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|"DEAR ANCESTOR" written 1906|
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone.
The name and the 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 and blood and bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads 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.
Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932)
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Welp, it was right there in front of my nose! Heh! I say, never overlook the obvious! I will email you the photographs I took today. ~ Bridey
|BrideyLight||Information for Somers's memorial, too|
Dear Alan: I will gather up and edit the somewhat matching information for Somers and send it to you in the form of an Edit, using the tab on his memorial. It might take me a few days though. Kind regards, Bridey
|BrideyLight||RE: Martha Silkett + Somers Silkett|
Dear remembering: I went to visit Somers today and now need to edit the photographs I took and upload them, which might take a day or two. At that time, I will also send you an edit for the plot location and GPS coordinates for Somers. According to Charles, the administrator for Greenwood Cemetery, Martha is not interred at Greenwood (which I find very odd). Somers's grave marker appears to be homemade and is made of concrete with pebbles mixed in -- it is difficult to read, but I bracketed my exposures and took several photographs so I think I will have at least one good one of his grave marker, along with a nice lot shot. If you would like, I will email you the photographs; RSVP on that please. You can securely place your email address using the Edit tab on Martha's memorial so that I can email you the photos if you wish. Martha's final resting place is a mystery, as well as why they were in Blue Lake. I need to go back and read my own research on their daughter Carrie's married surname, as to whether I found it.
If you wish to check for Martha further, there is a small cemetery in Blue Lake (Blue Lake Cemetery) and it is administrated by the administrator for the three largest cemeteries in Eureka, California. His name is Don McComb and he runs the office at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka (707) 445 - 3188. Being a family member and in calling Don, he might be able to provide you with information regarding Martha even perhaps being interred in Eureka at Ocean View Cemetery, Sunset Memorial Park, or Saint Bernard's Catholic Cemetery. Another possibility is that Martha was interred in Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Arcata, CA), which shares a lot line with Greenwood. Those are the five most likely places where Martha might be resting. More soon! Kind regards, Bridey Light
Dear remembering: I have a request in for location for Sommers and Martha Silkett/Silket. In the meantime, I have created a memorial for Martha, since I am fairly certain she is interred beside Sommers. They were together in the 1920 Census for Eureka, Humboldt County, California, living in the household of their married daughter, Grace De Hass. Have located quite a few records and posted same to Martha's memorial. I also have similar items for Sommers if you would like me to send them to you via the Edit link on Sommerses memorial. RSVP on that please. After taking photographs of grave markers, lot shots and obtaining GPS coordinates, I will transfer Martha over to you for care in your loving family hands. Kind regards, Bridey Light
|William Croghan||James A Croghan Info|
thanks so much for the information...it is appreciated!!!!!
|Cynthia||RE: Photo of Campbell grave|
I think I'm mixed up with a memorial for another person. Sorry!
Added by Cynthia on Feb 13, 2015 11:15 PM
|Cynthia||RE: Photo of Campbell grave|
You're quite welcome. I think this is his obituary:
Added by Cynthia on Feb 13, 2015 11:11 PM
|Adele Sullivan||Levi Smith|
Thank you, thank you.
I wasn't sure if there would be a stone, given the
year that he passed.
|Larry_L.||RE: St Thomas Cemetery De Smet|
I value your contributions and welcome them! Anything to make them better is my motto! :-)
Added by Larry_L. on Sep 17, 2014 1:54 PM
You are very welcome! ~ L.
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