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|Ron West (#47389384)|
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I am a bit of a fan of history and I love the history you find in cemeteries. My favorites are the old pioneer cemeteries of the west. |
Why do I do Find a Grave? For those of you that are looking for forgotten relatives, loved ones, friends and family, I just want to say to you that I do what I do here on Find A Grave, for you. No one should be forgotten! We may not all be rich, or famous, or powerful, or have invented great things but we all made a difference in some way and we deserve to be remembered for the differences we've made. If just by creating a memorial page, I feel that I have done something to remember that person and that they did live and that they did matter.
The information on the memorials that I have created is only as good as the information I had to work with from the beginning. I am sure that there are many mistakes and I will correct every one that I can but if fellow contributor finds something wrong that still needs to be corrected, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Transfers: If you are interested, just ask! I am not hung up on the findagrave.com policies, all that is important to me is that you are better able to add to the memorial than I am. You don't have to be directly related, just willing and able to make the page better.
Photos: There is no need to ask permission to use the photos that I post unless it is to be for commercial purposes. I take these photographs for you so please, use them as you need to. All that I ask is that you source and credit them properly.
To all the Find a Grave photographers out there: if you have a picture to post that is better than one that I have posted, please do and then let me know. If I agree, I will gladly remove mine in order to avoid cluttering up the memorial page.
Someday I know I'll have my own headstone and if I am lucky enough, this is the epitaph that will be on it: (I didn't write it, but I'll be happy to use it)
The Measure of a Man
Not "How did he die?"
But, "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?"
But, "What did he give?"
These are the units
to measure the worth
of a man, as a man,
regardless of birth.
Not "What was his station?
But, "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play
his God given part?"
Was he ever ready
with a word of good cheer,
to bring back a smile,
to banish a tear?'
Not "What was his church?"
Nor "What was his creed?"
But, "Had he befriended
those really in need?"
Not "What did the sketch
in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry
when he passed away!"
But, at the end of the day, if all my headstone reads is "He was a good man" then, I will be happy with that too!
If you're still reading, maybe you'd like to stop by and say Hi! to some very special friends. They are missed everyday! Belle, Sophie and Casey.
I found some great information on how to take a picture of a headstone. I am passing this site along because I feel that a good, clear picture is always what the viewer wants. Not something that is just good enough. The site is How To Get Great Photos For Find a Grave.
Thanks for stopping by!
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|DeEnna Lawson||Homer Lawson M.D.|
Thank you so much for taking a photo of Dr. Lawson's Grave. I'm researching the Lawsons and it is much appreciated to have a photo.
|Lana Runnels Knor||RE: John Calen Lopez - Santa Maria Cemetery|
Thanks Ron I removed the picture from John Caleb Lopez and attachéd it to Joe (Jose) Luis Lopez
|Jonathan Jacobs||Mary Goldstein memorial|
her memorial is ID 118498034. I want to know if you know her maiden name or her husband's name? Are you related? I'm trying to find a Mary Goldstein who was born about 1890. Problem is that she had a sister named Mary who was born 3 years later.
|sandy ||RE: #34464024 Robert Campbell|
Thanks for the response - I missed the info on the stone - - -
Added by sandy on Sep 11, 2017 2:50 PM
|Evelyn Rowe Nelson||Archibald Fairley|
Thanks Ron for the transfer. According to your criteria of how a man lived his life, Rev. Archibald Fairley more than exceeds in the area of giving and dedicating his life to helping others...leaving his homeland of Scotland and coming to America towards that cause. Again much appreciated. I hope to honor his memory as best I can.
Evelyn Rowe Nelson in MA
|Craig Sauls||Hazel Russell Bidamon Patterson|
You have 2 memorials for Hazel,
72060815 and 70438897. Suggest you combine them.
If you'd like to transfer her, I'm collecting Russells.
|JUDY WHISLER||RE: FRANK REDDY EVERGREEN CEM COLO SP|
JUST WANT TO BE SURE I GOT RIGHT REDDY.
DOES THE OBIT SHOW HIS PARENTS AS CHARLES H AND NELLIE REDDY?
IF SO, I WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS.
|Sue Hale Sheppard||Frederick Cogswell #76420910|
Thank you for accepting the edit to link Frederick Cogswell #76420910 to his father.
I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
|InSearchOf||James F Burns|
We found a bunch of documents in our old barn. One was a gold mining certificate for 100,000 shares for James F Burns. I added the photo to his memorial.
|Bernard Johnson||Eichelberger at Santa Barbara|
Hi Ron. Am wondering why the location you give on memorial for Margaret Eichelberger 90318226 is different from the location given at the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society cemetery records website??
Also wondering why there are so many unfulfilled requests at Santa Barbara Cemetery. They used to be picked up so quickly. Thanks.
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