Casey Martin

Member for
1 year · 1 month · 25 days
Find A Grave ID
49622750

Bio

Born and raised in middle Tennessee where it's the custom to pull over onto the side of the road when you encounter a funeral procession. Living in northern Indiana since 2009. Lover of history. Proud taphophile.

Per Find A Grave:
"-What if there is no headstone?"
"-You can fulfill the photo request with a photograph of the plot where the grave is located. Indicate in the caption of the photograph that the grave is not marked."

I am happy to take photographs of unmarked grave locations as long as I can confirm with cemetery staff the location of resting place. If you don't like/want the shot provided I am happy to delete it. If you would like a different shot or additional shots, just let me know. I'm always happy to help. :)

It's important to see if natural light can be used to your advantage in trying to read writing on very old headstones. I've seen headstones completely illegible during the height of the day be read with clarity at the right time at sunset. A perfect example are my photos of the headstone here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20876455/susan-price

"Dear Ancestor"
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care;
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist;
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago,
spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew.
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
-Walter Butler Palmer (written in 1906)

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