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Juelette Fadness (#46555459)
 member for 14 years, 11 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I started working on my family history after the TV mini-series Roots aired in the late 1970's. It was slow going back then...writing lots of letters and then waiting for weeks for replies. So much easier when computers came along!!!

A big thanks to all the wonderful members of for all the help and support they give. I live in Oregon, but most of my family came from the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., so it's hard for me to to travel to cemeteries there. I have received grave photos from volunteers all over the U.S. and that has meant the world to me.

I started taking volunteer photos for other members in 2012. It pains me to drive by a cemetery knowing that there are photo requests for graves there. Please feel free to use my photos in any way you like (no need to ask permission)...that's why I take them!!! Also, I would be happy to transfer memorials for anyone that is not a relative of mine.

Some of my families are: Fadness, Jensen, Okins, Shortt, Griffith, Parke, Sims, Pond.

Good luck to everyone in their search. Juelette
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Nathan Haines
RE: Roy Talmage-97436916
I think I am related to pretty near everyone in that cemetery, or so it seems.
My mother had 12 brothers and sisters who all married giving me 24 aunts and uncles on my mothers side alone. Counting the Haines side and the remarried spouses on both sides I had 34 aunts and uncles. Don't ask me how many first cousins. It makes me dizzy to try and count that far. :-] And all those spouses of first cousins and their extended families. I spent a few years when I got into serious research trying to figure out who my first cousins were. My father was an alcoholic with a violent temper and I think that is why nobody ever came over to our place and I never got to know the cousins. I think they were afraid of my oscar the grouch father?
An awful lot of them are in Zion.
My very last Uncle of all the aunts and uncles died here just last month. He got put into Zion too. He married one of my mother's sisters. I am worried that somebody who can't tell the difference between the front of a camera and the back of it is going to go out there and take a picture of his grave before I get out there to get good ones. :-]
I live in a trailer court and all the pavement around here and the metal trailers all packed close together absorbing and radiating heat drives the temperature up a lot more in here than at the Airport where they have the Columbia River keeping them cooler. My thermometer is on 102.7 now and it is not even 4 pm yet. Gulp. Makes me wonder if my
thermometer is going to break the top off this Thursday?!
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 01, 2017 4:50 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Roy Talmage-97436916
I was born and grew up in Canby. Lived in Portland all my adult life. At least I think I am "grown up" now. :-]
I am in Nov. too, the 2nd. I was supposed to be born on Halloween but was two days late. My next older sister was born on Halloween.
What is this guy's name on the stone and is it in Zion Cemetery in Canby? I am going to a family get together in Canby in about 3 weeks and need to go by Zion to get pics of my last of 34 aunts and uncles who just died here recently and was buried in Zion.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 31, 2017 5:10 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Roy Talmage-97436916-PS
Those white stones like are in Vet's Plot section that are from the teens through the early 1940's in Lincoln Memorial. I have not had much luck with them on cleaning. Those stones are so darn old and I don't know if they ever were surfaced so the face of the stone was shiny at one time. When the face of the stone isn't shiny, dirt and junk eats right into the stone and the only way to get that out would be removing some of the stone to get that stuff out! I just wet the letters on those and hope for the best. When you spray a stone with a spray bottle and get the letters good and wet, the shiny surface of the stone dries really fast in the summer. The letters are cut out by a stone cutter and they are not shiny. They are rough stone down in those letters. The stone absorbs water and them being wet makes the letters look a lot darker. The rough stone in the letters absorb water which makes them stay wet a lot longer than the shiny surface of the stone which I wipe off with a rag which dries out the surface faster yet.
What makes an enormous difference in a picture is contrast. When you have a stone and the letters are near the same color as the surface of the stone the letters just do not stand out in a picture worth a darn. BUT, if the letters are wet and a lot darker looking than the surface of the stone then that makes a lot more contrast between the surface and the letters and usually that color contrast makes the letters stand out like a neon sign in the picture. Makes it light years difference in being able to see what it says on the stone.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 31, 2017 2:36 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Roy Talmage-97436916
Well, on those white ones with the lichen on them I use dynamite to get them clean. :-]
Just kidding. Har har. The cemetery frowns on me using dynamite.
That is all I use is a scrub brush and lots of grease, as in elbow grease.
A guy came up to me in Willamette National once who saw me down there scrubbing away on a gravestone once and he said this is what I use and showed me a can of WD-40!!! He said this stuff works great and gets them stones cleaner than a whistle fast. I gave him an earful on the fact that you are NOT supposed to use anything like that on gravestones and he acted insulted!! He acted like he could care less if it speeds up the demise of the gravestone by possibly generations. All he cared about was NOW, and EASY.
One of the things I use, carefully, is a finger nail file to get the crud out of the letters. Some of that junk is impossible to get out otherwise. I will go quite a ways out of my way trying to get a shot when the stone is in the sun. I have waited and gone back up to the cemetery a couple different times checking to see if the stone is in full sun or not and if not went back again the next day when it looked like the stone would then be in the sun. I am a bit fanatical about getting good pictures. :-] Some stones, even my extreme measures won't get a really good picture. They are just in a bad place and or the coloring of the stone just makes them impossible to get a really good picture of them. I get lots of good exercise cleaning up the stones. Don't know how many more years I am going to be able to keep doing this; 3 more months and I'll be 68.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 31, 2017 2:25 PM
Thomas Clark
RE: Aldwin A. Ellis, Jr.

