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Everyone who knows me knows that I love getting to know my ancestors and have spent the better part of the last thirty years devoted to it. I enjoy walking through cemeteries and looking at memorial stones. I find it relaxing and peaceful and have met some of the nicest people through Find A Grave!
It makes me happy to help someone add a page to their history and keep the person's memory alive. I also feel that it may give a family a type of closure to know where a loved one is located.
My pictures are not copyrighted. You may certainly use my monument photos for your PERSONAL PRIVATE family trees. I am finding my pictures on Ancestry without source, and not linked, which is illegal. IF YOU CANNOT PROPERLY SOURCE OTHER'S MATERIAL, DO NOT USE IT!!
Please use the new Edit System when possible for making any name or date changes to a memorial. You add the changes yourself and I will approve them or contact you for further clarification.
I am happy to add or correct information for you on memorials. I am somewhat liberal with transfers of anyone not related to me, but please state your specific relationship.
Please also feel free to contact me via email or post a message regarding any additional related family members. Perhaps we are cousins!
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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|Montcowboy||RE: Your Story of Izora|
Thanks so much Chloe. As far as really knowing my great grandmother, I didn't as I was just a little child and other members did the cooking however the story about the breeze really stayed with me.
|Montcowboy||RE: Izora's Story|
Sure you can add it. It will make for interesting reading for generations yet unborn, hahahaha. As far as Gran being a religious woman I would have to say that she was deeply religious. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for everything that you have done for me and other family members.
|Montcowboy||RE: Sam N. Lewis|
I never met my great grandfather Sam Noland Lewis as he passed away before I was born however I have lots of great memories of my great grandmother Izora Cloud Lewis. One in particular I would be happy to share with anybody and that started one day when I was visiting Izora which we called "gran" and I was complaining how hot it was that day so she said come here and sit next to me on my lawn rocker so I did and then she stated "if you are hot pray to God for a breeze and he will send one" so I did and sure enough I got a small breeze and then I told her it was a small one so she said "keep praying and God might send a bigger breeze" so I did and sure enough a wind came up and cooled me off. I never forgot that.
|Montcowboy||Captain Van Fleet|
Wow I see that my cousin Yvonne is mentioned under the famous people section as Captain Van Fleet's spouse.
|Montcowboy||RE: Samuel Nolan Lewis|
Wow!! Thanks so much for the Memorial Chloe. By the way, Samuel's middle name is spelled Noland with a "d". I can see why that mistake is made though. Same with their son Sam. His middle name is "Noland" too. As far as being an unmarked grave I don't think so as it is listed on his family group record as being Good Exchange Cemetery. Of course this record I am looking at was compiled back in the 1960's so by now it could be unmarked by those idiotic vandals that get their jollies by making other lives miserable.
|Montcowboy||RE: Izora, Earl and Lola|
|Montcowboy||RE: Sam N. Lewis|
I am looking at the family group record for Sam Noland Lewis and "yes" it appears she divorced him however she decided that "widow" was more appropriate, hahahaha.
I show the birth and death dates for Sam to be 8/22/1871 and the death date as 6/6/1945. Izora Cloud married Sam N. Lewis on 10/21/1891. This shows that he was buried at Good Exchange cemetery, Mcleed? Texas. I do have a photo of him. I believe he was a log hauler back in Louisiana.This paper shows that his 2nd wife was Everlee Bailey? The paper is a little difficult to read but I believe that is right on the names.
|Kathy||RE: Cora Darling|
Is Cora related to you? She and her parents are not related to me, as far as I know (I have Baileys in my family, but I haven't connected here). If she is, and you'd like to manage her memorial - and those of her parents - I would be glad to transfer them to you. I posted these memorials hoping that family would find them.
Added by Kathy on Mar 21, 2015 6:40 PM
|Joyce Earle||RE: Francis J. Willimann|
Chloe, I have transferred Francis W. over to you. I look forward to reading his bio.
Hey! There's an echo in here! heh
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