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Lonewalker (#46987063)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo Former volunteer & board member of Montgomery's first cemetery authority. I have spent the last nine years walking, photographing & transcribing cemeteries, seeking out information & descendants while making friends along the way. In particular Cemetery Sue Armstrong who was documenting cemeteries long before it was cool, the Cemetery Czar & many others. Without their love, encouragement and knowledge my entries here would not be possible. It is a love and a passion I will continue as long as I am able.

Over the years I have dealt with some really great contributors and some not so nice contributors. In the course of any correspondence, anyone who resorts to name calling or any other bad behavior will be blocked from emailing me. If asked, I will gladly explain why I don't respond to those contributors. This happened to me not too long ago over a declined transfer. It is not my intent to be contentious but it simply not possible to "stalk" the dead or cemeteries.

Ancestry's acquisition of Find A Grave has not negated it's primary purpose which is documentation of final deposition of remains.

Please assemble information from records into paragraph form no matter how short. Biographical information in virtual flowers will be reported. Graphic details will be declined. I don't have time to fact check every correction received so don't assume I am the source of erroneous information. Not once have I claimed perfection in regards to this website or genealogy. Even with 25 years of genealogical research experience I can and do make errors. Requests for the purpose of adding additional, accurate information will be declined as will bulk surname requests. When in doubt, refer to the guidelines.

Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama
She will be two hundred years old in 2018 with Mary Pouncey being her first known interment. Conservatively speaking, one hundred forty thousand sleep under her sod. Entries made from interment cards are listed by burial date if there is no headstone that lists a date of death. Numerous plats such as Square Eleven and the V Plat are full of marked and unmarked burials.

The Story of her Missing Marker
Mary Louisa Portis
The recovery & return of this newborn's marble ledger will always be the highest point in my preservation efforts. LeeAnne Wofford, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at the Alabama Historical Commission, whom I am privileged to call my friend, provided me with a rubbing before it was removed from Lincoln Cemetery & taken into their custody for safe keeping.

If you wish to use mine please just ask. For me personally, it is about respect & courtesy for the person who took the shot not about admiration. If I ever neglect to thank a photo volunteer let me say here how much I appreciate those who beat the bushes photographing markers on my behalf. Bless you all, you make it possible for me to visit places I might not ever get to. 📸

Kindest Regards, Lonewalker

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