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|Please take note that any pictures taken as a request by myself will be used for my ancestry.com familytree. I started to really get into genealogy in about 2010. I utilize this as well as other websites. If I take a photo for you, you may do as you like with it. |
I will be happy to transfer anyone to you that is not near and dear to my heart. Please tell me your relationship and if you are closer to the person that I am, I will transfer them to you. I have recently added veterans from Westchester, NY that are buried in Yonkers. Most of them are not related to me
Also, if you do not hear from me please right away, please resend your message in a few weeks. Like anyone else, I go through busy periods.
I have just found out that I need a person's contributer ID in order to transfer a person to them. Please include it with any messages for transfer that you send me.
"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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|goroke||Myra (West) Birdsall|
Added by goroke on Aug 22, 2014 9:40 PM
|Ann Freeman||RE: Wilcox|
Certainly use the photos on Ancestry.com as you see fit. I am glad you liked them.
|Lori Ann Kornegay Wallace Johnson||RE: Burwell Coats|
Yes, Please! Thanks!
|Diane Gravlee||Lawrence Haskin|
Would be happy to transfer Lawrence Haskin over to you. I just posted his and Joan's grave marker photos.
Marilyn- Yes, we did find other Simons/Simmons close to James. We took pics of them and I added their memorials this AM. Note that James' birthdate is incorrect. I put in a request for change to Peg Arnold, who manages his memorial. Looks like the first American Fitzsimons generation dropped the Fitz. And Florence's name is the only Simmons.
James M and Florence's stones butt up against a group bearing a different last name- can't recall it and didn't take any photos. But this week I will take pictures and get back to you.
This is a beautiful little cemetery surrounded by cornfields about 2 miles south of the Village of Maple Park, Il.
Mark Dav & Sandi B.
Added by Mark Dav on Jun 30, 2014 6:30 AM
|jahofmann||RE: Blasko's etc.|
No that is it for now. I did send you a request to add an obit for Elizabeth Grace Wicht. Thanks. I am creating links for the Blaskos, Sells and Wichts from my LDS tree. Check out some of the cool pictures.
|Rete||Josephine C. Gulen Husentia|
Hi Marilyn ... hope you are well and the bluebirds plentiful and well feed. Could you please edit Aunt Jo's information to read GULAN ... A instead of E. Much appreciated. Rita Wilson
Added by Rete on Jun 10, 2014 9:55 AM
|Chris Beal||RE: Henry McClain|
Thanks Marilyn, maybe it was just a surname coincidence, my family spelled it McLain but since I've found it written every way I thought maybe there was a burial plot mistake. I did get that CD a few years back and didn't find an inscription recorded so I figured it's a markerless plot somewhere in Oakland and there is likely quite a few people in it.
My family in Yonkers started out with my 3x gr grandfather Henry's brother John who was a well-known house painter that came from Clara, King's Co., Ire. to Yonkers in the 1850s. He married a Mary E. Fleming and had children:
Emma, George O., Frank, Charles M., John A., Lucy L., Edward, Elizabeth, and Ella.
John's brother Henry emigrated with his wife Anna and their infant son (also Henry) to NY in 1867 and they lived near John, Henry was also a house painter. Henry died not long after that and Anna re-married a George Beal, changed her childrens' names and relocated to Brooklyn NY in 1879 where my family's been since. Anna's son, Henry G. Beal (b. 1866 Clara) was my gr-gr grandfather.
In 1878, John McLain disappeared, I have a NYT article about it and it reveals "a few years ago, Mr. McLain's brother also disappeared and was found sick in the house of a stranger" which would be Henry.
John's children for the most part stayed in Yonkers (I found Frank, John A., George O. in later censuses) and I saw you had a "Frank" headstone and thought it may be a relation. John seemed to be a popular citizen, knew the Otis family, and quite possibly the George Beal that Anna married. I believe they went to St. Paul's Episcopal church but I could never find out if there were records. The man who executed George Beal's 1879 will was Cyrus Baldwin, an elevator inventor and associate of the Otis'. The William R. Beal who was a prominent Yonkers citizen and superintendent of the gas works in the 1860s may have been George's brother.
But I'm way off-track, hahha! I've been trying to find out where Henry or any of John's children are buried for quite some time. The last time I called Oakland the guy told me "I'm not here for you to complete your family tree!"
|Chris Beal||McClains in Oakland Cemetery|
I was wondering if the McClains in Oakland Cemetery are family of yours. I've been looking for McLains in Oakland and they may be related. My 3xgreat grandfather was Henry McLain and his death date is c1875 (really could be any time between 1871-78). The few times i was on the phone with the Oakland office, they were not friendly and wouldn't help me.
|Teacher Sleuth||RE: Goff|
Yes, you are welcome to use it. I'm glad I could help.
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