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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Some things must come to an end. Due to all the chronic whining and complaining, I am no longer able to hunt photographs and place them here, for you to discover. I received a notice that several small minded Find A Grave-Nazis complained to Find A Grave that I had been sharing these long lost photographs on this site. Mind you, I get no monetary advantage for doing such a thing. I also happen to have enjoyed doing this small token for people that I do not even know. But as they say...there always has to be one who spoils something for everyone. In this case, there must have been several graveclowns, who I believe, are truly the happiest when they are making life difficult for other Find A Grave members. I have had a few people write nasty messages because I made a mistake and placed a photograph on the wrong "William Smith." Chances are that did happen. Anyway, as I said, I never intended for anyone to become angry by my "hobby" but they did. I really enjoyed doing this and was always happy when I would get a message for someone even happier because they "Found" a photograph here of their ancestor. I simply wished to give people an opportunity to acquire these photographs if they could. I was misfortunate to discover a whole sloo of my family photographs sold on an auction site that I could have recovered had I known.

I am a firm believer that every person, notable or not, should be remembered. I also hope that by posting the auction photographs, a family member may be able to retrieve their ancestors image. If I actually own the individual photograph, please contact me if you are a family member.

If there is a photo attached to a memorial that I placed there, please read the photo description BEFORE contacting me for more information. If you open the photo completely, you will see in the description everything that I know about the photograph and where I found it. I rarely manipulate the portraits. What you see is the same exact thing I found, but sometimes in order to see the face, an image needs to be lightened or darkened.

I don't upload found photographs to make people angry. If YOU have a problem with a photograph posted, and I do make mistakes, simply message me that you would like the photograph removed.

I search various auction sites for identified period photographs and frequently, I purchase many. I also spend a lot of time researching identified photographs in order to place them. All too often these photographs are sold and then disappear, where no one will ever see them again. This is simply unfortunate.

I have little patience for Find A Grave Nazi - collectors. Those members who simply want, numerically, the most memorials. Particularly those who can't spend the time connecting family links of their own memorials. I have run into a few of those when asking for a transfer and I have been declined. To those people, NO you cannot use any of my photographs. To those people who consistantly wave "the rules," please this isn't life and death, well, yes it is actually, but not in that sense, it's a hobby. Lighten up and get your panties in order.

I have been given permission to post auction photographs from Ebay by a few sellers.

If I currently manage a memorial that belongs in your family, please ask for a transfer. Please include the memorial number and your Find A Grave member number before you send a message. I will transfer memorials, however, if the memorial is a family member of mine, I will have to decline. If you have information to add to a memorial, please use the EDIT tab and do not post a personal message.

I typically manipulate the gravestone photos, that I take. I do this so that the inscription is the best it can be.

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Thank you for sharing her "marriages" I really enjoyed it.

Things haven't changed at the Vets Home. We had a woman hanging around and marrying widowers. Finally got her barred from the Home. When her "husband" died and was buried in the Vets Cemetery, his family put his real wife's ashes with him.

Added by DUVCW on Feb 26, 2017 6:44 PM
Sandy Vandertol
Ira Tupper
Yahoo! Photo@ removed 3 headstone photos freeing up more space. I could now put the great old timey photo on. #33448112 Thanks so much for the heads up about this one.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Feb 25, 2017 4:01 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Memorial# 29962341
I sent the page to photo@ and asked them to remove one headstone shot. They are pretty fast, so I'll see what they will do.
I don't want to pay $5. to sponsor a page for someone I don't even know.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Feb 25, 2017 1:22 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Memorial# 29962341
Hey there Norm!
Thanks for the link to Ira Tupper's photo on eBay. What a great eye you have! I would love to add it to his page, however, every single photo space is filled up with so many headstone photos. It's really overkill to have 4 of the same on the page. I wish people wouldn't do that.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Feb 25, 2017 12:46 PM
Sandra Moore Jackson
RE: Harold Meabon Walkley
The Cemetery has confirm, John and Sarah burial's, by daughter Lena L Walkley, Thank you Sandy
Added by Sandra Moore Jackson on Feb 23, 2017 1:31 PM
RE: Reincke family
I am related to some of the Reincke families. My Great Aunt Mary Barbara Schneider married Charles Reincke.
Added by BETTY M on Feb 23, 2017 6:37 AM
James P Strode, Jr
Find A Grave # 147678071 or; his brother, Jesse Burr Strode, is a relative on my husband's side with Find A Grave # 7267711 or
Norman, I thought you would like to read the information on James P Strode, Sr. Find A Grave # 65332757 or Someone has the story on Senior mixed up with Junior [Your Junior]. I have put in a request to Debra to change Senior to middle initial P and add Sr. Norman, keep up the excellent work! Your right in that he [James P Strode, Jr] had three children. I have put in a request to have Debra link Imogene Strode with her parents and the same with Robert Strode via Vicky Valenta. The other son, Edmund C Strode, does not have a Find a Grave.

On James P Strode, Sr Find A Grave it states this, "Our subject was born June 9, 1836, in this township; he received an academical education, was reared on a farm, and is now engaged in general farming on the old home place. He was in "bleeding Kansas" in 1857, and also served 3 years in the late war in Co. G, 50th 111. V. I., and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth Oct. 3 and 4, 1863, Resaca, Rome Cross Roads and others, and was discharged Sept. 1, 1864. He was married, Oct. 28, 1865, to Hannah Clemans, daughter of Samuel Clemans, an early settler in Farmers' tp. They have 3 children, viz: Imogene, Edmund C. and Robert."

I hope you enjoy this new information!
Added by Lovina on Feb 22, 2017 4:29 AM
Sandra Moore Jackson
RE: Harold Meabon Walkley
Hi Norman, That cemetery was transcribed in 1999, Just google and put his name in, his wife family is in that cemetery, his name is Harold Meabon he was adopted by the Walkley's the Meabon is in my family tree, I hope this answers your question. Have a nice day, Sandy
Added by Sandra Moore Jackson on Feb 21, 2017 6:29 PM
Sally Bailey
Memorial #262858419777
Thank you, Norman, for the heads up. While I cannot purchase the photo at this time, I do appreciate being made aware of it. -Sally
Added by Sally Bailey on Feb 20, 2017 2:31 PM
Dixie Stephenson
Thank you
Thank you for your prompt response to my message. What you have done selflessly pairing old photos found with family members was a wonderful and thoughtful deed. I will always remember your kindness. Dixie Stephenson
Added by Dixie Stephenson on Jan 24, 2017 8:46 AM
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