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Helen Ann Chandler (#47065701)
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Bio Photo THE CHOSEN

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that some how they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we some how find ourselves. How many graves have I
stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.

It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

(unknown author)

Somehow this just felt like it needed to be shared. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Hunting Helen
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Mary J Griswold
Earl B Titus, #34524356
This is a duplicate of an existing record at Eagle Point National Cemetery (see Earle Buckler Titus, #72687711). Could you please delete this record. Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary J Griswold on Jan 22, 2016 6:44 AM
Mary J Griswold
Roy Thorp, 34136909
This is a duplicate of an existing record at Eagle Point National Cemetery (see Clarence Leroy Thorp, #72686748). Could you please delete "Roy Thorp." Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary J Griswold on Jan 22, 2016 5:56 AM
Mary J Griswold
Paul E Terr
Hi--I'm unable to locate this person at Eagle Point or in the VA grave locator. Is this the accurate spelling of his surname or do you have additional information on the disposition of his remains? Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary J Griswold on Jan 21, 2016 7:38 AM
Glenn D Reasoner
William Scott Reasoner
Hello - Thank you for the memorial for William Scott Reasoner. I do have a question. There is paperwork for his grave marker and the burial site is listed as Rock Point Cemetery near Gold Hill, Oregon rather than Pankey Cemetery. Is Pankey the correct cemetery where the picture was taken?
Many Thanks,
Glenn Reasoner
Added by Glenn D Reasoner on Jul 03, 2015 11:51 AM
Diamante
RE: CLOPTON CORRECTIONS
I'm no relation to the Cloptons. I live near Brownsboro and have taken some photos out there.Ira and Orrac's parents are buried in Klamath County, along with other family members.
Can't find birth dates for the two boys: will keep checking tho.
Dorcas Phelan
Added by Diamante on Jun 23, 2015 4:09 PM
Kenneth L. Gailey
Thomas Wolverine
Attached to his memorial is his death certificate.
He was married in 1884 to Mary P. Southwick daughter of David Southwick 1808 - 1879 and Laura Laranie Harrington 1811 - 1863.
Added by Kenneth L. Gailey on Mar 22, 2015 8:44 AM
Glen Kaye
Rebecca Jane Dugger
Hello

I noticed your comments for Rebecca J Dugger at the Woodville Cemetery site. Rebecca was first married to Silas Witt, buried beside her, and later married a John Wesley Dugger while living with her daughter in Placer County, California.

The stone work is deceiving, but Dugger is the correct name.

Many thanks.

Added by Glen Kaye on Mar 16, 2015 9:55 PM
Deb Larson
Shes my great Aunt
I do not know much of my grandfathers lineage but i do know that Weilthy was his sister which he talked about when i was a kid just trying to do my family tree!
Added by Deb Larson on Mar 16, 2015 1:08 PM
Chris V
Transfer of Memorials
Helen,
Would you please transfer my mother's brother and his wife to me? They are: Alfred Longtin, ID# 55596583 and Leah Longtin, ID# 55545072. If you could do this, I could get Uncle Fred linked up with the rest of the family. Thanks.
Chris
Added by Chris V on Feb 20, 2015 12:51 AM
SilverRose
Cameron
Would you mind, please transferring John Cameron, # 39925191 to me ~ he is my Great Grandfather. Thank you!
Added by SilverRose on Jan 24, 2015 2:23 AM
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