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CryptoGram (#46897564)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Grief never ends,
but it changes.
It is a passage,
not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of
weakness or lack of faith...
it is the price of love.

The words above are thought to be based on a eulogy Queen Elizabeth made for her sister Princess Margaret.

RE: erroneous memorials in Santa Fe National Cemetery ~ ALL people buried in ALL National Cemeteries are findable at VetGravesLocator

I don't make more than a couple memorials a day on average, but have done research into the families of lots of them...same for many whose pictures I post...making me gladly able to help with most anyone's ancestral brick walls however I can.

As the activity on FindAGrave increases, memorials and pictures left to be added decrease. There are already over 125,000,000 memorials; so considering that half the people who ever lived on Planet Earth are living now, and that it's unknown where over 90% of the dead many does that leave? -LOL and go figure.

When the picture "request" function first started, pix were limited in size to 250K: a comparatively tiny 1/32 of 8M now allowed. Back then there was only one guy and me taking pix in Arlington National (all that white granite for matching military markers comes from Vermont...not China :^), and there weren't many requests, so you can see how membership and contributions have exploded! I've had to tell my eager grandboy that there will probably be little picture-taking left to do when another seven years pass, just always recent deaths to add.

Us'uns who are willing & able: little burial grounds usually need cleaning and repairs; but don't go alone, and be careful ~ I've encountered snakes, dogs, & Black Widow spiders...and been told creepy tales about the LIVING I might encounter.

Some might think others of us are too possessive about pictures we take/post, but you probably haven't encountered a self-aggrandizer who deletes memorials after lifting the pictures others added to them and then remakes memorials with same pictures claimed as their own. As on any real city block, not everything is hunky-dory here; and not all the neighbors are nice. It takes just one rotten apple plus a few manipulators, stalkers, and green-eyed game players...especially the ones who post wrong poor-quality pictures on purpose, change names &/or places of burial to make originals look like duplicates, &/or put deaths willy-nilly into incorrect cemeteries just to inflate their "contributions" and then get huffy & vindictive when others notice the obvious, require the rest of us in the barrel to ignore the inappropriate comedy of their intentional errors.

COMMENTS ON MESSAGES TO ME ABOUT COPYRIGHT ISSUES, INCLUDING FindAGrave's OWN rules and regulations, found here ~ FindAGrave FAQs ~ which admonish, among else: >>The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter.<<

Sad to have to point out that I have posted NO pictures on, but some members there and elsewhere online lifted pictures I DID add to FindAGrave ~ ESPECIALLY of KINFOLK ~ & reposted them as their own with no credit given. When you see a picture on identical to one I've added to FaG, mine is the original; if included posting dates, I would not have to explain this. It's also quite silly that when I/others have made family trees there from personal information, they're noted as having no sources, but then when others copy same, their "source" is US!

You can use pictures I've taken and posted on this site in your online family trees by making a connective link to the original and/or including " FindAGrave member #46897564"; none may be sold and/or exchanged for any type of payment.

Why I got on FindAGrave:

I oversaw the newsletter of Colonel David Hackworth, military author/ commentator/ columnist with 8 Purple Hearts, for several years until he died from the effects of Agent Blue (used along with Agent Orange in Vietnam) while my husband was off in a war zone; at which time I needed a new focus and determined to pin-point our then-totally-unknown ancestors: at least 28 Revolutionary War Patriots, his Mayflower and Salem "witch" ancestors, my Swedish "hanky-panky in the palace" & Scottish Robert the Bruce people...and many *ships who pass in the night* ~ then sometimes remain friends ~ who have been great fun, challenges, and blessings to find.

So, at the onset in 2005, I was first able to find basic facts of the missing Major James Powell, and began a two-year mission to restore his legacy which was lost upon his death at Shiloh 145 years ago today as I write this 06APRIL2007. This long walk, still being shared with both living and non-bodied souls, is what educated me in how to usually quite rapidly find pertinent data for you "strangers," which I still remain happily willing to do!

My head-smacks in research are people assumed to be kids of step-parents when the bio-parent (usually mother) died too young & seeing my favorite greatgrandmother constantly called "Mrs. G.: husband's first initial and married name" ~ most ALL females losing their identities up into the 1960s; so I'm elated whenever I successfully work the puzzles ~ better than word math, sudoku, or cryptograms ~ of restoring ladies' kids &/or maiden names as the most appropriate and long-lasting FLOWERS to their memories, and alas, I still have just ONE nee name in my own Heck(ofA)family to dig up.

