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Marty and Julie Spillman Stewart (#47578863)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo My Father and grandfather were undertakers, so I guess it's in my blood to be drawn to cemeteries. I think they are beautiful and peaceful, yet often sad. So many died so young. So many babies and young mothers. The old stones are often beautiful and personal works of art. There are often puzzles and riddles in the placement of family graves that once meant everything to someone. The messages on the older stones are fading and FindaGrave is saving images of them forever. I love that. Also, families long separated by time and distance can be linked together as one once again. I love that too. The cemetery is one of the only places you can go and nothing has changed for a hundred years or more. This is the spot where that dear and loved person was laid to rest and their loved ones stood there on that spot and mourned them. The ground is sacred with centuries of tears. I feel a connection to them there, and there only. There are so many nameless and unmarked graves with only rough stones or not even that. Once, loved ones who knew they were there, came and laid flowers there year after year, but when they too passed on, the memory of who was buried there was forgotten. That's sad because they deserve to be remembered just as much as the one next to them who had a stone. Who were they? I want to capture images of as many of the old stones as possible before time and weather destroys them further. It is the most untouched and enduring monument that we have, erected to our history and the journey that was traveled in the past in that place.
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D. D. Thompson
RE: Dickerson - Jackson Cemetery
Sorry, that was 8 months ago. I'm sure I had a great reason for my message to you, but I've long since moved onto other pursuits. I do see that the Delaware-buried Dickerson has a lot of very specific information on his memorial. If the "Texas Dickerson's" information is different, then it sounds like two separate people and you could just create a new memorial for the one in Texas. However, the likelihood of two William P. Dickersons with the exact same birth/death info is pretty remote, so if that's the situation, I'd consider whether there is an error in the information. In any case, I've moved on. Good luck in your pursuit of information.
Added by D. D. Thompson on Oct 06, 2015 2:22 PM
RE: Walter Roy Calgrove
Added by TX+MN=MD on Oct 06, 2015 11:25 AM
D. D. Thompson
RE: Dickerson - Jackson Cemetery
I'm sorry but I have no idea what you're talking about. Can you provide details? There are many Dickersons in Texas so a search for "Dickerson" and "Texas" produced a very long list.
Added by D. D. Thompson on Oct 06, 2015 8:39 AM
Memorial 49777364
Would you mind rotating the photo for ease of viewing?
Added by TX+MN=MD on Sep 29, 2015 9:18 PM
Memorial 53445924
You have a photo linked to memorial 53445924. This memorial is a duplicate to memorial 6748752. Would you resubmit your photo to the second number? Then the first will be deleted. Thanks!
Added by TX+MN=MD on Sep 29, 2015 2:37 PM
Walter Roy Calgrove
There are two. Memorials for one person. Your photo is linked to memorial 113498815. Would you link to memorial 5450836? Then I will ask for the duplicate memorial to be deleted. Thanks!
Added by TX+MN=MD on Sep 25, 2015 7:20 PM
A. B. Plemons
Thank you for the second edit.
Added by JO on Sep 20, 2015 7:28 PM
A. B. Plemons
Thank you for Uncle Jack's edit.
Added by JO on Sep 20, 2015 7:25 PM
Ada Ann Whitaker
Thank you for the edit.
Added by JO on Sep 20, 2015 7:23 PM
Jack Watkins
Thank you for the edit.
Added by JO on Sep 20, 2015 7:19 PM
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