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Rick Valentine (#47475621)
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I started working on my family tree in 1978 when my mother got me involved in helping her do research. I am now retired and have more time to spend doing genealogy.
About 6 years ago I discovered Find-A-Grave and have been hooked ever since.

My main focus is on the families of Valentine, Virnig, Faust, Maiette, Clourate, Swain, Roots, Jolley, Powell, Fairfax, Gillam and their extended families.

I also have extended roots in the founding families from Nantucket Island including, Swain, Barnard, Macy, Coffin, Gardner and Mills.

I find old cemeteries fascinating, every old cemetery has it's own unique personality, unlike new cemeteries that are laid out in neat little rows with flat headstones.
So much family history can be found in old cemeteries.
Every grave has a story behind it and a story to tell.

Feel free to use any photos that I have posted, for non commercial use only. (Your personal family trees and are OK)

Please DO NOT repost my photos on Find-A-Grave as your own.

I was very fortunate to have many family photos passed along to me, I have posted family photos to share with extended family members that were not fortunate enough to have these photos.

Feel free to use and copy "Family Photos", I have posted them to share with extended family members.

Please use the "EDIT TAB" on each individual page when requesting changes, additions, links, or transfers.

I will gladly transfer any memorial that is not part of my family.

Please do not make duplicate memorial pages!

Duplicate pages really mess up the linking process!

Search the name you are looking for before making a page, if the page already exists request a transfer!

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R & J Black
Frances Brownlow
Thank you for finding and posting a photo of the poor weathered stone for Frances. The erosion of some stones is a very sad event.
Added by R & J Black on May 25, 2017 6:39 AM
Paula Hoyt
RE: Christine Klanke
Thank you so much. It does seem that the storm you mention was the culprit! We are most thankful that the cemetery has offered to replace the stone for Christine Klanke. It will be located near her sister, Emily Koschmann, and JG Koschmann. If we had not been able to see your photo, we could not have been sure that a stone was once there. The family thanks you.
Sincerely, Paula
Added by Paula Hoyt on May 22, 2017 2:45 PM
Melody Mendoza
A life time thank you
My sister and I would like to thank you for helping us. My parents divorced we we were 10 & 11 my mother never kept anything of his. In 2003 I got my chance to look for him and I found out he had taken his life in 91.I'm a single mom in SC and I thought I would never be able to see his resting place and it broke my heart. Now because of you I have. Thank you so much.... Melody Anderson-Mendoza
Added by Melody Mendoza on May 18, 2017 8:06 AM
Paula Hoyt
Pictured stone not found
Rick, Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane cannot find the stone you have pictured for Christine Klanke in the location shown. They do not know where it is. They have her listed in another place, where there is no stone for her. Might you be able to help out here in any way? I very much appreciate any further information about this 'mystery' you may have.
Thank you very much,
Paula Hoyt
Added by Paula Hoyt on May 17, 2017 5:36 PM
Colleen Tuxbury
James Mahanna tombstone
Thank you so very much for finding and sharing this picture. Sometimes these relatives are so very elusive.
Added by Colleen Tuxbury on May 17, 2017 4:06 PM
Tim Schingen
Infant Bohlman Grave
Thank you, Rick for finding this grave. Viola Fox Bohlman (my great aunt) just passed away this past January. I was speaking with all of her kids, and none of them knew much about the infant twins. Viola and Lester Bohlman married in the state of Washington before he left for deployment over seas. Viola was pregnant with her two daughters. Shortly after Lester left Viola gave birth two months prematurely which ultimately lead to the death of both of the children. Lester was never able to see these children. They were born April April 16, 1943 and both died the following day, April 17th. The names were going to be Jean and Joan but was never registered as those names.

I will share the photo of the tombstone with Viola's children, they will be very excited. Thank you!

I did recommend an edit to the parents on Find a Grave for the Infant Children.

Tim Schingen
Added by Tim Schingen on May 15, 2017 7:50 AM
Nolan Bateman
Headstone Photo
Thanks for looking for Charles E Gandy burial place and the photo.

Added by Nolan Bateman on May 08, 2017 7:55 PM
RE: Daisy?
Yeah! That would be great! Her maiden name is Eastman.
Added by Lindy on Apr 30, 2017 7:01 PM
Don Stout
Ralph and Betty Harty Photo
Thank you so much for the great photo, Rick! I truly appreciate your help and your quick response to my request. Have a nice day.... Don Stout
Added by Don Stout on Apr 30, 2017 10:46 AM
Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
Added by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey on Apr 26, 2017 6:41 AM
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