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Hawk Moth (#47490268)
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Bio Photo While researching my own family history, it occurred to me that many graves, once so carefully tended, are now unvisited and falling into disrepair. It also occurred to me that these final resting places are unknown to those descendants who are tracing their genealogy and now live so far away they can never visit in person. I am therefore putting together a collection of good quality photographs of memorials I come across so that the people they commemorate can be reconnected with those piecing together their family histories.

I hope you find my entries useful. If you do, perhaps you could leave virtual flowers or a message to record your visit. If you have extra information, or wish to make any corrections, then please email me. I'd like to make these memorials as complete as possible.
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Setchfield Family Grave
Thankyou so much for your bio and photographs. Very much appreciated.
Added by alltogethernow on Apr 21, 2017 7:47 AM
Donna Cameron
Spondon Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking photographs. I was able to see my 3X great-grandfather William Maddocks gravestone because of you. I will be visiting England this Summer from Canada. I would very much like to see it for real. I am having hard time getting the location of the Spondon Cemetery. Does it have another name? Could you kindly give me the address of the cemetery. I would be so grateful.
Have a great day.
Thanks in advance,
Added by Donna Cameron on Mar 19, 2017 12:50 PM
David Barkes
Thank you.
I wish to thank you for your vast efforts on Find-A-Grave. You helped breath a sense of life into many of my departed ancestors. "Fleshing their bones" as it were. Thank you for your selfless work. :-)
Added by David Barkes on Jul 31, 2016 1:53 AM
Cynthia Dawn Higgins Page
Thank You
Where are my manners? I want to thank you for your Find A Grave contributions. I think it is wonderful that you are preserving the many old headstones so family can see their ancestors markers before time erodes them to the point they are unreadable. Keep up the good work! Cyndee
Added by Cynthia Dawn Higgins Page on Jul 18, 2016 12:03 PM
Brian Mackie
Samuel Mascall / Rochford
Thank you for this picture - Samuel is the oldest relative we have in my wife's tree, with the family having spent at least 200 years in the Rochford area.

I had no idea his grave was still in existence. I still would not without your work.

Sincere appreciation,
Brian Mackie
Added by Brian Mackie on May 30, 2016 10:10 PM
RE: Frederick Beardsley
Thank you Hawk Moth for your message.
My Maternal Gran's family were from Ilkeston (a place I hope to visit at some point when work schedule allows) and I really appreciate you taking the time to do what you do.

I thought I should take the responsibility of sponsoring not only Frederick's memorial but also a few others within the family. Who knows how many more I may find on here due to the kindness of others such as yourself. Perhaps someone will do the same once I've passed on...

Thank you again on behalf of my now long deceased maternal line.
Added by Rainfordlass1AA on May 15, 2016 8:24 AM
Thank You
Dear Hawk Moth,

I would just like to say Thank You for taking this photograph of the grave of Frederick Beardsley and his wife Selina.

Frederick, albeit a distant cousin to me (3rd Cousin to my Gran) was still part of my genealogy.

At least now I know where a member of the family is if I ever get to visit.

Nadine. x

Added by Rainfordlass1AA on Apr 24, 2016 10:49 AM
RE: Frances Cholerton

Thank you for your message, thought I ought to say something in case someone was else was researching their family tree and wondered about the date, hoping to replace it when funds allow.
That would be very kind of you to let me take over the management of the entry. You also took a lovely photo of my Grandad's grave (Frances's Son) Harold Cholerton & my Grandma Hilda Beatrice Cholerton. Their daughter my Mum really likes it as the blossom was out on the nearby tree and I had only just cleaned it up.

How would I take over management?

Added by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2016 2:30 PM
Nicola Rippon
Samuel Buckler 1873-1941
I have just found (to my delight) that you have added the gravestone of my great-grandfather (at Derby's Nottingham Road Cemetery) to the Find A Grave website. However, I should like to point out an (understandable) error in the biographical details. This grave is of Samuel Buckler who was born and lived his whole life in Derby. There were a number of Samuel Bucklers born in that year and I imagine that there has been some confusion between them. I hope you do not mind me contacting you this way, but I thought it might be useful to correct the information.
Added by Nicola Rippon on Mar 08, 2016 4:50 AM
Nick Dexter
Thank you for what you are doing. Finding a gravestone on line has helped me make connections I would not otherwise have been able to do.
Added by Nick Dexter on Feb 20, 2016 7:47 AM
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