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Doug & Marilyn Parman (#43900458)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in cemeteries. As a teenager we would stop at old cemeteries and we would read the old headstones.

In 1981 while going through my mother-in-law's keepsakes I came across an obit for her uncle who had died young. I was taken by the wording and I want to find out more about him. I was hooked. We have traveled to many states looking in cemeteries and libraries.

My husband, Doug and I retired in 2008. We live in Modesto, California. We now have lots of time to work on our family research. We have a daughter, Jennifer and a son, Kevin. Kevin is married to Glena; they have a son, Shawn, he was born in 2004. Our grandson, Shawn is our reward after many years of long hours of work.

I registered years ago but just started using the site Feb 2009; I also volunteered to look up graves in our area. Shawn and I put on our detective's hats and went to investigate. It was very rewarding.

If I have added in any of your family I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you. You may use any photo that I have posted, that is what we are all about SHARING information and finding our loved ones final resting place. It would be nice if you gave us the credit for the photo or info, so we could learn more from others also.

Some of our family names are: Parman: Petty: Ervin: Wade: Harmon: Wilson: McCall: Lawler: Hodges: Mann: Stuart: Smyth: Waddle: Kelso: Maple:

THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

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.



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Rebecca Brubaker Freeman
Martin Boyd photo
Thank you so much for the photograph of Martin Boyd's headstone! I appreciate your help!

Rebecca Brubaker Freeman
Added by Rebecca Brubaker Freeman on Jul 30, 2014 4:13 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Robert Orie FICKEL
Many thanks for the military marker photo for Robert and the posting to his memorial page.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Jul 25, 2014 8:01 AM
Shari Lewis
Joseph Ervin Husted
Joseph Ervin Husted had three children that died young and are buried with his parents in Markee Cemetery, Birmingham Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois.
This information was taken from the cemetery records at the Schuyler Co. Jail Museum in Rushville, Schuyler Co., Ill. I have visited the cemetery and verified that these stones were read correctly, took pictures of them and will posting them to the site as soon as I have sent this message.
Husted, John F. son of J.E. & C.E.
died 6 Jun 1871 1 yr. 7 mo. 24 ds.
Husted, Marcus Del son of J.E. & C.E.
died 8 Sep 1866 1 yr. 10 mo. 22 ds.
Husted, Frances E. dau of J.E. & C.E.
died 3 Oct 1865 I yr. 10 mo. 27 ds.
Butler, Squire (son of Ruthana Husted Butler
died 28 Jan 1865 21 yrs Jan 1865
Husted, Ida M. dau of F.M. & S.B.
There are a total of 7 graves in a row. These children are buried with their grandparents, Leonard B and Calista Jane Babcock Husted. The only mention of John F is in the 1870 census and he is listed as being 1 yr at that time.
Added by Shari Lewis on Jul 21, 2014 1:10 PM
Karen Harman
RE: Cassie Wright
You're very welcome
Added by Karen Harman on Jul 17, 2014 8:49 PM
b2gthr4evr
Skinner Photos
Thanks a million for the wonderful photo of the Skinner sister. I truly appreciate your time!

Sharon
Added by b2gthr4evr on Jul 14, 2014 12:16 PM
Barbara (Loffer) Bua
Re: Gravesite pic for Letha Herrington Matthews
Thank you for fulfilling this request, as well as for her family members. Also thanking you for the great work you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Barbara (Loffer) Bua on Jul 13, 2014 9:26 AM
S.K. Mach
Ernest Grant Curtis Burial
Thank you so much for all the work you did to find where he was! Do you know if it is possible to buy a marker and have it placed on his grave? What would be a local place close by that may be able to do that? Thanks again!
Added by S.K. Mach on Jul 10, 2014 10:25 PM
Jenn
James Wiley Lewis
Thank you very much for taking this photo. My mother in law is thrilled I have interest in her family tree
Added by Jenn on Jul 10, 2014 5:07 PM
MSL
James Jerome Keeble marker photo
Thanks so much!

MSL
Added by MSL on Jul 10, 2014 4:44 PM
Rose
Manuel Machado
Thank you so much for adding the photos to Manuel's Memorial. Sorry I am late thanking you, but I have not had access to internet. Your time and effort are very much appreciated, Rose.
Added by Rose on Jun 15, 2014 8:19 PM
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