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Joy Hardin (#46917335)
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I love genealogy and old cemeteries! A few short years ago, I found my grandmother's little bro and sister's graves in MN. where we moved to search family history. They were 8 and 9 yrs. of age & are lying side by side and died of cholera approx. 1888-1889. I was so excited to find these graves. Since my father's cousin was the "caretaker" of these graves for many yrs.,& has since passed away, my husband and I have done so with pleasure. I also "looked" for my gr. gr. grandmother's grave three times in Iowa, but no success.....historical soc. sent me a pic. I was thrilled, but have not personally seen the grave yet. When studying the pic., I discovered her young son was buried beside her, providing the answer to our "wondering" whatever happened to him!
Yes, cemeteries are "for the living", but it gives me great satisfaction that graves are being cared for and respected. It is great that people are taking such interest now in preserving this heritage. When I stand at a grave of an older ancestor, I wonder what kind of life they led, the hardships they must have endured, the large families they must have raised and yet they somehow survived. When I finally find the obit, that is always interesting and helpful!
We have raised four children, they are thru college and married now and I have more time now to devote toward traveling and "searching for another old cemetery"!
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Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Hardin
Dear Joy
To tell you the truth, there is NO
West Seattle Cemetery.
But there is Forest Lawn Cemetery in
West Seattle.
Please move Lorene move to the Forest
Lawn Cemetery.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Sep 01, 2014 9:27 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Harden
Dear Joy
There being only one cemetery in West Seattle,
please move your relitive to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Aug 04, 2014 4:58 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Hardin
Dear Joy
Please move Lorene to Forest Lawn as it is
the only West Seattle cemetery.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Jun 30, 2014 9:34 AM
Winegar, Philip H. and Mary Love
Dear Joy, Thank you for uploading the pages on for my husband, Bob's GGGrandparents.
I am wondering..If you are not a relative of Philip H. Winegar, and his 2nd. wife, Mary Love Spears Winegar, would you consider transferring management of their Find A pages to us?
They are buried in Westgate, Fayette Co., Iowa. Philip H. Winegar's # is 53703352. Mary Love Winegar's # is 53703938.
Our FindAGrave # is 47301846.
We appreciate all the work you do to create pages on so that folks like us can find our ancestors. Bob and I have done some summertime photographing for requests, and found that most satisfying, too.
Thanks, Joy. Let me know? Ann and Bob Winegar
Added by ANN & BOB WINEGAR on Jun 28, 2013 5:42 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Harden
Dear Joy
Please move Lorene to the ONLY cemetery in
West Seattle, Forest Lawn.
Thank you,
Jean Coston
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Mar 18, 2013 4:37 PM
Mary Love Spears Winegar b&d
Joy..I found Mary Love Spears dob and dod in the WINEGAR book, by Margaret Harris Stover. I added the information to your FindAGrave site for Mary Winegar as a note. You may add it to your information about her, if you wish.
How are you related to her? My husband is a descendant of Philip Henry Winegar and Susan Starr, through their son, Amos Winegar, his son, Arlington George Winegar, his son, Harold Winegar, to my husband, Robert Arlington Winegar.
Added by ANN & BOB WINEGAR on Sep 14, 2011 3:25 PM
Melinda St
John and Helen Adams
You are so very welcome! I'm glad to help :-)

Added by Melinda St on Aug 10, 2010 9:05 PM
Gregory Park
RE: Baby Cummins
You are welcome! What a fun thing to Thank me for! I got the photo very early in the morning about 5 am.
Added by Gregory Park on Jul 27, 2010 9:23 PM
RE: Marjorie BERRY
I need a little more information to look for Linda on Ancestry. Was Prior her adopted name or a married name? What year was she born? Do you know what city she was living in? Was it actually LA City or a suburb? Not sure I'll find much on her, but I'll try when I get the additional info from you.
Added by macso on Jun 21, 2010 3:21 PM
T Burt
Nelsons in Barrett, MN
Glad to be able to help you. There are new listings at Peace! ~Terry
Added by T Burt on Jun 20, 2010 9:24 PM
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