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Sandi Litzenberg (#47750943)
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Bio Photo Being a Find A Grave photo contributor is the most rewarding & constructive hobby I've ever taken up.. You have my consent to use any of the headstone or plot photos that I've loaded to memorials.. If I've created a memorial for a family member or friend of yours, I'm more than willing to transfer them to you.. I'm not looking to own high numbers of memorials, my intentions as a contributor are.. first.. to help document the cemeteries.. and secondly.. to help family members find their ancestors more easily.. So even if you don't necessarily fit the Find A Grave 'guidelines' for requesting a transfer, don't let that deter you from asking.. My feelings are that if you've taken the time to contact me with a correction or addition to a memorial, then you qualify...

I also want to give special mention to my Find A Grave friend, Kris Daugherty/OSU1988. Kris has been a tremendous help to me by providing me with cemetery records for Williams County. These records have enabled me to add my photos to memorials with confidence. As many of you know, sometimes we encounter stones that have been so worn down by time and weather that they are unreadable. Her records allow me the ability to cross check the photos with placement of the graves and to identify those unreadable stones. THANK YOU KRIS!!!

Also, I came across this poem on another contributor's profile and it perfectly conveys my thoughts and feelings as I walk the cemeteries.. so with his permission I've borrowed it from his page and here it is..

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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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James Bianco
Otis Center Cemetery
I apologize for my photos taken during the winter. By all means use the photo in any way you wish. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Jul 05, 2014 10:47 AM
George Colclough Jr
RE: Bentons at Woodland Dell
Sandi- you're welcome. You may use my pictures for any purpose.
George
Added by George Colclough Jr on Jul 05, 2014 4:46 AM
Margaret C Cowles
RE: Nora Twining
thanks for your effort and help to make both sites better and more complete with the photos.

If you want me in the future...us my bio page. Hacking is such a wonderful thing...right!

margaret
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Jun 29, 2014 12:17 PM
Janet Stout
Ida Benton
I added the death information. Thank you for that. Janet
Added by Janet Stout on Jun 27, 2014 5:46 AM
Thucydides
RE: Edythe Benton
Hi Sandi,

You are very welcome. I enjoy the challenge of solving these sorts of mysteries, and I am glad I could help.

Cordially,

Chris
Added by Thucydides on Jun 26, 2014 11:10 PM
Thucydides
RE: Edythe Benton
Hello Sandi,

I found Edythe Benton and Edith Benton both in the Social Security Death Index, so they are two different people. Edythe's birth date in the SSDI record approximately matches the age in her marriage record to Gilbert, so the Edith in TX is just a coincidence.

Glad to help.

Sincerely,

Chris
Added by Thucydides on Jun 25, 2014 11:52 PM
Thucydides
Edythe Benton
Hello Sandi,

I have provisionally created a memorial for Edythe at Knollwood based on her husband's burial there. I am checking a few more sources to verify this. At the latest, I can confirm with the cemetery when I visit NE Ohio in August.
Added by Thucydides on Jun 25, 2014 10:09 AM
Thucydides
Edythe Benton
Hello Sandi,

The Edith Benton you found in TX is not Gilbert's wife. Both Edith in TX and Edythe in OH died on the same day(!).

The Edith in TX was born in 1890 and Edythe (wife of Gilbert) was born in 1895. I am researching this further.

Sincerely,

Chris
Added by Thucydides on Jun 25, 2014 9:57 AM
Thucydides
Benton
Hello Sandi,

I copied Dr. Benton's obit as it was found. Edythe (Meyer) Benton died in UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital in Chardon (Geauga County, Ohio) on 19 Nov 1987. I would find it odd that she would have been buried in TX unless she was cremated or one of her children lived there. I will check at Knollwood when I get back to NE Ohio to see if she is buried with Dr. Benton.

I found Edythe's obit, but it does not list a burial location.

Sincerely,

Chris
Added by Thucydides on Jun 25, 2014 9:40 AM
Thucydides
Benton
Hello Sandi,

You are welcome for the addition of the memorial. I will be visiting NE Ohio in August and can try to get to Knollwood for a photo if you like. My e-mail address should be displaying on my profile now.

Cordially,

Chris
Added by Thucydides on Jun 25, 2014 8:53 AM
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