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B.J. Waters (#47094611)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo "You have to let your body sleep to let your soul live on" - Ozzy

This is a fun and interesting hobby for me, as well as a great way to perform a meaningful community service to others. Someday I hope to have more free time to devote to it.
In fairness to those who may have closer ties to a memorial, please read the Transfer Guidelines prior to requesting a transfer. I will make exceptions if I am doing photo requests for you. You do not need to "manage" every memorial that is part of your family tree. Remember that this site is for locating burials, not building a tree. There are other websites that are more suitable for that purpose. I will be happy to make any links and corrections. PLEASE use the SAC feature ("Edit" tab). Please do not ask me to do links to any "Burial Unknown". Do your homework, first. FIND A GRAVE ADMINISTRATORS SUPPORT THIS POLICY. Please feel free to add photos where appropriate, as you do not need to manage the memorial to add photos.

Please be kind to Photo Volunteers! We are out there in all kinds of weather in a variety of conditions to find your friend's/relative's graves. We are not after a Pulitzer Prize and sometimes even our best effort may produce a not-so-good photo. If any of my photos are not to your liking, please leave me a message and I will try to get a better one. I will not be offended.

I will no longer makes Edits (other than links and dates) for people who do not have their messages turned on. If I have questions, and have no way to contact you, I will not make the Edits. I do not use e-mail; please don't ask. And PLEASE, if you ask me a question, have the decency to have your messages enabled. How do you expect a response?

NOTE: All photos that I have posted on Find a Grave ARE photos that I have taken myself, or, in the case of a few portrait photos, I received permission to use them and it is so stated in the photo's caption. Photos that I've posted of cemetery gates, signs, statues, buildings, points of interest, mausoleums, etc. that have been added to a cemetery's profile page were ALL taken by me and were submitted to the Admins of this site for posting if they chose to do so. Family photos are all photos that are in my possession, taken by me or immediate family members who are no longer living.

Since March 2013 I have taken over management of approximately 25,000 memorials in Inglewood Park Cemetery from Chris Mills. Please continue to send suggestions for corrections using the "Edit" tab and I will get to them as soon as I can.

Member of the "Woodlawn Photo Volunteers" Yahoo Group. We are in the process of photographing all visible markers at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Compton, California.
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Blue Ghost
Richard & Lelia Teela
Amazing... Having just located my Grampa's brother & his wife within the last week. Posting their memorials a few days ago & to top it off with top notch photos... I will step up my photo volunteer work up here in NW Washington... Thank you!
Added by Blue Ghost on Aug 19, 2017 11:14 PM
Buses not nice to me on Sunday. Perhaps we can plan something Late September? J
Added by Romper90069 on Aug 19, 2017 5:20 PM
bob toelle
RE: J.A. Van Dyke
Hi -
This seems to be James A. Van Dyke, a physician. He was born in New York in September 1859 and moved to Tama County, Iowa with his parents when he was young. He married Lella M. Reed in Tama County on October 27, 1886, and they had two daughters, Claire and Marguerite. In 1920 and 1930 James and Lella were living in Los Angeles. The California Death Index shows that he died in San Bernardino County on December 9, 1930.

Unfortunately, the death index just gives his initials, so there is not as strong a tie to James as one would like. However, censuses don't show any other Van Dykes in California of that age with those possible initials. Also, we know that James died between 1930 and 1940 since his wife was widowed and living in San Bernardino County in 1940. She died in 1951 and was buried back in Iowa with her parents.

I think it is safe to say that this is James, however I don't know that I'd want to fill in his name and other information at this point ...

Added by bob toelle on Aug 19, 2017 3:28 AM
Hey Friend,

When do you plan to hit IPC? I see you have a number of claims. I might be up for a bus trip to see you. James
Added by Romper90069 on Aug 18, 2017 7:21 PM
Patricia Kennedy Max
RE: Grace Wright
I believe at one time I did submit a link to her father. However, if I remember correctly (it's been a while), it was declined. If you take a look at 100356918, you'll see that his burial location is unknown, but the manager did include the obituary in his bio. I've only included the memorial numbers for Fern's parents as a substitution for normal family links since that branch of the Stribling family has been a challenge.

Please do as you see fit.

Patricia Kennedy Max

Added by Patricia Kennedy Max on Aug 17, 2017 1:24 PM
Donna * Searching the Past
RE: Lily Sherman
Thank you for doing this!
The plot info is Woodlawn, Lot 131 C. She is buried in the same grave as her husband, Charles B. Sherman. I will add a photo request for him also.
Added by Donna * Searching the Pa... on Aug 17, 2017 10:43 AM
Hey, I finally got them all uploaded! About time, right? Do you have any other project in mind? Want to do more at Hillside? I'm game if you are.

Added by Jean on Aug 16, 2017 10:55 PM
Clester & Mavon 📚📚
BJ Waters...
Your response to our photograph requests was strange, and we wanted to end it.
It's not that we didn't want to respond to you...

No volunteer has ever asked WHY we want headstone pics. Torrance natives, naturally we would have friends, relatives, acquaintances, co-workers, ect and ect.....buried at the nearby cemeteries.
Green Hills has a small city populated with people that we have known, and passed.
Our response to you is...We live a ways from Green Hills, and we wanted to see headstones of our family and friends. Is that an unusual reason to request?

When we removed the requests, you HAD NOT taken the photographs according to what was pending online.

Anyway, what is done, is done. Thank You for you time and effort in volunteering the photographs.
Added by Clester & Mavon 📚... on Aug 16, 2017 3:51 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Betty Bieganski 182299501
Hahahahaha Junk? I've been called worse! Your computer must be looking out for you! =]

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Aug 16, 2017 10:11 AM
Kathy King
William Roblee
Thank you for taking the time to find the stone for William Roblee. This information is useful in clarifying some information on the family.
Thank you again.
Added by Kathy King on Aug 16, 2017 9:33 AM
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