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Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231 (#47178231)
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I started this journey trying to find my roots and discover my lines. I was involved in an accident that caused me to be paralyzed. I went in for a hysterectomy and the epidural needle used for anesthesia cut the nerves to my right leg! I went from traveling a week every month running nonstop seeing new sights to staying home traversing with a walker! I had to find a hobby since I no longer could drive long distances and adventure as I once did. For two years I cried wondering, "Why Me?". Of all the people I knew, I was the one person who could not sit still for two seconds...always on the go was I. One day as I was lamenting my lot, I looked up at a photo of my great grandmother Elizabeth Barrow Wylde on my wall. It looked a little dusty. I grabbed the walker, found a dust cloth, and started dusting. On the back was a very old penned family tree. It piqued my interest. It started my new found love of genealogy.

Once I started, several family members have jumped in to help with this discovery. We have family members well into their 90s joining this search, relating their stories and encouraging the college aged children to help the quest. This is a family account.

There is much excitement in trying to put the pieces together to form this wonderful puzzle called FAMILY. Thanks to all of you for helping me in my efforts. I truly DO appreciate each and every one of you! This genealogical community is a family as well...

Recently I have learned how to do links... I decided to add links to my parents and brother who died. I was blessed with a wonderful mother and father who taught us to serve others. They instilled in each of us that desire to be helpful. They taught us to be kind to others. They wanted each of us to care for our fellow man. Elizabeth Barrow Haring was my wonderful Mother, and my father was John Albert Nurmi. My dear brother who died OH so early was Lawrence Albert Nurmi ...

My second great grandfather died under unusal circumstances. Quite an interesting read. Here is the article about Colonel J. Smith Haring.

We have all been touched by a neighbor. Many do leave an imprint on our lives. I was particularly blessed with an older couple who helped me grow up. They were Albert and Inez Balme. I am not sure how they managed to stay sane with a inquisitive little girl like me living next door! This memorial tells a bit of a story about me.

Here is a Dear Dear friend of mine who died when she was 11 years old. Virginia Lee McLeod. She went away for a 4th of July weekend on the West Coast of Florida only to contract encephalitis.

HUGS Of appreciation sent your way for remembering them!

If you want a transfer of any family member I would be happy to transfer that memorial your way. I do not go by the four generation rule! Family is matter if it is 50 years or 500 years old! A direct line does not matter. Cousins and Uncles and Aunts have always played a large role in any family.

I will transfer memorials to you if you are helping someone else with their family tree...many are not computer wizards and need our help. I often will link together family members and help those related set up findagrave accounts. The entire reason we are here is to help others. I am a true believer in service.

If I can help anyone with your family tree, I am more than happy to help you do the search! I am a member of and have honed a skill when searching for relatives. There are stories to be told, experiences to be shared, and family roots to be discovered! I would be thrilled to search for documents pertaining to your family!

There is GREAT joy and satisfaction when serving others. Many times we find ourselves when we are in the midst of serving others! My mother always was a proponent of the concept that idle hands get into I work work work...wink!

Though life is evanescent and soon passes, our thoughts and memories are locked in our mind forever. Remember those who have gone before us.

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Hello Carole,
I just processed your request for Cornelius Blacklidge. Not sure if you noticed but in one of the pictures in Cornelius's memorial that I posted, there is a stone next to Cornelius with the name Cornelius Lefferts. As you can probably tell the stone was down and I up righted it but did not have anything with me to clean the stone. Since I couldn't read the dates from the picture, I never created a memorial. The next time I go back to Dale Cemetery I will brush remaining dirt off and get a better picture and create a memorial. Maybe this is one of Cornelius's grandsons. Just thought you might want to know.

Added by rbrunt on Dec 06, 2016 5:32 PM
Ginny G
Baptismal records
Hi Carole,

Wow, this is so wonderful! I can't find the words to tell you how much this means to me. My email is ginnyg at together dot net. I'm looking forward to going through them!

Hugs, Ginny
Added by Ginny G on Dec 04, 2016 12:06 PM
Ginny G
RE: Just called the New City Public Library
Wow, Carole! Thank you so much for looking into William's background for me!!! For a long time I have thought that either Garret or Abraham Garretson was probably his father, but I haven't been able to find any connection. It would be so AWESOME to be able to bridge that gap! I did find that Garret and Peggy (Margaret) Garrison sold land to William Garrison in 1843 (which could be purely coincidence). I would be so grateful for any information you uncover! Hugs back to you - Ginny
Added by Ginny G on Dec 02, 2016 9:48 PM
RE: Why thank you!
Sarah Blacklidge is my first cousin, six times removed (this particular Sarah). Her father was my sixth great-uncle and HIS father (Sarah's grandfather) was my sixth great-grandfather....I would have to look at my tree, but her Bogert children would also be my cousins.

My second great-grandmother was Charlotte Blacklidge, who married Madison Forkner. (I have four Charlotte Blackldges in my tree.) Charlotte and Madison (I don't have a burial location for him) were the parents of my great grandmother, Elizabeth Teresa aka "Lizzie" Forkner Porter. You can see her memorial if you go to my Profile and enter Elizabeth Porter. Her husband, my great-grandfather, was Samuel Jenkins Porter. Their daughter, Elizabeth Porter Ward was my maternal grandmother.

Tell me how you might be related to me....
Added by S.R.F. on Dec 01, 2016 1:18 PM
Ginny G
William Garrison obituary?
Wow, it's great working with you! Do you have an obituary for William Garrison (died in New City, NY in 1877)? I haven't been able to find one. He is a very stubborn brick wall - he's supposedly from a "well-known Rockland County family" but I can't figure out which one, as I have found no reference for him earlier than his marriage to Barbara Blauvelt. Sigh, genealogy can be very exciting and very frustrating at the same time!
Added by Ginny G on Dec 01, 2016 1:15 PM
Ginny G
Garrison+ Blauvelt obituaries
Hi again!
Your information from Wallace Garrison's obituary inspired me to dig out the obituaries I have and put them online. I've added Wallace's obituary and also one for Barbara Blauvelt. Thank you!
Added by Ginny G on Dec 01, 2016 12:55 PM
Ginny G
M. Raymond Garrison obituary
Thank you for posting the obituary for M. Raymond Garrison! He's my grandfather. I have an obituary from a different paper, and hadn't seen that one before. Have a nice day!
Added by Ginny G on Dec 01, 2016 12:13 PM
Ginny G
How are we related?
Hi again, Carole! You mentioned that we are related via Barbara Blauvelt. How are we related? I descend from her son Wallace. Her husband William has been my brick wall for over 20 years, and I have never connected with any of Howard's descendants either. I'd love to "meet" cousins this line!
Added by Ginny G on Nov 30, 2016 10:49 PM
Ginny G
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the transfer of Barbara Blauvelt, Carole. I merged the two entries and included all of your bio information in it. I requested an edit of Howard Garrison's birth year - her son (he was in the 1850 census, so his death certificate was incorrect about his being 51 y.o.). I also requested changing the link in Howard Garrison's memorial to link to his mother at the "new" merged Barbara Blauvelt memorial.
Added by Ginny G on Nov 30, 2016 10:45 PM
Ginny G
Transfer # 152560597?
Hi Carole,
Would you be willing to transfer Barbara Blauvelt Garrison's memorial # 152560597 to me? It is actually a second entry for her, as her grave was entered in 2011 (without birth and death dates) and I manage the first entry. She is my great-great-grandmother. Are you by chance related to her as well? Thank you! Ginny Garrison
Added by Ginny G on Nov 30, 2016 3:44 PM
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