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WhiteTulips (#47846077)
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Bio Photo Cemeteries have fascinated me since I was a child. Early on, I remember visiting a Russian Orthodox cemetery and being intrigued by the atypical headstones and striking sculpture I discovered. That allure remains with me today. I never tire of exploring an uncrawled graveyard.

Imagine my surprise to learn along the way that I am just one of thousands who are taphophiles. Taphophilia is an interest in or love of graves and cemeteries. I am especially drawn to the memorial art and architecture of cemeteries. My keenest interest is finding and photographing cemetery angels and unusual headstones.

Cemeteries blend remembrance, history and art in a peaceful, but sometimes neglected setting. I believe the past should never be forgotten and we should appreciate the heritage of all graveyards. I encourage all to support your state and/or local community's efforts to save and preserve historical cemeteries.
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betty robinson
Albert/Merringer/Powelson/Robinson connection
I am a descendant of Jennie Merringer, she was a cousin to Flossie. I saw your post on find a grave. Jennie married Melvin Powelson, her daughter, Daisy, was my grandmother. Did you know that Flossie's family came from France? They had to leave because they had noble blood and were at risk of being beheaded. What is you name? My father is living in Minnesota, he is very knowledgeable on history. You may want to speak/write to him, He is 85 and still farming in Long Prairie,MN His father was Marion, and Grandfather, Elmer, and Obed. Obed, and Marion are buried in Wesley Iowa. I like cemeteries too. I walked though one often on my way home from country school in Buffalo MN.You and my dad are probably cousins. Mac and Lousie Wagner use to visit our house. Do you remember them? I hope to hear from you. I am in Wisconsin.

Betty Robinson Holzem
Added by betty robinson on Oct 14, 2014 9:45 AM
RE: Emmaline Bruner
Thanks for getting back to me, not my Emmaline, but somehow probably related =)
Added by Cyndi on Jul 25, 2014 7:09 PM
Emmaline Bruner
You acknowledged her as your Aunt on her memorial, can you tell me who her parents are ? She may be my 1st cousin.
Added by Cyndi on Jul 25, 2014 9:37 AM
Memories From The Mist
RE: Emmaline Huff
You're quite welcome...always glad to help...hope you have a wonderful summer!
Added by Memories From The Mist on May 31, 2014 9:20 AM
Bernice Griffith Knoke
RE: James Mattox
Thanks so much for the information. I will let my friend know. As I enter names at Wright Cemetery, I have found some errors, just in data entry, and hope to correct them.
Added by Bernice Griffith Knoke on Aug 06, 2013 7:10 PM
Bernice Griffith Knoke
James Mattox
My friend at the museum said that (Core)might be his mother's maiden name. He said that James' records show his middle initial as being G. What do you think? I did get a picture of the little monument up against the tree if you would like me to put it up.
Added by Bernice Griffith Knoke on Aug 05, 2013 12:59 PM
Bernice Griffith Knoke
RE: James Mattox
Yes, I saw the Benton County IAGenWeb Project records. I had no idea that that many people were buried at Wright Cemetery. A lot of them don't have markers or they have been on the graves and crumbled. My friend at the museum said that he use to go through there as a boy and play in the woods around the cemetery. He is about 64 so maybe some of them are just gone. He also said that when he was young, the cemetery was overgrown and no one took care of it. The farmer up the lane takes care of it now and does a pretty good job. I want to go out there again and look around by myself and take some more pictures. Will keep you up to date!

Added by Bernice Griffith Knoke on Aug 02, 2013 6:50 PM
Bernice Griffith Knoke
RE: James Mattox
It is a good mystery. I will do some more checking at our museum. My friend is writing a book on country cemeteries around this area. I know that somewhere there must be records of who is buried where. This is interesting because I had the same problem when I was looking for my great grandparents in Plainfield, Iowa. They were in the cemetery, but no monument. I always wondered why a family of means wouldn't have a monument Just strange. I will contact you when I find out something. James has to be here someplace.

Added by Bernice Griffith Knoke on Aug 02, 2013 5:14 PM
Bernice Griffith Knoke
Sarah Emma Fisher Mattox
She is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Belle Plaine, but I still don't see James Mattox.

Added by Bernice Griffith Knoke on Aug 01, 2013 10:30 PM
Bernice Griffith Knoke
James Mattox
I had difficulty finding the Wright Cemetery in Belle Plaine because it goes through a corn field. One of the fellows who volunteers at the Belle Plaine Museum took me to the cemetery and it was so lovely. I didn't find a monument for James; however, I did find one for his wife and a son, Henry. As we were looking around we also found a monument for what looks like a very old stone, maybe a baby, leaning against a tree. I took a picture of that. All it says is "Mattox" and it's very old and little. I just wonder if James might be buried somewhere else. My friend from the museum is writing a book about rural cemeteries so he is going to check around. This is a good mystery and we will keep trying. I did take a picture of the little stone if you would like it and of the monument for Henry and mom.

Added by Bernice Griffith Knoke on Aug 01, 2013 10:27 PM
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