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D. Dent (#48340162)
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Bio Photo I have always been history minded, interested in people, places and events of our past. Added to that is the fact that both my parents instilled in me a sense of family, often talking about specific family members and events that occurred in the past. It gave me the sense that I knew these people even if they were gone before I was born. The fact that my father was born in the late 1800's and I was born to him late in life, just added another dimension to all of this. Taking a drive with Dad through the old familiar territory of his childhood was an education in and of itself, listening to his remembrances of another time.

Most likely as a result of all this, I have always been fascinated with cemeteries and the various information inscripted on gravestones. When visiting a family cemetery, I would often wander around looking at many of the other graves. Or when visiting historical sites, cemeteries are always on my list. I remember a trip I took with my husband a few years back where we visited Arlington National Cemetery and spent the entire day walking the cemetery. We then went the next day to Gettysburg and walked some more, looking at grave after grave. My husband, though a good sport in all this, finally said, "Do you think you have seen enough graves for this weekend?" I had to laugh.

After discovering Find A Grave, I would spend a lot of time browsing the site looking for family members and just reading memorials left for other folks. After a couple years of doing this, I realized that it was time to "join up" and be useful in this regard. Even in the Bible, people were told to set stones and remember. I think we are all called to remember. This I my way of honoring those who went before.
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Odielion
Monro's visit
thank you for "visiting" the findagrave memorials for my great grandparents James and Isabella Monro. Kind of you to put such thoughtful words.
Added by Odielion on Sep 05, 2014 10:36 AM
Judy Curnell
Thank you!
Thank you for visiting my son Virgil! Judy
Added by Judy Curnell on Sep 01, 2014 4:18 AM
David G. Briggs
RE: Carol
D.,
You are most welcome! I'm happy to have been of assistance.
Dave B.
Added by David G. Briggs on Aug 31, 2014 2:31 PM
Warren Eastright
RE: Willis
It was early in the morning, thanks for waking me up
Added by Warren Eastright on Jul 06, 2014 4:25 PM
Warren Eastright
RE: Willis
Hi Dani, you are very welcome and if you hit the edit tab, I will transfer Mr. Walls to you. I believe family members can add info then a stranger.

My great grandfather, started working for PRR Apr 1, 1872 till May 1, 1922. My grandfather retired after 55 years, my father, after was a school teacher, then went into his own auto business until an accident made him go to work for PRR and retired after 35 years. That's about 160 years.

Thanks
Warren
Added by Warren Eastright on Jul 06, 2014 6:39 AM
Rich Fedoush
RE: The Johnson Family

Dani,

Looks like we're both in the business of helping.
I also thank you.

Have a good summer.

Rich
Added by Rich Fedoush on Jun 11, 2014 9:39 PM
Tom Schoening
Francis Peter Mays
Hi - Found a death cert for Francis Peter Mays and added him to Snyder Cemetery aka Lyleville Cemetery - Would You like a transfer ????

Regards - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Jun 11, 2014 2:28 PM
KBo
Lichtenfels
I created Memorial# 130493008 for Edith. Would you please post the photog of the gravestone she shares with husband, Frederick Victor (Memorial# 120656104). Thanks, KBo
Added by KBo on May 28, 2014 7:47 AM
D K Railsback B
RE: Stefphanus Riemensperger Ramsburg
He's our direct ancestor too.
Added by D K Railsback B on May 13, 2014 8:38 PM
Todd Walker
Robert Young @ Crossroads
Another photo request fulfilled! Thank you again so very much for locating Robert's headstone and photographing it for me.
Added by Todd Walker on May 12, 2014 5:58 PM
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