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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.
I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!
PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.
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|Chesnut/Behunin Descendant||RE: hey|
Good here. My hubby prefers me with this obsession in this history. It leave him plenty of time in his cave in the rare time he has off. He is currently on vacation so I have not been even ON the computer for 3 days.
YOU HAVE FUN with your guests, when you are back remind me about that old Pioneer Cem you told me about a long time ago. I have a photo. Guests in our own town has its benefits. EVERYWHERE we walked he has worked. He has been walking these streets selling candy, donuts, fruit, or cab driver, messenger, and towing since he was 7.
Finally went to the Beehive house. Huge house tiny tour. boohoo and I kept my mouth shut but I could have given a better tour then they did. Appropriate of course.
LOVE YA LOTS.
|KA Miles||RE: delete|
I tried it and it didn't work.
Would it help if I placed your name on the bottom of my memorial that says:
"With much Gratitude to Shirleen Farley for allowing me to maintain the original Memorial for Edwin Heber Dugard Crowther. I'll do anyway. It's just the right thing to do.
Then if we can get the transfer to work.... That will go with it.
Added by KA Miles on Mar 31, 2015 10:55 PM
I attempted to delete this since I manage it now and it wouldn't let me, because I didn't create it. "Delete" sounds awful. I gleaned and compared the information you wrote and was happy to incorporate it into the one I wrote (144168066).
Would you delete Find A Grave #76606766 for me?
All my Best, Karen
Added by KA Miles on Mar 31, 2015 9:56 PM
|KA Miles||RE: Edwin Heber Dugard Crowther|
How do you "copy and paste?
on Find A Grave?
Could you help me.
Added by KA Miles on Mar 31, 2015 8:33 PM
|KA Miles||RE: Crowther|
Edwin Heber Dugard Crowther 1841-1907 is my Great Great Granfather. After I received your permission,to maintain his Memorial, I relayed all the FAMILY HISTORY that my family has. My Grandma, Ellen Geneva Crowther 1892-1967 (Edwin's granddaughter) kept very good records and stories about her family, so I felt very happy to have the care of his Memorial. When I run across one of my family members that really has only statics I want them to be more than a name and a number. So I do as much research as I can...so they'll become people who lived, worked and walked this earth.
I promise that I'll always care for this Memorial properly.
Added by KA Miles on Mar 31, 2015 5:21 PM
|Dana Palmer||RE: Cynthia Clark Hubbard|
Happy to help. She is my ancestor too and I am working on making sure all my relatives are linked in findagrave to make it easier for others to find them.
|David Metcalf||RE: Thank you|
For the floral arrangement on my wife's memorial page. I have added one for your son and dad.
|David Metcalf||RE: transfer|
I appreciate it and I am glad to help.
If the person wanted just one, Is it possible since I am a relative of that bunch, that I could have the other three ?
Send me your Find A Grave member number and who I need to transfer and I will get it done.
|Sharon Welch||RE: Longaker|
Sorry I am not familiar with the entire family. I have processed your edits. Thanks so very much for your help.
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