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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say.
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Jill Rueble
RE: Knost and Pearce sibs
Cynthia thank you for making the changes. I added some obits and will have more and I believe a couple other family members are in Toledo Cemeteries and I'm waiting to confirm those.
Added by Jill Rueble on Apr 22, 2017 9:09 AM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
Mrs kreilk
Photo added! Sorry I missed it the first time.
Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Apr 21, 2017 7:18 AM
THanks for the photos!
Added by Heiden on Apr 18, 2017 4:53 PM
RE: Padgett photos
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help. I also found a few other Padgett's that weren't listed. I created memorials for them if any are in your line just let me know. ;)
Added by MissT on Apr 18, 2017 1:18 PM
RE: Julia Blair & Children
Thank you very much for transferring these memorials to me.
Added by Rachel on Apr 14, 2017 12:52 PM
David E Wanzenried
Elarton transfer
Thank you!
Added by David E Wanzenried on Apr 10, 2017 7:47 PM
RE: McCormicks on their way to you
Thank you so much for the transfer, it means a lot!
Added by MrsCarter on Apr 05, 2017 12:19 PM
RE: GG headed your way
Thank you got the transfer and all your volunteer hours. Deeply appreciated. Dawn
Added by dawnlon on Apr 04, 2017 1:51 PM
RE: ps.
For the moss I use my hands to rub most of it off. When it's in the lettering I use a soft bristled tooth brush. Anytime I have to clear anything from a headstone I use a soft bristled brush (size depends of the area). I have done a little bit of research into other ways of cleaning headstones, but I have not tried them yet. Hopefully this year I will have a couple new ways.
Added by chuck3482 on Mar 30, 2017 3:03 PM
Joyce Niswander
Edna Trammell
Thank you, for all your help with Edna Trammell. It is very much appreciated.

Joyce Niswander
Added by Joyce Niswander on Mar 30, 2017 1:19 PM
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