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Diane Bland (#47843579)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 18 days
jane zoll flatter
RE: William and infant of Parker and Ellen C. Prigg
You are welcome. Those stones were both broken due to age, but the cemetery caretaker does a nice job of respectfully keeping things together it seems.

Added by jane zoll flatter on Oct 13, 2014 6:21 PM

Mark McCrady
RE: Ernest and Minnie Langen
You are so welcome, Diane, I was happy to do it!

Added by Mark McCrady on Jul 12, 2014 1:33 PM

Preserving the Past
Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure for me to help in any way that I can when it comes to the Find A Grave memorials listed. I do find a Louisa Keller (seven years of age) in the 1850 census records. (this matches her year of birth as 1843) She is living in Henry County, Indiana with a family named Hasty? Do you think this could be the same Louisa? Henry County is where she married her husband I am wondering if this is her? I am not finding anything on a Phillip or Jane Keller in that area yet...but will continue looking. If I find something I will let you know.
Debbie R.

Added by Preserving the Past on Jun 13, 2014 5:16 PM

Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: Louisa Keller VanWinkle
Love it when it all comes together :)

Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Jun 13, 2014 3:55 PM

Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: Louisa Keller VanWinkle
HI Diane...I just checked and Louisa's memorial only has a birth year of 1843 so I'm a little confused on how you found matching dates for her and William...maybe just an "oopsie" ...the stone doesn't give a date at all just that she was the wife of William Wallace Van Winkle. Wish I could help you more!

Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Jun 04, 2014 1:55 PM

Preserving the Past
I did some research late last night in the census records of 1870, 1880 and 1900. I found that William was a widower in the 1900 census and in the 1880 census he was married to his second wife Sarah, and they had a seven year old son together by the 1880 census. So, it appears from that record that Louisa died before 1873. I found William and Louisa in the 1870 census with their three children and that census indicated that Louisa was born about 1843. I updated her memorial to reflect this information. Birth year 1843 and date of death unknown at this time...but noted on memorial what the census records reflected. Do you know who Louisa's parents were? We could maybe track down more info on her through her family surname?

Let me know if you get something more concrete from one of the photo takers. The birth and death information from the cemetery records is obviously incorrect and is for William. You could maybe contact the cemetery as well and see if they have any other information on Louisa?

Happy searching,
Debbie R.

Added by Preserving the Past on Jun 03, 2014 4:57 PM

Preserving the Past
You will need to contact the person who took the photos of the headstone as they can probably help you. Their name appears underneath the posted photo.

I will not be going back over to the cemetery for quite sometime as I live in Ohio. If you find that the dates are incorrect let me know and I can change that if necessary. I put the dates on the memorials based on the cemetery records.
Debbie R.

Added by Preserving the Past on Jun 02, 2014 5:48 PM

Robert Schmidt
Diane: Made the corrections you suggested. This was data that came when the memorials were transferred to me.

Bob Schmidt

Added by Robert Schmidt on May 20, 2014 10:14 AM

Diana Dooley
RE: Morrison Family at Crown HiII Cemetery
I just double checked. There is a memorial for Lewis. I was originally looking under "Lewis W" since that is how it is on the stone, but the memorial is under "Willoughby Lewis" & there is a photo posted. There were other names on the James Moorison monument & I'm not sure where to post them. These are the names:
Jane T Todd
Sarah Elizabeth (I posted under Sarah A)
and there was a 2nd Todd but I couldn't read the 1st name.

Added by Diana Dooley on Apr 21, 2014 8:21 PM

Diana Dooley
RE: Morrison Family at Crown HiII Cemetery
I went back out to Crown Hill today and looked at that marker. This is what I could figure out:
Lewis Morrison
Nov 19, 1842
Aug 10, 1883

Since there is no memorial, do you want to create one & I will add the photos??? Or Do you want me to create the memorial??

Added by Diana Dooley on Apr 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Diana Dooley
Morrison Family at Crown HiII Cemetery
I have posted the photos for the Morrison family. Almost all the names are listed on the family marker and are difficult to read. There is one stone to the right of the family marker, the name is so worn as to be almost not there. I will go back to see if I can figure it out.

Added by Diana Dooley on Apr 20, 2014 11:32 PM

RE: anna kate van winkle henderson
Yeah, they are real sticklers. You have to ask for the grave location of the person and update the photo request, then I go to the cemetery when the office is closed. It is a ridiculous rule but I've managed to get over 100 photos there in the past year.

Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Apr 18, 2014 1:58 PM

Anna Henderson @ Ottawa Hills
Greetings! The cemetery does not give out grave locations to photographers, citing "privacy" reasons. With thousands of burials, an exact location is necessary. Please call 419-536-8321 to get a location. Thanks!!

Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Apr 17, 2014 10:59 AM

RE: John Quincy VanWinkle
You're very welcome! : )

Added by ddeedavis on Jul 31, 2013 5:49 PM

Benjamin Price Jr
This photo will have to do for now, till the leaves fall or I cut that branch down.

Added by Roibeard on Jul 08, 2013 8:17 PM

RE: Benjamin Price Esq
Thank you very much for the compliment. You were too kind. I'm still trying for Jr.'s marker, but I was gald to be able to put something up for Ben Esq that was obstructed by those shadows. I was about ready to sneak in with a tree pruning pole and take down those pesky branches when the church people weren't looking.

Added by Roibeard on Jun 28, 2013 10:43 AM

Benjamin Price Esq
I was able to get a decent shot of Ben, Esq.'s headstone and I posted it on his memorial at 6079372. If you rotate the photo clockwise and look at the bottom of the stone you'll see all the practice words the carver did.

Ben Jr.'s marker is proving a bit harder to get because the stone is much darker in spots than the other Ben's. The detail is just not standing out.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Added by Roibeard on Jun 27, 2013 8:40 PM

RE: Elizabeth Meeker Price
I have been trying to get decent photos of the two Benjamin Price headstones. Both are beautifully carved as are all the price markers in that section. Trouble is that in early morning, in summer, the morning sun is so directly on the stone that any photo is washed out. Later in the morning those shadows come back into play. And later, when the shadows completely cover the stones, any non-flash photo is too dark and a flash photo is washed out. And after 12 noon, the whole area is back-lit and no photos look any good.

It is frustrating because all the Price markers in this section are beautiful, but I just haven't been able to get photos that do them justice.

It might take till early autumn when there are no leaves before a decent available light photo can be taken. I'm as interested as you are in getting the right photo of this gravestone for several reasons. One very intriguing reason is how it shows that the tombstone carvers practiced their lettering skills at the bottoms of the tombstones where the dirt would cover their practice lettering. At the bottom of Ben, Jr's marker just about the entire first line of the inscription and the capital A that begins the second line were all done in practice. This is a very common occurrence.

I might post a photo for now so just to show an unshadowed photo but if I do get something better in the fall, I will replace it.

Take care.

Added by Roibeard on Jun 23, 2013 3:51 PM

Kathleen Judkins-Gerard
RE: John T. and Katie H. Daw
you are certainly welcome I will be going after a few of the others you requested here in Mount Olive and the surrounding counties in the next week or so- at the house.


Added by Kathleen Judkins-Gerard on Jun 22, 2013 4:42 PM

RE: Ann Owen Morrison-15972369
And you are so welcome. I enjoy doing this.

Added by arrowkeeper on Jun 21, 2013 9:44 PM

RE: Ann Owen Morrison-15972369
I took a lot of pictures of the Morrisons today. Some are so faint that I hesitate to add them until I know more of the family generations. This stone has other names on it also.

Added by arrowkeeper on Jun 21, 2013 9:41 PM

Aleta Hobbs
RE: Reddin Hare
You are quite welcome!
It was my husband who actually discovered the marker. He said that he enjoys the challenge of the search.
Did you see the photo for his wife that was taken
and posted?

Added by Aleta Hobbs on Jun 19, 2013 9:37 PM

Chad Eugene Schneider
James Emms
Hi, was just wondering if you are related to James?

Added by Chad Eugene Schneider on Jun 18, 2013 1:56 AM

RE: Elizabeth Meeker Price
It was no inconvenience at all, in fact, I get there often because I'm 5 minutes away and in the middle of a project of photo-documenting the graveyard for the church. Plus, I'm trying to get a better shot of this particular stone, without shadows.

Added by Roibeard on Jun 16, 2013 7:26 PM

RE: William/Washington and Elizabeth C. Talbott
You're welcome. She didn't have a marker. I think I wrote that in the comments.


Added by NLColes on May 23, 2013 6:58 AM


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