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FortheKing (#47433387)
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Bio Photo Due to spam issues, removed e-mail from being visible. If you need to contact me and don't have my e-mail, please post on my wall.Most memorials I add have been verified by viewing the grave, seeing a photo of the headstone (with GPS if GPS was attached to the photo) or by verifying with several independent sources to document cemetery location. Clarification. The below was added after numerous comments in various groups by people who don't understand U.S. copyright law. I am not a copyright attorney, but have consulted with copyright legal experts and the U.S. Copyright Office on copyright law on copyright issues for other purposes. The new agreement with Ancestry does not allow people to post photos from this website to Ancestry without first getting permission. Both sites make it very clear the copyright holder retains copyright and you need his/her permission to use any photo. Under U.S. copyright law, photos taken after 1977 are covered by copyright without the need to register it, use the (c), circled c, copyright, or any other notice. Using someone else's photo with citation is not a substitution for needing permission. I personally photographed over 95% of the photos I have uploaded, and have permission from the copyright holders for the remaining ones. Some of them have asked me to not to list their names after they were hassled by some people because they would not allow the photos to be used on other sites, especially paid sites like If you wish to use any of the photos on other websites (including Family Search, and any of its affiliates, etc.), contact me and I will let you know if the photo can be used. If a photo request asked for permission to be used elsewhere and I filled it, the original requester or his/her heirs has permission to use the photo(s) in line with what was listed in their photo request. I will consider OOG (out of guideline) transfers on an individual basis as long as the memorial isn't for a person related to me, but please state the nature of the relationship (family, close friend, etc.). I don't do bulk transfers. I reserve the right to not transfer OOG in certain situations. I always do a detailed multi-stage search before, and immediately after, adding a new Memorial to avoid creating a duplicate Memorial. However, on rare occasions, an existing name doesn't show up in a search. If that happens, please let me know and I will remove the duplicate Memorial I added. However, if I added the Memorial first, mine is not the duplicate. Part of this approach includes making sure they are added to the correct cemetery. This includes comparing cemetery records when available to other records, checking obits and death certificates, looking at photos that were taken with GPS-enabled devices, etc. Again, sometimes the research doesn't indicate when a person has been moved from Cemetery A to Cemetery B, or that Cemetery A was later acquired by Cemetery B. I won't add someone based solely on obit or death certificate information as the information may be incorrect. Update 2: With the new SAC/Edit system, we won't be seeing as many e-mails, but I do check e-mail because some will still come through e-mail and I check the Edits tab on a regular basis.I try to get to SAC/Edit requests as soon as I see them. If I haven't gotten to your request within a week, please feel free to post a message on my wall with the ID of the Memorial. I check my Spam folder on a regular basis, but I get enough e-mail that a request can occasionally fall through the cracks. The nature of the Edit/SAC will determine how I handle it. Looking for a variety of names spread mostly across the eastern half of the U.S.Honoring the memory of my Dad who was in the Air Force, my brother who served in the Marines and Army, and for the many relatives who have served in the military over the years.Updated 09 February 2016, still alive and kicking.
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Janice Wagner
Ruth Augusta Hawkins Beard Kring
Ruth was my paternal grandmother. She was raised by Thomas Jefferson Beard and his wife Elzetta. They adopted her just before she got married in 1926 so she legally had the name Beard. She didn't remember her parents, but she knew her last name was either Hawkins or Haskins. She also said her mother and brother were killed in a train accident. As I have looked up information on Ancestry, I have seen all this information about her birth parents. There is a connection to the Beard family, whether Thomas was her uncle or great uncle is what I'm thinking. I'm still trying to figure that out. I would love to connect with someone from the Hawkins family that has any info on my grandma...why her older brother went to live with his Aunt Maud and also what was wrong with her father, Arad Justin Hawkins. He went to a mental hospital in Pennsylvania and died there in 1930. Her mother, Nora, was killed in Michigan after being hit by a train on her way to her fathers funeral in Ohio. They died in 1925 one day apart. I also wonder if Arad was her I don't have his entry date into the hospital and my grandma was born in 1908. Arad shows up in the hospital on the 1910 census.
Added by Janice Wagner on Apr 18, 2017 5:59 PM
Questions for article
I am writing an article about Find A Grave for Active Age. You have obviously done a lot of volunteer work for the site and I'd like to ask you a couple of questions, if I may.
I hate to leave my telephone number in a public message, but hope that the "reply" button will hook us up via email.
Thanks for all you do,
Added by MartinJenney on Apr 13, 2017 7:39 AM
Diane Hurst
John Forney
I've posted a photo of John Forney's obituary from the Hutchinson News. Please let me know once you've looked at it so I can delete it.
Added by Diane Hurst on Apr 04, 2017 10:17 AM
Cathy Kessinger
John Forney, Bean Cemetery
hi, at the moment, I do not have more information on John Forney. I am working with the Young Historical Library to post the obituaries of people at Bean Cemetery - if they can find them. Keep checking back, it's a slow process to get them posted but I keep plugging along at it. Cheers, Cathy
Added by Cathy Kessinger on Mar 19, 2017 8:17 PM
Thomas Kropaczewski
Doris Lucille Taylor Nash
Looking for permission to use Doris Lucille Taylor Nash's headstone photo on my ancestry tree. You will be given credit for taking the photo along with the date and the memorial number, Thanks in advance.
Added by Thomas Kropaczewski on Jan 29, 2017 2:01 PM
Cindy Shivers
# 132846129 Kenneth M Keller
Hello. Are you a family member? He is my 2nd cousin. My great grandmother and his grandfather, Miller Francis Keller were siblings. Thank you so very much. Cindy in Texas
Added by Cindy Shivers on Jan 11, 2017 2:12 AM
Vivian Lundeberg
Thank you so much for the photo of Vivian's grave marker. It is much appreciated. Have a great day!
Added by baumac on Jan 08, 2017 9:58 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Bush family @ Mound Cem., Racine, WI
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I've added tombstone photo's for the following Bush family members: David L., Helen S., Florence, Martha J. and an infant son. In addition, there was a stone on this plot for an Earl Bush, of which I created a memorial. If you are family and would like a transfer of that memorial, please let me know and I'd be happy to do so. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jan 07, 2017 11:13 AM
Roger Swartz
Swartz Family
I see that Christian Swartz Jr. is marked as one of your ancestors, how is it that you are related to them?
Added by Roger Swartz on Dec 30, 2016 1:19 PM
Diane ღ
Henry Fritz
So do I have the wrong cemetery some how? If u saw head stone you are most likely right. Please post head stone on memorial and I will change the cemetery.
Thanks for your research,
Added by Diane ღ on Dec 05, 2016 8:01 AM
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