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Albert Arnold Sprague, IV (#46806159)
 member for 12 years, 4 days
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Bio Photo Taking photographs for is an interest I take seriously. I want to take the best photos possible so that the person making the request can read the inscription and, most important, will be proud to make the photo part of the family's genealogical record. I often make more than one trip to the cemetery for a single photograph because I won't know until I find the marker that the sun is in the right place. I'd rather make an extra trip than post a photo with a shadow across the inscription.

I keep a small broom, clippers, and paper towels in the trunk of my car so I can clean the marker or clip foliage as needed. When the gravesite appears to have no marker, I go to the cemetery office to learn whether the marker is actually there, but has sunk below the surface of the ground and needs to be reset. When there actually is no marker, I stick a small construction flag in the ground and take a photo, taking care to include nearby graves in the photo for reference, and letting the requester know.

Before posting a photograph, I use PhotoShop Elements to align the photo, crop it, and adjust the lighting/contrast. On the rare occasion when weather or other conditions make getting a good photograph impossible, I take the best photograph I can and offer to try again later.

I was a photographer for Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bishop Museum for five years, and I have been the webmaster of The Sprague Project, a genealogical website containing more than 420,000 names, for eighteen years. In, my interests in genealogy and photography have found a home.

U.S. Army, 1LT, 1966-1969
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Wm Hale
RE: Confirmation of headstone dates
I have enlarged the photo and confirmed the dates. They are hard to read but I am very sure the dates I quote are right.

If you will email me your address, I will sent you the enlarged photo for your inspection. Maybe you will see it differently.

Sorry it took so long to reply...... Bill
Added by Wm Hale on Mar 19, 2017 3:56 PM
RE: Permission to use photos
Yes, of course you may use them. Credit them to Dave Werner.
I wish I had more info.
In fact, I've been "regressing" in my desire to reconcile my multiple "common ancestor" DNA links to Gamaliel Sprague descendants (and other DNA links to Spragues a bit further up the tree). A link that I thought existed did not pan out.
So, for the moment, the name Sprague does not appear on my tree. (The Sprague branch is still present in the data, but does not visually appear on the page, and is such, is no longer drawing any comments or DNA links).
Would you be kind enough to email me information on your pages?
Who knows, I might find some answers there.
Nice to hear from you again,
Added by JDA on Feb 27, 2017 6:59 AM
RE: Sarah Smallage Phelps / #86629852
I sent you a lengthy email and attachment, let me know that you got it.

Added by Larry on Feb 26, 2017 9:25 AM
Kelly Jane O
RE: Copyrighted info
Yes you can use the info. Are you a relative? There is a Robertson DNA pg if interested. How are you related? M
Added by Kelly Jane O on Feb 24, 2017 3:46 PM
Linda Wayman
Am I missing something?

Obviously, it was me who was missing something.
Added by Linda Wayman on Feb 20, 2017 10:23 AM
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Margret Tracy
So Glad I could help - info is from her obituary
Added by We're all connected on Feb 08, 2017 6:15 PM
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Margret Tracy
Added by We're all connected on Feb 08, 2017 6:15 PM
Mary Ann Lee
RE: We love you!!!!!
You are very welcome. Please let me know if I can help in the future.
Added by Mary Ann Lee on Dec 08, 2016 7:26 AM
Wm Hale
RE: Confirmation of headstone dates
Thank you for your email. The dates are very hard to read. I took the picture and increased the size a lot. It was still hard to read but I am sure the dates are now correct.
Anna: 3-12-1908 and 7-26-1993

Anthony: 11-29-1909 and 7-26-1993

If you still feel that the dates are not correct, send me an email. I will increase the size of the photo and email it to you for your interpretation. You may read it differently than I. I will change the dates on F.A.G. records.

Once again, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Bill (
Added by Wm Hale on Nov 20, 2016 4:23 AM
RE: Leah (Walker) Murphree
I have the information as shared with me from 22 different Murphree Family tree members. I am not of the line but chose to create the memorial for the benefit of some of the Reagan descendants that I have shared information with. I traced the Reagan line and Louisa Malia Murphree married to a Reagan. Thanks
Added by 47650891 on Nov 11, 2016 9:49 PM
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