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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)

Media vita in morte sumus (Unknown, ca. 750 A.D.)
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Thank you so much for your information and additions to this Wilkins family plot! Interestingly, the name Wilkins goes back for several generations in Germany as WILKINS before it reverts to the traditional Wilkens for this family.Who knows why. At any rate, yes, please keep the name spelled WILKINS for future family seekers.
Added by gund on Oct 23, 2016 12:18 PM
RE: Emilia Anna Bush

Thank you so much for your corrections and the time you took to research the families. I do seem to get into trouble when people move out of the immediate area and I don't look deeply enough into the historical records. Thanks for the great reminder that it's a bad idea to jump to quick conclusions, especially when the evidence is tenuous, at best.

Much appreciation,

Added by Zelda on Oct 16, 2016 7:52 PM
Ida MayMax 128191458
Hi, Thank you for the additional information. I have accepted and added it to Ida's memorial. Also, thank you for all the work you have done for Find A Grave. Jody :)
Added by JodyM on Oct 14, 2016 4:31 PM
Carolyn Barrett
Cassabelle Bennetsen
Thank you for trying to find her grave. Can you please add some information: Cassabelle (Morrow) Fassett Gillespie Bennetsen. Cassabelle married first Philo C. Fassett 15 Nov 1905 and had one daughter Phyllis (Fassett) Walker. She married second Claude Francis Gillespie 8 Feb 1916 and was divorced before 1920. She married third Malcolm "Mack" Bennetsen 27 Dec 1922, they had two babies born and died in 1928 and 1929 (as per your listing).
Thanks for all you do.
Added by Carolyn Barrett on Sep 18, 2016 1:44 PM
Donna Everett
Andrew & Margaret Rock
Thank you so much for the photos, really appreciate it!!!
Added by Donna Everett on Sep 11, 2016 5:46 PM
Tina Votava
Ann and Joseph Votava
Thank you for the photo of Anna and Joseph Votava
Added by Tina Votava on Sep 10, 2016 9:13 PM
Joyce Niswander
Mary Schoonover
Thank you so much for the photos for Mary's memorial page and the extra photos that you added, too. That was very kind of you. It makes a page very special when someone takes the time to care.

Joyce Niswander
Added by Joyce Niswander on Sep 10, 2016 8:07 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Wilbert Halber @ Forest Home Cem., Milw., WI
Hi, thank you for the information for Mr. Halber's memorial, it has been added. Since I am not a family member, if you would like me to transfer this memorial to you, please let me know, I'd be happy to do so. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Aug 22, 2016 1:06 PM
RE: Bunjac
I can put a photo of Donna's grave on a private tree until I'm able to get one to make it public. It would be very nice to see where she is buried though, so then when I do get the time to go back up I know what to look for. Thank you for offering!
Added by Laura on Jul 29, 2016 7:55 AM
RE: Palmer
She could be buried under the last name Franek, Karban, or maybe even Urbanek. My mother said she does remember going to the funeral, but she thought she was cremated. Rose and her husband had gotten a divorce and he somehow ended up in Florida (all of his family was from the Ontario region of Canada).

I'm now thinking that maybe the three kids still living at the time could have possibly scattered her ashes over her daughter, Donna's, grave. That's if my mothers right and she was cremated. Again, if you do happen to come across her name in the cemetery, I'd love a photo.

P.S. When I went up to Harvard Grove back in 2013, I went to Sec 22 and 23 (which most of those headstones are overgrowing with grass). I was looking at the pictures I took and realized I had taken a picture of Columbus Bradley's headstone (which you manage his memorial). I remember leaving a message saying that I had gotten a picture, but his headstone was starting to get overgrown by grass. We meet again!
Added by Laura on Jul 29, 2016 7:52 AM
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