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kristalerin (#46953764)
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Bio Photo Dear Ancestor

"Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you."

-Walter Butler Palmer
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Sophia Burks
Relation
We have a mutual ancestor somewhere along the line-- we are definitely from the same Burks Bunch. I'll have to go and see who we're both descended from.
Added by Sophia Burks on Mar 25, 2015 12:22 AM
Sue Siegmund
RE: Jane Boutwell Driggars
Oh I thought it said you had submitted the memorial but thank you so much for this information! So since the DNA matches, do you feel confident that she was the daughter of Sanford Deloach?
Added by Sue Siegmund on Feb 05, 2015 5:00 PM
Sue Siegmund
Jane Boutwell Driggars
Your memorial says "wife of Thomas Driggars" and then link connects to Daniel Driggars. I'm really wondering because so many think Daniel's wife was Jane DeLoach, and a few say Boutwell, and I'd really like to know which it is. Thanks.
Added by Sue Siegmund on Feb 05, 2015 12:07 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Laffen and Reinke
That's ok to transfer. You might want to send as you see it before another relative asks and it ends up in someone else's (although fam) hands. It's not a bother, just a help when your mem # is in the transfer request (it only 5 clicks from email notice to transfer complete). Either way you'd like.

If you do start tracking down some death certificates, feel free to make requests for pics from the death certificates burial location :)
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 29, 2012 3:42 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Laffen and Reinke
Thanks! I was hoping to help one or two people right off the bat - but there are lots of requests from folks just noticing who's buried where. So fun to see! And, so many trees growing!!
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 29, 2012 9:25 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
Laffen and Reinke
So fun to see how pics from one cemetery are real people that connect to other pics of stones in a different cemetery and link (sorta) through my lens!

Thanks for giving me the family names! Big help and saves time.

If you can, on tranfers, please include your account #.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 29, 2012 8:57 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Miller
Thanks! and sure, I'll get an email going with you.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 4:38 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
P Burks dates inaccurancy
I got your message. With the work I'm doing with the cemetery records, I'll need to wait until I get to the stone and then I will add a note of descrpancy or in this case, be able to delet and add Gramma's info from the stone. Sorry, but I've got to give the raw data a chance and try to figure where it went wrong so I can tuck it away for future issues.

With the entry process, the birth/death don't get 'played' with so it will really help me figure out the trouble with the dates, especially since I know who's dates these really are! Thanks a ton for pointing this out. Perhaps I can figure the glitch if it's one that will affect other records.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 4:36 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
millers in Hutchinson
How do the Millers fit into your tree?
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 11:46 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Pahlman
That's ok - maybe there will be a gem or two for you as I continue to add all of the interments from Oakland, Hutchinson Cem. Never know maybe a few infants or children... Maybe just keep checking to see what new names pop up.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 9:49 AM
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