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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
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Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. 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.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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Hello, I have been working on my McBride family and see that you have Leander Lafayette Mcbride listed and also his wife and kids, Do you have any Photos to share
Added by maryanrod on Jul 29, 2014 5:58 PM
Denise Petersen
RE: Elizabeth Krickbaum
you are very welcome. I wish there was a headstone. But from that long ago, you're lucky there was anything. Glad I could help.
Added by Denise Petersen on Jul 25, 2014 3:28 PM
John Agner
RE: henry
When I said the other day you were a blessing, how little did I know what a blessing you are. Henry's obit was wonderful to read. Seeing your name adding flowers to both of Henry's parents South Cemetery, Butler, Pennsylvania is beyond wonderful. Thank you so very much.
Added by John Agner on Jul 23, 2014 6:38 PM
Henry Agner Obit
Thanks so much for the obituary on Henry Agner! I've posted it.
Added by jmkeifer on Jul 23, 2014 12:30 PM
John Agner
RE: Just me
You are a blessing. Thanks so much for getting back.
Added by John Agner on Jul 22, 2014 12:39 PM
John Agner
Catherine Agner
Dear Deborah,

You are fast. The full date of internment was 12 Apr 1893.

I can believe, however, your previous death date for Catherine Agner of 19 Sep 1883 was correct. There was an "Old Cemetery" and people were re-buried. I am looking for something that supports her death in 1883.

Thanks again for your work.

Added by John Agner on Jul 22, 2014 9:10 AM
John Agner
Catherine Elizabeth Agner
Dear Deborah,

What a blessing you are to so many including me. I found my Great grandparents, Henry and Catherine Elizabeth Agner, in the Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool, Ohio because of your postings. Last week I was at the Riverview Cemetery and was able to add a couple of pictures to their memorials. Thank you.

Now an observation and a request. Your memorial for Catherine Elizabeth (her headstone engraving is Elizabeth), #25930375, gives her date of death as 19 Sep 1883. Helen Stenger, Riverview Superintendent, showed me in her records that Elizabeth was buried at Riverview in 1893. (Actually the date could be read as either 1873 or 1893 but since the cemetery opened in 1883, I believe the burial date is 1893). Helen suggested Elizabeth might have been buried earlier in the "Old Cemetery" and reburied Riverview. Can you confirm?

Any help in supporting the memorial death date of 1883 would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you again.

John Roemer Agner
Added by John Agner on Jul 21, 2014 10:12 PM
Richard Harness
Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Crossroads Chronicle (NC) - Tuesday, Feb
Dennis Murrell Bryson: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Crossroads Chronicle (NC) - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Find a Grave expressly prohibits using obituaries published by newspapers without the newspapers written consent. If you wish to publish your own obituary I'll gladly add it to the memorial.

Richard Harness 47734304
Added by Richard Harness on Jul 16, 2014 6:52 PM
Kirk Beaty
Thanks Deborah for doing this .. good to find where they are located.

Added by Kirk Beaty on Jul 12, 2014 12:52 PM
Kathie Higgins-Sullivan
Jemima Jones 28102543

Thank you for all your hard work in posting memorials. I was wondering if you would transfer Jemima Jones to me because she is family.

Thanks so much,
Kathie Higgins-Sullivan
Added by Kathie Higgins-Sullivan on Jul 11, 2014 4:41 PM
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