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I have always taken very seriously the teaching that honoring and respect for the dead is the highest most important mitzvah one can do, for there is no ulterior motive and no way it can ever be repaid. Every life deserves to be remembered, honored, and celebrated. Those who were deprived of the dignity, honor, and respect of having graves to show that they too once walked the earth especially need to be remembered, honored, and celebrated.|
My interest in graving stems from my interest in genealogy and my love of history and all things old. My particular interests are the graves of children and young adults, soldiers (particularly from the Civil War), and old graves. It's very important that old graves in particular be recorded while they still can; quite a few of the 19th century ones I've photographed have taken a real beating from time, the elements, and unobservant caretakers. I originally became a member of the site to leave notes and virtual flowers on the graves of my favorite famous people (the first one I ever left was for Stan Laurel on his 40th Jahrzeit, or death anniversary), but over time I've moved more towards the non-famous side of the site. I still do enjoy visiting the virtual graves of famous people and leaving them flowers and notes, particularly my favorite comedians and actors. I also enjoy writing bios for famous folks who deserve longer and more detailed bios instead of just basic bios that are only a sentence or two in length. It's a small way to honor them and repay them for all of the good they did on earth, all of the joy they brought to their fans or admirers. Most of my famous bios are for people from the Golden Age of Hollywood (actors, comedians, and people behind the camera) and Russian royalty, though I've also done some for people whose fame came from other sources.
Among the surnames I am researching are Sviatko, Wickline, Vargovich, Wellek, Spirnak, Coukart, Coombs, Mormak, Neiman, and Seigfred (or Seifred). I'd also love any additions to my list of famous limpers.
I always appreciate any flowers and notes left for my relatives and other special people, particularly for my paternal grandfather, my great-grandmother Alice, her little sister Annie (who died in childhood) and her baby brother George, their father Hugo, who was sadly killed in a horrible accident at the age of only forty-three, and my old school friend Fiona, who also sadly died in the prime of life.
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|Julie Schram||Del Lord|
Your memorial on comedy director Del Lord is outstanding.
|Kathleen Hughes||Date of birth correction|
I am writing about Mary A. Murphy, Find A Grave Memorial# 13350851. Burial location: Holy Sepulcher Cemetery East Greenbush. I just went to this cemetery and her birth year is 1860, not 1869. I did submit an edit suggestion. I hope that works and that this date can be corrected so that others looking will have the correct information. While the headstone is difficult to read from the photo, it was clear as could be in person.
|Rachel McGrath||Elizabeth Robbins|
Elizabeth was my 4th great grandmother. Her madden name was Elizabeth Maloy and she was married to John D. Robbins. I cannot find Johns grave, but he was born in 1816 and passed away in 1885. I am unsure if Elizabeth remarried or not, I have not found any paperwork on it. They had a few children together.
|The Historian||Incorrect Information: 13494733|
Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld: (Per Wikipedia): As of 23 Jan 2011, Find a Grave incorrectly lists the Cimetière du Château in Nice as the location of Hirschfeld's tomb; his grave is in fact located in another cemetery in Nice, the Cimetière de Caucade. In addition, the Find a Grave biography for Hirschfeld includes the dubious assertion that Hirschfeld was a transvestite, a claim not supported by the biographical literature.
|Bill Cassara||Ted Healy|
Thank you for the bio of Ted Healy on this site. As the official biographer of the man "Ted Healy-Nobody's Stooge," I can confirm Ted died of natural causes though he was in a fight the night before. Unlike Moe's memory of events he wasn't at, the "three college boys" story is untrue. In fact Cubbie Broccolli (the later producer of James Bond films) admitted to the press that he was the one to tangle w/ Healy. It was reported a few days after the autopsy.
|pjt||Elmer and William Tompkins|
Hello Carrie-Anne, I submitted edit requests for both of them to connect them to their parents. The sources were obits, census records and family records. Thanks for having created their memorials. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Jan 30, 2017 3:37 PM
Would you be willing to transfer Sgt. George Williams #14759308 to me? He is my uncle. Thanks!
|Stephen McDonald UE||Kenneth MacDonald|
Thanks for the detailed bio on this B character actor. I'm currently watching him playing the bad guy in an old 1935 western called Border Vengeance.
I've seen him in a number of Three Stooges shorts. He was a good character actor. It's too bad Jerry Lewis didn't give him billing credit in the last movie MacDonald made, "Which Way To The Front?"
Thanks again for the detailed bio.
ps. Your blog was interesting too.
|Dan Hopkins||Robert Mernagh|
Hello, I was wondering where your information on him came from. An older brother of his, Matthew, is my wife's direct ancestor, and his story has been told through the generations.
Hi Carrie-Anne. I just wanted to say i think you have some great memorials and I enjoy looking through them.
Added by BellaBoo on Jun 20, 2016 3:46 PM
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