C. A. "Chuck" Fink

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Find a Grave ID
50072124

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Last Update: September 25, 2020 - See below...

(F.A.G. = Find A Grave dot com)
On a recent trip to Elma's Masonic Cemetery (5 minutes from my home) with my real digital pocket camera (currently a Nikon Coolpix S6200 - an inexpensive, compact, nearly perfect point & shoot camera for headstone hunting plus it never rings while I'm using it!!) for both a walk and to see if I can spot any new interments (which is one way to check for new & unphotographed headstones) where a new headstone picture highlights any new F.A.G. Memorials arising from and based on those Interments. While I located and was photographing two headstones for online Memorials that needed & requested them, I happened to take a few pictures of the surrounding graves, about a dozen in all. After returning home and going to the F.A.G. website and checking those names to see if they were already in the F.A.G. system, I was surprised (shocked really) as these were thought to have been photographed long ago but today as we see here that wasn't the case. So the only real way to make sure every headstone in a certain section of the cemetery has had it's picture taken is to actually go down the rows taking each and every picture until that section is complete and all names & dates have been checked and/or entered into F.A.G. I did that on the southern most sections last October and I'm doing it in these sections too. Anyway, my total is now over 800 Memorials placed into F.A.G. from the Masonic Cemetery in the past year with about 300 of those being made and posted in just the past week or so with more on the way...

Off and on since the first of this year I've been taking pictures of veteran's headstones in the historic Mills and Mills Memorial Park there in Tumwater Washington. Working in the Veteran's Garden area around that large howitzer that's on display, so far I've added over 750 veterans, their wives and family members' new F.A.G. memorials. And I still have more to do there...

Like everyone else who joined the USAF, I did Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. And then unlike most everyone else my "Wpns Mech Tech" training was at the now closed Lowry AFB in Denver. Click on the USAF Veteran's medallion above for more on the four years I spent in the employ of good ol' Uncle Sam in military service to our country.

Feel free to use any of my pictures. This is genealogy which is meant to be SHARED...
Also I'm happy to give family members custody of any of those memorials I have authored on their family members. Please, just ask and I'll gladly transfer them right over to you, nothing else needed (except your Find-A-Grave ID), within a few minutes too. They're your family. So I'm pleased you're interested and I'm glad I could help...

Long time genealogist/family historian here who was born in Elma, Washington (though till April 2017 I never lived here), and 60 years later I retired from the City of Tacoma (in 2009), I sold my long time home on Whitman Lake near Kapowsin (in 2015) and returned to the local Elma area to get away from the rat-race that area (southeast Pierce County) has become and to be around family (in 2017). I first put together our family history in the late 1990's with a Pentium equipped computer, Windows 98, a dial up internet connection and Broderbund's Family Tree Maker software & website all with ZERO online resources. It's a lot different these days!! Especially with ALL of the digitized family information now available online. Ancestry dot com (today) is VERY impressive and is among my favorite sources for genealogical info. I use it a lot.

Have you seen the Hollywood Graveyard videos on YouTube??? WOW! They're GREAT!!! (to go there highlight & right click the following web address) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3vpUC3JJuDaumWNS8EPQrA/featured

Most of the Fink's I was related to were from the Malone, Elma and Aberdeen areas (from & in Rusk County Wisconsin too) and are interred in Aberdeen's Fern Hill Cemetery & Mausoleum. My mother's maiden name was Jacobus so if they're from this same area we're probably related as well.

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