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Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke (#46631000)
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Bio Photo I am a native Texan, born and reared in Northeast Texas. I have been researching my families for about thirty years, making me the family historian.
I have spent weeks, days, and hours in many states researching the courthouses and walking the cemeteries looking for my family.
Just recently I began placing memorials to my family members on findagrave; a wonderful website. The majority of my postings are my family.
I try to acquire photographs of my relatives; this makes me feel as if I actually know them.
I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and genealogy is my passion.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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Kathy Adams
Re: Walter Charles & Mary Kathyn Word
You are certainly welcome.
Added by Kathy Adams on Oct 03, 2014 2:37 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Kathleen Hamilton
Thanks for the added info....all has been applied.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Sep 27, 2014 3:12 PM
Guyetta Cluck
Hamilton Family !
Dear Emma: I want you to know that you have done a marvelous job in posting all of the Hamilton deaths on Find A Grave. I live in Oklahoma and have a dear, dear cousin in Dallas of whom I am updating her son-in-law's Hamilton ancestors. He descends from Lessie Hamilton Wiese. I think I am finding more information from your sites than anywhere else, I know he will be absolutely amazed once I am finished. My cousin I mentioned above and I are connected on our mother's side, the Hiser's. Anyway, I just thought it would be nice of me to tell you what a good job you have done with the sites, even adding so many photos. Great Job, well done! Guyetta
Added by Guyetta Cluck on Sep 25, 2014 9:25 AM
Larry Wales
Transfers made, Larry
Added by Larry Wales on Aug 24, 2014 9:38 PM
Kathy Adams
RE: Walter Word
Have transferred Walter Word memorial per your request. Thought you would need his wife Kathryn Word also. Glad I could be of help.
Added by Kathy Adams on Aug 20, 2014 8:54 AM
Sue Lilley
RE: Dora Dean (Petrey) Word
You are very welcome. Sending the obits. to memorial managers is one focus of my work on Find a Grave.

Added by Sue Lilley on Aug 20, 2014 8:35 AM
Doris Reed
Hello. I would like to know if anyone from the William Thomas Tinker has taken the dna test. I have both Tinker and Crow in my ancestry. Thank you so much
Doris Reed
Added by Doris Reed on Aug 14, 2014 9:15 PM
Isaac Robertson Neely
Thank you very much for the wonderful work you do for Find A Grave and so for all of us who search for our family.
Are you related to this Neely family? (Isaac R.buried in Chillicothe Cemetery and Rhoda Frances Shields Neely ) If so would you please email me at I have some information I would like to share with you. Linda Dunn
Added by Linda on Aug 11, 2014 2:16 AM
derrell barnett
Myrtie May Jackson Ussery
Thank you for linking her parents to her memorial. Thank you for making her memorial and for all the work you do for Find A Grave. Derrell
Added by derrell barnett on Aug 10, 2014 9:26 PM
Nancy Austin Hofmeister
Homer and Harrell Elson
Hello. I thank you for all your time and contributions to this great web site. Will you email me at I see that you have called Homer Edward Elson 'cousin'. Family in Iowa and California are looking for information on the Elson family. I thank you in advance.

Nancy Hofmeister
Creston, Iowa

Added by Nancy Austin Hofmeister on Aug 03, 2014 7:32 PM
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