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Sue Tanner (#47732168)
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Bio Photo All of St. Joseph lawn at Riverside Cemetery in Spokane, Wa has been photographed.
All of Saturnia Lawn has been photographed, also in Riverside, is done.
My next lawn at Riverside to work through is Poppy.
Every marker that is visible has a memorial & a photo.

Family names I am very interested in are: Anglemyer and Kraetschmann(and variants). Wilkerson(from Montana). Schuster who became Rose via his moms 2nd marriage. My Grandpa Fred had 3 sisters--they married Egger, Pueppke, and Beulen/Beuler. Anyone with last name of Maas from Germany.
On Husbands side--Tanner(from the Platte River area of Nebraska). Hunsley(from England, George & Sarah Ann). Marsh. Abbott.

Photo request not found--For those photo requests that have been requested in Greenwood/Riverside--I and other volunteers have looked very thoroughly for your ancestor. If you get a report stating there is a problem with fulfilling your request--we have looked for them and were not successful in locating a marker for them, so therefore instead of letting these requests still stand, I will be having them removed.
I am sorry for not being able to fulfill every photo request.
If you want more info. please do email me and I will do what I can to help.
That does not mean that they are not buried at Greenwood/Riverside--just that no marker was able to be found.

"Use a period after names where only the initial is known". I will be submitting many Edits for just a period. Thank you Sue

Also, if anyone has info. on the Ralph Paul Kettley family of Illinois, I would love to talk/email you.
I need some info. on Benzie Co., Michigan. What it was like 100 years ago especially. I would like more info. on Copernisle, MI also. I would also appreciate it if someone could do lookups of articles, obits., and so on for Adam J. Rose/Schuster and his wife Caroline or Carrie. Also, their kids.

Just to clarify, I am not on or any paid site like that

Just email me if I can help you.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE MY PHOTOS OF YOUR ANCESTOR AS YOU WISH--please credit me as the photographer.

Greenwood Non-Endowed//Lawns 25, 26 & 27
A non-endowed lawn is nothing more than a portion of the cemetery that gets no care--they don't do any type of maintance, water, mow, etc.
Pine needles fall, branches fall and so on. So, when I find out that a person is buried in any of the above I will post a photo that I just took. Please remember that Greenwood is more than 100 years old. So, the chances of us actually locating the marker for your ancestor in a non-endowed are not that great. That doesn't mean that we won't try, just don't hold your breath.

IF YOU WANT ME TO DO A TRANSFER OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, EMAIL ME. I will consider each request as they come in. The way I see it--these are guidelines only, not hard and fast rules. So, if you have an odd situation with your ancestor or even if it is a friend--let me know. I am not related to most of the names that I "manage". So, don't be afraid to ask for a transfer or whatever your situation involves.

Taking photos--I want to explain my thinking behind the way I take the photos.
I feel that it is a privilege that someone else is entrusting me--to take the best possible photo of their ancestor that I can. Therefore, I take a whisk broom with me and some water. I always clean up the stones before I take a photo. It does not take long and so improves the photo. Not to mention it just seems more respectful of the person that I am photographing. Sometimes, the descendant needs date/name verified. That is difficult to achieve if there is a bunch of debris on the marker. Debris like pine needles, branches and so on. It only take a minute if that long to wipe that all away.
Water-I take some of that just for any bird droppings on the stone. A bit of water on the droppings, wait just a sec., and the bird droppings are gone. You have to sweep, wipe away. But, the idea is that you don't use anything harsh to get rid of them.
If it is bird droppings mixed with tree pitch/sap--no chance of removing that.

So, if you are going to fulfill any photo requests for me--I would appreciate your doing it the way I have outlined it for when I fulfill other peoples requests.

Just in case someone wants to know someday--My source for DOB, DOD, names, marriages, military and so on it only helps me out here in Washington State.
I don't like having to pay any web site money for what actually should be free--esp. in the case of a 100 year old marriage license, death cert., and so on. So, I don't do

The above web site is ALWAYS my source. The only other source I have here is our library.
So, please don't ask me who or what my source is--I've already told you.
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B Stone
Millard E Smith 90983557
On Jun 23 you suggested I add a father's name and mother's name to Millard memorial; it's done.

I got to checking further on the their names, and found Ida Spear Smith #90983540 and was wondering if this is the mother. If it is I will link her. Please advise.

Sorry I didn't get back to the changes sooner - I've been ill and am just now getting back on my feet.

Added by B Stone on Jul 19, 2017 6:00 PM
Dear Sue,

Thank you so much for taking and uploading John Irvine's gravestone photo. The brightness, color, and clarity look great!

I really appreciate your time and effort. Thanks again.


Added by Louden on Jul 18, 2017 6:47 PM
Jeff Hall
RE: Walter I. Cook in Spokane, Wa
Hello Sue, thank you for the headstone photo added, excellent! Thanks also for catching the errant headstone application form, it has been corrected.
Added by Jeff Hall on Jul 16, 2017 3:06 PM
Viv & Murray
RE: Lindley photos
Hi Sue
ok i will do that
Thank you Again
Added by Viv & Murray on Jul 16, 2017 9:53 AM
Viv & Murray
Hi Sue
Thank you so very much for the great headstone photo and for your time
Added by Viv & Murray on Jul 16, 2017 12:31 AM
Viv & Murray
RE: Lindley photos
Hi Sue
Thank you so much for your effort, i will look forward to seeing your photos.
Added by Viv & Murray on Jul 14, 2017 11:46 AM
Rich Vance
RE: Wrong memorial
Hi Sue,
How sad that you already deleted the photo from the wrong memorial. If you ever encounter the same situation again, here's a li'l tip that will save you a trip back to the cemetery...

Just click on the photo on the wrong memorial and then (if it's high-res), click again to display it at full size; then right-click on it and choose to "save" it to your computer. Then you can re-post it to the correct memorial before deleting it from the wrong one.

Cheers, Rich
(Leader of the Las Vegas PC Users Group Multimedia Lab for 6 years) ^_^
Added by Rich Vance on Jul 14, 2017 7:09 AM
Thank you VERY much!
Added by shazza on Jul 14, 2017 5:33 AM
Rich Vance
Photo on wrong memorial
Hi Sue,
The photo you posted to the memorial of Charles Spencer (1861-1936), born in Wisconsin is for a different Charles E. Spencer (1884-1929), born in Alabama.

The correct memorial is here: Charles Edmond Spencer (1884-1929).

Would you please remove your excellent photo from the memorial of the 1st Charles and post it on the correct memorial for the 2nd Charles?

Thanks, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Jul 13, 2017 10:57 PM
RE: Alma Rupnow Askers
Hi Sue,
I am not able to photo-sorry.
Added by Robin on Jul 11, 2017 8:24 PM
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