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"When God sends forth a special living soul to learn the ways of the earth, an earthly mother's love is waiting; we call this wonder birth. When God calls home a loving earthly soul and stills a fleeting breath, a Heavenly Father's love is waiting; this too is birth, not death."
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 seven 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, 60 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty five 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 31 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for over 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 25 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 950 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 over 30 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 there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.
I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!
PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.
Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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|Chesnut/Behunin Descendant||RE: Go girl....|
I do. I could not even create my own Mum. I was scared I would goof everything up.
I actually did an entire section for my New Years gift. I had been there SO MANY Times, I finally started at the NW Corner and space by space.
I Had YOU In mind through out. 550 mostly babies. I had to lock myself OUT OF THE Cemetery until Snow cleared for pics. Which I finished Memorial day AND posting 2 days later.
That Worked well so I did T-1 which is a Pauper Plot. About 1200 names and 25 stones. They have Memorials and pics of location, most have a Burial Record or Death Certificate. Obviously there is A LOT more Research BUT I have virtual Cemeteries on Cause of Death.
I could not really PROVE what I was trying to Prove.
I think YOU probably heard my scream of excitement when I was Each.
I have been ATTACKING the VP page this week. My GOAL is 100 searches THIS Week.
39 are DONE and Over. Except the Surrounding family plots.
I Did 38 TODAY. Just Sorted 148 pics. NOW I NEED to Label and POST. I LOVE the Hunt.
The Sorting and the Labeling UGGGGG.
BUT Yesterday I used One of YOUR Squires to PIN POINT where I needed to go. I went Right to it.
IF I could Remember the Locations Of my Previous Searches.
One of my searches today I have USED to pin point So Many Other searches. Today Boom Right there.
Then I had to dig out my last 3 stones and I left hungry and Exhausted leaving 6 Short of my goal.
I BET your place looks sharp.
We do all of those things ourselves to.
I HOPE things are..if Not Calm, Manageable for you. Do Everything you need to do, for everyone else, but keep that pinky open.
I LOVE YOU LOTS Shirleen.
I think of you daily.
I have to start labeling and posting YEA...
LOVE YA LOTS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
|HALL LOVING GENEALOGY||Alfred|
Oh you are welcome. I still don't know how I did that. I was so mad I probably just went back to the memorial and not my email. This one person continues to give me grief all the time. They even said that I had no business entering memorials if they were not going to be complete with birth date, city, state, etc., death date, city, state, etc., and links to parents!! I know I am not perfect by any means but lately a lot of corrections coming in are from others sending me links to connect spouses and parents and they end up being wrong. I can't check each one out individually and really, who am I to say if they are the right people being connected? Sorry to hear you have the same kind of problems. It's just today's society. Can't please them all! Have a great evening and send me your links. I will know the ones with your name I can actually connect!
|HALL LOVING GENEALOGY||RE: Alfred Bounson Marks|
Sorry the remark was for the nasty person who sent me a message on here about it (via email) not you. I don't know why it went to you, still trying to figure out how that happened.
|Richard Lyon Jr||RE: Edit confusion|
I've rechecked the site, and I don't see what I was trying to correct, Sorry about that. Keep up the good work. Richard Lyon
|HALL LOVING GENEALOGY||Alfred Marks|
Perhaps the people sending me corrections/additions, connections should get them straight. I don't have time to go in and check each and every connection someone sends to me. I guess I'll just let them go and let find a grave do them.
Sorry it has taken me a bit to reply, I wanted to say thank you for the messages and for leaving a flower for my son. Means more than you know. Sincerely, Kim
Thanks for visiting Aaron's memorial and for leaving a note for his Mother.
Added by Mary on Sep 26, 2016 9:52 AM
Please visit my great-nephew Find A Grave #170268882 Aaron who was recently murdered by being shot in the back and then put in a vehicle in a salvage yard and then the car was crushed by the murderer who had the only key to the crusher to hide his crime.
Added by Mary on Sep 25, 2016 5:02 PM
|Daniel Christensen||RE: 120864|
Done sorry for the delay been sick for a long time.
No need for 'thanks'...it was a pleasure.
Added by Legsie11 on Sep 17, 2016 12:26 PM
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