I discovered Find A Grave while doing genealogy research and have been promoting it ever since. I think it is a great way to remember family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and many others that have passed on. My genealogy blog listed below was a place to record a large amount of material left by an aunt and my grandmother. I also added more current obituaries of people from that area. It is called Butternut Valley Family History. Please find the URL below.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked On a lonely, windswept hill; Today we talked where other 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.
William C Holley Got your message and I fixed the auto edits that were sent in error to try to correct this memorial in Sherburne West Hill Cemetery. Look over the memorial and see if it looks correct to you now.
Just wanted to let you know that Ruth is not buried in the Margaretville Cemetery Annex. She is buried in the Margaretville Village Cemetery. Please see her memorial and gravestone photo here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156215509.
He late husband Everett is buried in the Margaretville Annex.
RE: 1830-1860 Many thanks, Donna. Assuming the 1830 birth date on Amelia Morgan Loomis's gravestone is correct, then it seems very likely that her sister Celia Morgan (b. 1830) was a twin. And, as you pointed out, the names rhyme. (My other source that has Amelia's b date as 1831 could well be incorrect.) Rick Morgan.
RE: Hello Rick, Hi Donna, Thanks for your message about Amelia Morgan Loomis. It's actually her birth and death dates that I'm looking for, as they are not legible in the photo on her Find A Grave page. Since I have conflicting info about Amelia's birth year, this info would be helpful. I'm wondering if Amelia's sister Celia Morgan (b. 1830, d. 1830; bur. No. Bloomfield) might have been her twin. Thanks for your help (and the flowers)! Rick Morgan Washington, DC
Celia Morgan Loomis grave, Windsor, OH Hello Donna, I found your name on the Find A Grave record for Amelia Morgan Loomis at Windsor Twp Cemetery, Windsor, Ashtabula Co, OH (see link below). From the photo, I can read some of the gravestone inscription, incl Amelia’s name and that of her parents, Ezra & Harriet Morgan (who are my own gg grandparents). Unfortunately, I can’t read the inscription related to Amelia’s dates of birth & death. Do you by chance have that information, or could you point me in the right direction? Many thanks. Rick Morgan Washington, DC