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Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)
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Bio Photo I am a son of an ex-POW. My brother and I are both Vietnam era veterans. I enjoy genealogy which is what led me to this site. I think this is a great place to share information of loved ones and to honor them. I will continue to add my relatives information and to visit strangers along the way. Please consider leaving a note and flower for my parents, J. D. and Dorothy Osborne, my wife's parents Howard and Gladys Brewer as well as our son, Sean Matthew Osborne.

"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands". Linda Hogan, Native American Writer

"...all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time--to give birth to you...You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world" ~Lawrence Overmire~

The Story Tellers.....

We are the chosen. My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: 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 the 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 me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I 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 bones here are bones of my bone 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 in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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Mom to angels Bo and Chris
RE: Happy birthday Cecile!
Thank you, Wayne! It has been a great day!
Added by Mom to angels Bo and Chri... on Apr 17, 2015 4:41 PM
Reuben Osborn
Just posted a picture of him and siblings.
Added by Cheney-Webster on Apr 10, 2015 8:44 AM
Jody Grubbs
Hi Wayne,
I too am an Osborne and found the memorials of the relatives in Solsberry cemetery. Thank you for all you work and kind contributions. Just wondering if you too are related to these same Osbornes.
Added by Jody Grubbs on Mar 29, 2015 7:01 PM
Thank You
Hello I just wanted to say Thank you for your visit & kind words that you left for Lister Walker.


Added by Dawn on Mar 20, 2015 4:09 PM
Dear Wayne
Thank you so much for the visit for Yannis's Angel day. It made a hard day a little easier to know that so many friends care.

Added by Roxy on Feb 26, 2015 1:07 AM
THANK YOU so much for the beautiful words about Mother and Father. I never read those words before but they are so TRUE!

Take Care and Keep Warm,

Added by Mary on Feb 23, 2015 8:51 PM
Anne Anderson
John Osborne was born in 1730 in England and married Elizabeth Claypool. They had a daughter named Sarah Osborne who was born in Greenbriar, VA in 1760. She married George Alderson on 14 June 1781 and died in 1811. This information was taken from a pedigree chart compiled by Elizabeth Claypool Bracken. Not a close connection but still...
Does that help?
Added by Anne Anderson on Feb 23, 2015 5:13 PM
Anne Anderson
My name is Anne Anderson. I am related to you through the Claypool line. My mother was a Claypool. Thank you for doing such a great job on researching the Osborne line. It has helped me a lot doing my own research.
Warmest Regards,
Anne Anderson
Added by Anne Anderson on Feb 23, 2015 3:45 PM
Bill Krebs
Archibald Osborn
I saw where you left flowers on the memorial site on Archibald Osborn. I did not see the name in either the related Civil War vets or the not related. Are you a relative?
Bill Krebs
Added by Bill Krebs on Feb 11, 2015 4:14 AM
In Memory of Ana,Ruvi and My Dad
Thank you very much for visiting my daughter Ana & Ruvi on their angel day.
Added by In Memory of Ana,Ruvi and... on Feb 09, 2015 1:15 PM
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