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Norman Dagen (#47284640)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 12 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 some Find A Grave members 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. 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. Turns out I had placed a photograph on William Smith Jr and it should have been Sr. 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 from 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 discovered once 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 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 sites for identified period photographs and frequently, Sometimes even state archive websites. 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 collectors. Those members who simply want, numerically, the most memorials. 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 please.

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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Gregory Rogers
Absolem Cargill
Sorry I was so delighted to see the picture of Absolem Cargill . I forgot to tell you thank you for putting it on Find A Grave. I had know ideal I would every see one. Thanks soooo very much.
Added by Gregory Rogers on Jul 05, 2017 6:05 PM
Gregory Rogers
Absolem Cargill
Absolem Cargill was my 3rd Great- Grand Father on my GrandMothers side.
Added by Gregory Rogers on Jul 05, 2017 12:25 PM
Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 8:45 AM
judy s
RE: Benjamin Nephew
Hi Norm, -I'm sure your right-I'll try & call the cemetery & see if they can locate data in their books for what was on the stone. Thanks for your great help! Judy
Added by judy s on May 06, 2017 5:15 PM
judy s
Benj. Nephew
Normen-Thank you for the Nephew Plot photos. Your time & effort is greatly appreciated. Judy
Added by judy s on May 06, 2017 4:20 PM
Karen Schneider Childs
Forest H. Morley
You have added a photo of Forest. Would you happen to have one for his wife Jane P. Ewing Morley? Thanks Karen
Added by Karen Schneider Childs on May 04, 2017 3:23 PM
Yvette Davis
Ok, I just thought I should ask. Thanks again for saving these photos! What a wonderfaul thing to do :)
Added by Yvette Davis on Apr 20, 2017 6:44 PM
Yvette Davis
Dorkus Kingston Shilton
Memorial number 6178375
Added by Yvette Davis on Apr 20, 2017 6:19 PM
Yvette Davis
Dorkus Kingston photo
Do you have the actual photo of my 3rd great grandmother? This is still just blowing my mind that you posted that to my findagrave memorial page for her!
I wish there was a way to have an alert set on memorials so that the creator would know when someone posts a picture to the page... (maybe there is and I just haven't found it)
Added by Yvette Davis on Apr 20, 2017 11:42 AM
Yvette Davis
Dorkus Kingston photo
Thank you so much for posting pictures! I am so excited about this discovery! I've never seen a picture of my 3rd great grandmother before!

-Yvette Davis
Sunfield Michigan
Added by Yvette Davis on Apr 19, 2017 10:01 AM
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