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Carol Anne Hoch (#47059088)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Houston County. My father, Tommie Johnson was laid to rest at Wesley Chapel. I still miss him. I would like to thank everyone who has left a flower on his memorial. He was a wonderful man. I am also the ggggrandaughter of Captain Samuel Harrison Bowen, and also James Jennings. Who both served our Country when the Tea Party first sprang into action. I am a member of The Houston County Historical Commission located in the Courthouse Annex in Crockett. I am in the office on Monday.

I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.My only intention is to create a HISTORICAL RECORDING of those who are "Gone, but not Forgotten" before their tombstones are lost forever. This is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.For those who wonder about such things, when the number of memorials managed is higher than the number of memorials created, this is due to a few members who decided to transfer their memorials to multiple Findagrave contributors .... . and I am honored to be one of the contributors trusted to look after some of those memorials.

FROM THE FAQS: How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone. For sure some DON'TS:
- don't use chalk, flour, shaving cream, graphite, etc. to read stones (these can damage and/or stain the stone).
- don't do rubbings as the pressure can damage the stone and/or break the stone off
- don't use soaps, vinegar, club soda, bleach, or cleaning solutions of any kind
- don't use wire brushes, sharp metal objects, knives, nail files, etc.

FROM THE FAQS: If you want to add from an obituary: Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.

FROM THE FAQS: Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Q: Where did I get my info?A: I do not pay for a site like Ancestry because I cannot afford it. So I get most of my info from Family & Google - Google search & Google books. I also use oral family history, meaning depending on which family member you talk to,is the history you get. A couple of times I've gotten info from cemetery books @ a library. Most of the time I get info by physically visiting a cemetery & playing "cemetery census taker" by photographing the stones. If it's obvious yay! PS. About Living People.If I see a stone & take a pic I upload the pic. I'm not a psychic. I don't know if people are still alive. I don't know if they left no next of kin to make sure their death date's added to their stone. But if they are alive & have a problem with it either me or FAG will be happy to delete it.Nobody should have a problem with it. When you put a stone in a cemetery you make it public info. However...lots of info is now public info. If you were born before 1940 census info is public info. In some states your birth, marriage, divorce & death info is public info. I believe in all states tax info, which can include your birthday & possible next of kin, is now public info. Same thing for the social security death index - it's in all states. Feel free to go to, which is a free site, & see what info is public info in your state. Also...other grave location sites will post lists & upload pics which include possible living people. And unlike this site, they won't remove people from the lists or delete pics just because someone is living. So just know all this before requesting your info be deleted. I am happy to share ANYTHING that I post. Just check to be sure a family picture did not come from someone else's Collection. The source of the photograph will be posted under the photo.

I have no crazy rules, My pictures are your pictures. Feel free to beg, borrow, steal with no intent to return. I take pictures of headstones out of kindness ... not for my ego or for the "numbers.

"Be kind to one another because - One day we will all be, 'just a name' etched in stone. "Nothing is ended until it is Forgotten."This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! (and not spend the whole day working on Findagrave!)

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Allie Nelson
Andrew Jefferson
Thanks for the bio info!
Added by Allie Nelson on Feb 24, 2017 7:42 AM
Melinda Magee Joines
Mary Craig Find a Grave #65908061
My aunt Mary is still alive. If you notice there is no date of death on the headstone. The info you have on her death is for another Mary Craig. Her daughter and I are planning a trip to visit with her.
Added by Melinda Magee Joines on Feb 22, 2017 4:24 PM
Travis Bolt
Living Memorial
Just informing you have a photo and memorial of a living person posted. #95922762, Dorothy Lang, nee Meyer is alive and lives in Grapeland. Her deceased husband #95922695 Arthur Otto Lang should be buried, I assume, beside where her prepared stone is. I read your bio and seen your points on posting living people--she is alive and well. Thank you for your time and appreciate your time with postings.
Added by Travis Bolt on Feb 19, 2017 7:49 AM
Jerry Burch
Is it Cheryle ?
Added by Jerry Burch on Feb 12, 2017 11:05 AM
Jerry Burch
Hi Carol Willie Thomas Benton Gunnels is my grand mother all of her children have passed away but it as one as un know. If you check the ones that listed they are their.

Thank Jerry Burch
Added by Jerry Burch on Feb 07, 2017 10:10 AM
Bob White
RE: Hello
Hi Carol:

I got your email. What I had done was sign into Fold 3, this I believe is ancestry and they do not
give anything free. I may be wrong but my experience with them says different. Thank you for helping me with this. I still haven't found that letter from Collen Watkins, but I know it is
here. I'll shoot you copy if I can find it. Bob
Added by Bob White on Feb 06, 2017 11:23 AM
nancy price
Arlon Preece
Thank you Carol for your work with Find A Grave. The headstone photo for Arlon's memorial is greatly appreciated.
Added by nancy price on Feb 04, 2017 12:45 PM
Regarding Johnnie Anderson
Hi, Sorry for the late reponse. Have not been researching for a while. The memorial for Johnnie Anderson is 166299584. I had just learned of this great uncle of my husband's mid last year. So we are looking for any information on him other than what I was able to glean with some help from the Galveston Library. We knew nothing about him prior to. We are actually trying to find out where Johnnie's mother, Ethel Gray, ended up. She may have had the last name of Stiriz when she died, but we have had no luck in locating her. Thank you!
Added by tdh on Feb 03, 2017 10:53 PM
MYates Vandver
Mary Beatrice Ginsel
Added by MYates Vandver on Feb 01, 2017 9:39 AM
Melissa VanValkenburg
How do i add info on my grandparents graves?
It doesn't show my mom nor myself listed for my grandparents grave descriptions, how do I add the correct information?
Added by Melissa VanValkenburg on Jan 30, 2017 9:03 PM
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