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Grave Finder (#21319783)
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Bio Photo First of all, if you are looking for a family members grave and find a picture here, please contact me for permission to use it. Whether or not you were directed here by Ancestry or Billion Please ask me first. Thank you

Unknown we are to each other...through time our paths have as we visit one to another...know as family you shall never be lost.

I consider Cemeteries to be outdoor museums.
I am proud to be referred to as "The Family Historian."


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

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Kate O
grace terrill 167443427
there was already a Find A Grave memorial for her #125547974. Just not correct cemetery. you should merge or remove yours as it is newer.
Added by Kate O on Jul 26, 2016 4:48 PM
cathy adams
Rockville Cemetery
Recently you transferred 2 memorial to me, those of Wendy Joan Strickland and Brian Wesley Adams. I would also like those of my parents, Ralph C. Strickland and Marjorie Jean Hewes Strickland. They are located right beside Brian and Wendy. Thank you!
Added by cathy adams on Jul 21, 2016 9:49 AM
rosie mcnaughton
RE: Happy Birthday !
Thank you. It was very nice.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Jul 04, 2016 5:05 PM
PJH / Angelbird
RE: Samuel McCrory
Hi - Cataloging an entire cemetery...that's an amazing amount of work. You deserve a gold star. I'm sure there are plenty of grateful researchers & family members, even if they haven't told you so. Have a good one. Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Jun 30, 2016 1:28 PM
PJH / Angelbird
RE: Samuel McCrory
Hi - I found the info in the Marriage Column of the "Wide West" which can be accessed on the Calif Digital Newspaper website

The site includes, LA, San Francisco, Sacramento, Marysville, etc. papers. I wasn't able to find an obit for a McCrory in 1859 on that site, which isn't surprising as about 80% of the site is in need of correcting. I'm currently working on correcting 1856 birth, marriage and death columns. That's how I found Samuel's marriage. Since it took place in Suisun Valley, pretty good assumption it's the same Samuel.

If he's related and you have the time, you can enter the word "died" and search through 1859 died columns. It's a job, but you might find some good info.

Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Jun 30, 2016 1:14 PM
cathy adams
transfer of memorials
Thank you for all the work you have done. Brian had a rare form of lymphoma that progressed into leukemia. He was allergic to the chemotherapy drug that would have been most helpful to him. Thank you for caring.
Added by cathy adams on Jun 21, 2016 7:30 AM
cathy adams
Wendy Joan Strickland #11196139
On the memorial it says Wendy is the granddaughter of Ralph C. Strickland and Marjorie Jean Hewes Strickland. She is my sister and they are our parents. The grave next to Wendy is that of Brian Wesley Adams. He is my son and their grandson. Wendy is his aunt.
Cathy J. Strickland Adams
Added by cathy adams on Jun 20, 2016 3:49 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
RE: Mary Stegall removed
This is my husband's line, too.

NOW, before I accept any changes to memorials I have created, I am doing research to make sure the info is correct.

The worst edit I ever received was for a man buried in Los Angeles. They said he was born and died in Kansas. That brought up a red flag. I did the research - found out the guy was born in Illinois and died in Los Angeles. Found an obituary for him. Since then, I do NOT accept edits at face value. Especially if they are family.

Glad I could correct her memorial. And glad you caught it!
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Jun 18, 2016 8:44 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
Mary Stegall removed
Sorry. I was the one who added her. Someone asked me to link them. They are unlinked.
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Jun 18, 2016 6:41 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
Please remove Mary Stegall Thomas as his mother. She is his sister. Thank you.
I am not the creator/manager of this memorial. I can't change anything.
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Jun 18, 2016 6:09 PM
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