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Jo Cameron (#47773644)
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Fav Quote - 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 bone 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 the fathers fought, and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
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Trevor Grice
August William Crowder
Hullo Jo
My name is Trevor Grice.
I am a descendant of August & Annie Crowder, my great grandparents.
Amazed to see the photo of their grave site in Huntly. I never knew they or it existed.
On behalf of my cousins I have made a chart of the Crowder family and am only too happy to email you a copy of it and supporting items should you wish.
I'm curious to know the path of your connections to August & Annie. Presumably you are from one of their daughters, or maybe William their son ?
I also wonder if you know the towns they were born in and did they meet in Poland or Liverpool,
I now live in Australia and my email address is
Hoping to hear from you
Added by Trevor Grice on Mar 20, 2015 12:42 AM
Garry Parkes
I have added photo's to both Janet and John's Memorial pages. I am sorry there is no Headstone for either.
Dunedin Kiwi has claimed these pages for some reason
Best Wishes Garry
Added by Garry Parkes on Jan 13, 2015 8:40 PM
Sandra Benward
RE: Little Family
Thank you for the information and heads up. And thanks again for the work you do, it is much appreciated.

I am familiar with Mary Irene McIntyre. Would it be possible to have her transferred to me also. What a great find.

138272377 Mary Irene McIntyre

I have seen the name Apiti but not familiar with it so more researching for me. Just purchased a nice large map of New Zealand so I have been highlighting all the places I come across. I did a google search of Bunnythorpe and was able to home right in on the cemetery.... so should be able to do that with Apiti / Table Flat

Added by Sandra Benward on Dec 18, 2014 5:01 PM
Sandra Benward
RE: Littles
Thank You for the transfer. Sandi

Added by Sandra Benward on Dec 18, 2014 4:31 PM
Sandra Benward
Hudson Little
If you get this twice I apologize, I was right in the middle of typing this out and it disappeared.

I was sure thrilled to find my Great Grand Uncle, his wife and one child and another wife. Thank you for all you do.

I wonder if you would consider transferring these accounts to me #48609673 Sandra Gardner-Benward unless you are related in which case I would love talking with you too.

98244898 Hudson Little
98247088 Rosie Little

I am not sure what else you might need. Thank You
Added by Sandra Benward on Dec 17, 2014 5:16 PM
Sharee Doyle
okato photo request
Hi, I saw yr request for Agnes McGill's grave picture. I walked the whole cemetery today and the only McGill I could find was for Rita - buried with her husband. Not sure if this was who you were searching for? Let me know if you would like to view the photo and if it's correct I can add it for you.

Added by Sharee Doyle on Oct 21, 2014 12:52 AM
Julie Preston
Thanks so much Jo for the photo's you have got for me. Very much appreciated
Added by Julie Preston on Sep 21, 2014 2:29 PM
JA Rhodes
RE: Follett and Hartely
Hi Jo,

I must be going blind - too much genealogy?! I couldn't see your email address. I would love to receive your photos, thanks again for your kind offer. my email address is

Regards, J
Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 25, 2014 6:31 PM
JA Rhodes
Follett and Hartely
Thank you Jo so very much for the going all the way to the cemetery and taking those photos for me. You area amazing!

Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 22, 2014 9:32 PM
JA Rhodes
RE: Hartley Family
Thanks for your comments - I rechecked the info as follows: reference Wanganui museum cemetery transcripts 181

#Olive Frances FOLLETT died 1949 New Zealand reference RGO NZ death registration 1949 folio website 1949/22676 age 54 born about 1895

#In loving memory of OLIVE FRANCES HARTLEY passed on 29th December 1948 age 54 years occupant O F FOLLETT [sic] Headstone Anglican cemetery Marton
Block F plot 13 reference Wanganui museum cemetery transcripts 181

#Olive Frances FOLLETT of Marton WC (Wanganui Chronicle) 31 December 1948 notice died 29 December 1948 age 53 years WC 30 December 1948 murder page 4 report reference Wanganui Alexander research Library biographical index cards
#In loving memory of Olive Frances HARTLEY passed away on 29 December 1948 aged 54 years headstone Mt View Cemetery Marton Block F plot 13
occupant O.F. FOLLETT this should read HARTLEY
Added by JA Rhodes on Aug 20, 2014 12:01 AM
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