I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much. I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see. Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site. Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online. I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible. I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.
To One in Sorrow
Let me come in where you are weeping friend, And let me take your hand. I, who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand. Let me come in — I would be very still beside you in your grief; I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend, Tears bring relief. Let me come in — and hold your hand, For I have known a sorrow such as yours, And understand.
—Grace Noll Crowell
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
—John Ruskin ---- "Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can Not Heal." Found on headstone in Friends Cemetery, Bentown, McLean County, Illinois
"Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one The chain will link again" ---- "Not lost blest thought, but gone before, Where we shall meet, to part no more." ----- Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT." -----
ABOUT READING ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONES- from MOCAVO Genealogy Newsletter
The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.
A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon ------ Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear ---- What We Keep In Memory Is Ours Forever
Sometimes I leave flowers for those I come across who have no flowers. This doesn't mean I am related - just means everyone should be remembered. ---- Thanks to all the volunteer photo takers for posting photos I have requested. I am very grateful for them taking their time in getting and posting. I sometimes don't thank them personally, but thank them for getting something I have asked for. Don't view my emails everyday, to thank them faithfully. But I appreciate their dedication in getting them. THANK YOU.
PLEASE NOTE: Sometime I edit my corrections, but when finished, when no change is sent in a message, it's usually a COMPUTER MALFUNCTION that sends NO CHANGE message to people wanting changes. SORRY. CAN'T HELP THIS COMPUTER'S MIND.
We Always Spelled this as Heley. in Her Obit that you have attached, it clearly states that her Husband was Darrell Braun. Yet I see a Richard J Braun Attached as her Husband. could you Get a Clarification on this. I would Surly Be thankful.
What I am not understanding why you would send me information regarding Denning Cemetery when I clearly have her listed in Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Where (what cemetery) is it you were requested the photo? From the sounds of the message, you were requesting a headstone photo from Denning Cemetery; were you making your request off my memorial or off another memorial? ==== RE: Re: Leona Morgan I was sent this message when I requested a photo; that's what the messages said.
Re: Leona Morgan Per my records, the only Leona Morgan that I have in my maintained memorials in buried in the Masonic and Odd Fellows cemetery as memorial 32283775.
I am not sure why you are sending it to me as I have the same information that was provided as to burial dates and burial number. And I don't have her listed in Denning Cemetery. Her husband is in Denning Cemetery
Please make comment as to what you want me to do with this information.
======= MY Photo request for Leona Morgan They also reported, specifically: Denning Cemetery is not in Benton, IL. It is in Orient, Franklin County, Illinois. There is no listing of a Leona Morgan in either of the two Denning Cemetery books. There is a Leona A. Morgan listed in Masonic and Odd Fellows at Benton, Illinois...interment #8906. B: 1873 D: 1964
Due to this problem, we believe that this photo request can not be fulfilled. As a result, we are removing it. If you can fix the problems that were reported and believe a photo can be acquired, pleLink to memorial page for Leona Morgan: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32283775
Link to contributor reporting error: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47734417 ase feel free to make a new request.
St Joseph Cemetery-Wayzer gravesite Hi Gina-I am filling your request for Steve and Rose Wayzer. They are buried with Rose's mom Anna Posh (1860-1936). If you create a memorial page for her let me know and I'll post the picture there too...Mary
RE: Steve Wayzer Hello Gina - glad I could help. I should be able to photograph Steve (1884-1964) and Rose Wayzer also (within the next couple of weeks). I'm leaving the photo request unclaimed in case someone else wants to handle it before me. Take care - Jeff