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Patrick Neal (#47533337)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Oregon, the son of a pioneer family that came west in 1844. From a very early age I was raised with annual memorial day visits to various cemeteries where family members are buried. I found that walking through cemeteries was an exciting and often sad adventure with a mixture of other emotions. I wondered at the life stories of the people buried there and my imagination ran wild.

Later I became interested in genealogy and began piecing together some of those stories. In graduate school I minored in history and I have been "hooked" ever since. I love historical research and spent part of the summer of 2010 in the Cornell archives researching a Union army officer I learned about doing historical interpretation at Fort Vancouver National Historical Site.

My family lines that I research are Neal, Hatcher, Krantz, Buell, Bennett, and Maben among others. I also do research for my wife in the Havely and Kribbs families.

I am also interested in cemetery preservation and restoration.

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Tami K.
Messages left for Patrick Neal (18)[Leave Message]
Re: Photo request
Hello Patrick, I owe you a great appoligy, I was going back through my email's and realized that I had not THANKED YOU for taking the photo's at the Silver Creek & Burns Cemeteries of my Baker(Thomas, Dennis, Gracie, Robert, Violet, & Oscar) and John Nellis Parker families, plus the photo of Ione (Whiting)(Baker) Hanley.
I do have to say that I am very sorry for not doing so before now considering thet you took the photo's last July.
Sincerely John (fordvickie)
Added by fordvickie on Feb 28, 2013 7:45 PM
Sue Lewis
Mary Pheister Lozier
It has been over 30 days since I requested the link of Mary's parents to her. [Mother: Catharine Smith Pheister - 39420053; Father: Jacob Pheister - 39420018]. If you are unable to complete this request, would you consider transferring Mary Pheister Lozier to me?

Catharine Smith Pheister was the sister of my 2nd great-grandfather, William Smith.

Sue Lewis, #47707369.
Added by Sue Lewis on Feb 14, 2013 8:54 AM
Sharon Ellis
RE: Chas Roland Wills
Thank you Patrick. :)
Added by Sharon Ellis on Feb 08, 2013 4:25 PM
Sharon Ellis
Chas Roland Wills
Thank you for the photo on his memorial. May I use the photo for ny husband's tree? One of his Great Great uncle. Keep well, Sharon
Added by Sharon Ellis on Feb 08, 2013 5:38 AM
Baby Peters; Burns, Oregon
I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see the photo of the Infant Peters grave that you posted this summer from Burns. I placed the ballerina (looking glass) decoration on her grave in 2006 with a duplicate on my sisters just a few graves apart. The next year I placed the little bear there and due to the lenghtly illness and death of my husband have never been able to go back to Burns. These still being there says alot for the Stewards of the Burns Cemetery and God Bless them. The baby can also be found in same index as Janice Lee Peters, but that is okay. Sometimes duplicates are not a bad thing. Janice's mother was my God Mother.... the Peters were the grandparents we never had. Thank You and Happy Holidays.
Added by Charlie on Dec 04, 2012 1:50 PM
Thank you for the Peters photo.
Added by Mary on Jul 12, 2012 12:27 PM
Terry Wulff
Thank you for your help with the photos. What a feeling to see in front of you your Great Great Grandparents. Priceless. Thanks again
Added by Terry Wulff on Aug 21, 2011 3:33 PM
Zurcher photos
Thank you for your time and effort in taking these photos.
Added by Jeff on Aug 08, 2011 7:45 PM
Clay Brown
BAIRD photo
Thanks so much for uploading the photo for my relative's ex-wife's marker.
Added by Clay Brown on Jul 29, 2011 2:03 PM
Jim Hutcheson (James Sterling H.)
Thank you
Thanks for putting the picture of Tom Neuhausen on the site. He died before I was born and I never knew what he looked like. I have contacted Or to get the death certificate so as to locate the graves for him and his wife (my great aunt).

Jim Hutcheson
Added by Jim Hutcheson (James Ster... on Jul 14, 2011 10:14 PM
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