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segarrison (#47120179)
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Bio Photo If you have any additions, corrections please contact me at the email address shown or send a message through Find-A-Grave.

Permission is given to repost any of the gravestone photos I have taken with appropriate credit.

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We Are Chosen

My feelings are in each family there are those who seem called to find their ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell their story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but, breathing life into all who have gone before us.

They cry out: "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 my 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 usI cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who we are and why we do the things we 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 folks here are bones of my bones 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 up or never giving in. Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

With love and caring we record each fact of their existence. Because we are them and they are us. We might be born that we might remember them. So, we the chosen tell their story.

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Karen
Weaver
Hi Sharon,
Thank you for the link you sent on the Weaver memorials. I was wondering if you are related? I shared with Amanda (below) that you had done so and she saw your profile and was elated that you feel the same way about family and telling their stories as we do, as she states in her message below. Thank you for all you do and for sending me the link we missed. Would love to know if you are related!
Karen
karenbkkm@msn.com
Added by Karen on Aug 26, 2014 1:40 PM
Amanda
Your message (profile)
For a very, very long time I have tried to explain why I am doing what I am doing. I work tirelessly 7 days a week, and too many hours in each day. I am compelled, I am driven, and I cannot stop. Something is pushing me on.

I am documenting a cemetery that has hundreds and hundreds of "bald" spots, more graves that have no stone than do have, and it saddens me terribly. After 3 years of intense searching I have found a list with plot numbers and the names of the folks in them. Finding the babies fills me with joy that they are recognized again, even if there is only the last name.

I am defiant of any policy that keeps information from this project. How dare anyone or anything keep us from memorializing our loved ones!

They are flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone. Someone is looking for them; if not now, then later.

Amanda
Added by Amanda on Aug 26, 2014 11:01 AM
Sandi Gill
Merging
IF Gathering Roots replies, ask him/her to merge the two memorials. That would be best. One memorial is complete the other should be deleted.
Added by Sandi Gill on Apr 01, 2014 11:14 AM
Sandi Gill
Margaret Jones Hulings
Yes there are two. The request must have come in for the St. Gabe's memorial. Or perhaps both. I can't explain . Would you like me to out a photo on the second memorial?m you'll have to contact Gathering Roots regarding the duplicate memorials.
Added by Sandi Gill on Apr 01, 2014 3:19 AM
Sandi Gill
RE: Margaretta Jones Huling
The cemetery where the photo was taken was St. Gabriel's Episcopal Cemetery in Stowe PA. There is a caption that accompanies the photo.

This was a Photo Request. I looked in my records and found I have two copies of that memorial printed out, one with Burial unknown (67491365) and one with St. Gabriel's (67491355). I can't say for certain, but Gathering Roots may have created two. They were created within minutes of each other.

No grave is listed for Margaret on the St. Gabe's list. Did you come up with two memorials when you searched? I'll look some more. I'm on my iPad now so don't have the flexibility of the PC.
Added by Sandi Gill on Apr 01, 2014 3:13 AM
C.C.Diamond
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

C.C.Diamond

If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Feb 08, 2014 7:00 AM
Patricia Kay Polk Evans
Anne Ford
I have linked Anne's parents to her as you requested. Thank you for sending this so they could be together again..
Pat
Added by Patricia Kay Polk Evans on Feb 06, 2014 6:54 PM
BJ
RE: David Samuel Gray
Glad you caught the error...and let me know...
Added by BJ on Jan 25, 2014 11:20 PM
BJ
David Samuel Gray
Thank you for the correction...have changed his mother...
Added by BJ on Jan 25, 2014 10:13 PM
Cheryl White
Quinche memorials, Mount Hope, Topeka
Thanks for the links. I have added them to their pages.
Added by Cheryl White on Jan 03, 2014 3:38 PM
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