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Myra IV 💕 (#47941544)
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Bio Photo My 1st born daughter is buried in San Diego, California, & a findagrave contributor was kind enough to get a picture of her headstone for me. It really touched my heart...

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, Capps, Powell, Jackson.

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

Every ancestor has a story & 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 become incapacitated, or 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 ㈎... (74)[Leave Message]
Mary Green Kerr
RE: Chestnut Hill Cemetery

I am not related. Sometimes the person taking down information for the death certificate could not spell. I have run across that a lot. Instead of asking the bereaved party for the correct spelling I think that they just wrote down what it sounded like. Also don't take them as 100% accurate. Many have different birth dates from the headstone, etc. Even the cause of death may have more of a story behind what is written.

Added by Mary Green Kerr on May 10, 2015 6:27 PM
steve clubb
RE: James Henry Camp Headstone
Do you want me to delete this photo? I can do that and you can add another picture. Let me know.


Added by steve clubb on Apr 24, 2015 2:36 PM
RE: Knight
Negative she was not my direct Aunt but she is in my Family history , She was married to one of Dads Cousins in West Va
Added by BKnight on Apr 22, 2015 1:40 PM
Deborah Wall
She has been updated. Thank you.
Added by Deborah Wall on Apr 06, 2015 3:45 PM
RE: Hinchman
Hi Myra,

Thank you for your request, unfortunately my Thomas and Phebe came from Orange Co, NY and went directly to Battle Creek, Mi in 1836. Thomas died in Barry Co. MI and Phebe died in the house in which I live in Calhoun Co., MI. As far as I know they never traveled to Indiana.

Added by mwallace on Mar 31, 2015 11:31 PM
Robin Arvickson
Myra Shreve
I just posted a better picture to her memorial. It's much easier to read!
Added by Robin Arvickson on Mar 24, 2015 2:01 PM
RE: Knight
Yes she would have been a Aunt on my Father side of the family ...She lived in West Va. I was taken to her gravesite. "
Added by BKnight on Mar 12, 2015 9:45 PM
David Stacy
Nicholas Mays Bio
Myra, thank you so much for the information on the death of Nicholas, which definitely adds a lot of intrigue to this nearly lost grave.
Added by David Stacy on Feb 14, 2015 4:54 AM
Willi Anderson
RE: Mary Ann Lewis Little
Myra, I'm related on the Little side of the family. As far as I know, not on the Lewis side. Have a good day,
Added by Willi Anderson on Feb 12, 2015 1:26 AM
RE: William Lewis & Amelia
Hi Myra, As far as I know, I have no direct connection to this Lewis line. My family married into the Mason/Jackson, WV, Lewis line in several places, but it was not direct connections for me. Thank you for asking. Judy
Added by Righthouse on Feb 11, 2015 10:18 PM
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