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Melissa Stickles (#47285848)
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Bio Photo THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other 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.

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Lorraine Canino
RE: Henry Barnum, St. John's Cemetery, Rome, NY
Hi Melissa sorry I did not leave the flowers for that very reason but I would be very happy to meet you there and give them to you . I live close by and can meet you around 3 pm send me a message private message
Added by Lorraine Canino on Aug 26, 2015 9:03 AM
Lorraine Canino
RE: Henry Barnum, St. John's Cemetery, Rome, NY
Hi Melissa I am glad I could help you find your great grandfathers Henry Barnum Grave unfortunately there is no headstone to mark his grave so I have placed some flowers in a vase to mark abt where he is buried he is in section N1 plot 110-1 God Bless , Lorraine
Added by Lorraine Canino on Aug 24, 2015 3:33 PM
Elkv42
oops
Nevermind - that was Columbia County. The Town of Columbia in Herkimer County borders the Town of Richfield in Otsego County, so I can also see why they made that mistake.
Added by Elkv42 on Jul 30, 2015 11:46 AM
Elkv42
P.S.
That website had the cemetery in Columbia, Herkimer County, which is over 100 miles from Richfield.
Added by Elkv42 on Jul 30, 2015 11:43 AM
Elkv42
re: Richfield Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Thank you, Melissa. That settles that question in my mind!
Added by Elkv42 on Jul 30, 2015 11:39 AM
Elkv42
Richfield Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Could you please tell me what county you were in when you took the photo of the cemetery? Someone else has a website with this cemetery in Herkimer County. Kind regards, Lori.
Added by Elkv42 on Jul 29, 2015 10:46 AM
Have A Heart
Morse family
Thank-you for the four Morse family headstone photo.
Added by Have A Heart on Jun 04, 2015 3:02 PM
Mary Fisher
Tellers
Thank you Melissa for all the great photos. We appreciate your time & expertise. May we please use your photos, with credit to you, on our private family tree?
Added by Mary Fisher on Jun 04, 2015 1:06 PM
Allyson
Folts
Thank you so very very much!!! I'm way up in Watertown and have been trying to find time to go down there! This has made my week!!
Allyson
Added by Allyson on May 30, 2015 8:05 PM
Sherman-Thomas
RE: Fish family
Melissa,
Hey cousin! You are welcome to use the bios for your family history. These are your relatives, too. I have not seen the book about the Fish family. It might be worth checking into. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
John
Added by Sherman-Thomas on May 13, 2015 8:49 AM
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