, 6 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I have found memorials, many with photos of gravestones, for many of my ancestors on this site. I have used the Photo Requests feature to see the gravestones for other relatives as well. The members and volunteer photographers have responded wonderfully!
I think this is such a wonderful resource, for a lot of reasons. I am delighted to be able to volunteer as well by fulfilling Photo Requests of nearby cemeteries, when time allows, from people just like me and you who would not be able to see the grave sites of their relatives or loved ones otherwise.
By creating a memorial, I am more than willing and delighted to maintain it until a family member would like to take over the responsibility.

I do not make duplicate memorials on purpose, but sometimes they just happen; and I will delete mine as soon as notified.
Please do not ask me to delete my older memorial because you didn't spend the time to see if one was already created. I am sorry your memorial may have more information, pictures, etc., but these are Find-A-Grave rules and I happen to agree with them.

I transfer memorials using Find A Grave guidelines:
"Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."
For family members out of the guidelines I will gladly make corrections or add more info. PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right side of the memorial to send the information and memorial numbers for links and transfer requests.

Please use the "EDIT" tab on any memorial page. I try to be very prompt and am happy to work with you on multiple memorials and information. Thanks for your understanding.

If you find any erroneous information or broken links, please let me know so we can correct those too. If you want me to add links, please put the memorial number in your request. PLEASE make requests through the EDIT button in top right corner of memorial and the "Suggest a Correction" option.

I authorize anybody to use the photos I have posted for personal use. They are of the highest resolution FAG will allow.

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Messages left for Rick Elwood (224)[Leave Message]
Lorraine Smith
Baltzo & Gail Ohara
Thank you very much Rick. You have helped preserve the records for my father & sister. I am local & attended their funerals but never returned while able. Now I am disabled & travel by this computer! My family is researched every winter so I just found your summer work. Feels like the sun came out today. This gardener is so pleased. . .
Added by Lorraine Smith on Nov 16, 2015 1:21 PM
kelli mayer
RE: Stocker
You are very welcome
Added by kelli mayer on Nov 11, 2015 5:33 AM
Cathie Neumiller
Stringer transfer
Hi Rick - I'm requesting transfer to me of my great grandfather Sidney Breeze Stringer's (108642023) page. Thanks so much! Cathie
Added by Cathie Neumiller on Oct 19, 2015 5:56 PM
Paul Everitt
RE: Alva Swadener
Hi Rick, Just saw this today. Have been working on a project to get the pix for unphoto'd memorials at Monroe IOOF. Saw that you had posted this one and that the request was withdrawn. O.K. with that, doesn't matter who gets the photo on as long as the job gets done. While on Floral Hills stuff and adding a photo there to one previously without, I found a duplicate memorial and will send a note on the edit form for you.
Added by Paul Everitt on Sep 14, 2015 11:26 AM
David Penman
Alva Earl Swadener, Sr.
Since I am the manager of his memorial, I am unable to make a request for anything to you from that memorial. If there is a way, I don't know what it is.
Added by David Penman on Sep 09, 2015 2:29 PM
David Penman
Alva Earl Swadener, Sr.
Thanks for deleting your duplicate memorial. Could you please add the gravestone photo to his updated memorial. 54610708


David Penman
Added by David Penman on Sep 06, 2015 10:54 PM
David Penman
Alva Earl Swadener, Sr.
Thanks for deleting your duplicate memorial. Could you please add the gravestone photo to his updated memorial. 54610708


David Penman
Added by David Penman on Sep 06, 2015 9:10 PM
in memory of grandma
John Ellis "Jack" Hardesty
Thanks for adding an obituary, and adding my info on his ancestors (and so quickly!).
Added by in memory of grandma on Sep 02, 2015 4:52 PM
Gerald & Marguerite Tornga
Thank-you very much for creating a memorial for my Uncle Gerald and Aunt Marguerite on Find A Grave. They lived in Seattle, Washington and I'm in Michigan, so I will probably never be able to visit the cemetery they are buried at. I really appreciate that you have transfered their memorials to me. I will take very good care of them. Thanks you so much for all you do on Find A Grave.
Added by Jan on Aug 28, 2015 7:47 PM
D.E. Losey
Richard Losey plus other Losey
Hi Rick,
Thank you so very much for your time spent in taking and posting the photo of Richard Allen Losey Sr.; Richard Allen Losey, Jr.; Lawrence Losey, and Charlotte Losey headstones for me. It is greatly appreciated.
D.E.Losey #47377966
Added by D.E. Losey on Aug 27, 2015 6:00 PM
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