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Jessie Clarkson (#46988141)
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✻ Every life has a Story ✻

"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"

-Arkansas Parent-Teacher

Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

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Dan Angotti
GGGGreat Grandma
Here's a link to your and my GGG Granny Mary Jane Fink, I see you have a memorial for her. I just found this one and had it transferred to me. Lemme know what you think..... Dan
Added by Dan Angotti on Dec 21, 2014 10:28 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
Dobbins Family
Jessie, don't know how this posted 3 times and I could not get any to delete. Sorry, I may have more info will send it after I find it in my records. hope you can delete what you don't need.

Ruby Reed Wilson
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Oct 06, 2014 1:25 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
RE: Dobbins Family
Hi Jessie, don't know if I ever answered this note or not, I do have some info on your Great Great Grandfather and Great Grand Mother:
Here is what I have on NANCY JANE DOBBINS born May 1874, Floyd Co. VA; died abt. 1907, age 33, Floyd Co. VA; Married JAMES FLOYD DICKERSON, born Aug. 13, 1869, Floyd Co. VA; died Feb. 20, 1941, Oakvale, Mercer Co. WV, age 71. S/o GEORGE DICKERSON and MARY JANE CLEMONS. Married 2) MINNIE ELLEN LESTER, born July 31, 1870, Floyd Co. VA; died Aug. 12, 1950, Princeton, WV. Children 6
1870 Census Record, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co, V
George 26, Head Mary Jane 21, wife James Floyd 9 mos, son
1900 Census Record, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co. VA, married 1889, 11 yrs
James F. 32, Head Nancy J. 26, wife
Callie M. 10, dau b. 10/1889
Georgie F. 7, son b. 4/1893 James s A. 5, son b. 8/1894Early L. 3, son b. 8/1896
1910 Census Record, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co. VA
William C. 42, Head Mary J. 41, wife G. Arthur 17, son William H. 16, son
Lydia E. 12, dau Amos L. 9, son Romania 7, son Maybelle 5, dau
James F. 44, brother
WV Vital Statistics, Oakvale, Mercer Co. WV, Reg. #40, Line 8
James F. Dickerson, born Aug. 13, 1868, Floyd Co. VA; died Feb. 20, 1941, Oakvale, Mercer Co.
Age: 72yrs, 6 mos, 7 days Burial date: Feb. 21, 1941 Farmer Spouse: Minnie Ellen Dickerson
Parents: George Dickerson and Mary Jane Clemens, both born Floyd Co. VA
Cause: Apoplexy Hypertension
WV Vital Statistics, Princeton, Mercer Co. WV, Reg. #30, Line 14, Cert. #11979
Minnie Lester Dickerson, born July 31, 1870, Floyd Co. VA; died August 12, 1950, Princeton, WV
age 80 yrs, 11 days, Widowed Housewife Cause: Carcinoma of hip
Father: Floyd Lester Mother: Angeline Thompson Informant: Mrs. J. W. Sutphin
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Oct 06, 2014 1:21 PM
RE: Emitt G. Clemons
You are very welcome.
Added by Diane on Mar 08, 2014 2:45 AM
changes made
Greetings! I've added the info you sent for Amanda Dove and Thomas James Brown. You are most welcome - thanks for the updates! -leslie
Added by sewingsailor on Feb 08, 2014 5:08 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
RE: Dobbins Family
Jessie, just read your message, do not have his death certificate, but have a lot of information, have his wife's death certificate. I have to go out today, my oldest brother is in a nursing home and I have to go be with him today. If you send me your email, I will send you all I have on Millard Dobbins family. My email address is I have a lot on his of info on his children. May have some old photos, got a lot of my grandmother's old photos but we don't know who they all are, no names on the photos. They are the old postcard photos. Will be happy to share with you. Ruby Reed Wilson
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Jan 23, 2014 8:55 AM
Martha Jane Miller -Fink 58730596

Hoping you might be able to help me My Great Grandfather was Samuel Russell Fink b1882 in Hardy Co VA d1969 buried @Fairview Church of the Brethern Cemetery in Rockingham VA. He was married 3 times -on his marriage certificate with 2nd wife Ida Feathers - it list his parents as Joseph & Jane Fink. BUT the dates don't match up. Yet every avenue I go down brings me back to this Joseph and Jane Fink. Do you have a Samuel Russell Fink in your family Tree?
Added by OhioSearcher on Nov 03, 2013 12:59 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
Dobbins Family
Jessie, thank you so much for adding the Dobbins family to Find A Grave. My Great Grandmother was Delilah Catherine Dobbins, sister of Millard, my grandmother was Roena Sue Wade, daughter of Delilah and Jacob Wade. I have been doing my family tree and starting to find more and more on the Dobbins, was busy with the Reeds and Wades just started looking for more of the Dobbins.

Thanks again, great job.
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Nov 01, 2013 6:57 PM
Courtney B
Clarksons in Lakeside
Hi Jessie, I have transferred the memorials of Josephe, Maude, Loura, Janie & Orville to you :)
Added by Courtney B on Sep 21, 2013 11:36 PM
mary j polly kinley stringer
Polly was my 3rd great grandmother on my dad's side of the family.
Added by donaldhamm45 on Sep 21, 2013 2:19 PM
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