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Dancing With Ghosts (#47068368)
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Bio Photo PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING

First thanks to Basil McVey and Robert Moorefield for all the pictures (hundreds)of graves and cemeteries in Johnson County Tennessee they have donated. Big HUGs. Also Big Hugs to Dixon Marshal for All the Photos of Rural Cemeteries.

If you are a cemetery photographer and do not want the work of imputing individual graves send to me and I will do it. I always give proper credit for others work. The goal for me is to get the information out there.

I am more then happy to post family links, bios, obits and photos to any memorial. Please do not post with a flower but click the edit button and give me a day or 2.

I hail from Riverside County CA, I restore antique photographs, love my iguana (very large very cranky lizard)and am willing to photograph graves within 75 miles of Riverside.

WE ARE THE CHOSEN...

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

Della Commings
1943
http://www.ancestorhunt.com/the-chosen.htm

To Cღ (#47360448)Thank you so much for the writer's information on "The Chosen." Folks like you are what makes Find a Grave the resource treasure it is!

PLEASE BE PATIENT I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COMPUTER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS I WILL GO THROUGH REQUESTS IN THE ORDER THEY CAME IN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. DANCING
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Krys Oller
Oscar F. Kalwa
His birthday is 31 Aug 1898 born Indiana
Death Date is 15 Aug 1970
Added by Krys Oller on Jul 06, 2016 7:21 PM
priscilla ross-fox
Kimball burial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79811329&ref=acom

I have different information than what is on the stone which appears to be rather new. Uncertain what to think.
B: 11 May 1841 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA
D: 10 Sep 1908 in Canton, Fillmore, Minnesota, USA

Guess I need to do some more digging.
This is from 1900 census (we know they aren't always accurate):
Name Louis Kimball Age 60
Birth Date May 1840 Birthplace Illinois
Home in 1900 Canton, Fillmore, Minnesota
Head of House
Spouse's Name Anne Kimball
Marriage Year 1865 Years Married 35
Father's Birthplace Vermont
Mother's Birthplace Vermont
Household Members
Name Age
Louis Kimball 60 Anne Kimball 49
Wm Kimball 26
Lorena Kimball 15
Parnell Kimball 13
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Jun 16, 2016 1:07 PM
Diane Rice
Howard Newcombe Wallace memorial
I have been working on Howard's wife's family for many years. June Wallace is now 90 years old and her daughter is working with me to connect many of these family members.

Would you please transfere his memorial to me, so that I can add more info and connect him with other family members?

Added by Diane Rice on Jun 12, 2016 12:57 PM
JWR
Adam Russell Walker
Hoping to hear from you as soon as you can catch up.

Julia Walker Ritterbush jwritter@aol.com
Added by JWR on May 05, 2016 10:28 AM
Jean Boling
Memorial# 134358433 Telford
All three Telfords are in the IOOF cemetery, with markers.
Added by Jean Boling on Apr 27, 2016 3:25 PM
Jean Boling
Memorial# 134367352 Tony Ray Lansford
He is in the IOOF Cemetery, plot M-06-02, and has a marker.
Added by Jean Boling on Apr 25, 2016 8:59 PM
Jean Boling
Memorial# 134380516 Theodore Coke
He is in the Pioneer Masonic Cemetery, plot 9-9-3 with his wife Ethel.
Added by Jean Boling on Apr 23, 2016 1:44 PM
ntouchwithghosts
Mountain Ancestors
Although I don't know who you are I feel in someway connected to you. I have many ancestors buried in the mountains of northwestern North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee.
Thank you for sharing the picture of the Lewis Sturgill Cemetery it is amazing!
Added by ntouchwithghosts on Apr 10, 2016 7:42 PM
kathleenbleeker
words well said!!!
Thank you I love the way you said it...so heart warming and true I sit here day after day sometimes 2-7 hours a day researching an ancestor for my tree.
I have a picture someday if you have time I would like to see if you can respote it. thank you katbleeker
Added by kathleenbleeker on Apr 03, 2016 3:42 PM
John Emmerson
Jane Susannah Carr
Her gravestone is in St Nicholas Churchyard. Gosforth. Newcastle upon Tyne. Tyne and Wear.
58106779 Jane Susannah Carr
Regards
John
Added by John Emmerson on Mar 31, 2016 6:55 AM
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