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<-- 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, 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.
Just to clarify, my mother does a lot of work on here with me since she knows the older family better than I do. If a memorial has many links, they are probably in my family.
If you add a picture for one of my memorials, please let me know so I can see it instead of stumbling on it later! Thanks!
If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesn't 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.
I do transfer out of guidelines, so if the memorial isn't for one of my family members, chances are I'll transfer it to you if you ask.
**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through family names in various counties. If I can see things that can be put on the memorial to make it more complete, then I send an edit. I added death certificates to those people I'm not related to. If I transfer a memorial to you and you don't want it on there, I will be more than happy to remove it.**
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.
By Walter Butler Palmer (1906)
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
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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|MWG2||RE: Gravitt Family|
Thanks for your reply and thank you for the work you do on Find A Grave.
Added by MWG2 on Jan 08, 2017 2:25 PM
Hi, Sherry. Are you related to the Gravitt family? I am just wondering if we might be related.
Added by MWG2 on Jan 07, 2017 11:05 PM
|Jo Bengtson Sivley Bledsoe||Thanks for the obit|
I added it!
|Raleigh||Mary Ann Scovill|
Thank you so much for your note. I also found Mary Ann Scovill's obit this week because I just signed up for a subscription to genealogybank too!
This is the oddest thing. Her husband was not Hiram Scovill. Her husband was Tunis Scovill, whose father was Hiram Scovill. Tunis also had a brother Hiram Scovill Jr. I think I have figured out the confusion. Mary Ann (and Tunis) had two grandchildren, George T(unis ??) Scovill and Anna May Scovill Baxter. George was the informant on the death record of one of their uncles, and Anna May was the informant on another. They both reported that Hiram Scovill was the father of these men, and Mary Ann was the mother. I think there was some confusion because Tunis Scovill died between 1878-80, and they probably didn't even know him.
I have on my list of things to do to sit down and figure this all out and report my findings on their Find-A-Grave memorials. I will start with when I found Tunis living with his grandmother in Ann Arbor MI in 1850, and then when I found him with Mary Ann and the first four or five children in Ann Arbor in 1860 or 70 (info in my notes throughout several notebooks), and go from their. Her husband was definitely Tunis Scovill, not Hiram.
It really does my heart good when I hear from someone on Find A Grave who has the follow-through and kindness to contribute information for the people who can no longer speak for themselves! This is exactly why I feel it is so important that I thoroughly explain that Mary Ann's husband and the father of her children was Tunis Scovill, not Hiram.
Thank you and Happy New Year,
Raleigh in Michigan
Added by Raleigh on Jan 03, 2017 6:19 PM
|KsCityKim||RE: James L Spears|
Made the change - didn't catch it while reading it. Thanks so much for sending! It's been added to the memorial...with credit! :) Kim
|Diane (Hartig) Lanahan||RE: Transfer Memorial Please|
Great! Thanks for the transfer and advice. I appreciate it.
|Diane (Hartig) Lanahan||Transfer Memorial Please|
I am the niece if Carol (Hartig) Krahenbuhl. She and my father are siblings.
I was wondering if you would transfer her memorial to me for loving management. I would like to link her to her parents.
Diane (Hartig) Lanahan. #46978809
|Tamara C. Sullivan-Tairi (former Young)||Thank you|
For the nice message
|Bill Stephens||RE: Brian Fender @ Mision Center Cemetery|
I have added the bio you supplied. Thanks
|Kendall Mellem||RE: Howell Cemetery in Raytown|
Thanks so much, Sherry! I'm going to drive up there one of these first days and take a look for myself! :-)
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