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Robert David Miller (#47262294)
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Bio Photo Live in Mount Carmel,Pennsylvania. Trying to find other family members of Harold Siebert Miller(father),John Siebert Miller(Gf),William Miller(Ggf)Lafayette Derr(MGgf),Israel Derr(MGGgf),John William Boyer(MGf), Joseph Boyer(MGGf). Also related to the Weikels, Kerstetters and Updegrove(sp?)

As for changing incorrect information, I am happy to do so. I am also willing to transfer any of my memorial, for I am running out of time.

PLEASE feel free to visit my "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" Virtual Cemeteries anytime and leave them a Token and Note. These children & adults are lost in time because they have no headstone to tell us where they are buried in a cemetery or even on a family plot. My own twin brother and sister, Daniel & Nancy Miller, are a part of this group. So is my Maternal Great Grandmother. Records usually don't help, they simply say yes, they're buried here, but where, we don't exactly know. Just remember, you may be the only other person beside myself to visit a "Lost Little Angel" or "Lost Angel". Some of these lost children may not even have a living ancestor,"PLEASE VISIT THEM". Thank You from the bottom of My Heart.

For those memorials that have the phrase "Date obituary appeared in the paper," the paper I am referring to is one of the following from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States:

The Weekly Item
The Semi-Weekly Item
The Mount Carmel Item (their daily paper)
The Daily News

The obituary you seek, will be somewhere in one of these Mount Carmel papers, depending on what date they were published. Do not be disappointed if the obituary has very little information written in it, some were very short in content and some only mentioned the name. Reporters constantly spelled names "phonetically", which can change the actual spelling of a persons' name very dramatically, so be very aware of this fact. I tried my very best not to make mistakes but sometimes, I had little information to work with. I may have placed someone in the wrong cemetery, spelled the name incorrectly, connected two family members together who were not husband & wife and things like that. For this, I am truly sorry, I'm only human and humans make mistakes.

UPDATE: September 16th,2015.
It is with a very heavy heart, that I must write the following. For 12 years, I read 104 years of local newspaper so that I could make a personal obituary database. I have also now walked through 14 different cemeteries in the local Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania area and completely photographed every headstone I could find in each cemetery. I have taken over 40,000 photos and used them on my own memorials and placed them on other memorials as well. I have also uploaded thousands of "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" memorials for those individuals who have no headstone to tell us where they are buried.

In my attempt to help mankind, I began to upload my personal database of over 50,000 names. This is when I ran into a problem, for which I asked Find-a-grave for advice on how to solve it. I have received an answer and I will abide by that decision. In principal, I agree with the advice but I feel they have left mankind down. You see, while using my obituary database as my guide for making a memorial, I hit a snag. Thousands of the obituaries did not include a burial site and there in lies the problem.

I found a solution I thought. There is a link I used that states "Unknown Burial" and it seemed to solve my problem. I began to use it but then it was disabled for "excessive use" and this is when I contacted Find-a-grave. I can no longer us it, which is why I'm writing this to you, my fellow genealogist, to forewarn you of a major problem you will face.

I am running out of time to upload my entire database and I just wanted to tell you this fact. There will probably be over 5000 names of people, mostly from the Mount Carmel area, that will not be posted onto this site because of the lack of a burial site to place them. For this, I am truly sorry. So if you can not find an ancestor, they very well may be one of the thousands I could not upload. I will probably be unable to finish uploading my database as well, before my time to work on it runs out, please forgive me.

So I leave you with this final question, whether it's right or wrong to ask. If you were searching for a family member and could not find them, which of these two scenarios would you choose? Would you want the information about the person posted, even tho they may be buried in the wrong cemetery on the memorial? Or would you want the information not posted at all, so that you never find your relative? Interesting question I believe, tell me what you think.
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Ray L. Miller
Robert:

I saw the note you left on Ray Lee Miller's Arlington National Cemetery memorial page. Would you happen to know if he is the same Ray Lee Miller who commanded the 44th Medical Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam in 1966-67? Or if he was a doctor in the Army Medical Corps?
Added by Donald Hall on Nov 22, 2016 1:45 PM
George Miller
I match Robert L Millers Ancestry DNA test.
Good morning Robert,
I am George Miller your cousin from Hastings Nebraska.
Robert and I were almost a perfect match on our DNA testing. I believe our Grandfathers separated from each other in the late 1780's and yours stayed in Pennsylvania and mine went to Ohio and Illinois and some to Nebraska where we live. I have a Ancestry account where I have your family tree and mine. I am willing to let you use it if it will help both of us to improve our family history. I hope you will contact me so our families can be joined together. My E-mail address is millergeorgec@gmail.com
Thank you,
George Miller
Added by George Miller on Sep 20, 2016 9:36 AM
Anne Beckman
GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR WORK
God Bless You, Robert, for your work!

I am from Indiana, where there is a tremendous

amount of child abuse and neglect, leading to

death. (Today's headline, of the INDDIANAPOLIS

STAR involves the conviction of those guilty of

a child's death at a day care center.) The state is

in the top ten, or top five, and in 2007 was THE

top state in child abuse and neglect.


A grave is the only "lasting life" a child will

have on this earth, after his or her life was

cruelly taken away, by abuse or neglect. It is

a message to those who will listen, crying out,

"REMEMBER ME! YOU CANNOT BRING ME BACK TO LIFE,

BUT YOU CAN COME HERE TO EXPRESS LOVE FOR ME,

WITH YOUR FLOWERS AND STUFFED ANIMALS AND PRAYERS.