May all of Granny Vance's roses perpetually bloom bright and happy!

The book of life is brief,
And once the pages read
All but love is dead:
That is my belief.
(sung by Bobby Goldsboro in 1970...when he & God were watching Scotty grow)

God is Love.
(1 John 4:8)
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Gary Bonney
William lucius bonney
Thanks for the photo of my relative
Added by Gary Bonney on May 26, 2017 10:06 AM
Tom Morse
RE: MrsOPreston
Thank you for all your hard work. The 1822 Othniel died in 1893 and his wife Eliza are the two that I'm most interested in and would love to have the tombstone pictures. This Othniel and his sons had a factory in Hornell in the late 1800's. I walked the whole cemetery a few years ago I could not locate these two. I did find a large PRESTON stone on top is this near them? Thanks. Tom
Added by Tom Morse on May 26, 2017 8:51 AM
RE: LynnFamilyInHornell
You sound like you have my schedule - 2 am is early for me to be in bed!

My husband's grandfather died in Philly in the flu epidemic. I found a newspaper death notice for him. The whole page was nothing but deaths from the flu (with an occasional heart attack thrown in just to keep things honest).

More later.

Added by Kathy on May 26, 2017 6:53 AM
Tom Morse
Ralph preston
Thanks so much for the great photo. I'm also looking for a
Mrs. O. Preston died 1906. Tom
Added by Tom Morse on May 26, 2017 6:35 AM
RE: LynnFamilyInHornell
I completely understand about internet access - I, too, am in the country beyond the reach of cable. We tried three satellite companies and found each was out if there was rain anywhere in the northern hemisphere!

And thank you for your service, as well as your husband's. Military spouses serve as much, although differently.

I saw the discrepancies in number of births.

I don't think Charles Hunt and Minnie Lynn stayed together too long. They are shown together in the 1900 US and 1905 NYS censuses, but that's it. I found a Charles W Lynn in Steuben County in the 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 US censuses. Although it is probable that these are all the same guy, I don't know for certain.

Hattie Ella Lynn was Minnie's sister. Ella married Charles K Potter. Charles is supposed to be buried in Rural Cemetery, but I don't have any information about Ella.

I have been back researching this family and have myself thoroughly confused at the moment. I found one online tree that has ancestor info for Jerusha (Phillips) Linn, Alonzo's mother. That's the first time I've seen anything on her. I wrote to the owner of the tree. We'll see if I hear back.

I think I need some sleep!

Take care, and thank you!

Added by Kathy on May 25, 2017 8:32 PM
RE: LynnFamilyInHornell

Joh/John's name was one of the things I was hoping someone's actually seeing the marker might resolve.

I've looked for these folks with so many different variations, and found nothing more. But I have a cousin who usually finds things within a couple days (or even a couple hours!) that I haven't been able to locate - her mind just works differently than mine, and her questions get answers. However, she hasn't been well, so I haven't enlisted her help.

Once again, I would certainly appreciate anything you might be able to locate. Not trying to pawn my research off on you, but being in the cemetery might offer some clues as well.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Take care.

Added by Kathy on May 25, 2017 6:29 AM
I so appreciate you adding a memorial for Caroline Rounsville, wife of William Henry! I was trying last night for hours to find more information on where she was buried and when. I thought she must be buried by William.

I also saw other wives for William Henry in the ancestry trees. When people create their trees, they need to be careful with who they attach what source documents to.There are a couple William H Rounsville/ Rounseville born 1840-1846... two born 1840. I have verified through documents to make sure Caroline is William Henry's wife. Unless he was married before marrying Caroline, she appears to be his only wife. I also verified against family trees I know can be trusted created by my extended family.

Do you know if there are other Rounsville, Rounseville, Rounsevell (or variation of) memorials which need to be created yet?

Again I so appreciate your work and dedication to Find A Grave. It is so important for current and future generations. Thank you!

PS Glad you like the information and photo on my profile. I was admiring all of your profile also! You have a lot of good information:)
Added by InMemory on May 24, 2017 10:21 AM
Tamara Merry
Helen Lindsay Potter
I can't begin to express my gratitude for this picture. My heart is going to burst! These two were the most treasured people in my childhood. On behalf of my bothers and cousins we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Added by Tamara Merry on May 24, 2017 10:19 AM
stephen schifani
Nettie Sweet
Thanks so much
Added by stephen schifani on May 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Alfred Veley
Thank you for your kindness.
Added by Gerry on May 24, 2017 9:50 AM
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