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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo <-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.

The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.

My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.

The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.

For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"

Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.

I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.

Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!

If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesnt mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.

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This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spread out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown.

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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.

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randal nichoalds
Hill, George A.
Just FYI, I added his wife and only other Hill on this plot is an infant so must be theirs.
The family plot is his wife and her father and mothers family.
thanks Randal
Added by randal nichoalds on May 03, 2015 4:33 PM
Love Always, Renee
Brenda Botts
Thank you for visiting dear Brenda. It means a lot to me that people take the time to visit her for her Angel Day and for visiting my other memorials.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Apr 20, 2015 3:43 PM
Mark Gentry
RE: Laura Elizabeth Geer Scovill Robbins Eby
Sherry - So nice to "meet" you as well. Isn't technology great. Without this website and Ancestry.com, I don't know how I would have ever been able to "connect" with other cousins - much less know what happened to them. Laura was my 1st cousin 4X removed, so she was probably no-one I would have ever heard about, but now, it's so great to be able to search (and often, find) the long-lost relatives.
Thanks for your mention of the connection with the creator of Thomas Geer(s)' memorial. I hope there is some information about his wife, Matilda. As I mentioned earlier, the last trace I can find of her was in the 1885 Kansas State Census where she and Thomas were living with their son, William.
I have discovered the "whereabouts" of this William (Find-A-Grave memorial # 107381355). Unfortunately, he seems to have died without any family members and had been living in the Jackson County, KS home for the aged/infirm. Upon his death in 1936, he donated his body to science through the College that operated in the area (I can't recall the name at this time). His death certificate is available through the Missouri Secretary of State's website. His death certificate indicates that no one knew his parent's names or their birth locations. How Sad!! You may want to connect with that memorial as well since he would be another of your cousins too!
Please stay in touch. I hope we are able to place Thomas and Matilda together again as a family and link their children to them as well.
Thanks, again.
"Cousin" Mark Gentry
Added by Mark Gentry on Apr 11, 2015 12:05 PM
Mark Gentry
Laura Elizabeth Geer Scovill Robbins Eby
Hello Sherry - Thank you so much for the memorial you created for Laura Elizabeth Geer Scovill Robbins Eby (Memorial # 9421365). I believe she is my 1st cousin 4 X removed. She was born in Kentucky (12/12/ 1845-1847) to Thomas and Matilda Patterson Geer(s). My research into the Geer(s) family has led me to Kansas in search of my long-lost KY relatives and you seem to have found one of them!! I have suggested an edit fot the Father of Laura (Thomas Geer - Memorial # 100097118) however, I have been unable to find her mother (Matilda Patterson Geer). The last time I was able to find her was in an 1885 Kansas State Census living in Ward 5 of Wyandotte County, KS with her husband Thomas and a son, William. (Unfortunately the transcription of the record shows their surname as Greis, due to poor handwriting I'm sure). Would you happen to have any record of Matilda (possibly listed as Mattie) after 1885?
Again, thank you for your assistance.
Mark Gentry
Member #47232901
Added by Mark Gentry on Apr 10, 2015 5:07 PM
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Jill Ratner
Thank you for Jill's token. It means so much. <3
Added by Bets on Apr 10, 2015 5:56 AM
just♥kate
RE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130407716
dear sherry,
more help would be awesome. will definitely let you know.(expect HELP ME email soon!) you are so special. bet your family loves you a lot! if they don't they should. :) happy easter, happy week, happy life to you!
Added by just♥kate on Apr 05, 2015 8:31 PM
just♥kate
RE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130407716
o gosh, thank you so much! you are a godsend. thank you thank you thank you!!!
Added by just♥kate on Apr 05, 2015 7:39 PM
Phyl
Steve
I have a headstone for Steve now and posted it on his page. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121869184
Added by Phyl on Mar 25, 2015 8:43 PM
lisse
Awww Sorry!
It's okay. I wasn't feeling the best because I have been compiling databases of murdered children and I am feeling a little sensitive anyway. There are so MANY and so many with no memorials at all. It is upsetting and I am getting obsessed. I didn't mean to upset you!!!

Peace out! If you need anything, let me know. I think we have a Scovill Hill Cemetery here in town (Bloomington, IL) and I was wondering if any of them are your Scovills? I don't exactly live there but it is nearby and if you'd like, I would be happy to go over there and see what I can find. Please, accept my apologies.

Love,
Lisse
Added by lisse on Mar 24, 2015 6:18 PM
lisse
Disagreement?
Dear Sherry,

I can't seem to find it now but it was a child's page. I shouldn't have said anything because it is something a lot of people do on here: create a memorial and then tell others what they may or may not post there. Memorials that are owned by this website too, so that is another issue I guess? Anyway, sorry again do what thou wilt.

No hard feelings, hopefully.
Added by lisse on Mar 24, 2015 11:01 AM
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