|Donna Davenport (#47328997)|
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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.
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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Thanks for pointing out my duplicate memorial. I have deleted the extra one.
Added by Russ on Aug 23, 2016 2:10 PM
|kewilson||RE: Thank you|
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.
Added by kewilson on Aug 23, 2016 1:14 PM
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
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.
|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.|
|Diane Branham||Barbara Thomas #145634526|
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.
|Cheryl Loomis||Robert Case|
I added the obituary.
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