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Patsy1945 (#48212232)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Los Angeles, moving to a very small town of 1,100 in southern Oregon in 2001.

My grandparents and aunts were of the old school of family historians, long before the internet made it so easy. "Grave Walking", as we called it, was a big part of their research. I spent many a summer or week-end walking old cemeteries with an aunt or grandparent. Each headstone or monument told stories that collectively had a story of lives over decades of time. I was amazed at the stories contained within these old cemeteries. Famine, disease and war taking the lives of so many of the same family, stories told ONLY on the amazing grave markers.

Now retired, I am able to spend my time fulfilling the wishes of my great aunts, great grandparents by continuing their research and making sure our children and theirs know our "stories".

I am no longer able to "Grave Walk" through an old cemetery but am fortunate to be able to let my fingers do most of the walking for me, especially with the help of the internet.

All of us family researchers have the same goal. It would be selfish not to record our families history in some way, either through our own research or that of others creating a memorial at Find A Grave.

"From a purely practical standpoint, if you don't pass on your life experience by leaving a legacy, the wisdom you've gained through decades of difficult learning will disappear as your physical body wears out. (unknown author)"
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RE: Bottorff Photo's
Hi Patsy, I just noticed the poor quality picture I took of Wilson Bottorff's stone. I will take a better picture next time I visit Blue Point and replace the other one.

Mary Maxwell
Added by MaryWMax on Aug 05, 2016 4:05 PM
RE: Bottorff Photo's
Hi Patsy,
I'm glad you liked the pictures. I tried to find Mary Bottorff as well. There is an older stone located between the other 4 Bottorffs that has fallen over on the ground and is face down on the ground. Since I didn't find Mary anywhere in the cemetery, this could be her stone. I'll look for Mary again next time that I go to Blue Point Cemetery.

Mary Maxwell
Added by MaryWMax on Aug 05, 2016 3:48 PM
John F Busey
Patsy, went out and took a better photo and posted it. Let me know if you want to keep the old one. BJ
Added by B J on Jul 20, 2016 8:57 PM
RE: John F Busey
So you are related. That's great. As I am not would you like to take over the care of his memorial? BJ
Added by B J on Jul 18, 2016 6:17 PM
John F Busey
Patsy, thanks so much for the edits for John. Those older military markers just do not share enough information. Glad you were able to find my trail of breadcrumbs to find him. Are you related? BJ
Added by B J on Jul 18, 2016 10:09 AM
RE: Getty photos
Hi Patsy: You're very welcome. I'm always glad to help someone with a photo of their loved one whenever possible. It's getting a little harder to do that in California as many of the cemeteries are no longer cooperating with us. That's when I started taking photographs and making memorials. In that way, I know where the memorials I made are located and now can at least help people find their loved ones in that way. Chris
Added by macso on Jun 28, 2016 8:00 AM
Bottorff Photos at Bluepoint Cemetery
I was unable to fulfill your photo request for Morrison Bottorff and Mary Bottorff at Blue Point Cemetery today. I found there are several Bottorff family stones. Several are very difficult to read. I took a few pictures anyway. On one stone I could make out the name Felix and on the other I could make out Anna Belle and Charles. I would be happy to send the pictures to you if you'd like to see them.
Mary Maxwell
Added by MaryWMax on Jun 03, 2016 8:56 PM
Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Chalfont Family Photo's
You're very welcome!
Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on May 31, 2016 1:33 PM
Steve Kukuk
Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, OK
You asked if Mary Lewis could be the husband of Sgt James P.A. Lewis. It would appear that they were husband and wife. Cemetery records show that Mary Jo Lewis is buried in H,10,A,1 and James P.A. is buried in H,10,A,2 -- the next space. Also, both spaces were purchased by Mrs. J P A Lewis. The cemetery record lists Mary Jo's burial date as 06/26/1914. James PA's burial date is listed as 02/25/1914 while the Memorial lists his death as Feb 23, 1924. I will try to get a photo of the headstone when I'm at the cemetery.
Steve Kukuk.
Added by Steve Kukuk on May 29, 2016 9:05 PM
Linda Berney
I will scan the obit and send it to the email address on your home page.
Added by Linda Berney on Apr 06, 2016 5:20 PM
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