KEEP ME ALIVE HERE, THAT WAY! THEN, SERVE ME

BY KEEPING ALL THE CHILDREN YOU KNOW ALIVE AND

WELL CARED FOR AND JOYOUS, IN EVERY WAY. THEY

WILL ASK THE CHRIST CHILD, OUR LORD JESUS, TO

BLESS YOU, LWAYS, ON EARTH AND IN HEAVEN, WHERE

YOU WILL BE PLAYING ON HEAVENLY CLOUDS WITH US!"


Bless you also, for your message to Addie Mae

Collins. I knew of the bombing of Birmingham's

16th St. Baptist Church, and of the four girls

being killed in the explosion. However:

Spike Lee's documentary, FOUR LITTLE GIRLS, taught

me so much MORE! My parents taped it off of HBO

for me. (At the time, my husband and I had no

cable TV.) There was a bit of a mistake, so for

me it begins with Maxine McNair talking about

Denise. TIME magazine's review said FLG would

tear one into pieces. IT DID! Seeing the intense

grief of the surviving families of the girls was

heartbreaking. I was so angry to know the KKK

members who did this monstrous act were not

brought to justice until DECADES LATER. I re-

member seeing the article on the front page of

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR. AGAIN, Mrs. McNair had to

say, "The first thing that went through my mind

after the explosion was, 'MY BABY, MY BABY!'"

I remember one of the relatives of the girls,

after the conviction, saying, "It's time. It's

time." WAS IT EVER! Also, a sister of (I think)

Addie Mea Collins, who looked so profoundly

troubled and old before her time, in the doc-

umentary, as she was embracing one of the pro-

secutors who finally put those monsters in jail,

with the biggest smile on her face, looking

YOUNG AND FREE! I PRAY Addie Mae's sister, who

lost one of hers in the explosion, and who was

with Addie and Denise and Cynthia and Carole DOES

get the compensation from the government of

Alabama, which she so richly deserves! My God, I

could not believe, she, in her AGE AND CONDITION,

was WORKING AS A DOMESTIC! That is unfair enough

to be criminal! As we all know, race relations

today- NATIONWIDE- have been so severely tested by

critzens shooting those of another color or police

men shooting youth of another color.


Also: Children are NO LONGER INNOCENT. Gangs and

careless parents and violent video games and war

and poverty and stress have turned innocent child-

ren into hate-filled KILLERS.


MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR BEING AN ADVOCATE, IN YOUR

OWN WAY, FOR ALL CHILDREN WHO HAVE SUFFERED, AND

ARE IN GRAVES...UNMARKED OR MARKED...caused by

child abuse, neglect, or hate.


ANNE BECKMAN
Added by Anne Beckman on Aug 18, 2016 1:25 PM
tracy howard
the millers
Norman was a GREAT FRIEND of both my Uncle Gene and his kid brother, Hunk, my father. I loved to hear stories of how they grew up. The best story was the HUNTING TRIP. Norman, Gene, Hunk and some other boys went camping in the woods. The Millers were KOSHER. Gene grabbed Norman's food and slopped into a pan. Norman said"I can't eat that. You put it in the wrong pan." So Gene slopped it into the milky pan. " Now I can't eat that!" Gene said " Norman, shut the hell up. We are in the woods and we won;t tell anybody." That solved the problem.
Added by tracy howard on Jul 04, 2016 11:49 AM
Chris Hubley
RE: your siblings Robert Miller
Robert, if you are capable of travel and would like one day to go to the one cemmie to check for your missing members, I would be happy to take you myself. My Kerstetters are the same area originating areas. I cannot recall my great great grammams first name. She had many children- Cora, Liberty, Harrett, Penn, Jane... there were I think 9 surviving past infancy. You may email me directly any time (I check email here n there)cr8tv05@yahoo.com; of may find me on Face Book.
Added by Chris Hubley on Jun 25, 2016 9:37 PM
Chris Hubley
your siblings Robert Miller
have you checked the Shamokin Cemmie, up to the far left. There are a number of youngsters and infants there. I visit them as often as I can.
Added by Chris Hubley on Jun 21, 2016 9:07 PM
Chris Hubley
Laura Bridy
I am trying to figure out Laura Bridy's actual relationship to Ed Bridy. Listed as father and brother. Ed is my father. I didn't have much time with him, only after I became an adult and he passed in 2015. I am maternal side tho a Kehler Williams Kerstetter.
Added by Chris Hubley on Jun 21, 2016 8:55 PM
marelle44
RE: Vernalis Family
Well, I guess you have to do what makes you happy. That's what's important in the long run.
Added by marelle44 on Jun 11, 2016 10:58 AM
marelle44
RE: Vernalis Family
You know Robert, there are other sites where you can record burials. Did you ever think of trying any of them? As for the library, the sure did make it seem as though you had given it to them. They even stated that it was copyrighted:
"The Mount Carmel Area Public Library Obituary Index and Military Information was compiled by Robert Miller from his reading through newspapers from 1860 to 1963 covering our service area. An act of love done to the best of his ability, the index may still be incomplete or incorrect. Mr. Miller compiled this index for the Mount Carmel Area Public Library and it is copyrighted material."
Were they thinking they had the copyright?

Added by marelle44 on Jun 09, 2016 8:09 PM
marelle44
RE: Vernalis Family
Wow! I had no idea. The Library made it seem like you gave your list to them.
As for the grave stone photo, I'm sorry you threw all your photos out. I think I'll just have someone else take a photo for me if I can.
Mary
Added by marelle44 on Jun 08, 2016 10:21 AM
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