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That which you share, multiplies and divides. That which you withhold, diminishes and dies. W. Clement Stone
Simple words on a piece of paper will bring life to any character we choose. The ONLY reason we know about George Washington, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Luther King and other great men, is simply because someone somewhere took the time to put simple words on a piece of paper.
I am reminded of confederate soldier gone for such a long time that his family feared he had perished in the war. One day his wife saw him coming up the road and, "was so happy to see him, she didn't bother to open the gate but jumped the fence and ran to meet him". Thanks to Lisa Franklin and her research, I will always have this vision of my ancestor.
I wish only to remember a life. I do not know all the answers and encourage ANYONE related to add memories, corrections and family connections.
An elderly Uncle has filled my ears with his adventures as a child. Missing information prompted me to begin a "short" search for him. However, I am now hopelessly hooked. The more I dig, the more questions I have.
Family connections are Skipper, Waites, Lucas, Jernigan, Craddock, Franklin, Morrow, Nettles, Slack, Bates, McCoy plus many more.
In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.
- Laura Plummer Ranville
KEEPER OF MEMORIES
I am the listener…
As the Elders tell their stories
Of their memories of yesteryear
As if it all happened yesterday.
I am the questioner…
That sparks recollections
Of days gone by
Of lives once lived.
I am the viewer…
Of worn photographs
Of the people and places
Now gone from this world.
I am the writer…
That transcribes the frail voices
Piecing fragments together
As their life's stories unfold.
I am the keeper of the memories they've told
Posted by Yvonne Horton at 8:47 AM
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|Old Waco||Rev. Anthony G. Smith|
Thanks so much for your compliment. Some relatives took me to his family cemetery and house in 1975. I've traveled back twice since then. It's amazing that his cemetery is in such fine condition considering its age.
Added by Old Waco on Mar 17, 2015 5:15 PM
|Donna McPherson||Jessie Lee Harrison|
Sorry I hit send to soon. It is possible he does not have a stone.
|Donna McPherson||Jessie Lee Harrison|
|SusanG||Re: Betsey Wood Adams-Sister of Artemus Wood|
Hi there- I love your profile! I feel the same way. Thank you for contacting me. I also have a copy of their obituary, but I haven't figured out how to attach it to the Memorial without printing it and scanning it, which I may just have to do because they are PDF files. I did try and save the obituaries as a photo, but I wasn't able to do that. I was afraid that it might be against the rules for me to just add it by typing it. I am in that position with a lot of my family members since I have their obituaries from genealogy bank.com. I'd love any ideas you might have.
Added by SusanG on Feb 16, 2015 12:02 PM
|Shirley Kirkley||Joseph Earl Jackson|
Thank you so much for your input.
Shirley Kiirkley Find A Grave# 47989791
|Scout Finch||Theodosia Jones Flournoy|
I think you are onto something. There is a gap, unless there are deceased children between Theodosia and the other children. I also looked up a bio published in 1890 on Annie Boisseau's brother, Joseph, that details them moving from Tennessee to around Harrison County, Texas in 1848 (which is close to the marriage date). I'll keep digging and see, but I am thinking she was not Theo's mother too. I hate my friend Eric Brock, Caddo parish historian passed away a few years ago, he was an authority on the Boisseaus of Shreveport.
|Brenda Custer Randall||RE: G. B. McCoy memorial|
The date of obit should have been included so that researcher can use that to cite source. Do you want the whole thing?
thx so much for the obit. Are you related? Alesia
Added by Alesia on Jan 26, 2015 11:31 PM
|Heather||RE: Gloria Crumpton|
Thank you for making the correction. I just uploaded the photo of her headstone. I checked for an obituary but wasn't able to find one so, presumably, she's still living.
Added by Heather on Jan 21, 2015 3:28 PM
|Devil Kitty Designs||Francis Irwin|
I received your email and have added the information you provided to Francis's memorial. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
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