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Rebecca McIntosh (#48241877)
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Bio Photo Robert is my husband & partner in FaG. We focus on helping others and photographing cemeteries. Every memorial represents a life and has meaning. The "dash" between birth and death dates is who they were. We don't know most of these people, some may have been unkind or done bad things, we have no idea, so we create the memorials - in earthly death all are equal.

There are some that are extra special to us so if you have time to visit and leave a flower for the any/all of the following, much obliged;
'becca's sister, Dona Whitaker, born Aug 24 1944, died Oct 2 2015
'becca's mum, Margaret Hood, born Aug 15 1923, died Oct 3 1967
'beccas best mate, Woodstock, died Sep 15 2013
Robert's mum, Nan Hulme, died Dec 27 2011
Robert's brother, Malcolm, died Sep 7 1998

Also, Robert Duran, unknown to us in any way except through FaG, sponsored 'becca's mothers' memorial! How kind. He is missing his daughter Deanna Duran and some flowers for her would be appreciated.

I am an American living in Australia and all of my family is in USA except one daughter who came to Oz with me. I am the only child of my parents. They both had siblings, one died as an infant and the other a young child. I do have older sisters that were born of our mother. My family names are Kiffmeyer, LaZebnick, Quinn, Hood, Koch, Courtwright (Cortwright), Bowhanan (Buchanan) and the family comes from Ohio: Price Hill, New Richmond, Reading, and from Pennsylvania: Dingman Ferry, Milford, Pike County and Stroudsburg. European countries include County Tyrone, Ireland, Scotland, England, Prussia and Alsace-Lorraine France/Germany. I can trace my family back to 1760 through the Quinns to County Tyrone, to the Revolutionary War through Buchanan (DAR), the Civil War through Koch and working on the Mayflower with Courtwright (Cortwright) Bishop and Hood (or Houth or Hod).My husband's family names are McIntosh, Johnson (Johnston) on the paternal side and that side of the family has been in Oz for at least 3 generations, coming from Scotland to Australia. The maternal side of the family is Hulme and Dodgson from Stockport, England. He is first generation Australian on his mother's side. We have found many of his relatives, even some live ones he didn't know about through Find A Grave! Any family work we do in Australia is his family and has no connection to my family... maybe if we both go back far enough in Scotland or England?

We are happy to photograph in Victoria, Australia, as we like to travel so don't hesitate to ask for other places, even obscure ones. We are trying to preserve some precious bits of history that could be lost forever, especially in the older cemeteries. In Australia, "Cremated remains" memorials are dismantled after 25 years if "perpetual care" wasn't purchased (family can collect them or the cemetery will dispose of them) or you can pay the cost of perpetual care at today's prices! When we photograph we try to give a "big picture" and take as detailed a photo of stones or markers. When there is no marker, we photograph the site to give those searching a feel for the plot and we try to take photos on either side as markers. There may also be additional people buried in graves with others but not all names are on the marker. We will create memorials for anyone buried in the photo requested grave and transfer them to keep families together. We were working primarily on Springvale, Cheltenham Pioneer and Cheltenham Memorial but will dabble in other cemeteries as needed (eg. Mathoura Pioneer and Mathoura Lawn).

If memorials are damaged or unreadable we try to piece things together or transcribe as best we can. Photographing stones on overcast days is best but not always possible. A dust brush, cloth and water to clean off stones is good as well as a wet rag and dirt is invaluable on a carved stone that has faded. We will get you the best photo we can and if you don't like it, let us know so we can try again.

NB: Our photos are not be be used elsewhere without permission or even on other FaG memorials. We are happy to work with you and only consider it a courtesy to ask!

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pike

Thanks for letting us help you :-)
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Tim Reynolds
RE: Max Walker (170648658)
Hi Rebecca,

I finally got out to Fawkner today and photographed the grave of Max (the father). There is no mention of Max the son. I checked previously at the office and they assured me there had only been one interment at that site.

Added by Tim Reynolds on Aug 02, 2017 4:17 AM
John William Burns 1835-1883
Hi Rebecca,
firstly thank you for doing such a great job preserving all our heritage.

I found your site re John William Burns,buried at Echuca. Victoria. He is my gggfather, and I think his parents are William Burns and Martha Hind/Aird,On his marriage certificate

I see that you have his parents are Robert and Mary Jane Ward. Can you please tell how you obtained those details. re his parents.
I have wondered for a while if I have the correct parents as I cannot find his birth etc with those names I have.
My email is, so if you could please contact me , I would appreciate greatly your reply
Added by Rhonda on Jul 08, 2017 10:15 PM
Penny Simmons
Ladham photos
Once again, thank you very much for your help and time.
kind regards
Added by Penny Simmons on Jun 28, 2017 11:47 PM
Melbourne General Cemetery
Hi Rebecca,

I know it's been a while, but you made several requests for photos at the Melbourne General Cemetery. I'm happy to help but need more information. If you can please supply the grave numbers for the people you listed. You can get these by contacting the cemetery ( with any details you have. They are reasonably quick responding.
Weather permitting I should be able to get any photos you want within a couple of weeks.

Added by maz591 on Jun 26, 2017 9:45 PM
Judith Meahl
George and Sarah Holt
Rebecca - many thanks for taking the time to get the photos of their grave for the family. The work you do for Find A Grave is greatly appreciated - Judith Meahl.
Added by Judith Meahl on Jun 26, 2017 1:35 PM
Tim Reynolds
RE: Bridget and Walter Shaw at Brighton General
G'day Rebecca,

I'm always keen to find a headstone so when I get a grave like this I check and recheck, first to make sure that I am where the grave reference says, and once I'm sure of that I ferret around the grave to see if there is something that I'm missing. With the foliage on the Shaws' grave I lifted it up to see if there was anything underneath (as there was on the grave next door) but nothing, I'm afraid. At least it looks better than bare plots of earth for others which I tracked down.

Regards, Tim
Added by Tim Reynolds on Jun 19, 2017 9:04 PM
Pierre Louis Collard
RE: David Bartaby
Hi again Rebecca,

As I understand it, there are two cemeteries in Cheltenham, and these are Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery and Cheltenham Memorial Park.

Although I fully understand what you are saying about the name of the latter, I prefer to use the
name in the cemetery's website.

It would appear that many Find a Grave contributors have used different names for CMP such as Cheltenham New Cemetery.

Added by Pierre Louis Collard on Jun 16, 2017 9:44 AM
Pierre Louis Collard
RE: Louis Victor Collard at Cheltenham, Victoria
Hi Rebecca,

Apart from L.V.Collard, others with the same surname are not related to me.

Added by Pierre Louis Collard on Jun 16, 2017 9:10 AM
Pierre Louis Collard
RE: David Bartaby
Hi Rebecca,

Many thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I have looked up the website for the cemetery and note that it is is called "Cheltenham Memorial Park", as opposed to "Cheltenham Memorial Cemetery". The name is displayed on the cemetery fence/entrance.

I have now amended the record to indicate that David was interred in Cheltenham Memorial Park.


Added by Pierre Louis Collard on Jun 16, 2017 9:07 AM
William Maher
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Hi Rebecca. I use Find A Grave as a member and I want to talk to you about an issue with a grave that you are the administrator for.
Can you please give me your current email or contact me on my email at
Thanks in advance,
William Maher
Added by William Maher on Jun 11, 2017 12:04 AM
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