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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others 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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Rose Defoe
H. Ellis Davenport
Hello Syn. Thank you so much for the update on his obit. Hope people appreciate reading obits to link family members together. You've done good! He's in good hands with you. Thanks again, Rose
Added by Rose Defoe on Sep 29, 2016 9:40 AM
Rose Defoe
Hildon Ellis Davenport
Hi Syd, would you please add his middle name. His mothers maiden name is Akers. He married my cousin, Helen Anita Ball in Pulaski, TN on June 8, 1949. His father Find A Grave#73245843 Alton Hill Davenport and his mother Find A Grave#73246219. Thank you, Rose
Added by Rose Defoe on Sep 28, 2016 8:16 PM
Gail K
Lucy Howell
Thanks, Syd
Added by Gail K on Sep 13, 2016 9:47 AM
robert gibbs
Thank you
Hi syd I just wanted to say thank you for creating the find a grave page for my stepgrandfather Henry Wallace kelton
Added by robert gibbs on Sep 12, 2016 4:38 PM
Jeanne Grant
Find A Grave Memorial# 443894
I would like to say thank you for all the work you have done on my grandmother's memorial, Margaret Smith Burton. You do such a good job of writing things up. So, today I am going to ask if you will transfer her to me. I ask that you also transfer my grandfather, Find A Grave Memorial# 443957, Paul Elmore Burton.
I am not sure if I have asked this before, so pardon me if I already have, are you related to the Burton line?

Thanks so much
Added by Jeanne Grant on Sep 11, 2016 10:29 AM
Desert Angel
RE: Ralph Saunders 160395708
That is so true. Women who have been married several times have tripped me up several times. I do the same thing by checking before and after plus I also go directly to the cemetery if there is one and check that too. Keep up the good work.
Added by Desert Angel on Sep 11, 2016 1:35 AM
Desert Angel
RE: Ralph Saunders 160395708
yes I know I sent the other guy the same msg to see he was the 2nd hopefully the 2nd memorial will be deleted. just wanted to bring it to your attention. I have created duplicates by mistake and not caught them and have deleted them when brought to my attention. I am the type of person that is thankful someone catches these duplicates
even if I am the first or not. Thank you for your reply.
Added by Desert Angel on Sep 09, 2016 4:57 PM
Desert Angel
Ralph Saunders 160395708
This is a duplicate
Added by Desert Angel on Sep 08, 2016 2:22 PM
Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
Mc Intyre
Thanks for the heads up!! I have deleted my memorial to him.
Added by Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester on Sep 08, 2016 11:17 AM
Patricia E Pennington Gunn
RE: You have asked me to ~
remove one daughter field from Loretta Gunn's memorial page. she only had 3 children. One is deceased and the other 2 are still alive. one son and 2 girls.

James Daniel Gunn (alive)
Jo Rhetta Gunn Mangrum (deceased)
Kelleye Ann Gunn Jones (alive)

Thank you

or if you would like transfer the maintenance over to me and I will correct the information.
Added by Patricia E Pennington G... on Sep 06, 2016 7:28 AM
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