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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.
I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!
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|Susan H||RE: Elmer Ward|
Elmer Henry Ward is not my relative. I was just adding info I found in a 1944 newspaper on him regarding his military service promotion and background.
I thought it would be a nice thing to do for this Vet for Memorial Day in case his family did not have the article.
However, I do not want to own his memorial.
Can you take it back?
Added by Susan H on May 24, 2015 11:36 AM
You are so very welcome, Shirleen!
Added by Saralyn on May 24, 2015 9:24 AM
Thank you so much Shirleen for your visits to my mum, Albert and my little Chucklebunny (Brendon), and for the lovely sentiments too.
God bless you my friend,
Added by Legsie11 on May 12, 2015 9:58 AM
|Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕||Shirleen|
Hope you don't mind me sharing with you
|Angel of Flowers||RE: Happy, happy day...|
You're very welcome for the visits & a Happy Mother's Day to you! Hope you enjoyed yourself. The weather seems to be getting more severe global wise. It does a number on all computer systems!
|Love Always, Renee||Early Mother's Day Wishes|
I wish for you love, good health, and happiness today and always.
|Carole Conrad||Thks for Ben E Caudill info..one more ?|
thks so much for the caudill info!
You had asked on Jerome Davis grave in 2013...where is his wife????
here she is
We are doing a Parsons book this year. if you are related pls let me know.
I am related to myrtle.
thks for all u do
|Carole Conrad||YOU WERE looking for her|
|Angel of Flowers||RE: Hang onto hope|
You're welcome for the visits & I have Gilbert with me now! Thank you for your concern & Gilbert thanks you too!
|Rože ✿||history4sure :0)|
~ Thank You for your dedication to history. I love reading what you have written.
~ Thank You for the memory flowers left in behalf of my family.
Many Many Hugs!!!
Added by Rože ✿ on May 04, 2015 11:23 PM
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