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Rick Valentine (#47475621)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 23 days
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I started working on my family tree in 1978 when my mother got me involved in helping her do research. I am now retired and have more time to spend doing genealogy.
About 6 years ago I discovered Find-A-Grave and have been hooked ever since.

My main focus is on the families of Valentine, Virnig, Faust, Maiette, Clourate, Swain, Roots, Jolley, Powell, Fairfax, Gillam and their extended families.

I also have extended roots in the founding families from Nantucket Island including, Swain, Barnard, Macy, Coffin, Gardner and Mills.

I find old cemeteries fascinating, every old cemetery has it's own unique personality, unlike new cemeteries that are laid out in neat little rows with flat headstones.
So much family history can be found in old cemeteries.
Every grave has a story behind it and a story to tell.

Feel free to use any photos that I have posted, for non commercial use only. (Your personal family trees and are OK)

Please DO NOT repost my photos on Find-A-Grave as your own.

I was very fortunate to have many family photos passed along to me, I have posted family photos to share with extended family members that were not fortunate enough to have these photos.

Feel free to use and copy "Family Photos", I have posted them to share with extended family members.

Please use the "EDIT TAB" on each individual page when requesting changes, additions, links, or transfers.

I will gladly transfer any memorial that is not part of my family.

Please do not make duplicate memorial pages!

Duplicate pages really mess up the linking process!

Search the name you are looking for before making a page, if the page already exists request a transfer!

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Photo Request
Thanks for the super quick photo request fulfilment!
Added by ChuckNorris on Aug 19, 2017 10:22 PM
Olive Anness
Thank you very much for fulfilling my photo request and for also adding photos to Olive's spouse's memorial page. I appreciate your time, work and result. Thanks again.
Added by Nettles on Aug 18, 2017 10:25 PM
Bob Neugebauer
Betty Hilzendeger
Wow, you surprised me. I am elated to get the photograph of Betty's grave. She is a cousin-in-law to my wife. This will certainly fit in well on our family tree website.

I photographed 184 graves today for findagrave. Appreciate that you are helping others out also.
Added by Bob Neugebauer on Aug 18, 2017 9:34 PM
Benjamin J. Showalter
Hi Rick, could you please move the marker pic from the BU 130337288 to the existing and original listing in Holy Cross # 172759230..

I have sent several messages to have memorial moved to Holy Cross, I sent the plot info. etc. but no action from memorial manager. Thanks
Added by Kerry on Aug 06, 2017 6:49 PM
Kathryn Grace
RE: Victor C Richardson photo request
My goodness, Rick. Quite a feat you pulled off there! Thank you once more.
Added by Kathryn Grace on Aug 01, 2017 10:50 AM
Sue Tanner
RE: Anna & George Irvine at Fairmount
Thanks very much Rick for helping him out. Clearing it up for him I hope. I appreciate it.
Added by Sue Tanner on Jul 29, 2017 9:42 PM
Brice Blair
Anna Irvine #181422892
Hello Mr. Valentine,
I was referred to you by Findagrave contributor, Sue Tanner. She said you might be able to clear up some confusion I found about one of my wife's ancestors buried in Fairmount Cemetery. Anna Irvine is the sister on my wife's great grandmother, Minnie Dailey. Anna was born Oct 15, 1896 in Canon City, Colorado and died Jan 30, 1983 in Bremerton, Washington. She is buried in Fairmount Cemetery along with one of her other sisters, Rosa Belle Dailey Harris.I am pretty sure that Anna Irvine mentioned here is the same as Anna Helen Dailey (maiden name) in my family tree. I know that Anna married George Irvine and they moved to Spokane, Washington before 1920 evidenced by the 1920 US Census. Anna's sister, Rose Belle Dailey Harris moved to Spokane at the same time. What I question is that Anna's husband, George Irvine is listed in two different cemeteries. The two cemeteries are the Fairmount and Medical Lake. I attached Anna to the George Irvine in the Medical Lake Cemetery since the bio in his memorial states he was married to Anna Dailey. George Irvine that is listed in Fairmount Cemetery appears to be buried right next to Anna. I am assuming that there is no headstone for Anna since there are no dates of birth or death listed in her memorial. I checked the Medical Lake cemetery, it appears that there was an Irvine Family Plot available for George to be buried in. The Dailey's were a poor family and may not have been able to afford to much in the way of a funeral. This is my wife's family which is from Canon City, Colorado. My wife's great grandmother, Minnie Daily was living in Spokane in 1920 as well.

Would you be able to check if there is a headstone for Anna & George Irvine in Fairmount and take a picture of it? It would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for rambling on for so long, but there is a lot of info involved.
Brice Blair
Wichita Falls, Texas
Added by Brice Blair on Jul 29, 2017 3:44 PM
Faye Nations McCardle
Arthur Adams
Thanks for adding photo
Added by Faye Nations McCardle on Jul 28, 2017 10:36 PM
Thanks for the plunge hunt for Bigham!
Added by ReconnectNow on Jul 22, 2017 1:07 PM
Oscar Allen
Thank you so much, for taking time to find and photograph the headstone. Happy hunting!
Added by Oscar Allen on Jul 22, 2017 8:39 AM
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