I enjoy helping others out. As well as working on my family history. If I can help in my area let me know. I will try to help get your photo and or obituary, if possible.
However, after going out of my way to get pictures and the such, I would appreciate it if Marcia would stop trolling the findagrave site and nit picking at my and "other" contributors work, effort and help. We are all adults, or so should be.
I am human and do make mistakes, just like the rest of us. (Whether some want to admit it or not is still out for debate. LOL)
If you find a problem, please be kind when asking for corrections to be made. Don't ASSUME that all the information on the memorial was made by me. You know the saying "DON'T ASSUME-it'll make an ass out of you!" LOL Most would agree that a polite contact is the best kind of contact.
In the event you find memorials that need to be linked. Please provide proof that it is husband and wife buried together. I've gotten wrong information. What a headache that was. So please provide proof. Thanks!!
Currently I am inputting information from cemetery books. I am not trying to have a bunch of memorials under my number WHO CARES??? What I care for is to list the forgotten, that didn't have a headstone or the headstone is missing for whatever reason. For those that are searching for loved ones. Not knowing where in the "county" they are resting. Since inputting the cemetery book info. I have had several people contact me because I had solved mysteries where their relatives are buried at. That has been rewarding. It trumps the "negative" ones. So fellow findagravers, the cemetery entries are a great source for information, if you can't get out to cemeteries, entering from the cemetery books would be greatly appreciated.
Found this wonderful writing by: Thelma Greene Reagan.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY LEAF BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN Today we walked where others walked On a lonely, windswept hill; Today we talked where other cried For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled. Today our hearts were touched By graves of tiny babies; Snatched from the arms of loving kin, In the heartbreak of the ages. Today we saw where the grandparents lay In the last sleep of their time; Lying under the trees and clouds - Their beds kissed by the sun and wind. Today we wondered about an unmarked spot; Who lies beneath this hollowed ground? Was it a babe, child, young or old? No indication could be found. Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay. We had been here once before On a day we'd all like to forget, But will remember forever more. Today we recorded for kith and kin The graves of ancestors past; To be preserved for generations hence, A record we hope will last. Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend, For stones sometimes crumble to dust And generations of folks yet to come Will be grateful for your trust.
William Kellum #18102150 Hey Cousin, you had asked me for a transfer of the above, but he's not mine. But I did transfer his mother Lucy # 6022651, to you. I'm going to keep Lucy's parents, Ephriam & Eunice Kimble, because they are also my 4th Great Grandparents. But if you have anything to add to their bio, just send it to me and I'll add it on, and give you credit. Peace be with you.
wrong cemetery? Just for your information...This may be a duplicate, #125875344 as it is not in Breneman cemetery, and #107946191 was originally in Harding cemetery before being moved. These two cemeteries get mixed up because of the list compiled by Warren L. Van Dine in 1971 is wrong. Check the location of Breneman which is west of N county road 1500, Harding is east of N county road 1800, some 3 miles apart. Contact me if you have any questions.
Hila Newell at Woodlawn, Hancock Co, IL She was married to Michael Raymond Newell (1902 - 1972). Her maiden name was Althiser. She was born Feb. 28, 1913 in North Dakota and died July 31, 2004 in Morton, Tazewell County, IL.
Sorry - I cannot locate the button on Find A Grave's silly "May I Please Send this Message" page. My computer background is black to accommodate my semi-lack of vision & that hides their silly "X" in the corner. Thank You for All You Do!
Elizabeth and Charles Straw Hello, I went to add the marriage year, and found it was already there, but not showing. I re-saved the information but it does not show. I checked her parents, and their marriage year is there also, but doesn't show. :( Sam