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JLF (#47740049)
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Bio Photo Many times I have walked the rows and sections of cemeteries and read the headstones and markers of the individuals buried there. As I scan the names I wonder about the people they once were. What were they like? How did they live? What did they love? What were their challenges, heartaches, successes and achievements?
A headstone tells very little about one's life. We get a name, date of birth and death but rarely anything more.
In the remembrance program from my son-in-law's funeral my daughter included a poem titled, "The Dash". It's about the little line between the dates of our birth and death that represent our life. When I photograph a marker to fulfill a request for or for my own personal history records, I try to honor that dash and the person whose life it represents. I prefer to take the extra time to get the best photo possible. I fully understand that this will be a family history record and because of this I try to record for others what I would want recorded for the memory of my ancestors and loved ones.
I started my own family history 5 years ago and am completely hooked. I have found ancestors who were soldiers in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, one ancestor with ties to Abraham Lincoln, and GG grandparents who were pioneers on the Oregon Trail. Such history!!
I have old photos for many of my ancestors but for many others I have only a photo of their headstone. It's kind of interesting that an inscribed chunk of granite can be the one piece of lasting evidence that someone lived and died. I may never know what kind of lives the dashes on those headstones represent but I'm grateful for and the many volunteers for making this evidence available.
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Rebecca ECKARD Wilson
James Myrkle Triplet
Thank you for the photo request.
Added by Rebecca ECKARD Wilson on Jul 31, 2014 9:35 PM
John Robert Welsh
Thanks for the photo
Added by David on May 28, 2013 10:15 AM
Dionna Burnett
Daron Harris
Thank you for taking the photos for me. I truly appreciate it. Did you have a hard time finding the grave?
Added by Dionna Burnett on May 24, 2013 11:17 PM
Dionna Burnett
A precious baby
You are going to look for a grave marker for me. Thank you ahead of time. Daron is buried in the baby garden. I hope you find him. There may or may not be a marker there. When I called a few years ago there was not one but the worker there said they would leave a flag there if I called ahead of time. If there is no marker but you do find Daron's grave, will you still take a picture?

Thank you once again.
Added by Dionna Burnett on May 12, 2013 4:17 PM
Snider/Dismant Pomona Cemetery
Thanks for the photos for the Snider's and Dismant's in the Pomona Cemetery!
Added by E F on Apr 05, 2013 12:05 PM
George & Emma Heath
Thanks for the nice photos of their headstones.
Added by mommycita on Mar 27, 2013 8:50 PM
Rebecca ECKARD Wilson
J. Myrkle Triplet:
Thank you for taking a picture of my Great-Uncle James "Myrkle" Triplet's gravestone.

Rebecca ECKARD Wilson
Added by Rebecca ECKARD Wilson on Mar 10, 2013 12:50 AM
RE: P.S. Martin
Those other names are all directly related to P.S. I'll add memorials and submit photo requests. Thank you!
Added by ogleCounty on Mar 08, 2013 4:22 AM
P.S. Martin
Thank you so much for the P.S. Martin pic! I can fill his name in now. His family history has him listed as Post Script because he was the last one!
Added by ogleCounty on Mar 07, 2013 5:48 PM
Pauline Hill
Loy Ernest Wolfinbarger
I received a message from Find A Grave that there is no Loy Wolfinbarger in the cemetery, however, there is an Ernest Wolfinbarger on the same lot as I have identified. His full name is Loy Ernest Wolfinbarger although the death date is different than Find A Grave mentioned. He died in 1971, according to my records. Not sure if I was supposed to send this to you or to Find A Grave. Thank you for your efforts in locating this grave. Pauline
Added by Pauline Hill on Jan 10, 2013 3:16 PM
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