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Lonewalker (#46987063)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Former volunteer & board member of Montgomery's first cemetery authority. I have spent the last nine years walking, photographing & transcribing cemeteries, seeking out information & descendants while making friends like Cemetery Sue Armstrong who was documenting cemeteries long before it was cool, the Cemetery Czar & many others. Without their love, encouragement and knowledge my entries here would not be possible. It is a love and a passion I will continue as long as I am able.

Over the years I have dealt with some really great and some not so nice contributors. In the course of any correspondence, anyone who resorts to name calling or any other bad behavior will be blocked from emailing me. This happened to me not to long ago over a declined transfer. I don't mean to be contentious but it simply isn't possible to "stalk" cemeteries or the dead. If asked I will gladly explain to edit why I don't respond to those contributors along with the offending message.

Ancestry's acquisition of Find A Grave has not negated it's primary purpose which is documentation of final deposition of remains.

Please assemble information from records into paragraph form no matter how short. Biographical information in virtual flowers will be reported. Graphic details will be declined. I don't have time to fact check every correction received so don't assume I am the source of erroneous information. Not once have I claimed to be perfect. Even with 25 years of genealogical research experience I can and do make errors. Requests for the purpose of adding additional, accurate information will be declined as will bulk surname requests. When in doubt, refer to the guidelines.

Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama
She will be two hundred years old in 2018 with Mary Pouncey being her first known interment. Conservatively speaking, one hundred forty thousand sleep under her sod. Entries made from interment cards are listed by burial date if there is no headstone that lists a date of death. Numerous plats such as Square Eleven and the V Plat are full of marked and unmarked burials. Oakwood hosts four other cemeteries; Land of Peace, Eternal Rest, which are the old and new Jewish sections, Saint Margaret's [Catholic] and Oakwood Annex. They all often get lumped under Oakwood.

The Story of her Missing Marker
Mary Louisa Portis
The recovery & return of this newborn's marble ledger will always be the highest point in my preservation efforts. LeeAnne Wofford, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at the Alabama Historical Commission, whom I am privileged to call my friend, provided me with a rubbing before it was removed from Lincoln Cemetery & taken into their custody for safe keeping.

If you wish to use mine please just ask. For me personally, it is about respect & courtesy for the person who took the shot not about admiration. If I ever neglect to thank a photo volunteer let me say here how much I appreciate those who beat the bushes photographing markers on my behalf. Bless you all, you make it possible for me to visit places I might not ever get to. 📸

Kindest Regards, Lonewalker

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