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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
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Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.

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This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!

This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old stones.....to preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into dust...like so many already have...

***AN IMPORTANT NOTE***

I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.

Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.

I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".

This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.

This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.


An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......

In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"

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Fran Determann
William Guthrie #15616243
William was born 1781 Washington Co. , NY and is a brother to James Guthrie # 122565941 can that be noted somewhere?? Their parents are unknown at this time.
THANK YOU
Added by Fran Determann on Apr 20, 2017 1:56 PM
cmcmaster
Josephine Balduf
Donna,thank you for posting pictures and information on Findagrave. Those of us trying do genealogy research really do appreciate it! I am researching one of my family branches which is the Balduf line. One correction to Josephine Balduf: her husband was Frederick W. Balduf. Josephine's maiden name was Zimmerman and J. Zimmerman is her dad. Thanks! Cathy
Added by cmcmaster on Apr 16, 2017 5:29 PM
meredith
Thank you for
Find A Grave Memorial# 19168663,
I am into sharing particularly with other family members. I have encountered several institutionalized family members and an relieved when I can find any evidence of their outcomes. It is a terrible feeling to feel that a life has been forgotten. This is the reason I really believe in sharing. Yes, we all have personal feelings about our loved ones but I am sure that I am not the only one who cared. I really believe in sharing. Thank you for posting the picture but I wish you would let me share it. Have you read "What She Left Behind" or "The Lives They Left Behind"? I also wonder how you found out all of the information you did about this person. I am seeking this type of information about others of my family. Thank you again, Meredith
Added by meredith on Apr 08, 2017 4:43 PM
Paula
Memorial# 49025943
Thanks for all that you do on Find A Grave! I am trying to locate the living next of kin for this guy's father, Billy Mitchell, so that they can accept the Distinguished Member of the Signal Corps Regimental Award. Do you have any information at all that might help? Please feel free to email me if you prefer. Paularuehling@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Paula
Added by Paula on Apr 06, 2017 2:35 PM
Joni Ottman
carlos stebbins
Hello,I was looking at the memorial you created for Carlos memorial #29617284 You wrote that Carlos was buried at the side of his mother. No memorial has ever been created for her. Do you live near the cemetery? I would like to get a photo of his mother grave. Harriet Stebbins b.1797 d. 1868. So I could create her a memorial. I am a direct decedentant. My great grandmother was a Stebbbins. If you can please let me know. Thank you so much for your time.
Joni Larsen Ottman
Added by Joni Ottman on Mar 30, 2017 11:07 PM
Joanne Langdon
Harold E. Langdon
To my husband, David, he is "Uncle Harold". I have corrections for you. The relationships are in error. Harold had two sisters and one brother. His brother Herbert 1905-1989, and wife Florence, Daniel and Dale are David's family.

Harold's parents are Burt Eugene Langdon, 1874-1953, and Florence Arnold, 1874-1915

Harold's two sisters are Mary Langdon (Davis) DeWolf, 1901-1990, and Lucille Langdon James, 1904-1978.

Cordially,
Joanne Langdon
Added by Joanne Langdon on Mar 30, 2017 4:23 PM
Lamplighter
Matthew Moore
Donna, Thank you once more, for posting Matthew Moore's obituary on his memorial page. His service was honorable. I'd wondered if I should have included another item I found for him but I should locate the source: "Matthew Moore served as a sharp shooter at Morris Island, [SC], discharged Jan 1865 from Infantry Co. B. as a Private, dies 1918 Bergen NY." Might have been the National Park Service Civil War Soldier pages. Thanks for the quick update.
Added by Lamplighter on Mar 15, 2017 8:08 AM
Lamplighter
Transfer
Donna,
Thanks so much for transfering Stoddard McConnell to me, and in such a timely manner. I appreciate it. Regards.
Added by Lamplighter on Mar 14, 2017 7:28 AM
jazzman717
THANK YOU!
Donna, I really must thank you greatly for transferring Susie's memorial to me. It is greatly appreciated.

Gene
Added by jazzman717 on Mar 06, 2017 2:09 PM
jazzman717
Susie M. Escott #42540608
Hi Donna: I would ask a huge favor of a transfer of Susie's memorial to me. She is my great-great aunt and I am trying to tie our family together. I have found several of her brothers and sisters and created their memorials. So far, I have been unable to find her parents to try and get them all together. It would be a great help if I could manage her memorial so I can hopefully get the family fully together.
I know this falls out of guidelines, but I really would appreciate this favor.
Many Thanks for the consideration.

Gene
jazzman717 #48033974
Added by jazzman717 on Mar 02, 2017 10:34 PM
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