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Flora Burkey Hanks
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1857
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1897
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

Father: John W. Burkey
Mother: Ann Martha Husband
Married John Thomas Hanks on Sep 19, 1876 in Jackson County, Illinois.
They had six children,only Emily and Frederick lived to adulthood.

Eva Estelle Hanks Aug 12,1881 - April 19,1886
Lettie Ethel Hanks Sept3,1883 - Oct 28,1884
Emily Ann (Hanks) Sample Aug 11,1885- Feb 11,1937
Jesse Fay Hanks April 1,1887- Died in childhood
Frederick Burkey Hanks March 14, 1892- Jan 1,1957
Zettie Allis Hanks May 12,1896 - Feb 26,1898

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble 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 and blood and 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 how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown

Family links: 
  John Thomas Hanks (1855 - 1909)*
  Emily Ann Hanks Sample (1886 - 1937)*
  Frederick Burkey Hanks (1892 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: SJK
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59894331

 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
In Your Memory of my Great Grandmother. With Prayers,
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
With Prayers,
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
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