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WildGeese15 (#47026950)
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Bio Photo Cemeteries are "a memorial and a record. (They are) not a mere field in which the dead are stowed away unknown; it is a touching and beautiful history, written in family burial plots, in mounded graves, in sculptured and inscribed monuments. (They tell) the story of the past, not of its institutions, or its wars, or its ideas, but of its individual lives,--of its men and women and children, and of its household. (A cemetery) is silent, but eloquent; it is common, but it is unique. We find no such history elsewhere; there are no records in all the wide world in which we can discover so much that is suggestive, so much that is pathetic and impressive." ~~ Joseph Anderson, American clergyman (1836-1916)

For a very touching poem, see "Dear Ancestor" by Walter Butler Palmer.

Please use Find a Grave guidelines, if you wish me to transfer management, or edit/add information (please ask via Edit tab/SAC link). ~~

I believe obituaries provide much needed genealogical information that if not captured will be lost. With the increase in cremations, obituaries might be all that outlives our ancestors. Since obituaries are already published in newspapers and on the internet, anonymity has already been compromised.

Photos: You may use my photos for personal websites and family albums. When you do, please indicate the following: (c) Linda Farmer Ames, Findagrave Contributor #47026950, used with permission; and, please send me a notification that you have done so. Note: Photos may NOT be used in published books, articles, etc., without first contacting me for permission.

You may contact me directly by email: finalrest88 [at] gmail [dot] com.
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John Mallory Land
Mem. #102200247
Hi, Linda - I hope you're doing well. I have a question for you regarding an image you posted on Mem. #102200247 for W. W. McGEHEE (buried 23 OCT 1901, aged 35 years). I wondered where you got the graphic showing what Sexton-system lots (C-565, etc.) make up the HILL-MULFORD family lot (Autry's J-165) ? Is this something you devised yourself, did you find it somewhere, or was it provided by a family member or other individual? Thanks so much - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Apr 22, 2017 3:56 AM
John Mallory Land
Mem. #117059233
Hi, Linda – I hope you’re doing well. On Mem. #117059233 for Saphronia (CALHOUN) WEST, you posted on 20 SEP 2013 a photo of a lot. In the caption, you stated: “Mrs. West is buried in the Clark/Ridgeway lot. There are three unmarked graves in that lot. I believe hers is one of them, as all other graves are identified. LFA” However, the lot pictured in your photograph (RIDGEWAY Lot) is on the north site of South Street #3, between Cedar Street and Magnolia Avenue. The lot Mrs. WEST is buried in is on the north side of South Street #2, between Cedar and Magnolia. Hers is the only burial reported in Section 2, Lot 1020, according to the Sexton's records. There was a request for a photo of the grave, which I fulfilled today. By the way, I have also just submitted to the Contributor who created this memorial a transcription of the newspaper death and funeral notices (which you posted an image of) to be included in the biographical section. Thanks and best regards - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Mar 25, 2017 5:16 PM
Emily Beede, # 103387951

I fulfilled a photo request for a picture of Jesse Beede's grave (Emily's husband) at Bluff View Cemetery in South Dakota.

I have photos of other graves located with Jesse's, including: Emily, William, and Rosa (you're shown as the manager of all three memorials). These memorials don't already have pictures. Is it OK if I post the ones I have?

Added by cmarek on Mar 05, 2017 7:21 PM
Created Memorials 74239158 & 81758739
You created the above mentioned memorials for Fred Chaussee and Florence Authier Chaussee respectively and then transferred them to I believe a family member. I requested a grave marker picture for them out from Grace Hill Cemetery Hawarden, Iowa through Find A Grave. A volunteer went out and the office said there is no record of these people in the cemetery. Can you tell me how you knew of this cemetery for Fred/Florence Authier Chaussee?

Thank You,
Barbara Parker
Added by BParker on Mar 05, 2017 1:05 PM
Kyle Wernli
Canion Family
Hello I am a descendant of the Canion family and I am related through Joseph Monroe Canion and James W Canion I am doing research on James father to validate that Wiley Cannon is his father I will need Wills, military records, census from when james would have been in the house, bible records, birth records (usually from a church) newspaper articles...things like this are all standard accepted documentation. Is there any proof that Wiley Cannon is James W Canions father can you help me ?

I already have a Will of Wiley Cannon however I still need some more source to validate him as the father of James W Canion.
Added by Kyle Wernli on Feb 27, 2017 3:43 PM
wm williams jr.
Thank You
Thank you for all the work you do to help people.I live a long way away from my fathers grave and thanks to you and all the other folks that take the time to take pictures and volunteer your time for a great cause is GREATLY appreciated.Again, thanks and god bless.William Williams jr.
Added by wm williams jr. on Feb 26, 2017 6:28 PM
Christine Thacker
Richard E. Kelly
Thanks for all the pictures you post :-),The link above has the wrong pictures.
Richard J. Kelly does not have a posting his wife does, and the wrong wife is listed for Richard E. Kelly ??
This sec. of the picture appears to be in the Veterans Garden.
Thank you for any help in this matter.
Added by Christine Thacker on Jan 28, 2017 8:43 AM
Becky Ramsey
Findagrave Photographs
Linda, thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website and for permission to use those photographs in our family tree files. I am using your photographs of the grave sites of Ethel Geneva McElroy Dinkins and her family in the Emorys Chapel Cemetery in Upson County, Georgia in my Thaxton file. Again thank you. Becky
Added by Becky Ramsey on Jan 17, 2017 2:34 PM
Becky Byrns
Maggie Mae Skipper Lowe #87270095
I do not think that the info on the above record is correct for the Maggie Lowe buried in the Porterdale Cemetery. According to the Georgia death index this Maggie Lowe was black. Maggie Mae Skipper Lowe was white and was born Nov 14, 1887 in Bibb County, Georgia. She died in Richland County, South Carolina Mar 26 1953 according to the death certiicate I have found on line. Joshua is Maggie Skipper Lowe's husband and Robert Lowe is one of her sons. Her death certificate states she is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Colunbia, SC although I haven't been able to locate her gravesite there. Maggie Mae Skipper was my great grandfather's sister. I could be wrong here but I thought you might want to know about the coflict.
Added by Becky Byrns on Jan 09, 2017 5:39 PM
Dick Greenlese
Have a Merry Christmas & HAPPY New Years..
Added by Dick Greenlese on Dec 22, 2016 3:35 AM
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