|Jeanne Thomson (#47435319)|
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When you've passed your Medicare Birthday, it's hard to tell a "short" story, especially about yourself. |
I'm a Navy brat, so we were never from anywhere. We gave our grandparents address in Oklahoma as home. When asked what church we belonged to, it was Protestant chosen from Protestant, Catholic or Jewish. And our favorite hymn was the Navy one, "Eternal Father, Stong to Save".
My childhood goal was to have a cattle ranch with my Dad, but he stayed in the Service; and I went off to Oklahoma A&M to seek my own life partner, family & fortune.
My first husbands and I parted ways.
So, I perservered; moved East instead of West; and finally met that life partner with whom I've lived, loved and raised goats for over thirty years now.
When my parents died in 2007 after nearly 70 years together, my sister & I inherited boxes of the family memories. My goal with FindaGrave is to link & preserve their family lines, i.e. Junks & Buhrings for Dad and Gregorys & Morgans for Mom. Other surnames are In-Laws or Step-Families. Generally, we are related to all these folks by chance or by choice.
George Bernard Shaw was quoted to say, "If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance!" I have tried to do so in numerous cases :0)
If I can help anyone else along the way, it will be my pleasure. I have enjoyed my first years here. Hope others will too. JT
OBITUARY OF THE MONTH:
Every so often, an obituary moves my heart. If you have ever been in need of forgiveness or had someone ask it of you, think of Manfred Rommel.
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|joseph walker||RE: Photos of Vera & Ted Burchfield's Markers|
I actually caught a warm day. Glad I could he.
|LKat||Maj Keller Headstone Photo|
You are welcome. I also like your quote and your bio.
Added by LKat on Dec 29, 2013 2:23 PM
|Jim & Judy Harlan||Henry Harrison Hobbs|
The cemetery database shows that Henry does NOT have a grave marker. It does not show a burial for Ella/Ellie Mae Hobbs or Matthews. My wife and I searched the entire block (and nearby portions of the adjacent blocks as well) where Henry is buried and were able to confirm that there was no headstone present. We did however find a headstone with the inscription."Bessie Huffman - Wife of H.H. Hobbs". Bessie has a Find A Grave memorial (# 35075105). Both are buried in the Cedar Hill section, Block 146; Henry is in Lot 2, Space 5, and Bessie in in Lot 3, space 1. You can view the Abilene Cemetery records on-line at: http://www.abilenetx.com/cemeteryview/Default.asp.
I am going to report a problem with Henry's request. Hope this info is helpful to you.
|RobMinteer57||new Edit system|
I was contacted late last spring by a Find A Grave Administrator asking if I wanted to try the new system--of course I said yes! It has saved so much time for me and the senders. My understanding is that the people with lots of memorials (not sure what the cut-off figure was) were all asked. Forum discussions have also mentioned that the system is intended to go Site-wide before long, and that the ability to add links may also be added, and maybe Bios, too.
|Glenda Sims||John W. Sims Memorial|
First of all, thank you for your good work. I have a possible correction for my great-grandfather JW Sims's memorial. Census and voter registration records list him as having been born in GA rather than AL. His 1867 voter registration in Winston County, AL specifically states that he was born in Cherokee County, GA. I am descended from his first marriage to Emma Baughn, with whom he had two children not listed on the memorial site; Rufus Wesley and William. Emma died in 1875 and is buried in Winston County, AL. Rufus (1872-1952) is buried in Florence, AL. Sorry, but I have no info on William.
Thanks again and good luck with your work.
Thanks for your reply. My email is OsageTwister@aol.com Will give you any further information privately.
dau. of Florence Vanatta, grdau. of Milton Ross Vanatta, gr grdau. James Vanatta,
Added by OkiePat on Nov 06, 2013 8:11 AM
I keep running into your name on my Findagrave tour of Harvey burial sites. My paternal grandmother was Ida Victoria (Harvey) Williamson who was a daughter of Thomas Jefferson Harvey who was a son of Isaac Harvey. So many Isaacs to keep track of. Anyway great work here and I just wanted to say hello.
Added by Jon on Oct 09, 2013 2:59 PM
|Diana Martin||Your Sponsorship and Link|
I so enjoyed reading your Bio. Thank you for the nudge to link Mary and thank you for sponsoring GGGGrandfather's page.
I linked Mary #36091392 which is the page that I worked up and includes the bio.
Mt. Pisgah is a small Cemetery a little over a mile west of Georgetown, Illinois. It is nearly in view of Pleasant Mound Cemetery and Church where my GGGrandfather, Henry, GGrandfather, Achilles and Grandfather Ray Martin are buried.
Rawley Morgan Martin, Henry and Mary's son was instrumental in starting up the church. Martin's, myself included, attended there into the '70's. It's still active in a small way, I hear.
Amazing....photos can sure get you started. I was fortunate to receive Gram's large collection. I knew little about family history. It is definitely a fascinating journey of discovery!
Best wishes for you and your continuing journey. Feel free to contact me again regarding links or family history discussions. :-)
|LKat||Clyde & Martha Griffith|
I like your bio, sounds as if you have had a full successful life. I also am from Oklahoma, but I really am - born and raised. I attended the other big university. Job market brought me to San Antonio, now I am enjoying the golden years. Taking photos is much more fun than going to a fitness center. Too much blabber.
You are welcome for the photos. Yes, Fort Sam Houston like the other National Cemeteries is very pretty and peaceful.
Yes, you have my permission to use the photos of Clyde & Martha Griffith at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Please use this line:
© 2013 by LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.
Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photos.
Added by LKat on Jul 31, 2013 5:16 PM
|mary taylor||mary taylor grandmother|
Hi, my name is Laura Kathryn Darling, I am the granddaughter of Mary AKA "Beach Maha" I loved her dearly would like to know more about her and our family. I spent a lot of time with her on Balboa Island Ca. She left me a inheritance and I purchased a small cottage were I live now in California. I think of her everyday. I know what my family did to her! I wish I would have been older at the time of her death so I could have stood by her side! Take care, Laura firstname.lastname@example.org
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