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James Standing (#47531370)
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Bio Photo As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the past and family history. As you look back in time there is a point where things become hard to visualize. Images fade and stone monuments return to the earth. At this point it is hard to separate Mythology from Genealogy. We the "Storytellers" are driven to preserve these images for the future generations.

I will use my knowledge of technology and photography to help separate Genealogy from Mythology.

As for the question of copyrights, I believe it is very disrespectful of the dead to think you would copyright a photograph of there tombstone. A copyright is normally placed on something for a profit. FIND A GRAVE is a FREE service and YOU ARE FREE TO USE ANY PHOTOGRAPH THAT I HAVE TAKEN OF TOMBSTONES, I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.

*** The Story Teller ***

My feelings are 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 somehow they know and approve.
To me 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 somehow 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. 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 them and they are us.
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 their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

Written by Della M. Cummings Wright and re-written by her grand daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson.
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Linda Leverette
RE: Thomas W Lamb
Your very welcomed
Added by Linda Leverette on Apr 24, 2015 8:32 AM
Bear Hugs
Baby Standing
Find A Grave Memorial# 125492005

Hi James,
Do you have any information that we could add to Baby Standings memorial....parents?

Thank you for everything you are doing.
Added by Bear Hugs on Apr 09, 2015 10:09 AM
RE: Barbara Dell Kendle Lamb
you are so welcome
Added by Barbie on Jan 05, 2015 8:58 PM
RE: Catharine Benedict
Here's a link to a photo of the gravestone:
Added by fml52 on Dec 31, 2014 4:46 AM
Bear Hugs
RE: Standing Family
Each time I create a memorial I delight in thinking that it may someday provide comfort to a loved one or valuable information to a genealogist. I am glad you found some of your loved ones.
Added by Bear Hugs on Dec 14, 2014 12:30 PM
Jim Hicks
RE: Standing Family
Hi Jim, glad I could be of assistance. I just happened to be in the adjacent section when your request came in. You have my permission to use any photo as you wish. Cheers, Jim
Added by Jim Hicks on Dec 06, 2014 3:17 PM
Tim & Grace
Standings in Bellevue Cemetery

Hello James,

I called the cemetery office. At first she couldn't find Isabella because the last name was misspelled, but she check by date of death and found her in Group 15, Lot 168.

Richard Standing and his family are in Section 15, Lot 61.
Added by Tim & Grace on Dec 04, 2014 3:16 PM
Tim & Grace
George Standing

His wife is probably buried in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence, Massachusetts... where his brother Richard and nephew, John W. Standing (the administrator on George's estate) are also buried.

I have been to Bellevue a couple of times (Charles Orrin Cates)... a little bit scary when you find a vandalized auto all stripped down in a cemetery =(

So I guess the parents were William Standing & Mary Shackleton.

Sincerely, Tim
Added by Tim & Grace on Dec 04, 2014 11:29 AM
Tim & Grace
George Standing in Togus National Cemetery

Hello James,

You are welcome :)

I also submitted the plot coordinates and updates to his memorial. It usually doesn't take very long for findagrave to make the updates for Togus.

It was getting near dusk when I took the photo, so it is a bit dark. I hope to get back out again by this weekend if we don't get more snow.

You are welcome to use this photo for now. I also posted it on my "Togus National Cemetery" family "tree" on along with some research I did on him. Feel free to link to it.

Sincerely, Tim Cooper
Sidney, Maine 04330

Live Long and Prosper \V/,
Added by Tim & Grace on Dec 04, 2014 11:22 AM
John P
Alice Standing
I have a photo of her as a young girl, if her Maiden name is Crew. My Dewees ancestors were in the same Quaker community in Springville.
Added by John P on Nov 02, 2014 6:32 AM
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