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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 waymark them as a single group, rather than as several individual markers. You can always upload photos of the individual markers when you post your waymark.
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 TombstonesH.E. Hudson - Nelta Cemetery - Nelta, TX

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A homemade grave marker is at the final resting place of Hannah E. Hudson, in historic Nelta Cemetery, Nelta, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/2/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJoseph Rudinger Sr. and wife Marie Braun -- St. Dominic's Cemetery, D'Hanis TX

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Homemade tombstones for immigrant settlers Joseph Rudingher and his wife Marie Braun at old St Dominic Cemetery in D'Hanis. Their adult daughter was the first person who died in the new town of D'Hanis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/31/2015

last visited: 7/20/2015

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Homemade TombstonesGolden Grant Peterson - Beazer Cemetery - Beazer, Alberta

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Golden Grant Peterson is interred in Beazer Cemetery located SW of Cardston. Take Road #501 to Range Road #270A then turn west on a road that goes up a hill. There is a gravel road going north before you start up the hill that leads to the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMichael Gabriel Janzen - Mount View Mennonite Cemetery - Aldersyde, Alberta

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Michael Gabriel Janzen is interred in the Mount View Mennonite Cemetery located between High River and Okotoks on Township Road 200/434 Avenue East.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWebb - Arlington Cemetery - Arlington, TX

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A homemade headstone marks the final resting places of Annie May and William Earl Webb, in historic Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesPutman - Rader Cemetery - Kaufman County, TX

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A homemade tombstone marks the final resting places of John Forney Putman, Sr. and his wife, Nancy Maria Cox Putman, in Rader Cemetery off of FM 429 in rural Kaufman County, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about their names.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/23/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesTwo unknown Cortez family members -- Old Rio Grande City Cemetery, Rio Grande City TX

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Two simple and elegant homemade tombstones frame aamily plot dominated by an impressive Woodman of the World marker for Abelardo Cortez at the Old Rio Grande City Cemetery, in Rio Grande City TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/22/2015

last visited: 7/17/2015

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Homemade TombstonesRafael Garza -- Old Rio Grande City Cemetery, Rio Grande City TX

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The homemade cast concrete and wooden cross tombstone of Rafael Garza, erected by his wife and children at the old Rio Grande City cemetery in downtown Rio Grande City Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/22/2015

last visited: 7/17/2015

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Homemade TombstonesWalter Morgan - Fox Cemetery - Rand, TX

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A homemade tombstone marks the final resting place of Walter Morgan, in historic Fox Cemetery, in the Rand community in rural Kaufman County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/21/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesSeveria and Luisa Lopes -- Old Rio Grande City Cemetery, Rio Grande City TX

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The fallen and crumbling homemade tombstones of Severio and Luisa Lopes in the historic Old Rio Grande City Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/21/2015

last visited: 7/17/2015

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Homemade TombstonesNacio [illegible] -- Old Rio Grande City Cemetery, Rio Grande City TX

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A crumbling handmade tombstone for a person named Nacio (or Ignacio) whose relatives invoked the protection of the BV (Blessed Virgin) for their loved one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/21/2015

last visited: 7/17/2015

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Homemade TombstonesEnloe Rickett - Webb Chapel Cemetery - Dallas, TX

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A homemade tombstone marks the final resting place of Enloe Rickett, in historic Webb Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/13/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJVR, hijo -- La Piedad Cementario Numero 2, Raymondville TX

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A simple hand cast and hand decorated homemade tombstone for a son whose initials are JVR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/12/2015

last visited: 7/14/2015

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Homemade TombstonesS. G. Jimenez -- Vattman Cemetery, Vattman TX

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The homemade tombstone for S. G. Jimenez, in the Vattman Cemetery in Vattman TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/12/2015

last visited: 7/14/2015

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Homemade TombstonesSnavely - German Methodist Hill Cemetery

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This grave of an individual has little information and resides within German Methodist Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesHenry J. Bachman - German Methodist Hill Cemetery

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Henry Bachman died in a disasterous explosion and is buried here in German Methodist Hill Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesClark - German Methodist Hill Cemetery

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This grave only goes by the name 'Clark' and is buried here in German Methodist Hill Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesAnna E. Gomer - German Methodist Hill Cemetery

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Anna Gomer shares space with her son William Jr.'s grave just inside the front entrance to the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilliam Gomer, Jr. - German Methodist Hill Cemetery

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This homemade tombstone of little William Gomer, Jr. has the distinction of being the very first grave here which would eventually become the German Methodist Hill Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilliam George Ramsower - Culver IOOF Cemetery

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This almost-indecipherable headstone is located within Culver IOOF Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/7/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesLillie Davis - Shasta Masonic Cemetery - Shasta, CA

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This is one of a few homemade tombstones located within Shasta Masonic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 7/22/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesMillard F. Davis - Shasta Masonic Cemetery - Shasta, CA

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This is one of a few homemade tombstones located in Shasta Masonic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 7/22/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesWilma Ball, Powers Cemetery, Diamond, MO

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Homemade grave marker for child Wilma Ball in rural Powers Cemetery in far northern Newton County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: 7/19/2015

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Homemade TombstonesJ.N. Smith & Mrs. J.N. Smith - Roberts Branch Cemetery - Jack County, TX

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Two homemade headstones mark the graves of Jasper Newton and Myriah Ann Smith in historical Roberts Branch Cemetery, in rural Jack County, near Jacksboro, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/19/2015

last visited: never

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Homemade TombstonesJim Watt and Kattie Magrette Wyche - Four Mile Cemetery - Mabank, TX

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Two homemade grave markers are at the final resting places of Jim Watt and Kattie Magrette Wyche, in Four Mile Cemetery, near Mabank, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/10/2015

last visited: never

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