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When I was a kid, my grandparents would take me with them to visit the cemeteries where relatives were buried. They would stand by a stone and talk about the person buried there. I wish I could remember those stories. This is a way to record stories I am now told. There is a story under every stone and cemeteries full of untold stories. I hope this will give people a chance to record a memory before it is forgotten, then lost. |
Recently, my husband got a Harley and we have combined our two interests. We ride the bike to various cemeteries that folks request photos from and have fun reading the old names and hunting for the requested gravesite. Sometimes just finding the cemetary is quite the challenge!
I do research on the following family lines: Lillpop, Askren, Green, Bell in Indiana. In Mississippi I follow the lines of Taylor, Ferguson, Scott and Holden.
"Do not, my Brothers and Sisters, think of the cemetery with tears, nor meditate upon the coffin and the shroud with gloomy thoughts. You only sojourn there for a little season, and to you it will not appear a moment; your body will sleep, and if men sleep all through a long night it only seems an hour to them, a very short moment. The sleeping time is forgotten, and to your sleeping body it will seem no time at all—while to your glorified soul it will not seem long because you will be so full of joy that a whole eternity of that joy would not be too long!" Charles Spurgen
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|Mary O||james raymond wells 5/4/28-5/5/93|
I believe this is my biologic father's grave. My mother never told me about him and I was disappointed when my search for him ended at a grave but thankful at the same time for some type of information.. So I guess I just wanted to say thank you!
Added by Mary O on Jul 21, 2016 1:07 AM
|Jeff Lovelace||Photo of Marker for Chester & Gladys|
Thank you for your photos! I was beginning to think no one cares down there. You have proven that someone does care! Thanks for all that you do on here.
|Rosemary Reed||Bessie Elizabeth Reynolds Wright|
I want to thank you for the picture of her headstone.
Thank you so very much for the photos of the graves in this cemetery. I really do appreciate you. You are great!
Added by SuzyB on Jul 12, 2016 10:38 AM
|tdiannec ||Arthur Eli|
Thank you for being a volunteer & taking this picture for me. I just met Arthur's son last weekend & sent him a copy as well.
Added by tdiannec on Jul 12, 2016 7:33 AM
|TWC||Word and Madge White|
Thank you so much for taking time to fill my photo request.
Thana White Cottrell
Added by TWC on Jul 10, 2016 9:41 AM
|Tam Respess||Laura Vivian Keenum Whitworth....|
Thank you so much for the photo. Your time is greatly appreciated.
|Steve Cole||RE: Henry A. Cook No. 42000488|
Oh. I was only reading the first line that said "7th Infantry Mississippi" which sounds like a Civil War unit. The Mississippi should be removed and added on a new line to read something like "Enlisted from Mississippi".
Also, you need to be a little more specific: is that 7th Infantry Regiment or 7th Infantry Division?
I will be working on this family line so let me know if you have any further info on this COOK family. Thanks.
|Steve Cole||Henry A. Cook No. 42000488|
I'm helping my grand-daughter search her COOK family. There is a line under Henry A. Cook's memorial that simply states: 7th Mississippi Infy.
This refers to a Civil War regiment, but it is impossible for this person to have served in the Civil War. Do you have a COOK lineage back to Civil War?
|Merf||RE: Marvel Cemetery|
Yes, Tri-County Gen. society is near the cemetery. It's usually locked up tight, so you've got to make arrangements. Luckily, we earned their trust and didn't have someone babysitting us the entire time last time. The little lady just told us to bring the key back to her house when we were done. Lots of good info stored there.
I stayed on the third floor last summer at the Edwardian, and it was perfect for me and my cousins since we had two elementary age kids! The renovation looks stunning!
Magnolia Cemetery is interesting in Helena. I believe it is the original black cemetery, and it's really neat, nestled with hills, and you look into the tree lined hillside and you can spot grave markers! I could have spent hours there but it was hot as hell, buggy, and I had non-taphophiles with me. Party poopers.
Added by Merf on Apr 25, 2016 3:53 PM
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