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Terry Mary (#47968634)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 2 days
William Irwin
IOOF Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
May I use your photo of IOOF Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA


Description: Used with written permission of Terry Mary (#47968634), at,, Added by: Terry Mary,, 11/12/2012

Profile links: Ruby C. Cornelius Blum

Added by William Irwin on Jan 17, 2016 3:59 PM

Use of Obituary, etc.
Thank you for your reply, and your interest.

Sorry for the delay in responding; My real life intruded on my sideline.

First, as you may have noticed, there is a biography on the memorial page. This biography, written by a distant relative, may or may not be complete, or even accurate. FindAGrave rules require that I post the information provided, but not to attest to its accuracy. If you would like to add additional information from the newspaper obituary, or any other source, please feel free to write it as you would any other research paper, citing the newspaper obituary, or any other source, as a reference. I will be happy to add any information you provide, as written and with attribution. Information provided without source(s) will be posted 'as is', and the lack of a source will be noted. External links cannot be used on the FindAGrave site, as they can change or go dead over time. You can, however, list them as a source without creating a link. If, for example, you find information on a web site which was compiled, edited, etc., by someone and uploaded to the web site, the citation would read something like "Mary Smith as found on". Thus, the 'source' is the original source, not the web page, unless the 'source' wrote the web page.

The primary issue with the use of the obituary in this case was the photo. The question of an obituary being in the public domain has to do with how the information is used. Is it used as a direct quote, or is the information summarised? Is there attribution or not? And, as you mentioned, no living relatives are named.

To the best of my knowledge, the use of census data is permitted. Again, it seems to be a question of usage and attribution. The other issue with the use of census information is whether it provides useful information or just clutters the page.

If I can be of any other assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you for checking the FAQ section.


Added by TomKat on Sep 04, 2013 6:51 AM

Larry Morrison, Sr.
Peter Limmer (25 Aug 1813 - Unknown)
Thanks so much for your kind attention to my photo request for the final resting place of Peter Limmer. Apologize for my slow response, but had some computer issues with a very large auxillary 1 TerraByte hard drive that is only now being resolved. Best Regards, Larry Morrison

Added by Larry Morrison, Sr. on Aug 11, 2013 6:52 PM

George A Bradley
Thank you for your suggestion regarding the memorial page of George A Bradley.

As you are a new member, I will take a few minutes to explain one or two of the FindAGrave 'rules of the road', so to speak.

First, any suggestions for changes to a memorial page should be made via the 'Suggest a Correction' link which can be found by selecting the 'Edit' tab which can be found on each memorial page. This will send an email to the manager of the memorial page with the information you wish to add, change or delete for that specific memorial page. So that you may see how this works, I have sent a demonstration message to you regarding one of your memorials. You will notice that the message contains a link to the memorial page you wish to have edited.

Second, it is a violation of FindAGrave rules to post photographs or scanned images of newspaper obituaries to a memorial page. So, while I appreciate your suggestion to move the 'photo' in question down below his portrait and memorial stone photo, I must ask you to please remove the image of the obituary as soon as possible. The specific text of the rule in question is as follows: "Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record." This can be found at the FindAGrave FAQs page under the heading "Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?"

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Added by TomKat on Aug 06, 2013 6:40 AM

Larry Morrison, Sr.
Peter Limmer (25 August 1813 - Unknown
Thanks so much for you response to my request. Mr. Limmer constitutes the first of his namesake to find his way into my ancestry. Once Again, will be compiling yet another family to our tree. With your permission, would appreciate use with the usual "copyright by & used with permission from" caveat on our tree. Perhaps it may stimulate interest in the family by other family history buffs. Best Regards, Larry & Carole Morrison of Maumelle, Arkansas.

Added by Larry Morrison, Sr. on Jun 28, 2013 4:24 PM

Emily and Emil Moerbe
Thank you for taking the time to get the pictures for me. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by PStrickland on Jun 02, 2013 9:51 PM

Elreeta Weathers
John Adam Eisen
Thank you for photographing this gravestone.

Added by Elreeta Weathers on May 26, 2013 11:11 PM

Nena Smothers
thanks kindly Terry for the nice photos, happy trails, and welcome to f-a-g!

Added by Nena Smothers on Nov 19, 2012 5:00 AM

robert l miller
RE: Mary Key photo
T/M, Thanks Mary. Bob Miller

Added by robert l miller on Nov 17, 2012 12:17 PM

robert l miller
Mary Key photo
Just a note to thank your for your help. I have spent alot of time walking the cemeteries of Hamilton County but was totally unaware of Jonesboro. The next time I make the trip I will vist Jonesboro. Thank and Best Wishes, Bob Miller

Added by robert l miller on Nov 16, 2012 11:42 AM


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