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RE: William J Schmidt
The photo of the straightened marker is on the memorial. There's no grass in front right because they must have dug it up, but it is seeded and by spring it should be back to normal.
Added by Roibeard on Dec 04, 2013 1:07 AM
RE: William J Schmidt
You can probably commission a monument company to fix the B 3 90 stone with other names. You probably couldn't add anything to the William Schmidt marker because that is a military marker. But you can always add another marker with all 3 names on the same plot. That would be in addition to the military marker. I've seen many graves that are of a husband and wife, with a regular marker having both names and the military marker with just the husband's name.
Added by Roibeard on Nov 26, 2013 9:30 AM
RE: William J Schmidt
I'll be happy to retake the shot of the straightened stone and replace the photo that's now there. It was nice of the cemetery to do that. You can make memorials for the others buried there if you like and I can post photos of the plot.
Added by Roibeard on Nov 26, 2013 6:31 AM
RE: William J Schmidt
I fulfill only those requests that either have the plot location information on the memorial or if I happen to see the grave by sheer luck while looking for some other grave. I do not call offices for grave locations because many will not give that info to anyone but family members or charge a fee. Besides, there are enough requests with location info, that I don't need to spend more time finding missing info. Plus, I believe people making requests should do the research and I'll do the photography. My feeling is I will help you if you help me. You find the location and I'll go there and take the photo.

There have been instances where I have asked some requesters to call the cemetery for the information so I can go to the grave, but the requester did nothing. Result: I take a photo of some other request. I cannot understand why some people want photos of graves but won't get the location. Doesn't make sense but it happens. Look at all the requests for Holy Sep and see how many have no location info.

Most cemeteries have maps either online or available in hard copy upon request sometimes for a fee. There is a map of Holy Sep on the Find A Grave page. Click on the link for the other 3 photos and it is the last photo. A good percentage of the headstones in Holy Sep have their location info stamped on them. I just go into a Section, find one with a location mark and start following the trail. Some sections are more difficult than others to find that trail, but that just makes things more interesting.
Added by Roibeard on Nov 04, 2013 12:15 PM
RE: William J Schmidt
Hi, Thanks for the nice words on my Find A Grave work. It is a pleasure to do this.

It's best to ask the cemetery the questions you have. Disinterment is permissible under certain circumstances which the cemetery will explain, but it will probably be expensive having to open up two graves. I did have an occasion where I ordered the body of a predeceased child to be disinterred for reburial with the later deceased parents, so I know it is permissible.

William's grave might not be a double grave, so you might not be able to place Ruth there. That might explain why she wasn't buried there to begin with.

You should also ask the cemetery about putting Ruth's name on Charles's marker. It looks like a government military marker and it might not be allowable to add a non-military person's name to it.

Good luck with everything.

Added by Roibeard on Nov 04, 2013 9:38 AM
RE: William J Schmidt
You're very welcome. I took a photo of a stone at a location in Section 3, Row B Grave 90, which I believe is the one mentioned on Ruth's memorial although it is written B-3-90. The stone at that location is similar to the white military stone on William's grave. I can't read Ruth's name on it but it looks like the name "Charles" is at the top. Could this be her grave? Did she remarry?
Added by Roibeard on Nov 03, 2013 8:06 PM
Maynard Mitchell
Thank you! I added his wife to the photo requests also. Kitty
Added by Kitty on Nov 03, 2013 11:05 AM

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