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henry osborne (#47228310)
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I am trying to add a pictorial record for our local cemeteries before they are lost forever. I see so many unmarked graves or unreadable headstones. They will be lost forever! Remember your past generations!

I want to thank all who send in corrections/additions for the memorials I have created. I will make the corrections as soon as possible. Please use the edit tab on the memorial.

The Story Tellers.....Unknown Author

We are the chosen. My feelings are 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 somehow they know and approve. To me, 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 somehow 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. 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 them and they are us. 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 their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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Bonnie Sisson Manning
Henry - thanks for Eubanks
No matter how many times I tromp through the Mer Rouge Cemetery - I STILL miss people.
Added by Bonnie Sisson Manning on Oct 03, 2015 1:44 PM
Bonnie Sisson Manning
Henry - thanks a heap!
Added by Bonnie Sisson Manning on Oct 03, 2015 1:39 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Matilda Sarah "Sally" Holder
Sally is the wife of my maternal 3rd great grandfather, would you please transfer her Memorial to me so that I can write her biography, my Find A Grave #47357320.
thank you
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Oct 02, 2015 11:36 AM
Added by ELAINE PARKS on Oct 01, 2015 7:13 PM
Wardell O'Guin
Thanks for the updates!
Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269

(Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins/O'Quins)
Added by ranny on Aug 31, 2015 5:58 PM
Paul Hathaway
Betty Lou Monday in Vivian LA
First of all, thank you so much for what you have done!

Could you add a link in her memorial?

She had one other sibling who is buried in Huntsville, TX
named Charles Woodrow Monday. He has a findagrave index number 55855879. They were both cousins of mine on my mother's side.

Thank you.

Paul R. Hathaway
Added by Paul Hathaway on Aug 23, 2015 5:54 PM
Whitney McLaughlin
photo of Emmett Platt grave
I just posted a photo of Emmett G. Platt's grave but it is in the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Saline County (or at least the stone is). You may need to change the cemetery listed for his Find A Grave memorial site.
Added by Whitney McLaughlin on Aug 15, 2015 7:31 PM
Forest Grove Cemetery
Hi Henry, I am not very familiar with the Arkansas Find A Graves, but I am familiar with Forest Grove Cemetery in Walkers Creek. I do not see "Our" Forest Grove listed On FindA Grave. Guess we need to get to work on fixing that,huh.
Glenward Thompson #140669151 is buried in Walkers Creek, Forest Grove, Not Emerson.
Added by Unmentioned on Aug 11, 2015 12:45 PM
Melody Roswell
Elizabeth Ann Allen McMullen
Findagrave Memorial #80298789
You have her in the wrong Cemetery, she is actually buried in the Old Salem Cemetery. If you do not want to move her then please transfer her to me an I will take care of this. I am working on the McMullen family line and would be grateful if you would just transfer them to me.

Added by Melody Roswell on Jul 26, 2015 8:10 AM
Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Eliz Ann McMullen, Episcopal Church Cemetery
Henry you have Eliz in the wrong cemetery, she is buried in Old Salem Church Cemetery #80298789 added on Nov. 12, 2011. Would you delete this one.
Thank you for your help Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Added by Richard B. Tucker, Sr. on Jul 26, 2015 7:28 AM
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