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Rebecca McIntosh (#48241877)
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Bio Photo Robert is my husband & partner in FaG. We focus on helping others and photographing cemeteries. Every memorial represents a life and has meaning. The "dash" between birth and death dates is who they were. We don't know most of these people, some may have been unkind or done bad things, we have no idea, so we create the memorials - in earthly death all are equal.

There are some that are extra special to us so if you have time to visit and leave a flower for the any/all of the following, much obliged;
'becca's sister, Dona Whitaker, born Aug 24 1944, died Oct 2 2015
'becca's mum, Margaret Hood, born Aug 15 1923, died Oct 3 1967
'beccas best mate, Woodstock, died Sep 15 2013
Robert's mum, Nan Hulme, died Dec 27 2011
Robert's brother, Malcolm, died Sep 7 1998

Also, Robert Duran, unknown to us in any way except through FaG, sponsored 'becca's mothers' memorial! How kind. He is missing his daughter Deanna Duran and some flowers for her would be appreciated.

I am an American living in Australia and all of my family is in USA except one daughter who came to Oz with me. I am the only child of my parents. They both had siblings, one died as an infant and the other a young child. I do have older sisters that were born of our mother. My family names are Kiffmeyer, LaZebnick, Quinn, Hood, Koch, Courtwright (Cortwright), Bowhanan (Buchanan) and the family comes from Ohio: Price Hill, New Richmond, Reading, and from Pennsylvania: Dingman Ferry, Milford, Pike County and Stroudsburg. European countries include County Tyrone, Ireland, Scotland, England, Prussia and Alsace-Lorraine France/Germany. I can trace my family back to 1760 through the Quinns to County Tyrone, to the Revolutionary War through Buchanan (DAR), the Civil War through Koch and working on the Mayflower with Courtwright (Cortwright) Bishop and Hood (or Houth or Hod).My husband's family names are McIntosh, Johnson (Johnston) on the paternal side and that side of the family has been in Oz for at least 3 generations, coming from Scotland to Australia. The maternal side of the family is Hulme and Dodgson from Stockport, England. He is first generation Australian on his mother's side. We have found many of his relatives, even some live ones he didn't know about through Find A Grave! Any family work we do in Australia is his family and has no connection to my family... maybe if we both go back far enough in Scotland or England?

We are happy to photograph in Victoria, Australia, as we like to travel so don't hesitate to ask for other places, even obscure ones. We are trying to preserve some precious bits of history that could be lost forever, especially in the older cemeteries. In Australia, "Cremated remains" memorials are dismantled after 25 years if "perpetual care" wasn't purchased (family can collect them or the cemetery will dispose of them) or you can pay the cost of perpetual care at today's prices! When we photograph we try to give a "big picture" and take as detailed a photo of stones or markers. When there is no marker, we photograph the site to give those searching a feel for the plot and we try to take photos on either side as markers. There may also be additional people buried in graves with others but not all names are on the marker. We will create memorials for anyone buried in the photo requested grave and transfer them to keep families together. We were working primarily on Springvale, Cheltenham Pioneer and Cheltenham Memorial but will dabble in other cemeteries as needed (eg. Mathoura Pioneer and Mathoura Lawn).

If memorials are damaged or unreadable we try to piece things together or transcribe as best we can. Photographing stones on overcast days is best but not always possible. A dust brush, cloth and water to clean off stones is good as well as a wet rag and dirt is invaluable on a carved stone that has faded. We will get you the best photo we can and if you don't like it, let us know so we can try again.

NB: Our photos are not be be used elsewhere without permission or even on other FaG memorials. We are happy to work with you and only consider it a courtesy to ask!

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pike

Thanks for letting us help you :-)
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Russell Rookwood
Sorry, but there is no headstone for Charles Russell.
Added by Stombell on Aug 21, 2016 12:37 AM
RE: Roberta Hunt at Forest Cemetery
No headstones are very frustrating and disappointing, especially when trying to fulfill a photo request! It's sad for me to post a photo of a grave site with no headstone, but, it is what it is. Sorry to disappoint, but thanks for the acknowledgement. sjmohr
Added by sjmohr on Aug 02, 2016 8:09 AM
Paul R
RE: 124971521 Pvt Fred Wilson
By the way... you can delete edits you have sent others if they haven't been processed by going to the 'Edits' tab and select 'Edits that I have sent that are pending'. It will show all the edits you have sent that are waiting. Delete the ones you no longer want.

I was too fast in this case.
Added by Paul R on Jul 31, 2016 2:18 PM
Paul R
RE: 124971521 Pvt Fred Wilson
I have already accepted them so would you please submit new edits to 'fix' the memorial.

Added by Paul R on Jul 31, 2016 10:50 AM
Robyn Elliott
Francis Abe's Grave Pics
Many thanks for getting these pics for me Rebecca. appreciate it very much.

Added by Robyn Elliott on Jul 29, 2016 12:59 AM
BM Green
Hello Rebecca
Thank you for your time and effort to get this photo for me. It is appreciated very much.
Kind regards,
Added by PeterS1945 on Jul 28, 2016 7:54 PM
Ron M
Mary Ann Shaw @ Geelong Eastern
Hi Rebecca,
Re your photo request for Mary Ann Shaw at Geelong Eastern Cemetery. She is the same Shaw grave that we have been adding photos to recently. Unfortunately she is not mentioned on the grave stone. It is a 4 sided grave stone but there are only inscriptions on 2 of the sides.

I have taken a couple of shots from a bit further away to get a different view of the Shaw grave and posted those on her memorial. I also took a shot of Charles August Foster Shaw's grave stone which is right next door to the Shaw grave. His headstone is almost impossible to read though.

Did you know that this grave is only a few steps away from the very first burial at Geelong Eastern Cemetery in 1839. Interesting stuff!

Added by Ron M on Jul 23, 2016 11:56 PM
Jennifer Beahan
RE: Re: Chegwin Kelso Fry
You're welcome. :-)
Added by Jennifer Beahan on Jul 14, 2016 6:18 AM
George Spadon
RE: Shaw family
No problem Rebecca, already had them on my computer, In fact I think I might have all the marked Shaw headstones in the Eastern Cemetery.
Added by George Spadon on Jul 13, 2016 1:54 AM
R and J
RE: Andrea Lehane
Thanks Becca for your quick edits. I'll keep you in mind if I need information for the Ballarat area.
Added by R and J on Jul 10, 2016 5:52 AM
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