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Thucydides (#46887174)
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Dark hills at evening in the west,
Where sunset hovers like a sound
Of golden horns that sang to rest
Old bones of warriors under ground,
Far now from all the bannered ways
Where flash the legions of the sun,
You fade--as if the last of days
Were fading, and all wars were done.

(The Dark Hills by Edward Arlington Robinson, first published in 1920)

O Memory! thou midway world
‘Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise,

And, freed from all that's earthly vile,
Seem hallowed, pure, and bright,
Like scenes in some enchanted isle,
All bathed in liquid light.

(Verses 2 and 3 from My Childhood's Home I See Again, a poem written by Abraham Lincoln and published in the Quincy [Illinois] Whig by editor Andrew Johnston, 1847)

And am I born to die
To lay this body down
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown

(first verse of 47b Idumea from The Sacred Harp hymnal, original text by Charles Wesley)

A tended cemetery is itself a living creature of earth and candles and flowers. But when there are no living to remember the stories and faces and names of a cemetery's dead, a cemetery dies.

(Time's Magpie by Myla Goldberg)

Es heißt nicht sterben
Lebt man in den Herzen
der Menschen fort, die man
verlaßen hat.

(Zitat auf einem Grabstein auf dem jüdischen Friedhof Ullstadt, ursprünglich aus dem Buch Charakter vom schottischen Schriftsteller und Reformer Samuel Smiles)

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Sandi Litzenberg
RE: Edythe Benton
Thank you for looking into that.. My Ancestry membership expired in May and I'm waiting until the fall to re-up & start investigating again.. otherwise I wouldn't get anything done outside with my garden, nor with photographing the cemeteries around here .. instead, I'd be sitting inside, at my desk, being all tazmanian devil like on the Ancestry site.. LOL..

I truly appreciate your help with this.. as well as your dedication and kindness..

Sandi L.
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Jun 26, 2014 10:59 AM
Sandi Litzenberg
RE: Edythe Benton
Thank you Chris.. As far as Edythe's birth year goes, I'm sure as a contributor you know how the 5's can often look like 0's & 9's & vice versa, that's why I was thinking that it could possibly be her in the Texas Cemetery and perhaps the birth year on the memorial was in error or even the record on Ancestry .. It just seems very coincidental that 2 Edythe Bentons died on the same exact day.. I was also looking for any Meyers buried in Texas as that was her maiden name.. I wondered if maybe family had brought her out there.. She did live another 50 yrs after Dr. Benton died so maybe other burial arrangements had been made or carried out.. I can give Knollwood cemetery a call now that I know that he is actually buried there and see if they have any additional information regarding his plot..

Thanks again for all your help.. I'm just tickled when I can complete a branch on my tree and Dr. Gilbert was the only one of Asa Benton's children that I hadn't been able to locate.. So much appreciation for all you do for this site..

Sandi L.
(Benton descendent)
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Jun 25, 2014 2:09 PM
Stone Branches
RE: Deans 98867361 & 94254116
We're cousins! George Dean was my husband's grandmother, Bessie Debolt, brother. Thank you. I'll delete the memorials.

Added by Stone Branches on Oct 21, 2013 12:07 PM
Gale Boetius Perez
Earl Boldig
Hi Chris,

Earl's middle name was Berthier and was born in Tigerton according to his draft records. His wife's name was Beatrice Irene. I don't have her maiden name, but she was born about 1904 in Wisconsin and died June 20, 1997 in Shaw. I may be able to find out more about her from

I can send copies of his draft records and censuses if you like.

Earl was a grandson of Johanna Tullberg, who was my great-aunt. My great uncle Carl John Tullberg also served in Company F in France (findagrave 99905645). Have you seen this website with photos of Company F:
Added by Gale Boetius Perez on Oct 13, 2013 7:12 AM
Cindy Hardin
RE: Boldig again
Hi Chris, I posted Earl Boldig's other photo to your memorial. Norwegian National and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery are actually the same cemetery. If you are interested, search "Shawano County Cemeteries" at where I found that out. There is also some other information there on unmarked graves and headstones leaning against a building. Hope this helps.
Added by Cindy Hardin on Oct 12, 2013 6:44 AM
s brown
Calvert Cemetery, Calvert, Texas
Thank you for providing the identification of the burial of Guy Abner Mims in this cemetery. Memorial #116295433.

We walked that entire cemetery two years ago looking for any Mims burials and located none.

Can you tell me where this grave is located in that cemetery, about where on a map, anything you can provide? I don't expect we can return there anytime soon as we are several states away. Appreciate whatever you can/will share. Thank you again.

S. Brown
Added by s brown on Oct 04, 2013 3:04 PM
angel searcher
Lakewood Park-Hileman
Thank you for the additional information, I have added it. I also wanted to say, you are so very polite and kind when asking to add information to a memorial, I appreciate that so very much.
Added by angel searcher on Aug 05, 2013 1:20 PM
Thank you
Thank you for finding and photographing my great-grandfather's grave.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 02, 2013 1:50 PM
Bruce Kappele
A Thank You

The area on the Elizabeth Bassett grave was supposed to be cleaned up. They have not done that as they said they would. They promised they would within a month. I am going to check back with them in a month. Would you consider taking the pic again, thank you for your work, it is commendable.

Bruce Kappele
Added by Bruce Kappele on Aug 02, 2013 1:36 PM
Henry Krapf

Thanks for taking & posting the great photo of Henry's marker. I really appreciate it.

Rich O'Keefe
Added by richokeefe on Aug 01, 2013 4:41 PM
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