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Melissa Stickles (#47285848)
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Bio Photo 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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Rebecca Wright
Jedediah & Lois Morgan
Dear Melissa,

Thank you so much for the wonderful photo of Jedediah & Lois Morgan's marker at Fairview Cemetery. I really appreciate your time and effort and it was also a great surprise to see Thomas, Franklin & Willis' names on there as well. May I have your permission to copy the photo for my family tree files, I will, of course, credit you with the photo?

Thanks again,

Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Wright on Oct 20, 2014 9:29 PM
CHerr
wilkinson
thanks for the great picts
Added by CHerr on Oct 19, 2014 8:37 AM
Jonathan Laing
Reynolds Cemetery Petersburg
Hi,

I see you took pictures of the site. Can you provide actual location of the site. Street or GPS coordinates if possible.

Thanks
Added by Jonathan Laing on Sep 24, 2014 5:57 PM
Donna Davenport
Another Stickles
You may know of a Leslie H (1910-1974) and Louise H Stickles (1910-1966) at Sherburne West Hill Cemetery and if you search Chenango County you will find a Harriet Stickles Vrooman that may fit somewhere in your puzzle. Her obit is interesting, but doesn't list parents.

There is one point that got brought home to me recently when giving the information for my husband's obit. The information given is only as good as the providing person's memory. When on the spot for that info, sometimes you have to guess. I got his birth town slightly off and that will go down on his death certificate and published obit. I also had to guess regarding his years served in the military until I found his discharge papers two weeks later. Fortunately, I got those right.
Added by Donna Davenport on Sep 17, 2014 8:00 AM
Donna Davenport
Amazing,
You are absolutely amazing and obviously a very determined lady to have all 19 children of Robert Stickles linked on here. I also find it interesting that most that I've come across so far stayed fairly local. Some of my families really are far flung.
Added by Donna Davenport on Sep 16, 2014 7:22 PM
Lorraine Smith Bell
Jeremiah Marshall Farm Cemetery
Oh my gosh- you are awesome!! You cleaned up the stones in the cemetery by my Grandmother's property it looks like. I was home a few years ago and tried to do a small bit of weeding but I only had a few hours to work on it. I know there are many stones buried there. I contacted the man that inputted the cemetery info but he was doing it as a project with his LDS church and he lived in Utah. I am so thankful that you took the time to take pictures and uncover those graves. They are even stacked against the fence, you did a really good deed!
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Sep 14, 2014 7:34 PM
Nan Whitcomb
Jabez Pembleton
If you cleaned the Pembleton Stones, God Bless you. I know they were readable when I was there but it was a rainy day so my photo's did not come out very good.
Jabez's son Jabish(Jabez, had 2 children Cynthia Pembleton Beckley and Ezra Pembleton b 1824 in Hartwick and died 29 Dec 1868 in Hartwick. Perhaps you will run across his place of burial? Ezra and his wife Eliza had 4 children, William, Charles, Sarah, and Cynthia. I believe that Eliza remarried, but I will do more research, seems the children were using the last name of her husband?
Thank you again
Nan Whitcomb
Added by Nan Whitcomb on Sep 12, 2014 4:12 PM
Patti
Jason Babcock
Thank you! Looks like you had to dig up the stone in order to photograph it.
Patti
Added by Patti on Sep 02, 2014 5:17 PM
Elizabeth Cohoe
Alice Wilkinson Round
Thank you for the great pictures of the grave of my fourth great grandmother. Your photos are wonderful. I am a FindAGrave photographer myself, for requests in my area, so I appreciate the work that it takes.
Added by Elizabeth Cohoe on Aug 28, 2014 4:44 PM
Steven G. Beeching
Beechings
Hi!
Not sure if you can help, but since you posted listings and photos of Chas. BBeeching's grave, I am wondering if you kno2 of or have info on his mother, Charlotte Beeching, born 1831 or 1832. I cannot find anything on ancestry or LDS site. I'm pretty sure she isn't with us anymore. BTW, her stepson, Edward Beeching, 1857-1929, was my great-grandfather.
THANKS,
Steve Beeching
sbeeching21@gmail.com
Added by Steven G. Beeching on Aug 25, 2014 2:23 PM
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