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wmc (#48181639)
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I became interested in FindaGrave when curious about graves of famous composers and musicians, celebrities, and other noted individuals. Now I'm also using it to learn more about my ancestors. I've also adopted taking grave site photos as a hobby and am enjoying visiting so many lovely cemeteries.

I was born in East St. Louis, IL, spent elementary, junior high, and high school years in Fairview Heights (IL) and O'Fallon (IL). I attended McKendree College (Lebanon, IL), William Jewel College (Liberty, MO), Webster University (St. Louis, MO), Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), University of Illinois (Urbana, IL), and private piano study in Lebanon (IL), London (England), and Paris (France).

Please DO NOT POST another photo of a gravestone if I have already posted one unless I have not included the entire grave stone. I always post photos of the complete grave stone and the plot area (if available and applicable). If you are a family member who has photos of your own to post for a memorial, please advise so I may remove my photos to make room for your photos.

I take each photo I post to Find a Grave. Please DO NOT USE any of my photos without asking permission and providing the website where you intend to use my photo.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Messages left for wmc (43)[Leave Message]
Scotty P
Helen L Bloxam Schloton
Hi Thanks for the Transfers.

Scott P
Added by Scotty P on Mar 16, 2015 5:28 AM
Don Cloyd
RE: Use of Photo of Cloyd Cemetery
Thanks Bill
I just did. It may get rejected like the others I added that were from a 2001 major clean-up restoration project.
Added by Don Cloyd on Feb 21, 2015 9:39 AM
Don Cloyd
RE: Use of Photo of Cloyd Cemetery
Thank Bill,

I hate to ask... but how?
I did not see an e-mail for you and No attachment option under messages

sorry for asking
Added by Don Cloyd on Feb 20, 2015 3:24 PM
Don Cloyd
Use of Photo of Cloyd Cemetery
Hello WMC,

My name is Don Cloyd.. my GG & GGG grandfathers area interred in the Cloyd Cemetery.

I am hoping you will or allow me to update the photo that you took on Sept. 22, 2013 to reflect that is was taken after an Eagle Scout project.

I can send you the photo if you wish.
Thank you

Don Cloyd
Added by Don Cloyd on Feb 20, 2015 2:05 PM
Request your permission for photo use
wmc, thank you for all you do for us seekers.

May I have your permission to use your headstone photos of the people below in my family tree on Ancestry and my family tree in Legacy which is only on the computers of myself and family members?

All of these are buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Angelina Metzger, 120892266
Joseph Metzger, 120892318
Mary Knotts Metzger, 133504280

Thank you again for your help.
Added by Nameseeker on Feb 07, 2015 11:57 AM
Carol Tilton
John J Cummins
Calvary Cemetery - Springfield, Sangamon Co., Il
Find A Grave Memorial #119788154

John J Cummins was the son of Mathew Cummins (d. 5/11/1916 age 65y) and Bridget Coady (d 11/6/1913 age 58 y) of Inch, Co Carlow, Ireland. They are buried along with John's brother Simon (d 10/16/1954 age 76 y) in St. Patrick's Churchyard in Ballymurphy.

"Co. Carlow Tombstone Inscriptions" Volume 3, St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Ballymurphy, Co. Carlow. "Cummins. This is a large white marble Celtic Cross. It has a leaf design on the wheel and floral designs on the arms and shaft. The letters I.H.S. in interwoven strapwork are in the centre of the cross. In loving memory of Bridget Cummins, alias Coady of Inch, who died Nov 6th 1913, aged 58 years. Also her husband Mathew Cummins died May 11th 1916, aged 65 years. Also their sons, Simon, died Oct 6th 1954, aged 76 years. John J. died in U.S.A. March 5th 1957, aged 65 years. Erected by her husband and children. Left Side: Also Annie Cummins nee Fogarty died 10th Sept 1969, aged 76 years. Christy Cummins died in U.S.A. 14th Sept 1966 aged 70 years. Walter Cummins died U.S.A. 10th April 1960, aged 75 years. Right Side: Also James Cummins died 20th May 1972, aged 83 years.

Mathew Cummins was my husband's great uncle

I would appreciate it if you would add a bio to your memorial. I would also like to have permission to add to my Ancestry file, your lovely photos of Cummins family tombstones.
Added by Carol Tilton on Jan 18, 2015 1:39 PM
George Paul Farris
Request for Permission
Dear WMC:

Thank you for all the work you do in preserving history. I'd very much appreciate your permission to use your photograph of the Yocom-Cooper obelisk you posted on Find A Grave Memorial# 68213268.

The intended use is for our family record for my cousin Margaret, and her husband, GW. Of course, I am pleased to make attribution to you. If you grant my request please let me know how you wish it to read.

Happy new year,
Added by George Paul Farris on Jan 17, 2015 9:11 AM
marker photos at Mt Pulaski
Hello, I only just now noticed that you uploaded grave marker photos for Della and Frank Gobleman (my g-grandfather's brother) at Mt Pulaski cemetery. Really nice work on those and your time and courtesy in doing so is much appreciated.
Thanks so much!
Added by Jami on Dec 19, 2014 4:18 PM
Kristi Jonaitis Blankenship
Jonaitis Memorials - Calvary Cemetery - Springfield, IL
Could you please transfer the following memorials to me:
Joseph Jonaitis #132000592
Mary Jonaitis #132000631
Browning Jonaitis #132010224
Christena Jonaitis #132010251

Joseph and Mary are my ggrandparents and Browning and Christena are my grandparents.

Added by Kristi Jonaitis Blankensh... on Dec 16, 2014 11:51 AM
Barbara Auer
Sent to Find A Grave to merge. Too many people that won't add obits, easier to do it this way. thanks, Kay
Added by kpet on Nov 18, 2014 8:32 AM
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