I just sent the picture using your gmail account and it failed. Is there another account? My email is

Added by Thomas Clark on Jun 08, 2017 4:18 AM
Thomas Clark
RE: Aldwin A. Ellis, Jr.

WOW! Thank you so much for emailing back. Later today I am going to email you more. Your outstanding site started all of this. I have a picture of you from George H. Atkinson Elementary School. I will see if I can send it to you on your gmail account.

Thank you so much!

Added by Thomas Clark on Jun 08, 2017 4:11 AM
Thomas Clark
Aldwin A. Ellis, Jr.
I hope you got my other message. I now have the medals and the photo album. There must be 30-40 pictures of him. Some with this girl friend, parents and sister. There is so much stuff. Did you know him?

Tom Clark
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Added by Thomas Clark on Jun 07, 2017 7:53 PM
Thomas Clark
Aldwin Ellis

Dear Juelette,

We have started to research Aldwin Ellis and your site on find a grave is outstanding. As I write this email I have his medals, papers and a family photo album coming to me. Are you related? Once I get it I will post more pics. if that is OK with you? Please watch this video about what we do in the classroom to honor these heroes.

I have a new and larger classroom and we are building a museum for veterans.


Here is the link:

Lost and Found: Remembering Our Fallen Troops

Lost and Found: Remembering Our Fallen Troops
A generation of Tom Clark's high school history students have been tracking down the families of Indiana'...
Added by Thomas Clark on Jun 03, 2017 3:43 PM
Carole Salazar
Cruz Garcia Solorio
Do you have access to the rest of the newspaper article that you posted regarding his prisoner of war letter home?
He was my late husband's uncle.
Thank you,
Carole Galvez Salazar
Added by Carole Salazar on May 11, 2017 11:39 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Crestview section photos
Yeah, sure, you are very welcome. Cleaning up the gravestones is my exercise program. :-] I can't do exercise for the sake of exercising to save my life but I can hike all over the cemetery looking for graves and scrubbing like a crazy man on them to make them look better. How "funny" is that?!
I like doing pictures so it was fun you put in the requests so I would have more of them to go out there and do. I have always liked helping people and this is one way I can do that.
You don't suppose you could put in a request for pics of Kenneth Wilson's parent's do you? He is buried right by them.
I messed up when I was out there yesterday. When I found Karl Butler's grave my brain switched into Butler mode or something? I forgot all about the fact that the other one that was supposed to be by him was a Groves. What really threw me off was I knew there were two graves that were supposed to be by each other. I found Karl Butler and then saw the grave for Joseph Butler and I guess I thought Joseph was the other grave that was supposed to be by him. So, now I am waiting for the rain to stop so I can go back out there and get the pics for Kenneth Groves and re-do the area shots for him and Karl Butler who are side by side. If you could put in a request for pics for Joseph Butler too that would be nice. I don't know why for sure but I like getting my "brownie" point for fulfilling a request. Getting old is getting weirder all the time it appears to me.
Added by Nathan Haines on May 11, 2017 7:54 PM
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