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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo <-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.

The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.

My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.

The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.

For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"

Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.

I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.

Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!

If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesnt mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.


This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spread out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown.


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.


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B. Meales
Hill Family
I made the additions you contributed, thank you. I believe D. K. means -don't know-
Added by B. Meales on Aug 27, 2015 8:19 AM
Joni (Hedrick) Dietz
RE: Roggy
Your very welcome, Sherry! I'm always happy to help a fellow member. :)
Added by Joni (Hedrick) Dietz on Aug 18, 2015 9:29 PM
Marlene Smith
Hill Family
I found and transferred the three memorials you requested. If you run upon any Hill family that moved to CA. around the time of the Donner wagon train or really right before that failed passage, I like to know. My Sister-in-law was a Hill from that branch. Marlene
Added by Marlene Smith on Jul 12, 2015 1:59 PM
Maria Williams Murrah
RE: Hi Sherry
Believe it or not, all the Murrah's are related. Their used to be a man who was from Texas who traveled state by state recording all Murrah addition's. The last time he came was when my daughter was 2. That was 29 years ago. You can look up his tree online. I will see if I can find the link to it. It is huge.
Added by Maria Williams Murrah on Jul 11, 2015 6:24 AM
Maria Williams Murrah
Hi Sherry
My name is Marie Williams Murrah. I know a lot about the Murrah family tree. Marjorie Shumpert Murrah died on July 8. Her funeral is tomorrow. You have left flowers on several of my relatives graves. Thank you. I don't get on here much but had to send in some corrections to this site. Baby girl Murrah stillborn at Ebenezer PHC actually died in 1960. The stone was never corrected. She was my husbands older sister. Her name would have been Constance Ruth Murrah. I can help with the Murrah side if you like. Marie
Added by Maria Williams Murrah on Jul 10, 2015 3:40 PM
RE: Almira Cason
Thank you Sherry!
Added by Jessica on Jul 03, 2015 7:21 AM
Sandra Scott
RE: Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Shortridge family
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 16, 2015 12:43 PM
Sandra Scott
RE: Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Shortridge family
James Thomas and Mary Ethel Shortridge.

Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 13, 2015 3:08 PM
Sandra Scott
Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Shortridge family
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your grave marker and/or cemetery photos on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 12, 2015 9:07 PM
Joe Skorupa
RE: Morrilla Scovill
You're welcome, I'm glad I could help!
Added by Joe Skorupa on Jun 09, 2015 8:17 PM
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