We are the chosen. 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.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 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. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at birth.
# 27078965 Can you please re read what you have posted here. I am a bit confused. You have that she was the deceased wife of George Mayer, then at the bottom you have that she husband is George Shaw??? The George Shaw is correct as her husband, I don't know if you typed this in wrong or what but it isn't making sense as it reads.
I am working on this line for a client and trying to get it straightened out.
Cuthbert Turnbull (#36383276) Thank-you so much for the nice surprise this morning of finding the picture ! I was checking-out other family members when I noticed his name. I thought he was buried in England ! We will definitely vist the cemetery next time we are in the area. Cuthbert was the Father of my GG Grandmother Mary Ann Turnbull Stewart.
Eastlawn Database Try this: 1.) Google or enter-Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit,Wi 2.) click on-Cemetery-Welcome to the city of Beloit 3.) scroll down to and click on-Eastlawn Genealogical Database 4.) then click on-Eastlawn Database 5.) wait for the search box and map to appear. click on the long bar area in the search box, type in the last name of the person you are looking for (do not enter first name). All of the people with that last name will appear, you can then scroll up and down to see if the person you are looking for is in the Database. 6.) if you find the person you are looking for, click on the box or square area where their name is and it will then show you on the cemetery map where they are buried. I hope I explained this right and it isn't too confusing, I'm better at doing it than trying to explain how to do it. It took me a few times to practice doing it, but once I figured it out it was very helpful. Good Luck, hope it works for you. Mary
Lockhart Hi Deborah, I didn't see any other Lockharts in the same area as Fred, but in the Eastlawn Database there are three other Lockharts, they are: Robert O. 1920-1997 Hilda M. 1925-2004 Ted R. 1922-1996
Robert and Hilda are husband and wife. On the Find A Grave website there is also an Ethel Lockhart 1896-1967, but Ethel isn't listed in the Database, so I'm not 100% sure if she is in Eastlawn or not. I don't want to ask the lady in the cemetery office, she doesn't like it when I stop in to ask questions, she tells me I have to use the Database, (which is very helpful). If any of these Lockharts are of intrest to you I could also take pictures of their stones when the snow melts again. We had a pretty big snow storm here today. If I can be of any help let me know. Mary
Fred Lockhart Headstone Deborah, I get to Eastlawn Cemetery often, I will keep a lookout for when a headstone is placed on Fred's grave, if one is placed there I will add the picture to his memorial and I will leave you a message that it is there. Mary
Cowey family Thank you so much for straighten the whole Cowey family. It has been hard to try to get it straight with the family tree and I have been doing so much research into the two sisters that married John G. Cowey and John George Cowey.. I was happy to find the difference in the two names and states that the two guys lived in seeing they both lived close to one another. Take care.