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Tom Black (#47092164)
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Bio Photo Inspired by the work done by her great grandfather, Silas Wm. Blizzard (fag #40386458), while writing a history of his family, my mother, Eleanor Clara Blizzard Black (fag#36676318) began her own research. She continued until the early 1980's when arthritis and osteoporosis made the work too difficult for her. I had always found the subject interesting but did nothing with it until after inheriting mother's numerous notes. I began my own search to learn more about my ancestors and those of my wife about ten years ago but did so on a limited basis until more recently. Find A Grave has proved to be a wonderful tool! I've "met" so many people here who have been so helpful to me. As I've visited cemeteries and researched names, I've found many of our relatives. I've also created memorials for many other people I've found along the way in the hope that what I've done may be helpful to others who are searching for their ancestors. If I've entered information incorrectly, I apologize; please let me know and I'll make corrections. If you find ancestors of yours among the memorials I've created and would like for me to transfer them to you, let me know. If neither my wife nor I is related, I'll be happy to make the transfer.
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Penny Harris
Hudkins family
Just wanted to say thank you for all of the work you put into their memorials. I am not related, but as you may have figured out by now, I have Henry Hudkins Sr's memorial in West Virginia. I had no idea where the children went to since I couldn't find any except Eli in WV. So glad you found them. Still missing Thomas (1812-?), Susanna (1814-?), John C (1819-?), Rachael Bennett (1821-1872), Alpheus (1824-?), Jacob J (1827-?), Washington (1828-?), Mary (1832-?) and Eleanor (1834-?). I'm guessing they are in IN too.
Still not sure why Henry Sr's death record lists him as a widower.
Added by Penny Harris on Nov 09, 2015 7:04 PM
Margaret Reed Burt #90795151
Tom, I noticed that you added a virtual glower to Margaret's memorial.

I took gravestone photos yesterday at the Homewood Cemetery and took a photo of Margaret's gravestone as well as for her husband William and daughter Dorothy. I will be uploading those photos to their memorials later today. I will also ask Graves, the creator of the memorials, to link these family members.

If you are related to these people, feel free to write to Graves and ask him/her to transfer the memorials to you. This person freely does transfers, but you have to request each one by going to the memorial and clicking on EDIT in the upper right and then clicking on Other Suggestions.

Happy Autumn,

Added by JackiMex on Oct 18, 2015 3:02 PM
J Neese
Campground Cemetery Blizzards
Hi. I am related to the Campground Cemetery, Bond Co., Illinois Blizzards. I was wondering who in that cemetery you are related to asd I was unable to determine looking through the Blizzards you had listed from Indiana Cemetery. I would love for some to be transferred to me if you happen to not be related. My contributor # is 47767790. Thanks so much.
Judy Neese
Added by J Neese on Oct 05, 2015 9:03 AM
JP Smith
RE: Harley Holaday
You may be related to Inez Black 1890, who married Marcus Holaday? I have a Holaday Reunion picture I would like to send you and see if you can identify some of the folks I can't. You may send your email address to and I will send you the picture. Hope you are well, JP in AZ.
Added by JP Smith on Sep 30, 2015 3:24 PM
Frank Hampton
RE: Earl Blizzard FAG #147908927
Thanks Tom and I will make the attachment.
I have only one close relation buried in Old Hill Cemetery, Cadora Alice Hayes who died at 19 years old. I never knew my great grandfather had a sister. I have only visited Old Hill one time last spring and it was so overgrown it was hard to just walk around in the cemetery. A Find A Grave friend went with me and we both came home with more tics than photos. She had a list which was included in the list of individuals called Cemetery info I believe. It should still be there and that's the list I used to add the names. Why have a list like that and not make memorials form each person.
I would like to make another trip, a 200 mile round trip for me, some time this fall hopefully.
There are so many photos that need to be taken of the stones that still exist
I have to say I have no personal knowledge of the Blizzards. If you can add any info about them or others in the cemetery please do so.
I use Green Hills Pioneers a lot, but then seem to miss the little ones like Earl that died very young in life.
Thanks for your help.

Frank Hampton

Added by Frank Hampton on Aug 14, 2015 3:07 PM
Frank Hampton
Earl Blizzard FAG #147908927

I believe this child is a son of James A. Blizzard
#51511711 & Rosa Hamm Blizzard #51511472, but will leave that in your hands if they need to be connected.
Frank Hampton.
Added by Frank Hampton on Aug 14, 2015 10:25 AM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Jean Sallwasser #128777798
I have just shared an obituary of my neighbor.

She was a busy lady, and I would like the world to know that she was a contributer.

If you want to use the words in the bio, I will be glad to remove the photo.

Thank you for your contributions.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 05, 2015 12:58 PM
JP Smith
RE: Harley Holaday
Whoop! We ARE cousins. I remember Aunt Carrie and Uncle Fay visiting my grandmother Margaret Lucile (Holaday) Smith at the holidays. He always wore a sporty, straw hat in the summer and smoked cigars. We were bare-foot farm boys, so they looked like movie stars to us. Fay was always making the men-folk laugh. I still keep in touch with his grandson, John and occasionally Laney.
Added by JP Smith on Jul 15, 2015 3:58 PM
JP Smith
RE: Harley Holaday
Tom are you related to the Henry County, Indiana Holadays? You seem to be taking care of many. If you are related, then we are cousins! Have a nice weekend, JP in AZ.
Added by JP Smith on Jul 15, 2015 11:33 AM
Eric Ihde
RE: memorial transfer request
Thank you for the Tobey transfers! Best wishes for you.
Added by Eric Ihde on Jul 10, 2015 9:14 AM
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