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Melva "Jo" Wright (#47320354)
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Bio Photo I took over after my Aunt Geraldine Martinez passed. This is all new to me but I have become addicted in finding where my family members rest. No one should be forgotten.

I was born in Alexandria, Virginia and now resides in Florida.

I am researching, on my fathers side of the family, Rhodes, Walters, Wright & Brockman in Virginia. On my mothers side, Lytle, Channing, Hayden & Moore in Pennsylvania. And for my Grandchildren, Greene, Caudill. Hutchinson & Vallance's in Kentucky.

I have noticed that I am not the only one impatient with the tokens coming up and I end up with two. I found that if you click on the flowers it will take you to a link to delete the extra one. =)

I have also found a link to calculate birth dates, so when you only have a date of death & the headstone gives you their years it will give you the date of birth.

I have met the most wonderful people with Find-a-Grave. What a great family we have here. Thank you all for doing what you do.

Everyone has been so generous with their photos that I would like to reciprocate. You may use my photos in you family trees. All I ask is for a thank you and recognition from whom you got them.

Happy Hunting =)

Strangers in the Box

By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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RE: George Larkin Moore
Your welcome Melva and yes please do post it to your tree. This is what it's all about, people helping people connect to their past. Randy
Added by randy on Sep 10, 2014 7:20 PM
Michael & Naomi Bowers
You are welcome - I am related to Michael and Naomi - cousins. I live in California, took a trip to take the photos. Took the list with me - took as many as I could - total of 76

Added by CEllison on Sep 07, 2014 5:26 PM
Family Tree Climber
Pending edits...
A lot of contributors are not aware of edits being sent to them that appear on the edit tab of their bio page. I sent you one that is still pending and thought you might not be aware of it.
A number will appear in the edit tab if there is anything waiting your action. The edits will only hold there for 21 days, and then automatically be accepted through Find A Grave. I thought you might want to review them and accept or decline after review, instead of your memorials being changed without your being aware of it.
Emails are not sent by Find A Grave when these edits are suggested, so other than looking at your edit tab, you won't get notice of them.
You can 1) accept and the memorial will update automatically; 2) decline and a box will pop up for a message that will go to the person who suggested the edit; or 3) ignore - but that is just temporary for the 21 days, then it will be accepted.
Thanks for your work..
Added by Family Tree Climber on Aug 31, 2014 6:53 AM
RE: Harvey & Marie Carroll
Hi Melva, your welcome and yes by all means use the photo. They are what connects the past to the present. Randy
Added by randy on Aug 28, 2014 9:55 PM
andrea nelson
RE: Pelchers
Absolutely, thats why i take them for their families :)
Added by andrea nelson on Aug 28, 2014 3:10 PM
andrea nelson
I have added some photos of the few remaining stones at Pelcher Cem. in Crawford county ohio.I noticed you'd left flowers and thought you may like to see them.
Added by andrea nelson on Aug 28, 2014 1:18 PM
Eric Weber
RE: Cyrus Latham
Hi, Jo. Yes, feel free to use the photos any way you like.
Added by Eric Weber on Aug 22, 2014 2:17 PM
Thomas Dunne
Sarah Ann Taylor Van Rensselaer
Yes, you may use the photo. Also It was a couple of newer looking stones that are face down on the Hillhouse lot.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Aug 17, 2014 6:49 PM
Family Tree Climber
RE: Verne Channing
You are quite welcome for the obit - hope it helps your research.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Aug 16, 2014 4:11 PM
Palmer Sheppard
RE: Murphey Cem.
Hello Melva,

Unfortunately I don't remember exactly where it is.
In 1989 I went to Hephzibah to look for the cemetery. I stopped at the Fire Station to ask if anyone there knew the location. None of the fireman had ever heard of the Murphey cemetery. As I was leaving an elderly man walked in and he knew the location and directed me to the site.

Here's what I remember:
It was not very far from the fire station. My memory says it was 1 to 2 miles but that may be off. It was on a two lane paved road, beside the road was a cultivated field. Beyond the field was a stand of trees abut 100 to 200 yards off the road. There was an open gate with a two rut dirt path that allowed me to drive around the side of the field and up to the stand of trees. The cemetery was heavily overgrown, markers were eroded and some were broken. Some of the graves only had footstones. Also, there were several sink holes indicating burials that were unmarked.

Wish I could be of more help and I regret that I did not write down the location at the time. Please let me know if you have any luck finding the location and if so, what you find there 25 years after my visit.

FYI, I am a descendent of Edmund Murphey and will be happy to exchange family information if you would want.


Added by Palmer Sheppard on Aug 16, 2014 9:30 AM
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