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Myra IV 💕 (#47941544)
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Bio Photo "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." ~ Mark Twain


My hometown is the Tri-State area of Ohio, WV, & PA. The ancestry I'm researching are Nease, Wright, Zirkle, Camp, Allmon, Seevers, Cheek, Higgins, McGraw, Shriver, Bishop, Pyle, Jackson, and Moore.

I am the 4th "Myra" in the family...

Every ancestor has a story, and I'm compelled to tell it.

*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed in any manner you deem appropriate.

Should I no longer be able to maintain my memorials, my assigned steward is my sister, Carrie, contributor # 48016159.

Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

~by Curtis Woods



​The Dash

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

​~by Linda Ellis


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.


Life is just a stopping place, a pause in what's to be
A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys, different paths along the way
We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker, for some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward And find an everlasting peace together with the Lord.
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Messages left for Myra IV ㈎... (98)[Leave Message]
Michael wolcott
Applegate duplicate

Thank you so very much for bringing to my attention the Applegate duplicate I created.


One has been removed.

Most sincerely,

Mike
Added by Michael wolcott on Jan 26, 2016 3:45 PM
jamie allen
Bob Wallace
Hi Myra,
I saw your message to Bob Wallace about sharing someone in common on his family tree. Bob is my father's uncle and I wanted to let you know he passed away in 2014. I a new to Ansectry but I can try and help you. My name is Jamie Wallace Allen. It would be great to get in touch! Thanks so much!

Jamie
Added by jamie allen on Jan 19, 2016 12:30 PM
glenn kinter
McGraw parents
Thank you for the edit Myra! My wife's family is from the area. Jones, Crawford, Shaner, Roberts, Musgrove, and Neff. I am particularly having trouble tracing Vina Roberts Shaner's ancestry. If you ever run across Roberts' ancestry, please let me know. Thanks, G. K.
Added by glenn kinter on Jan 05, 2016 11:03 PM
HBSW
Famous
Yes, I forgot to mark it famous and now I can't figure out how to change it

Added by HBSW on Jan 04, 2016 7:26 PM
BKnight
Mays Line
Elizabeth Mays line comes into my family in a place called Toms Creek Cabell Co., West Va. She was born 29 May 1843.She married Wayne Knight. She had several children and she passed in 1 December 1, 1925 She is buried at Davidson Cemetery Heath Creek Cabell Co. West VA. contact me @
bknight@mabarqmail.com to know more
Added by BKnight on Dec 21, 2015 4:33 AM
Righthouse
RE: Mary Ann Lewis Little
Myra, thank you so much for the obituary. I have her husband's, but I did not have hers. I will try to get back on here after the holidays and start working on them. Again thanks so much, I really appreciate it. Judy
Added by Righthouse on Dec 13, 2015 12:33 PM
Penny D.
RE: James Henry Diven
James Henry Diven had a younger brother named John but other than his name and approx. DOB-1861, I have no more information about him. (Info from 1870 Census)
James Henry Devin, who was about 14 years older than John, married Mary Elizabeth Laney in 1868 (when John was about 7 yrs old). It’s possible that John married someone with a similar name, but he was not married to this Mary Elizabeth.
Mary Elizabeth (Laney) Diven’s two obits are combined on her memorial site - #141711929. She and James Henry had 3 children: Maude Z (Diven) Townsend, Arlington “Arley” Diven MD, and Don Claire Diven.
Do you have access to Ancestry? If so, my Lydic & Feath Family tree shows some of my sources. (If you aren’t a member and want access to my site, send me your email address and I will send an “invitation.”
I am a descendant of Mary McHenry Lydick. Are we related?

Added by Penny D. on Nov 18, 2015 7:27 PM
Lula Willard Keefer
RE: Spradling
Hi Trish,

I have a lot of Spradlings but I do not have Nememiah. Do you have more information on him....could be one I have missed.

Luan
Added by Lula Willard Keefer on Nov 05, 2015 4:59 AM
Brent Smith
RE: Limestone Cemetery Jackson County, WV
Hello,
I am not sure either. The record that I have is very much lacking in detail. I have just put in Limestone Cemetery but haven't provided a location other then West Virginia.

thanks,
Brent
Added by Brent Smith on Oct 10, 2015 4:00 PM
Brent Smith
Limestone Cemetery Jackson County, WV
I noticed that you posted a memorial to the Limestone Cemetery and that is the only interment. The reason that I ask is that I have a record for a distant cousin being buried in Limestone Cemetery. She died in Wirt County but I cant find any record of a limestone cemetery in Wirt County. Is this an abandoned cemetery? I was going to add her memorial to the cemetery but unsure if this is the correct cemetery. I would appreciate any information that you might have on it.

thanks,
Brent Smith
Added by Brent Smith on Sep 12, 2015 9:41 PM
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