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Jaxson50 (#48300487)
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My family tree includes Hollenbeck, Miller, Davis, Aldrich, Jackson, Couch, Mannon, so far I have only learned so very little.
I live in the Boise, Idaho area, and would be glad to take request to find graves and photograph them for other members.
I have only been a member a short time but I am so impressed by the work you folks do.
God Bless.
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Steven Michael
Empire Pioneer Cemetery
Dear Jaxson50

My name is Steven Michael. I live in Coos Bay Oregon...about 2 miles away from the Empire Pioneer Cemetery.

I recently did a research project blog for the city of Coos Bay regarding 8 unique cemeteries in Coos County. The Empire Pioneer Cemetery did not make the list, not because it wasn't interesting, but because it has a dark political cloud over it.

Why I am writing you, is because I recently was able to do some investigating in the densely overgrown cemetery. What we found, we photographed. One of the Headstones we found leaning up against a tree, and most likely not in its original location belongs to JJ Jackson. The name and dates were very legible.

A buddy of mine, looking for a relative of his, took a cell phone image of the headstone and he recently posted on the Find-A-Grave page for JJ Jackson.

I also took pics with my camera in a professional manner.

I am working on a research project with the Empire Pioneer Cemetery, and trying to document what is actually left within the cemetery. Finding your relatives headstone still intake was a great find! At some point we want to propose a way to preserve it...but right now we are just in the documenting stages of what is left.

Currently, we have found 8 headstones, 5 of which are legible to know who the headstone belongs to.

A preservation plan will be created, but we have a lot of hurtles to cross considering the land in which the cemetery is on now belongs to the Coos Indian Tribe, and they are very difficult to work with especially when it comes to this cemetery.

In the future we may need your help in preserving JJ Jackson's headstone. But, until then, I would LOVE to get as much information as I can about JJ when we go and plea our case to protect what is there, we will be able to give the headstone "a name or face" or a personality of who the stone belongs to

I would also like to send you an actual photo of the headstone, if you would like it.

My name is Steven Michael, and I hope you can help us, in turn we can help you.

My email address is
my cell number is 541-808-7446

Hope to hear from you very soon.

Added by Steven Michael on Jun 02, 2015 1:06 AM
Steve Burton
problem in San Luis Obispo
I am a Find A Grave volunteer like you are. I am doing this to save you time and disappointment.
Sadly, there is absolutely NO cooperation from the San Luis Cemetery with Find A Grave volunteers. I was threatened with the police by the owner of the SL Cemetery, just talking to him over the phone. No volunteers have claimed a request in over 18 months. However, there has been great success with the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. You can request a photo of the grave stone(s) for whom you are looking by doing the following; and they will respond promptly:

Address your email to
Put in the subject line
San Luis Cemetery Headstone photo

Give them the name and birth and death dates, or as much as you know. Ask them to send a picture of the headstone, and tell them how you are related or what your interest is in this person. They will appreciate that. This information may only be used in genealogical research. They will respond to you within a day or two.
I have checked the data base for you and found that those you are seeking DO have headstones.
They will send you the photo as an attachment to email. They took photos of the thousands of headstones they indexed in 2009 and 2010. They photographed virtually all headstones that could be deciphered. Everyone, who was buried there before 2009-2010, and who has a headstone, has a picture of their headstone in the database of the Genealogical Society. The society will respond to individuals, but prefers not to send pictures in bulk to Find A Grave volunteers. They also have not made an agreement to download their data to the Find A Grave servers.
I will ask that the request be removed, now that you have a very reliable and quick way to achieve your goal. If there is any problem, please let me know.
As a reference here is the website for the index. I have checked the index myself and found that a headstone exists for this person.
Best wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Feb 18, 2014 9:23 PM
Hi If you'd like me to transfer them to you go to the memorial and click EDIT under Suggest OTHER correction you'll get a text box .. Send a message like "This is my grandmother, could you please transfer to me" (You have to list the relationship) Thanks!!
Added by KChaffeeB on Feb 06, 2014 5:35 AM
Margaret Jackson
I went ahead and transferred her to you. She should be with family....
Added by famhistrylvr on Jan 03, 2014 10:06 PM

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