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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty three years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 56 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty two years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 27 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident.
Writing personal histories has been a passion for 35 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 21 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 600 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For 25 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when the location is also unknown!
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
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|Peggy (Van) Holt||Willard Cemetery|
Hi, I have been getting headstone photos for alott of the memorials that need pictures, just by walking around and fining them, however I did claim 3 photo requests, and I notice that you have the plot# for each of them. I searched yesterday but didn't find any of the ones I claimed, but I did find the ones that were claimed by someone else. any way I was hoping that you would give me some direction to these Plots that I could fulfill these requests. Im terrible at finding addresses, but thought I could just find them by walking around, but didn't.
How do I find out where the "Wards" are, I need ward 7 and ward 19, can you just give me directions from the entrance to the cemetery.
Thanks to much. Peggy
|Chesnut/Behunin Descendant||Please check|
While I was researching another family coming into the U.S and Utah Territory I ran across a plural wife of my GGGrandfather with her family so that starts me off on that journey. She seems like an odd sort but her MOTHER just breaks my heart. 15 children and 4 of them die crossing the plains in 1860. and several born and die young once in the valley. I created Mem's for these little ones without a cemetery and explained how they died. Then that statue at the DUP that always makes me cry, I have pics from a couple of years ago and found them and posted different angles of it on these little ones memorials.
Do you think that will be a problem?
This Cherrington family is not new but I have not researched it deeply. Just looking at the pedigree and the other sites to verify these little ones did die on the plains is heartbreaking. I am going to the DUP tomorrow or Monday to see what they have. Their site says they have some kind of history on each one of them. I already have that page printed. I cannot wait.
|Diane Payne||Fay Elsberry|
Thanks for the parent link. It is done.
|Chris Rice||RE: 47061006|
I also have the 1900 census where she is listed as a female.
|Chris Rice||RE: 47061006|
Thanks so much for your help and interest.
|Chris Rice||Asenath Zundel|
Thanks for your help. I will keep looking into it. I have looked in John Jacob Zundel--Abraham's father--history and it lists Asenath and the birth and death dates but doens't say male or female. I have a copy of Maria Estelle Zundel's diary (Asenath's half sister) and in her diary on Asenath's death date she records that her half sister died that day. It's hard to know for sure. I'll keep investigating. Thanks again.
|Chris Rice||Asenath Zundel|
In our family history we show Asenath as a female, do you have other information that shows Asenath as a male?
Thanks so much for all you have done with the Willard Cemetery
Chris Zundel Rice
|Penny G. Douglass||RE: 14954824|
I added the info you sent for Susannah to her bio. Would you like me to transfer her memorial over to you so that you can link and fix things up the way they should be? Thanks for the well wishes - I certainly hope to stay feeling better :)
|Donna Christensen Molgard||FYI|
Love your bio, by the way. You do excellent work!
|Donna Christensen Molgard||Annie M. Garfield Terry|
Thanks for the info, Shirleen. Have made the updates and links on her memorial.
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