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StoneSeeker (#47010751)
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Bio Photo I live in Southeast Missouri & I think too many of our cemeteries are being lost. I try my best to document what I find in hopes that it helps others.
Looking for burial info on James Socrates Richey(in AR) he married Maryann Oldham 1-16-1881,had a son Oliver Jackson.
Also looking for info on Robert Mize Sr. family.
I enjoy looking thru cemeteries,new and old.
I will gladly transfer any name I have added to you at your request.(Except my family names.) :)
Thank you to everyone who leaves tokens for my family. It is a pleasure to leave tokens for yours.


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely,windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds-
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it,my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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

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RE: Floyd Carpenter and Nora Hamm
I know I am a little late with this message, but do you remember anything else about Floyd and Nora? Floyd was the child of Addison Carpenter and Leah Hobbs. Addison was married several times, so this is not my direct relation, but I have been able to locate some good information on them, I would just like to add any info you may have. Thanks so much. Anita
Added by as on Jun 02, 2015 9:58 AM
Floyd Carpenter
You posted the maiden name of Floyd's wife. Do you happen to have any further information on her or on Floyd? Thanks so much for your help. Anita
Added by as on May 04, 2015 6:27 PM
Sheehy Pics
Thank you so much for the pictures of the Sheehy graves!
Added by Samantha on Apr 01, 2015 11:05 PM
Thanks for the help on the cemetery names. I used to live in Poplar Bluff and if I can sell my home, I will be moving back to PB. So I am somewhat familiar with the area....but Fisk, Ash Hill, Dudley, and I think there's an Exeter too, they all get by me. So thanks for your help and if I make it back, I will give you a shout out.
Added by Nancorch on Mar 31, 2015 5:11 AM
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Is the Shain Memorial Cemetery in Ash Hill the same as Ash Hill Cemetery in Fisk? Thanks for all you do, us family ancestor hunters really appreciate your efforts. I am disabled and you are truly my eyes. Thanks again.
Added by Nancorch on Mar 30, 2015 2:28 PM
Parce Headstone
Thank you for the wonderful headstone photo that you added to the memorial for William Parce. I really appreciate all of your help.
Paula Day
Added by PDay on Mar 24, 2015 5:01 PM
Fannie Lou Carrington Barker
Thank You.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on Mar 23, 2015 4:31 PM
Ruth Carl
Thank you for taking the pic and adding to Find A Grave.

Added by Marie on Mar 23, 2015 4:11 PM
Boozers - Black Creek Cemetery
Thank you for looking for me. That cemetery is listed on their death certificates. There was no undertaker according to Oscar's certificate, so not surprised at lack of record. "Frank???? was listed as undertaker on Novelette's. Oscar was her paternal uncle.Economy may have prevented any marker.
Added by Kathy on Mar 23, 2015 2:50 PM
Karen Todd
James Alvin Howell
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request. Much appreciated.

I loved the poems on your site.

Williston, Vermont
Added by Karen Todd on Mar 23, 2015 12:43 PM
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