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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.
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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!


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!


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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Kayla Hansen
RE: Oh, no !
Added by Kayla Hansen on May 26, 2016 5:00 PM
Kayla Hansen
RE: Experience Call Jolly
That is fantastic! Which of her children do you descend from? I am from David Jolly Jr. I recently found information on Experience's brothers and wanted to connect them somehow on find a grave but I do not see a way to do so. Do you know?
Added by Kayla Hansen on May 24, 2016 7:04 PM
Kayla Hansen
Experience Call Jolly
Are you related to Experience Call Jolly? Would you be willing to transfer management?
Added by Kayla Hansen on May 22, 2016 5:49 PM
Gary L. and Wilma (Knigge) Luther
Scriven, Loomis
Added by Gary L. and Wilma (Knigg... on May 20, 2016 8:13 PM
Albert Robinson
Just want to thank you Shirleen, for visiting Albert, and for all your other visits to my loved ones, every one is very much appreciated.

God bless
Added by Legsie11 on May 20, 2016 5:11 AM
Dale G
John Savage

Date has been corrected. Sorry meant to do that and forgot. Thanks for the reminder. Have a great day.

Added by Dale G on May 20, 2016 4:14 AM
Clara Baddley
Strange I requested a photo for your memorial, but good job well done.

Added by FamleLady on May 16, 2016 6:52 PM
Dale G
John Savage

Thanks for getting back to me. The military marker is for the same John Savage, it is in the same area of the headstone for him and his wife Hannah. I do believe you are right on the 1878 vs 1873. I know how bad they can be to read sometimes. I would tend to go with the Michigan death register of 1878. My cousin lives out that way and she just took the pictures the other day. It is in the oldest/original part of the cemetery Row 3, if you want to add that for the plot number.

My Adams connection is through Joel Adams, his twin sons, Bildad and Job, my family comes from Bildad's line. Bildad, Horace Hale, Uriah, Archie and Carl.

Have a wonderful day!
Added by Dale G on May 15, 2016 11:44 AM
Lynn Allcott
Clarice Holt at Bountiful Cemetery
I checked with Annette, the cemetery office worker, and she says it is likely that Clarice is buried there but undocumented. Since her parents are buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, it is likely she is buried with her grand parents. Since the parents were living in Hooper, the only reason to come to Bountiful in 1909 is to bury Clarice, and probably she was buried with Hannah Lord, since Joseph lived until 1914. If you agree with this, I will give Annette this info. Lynn
Added by Lynn Allcott on May 11, 2016 2:27 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
Wiley C. Mayo
I think you're right on the information you e-mailed me regarding his death and burial. I had a note that he died in Fredericksburg, MD on July 9, 1864. Then I have a death date of November 7, 1866, which I am convinced was the date he was reburied on his homeplace. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'll change the memorial now.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on May 10, 2016 11:35 AM
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