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Oh look, a chicken! (#46868335)
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Bio Photo Hi! Please take a moment to stop by and visit my Dad, he died June 13, 2013 and I miss him terribly.

Thank you so much to everyone who leaves flowers for Dad! It means a lot to me to know he's remembered.

If you have a few moments, stop on by to visit some of my family, they're all very dear to me!

Grandma and Grandpa Gantley, I can't believe they've been gone so long. Aunt Eileen, too, who was total awesomesauce. Jeff was married to my cousin, he was always a lot of fun and we were shocked when he left us so suddenly. My Uncle Denny joined them just this January.

Q & Ra are my birds, I miss them screeching to greet me when I get home and the joy of their company.

The Black Turken is the bird in my profile picture

I've always enjoyed looking for graves and hunting for cemeteries. This has also extended to peoples' virtual cemeteries, I go through a lot of them. It's always interesting, like those in the real world. (I should also mention I love reading peoples screen names, too, some are so cute, clever, or otherwise interesting!)

I've visited most of the graves I've listed here and but I AM NOT related to most of them, if you want to edit/add a bio. on anyone I've listed please contact me and I will be happy to do so. I'd also be happy to transfer memorial ownership.

I wish that all the memorials on here had a bit of a bio, an obit, a note from family or a scrap from a newspaper. So that you, the reader, could have even a tiny glimpse into the life that is gone. Same with family links, it makes me sad so many memorials have no links, no bios, no flowers. I have been working at finding out anything I can for everyone I've added, but so many of these people are simply a mystery.
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A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

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Sites that are a huge wealth of information!

http://www.fultonhistory.com/

http://news.nnyln.org/

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Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.
~Henry David Thoreau

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
~Buddha

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
~1 Corinthians 15:55

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
~Herodotus

"Mayst thou rest soundly and quietly, and may the light turf lie easy on thy bones."
~Albius Tibullus

"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
~Richard Adams, Watership Down

It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses. "You needn't worry about them," said his companion. "They'll be all right--and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean." He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom.
~Watership Down, Richard Adams
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Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 20930158
Here is the article about his death maybe you could add to his memorial. Thank you. Mary

Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 13 December 1888 reads...

SOLDIERS DROWNED

Watertown, New York, December 12 - Sergeant Darlington and Privates Fred Pettit and Benjamin Wilson, all of Company A Eleventh Infantry,now located at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, were drowned in Lake Ontario off Catfish Point, near the harbor, yesterday. Provost Sergeant Setwright was the only person in the party saved. The soldiers were net fishing and the boat was capsized in an attempt to raise the net. They were about 150 yards from shore. The four men clung to the boat as long as they could,but the water was too icy and the three gave up the struggle after a few seconds. Setwright being accustomed to rough exposure, maintained the fight for life until William Galway, a fisherman, arrived and rescued him.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 10, 2017 6:02 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 20929856
Here is the article to be added to his memorial about his death. Mary

Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 13 December 1888 reads...

SOLDIERS DROWNED

Watertown, New York, December 12 - Sergeant Darlington and Privates Fred Pettit and Benjamin Wilson, all of Company A Eleventh Infantry,now located at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, were drowned in Lake Ontario off Catfish Point, near the harbor, yesterday. Provost Sergeant Setwright was the only person in the party saved. The soldiers were net fishing and the boat was capsized in an attempt to raise the net. They were about 150 yards from shore. The four men clung to the boat as long as they could,but the water was too icy and the three gave up the struggle after a few seconds. Setwright being accustomed to rough exposure, maintained the fight for life until William Galway, a fisherman, arrived and rescued him.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 10, 2017 6:01 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 20930181
I found this article about this fellows death. You may add to the memorial if you wish, Thank you Mary

Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 13 December 1888 reads...

SOLDIERS DROWNED

Watertown, New York, December 12 - Sergeant Darlington and Privates Fred Pettit and Benjamin Wilson, all of Company A Eleventh Infantry,now located at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, were drowned in Lake Ontario off Catfish Point, near the harbor, yesterday. Provost Sergeant Setwright was the only person in the party saved. The soldiers were net fishing and the boat was capsized in an attempt to raise the net. They were about 150 yards from shore. The four men clung to the boat as long as they could,but the water was too icy and the three gave up the struggle after a few seconds. Setwright being accustomed to rough exposure, maintained the fight for life until William Galway, a fisherman, arrived and rescued him.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 10, 2017 5:59 PM
Kathy Sturgess Ouimet
Andrew Murdock
Hi! I work with the local Historical Society and have remapped the Evergreen cemetery in Otego. We did not find a stone for him. I see he died in Oneida county and there are 4 Evergreen cemeteries there. Do you have any information regarding his death. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Kathy
Added by Kathy Sturgess Ouimet on Jan 07, 2017 6:58 AM
Jacqui Server-Garcia
Phebe White
She died Apr 19,1850 ,do you know where she may have been born? or anything more about her like maybe another child or how she may have died? Anything would help even her surname before marriage. You came though with flying colors the last time I asked about a year or so ago. Keeping fingers crossed.

Thank you for your time and help
Jacqui Server Garcia
Added by Jacqui Server-Garcia on Dec 28, 2016 12:15 PM
Oscar
Boddy
Thank you, best wishes, and continue the awesomeness!
Added by Oscar on Dec 18, 2016 10:25 AM
Ron M. L.
Request for a transfer of Louise Amelia Deuil Lewis
Hi,

Louise Lewis was my grandmother. I was close to her. She lived next to us until the last few years of her life when she went to live with my aunt in Fulton.

Would you be willing to transfer her memorial to me. I thank you.

Her name was Louise Amelia Deuil Lewis and her memorial is Find A Grave Memorial # 96853726

Sincerely,
Ron Lewis
Added by Ron M. L. on Dec 09, 2016 2:35 PM
Diane LM
user name
Hi,

I read your response about your user name and thought what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother and great aunt. Now when I see your memorials and edits I will smile ;-)

Diane
Added by Diane LM on Nov 16, 2016 9:49 AM
Jay D
RE: Re: Albert P. Crandall #100162796
Thank you... and thank you for all the work you have done on Find a Grave. It has been a tremendous help to me (and, of course, many others, I'm sure)... in searching for my ancestors.
Jay D
Added by Jay D on Nov 14, 2016 10:19 AM
Garth Woodward
your strange username
Three times now I have seen a flower that you have left on someone's memorial page, and the comment with the flower is "oh look, a chicken". Each time I see this, I initially think its a rude comment about the deceased. The first time I saw one of your flowers there was a photo of the deceased on the memorial, and the photo was from about 1900 and the deceased woman was wearing a giant hat with lots of feathers. I thought you were making a rude comment about her hat. I was going to report your flower as being inappropriate and that it should be removed. Then I clicked on the flower to see who left it, and I saw that rude comment about the woman's hat was actually your user name. Sometimes there are definitely problems with choosing strange names for things.
Added by Garth Woodward on Nov 13, 2016 11:17 AM
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