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Homemade Tombstones
Description:
This category is for listing tombstones/gravemarkers that were not professionally made. Many are made from semi-permanent materials such as untreated wood or unpainted metal.
Expanded Description:
Homemade tombstones can be very simple or very elaborate. They are sometimes placed out of economic necessity. However, they should not be considered a cheap replacement. They are often very personal tributes and give a great deal of insight into the deceased.

Because of the semi- or non-permanent nature of these markers, many of these markers erode or corrode away. Waymarking them is a way of recording their existance and sharing these tributes for the future.

Roadside tributes, such as wooden crosses placed at the scene of a fatal accident, will not be accepted. The homemade tombstone must be at an actual grave.

The tombstone must be for a human, not an animal.

Some examples of handmade tombstones:
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Cesino Cielli
Richard "Ricky" Thomas Hickman
We ask that all activities related to the posting or visiting of Waymarks in this category take place showing the utmost respect for the deceased, their families, and the surrounding area. Always keep in mind that activities within any cemetery can be a point of great sensitivity among individuals both within and outside of our community. Do not touch, deface, or place items directly on markers or headstones. Please act appropriately and responsibly when you are in the area of these final resting places, including observing all posted hours of access.
Instructions for Posting a Homemade Tombstones Waymark:
Coordinates at the tombstone are required. If there are barriers near the tombstone, please do not cross them to get your coordinates. A photo of the tombstone is also required. (Please do NOT include your GPS in the photo.) In the long description, please include all names and text found on the tombstone.

Other information, such as details about the deceased or a description of the style of the marker, are appreciated. The variables -- material used and dates of birth and death -- are optional, but appreciated.

Please name your Waymark with the name of the deceased, followed by either the name of the cemetery or the location: "Bill Jones, XYZ Cemetery" or "Bob Smith, Anytown, USA."

If there are several homemade tombstones clustered together, please feel free to create a waymark for each. The purpose of this category is to honor each individual.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To help give a different perspective and to better the Waymark for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the tombstone. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.

Logs which include photographs representing any form of disrespectful behavior will be subject to deletion.
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Homemade TombstonesEva Helen Langley - Falba Cemetery, Walker County, TX

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Falba is a mile west of the intersection of FM 2989 and 247 in extreme northwest Walker County. The only thing that remains of Falba is this cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/7/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesRoy Langley - Falba Cemetery, Walker County, TX

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Falba is a mile west of the intersection of FM 2989 and 247 in extreme northwest Walker County. The only thing that remains of Falba is this cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/7/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesW. H. Stickler - Mt. Union Cemetery - Philomath, OR

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One of a few homemade headstones located in Mt. Union Cemetery, established by former slaves in 1861.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesC. P. Wilson - Mt. Union Cemetery - Philomath, OR

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One of a few homemade headstones located in Mt. Union Cemetery, established by former slaves in 1861.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLinda A. Davis - Clines Prairie Cemetery, Walker County, TX

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Cline Prairie Cemetery Road is about half a mile of uneven semi-improved road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJoel Bernerd Artherholt - Clines Prairie Cemetery, Walker County, TX

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Clines Prarie Cemetery Road is about half a mile of uneven semi-improved road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/6/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesKenner - Magnolia Cemetery, Onalaska, TX

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A mystery, indeed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/5/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohn H. Welker - Methodist Cemetery - New Melle, MO

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A pair of homemade, I only use one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUlrich Jansen - Friedhof Remagen - RLP - Germany

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There's a homemade tombstone for Ulrich Jansen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/26/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesKatherine & Edward Sudbrook - Friedens Cemetery - New Melle, MO

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Brother and sister, neither saw much of life.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesOrville E. and Ruby M. Burrows - Goshen Cemetery - Parker County, TX

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Two homemade concrete headstones mark the final resting places of a husband and wife, Orville E. and Ruby M. Burrows, in Goshen Cemetery, near the old Goshen community in rural Parker County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesBaby Boy Tadlock - Calvary Road Cemetery, Willis, Montgomery County, TX

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Calvary Road Cemetery is located about three miles west of IH-45, on Calvary Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesOtto Gunderstrup - The Danish Cemetery - Junction City, OR

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One of a small number of homemade headstones located in The Danish Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesNels Kjaer - The Danish Cemetery - Junction City, OR

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One of a small number of homemade headstones located in The Danish Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJohn Jorgensen - The Danish Cemetery - Junction City, OR

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One of a small number of homemade headstones located in The Danish Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesH. D. McCune - Franklin Cemetery - Franklin, OR

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One of a few homemade headstones located in this pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilliams - Starr Cemetery - Canton, TX

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A concrete headstone marks the final resting places of G.W., Verda, and Wannie Williams, in historic Starr Cemetery, northeast of Canton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUlis Franklin Kirkpatrick - Goshen Grange Cemetery - Goshen, OR

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A homemade headstone located in the tiny Goshen Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/3/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesUnknown - Mont Belvieu Methodist Cemetery, Mont Belvieu, TX

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In the back corner of the Historic Mont Belvieu Methodist Cemetery are two small hand made headstones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/20/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesZEKE Pallozola - Bethel Cemetery - near Labadie, MO

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Young man gone way to early. His obituary spelled his name wrong.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesEva Nell Hensley - Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cedar Bayou, TX

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A fairly recent burial in older church yard cemetery. It was definately made with love, unfortunately it may be destroyed by the weather.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesCarl Winistroerfer - Bethel Cemetery - Labadie, MO

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Simple wooden cross

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/31/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesClayton Awalt - Bayswater, NS

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Built around 1865 by the congregation, All Saints Anglican Church is about a kilometre east of this cemetery, the second of the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 3/31/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGuy Vanier, Cimetière St-Henri de Mascouche - Mascouche, Qc

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Croix de métal soudé qui indique l'emplacement de la tombe de Guy Vanier décédé le 29 mai 1999.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/30/2018

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesGrady W. Miller - Crowell Cemetery - Crowell, TX

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A handmade concrete headstone marks the final resting place of Grady W. Miller, in historic Crowell Cemetery, Crowell, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/27/2018

last visited: never

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