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If only we could see the splendour of the land
To which our loved ones are called from you and me
If only we could hear the welcome they receive
From old familiar voices all so dear
We would not grieve
If only we could know the reason why they went
We'd smile and wipe away the tears that flow
And wait content.
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I was visiting Michigan for the first time since I was a young boy and thought of trying to find some info on my grandfather I have searched for information on him before years ago, This time this popped up: George Alvin Whittington is my grandfather my father was named after his younger brother James Franklin Whittington as myself I am James Franklin Whittington Jr. I have no knowledge of any family on my grandfathers side of the family I want to thank you for this it will be nice to find some relations to that side of my family I am so happy to even have found this
Thank you so much
James (Jimmy) Franklin Whittington Jr
|Linda Prestidge||Jane Mercy Dunn|
I see you have left a message on my Auntie's Grandmother's memorial saying you are 1st cousin 4 x removed.
Would love to know your connection
|Debra ||Are you?|
Are you barbs daughter or granddaughter, my mother is violet and barb and mom spent a lot of summers together. She would like to get hold of you.
Added by Debra on Sep 02, 2014 10:49 AM
Melinda, thank you for leaving the tokens at my beloved Lauren's memorial. I appreciate every visit that people make, because it keeps her memory alive in the hearts of those people. Hugs.
|Jay Kruizenga||RE: Ira Barnes|
It was my pleasure in photographing the BARNES headstones. Allendale Cemetery is a very nice setting... very parklike and in a quiet surrounding.
I am not certain if you are interested, but family of Ira BARNES wife, Clara MORSMAN, are buried on the opposite side of the BARNES monument in the lot center. I did not photograph these graves because I was not certain whether they were related until I conducted a bit of preliminary research at home.
According to Allendale records these headstones belong to:
? MORSMAN 1794-1884
Darius D. MORSMAN 1832-1917
Wife of D.D. MORSMAN 1836-1902
|Johnny||Thank you for visiting the memorial for Morgan Thompson|
Hello, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for visiting my friend Morgan Thompson's memorial. Thank you and keep up the good work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated.
Added by Johnny on Aug 02, 2014 5:32 PM
|Jay Kruizenga||IRA BARNES & SONS|
Melinda, I am uploading pictures of Ira BARNES headstone and three young boys (same lot). These headstones had been marked as illegible in official cemetery records; however, they only needed a proper cleaning. What you can now view was hidden beneath years of moss and growth.
son, James D.
son, Harry J.
son George V.
|Lauren's Mom||RE: April Millsap|
I appreciate that you took the time to let me know. Your note was so pleasant, I can't imagine that anyone would get upset over that. I do know what you mean, though. I have unfortunately had contact with some rude people here. It's a shame because the point is to honor those who have passed on so they are not forgotten. It's so much easier to live by the "Golden Rule" and be kind to others.
|Lauren's Mom||RE: April Millsap|
Melinda, thanks for the note about April's memorial. I did a search before I created mine and nothing showed up. I just did another search and still did not find the other one. Will you send me the link? I'm going to ask Find A Grave to transfer my sponsorship. Thanks.
|No Guts, No Glory||RE: Thank you|
Ocala Florida one early winter in the early 60's...
If you want to see it in print...go to Four for a quarter by smithsonian
and look in the photo gallery...we are there
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