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Sandra Merchant (#47302571)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo Growing up with family stories, I've long been interested in preserving family histories. Visiting the cemetery each Memorial Day was a big part of our lives, and I feel strongly that cemeteries must be preserved and protected. I'm grateful for the work of all of the volunteers on Find A Grave, and for the creator of this website. Through their efforts, information is being preserved, and awareness is being raised of the vital role our cemeteries play.

I am actively involved in researching both my and my husband's family histories. Without Find A Grave, I would probably never have learned much about my husband's family, since the tombstones are just about the only stories we have for many of the family members.

If we want to know who we are, and to understand why our families are the way they are, we need to understand where we came from and what molded the lives of those who came before us.

Any photographs I take are yours to use freely. It's always nice to be mentioned as having provided the photograph, but I will leave that up to you. Currently, however, I am not available to take photo requests.
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Contributions to
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 • 31 Memorials Added
 • 80 Memorials Managed
 • 91 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 21 Volunteer Photos Taken
Messages left for Sandra Merchant (17)[Leave Message]
RE: Lost family
I don't remember ever seeing any Burts in my travels but I will be on the lookout.
Added by Bill75773 on Nov 30, 2011 8:40 AM
RE: Padgett family
You are most welcome. I transcribed the entire cemetery and posted the ones that were not already there. Your kind words are appreciated.
Added by Bill75773 on Nov 30, 2011 6:41 AM
Jonathan Phillips
RE: Elizabeth Merchant grave
Hi Sandra,

It was all lighting on the stone. I took that picture back in 2007. :)

Added by Jonathan Phillips on Oct 06, 2010 6:48 PM
Cheryl Prebula
Appreciate you doing taking the photo of Ruthie L Campbell's headstone for me and my family.

Saved me a long drive.

Added by Cheryl Prebula on Sep 20, 2010 1:10 PM
Scott Keuper
Norman/Fish photos
Thanks you so much for taking these photos!

Added by Scott Keuper on Sep 20, 2010 12:24 PM
Becky Maner
Fred Raymond Powers
Thank you so very much for posting Fred's marker!
Added by Becky Maner on Sep 20, 2010 12:04 PM
Bobbie Jean Fulmer Cannon
Thank you, Sandra. Bobbie Jean was the first wife of my cousin Harold Don Cannon. Now that he has remarried, I don't know if he will be buried next to Bobbie; and I didn't want her grave to be lost to the family. Again, I appreciate your volunteering for findagrave very much.
Added by Lynn on Sep 07, 2010 12:51 PM
The Honakers
Sandara, I would appreciate it if you would add your photo of the large Honaker stone to the memorials for David Aude Honaker, Ethel Smith Honaker, and Delethia Honaker if they are all buried in the same area. Or is the large stone just for Aude and Ethel whom he married after Lethia's death. Some of my fondest childhood memories were of Aunt Ethel's popcorn : )
Added by Lynn on Sep 07, 2010 6:37 AM
Lethia Honaker
Sandra, thank you for taking the photo of the grave of Lethia Honaker. Yes, Audie Honaker was her husband. His name was David Aude Honaker. I'd appreciate your posting the photo of his grave also. The photo request is still open for you. Thank you for your kindness in taking these photos!
Added by Lynn on Sep 06, 2010 12:49 PM
Row Walker
Fr. Daniel Suellentrop
That nicely ties up the loose ends on this contribution. Thanks for your effort.
Added by Row Walker on Sep 03, 2010 4:45 PM
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