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J McL (#46959617)
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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RE: thank you!
Yes, my Aunt Sue was a rug hooker.
I see you have photographed my other Portland area aunts and uncles too. Can you link Claytons siblings?
Wilbur, #44256514 and his wife Catherine
Melvin #138137332, and wife Geraldine #138137398
Marguerite #99555769 and her husband Max #152789375

Their parents Joseph Clark and Cecelia are also buried there.
Again, thank you!
Added by Cartersister on Feb 26, 2017 1:49 PM
RE: Amos J Denno Memorial# 142860804
I added the information for his wife Pearl,she is my mothers 2nd cousin.

Try to get a obituary or Pearls death certificate
but for the moment its 80-100 dollar.

Leave it for the moment, and if I found something I let you know.

Thank you !

Roger Agartsson

Added by Rogaga on Feb 26, 2017 9:57 AM
Amos J Denno Memorial# 142860804
Hello !

Sorry to say, but Im a little bit confused about Amos J Denno. According to the gravestone, he passed away 1920 not 1950.
Im not sure,it could be the wrong Amos you added as spouse for Pearl Erickson or he passed away in NY and burried in Oregon.

Best regards

Roger Agartsson
Added by Rogaga on Feb 26, 2017 1:54 AM
thank you!
I am so grateful to you for your work at Mt Calvary cemetery. You took a picture of the marker for Clayton Clark and his wife, Anna Sue. I have not been able to visit to get pictures myself. Thank you, and God Bless.
Added by Cartersister on Feb 25, 2017 7:35 PM
Julia Beranek Conner #124751404
May I please impose on you and ask for a transfer of this memorial to me? She was my aunt. She was a kind and generous person, and I have many fond memories of her as a child. Thank you, in advance, for the transfer. It's much appreciated.

EGF #47271774
Added by EGF on Feb 24, 2017 1:18 PM
Augusta and John J Foley
Hi there. I am wondering if you can help me get any more information about Augusta and John J Foley, for whom you created memorials. I am wondering if I have found the right people. I'm looking for the grave of Augusta Clarius Irving Foley and her husband John J Foley. Augusta had one daughter by her first husband named Margaret Irving (b. circa 1908), and then two daughters with John J Foley-- Marion (b. circa 1920 and Florence (b. circa 1923).I do not know the daughters' married names.

Augusta was born in August 1889 in New York and was the daughter of Andrew Clarius and Margaret Schnider.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much!
Added by cosette52 on Feb 08, 2017 2:08 PM
mary k
Joseph kiser
Thank you for your post for Joseph Kiser and family info. He maybe the father to Edward Kiser, husband of Florence Davenport Kiser. I cannot find where they are buried. Great service you are doing for all us researchers. Mary K
Added by mary k on Feb 07, 2017 11:39 AM
mary k
Joseph kiser
Thank you for your post for Joseph Kiser and family info. He maybe the father to Edward Kiser, husband of Florence Davenport Kiser. I cannot find where they are buried. Great service you are doing for all us researchers. Mary K
Added by mary k on Feb 07, 2017 11:38 AM
picture of Mary Hubbard Barclay
Wow! I cannot believe you have a picture of Mary Hubbard Barclay--how amazing. Talk about a breakthrough. I am a direct descendant of her son, William Barclay. I saw that you live in Oregon too. How amazing. I'm very interested to know if we might be related. Thanks, and have a good day. P.S. Do you know if that's really a picture of her?
Added by afamilyofpioneers on Feb 07, 2017 3:23 AM
Debbie W
Bynum memorial photo
What a great photo!!
Thank you so much!
Added by Debbie W on Feb 01, 2017 10:56 AM
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