|Deborah Wall (#46976690)|
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We Are The Chosen |
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
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Yes, I am a Cadiz lifer. I am glad to help. My father graduated with Bonnie "Brown" Cowans. Let me know if I can help with anything at Cadiz.
Thank you for processing the edits on Watson :)
|Marc A Holmes||Clarence Foster|
Hello Debra i see you have clarence foster that died in 1954. he is my great grandmother eleanor baby brother . i dont know for sure if clarence mother viola is buried here . her full name is viola edna davis , she married clarence foster who is buried in westlawn cemetery. he died around 1939. I am wondering if you can see if viola foster is buried there. i know that she died somewhere before 1930s . her birthdate is probably around 1890s
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Added by Rick on May 05, 2016 4:26 AM
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.
Thank you for your time.
OK Deborah, thank you!
I'm not sure how to correct or who to contact, but the parents for this record don't seem correct. Alberico Gentile was the spouse of Edna (Petrino) Gentile #160025673.
Thank you for all your work with Find A Grave.
Bob De Clercq (Bonparrain)
|Marty Stewart||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.
Wow. Your bio was very profound and beautiful. It is intelligent, sensitive, and accurate.
There does seem to be about one person in every family who has the desire and drive to research family history and the stories left behind by our ancestors.
I wanted to thank you for transferring Alfred Higgins memorial page to me. I appreciate your kindness.
Thank you again.
Added by Jennifer on Mar 29, 2016 8:57 PM
|Candie Freeman||Perdue Family|
Hello. No, I am not related to this family. I concentrate on Cabell County and post information on anyone.
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