|Headstone for Bertram Seaver - used with permission from CHayes|
In learning more about Bertram Seaver who married Mary Ada Seigle, my 1st cousin twice removed, I found out he was buried at Mount Washington Cemetery, Mt. Washington, Hamilton, Ohio. You may read my previous post about Bertram SEAVER here MY GRANDMOTHER’S JOURNAL ~ Let’s look at some anniversaries–Bert SEAVER & Mary Ada SEIGLE - 1929
I immediately recognized that location as the same cemetery his first wife, Gertrude, had been buried, after her suicide. I was a little surprised that he was buried with her and not his second wife, Mary Ada Seigle. He’s been married to Gertrude for 13 years and Mary for 24 years. Sometimes our ancestors don’t do what we might expect them to do.
I looked on FindAGrave and determined that there had been no memorial created for Bertram, so I created one. I also put in a photo request, hoping that a volunteer would someday take a photo of the headstone (if there was one).
I was surprised, actually shocked, when I received notification the very next day, that my request had been fulfilled. I additionally, received an email from another person who took photos of the headstone. Now I had two sets of pictures. My continued thanks to all the people who volunteer via the FindAGrave website, to take headstone photos.
TIP: Whenever I create a memorial for someone, I always request a photo of the headstone (unless, of course, I already have one). I have been very fortunate over the years and have had dozens of requests fulfilled, all over the country. I immediately send a thank you to the volunteer via the messaging on FindAGrave. At the same time, I check their profile to see if they give permission to use the photos. Since I have a blog and I frequently like to post headstone pictures, I don’t want to violate anyone’s copyright. If the permission isn’t stated in their profile and I think I may use the photo in a blog post, I send them an email asking permission. If you look at my FindAGrave profile you will see that I give blanket permission to use any of my own photographed headstone photos (my profile page)
Here is the other picture I received for Bertram who is resting beside his first wife, Gertrude
Click on the links to visit the memorials for Bertram #203005133 & Gertrude #170861969
How often to you request photos of headstones on the FindAGrave website?
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