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Bryan Baker (#47787669)
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Bio Photo Working in the funeral business in a large city many years ago gave me a great love of being in cemeteries. After setting up for graveside services (always ready one hour ahead of service time), there was most always plenty of time to roam, read, imagine, admire and reflect on the seemingly endless rows of "stories" to be pondered in the endless variety of different headstones and monuments. Not to mention the serenity, beauty, and peacefulness most always found there.

Doing my own genealogy was later in life, but now are intricately tied. Since I don't live close to any of my relatives/ancestors graves, I submit info and manage as many of my closest relatives (all in Ohio) from Find-A-Grave.

Since moving to NW Arkansas, I enjoy stopping at the old, remote, country cemeteries on the many back roads around here, as well as trying to get to the more "out of the way" ones, which can be tricky in some areas here in the Ozarks. It's a special treat to take the entire family to a remote country cemetery to "find-a-grave" for someone and take pictures. Both kids get their own identical list of photo requests and off they go! They look forward to it, and often ask to go after church Sundays. Often a great family time.

I am grateful for all the volunteers here and all their help, whether in fulfilling my photo request or transferring a relative to my care or otherwise helping me to contribute the parts of my family tree here that I can.

And I gladly return that favor for anyone who needs my help with their loved ones and friends in any of the small cemeteries around my area. Please fee free to use any headstone photo I post here in any way for your personal use. I take them and post them here for that exact reason, for family to see and save to their own family trees. Glad to help!
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RE: Katherine James headstone
You are very welcome!! On my days off I'm always roaming around the cemeteries taken photos of gravestones so I just happen to have this photo. I too love the old cemeteries and I spend hours in the cemeteries taking photos. Carla :)
Added by Peace4me on Jan 29, 2017 6:33 PM
RE: Virginia O'Shaughnessy
You are very welcome! Carla :)
Added by Peace4me on Nov 14, 2016 7:27 PM
RE: William Whitehead
You're very welcome. Glad you liked the photos. Take care.
Added by Roibeard on Jun 12, 2016 6:04 PM
Lisa B

Thanks so much for the photos!

Added by Lisa B on Apr 24, 2016 6:15 PM
A Taylor
Good evening Byran,
Thanks you for the nice photos on Edna Rhodes memorial. I appreciate your time and effort.
Have a blessed day,
A. Taylor
Added by A Taylor on Apr 21, 2016 4:07 PM
Barbara Guthrie Prather
Thomas moreland
Find A Grave contributor Bryan Baker has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Thomas Moreland.
My computer is down using iPad so cant do much if u send me the info I will add it
Added by Barbara Guthrie Prather on Apr 13, 2016 10:46 PM
marty rowe
Arthur Haswell
I am Marty Rowe from Webster City, Iowa. My great 3x grandfather was Arthur Haswell. I have been to Cass Cemetery northwest of Webster City to visit Arthur's grave. NOTABLE DEATHS.
ARTHUR HASWELL.I,, who settled in Cass Township, Hamilton
county, in 18.56. died in Webster City on tbe lltb day of February last.
He was a useful, exemplary man in the early society of that section,
active in religious and educational work, genial and kindly in bis ways,
and honest and upright in his dealings with others. The Golden Rule
governed his course throughout bis life. In 1803 he enlisted in the
38th Iowa Infantry, serving, with credit, not only through, but some
mouths after, the close of, the war for tba Union. He was captured at
Mansfield, Louisiana, by the Confederates, and spent fourteen mouths
as a prisoner of war at Tyler, Texas. Wben tbe writer established
'The freeman at Webster City, in June, 1857, Mr. Haswell's was one of
tbe first names to be placed upon the subscription list, where we
suppose it remained through all these thirty-eight years until bis death.
He possessed considerable facility as a writer, not only as a voluntary
gatherei' of neighborhood news, but in the discussion of political, religious,
and educational topics. As au enterprising pioneer settler, a
patriotic-defender of his country, and a promoter of the highest interests
of the community in which he lived, Arthur Haswell deserves to be
Added by marty rowe on Apr 01, 2016 3:15 PM
Scott Ebert
Lena Haswell
Hi. I added the picture of Lena for you. Hope this helps you. Let me know if you need anything else in Dover!!! Scott
Added by Scott Ebert on Feb 21, 2016 4:06 PM
Carol Wangler
RE: Sarah Lucinda Haswell Corl
You're very welcome. I enjoy walking around Fountain Cemetery. Sometimes I feel like I know those buried there. I've been working on a list of all the veterans buried there so they will get a flag for Memorial Day. I have discovered so many more just from looking for a grave stone that someone has requested to have a photo.
Added by Carol Wangler on Feb 01, 2016 4:57 PM
LeeAnn Waltz
RE: McFarrens in Massillon City Cem
You're very welcome Bryan. LeeAnn
Added by LeeAnn Waltz on Jan 30, 2016 6:59 PM
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