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Gracie's Grammy (#46792132)
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Bio Photo It is important that we remember those who have lived before us for they have, in many ways, prepared us for who we are today.

Family names Lark, Dee, Heiman, Housman, Loper.

I have a very special spot in my heart for veterans and members of law enforcement. I believe it is important to support our police officers and troops. Where would we be without them?

I believe every memorial should have a virtual flower. When I see one without, I add one; it's an honor to leave my respects. That person was once loved and cherished by someone, somewhere.

Feel free to use any photos. Please do not post death certificates on the memorials.


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


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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Ron Guilmette
Elijah N. Sampson
Thank you for posting Elijah Sampsons' final resting place on Find A Grave.
Elijah N. Sampson was born in Northampton, Massachusetts about 1824. He married Agnes Hubbard circa 1845. In the 1870 census he was living in Northampton with his wife Agnes 41, son Willie 13, daughter Agnes 11 and son Clark 21. Massachusetts State Police Chief Constable Boynton appointed Elijah N. Sampson as a state police deputy constable for Hampshire County in the years 1873, 1874 and 1875. In the 1880 census he had relocated to St. Louis, Missouri with his entire family and was working as a clerk in a store. Elijah N. Sampson died in 1900 and is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri
Added by Ron Guilmette on Jan 13, 2017 6:56 PM
Kate Duvall
RE: Snyder
Thanks for the kind words. Officer Blake Snyder was not a relative of mine, and I don't think I ever met him in person. However, I live near his hometown of Alton, Illinois, and sell my handmade needlecrafts in a store there. The former owner of the store knows the Snyder family personally, and she and others at the store have been working tirelessly to help preserve Officer Snyder's memory; raise funds for his family; and encourage support for local police in general.

I'm trying to do my part as well (small though it may be!). I have added Officer Snyder's Find A Grave memorial to my virtual cemetery "Other People Dear To My Heart" and try to visit his memorial at least every few days.
Added by Kate Duvall on Jan 13, 2017 12:08 AM
Barbara Ann
thanks so much
For adding the additional info to Mr. Giardina's page. When you have time....check out memorial page #174697092. I bet you will recognize him.
Barbara Ann
Added by Barbara Ann on Jan 05, 2017 3:19 PM
John Stoutimore
RE: Bacigalupo
I looked for an obituary for the child
but couldn't find one. St. Louis death records say Vincent B. Bacigalupo, Fannie's widower, died 12-2-1888 and was buried in St. Charles, Mo.
Added by John Stoutimore on Jan 04, 2017 12:26 PM
W. Smith
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 126863127
Hello and thanks for the information! Will you be correcting Amanda's maiden name and her father's last name to Platt on the memorial? I saw the death certificate that you apparently obtained your information from and I noticed her middle name was misspelled, the YOB was incorrect and some other minor things were wrong - not sure who the reporting person was that gave the info to the medical examiner, or if he just copied it incorrectly. It appears he wrote down the information pretty quickly on the certificate.
Added by W. Smith on Dec 29, 2016 9:40 AM
W. Smith
Find A Grave Memorial# 126863127
Amanda was my Grt Grt Grandmother. Her maiden name was Platt. Her middle name was spelled Senora. Father's name: Samuel W. Platt. Mother's first name was Eliza. Do you remember from where you obtained Eliza's last name? Thanks.
Added by W. Smith on Dec 29, 2016 12:29 AM
Michelle Gibson
RE: Blake Snyder
Hi there! I was happy to sponsor; such a sad & senseless situation.
Added by Michelle Gibson on Nov 11, 2016 12:24 PM
Harold howell
Ruth E. Grotelueschen Hohensteim
Thank you for your thoughtfulness, day, time, effort and gas in getting me the photograph of the headstone of Ruth R. Grotuelschen Hohenstein.
I greatly appreciated it.
Have a beautiful day.
Harold E. Howell
Added by Harold howell on Oct 17, 2016 8:30 AM
Susan Ing
Oak Grove Cemetery
Since Oak Grove has worked so hard to clean up the cemetery and trimming around all stones and flats. This is a perfect time to snap photos before the leaves go crazy. Next Saturday the 22nd is good to try and snap as much as possible. Around 10 am. Not much is photographed there.
Added by Susan Ing on Oct 16, 2016 4:49 PM
Tombstoner & Family
Thank you!!
Thank you for taking a picture for Grant Kierstead!
Added by Tombstoner & Family on Sep 15, 2016 9:06 PM
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