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Star Rhodes (#46878998)
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Bio Photo Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries. There was one right down the street from our school, we used to walk through it often, It was so peaceful and the monuments were so beautiful. My father Calvin Russell Swallow is buried there now. My sister Mel and I have gone back to Massachusetts and other New England States and explored the cemeteries looking for ancestors. Genealogy and searching cemeteries for family has been a treasured time with my sister. What a gift it is to have a sister to share your interests with.

I am hoping to make connections with distant cousins and share pictures and stories. I have posted many branches to our tree to do this.

I AM VERY LIBERAL WITH TRANSFERING MEMORIALS. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR EVERYONE (COPY THEM AT YOUR PLEASURE) AND I FEEL NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP OVER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY. I LOVE DOCUMENTING GRAVES. I AM SOMEWHAT OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SHARE THAT SENSE OF GIVING. WE GET NO POINTS IN HEAVEN BY HOW MANY MEMORIALS WE CONTRIBUTED TO FINDAGRAVE. THERE ARE MANY FINE CONTRIBUTORS TO FIND A GRAVE AND A FEW THAT NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES. Remember...."God Loves a Cheerful Giver"!!

A POEM FROM ALL OF US AVID GENEALOGIST'S!!

DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled out on polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is to 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, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse not entirely on 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 as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. - Walter Butler Palmer 1906

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Mary Weigandt
John Hinds Jr Memorial# 57698173
Thank you for the bio on John Hinds Jr's memorial. Invaluable info for my Hinds family research.
Added by Mary Weigandt on Nov 30, 2014 10:39 AM
Lisa Squared
Weideman
Hi we have almost finished walking the entire Metairie Cemetery. If you will call the cemetery and find the section these two people are in we will be glad to go back and get the photo. Thanks.
Lisa and Lisa
Added by Lisa Squared on Nov 26, 2014 5:21 PM
glenda
RE: photo requests
You are very welcome.
Added by glenda on Nov 26, 2014 12:09 PM
glenda
photo requests
I fulfilled a few of your photo requests in Houston TX. In addition I added new photos to all the memorials listed in the caption on the Family Plot photo with one exception. I have a new photo for Austin Clarkson but am unable to post it due to the maximum pictures being exceeded. If you want a copy please provide me with an email to send it to you. The cemetery has been working on cleaning the stones and all the stones in the plot have been cleaned and the "rust" removed. I also happened to be there at a time the lighting was wonderful! My email is gravehunting @ glenda.com (with out the spaces of course)
Added by glenda on Nov 23, 2014 5:38 PM
Ward White
RE: Shirleys of Fitzwilliam
Thanks so much for the transfers!!
Added by Ward White on Nov 05, 2014 11:51 AM
Ward White
Transfer Request
I would be delighted if you would transfer my GGGG Grandparents John Shirley #23509594 and wife Submit Bogle Shirley #23509605 to me, Ward White #47177094. John is my patriot ancestor for SAR and several other genealogical societies. Thanks so much for your generosity and willingness to share. Best regards, Ward
Added by Ward White on Nov 03, 2014 10:54 AM
Anthony Clark
RE: The Clarks of Hubbardston
My line - Burton Stedman Clark, son of Stedman Clark and Mary Z. Coleman, son of John Stedman Clark and Eliza Ann Newell, son of Ezra Clark and Jemima Nightingale, son of John Clark and Elizabeth Norcross, son of Isaac Clark and Experience Trowbridge Wilson, son of John Clark and Ann Bird, son of John Clark and Abigail, son of Hugh Clark and Elizabeth, son of ?
Added by Anthony Clark on Oct 30, 2014 3:08 PM
Ed Poulin
Joan O'Day
Hi Star,

Any leads you can give will be great.

Thanks,

Ed
Added by Ed Poulin on Oct 29, 2014 5:35 PM
Anthony Clark
RE: The Clarks of Hubbardston
Star, thank you for your thoughtful reply. What is your connection to the Clarks of Hubbardston?

Tony Clark
Added by Anthony Clark on Oct 29, 2014 5:09 PM
Ed Poulin
Joan O'Day [21260434]
Hi Star,

I am writing about Joan Laird O'Day [21260434] whom you called your aunt in the notes section of her memorial. Another researcher and I have have been looking into the Wilkie family and Joan's father was Jefferson Hiram Wilkie Laird (1902- ), son of Jefferson Hiram Laird [24989259] and Mabel Ellen Wilkie [52540190]. We are not certain the latter two ever married because the elder Jefferson died before the younger was born and the younger was officially born with the last name Wilkie. Anyway, we were wondering if you knew anything about the family, specifically what happened to Joan's father and grandmother? I have already found her mother Ida's memorial [67225900]. FYI, Mabel was my wife's great-great-aunt and we've only recently been able to figure out her story. I'd appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,

Ed
Added by Ed Poulin on Oct 20, 2014 8:32 PM
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