|Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)|
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I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones. |
In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.
My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.
I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.
If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.
Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
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.
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|Ms Martie Martin||Michael Rowe; 126203836|
LOVELY Headstone photo! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
|Paula Ali||Frank Lafayette Butler|
|Jo Crandall||Peter Smith|
Thanks ever so much for getting Peter Smith grave and his wife. I so appreciated it being so prompt. Thanks again. Jo Crandall
|derrell barnett||Genonia E Barnett|
Thank you for the transfer of my family memeber and for your work on F.A.G. Derrell Barnett
Thank you for photographing Eudora and John Mohr.
Added by vlptx on Mar 08, 2014 5:11 PM
|Larry Weathers||Modesto Pioneer Cemetery|
Thank you so much for taking the time to search for the headstone of Elizabeth Britton. Britton was her married name. She was born 'Eliza Jane Coon' in 1847, Chrittenden, Vermont. Vermont to North Dakota to Crow, Oregon to Medesto, California. Married to: 1)Christopher Smith, 2) Solomon Britten. Really appreciate your assistance.
|Carol Lackey||Frank and harriet Hamlett|
Thank you so much for the headstone picture. It will add to my family file to share with other members of this line.
Again Thank You
|Becky Cole||Alfred C. SMITH~|
Thank you so much for posting the picture of my uncle's tombstone in Acacia Memorial Park.You did a great job!
|Hernandez Family||Lupe M. Alvarez|
Thank you so much for taking Lupe's headstone photograph, your time and effort are absolutely appreciated.
Regards, Manny Hernandez Sr.
|Bev Norman||Jessie Lee Glover Dickerson|
Please would you correct the birth date of 1921 you have listed to the correct birth year of 1923. Jessie was my grandmother and I know for certain that her year of birth was 1923.
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