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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
(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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|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.
|Donna Everett||Andrew & Margaret Rock|
Thank you so much for the photos, really appreciate it!!!
|Tina Votava||Ann and Joseph Votava|
Thank you for the photo of Anna and Joseph Votava
|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.
|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
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
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
|Rashida||Harvard Grove Cemetary|
I believe that I have successfully deleted the duplicate memorial for Mattie Betts.
Mattie is my great grandmother. She moved to Cleveland from Georgia when my grandmother was 16 and she never saw her again. It has taken me several years to locate her, since my grandmother died during the early stages of my research and that was literally all of the information I had to go on. With the help of a professional geneaologist, I was able to locate the death records of Mattie and her mother Carrie Lovett in the same cemetary.
Thanks for explaining the cemetary conditions. I appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Added by Rashida on Jul 27, 2016 8:33 AM
Thank you for keeping the correct spelling of our family's surname. Since beginning this research in 2002 I have compiled a list of close to if not over 40 variations and blatant misspellings. It truly is STOUDENMIRE. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for the note about Infant Male Rahe, b. and d. 1896. You are right, it looks like he was noted in Harvard Grove, but should be in St. John's. The Harvard Grove notation of "Independence" fits, since Garfield Heights was once part of Independence Township. I've added a memorial to St. John's and linked him up to his parents.
This child would have been my great-great-great uncle. I planted flowers on his parents' (and his, then) graves a few weeks ago.
Thanks for all your work on Find a Grave.
Added by Janice on Jun 17, 2016 7:57 AM
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