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Salvarsan (#47181938)
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Bio Photo You have my expressed permission to use any of my photos (or the following commentary):

Who would hold hostage - under the fictive pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?

I have not changed my opinion on copyright, but for those of you who feel strongly about protecting your copyright...

Have you noticed that Ancestry is posting ALL of your copyright-protected photos on their profit-driven website?

Why isn't that a violation of your copyright?

The only valuable grave stone photo: Jimmy Hoffa


• Post photocopies of documents to a memorial.

• Submit a suggestion that ONLY requests that I add or remove a period after a middle initial.

• Create a memorial for a living person.

• Hide their email address and turn off messages - then argue about updates.

• Would rather cut off a finger than delete a duplicate memorial.

• Request a photo, when the memorial clearly states "NO HEADSTONE".

• Post 1 photo, which shows only 1/3 of the headstone.

• Don't understand the historical context of "maiden name".

• Think that copyright law requires you to post a blood-curdling threat against would-be violators.

• Create 175,000 memorials and then complain about "impatient" suggesters.

• Suggest a correction by creating a "correct" duplicate memorial.


King, Wisconsin

As of Oct 2015, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.

That's over 7,000 headstones.

With that many photographs, they can't all be "great".

If you would like me to take a more thoughtful photograph - better lighting, background, grass trimmed away, etc - feel free to ask.

I have researched every interment through 31 Dec 2013. I have compiled three books, which list all of these burials and include selected biographical sketches and cross-reference lists:

The Muffled Drum (Civil War) 2013

The Ghostly Bugles (Indian Wars thru WWI) 2014

The Third Volley (WWII to 2013) May 2016


Until the Last Whisper
Burials in the Soldiers's Lot
Calvary Cemetery, Milwauke, WI

Their Last Respite
Deaths at the
Waupaca County Asylum
With Final Resting Places

Vandalism Of Neglect May 2017
CWVMC Headstone Inskription Errors

(That's not a joke - believe it or not, FindAGrave won't allow me to spell the "I" word correctly!)


For context, see the message I received on 8 Jan 2015, from an account holder who believes "military rank is meaningless", military service should be "forgotten", and that you must die in a war to have rank applied to your memorial.

Following military customs and courtesies, men and women who died while in service should have their rank applied to their memorial page as a prefix.

Following military customs and courtesies, and federal law; men and women who RETIRED from the military are also authorized to "take their rank with them" after their service. Their rank should also be applied to their memorial page as a prefix.

RETIRED could mean a 20-30+ year career of honorable service, or it could mean a much shorter service period that ended in a medical retirement - eg, a Private who suffered a severe combat wound before serving even a year.

Of course, if the deceased veteran had expressed another preference, then it should be honored.
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Thank you for the link of Delbert Curtis
I agree with you 100% about military ranks being added for soldiers. Many of these soldiers young and old fought for our freedom and deserve recognition - they don't get enough. Keep up the great work you're doing for them. I still need to link his sister Carroll.

Best Regards Sharon
Added by Sharon on Sep 12, 2017 8:54 PM
L Evans
RE: Brust, John
since you kindly retyped the obituary information, I will remove my scanned information.
Added by L Evans on Aug 23, 2017 10:54 AM
John Calusio/White Pigeon, MI
Thank you for the information on John Calusio. It has been added to his site with credit given for the information.
Added by 2Trolls on Aug 01, 2017 11:52 AM
Ellen Bishop
Thanks for the info on
Francis Ainsworth, always nice to get more of the story!
Added by Ellen Bishop on Jul 31, 2017 3:29 PM
“Luther Pettigrove”
Thank you for the info, I corrected mine, added yours and gave you credit.
Added by D on Jul 25, 2017 4:33 PM
Mike Porter
David McKeighan
Thanks for the info. I added it to his bio.

Added by Mike Porter on Jul 23, 2017 7:25 PM
joyce collins
RE: william graham
I got the list of burials to Mechanics off the hsp website. Naturally I threw it out not having enough room to save anything but my own family paperwork. If I can find the list again I'll try to go through it
Added by joyce collins on Jul 22, 2017 5:39 PM
joyce collins
william graham
Hello Don't mean to be difficult, but if you could show me something that says they are the same man I will delete mine. thanks
Added by joyce collins on Jul 19, 2017 11:43 AM
Leeann Boone
Phili H. Boone
Hello! Philip Boone is my uncle from Grandpa's first marriage. I was wondering if you could link his parents Oscar and Anna to him?

Anna: 54765774
Added by Leeann Boone on Jul 17, 2017 5:03 PM
Joe Gibbens
Love your peeves
My list would be very similar.
Have a great day !
Joe Gibbens
Added by Joe Gibbens on Jul 13, 2017 9:22 PM
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