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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, but mostly around Virginia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries. And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, and sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography. The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

One thing, I'd like to ask the community at large, is quit cropping photos... it makes a perfectly normal photo look a lot less attractive. Please post natural photos.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Irene Weis
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo Rich. You always come through!

Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Aug 16, 2017 7:48 PM
RE: Memorial Park ~ Linwood Orange
Hello Rich, You are very welcome. A BIG thank you for having the exact grave locations for Mr. and Mrs. Orange. That helped out SO much - Memorial is a huge cemetery and very spread out. And also, thank you for your kind comments. We want to fulfill photo requests with pictures that we, ourselves, would want posted to our family tree. With a surrounding area photo, we want people to feel like they've been at the grave site in person.
If you would like any additional photos, please don't hesitate to ask.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 11, 2017 11:35 AM
Valerie Neidich Moran
RE: George W. Wise
Hi Rich,

Sorry it has taken me a year to respond to you. Thank you for the information that you have passed along. Keep in touch.

Added by Valerie Neidich Moran on Aug 08, 2017 11:53 PM
Diane Clobus Dean
Testerman at Washington Memorial
Hi Rich,

Thank you for catching my error. I have changed him over to the correct cemetery. And thank you for the tip about no map, that makes a lot of sense.
Do you know if anyone has let F.A.G. admin know that the other Washington Memorial Park does not exist? So that those 15 memorials listed there can be moved to the real cemetery?

Added by Diane Clobus Dean on Aug 05, 2017 10:31 AM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Mabel Carmon
What a beautiful picture of Margaret's mother! Thanks for posting. She sure took after her mother!
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Jul 24, 2017 1:46 PM
RE: Mattie Monk ~ College Mound
Yaaaay! Glad you were able to get Mattie's memorials taken care of. I have NO clue how memorials are "merged" together.
I noticed there appears to be only two Monk's remaining with no tombstone photo. I'm not quite finished walking the cemetery yet, so perhaps i'll come across them.
Thanks for the compliment on the photos. I like to take two photos for large stones... one to show the stone in its entirety, and a second, a closeup, so there are no doubts of the name and dates. I've actually had contributors request I delete the closeup photos on memorials they created. I've explained my reasoning, but in the end, deleted the 2nd photo. Oh well.
Have a great rest-of-the-week!
sheila (aka snipps)
Added by snipps on Jul 06, 2017 11:51 AM
Linda Burton Kochanov
RE: Joe Patuzzi ~ Mountain Grove
You're welcome and yes...I did see more. I looked, but not that well evidently. I will also take another of these three as I saw you wanted a far away picture. I read that when I got home. so.....back I'll go...soon.
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Jul 05, 2017 7:41 AM
Amanda Bishop Burns
Warfield Cemetery
Good Afternoon, just wanted to let you know I have deleted the memorials as you indicate they are buried in the Lucy Family Cemetery. I found information they were buried in Warfield Cemetery. But as they Lucy Family cemetery has photos I have deleted from Warfield Cemetery. Thank you so much for letting me know.
Added by Amanda Bishop Burns on May 31, 2017 1:52 PM
John Mallory Land
RE: Linwood Cemetery ~ Colonel Holland
Hi, Rich – I hope you’re well. I must apologize for not having responded sooner. I have started a new job – I am now Stage Manager for the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts here in Columbus – so I have been working a monstrous number of hours. As you have already discovered, I did get the grave marker for Col. HOLLAND set. We had a bit of a scare, as the first time I had planned to set it, I went to retrieve it on a Saturday morning from the Sexton’s office and it wasn’t there! I feared the rest of the weekend that it had been stolen and we would have to file a police report (the monuments remain the property of the federal government in perpetuity), but it turned out that staff had moved it to remote storage for safekeeping and I had not been notified. Also, I had planned to place it all the way in the southwest corner of the lot, but there are a couple of field stones there that may or may not indicate a grave, so I did not want to disturb them. One other thing: I have an application prepared for a headstone for Judge Wm. F. WILLIAMS – all I lack is authorization from a relative. I never did hear back from the lady you referred me to, Barbara SMITH. Do you happen to know of anyone else who may be able to do it? By the way, if anyone you are related or connected to in any way has a kinship, no matter how distant or indirect, to Judge WILLIAMS, you could authorize the application. Here is an example from one application that I was able to authorize myself and was accepted: “My ggg-grandmother Mary (PARKER) MILLER (1838-1906) had two sisters, Addie PARKER (1845-1901) and Fannie PARKER (1851-1920), who married HAMER brothers who had a niece, Annie Lois GOINS (1898-1973). This niece married Bradley Raymond BOLAND (1894-1987), who was first cousin, twice removed to the candidate veteran, Francis M. BOLAND (1830-1900), Bradley being the grandson of Francis’ first cousin, John Wesley BOLAND (1824-1906).” All statements made in the application must be truthful, but so far as has been my experience, they don’t care how remote a kinship is. Best regards - John
Added by John Mallory Land on May 10, 2017 6:05 AM
Glenn Keith Sparks
EXCELLENT sleuthing regarding Mr. Starks’ burial. Thanks for this, and all your work for Find A Grave.
Added by LittleDutchman on May 02, 2017 1:15 PM
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