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Mark (#47274205)
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Bio Photo Please consider as your property any photographs I've taken to fulfill your Find-A-Grave request. I often take extra photos and then generate virtual memorials to post them. I'm happy to transfer management of these upon request. If for any reason you don't like a photo I've taken, tell me why and ask me to do it again! I am a hobby genealogist and volunteer my efforts to this website in order to contribute . . . not to compete.
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RE: Esther (Kopke) Welter
It only took 2 tries. I found 3 Welter's tombstones (Eugene military, Geraldine & Jerome) but never turned around to see the other big one.
Added by Phillip on May 17, 2017 1:52 PM
Kopke Welter - Saint Adalberts Cemetery
I will check the next time I go to make sure I have all the names taken. Danial wasn't, but it was wet from last night storms. Must not have been engraved when I took is wife's.
Added by Phillip on May 17, 2017 12:07 AM
Altus Cemetery, OK (Castles, Lee, White
Thanks again Mark! Just saw the GPS info added and latest photos of the elevated markers for James R. White family. And thank you for photo requests you filled on Cecil Lee and the Castles. I especially appreciate the graphics added to show the location of the unmarked graves. It makes clear that someone has checked, and the actual spot has been photographed, and eliminates future confusion over whether an additional photo request might turn something up. Once again, your volunteering efforts have gone above and beyond.
Added by Lori on Apr 13, 2017 6:56 PM
Carrick Maxwell
Vina Windes
Thanks for the photo showing where Vina is buried without a headstone.
Added by Carrick Maxwell on Apr 09, 2017 4:30 PM
PS re Cecil Lee, Altus Cemetery
I am re-submitting this photo request, which came back as no marker and not in the online database. The cemetery office figured out there was a typo in his card, he's really Revised 3rd, Sec I (not J), Lot 14, N 1/2. They added Cecil Lee to the online data base too.
Added by Lori on Apr 07, 2017 5:16 PM
RE: Ada White and James White, and Carol (infant son) Dowdy
Thank you Mark! The cemetery's sexton office said they no longer do the elevating, to get someone else. They did say they'd make a note and try to let the mowers know, to keep the grass from overflowing James R. White and wife Ada and grandson again. And a huge thanks to you and the other photographer for your whole cemetery photography marathon. I will start digging through (virtually) now.
Added by Lori on Apr 07, 2017 4:59 PM
RE: Ada, James, and Carol (infant son) Dowdy
Hi Mark, just saw the last two recent messages from you. Yes of course I'd say elevate the flat markers so they are not overgrown again. I am family but distant and in Houston, so we have never met this branch. If it helps, my husband Cameron White is the great-grandson of Rev. Charles Cornelina "C.C." White (memorial #50816793, buried Montague County, TX)/ Rev CC White is the older brother of this James Robert White buried in the Altus Cemetery. Rev CC's memorial has the family links to their parents and the other siblings already (courtesy of moi) and I'm waiting on the edits to James R White's to be accepted.

So if I understand you correctly, the "White: Father, Mother" stone is for James R White and wife Ada. This is so helpful, as well as the explanation for the changing TX/OK border. I did not realize that.

I will call the cemetery office # and see what they tell me re elevating the footstones(but if you're there and want to do it yourself with a family go-ahead, consider yourself having it and please go ahead). PS I suspect a W H White buried in this cemetery may be a missing brother of James R and Charles Cornelina, so don't get annoyed if you see more photo requests trickling in. I'm grateful for all you've done already and apologize for the constant requests. Lori (better email)

Added by Lori on Apr 05, 2017 1:59 PM
James R White plot, Altus Cemetery, OK
Oh my, thank you for probing under the grass and dirt and unearthing the three markers for James R. White and wife Ada. I had no idea it would be so much work, but your efforts are going long way to helping me piece together my husband's family. My husband's last name is White, and there is DNA research going on even further back, but you helped me connect his great-great-uncle James R to the family tree, here and on ancestry. That nearby Dowdy infant marker would be a grandson of James R. White. Let me know if you think it would do any good for me to contact the cemetery and ask them to raise the markers, or if there are others in that plot I should be researching. I am wishing I had been a little more thorough before submitting the photo requests, in case there were others. I've been researching my husband's White tree for 7 years now, and as you can imagine it's slow going with such a common surname plus the complications of families going back and forth from north Texas across the Oklahoma border. (We're in Houston. my husband's branch never left Texas like James R, who shifted north from Montague County, tX). Thanks again, Lori
Added by Lori on Mar 31, 2017 12:52 PM
Mel Fletcher
Frank Starrett
Hi Mark,

It is OK the way it is.

Added by Mel Fletcher on Feb 24, 2017 6:48 PM
Jan Franco
re John Randall # 17934975
Would to prefer to keep him for now. If you send bio, I would post it on his page with "courtesy of Mark #47274205."
If you know how he is related to the other Randalls in same cemetery that would be a plus.
Regards, Jan
Added by Jan Franco on Feb 02, 2017 8:20 AM
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