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Donald Specht (#47676383)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 8 days
Eileen Sage
Frank & Anna McGraw
Donald,
Thank you kindly for another great headstone photo. Your headstone photos are top-notch!

Eileen Sage

Added by Eileen Sage on Oct 15, 2016 8:30 AM

THStew
Harmon Terrill family - fairfield
Don,

Thanks for the pictures. Interestingly, middle daughter Ellen Orpha married into the Hinchey family in Gates. Her home on Hinchey Road is now the headquarters of the Gates Historical Society.

Regards,
Tom

Added by THStew on Jul 18, 2016 4:46 PM

THStew
RE: Adams family
Don,

In the 1910 census Carrie Rann was still on the farm, living with her aunt Eliza A. (Terrill) Keyes, your memorial #161021508 (her mother had died that January). By 1920 she had moved to the house in the village. There is a nice Windsor chair in our family that is said to have come from Vermont, left by Carrie to Minnie Adams.

Tom

Added by THStew on May 06, 2016 6:33 AM

THStew
Adams family
Don,

If you look at the 1872 map you see J Adams on lot 49, on that little road along the creek that is now a hiking trail in the park. My mom took me there once to see the cellar hole. The old Niles place (now Springdale Farm) is lot 63. On the 1924 map you can see Milo, Elmer, Myron, and Earl Adams on lots 62, 63, and parts of 49 and 75. I have some old photos of the house on Hubble Street if you are interested.

Thanks again for your photos.

T Stewart

Added by THStew on May 02, 2016 7:37 PM

Beverly Keicher
Eugenia E Ring Stryker
I am the granddaughter of Eugenia and I am wondering where you found the wonderful photo of her. Thank you,
Beverly Baker Keicher
Midland, MI

Added by Beverly Keicher on Apr 09, 2015 3:34 PM

THStew
Methodore Stone - East Sweden Cem.
Donald,

Thank you so much for finding the fragment of that old gravestone. I suppose the other pieces are strewn about under the grass or tossed into the corners of the cemetery. Your photograph may have just rescued that monument from obscurity.

Regards,
Tom

Added by THStew on Aug 26, 2014 5:25 PM

HowMar
Brigham
Don,
I have family Bible records for Sarah BRIGHAM (not Bingham) and it is very clear that she died April 15, 1844. I agree that Samuel BRIGHAM should be April 7,1777. Thanks for the information.

Added by HowMar on Jun 03, 2013 10:11 AM

HowMar
THANKS
Thanks for the photo of Samuel Brigham. I have been working on the Adams family (he married Sally Adams) for decades. When I was at the cemetery years ago I didn't know her husband's name. It is a good thing you do for folks like me who are on the opposite side of the country.

Added by HowMar on Jun 01, 2013 3:08 AM

Desert Wind
RE: Bruce Kevin Clark
Hi Don -- Thank you for your reply.

Yes, please let me know if there is change in his marker status. That would be great.

On the plot information should I add the GAR information in there? Or just VII-A?

Yes, I understand about the snow. Not a problem in my neck of the woods. We can only hope to get some snow. Any precip is welcome here :)

Thank you again! -- Laurel

Added by Desert Wind on Sep 20, 2012 7:55 PM

Desert Wind
Bruce Kevin Clark
Hello Donald -- Thank you very much for the photo.

It has been several months, so I thought there would be a permanent marker by now. Most military markers only take 2-4 weeks. Perhaps the family ordered something else. I am sorry to put you to all of this trouble.

Is this a cemetery that you visit often? If it is, and you happen to notice that a permanent marker has been installed, please let me know and I will place another photo request.

Do you have the plot information so that I may add it?

Again, thank you -- Laurel

Added by Desert Wind on Sep 18, 2012 5:39 PM

Janet Muff
Hydes and Hayfords
Don,

Thank you so much. The photographs are beautiful, and I'm very, very grateful that you found Sabrina (Smalley) Hyde's stone. We've been looking for her for a long time.

A cemetery pal - Stephen Smith - gave me two photography tips a few years ago and they've revolutionized how I photograph old stones. They've made such a different that I'm retaking all my older photos. But having the tips and knowing what's possible makes me the sort of person who can easily look gift horses in the mouth. I appreciate when people take photographs on my behalf, but when the photos are abysmal it's all I can do not to say: "Why did you bother to take this photo? It's just a gray blob." For that reason - because it brings out the worst in me - I rarely make requests.

So what a thrill to see great photographs!!! Thank you very, very much.

Janet Muff

Added by Janet Muff on Feb 07, 2012 2:53 PM

THStew
Levi True
Donald,

Again, thanks for adding the second photo. (It's too bad that Find A Grave doesn't notify people when photos are added to their memorials. Luckily I only have a small number so I can keep my eye on them.)

Are you the same Donald Specht who compiled that wonderful database, "Persons Buried in Ogden?". If so then I want to congratulate you for that massive accomplishment. It has proven useful time and time again as I try to answer questions about my numerous ancestors and cousins from that area.

Tom

Added by THStew on Jan 07, 2012 7:45 AM

THStew
RE: Levi True
Donald,

Thanks for posting the striking photograph of Deacon Levi True's gravestone. I'll make a note regarding his first wife.

Do you have more maple grove images? I have created memorials for about 20 people there and they all need photos.

T Stewart

Added by THStew on Jan 06, 2012 3:02 AM

 
 

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