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history4sure (#46997739)
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"When God sends forth a special living soul to learn the ways of the earth, an earthly mother's love is waiting; we call this wonder birth. When God calls home a loving earthly soul and stills a fleeting breath, a Heavenly Father's love is waiting; this too is birth, not death."

I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2016 Update:
Sixty seven years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 60 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty five years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 31 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for over 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 25 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 950 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For over 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!

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Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!

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PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.

Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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Forest Roamer
Mary Gallagher O'Brian
I have Mary's birth records if you want a copy. I am also a DNA match to another ancestor of Mary and her Husband John.
Added by Forest Roamer on Aug 22, 2016 11:10 PM
Kim S.
Ezekiel James
Hi! Some years ago you left a "flower" on my ggg-grandfather's memorial # 49972188
and somehow I just now am processing it mentally. At the time it was transferred to me I had just suddenly lost my husband and wasn't processing much! A week or so ago I received an EDIT to link him with Sherrod James, which then I notice is the info you left not as an EDIT but on the flower comment. Proving Ezekiel's dad has always been a huge brick wall for my sister and me, and our preliminary and fruitless search doesn't indicate that it was Sherrod, so I would be thrilled if you could give me some kind of source for that info. A census record? A will? something? That would be so wonderful! Thank you!
I also need to be sure before I accept the lady's edit. She said she would send me her source but she never did and instead posted it as another flower. Sigh. Then I saw yours and hope that you will have this data! Thanks so much! You can send it to me as an SAC on Ezekiel's memorial #49972188 or directly at ksorbello at hot mail dot com (coded to not get spammed.) :)
Added by Kim S. on Aug 22, 2016 10:23 AM
Anne Cady
Waddington vs Madrid
Forgot to mention that Waddington NY was formed in 1859 from the township of Madrid. So at the time Mary Dalton was buried, there was no Waddington and that whole area was Madrid. I do know that Mary's daughter-in-law Bridget (who died young) is buried in the Original Catholic Cemetery behind the farm in what is now Waddington, but I did not find any indication of a marker for Mary...but there were unreadable stones in the cemetery.
Added by Anne Cady on Aug 21, 2016 6:44 PM
Anne Cady
Mary McGovern Dalton - Cemetery
Jim contacted me since I have photographed the Original Catholic Cemetery in Waddington. It is behind a farm on the very far edge of Waddington on the border with Madrid. I do believe its the same as the cemetery you created. I'll have to see if I still have a picture of the sign that is on the road in front of the farm that gives the history. It was one of the earliest cemeteries in the county and became the earliest Catholic cemetery in the area. When St. Mary's got firmly established in Waddington they built a new cemetery (now known as Old St. Mary's, quite a few miles away just on the outskirts of the village, and then when that one filled they built the most recent version a few blocks over next to Brookside cemetery.
Added by Anne Cady on Aug 21, 2016 6:36 PM
Susan R Perhala-Horry County Cemetery Registration
your Rosie
Shirley,
Ive read Rosie's page so many times and shared it with others who love dachshunds.
And I have cried. For you. And for my wanting a doxie myself-like I used to have.
We have finally (June 9) rescued a full blooded long haired black and tan tweenie, 3 1/2 yrs old. She has been training us. There are some medical issues but hopefully the treatment she has just finished will allow her to have a clean bill of health. I don't find your email so am sending msg this way- feel free to delete it if you wish. My email is srperhala2010@yahoo.com
Added by Susan R Perhala-Horry Cou... on Aug 21, 2016 3:00 PM
Jim Laudie
Mary McGovern Dalton - Another question
Shirleen,

I guess I assumed that they were the same place. But if not, then I'm curious as to where the Raymond Dalton farm is. Here's the link on Findagrave to the St Marys Original Cemetery:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pif&PIcrid=66122&PIMode=cemetery

Thanks,
Jim
Added by Jim Laudie on Aug 17, 2016 1:52 PM
Jim Laudie
Mary McGovern Dalton
Shirleen,

Been looking at your entry for her...she'd be my ggg gmother. Her son Mathew, who went west to Utah, is my gg gfather. I've been out to Waddington once on a business trip and have been out to the Raymond Dalton farm. I even did some looking around, hoping to find a stone for Mary. Nothing that I could find at that time. I'm curious if you know anything about that? Also, I believe there are other burials here on Findagrave in the same farm plot, but they're listed under the cemetery "Original Saint Marys". You might want to consolidate this record in with the others.

As luck would have it, I'm about an hour away from Waddington again next week on another work trip and was thinking about heading over there again. I've got some genealogy questions, etc. Are you, by chance, in that area? Or if I made it to the cemetery again, do you have any clues about the whereabouts of her stone (if there is one)?

Thanks,
Jim

jimlaudie@gmail.com
Added by Jim Laudie on Aug 17, 2016 1:50 PM
Linda L
RE: Caroline Farrington Dickinson
Hi Shirleen, here is the memorial number 124857843. Cheers back to you. Linda
Added by Linda L on Aug 17, 2016 12:31 PM
Linda L
Caroline Farrington Dickinson
Thank you for the edit. Could you please cite the source of their marriage? I am not finding it. Did she marry after Barrett?
Added by Linda L on Aug 16, 2016 5:25 PM
Tim Allen
Henrietta Bankhead, #129203054
Thanks for letting me know about this memorial. Since I'm not related to her I just sent an edit to the other person and asked them to connect Henrietta with her parents, husband, and siblings and then deleted my memorial.

Thanks again.

Tim
Added by Tim Allen on Aug 16, 2016 9:05 AM
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