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Jessie Clarkson (#46988141)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo All postings by me, are made to honor that person, and are done so with dignity and respect.

"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"

-Arkansas Parent-Teacher

Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

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Messages left for Jessie Clarkson (17)[Leave Message]
RE: Emitt G. Clemons
You are very welcome.
Added by Diane on Mar 08, 2014 2:45 AM
changes made
Greetings! I've added the info you sent for Amanda Dove and Thomas James Brown. You are most welcome - thanks for the updates! -leslie
Added by sewingsailor on Feb 08, 2014 5:08 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
RE: Dobbins Family
Jessie, just read your message, do not have his death certificate, but have a lot of information, have his wife's death certificate. I have to go out today, my oldest brother is in a nursing home and I have to go be with him today. If you send me your email, I will send you all I have on Millard Dobbins family. My email address is I have a lot on his of info on his children. May have some old photos, got a lot of my grandmother's old photos but we don't know who they all are, no names on the photos. They are the old postcard photos. Will be happy to share with you. Ruby Reed Wilson
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Jan 23, 2014 8:55 AM
Martha Jane Miller -Fink 58730596

Hoping you might be able to help me My Great Grandfather was Samuel Russell Fink b1882 in Hardy Co VA d1969 buried @Fairview Church of the Brethern Cemetery in Rockingham VA. He was married 3 times -on his marriage certificate with 2nd wife Ida Feathers - it list his parents as Joseph & Jane Fink. BUT the dates don't match up. Yet every avenue I go down brings me back to this Joseph and Jane Fink. Do you have a Samuel Russell Fink in your family Tree?
Added by OhioSearcher on Nov 03, 2013 12:59 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
Dobbins Family
Jessie, thank you so much for adding the Dobbins family to Find A Grave. My Great Grandmother was Delilah Catherine Dobbins, sister of Millard, my grandmother was Roena Sue Wade, daughter of Delilah and Jacob Wade. I have been doing my family tree and starting to find more and more on the Dobbins, was busy with the Reeds and Wades just started looking for more of the Dobbins.

Thanks again, great job.
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Nov 01, 2013 6:57 PM
Courtney B
Clarksons in Lakeside
Hi Jessie, I have transferred the memorials of Josephe, Maude, Loura, Janie & Orville to you :)
Added by Courtney B on Sep 21, 2013 11:36 PM
An Old Soul
mary j polly kinley stringer
Polly was my 3rd great grandmother on my dad's side of the family.
Added by An Old Soul on Sep 21, 2013 2:19 PM
Vicki Fink Rose
Miller D. Fink

Please add Dad's middle name of "David" to his bio. Also, his DOB is April 2, 1919.

Vicki Fink Rose
Added by Vicki Fink Rose on Sep 09, 2013 7:23 PM
Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson
Wyatt Esaw Reed
Hi Jessie,
I noticed you left a flower on Wyatt's grave, are you related to Wyatt or the Reed Family, just curious.
Ruby Reed Wilson
Added by Jim & Ruby Reed Wilson on Jul 09, 2012 8:38 AM
Jim B.
Lazaurus Joseph
The Hebrew Museum in Richmond has all the records for all Jewish cemeteries in Central Virginia. They have Lazaurus Joseph, listed as Joseph Lazaurus in Lot #83, Sec HC. The large burial slab that I posted has no visible inscription on it. Hope this helps.

Jim Bruce
Added by Jim B. on Jun 11, 2012 3:56 PM
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