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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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M Wright
Elizabeth Fulton 103100975 Horatio Fulton 103023961
Thank you so much for the right side up photo for these memorials.
Added by M Wright on Sep 30, 2015 11:08 AM
Pat Shaw
Jared William Arbuckle
Thankyou so much for the photo!
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 24, 2015 11:09 PM
James & Connie Tooley
Thank you for posting picture
Thanks for posting picture of Levi Burden headstone.
Added by James & Connie Tooley on Sep 23, 2015 9:38 PM
Charley Ward
Thank You.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Sep 16, 2015 7:38 AM
Delbert Lafayette Spurlock, Jr
Thank You.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Sep 16, 2015 7:37 AM
Kevin Ward
Thank You.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Sep 16, 2015 7:35 AM
Patty Napierala
Emmerintha Emma Allen Sparkman
Just wanted to thank you for finding the headstone.
Appreciate your time

Added by Patty Napierala on Sep 14, 2015 10:12 AM
Gregory Laughlin
Florence Stromatt Grave Photo
Thanks. Florence was my grandaunt, one of my grandfather's sisters.
Added by Gregory Laughlin on Sep 11, 2015 2:09 PM
Tammy York Orman & Timothy
Viola Pry
Thank you for the great photo :)
Added by Tammy York Orman & Timoth... on Sep 04, 2015 4:44 AM
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