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Mark's Mom (#46620026)
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Bio Photo Words from Helen Keller "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


The Final Gift

Scatter me not to restless winds
Nor scatter my ashes to the sea
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee
Remember now the happy times
The family ties we shared
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared
Deny me not one final gift
For all who come to see
A single lasting proof that says
I loved....and you loved me

D.J. Kramer


"Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others,
Usually make no time to correct their own."
-Art Jonak
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Daphene Willoughby
James R Hardcastle #146522478
If you would please connect James Richard Hardcastle to his parents and siblings, I would appreciate it.

Parents: Joe (Joseph Richard) Hardcastle, Sudan Cemetery, Lamb Co, TX #69713709
And his mother: Serena Beatrice Stowers Hardcastle,
Sudan Cemetery, Sudan, Lamb Co, TX

His siblings:
Willie Bernice Hardcastle Hawkins
# 59943293
John William Hardcastle

Edith Viola Hardcastle Calahan

Alma Ruth Hardcastle Bevers

Thank you very much.

James' wife, Wenona Ruth (Winnie)Peebles has also passed.
I am not sure whether she has a stone or not.

James Richard Hardcastle served in WW II,
AVN Cadet US Army Air Force WW II
Their marriage was in TX, around Lubbock.

James and Winnie's children are: Ronald James Donald Mark, and Ann

Thank you, I realize this takes time and I appreciate your efforts in doing this.

Daphene Willoughby
Added by Daphene Willoughby on May 31, 2015 8:20 PM
Thank you for posting the picture of Maurine and Doris Clark's headstone. They were my grandmother's sisters. My aunt was named after them.
Added by jlcoleman1029 on May 29, 2015 4:23 PM
Lon Mason
Doris Clark's tombstone photo
Thanks so much for the photo of Doris Clark's tombstone from the Ely Cemetery. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Added by Lon Mason on May 29, 2015 3:26 PM
carl ambrose
RE: Mary Ambrose grave site at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Reno NV
Thanks Mark's Mom! I went to Reno a week ago to find my great grandparents graves and thanks to you, Mary's grave. In fact you may of got your info from my family tree. I talked to the caretaker of Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, she said when the University bought St. Thomas Cemetery, they carefully moved all the remains to their cemetery, but the upright headstones could not be placed there, they were returned to the family and if the family wanted to pay for a new flat level marker, they could place it at the new site. Seems my family didn't do that for Mary or 2 other members of my family that were moved.

It took a while to find the graves, and there are no markers for Mary. I placed flowers at the grass location of her remains and photographed it (Woolworth is so slow to develop film), i will be posting it on the memorial that you placed. No need to transfer the memorial, she is in good hands with you. God bless, Carl Ambrose, grand nephew to Mary Ambrose
Added by carl ambrose on May 28, 2015 4:59 AM
carl ambrose
Mary Ambrose grave site at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Reno NV
Hi Mark's mom. I just visited my great grand-aunt Mary Ambrose grave site (among other family members) at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Reno NV and found no headstone for her. I am curious how you found her and listed her on "Find a Grave" (thank you for that by the way) or if there is any relationship between her and you.

Thanks Carl
Added by carl ambrose on May 27, 2015 9:44 AM
Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Marion Emmit Coyle

I am so confused. You had listed the Coyle's back in 2066 as being in the Caliente City Cemetery. As of today I am finding them listed in the IOOF? cemetery. I was adding my mom's 1st cousin to findagrave as he just passed away and I've come across double memorials of the family. They were posted in 2014. Is the two cemeteries the same or different?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Added by Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood on May 22, 2015 8:19 AM
rebeca b
Hi Mark's Mom
Hello, my name is Rebeca Bowe and I'm working on my geneology. I was wondering if your mother's name is just Helen or if it's Mary Helen? I think she might be my great grandma's sister. Her name is Jean Nelson. I'm not sure if I'm on the right track or not, but the LDS geneology site lists a Mary Helen Nelson in our family who was married to George Philip Ahern but there aren't any children listed. In the hint section it led me to find a grave to this listing. Anyway, I'm sorry to bother you but any info you could give me would be awesome! I am so sorry to hear you lost a son, I lost mine too (as a baby) so my heart goes out to you. Thanks for your time :) My email is
Added by rebeca b on May 02, 2015 7:07 PM
I just wanted to thank you for dealing with all the edits I've been sending you in the past few weeks. And to warn you that I'll likely be sending you some more. I'm just trying to get as much information out there as possible.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

Added by lest1001 on Apr 29, 2015 11:55 AM
Joan Helmer
Louis E. Kernek
Hi I see you have a photo of Louis E Kernek's grave in Reno, NV #20646186. You said he was your great grandfather's brother. He is also my great grandfather, Julius Kernek's brother. Just wondered how we are connected. I know they had a lot of brothers and sisters. Thank you for posting his gravesite.

-Joan H
Added by Joan Helmer on Apr 20, 2015 4:12 PM
Many Thanks
Thank you for the transfer of Ralph & Margaret Frenyea, greatly appreciated!
Added by crissy on Apr 13, 2015 6:28 AM
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