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J.R. Richardson (#47748796)
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Bio Photo Howdy neighbors, my name is "J.R." Richardson. In my younger years I was always too busy having fun and working to pay attention to, or ask questions about my ancestors. Now in my older years, after it's too late to ask those questions, I find myself desperately wanting to know more about my past ancestry. And also to pass on this information to my Kids,GrandKids and Great GrandKids,so they will not have to wonder who their ancestors were,how they lived and where they came from .

I live in the "Entertainment Capitol" : LAS VEGAS,Nevada. I enjoy Genealogy which is what led me to this site. Actually,one day while doing some research on my Uncle Marvin (My Father's Oldest Brother)on an ancestry site,there was his name,as a link,at the bottom of the page,so I clicked on it,it went to Google and his name was there as one of the listings that said,"Find A" with it,so I clicked on it and the rest is history. I think this is a great place to honor and remember our loved ones. And to share geneaology information.


A couple of tips if you would like volunteer photographers like me to take cemetery pictures for you. First, if possible, include the grave location -- one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and the volunteer has only an hour or two to take photographs, we are likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Second, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; we volunteers feel we are more helpful the more pictures we take, so we are likely to choose first a pair of requests.

Thanks, and have an awesome day.


Genealogy is my Past time
I shall not stray
It maketh me to lie down
And examine half-buried tombstones
It leadeth me into still courthouses
It restoreth my Ancestral Knowledge
It leadeth me into the Paths of Census Records
And ships Passenger lists for my names sake
Yes, though I wade through the Shadows of Research Libraries
and Microfilm Readers
I shall fear no Discouragement
For a Strong urge is with me
The curiosity and Motivation
They comfort me
It demandeth preparation of Storage Space
For the Acquisition of Countless Documents
It annointeth my Head with burning Midnight Oil
My family Group sheet runneth over
Surely birth, marriage and death dates
Shall follow me all the Days of my Life
And I shall dwell in the House of a
Family History Seeker Forever.
By: Unknown

Dympna Beckett Joyce (#47069730)
F.A.G. Contributor in Ireland

"Death puts Life into perspective." ~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Note: RALPH WALDO EMERSON is one of My Distant Relatives, Through My 10th Great GrandFather who came over in The Mayflower !!


I wish to express my gratitude to all those very kind and genealogy conscious people who add the links and make the changes I have suggested.

Maiden names for the women is especially important and will aid all future researchers. Family names for the women often get lost when they marry. Listing 1st and 2nd husbands also is very important.

My goal is to link all family members together: parents, spouses and children. This will enable any and all researchers to find family members and complete their research for all generations. Future generations will then be able to connect with their past.


Due to many conflicts of interest from family members, we will no longer accept information from a F.A.G. VISITOR.


"So much of what is great has sprung from the closeness of Our FamilyTies."
----- Sir Thomas M. Barrie (1860-1937), playwright and novelist


FYI - I do have headstone photos for most of my listings. I am behind in adding them to the memorials. If I do not have a photo posted yet or a correction needs to be made, please go to the Memorial page and Click on the Edit Button at the top of the page and then click on the Suggest A Correction leave me a message. Thanks,J R


A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum. I stopped at a cemetery and my life has never been the same. Someone, long ago, predicted my fascination about burial plots. It seems on the day I was born, my parents looked gravely at me. The doctor picked me up by the heels and slapped my mother and made her cry. Life started out not quite right! Thus I went to cemeteries and became a grave whisperer.


I volunteer for Find A Grave to honor our past and to breathe life into the memories of our ancestors. I volunteer to ensure that your relatives and mine are not forgotten.




( A phrase borrowed from a Find A Grave Friend
Contributor:AllisonMac )


If I have created a Memorial Page and you know of info on it that needs to be corrected please use the "Edit" button and the Suggest A Correction link to supply the info to me. Please,I have a full time job so bear with me I will take care of the needed corrections ASAP. Thank You.

In everyone there is the urge to discover the events of their family's history. The really fortunate ones get their wish.

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count; it's the Life in your years." ~~~Abraham Lincoln

There's an angel on my shoulder,
Though I've never heard her sing,
I know she keeps me safe each day
And close beneath her wing.
My angel does not
Play a harp or rest
In clouds all day.
She's much too busy
Guarding me,
Keeping me from
Harm's way.
She rejoices in
My life's success
And weeps when
I'm in pain.
She picks me up
When I have failed
And helps me try again.
Tonight I'll say a prayer for her,
And thank the Lord above
For sending me an angel
To lead me with her love.


To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.

~Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)
Hallowed Ground



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Anne Hodges
Shubael Gorham
You indicated that Shubael Gorham is your 8th great-grandfather on your maternal side. He is also my 8th great-grandfather on my maternal side. Interesting!
Added by Anne Hodges on Sep 07, 2017 5:10 PM
John Burton
Thanks so very much for the grave photos for William S. Borders and his wife Thelma.

Added by John Burton on Sep 05, 2017 9:58 PM
Frank Furillo
Charles A. Fischer
Thank you very much for the photo of Charles Allen Fischer's gravestone!

Frank Furillo
Added by Frank Furillo on Aug 20, 2017 10:58 PM
Linda Towers
THANK YOU so much for your prompt response to my request for a photo of Jessie (Rhodes) and Thomas L. Willcox. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to do this!!!


Added by Linda Towers on Aug 01, 2017 10:56 AM
Sande Orejuela
Vivian Y Webb
Thank you so much for taking the time to take this picture. I was contacted by her son (my cousin) of whom he hadn't heard from his mom in over 60 years. This photo helped him very much to put some pieces together.
Added by Sande Orejuela on Jul 25, 2017 6:55 AM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Jerry Morlan, Palm Desert Memorial
Thanks for the photo of Mr. Morlan's niche. I appreciate your help.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Jul 22, 2017 4:50 AM
Woodrow and Betty Scott
Thank-you for the lovely photo of Woodrow and Betty Scott's gravestone photo. Words cannot express our family's gratitude for your kind deed of giving of your time to help those in need. You are a true unsung hero. The world is in great need of you. Thank-you for advancing the knowledge to the next generation. I am, with deepest respect, a grateful family member. Gratitude.
Added by Heattown on Jul 20, 2017 7:11 AM
David Lee
Donald D. Meadors and Don H. Younger
Thank you for making pages and taking pictures of the crypts of Donald D. Meadors and Don H. Younger. Donald D. Meadors was my wife's half brother. Don H. Younger was his birth father.
Added by David Lee on Jul 10, 2017 11:40 AM
Coleen Kelch
Louis Jac McAlister
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request. It means so much to me. Did you consider letting me take over the memorial yet? Again thank you very much. Coleen
Added by Coleen Kelch on Jul 10, 2017 7:22 AM
John & Sydney
Margaret Petersen
I just wanted to thank you for checking on Margaret Petersen for me, even if it came back inconclusive.
I was going off of her obit which stated that "Memorial services will be held at Palm Mortuary- Downtown"
My guess is that either I interpreted that incorrectly and she is actually interred at a different Palm Mortuary (from what I gather, this is a chain of cemeteries under the Palm name, correct?)
Or she was cremated and they only had the service at the Mortuary.
At any rate, I do appreciate your efforts. Thanks so much.
Added by John & Sydney on Jul 03, 2017 1:15 AM
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