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Donna Davenport (#47328997)
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Bio Photo I discovered Find A Grave while doing genealogy research and have been promoting it ever since. I think it is a great way to remember family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and many others that have passed on.
My genealogy blog listed below was a place to record a large amount of material left by an aunt and my grandmother. I also added more current obituaries of people from that area. It is called Butternut Valley Family History. Please find the URL below.


http://butternutvalleyfamilies.blogspot.com/


THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

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.



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Russ
VanLeuven Duplicate
Thanks for pointing out my duplicate memorial. I have deleted the extra one.

Russ
Added by Russ on Aug 23, 2016 2:10 PM
kewilson
RE: Thank you
Donna,

Thanks. I was researching his 2nd wife's family and found the information. My Bacons are out of Simsbury, CT and Hales from Massachusetts. I have DNA accounts at both Ancestry and FamilyTree DNA. My ancestry user name is kewilson and I have linked a tree to my DNA account. Let me know if you have any difficulty getting to it.

Keith Wilson
Storrs, CT
Added by kewilson on Aug 23, 2016 1:14 PM
KLM
RE: Thanks
YOU ARE WELCOME,KLM
Added by KLM on Aug 22, 2016 3:42 PM
Jay29
Alan A. Johnson
Bio added to memorial.
Added by Jay29 on Aug 13, 2016 4:08 PM
Jay29
Daisy Hansen Distler
Bio updated on memorial.
Added by Jay29 on Aug 13, 2016 4:06 PM
Diane Branham
memorials/obits
Donna

Thank you for all the obits, I am really backed up with what you have sent, I will get to them. This week I have my 3 month grandson staying, and I am a little busy. And the week after next I have the other two for 4 days (age 5 and 2) so they will keep me hopping.

Don't worry I will get to them eventually.

Diane
Added by Diane Branham on Aug 09, 2016 7:00 PM
MRE
Reta Jeanne Williams Merrill
Thanks for the obit. Updated her memorial.
Added by MRE on Aug 09, 2016 11:17 AM
Diane Branham
RE: Re Thomas birth years.
thank you
Added by Diane Branham on Jul 24, 2016 6:14 AM
Diane Branham
Barbara Thomas #145634526
Hi Donna

just got back from vacation and I see that you sent me an auto edit for Barbara's birth year. Her stone shows 1935, however you sent a change for 1938. which is her husband's birth year. Do you have solid proof that it should be 1938 and that the stone was etched in error? Let me know.

Diane
Added by Diane Branham on Jul 23, 2016 6:06 PM
Cheryl Loomis
Robert Case
I added the obituary.
Added by Cheryl Loomis on Jul 11, 2016 4:37 PM
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