Hooked On Family

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10 years · 3 months · 22 days
Find a Grave ID


Upon "googling" my great grandmother's name, a link to Find a Grave appeared, and I found a photo of her headstone. I was amazed such a site existed, became hooked on this site and my family research, and have been contributing ever since.

My hope is to leave a legacy here for my children, grandchildren, and others by adding data and links.

I am not trying to amass large numbers of memorials. I just try to add data for families. I "inherited" quite a few memorials from two former contributors. I have used various sources to create memorials, but generally walk cemeteries and photograph stones. Please let me know if I have an error so it can be corrected.

I appreciate that others have helped me, and I truly try to help others. We are volunteers, so please refrain from making rude comments and demands.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. But I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

Forgive me for not having all burial locations identified. It takes time to research. Some obituaries/mortuaries currently do not list burial or disposition details. I will gladly update a memorial.

Unless one of my memorials is my relative or close friend, I have transferred memorials if you can and will add information. But please do not ask for a transfer and then do nothing with it.

I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share gravestone photos with you to use in your family albums.

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I have taken gravestone photos of these entire Iowa cemeteries, although I may not have recent burials. Some stones are photographed, but are not readable, so may not be matched with a memorial. All have been posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton
Dawson Cemetery - near Paton
Antioch - Clarksville
Lynwood - Clarksville
Old Town - Clarksville
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville
Butler Center - Butler County
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene
Memorial Park - Austinville
Ackley Christian Reform - Ackley
St. Patrick's - Parkersburg
Memorial - Austinville
Ackley Reformed - Ackley
Oak Hill - Bristow
South Vilmar - Vilmar
New Albion - Parkersburg
Washington Reformed - Dumont/Ackley

I added numerous photos for the following Iowa cemeteries:
Rose Hill Cem. - Greene
St. Michael's - Nashua
Greenwood - Nashua
Oak Hill - Nashua
Pleasant View - Aplington
Harlan Cem. - Dumont
Dumont Cem. - Dumont
Allison Cem. - Allison
Oak Hill - Parkersburg

My wonderful Jiffy has crossed the "Rainbow Bridge". I would love it if you stopped by her memorial. Thanks so much!
Jiffy Buxton

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