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Who would hold hostage - under the fictive pretense of copyright - the photo of a grave stone?
I have not changed my opinion on copyright, but for those of you who feel strongly about protecting your copyright...
Have you noticed that Ancestry is posting ALL of your copyright-protected photos on their profit-driven website?
Why isn't that a violation of your copyright?
The only valuable grave stone photo: Jimmy Hoffa
FINDAGRAVE PEEVES - MEMBERS WHO:
• Post photocopies of documents to a memorial.
• Submit a suggestion that ONLY requests that I add or remove a period after a middle initial.
• Create a memorial for a living person.
• Hide their email address and turn off messages - then argue about updates.
• Would rather cut off a finger than delete a duplicate memorial.
• Request a photo, when the memorial clearly states "NO HEADSTONE".
• Post 1 photo, which shows only 1/3 of the headstone.
• Don't understand the historical context of "maiden name".
• Think that copyright law requires you to post a blood-curdling threat against would-be violators.
• Create 175,000 memorials and then complain about "impatient" suggesters.
• Suggest a correction by creating a "correct" duplicate memorial.
VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
As of Oct 2015, I have photographed every visible headstone in this cemetery - all have been posted.
That's over 7,000 headstones.
With that many photographs, they can't all be "great".
If you would like me to take a more thoughtful photograph - better lighting, background, grass trimmed away, etc - feel free to ask.
I have researched every internment through 31 Dec 2013. I have compiled three books, which list all of these burials and include selected biographical sketches and cross-reference lists:
The Muffled Drum (Civil War) 2013
The Ghostly Bugles (Indian Wars thru WWI) 2014
The Third Volley (WWII to 2013) May 2016
Until the Last Whisper
Burials in the Soldiers's Lot
Calvary Cemetery, Milwauke, WI
Their Last Respite
Deaths at the
Waupaca County Asylum
With Final Resting Places
MILITARY RANK ON FINDAGRAVE
For context, see the message I received on 8 Jan 2015, from an account holder who believes "military rank is meaningless", military service should "forgotten", and that you must die in a war to have rank applied to your memorial.
Following military customs and courtesies, men and women who died while in service should have their rank applied to their memorial page as a prefix.
Following military customs and courtesies, and federal law; men and women who RETIRED from the military are also authorized to "take their rank with them" after their service. Their rank should also be applied to their memorial page as a prefix.
RETIRED could mean a 20-30+ year career of honorable service, or it could mean a much shorter service period that ended in a medical retirement - eg, a Private who suffered a severe combat wound before serving even a year.
Of course, if the deceased veteran had expressed another preference, then it should be honored.
~| MEMORIES |~
Oft I remember those I have known
In other days, to whom my heart was lead
As by a magnet, and who are not dead,
But absent, and their memories overgrown.
With other thoughts and troubles of my own,
As graves with grasses are, and at their head
The stone with moss and lichens so o'er spread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.
And is it so with them? After long years.
Do they remember me in the same way,
And is the memory pleasant as to me?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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|SLIverson||RE: John Maxworthy|
I'm glad you did start that project! I put her memorial up in the hopes that someone would have more information one day.
What I knew is that she divorced my great great grandfather and remarried John Maxworthy. I had come across the 1930 census records but was still questioning if this is the same woman. Waupaca seems so far from where she lived. Do you have any information about how she would have ended up there?
From the city directories it appears she stayed in the house mentioned in the probate letter for a few years after John passed. Her daughter lived one block over.
I would love any information you are willing to share, I've been trying to find out what happened to her off and on for a few years. Feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Thank you again for all your work! Once you transfer I will link the family I have on my memorial and delete that so there are not two.
Memorial # 113650624. John Thomas Maxworthy is the second husband of my great great grandmother, Christina Zilley Stoll Maxworthy. The spouses and children seem to match the data I have, however the middle name does not match what is listed in his will. It is possible he has 2 middle names. I am wondering if you could take a look at Christina's memorial. I previously entered a memorial that was unknown burial location, it is seeming to be a match. Let me know what you think. If you agree it is a match, is there a way for us to merge our information? I have much more information on my great great grandmother and manage the links to her first husband and her children and grandchildren. My memorial is Memorial# 65594905 and was started nearly a year before this entry, Memorial# 83031639.
Let me know if you think they match. I am thinking they do unless the Christina buried in Waupaca is a completely different Christina and incorrectly linked to John Maxworthy.
|YNC USNRET||John Brown - Asbury Cemetery|
I have added your notes. Changed age to 49. Thanks
Thank you for the edits on Mary E. Brown! I really appreciate your sharing with me.
|Dee||RE: Irene Gardner #49996503|
I've removed the obituary images for John and Irene Gardner. They were recently provided by Mike Gallagher who spent time at the library to look them up, print, and add a nice backing to them. Thank you for transferring the text to the bio section.
Added by Dee on Dec 21, 2016 12:15 PM
|LGibbs||RE: Donald and Marianne Gibbs Memorials|
Thank you, I have added my father-in-law's military information. :)
I think it is very likely that he and your father could have crossed paths at some time along the line! I'll have to pull together some information of where he was and when, to see if any of it sounds familiar to you from your father's stories... stay tuned!
Added by LGibbs on Sep 19, 2016 9:13 PM
|Terri Johnson||Paul Graff|
Thanks for the information. I deleted my memorial.
|LGibbs||Donald and Marianne Gibbs Memorials|
Hello :) Thank you for all the great work you do on Find a Grave, it is truly appreciated!!
I was wondering if you would be willing to remove the temporary grave marker photos from the memorials for Donald & Marianne Gibbs? I have been out to the cemetery and photographed their permanent markers, now that they have been placed.
Don's memorial is #158715136 & Marianne's is #148804331 Thank you! :)
Added by LGibbs on Sep 17, 2016 9:11 AM
|Gervaise Dynes-Wolak||Jerry Verkuilen|
Thank you so much for transferring Jerry's memorial and so promptly too.
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