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StoneSeeker (#47010751)
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Bio Photo I live in Southeast Missouri & I think too many of our cemeteries are being lost. I try my best to document what I find in hopes that it helps others.
Looking for burial info on James Socrates Richey(in AR) he married Maryann Oldham 1-16-1881,had a son Oliver Jackson.
Also looking for info on Robert Mize Sr. family.
I enjoy looking thru cemeteries,new and old.
I will gladly transfer any name I have added to you at your request.(Except my family names.) :)
Thank you to everyone who leaves tokens for my family. It is a pleasure to leave tokens for yours.


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.


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone

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Joe Lerch
Transfer of Relatives
Thank you very much for the transfer of my Uncle and Aunt. And thank you for taking the time to document their memorial. I would have never been able to find them in Wayne County. I was able to link my Uncle to his parents (my grand parents) and will do more research on my Aunt.
Thanks again,
Added by Joe Lerch on Oct 07, 2014 4:11 PM
Joe Lerch
Transfer of Relatives
Added by Joe Lerch on Oct 07, 2014 4:08 PM
J.D. Ballew
Marion, Stella and boys
Thank you for transferring my family members.
Added by J.D. Ballew on Sep 07, 2014 10:00 AM
Virginia Brown
Dewey Bell
You have made my day! Thank you very much for the transfer of Dewey's memorial. I look forward to adding information to his bio.

Best regards,
Added by Virginia Brown on Aug 29, 2014 2:25 PM
Autumn Murphy
RE: Zilla (Hedspeth) and John Keener
Thanks! :)
Added by Autumn Murphy on Aug 24, 2014 9:26 AM
Autumn Murphy
Zilla (Hedspeth) and John Keener
Hello. I just found the memorial page for my second cousin Zilla (Hedspeth) and her husband John Keener, and saw that you photographed their headstone. Would it be ok if I used your photo in my family tree, crediting you as the photographer of course. :)

Thank so much for your time! :)

Autumn Murphy
Added by Autumn Murphy on Aug 17, 2014 3:44 PM
Jacqueline Carol McKinney Phelps
Thank You.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Jul 21, 2014 2:42 PM
gambill markers in Lone Hill Cemetery Butler Co MO
Thank you StoneSeeker for photographing Pauline and Homer Gambill's Gravemarkers in the Lone Hill Cemetery in Butler Co MO. I appreciate your help. Nancy
Added by GambillGirl60 on May 29, 2014 8:29 PM
Linda Albright
Black Creek Cemetery
Thanks for the information on the Cravens.Linda
Added by Linda Albright on May 18, 2014 3:22 PM
Angie Thomas Barnes
Hildegrade Davis
Thank you so much for the photo of my great-great grandmother's tombstone! I really appreciate it!
Added by Angie Thomas Barnes on May 14, 2014 7:17 AM
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