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Helen Ann Chandler (#47065701)
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Bio Photo THE CHOSEN

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that some how they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we some how find ourselves. How many graves have I
stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.

It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

(unknown author)

Somehow this just felt like it needed to be shared. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Hunting Helen
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Ken
Thomas Wolverine
Attached to his memorial is his death certificate.
He was married in 1884 to Mary P. Southwick daughter of David Southwick 1808 - 1879 and Laura Laranie Harrington 1811 - 1863.
Added by Ken on Mar 22, 2015 8:44 AM
Glen Kaye
Rebecca Jane Dugger
Hello

I noticed your comments for Rebecca J Dugger at the Woodville Cemetery site. Rebecca was first married to Silas Witt, buried beside her, and later married a John Wesley Dugger while living with her daughter in Placer County, California.

The stone work is deceiving, but Dugger is the correct name.

Many thanks.

Added by Glen Kaye on Mar 16, 2015 9:55 PM
Deb Larson
Shes my great Aunt
I do not know much of my grandfathers lineage but i do know that Weilthy was his sister which he talked about when i was a kid just trying to do my family tree!
Added by Deb Larson on Mar 16, 2015 1:08 PM
Chris V
Transfer of Memorials
Helen,
Would you please transfer my mother's brother and his wife to me? They are: Alfred Longtin, ID# 55596583 and Leah Longtin, ID# 55545072. If you could do this, I could get Uncle Fred linked up with the rest of the family. Thanks.
Chris
Added by Chris V on Feb 20, 2015 12:51 AM
SilverRose
Cameron
Would you mind, please transferring John Cameron, # 39925191 to me ~ he is my Great Grandfather. Thank you!
Added by SilverRose on Jan 24, 2015 2:23 AM
CABrown
Briskie/Briskey
Hi, been a long time. I have found and added more info to the ones in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Corry, Erie County, Pa.
Hope you're surviving all the bad weather out that way.
Added by CABrown on Dec 20, 2014 7:14 AM
Martin Burrell
Franklin Millard Parker
Greetings,

Franklin has the official title of Early Oregonian. I used the correction tabs. He had two marriages his first wife died at Lexington, Morrow, Oregon and her remains are buried in the town's cemetery called, Penland Cemetery. Mary Ann [Horn] Parker was his first wife. They grew up together in Jackson County, Oregon.

I have sent to you much information for his memorial. I do hope you will be able to install it by the copy and paste method. It make the job so easy. NOTE: his death date is 1927 not 1921. There is a Oregon Death Certificate for him at the Oregon State Archives located in Salem, Marion, Oregon.

Thank you, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 07, 2014 2:06 PM
Beegee57
RE: Dillard Horn
Thanks for the offer, but Dillard Horn is a distant relative so I'll leave him in case a descendant of his wants to manage his memorial.
Thanks for sharing the photo!
Becky
Added by Beegee57 on Oct 08, 2014 2:06 PM
Beegee57
Dillard Horn
Would it possible for me to use the photo of Dillard's maker in my family tree? I would gladly give you credit for it. I like to use them as visual reminders that I've finished adding all the information I have for that person.

Thanks so much...
Becky
Added by Beegee57 on Oct 07, 2014 6:05 PM
Monte Anderson
August Pielaet
Hi. Could you please delete this August Pielaet as another one in the same graveyard is already on and contains more info and liked to his wives.
The number is 37391980 Thank you. He was married to my Aunt Hazel Barker Pielaet which has a link to her on the other profile. Monte
Added by Monte Anderson on Sep 12, 2014 6:26 PM
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