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Old Bones (#47251769)
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Bio Photo Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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If anyone has an addition or correction to anything I have posted please contact me and I will quickly correct it. I am more than happy to turn over ownership to anyone who requests it. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE THAT I HAVE ENTERED A NAME TWICE, PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT. It is easy to make a duplicate without realizing it.

Also -- another FindAGrave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:

Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Mathilda Caron Riddle #83174250
I am asking if you would be so kind to transfer of the memorial of Mildred Caron Riddle #83174250 to my care and management. She was my paternal aunt who died in childbirth. Thank you.
Added by norac on Feb 04, 2016 8:26 AM
Joseph R. Klett
And the others too...
Belated, but sincere, thanks!
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Jan 28, 2016 12:10 PM
Joseph R. Klett
Francis and Susannah Lansing
Thanks so much for transferring the memorials in Lodi Cemetery. Am working on the family now.

Best wishes to you for 2016.

Joe Klett
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Jan 11, 2016 10:59 AM
Randolph Stilson
Lemuel Randolph
Many thanks from me and anyone else researching the William and Rachael (Fitz) Randolph (they dropped the Fitz in this generation) family for changing the information in your memorial for their youngest son Lemuel (from Samuel) Randolph. That change should remove a good deal of frustration that any researchers going forward from William and Rachael forward in time through this child might face.
Added by Randolph Stilson on Jan 09, 2016 2:20 PM
Mark Brown II
Could you please transfer these to me
Memorial# 59297230, # 59297199,# 59297148, # 58928619, and lastly # 58908859. These are all in my family the first two is my Grant Grandparents and the last are my great aunt and uncles that married Rosie and Mark's daughters.
Added by Mark Brown II on Dec 10, 2015 1:29 PM
Eileen W
Robert David Higgins
Hi! Yesterday I added the death certificate for Robert D Higgins, and the information on his mother Agnes Lillian GUTH Higgins. Robert father was Robert T Higgins born 1 Oct 1905 Cement City, Jackson, MI, USA died 4 Apr 1998 Jonesville, Hillsdale, MI, USA. I have not located his grave yet. On the 1940 Census record for Robert and Agnes Higgins, they have another son. John A Higgins born abt 1935. I have located a John A Higgins in Jonesville, MI, USA with birthdate of 17 Dec 1934. I am pretty sure this is Robert's brother John, since he was living in Jonesville with Robert senior. I tried to send you a private message in case you wanted, any of this information to add to your site. For some reason, I was not able to send the message private, so I decide to post this to public message for you. Hope it helps. If you would like more information, on Robert T Higgins drop me a note. Sincerely, Eileen
Added by Eileen W on Dec 07, 2015 1:53 PM
Debora Kelsch-McKee
Harry & Florence (Sprague) Benson
Thank you so much for the transfers on Harry & Florence. I'll take good care of their memorials.
Stop by and see any added info on them when you get a chance.

God Bless You & Your Family.
Deb :)
Added by Debora Kelsch-McKee on Dec 05, 2015 6:17 PM
karen knapp
Elmina T. Colvin
I was looking at the photo for Elmina Colvin at Cornell Ceme MI and the DOD looks like 1895 not 1851 as is noted on the info page for her. Her husband Rossolvo died 1894 so conceivably she could have lived that long? The Colvins are related on my grandmother's side. I am a member of the Find A Grave society myself. My e-mail is I could be mistaken but it does not hurt to correct if necessary.

Added by karen knapp on Oct 30, 2015 10:56 AM
Beverly Aker
Denny Ray Tolbert
I have an obituary for Denny Ray Tolbert which says that he is buried in Bishop Chapel Cemetery at Rocky Gap. Was he moved?

Thanks you,
Beverly Aker
Added by Beverly Aker on Oct 23, 2015 2:28 PM
Dignan Transfers
Thank you for creating, maintaining and transferring my 2nd great grandparent's memorials.
Added by Nickels on Sep 02, 2015 7:49 PM
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