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ctwardo (#47093149)
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Bio Photo The Proper Way to Clean a Headstone
from the International Association of Cemetery Preservationists

It is recommended that clean clear natural spring water only be used for cleaning historical cemetery structures. Do NOT use harsh chemicals, high pressure hoses or equipment, or abrasive tools of any kind.

Use soft-bristled brushes with natural or plastic bristles. Never use a wire brush or any metal object for cleaning. Automobile detailing brushes are very handy for cleaning historic headstones and monuments.

At one time it was recommended to use shaving cream as a cleaning agent on headstones and monuments. This came about when cemetery photography became more popular and inscriptions couldn't be read well. Do NOT use shaving cream to clean headstones or monuments. It has now been found to damage the stone because of the often high levels of alcohol and menthol in the shaving cream.
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Susan Foreman Hall
James Foreman and George Foreman
I have information on James and his father George Foreman. George Foreman was my great, great, great grandfather. George is buried in Hopewell Cemetary, New Bedford, PA in an unmarked grave. James and Margaret lived on the farm where I actually now live. I do not know much about Margaret either. I also believe James and Margaret had a son George D. and I found him on a census in 1860 as 5 years old. He seems to have disappeared later, and may have died young (from what my grandmother told me of family history years ago).
Added by Susan Foreman Hall on Oct 08, 2017 11:41 AM
ida daniels
Alfred Prim
Thank you so much for the transfer. I have Alfreds memorial posted and have requested a photo of his stone.
You are so Appreciated
Added by ida daniels on Oct 03, 2017 1:32 PM
Donna Lansburg
George Foreman
Hi, do you have any info on Georges family? I know he had a son James, but I do not know who his wife was. Also, James married Margaret but I do not know her birth name. Thanks for your help ;)
Added by Donna Lansburg on Sep 30, 2017 8:19 AM
Donna Lansburg
George Foreman
Hi, do you have any info on George's family? I know he had a son James, but I do not know who his wife was. Also, James married Margaret but I do not know her birth name. Thanks for your help ;)
Added by Donna Lansburg on Sep 30, 2017 8:19 AM
RE: Shirley Knowles
I have made the request. Sorry for the delay.
Added by DBlomgrenBeane on Sep 25, 2017 6:53 PM
E Malcolm
RE: Glenn's & Houk's
Hi ctwardo, are you related to the Glenn's and Houk's? They are my Daughter-in-law's, grand, great's and great- greats. I was wondering if you, if not related, would be willing to transfer them to my care rather than me sending you all the updating information for these folks. They will be in our Family Genealogical Tree, which I am preparing for my children and grandchildren. Please let me know, thanks so much, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 41243567
I found this short death notice for this lady. Maybe you could post to the memorial. Thank you. Mary.

Article appears in the Daily Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas, Saturday, 1 December 1888 reads...

Mrs. Matilda Marrs, wife of Mr. S. B. Marrs of the Fayetteville Democrat died at her home near Viney Grove, Washington County, on Thursday last.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Aug 27, 2017 3:51 PM
Annie Edwards, Old Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, MT
At one time you sent me some additional info on this memorial. I have just added an obit which may be of interest to you as it gives her marriage dates.
Added by Judyvv on Aug 19, 2017 9:06 AM
Dawn Curtis
Charles Ellis Jenkins 11020641

You took a picture of Charles Ellis Jenkins (Memorial # 11020641) in Canehill Cemetery, Canehill, Washington County, Arkansas, USA.

I was wondering if his wife, Lena Webb Jenkins is the partial headstone shown in your photo?

I have created a memorial for Lena, but I can't locate any records that state that she is buried with Charles.


Dawn Curtis

Added by Dawn Curtis on Jul 29, 2017 9:00 PM
thomas harris
Grave Memorial# 42143022
My g grandmother is Julia Ann Peden. She had nine children. My grandmother was the first borne (Ophelia Harris ne' Peden). Ophelia is the only child listed in Julia,s virtual cem. i,m not complaining here. i am so thankful to have this virtual cem. that there will be a memorial for my Peden family that is interred in a corner of a cow pasture in Cincinnati, Arkansas. There are no pictures beyond those of my grand father and my grand mother, which i have posted.
thomas harris
Added by thomas harris on Jul 28, 2017 5:03 PM
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