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henry osborne (#47228310)
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I am trying to add a pictorial record for our local cemeteries before they are lost forever. I see so many unmarked graves or unreadable headstones. They will be lost forever! Remember your past generations!

I want to thank all who send in corrections/additions for the memorials I have created. I will make the corrections as soon as possible. Please use the edit tab on the memorial.

The Story Tellers.....Unknown Author

We are the chosen. My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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Tommye Price
Bertie Esters
Thank you, Henry, for her information. I have it added. Tommye
Added by Tommye Price on Feb 21, 2015 11:02 AM
RE: transfer
You're welcome.
Added by Heather on Feb 21, 2015 10:08 AM
Terry LaPrarie
Pecantly Cemetery
Thank you transfering my family's memorials to me. It really means a lot to me.
Added by Terry LaPrarie on Feb 20, 2015 10:12 AM
Terry LaPrarie
Pecantly Cemetery
The burials in this cemetery are members of my family, including grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents. Might it be possible for you to turn over management of this site to me?
Terry LaPrarie (#48612942) Thank you for considering my request.
Added by Terry LaPrarie on Feb 15, 2015 9:50 PM
Alicia Myers
I've just been looking at my mom and dad's sites. THANK YOU so much for the extended information. Alicia Myers

West, Zenobia Camp 90866296 
West, Wilmer Furman 90866205
Maggiore, Anthony C. 90866031 and his wife Margery
Added by Alicia Myers on Feb 14, 2015 6:47 AM
Leatha Pennington Maxwell
I would love to have a copy of the picture of her headstone. The headstone for she and her husband in Hickory Grove Cemetery is a double (very very modern and new). Don't know what happened to this old and broken headstone. We have a Face Book page Hickory Grove Cemetery of Ashley County and I would like to put this old headstone picture there to document that it did really exist.
Added by Julia on Feb 12, 2015 11:50 PM
Susan R. Cole
Hi Henry,
Thank you for the headstone pictures. Hope that you are enjoying a beautiful day in Louisiana!

Added by Susan R. Cole on Feb 10, 2015 3:29 PM
Jim Townsend
Ida Brasher

Thank you for your time and resources in fulfilling my photo request.


Jim Townsend
Added by Jim Townsend on Feb 10, 2015 3:27 PM
Pat Carter
bettye carter ponder
My aunt. I would like to have it. Thanks.
Added by Pat Carter on Feb 10, 2015 1:08 PM
Alicia Myers
3 Links: West, Wilmer Furman 90866205; West, Zenobia Camp 90866296; West, Dr Wilmer Furman 1319079
Henry, I'm the daughter of Zenobia Camp West and Wilmer F. West. My parents donated their bodies to medical science through LSU. My dad was in WW II. His NAVY headstone and Momma's is in Minden City Cemetery; yet the link on Zenobia connects only with Wilmer's family of origin in Mt. Union, Spearsville, LA. and not to Minden City. Is there anything that can be done? Can there be two links?
I AM THANKFUL FOR THE MT. UNION link: His brother Rex painted that sign. Rex died in 2007 and that sign that Rex painted has long since been gone: it was of wood.
West, Wilmer Furman 90866205 b. Jan. 11, 1916 d. Apr. 22, 2001, Minden City Cemetery, Minden, Webster Parish, LA, USA
West, Zenobia Camp 90866296 b. Dec. 17, 1919 d. Sep. 13, 2008 Minden City Cemetery, Minden, Webster Parish, LA, USA
My dad's marker is not linked to my mom Zenobia West Camp: they share the same headstone. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THINGS WORK.

West, Dr Wilmer Furman 13190796 b. Jan. 11, 1916 d. Apr. 22, 2001 Mount Union Cemetery, Spearsville, Union Parish, LA, USA

My mom is not linked to her mom, dad, or sister either and the markers are all there together: Parents of West, Zenobia Camp 90866296: Robert Camp; LaDora Glass Moess, sister Margery Camp Maggiore, whose husband is Anthony Maggiore and I think they share the same marker. LaDora's Parents are F. J. Mace / Moess and Mary L. Fuller Moess. (F. J. Moess: 1st wife Mary B. Maess and their son Louis Moess. F. J. used MACE so his name would be pronounced correctly (CSA & some census). You can find MACE, MAESS, and MOESS in the same family plot, but the Find A Grave links were a mess last time I looked. Mary Fuller Moess was F. J. (MACE / MOESS) 's 2nd wife and their children were 1. Charlie Moess, 2. Mary Margareth Moess, 3. LaDora Glass Moess, and Treebie Caroline Moess. Only LaDora is in a separate section of Minden City Cemetery.

I would just like some information: Alicia Myers

Added by Alicia Myers on Feb 10, 2015 10:24 AM
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