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Welcome to my profile.|
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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Dear Chloe: I walked for about 1.5 hours today, up and down the tiers and rows and couldn't find your Donnelley couple. But, I am planning on contacting the Saint Mary's cemetery fellow for help in finding them. Since their graves are over a hundred years old and under large trees, I think the redwood duff could have covered them. I will know more once I make contact with the cemetery fellow. Will keep you posted and I am planning to return to Ferndale for photos once they are found. I never give up! ~ Bridey
|Margaret C Cowles||Mountain View Cemetery - LA county, CA|
Your memorial #126585661 is a duplicate of memorial #80816576. And you can tell your's was the newer by the numbers.
You spelt John Gehman Cassel's name with 2 T's and that's why you didn't find the original one. If you look at the photo, you'll seen there was only one L. It's easy to get mixed up when entering a new memorial. The Cassel and Cassell families are mostly one in the same. It's just some wanted the "old way" with 2 L's, and some wanted to change it a bit.
I run into this a lot while doing my tree. The Cassell families can't get agree between father & child and/or between husband and ex-wife and children!! LOL
Another good one like that is Booher and Booker. It confused one lady and we had duplicates, there also! LOL
|BrideyLight||Patrick and Catherine Donnelley, Ferndale Cemetery, California|
Dear Chloe: Just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten about your grave marker photographs for Patrick and Catherine, and I have their locations recorded on my cemetery map. Every time I schedule a trip to Ferndale, it rains! We were recently pounded by severe weather conditions, and this week is predicted to have yet more rain. I have quite a few grave marker photographs to take at Saint Mary's Cemetery and Ferndale Cemetery (neighboring cemeteries in Ferndale), so I will definitely be going there soon. I just can't say for certain when due to the weather. Kind regards, Bridey Light, Anthropologist, Humboldt County, California
|Gary and Carrie Lewis||Transfer|
Thank you for the Mary Lewis transfer and for creating her Memorial, Gary
|C. Bryan||RE: James Tate Transfer Request Cancellation|
That's what I keep telling everyone - - how great I am! With your help, the world will know. Seriously - - Thank you. I like to try, and this nutty hobby gets me out of the house. I confused the Tates, but the realization made a good ending to what will be an 'extra' in my collection and meeting you via this unique avenue.
Joe Tomasic, BTW, was my ex's grandfather - his ashes sadly 'lost' through neglect. If you read down about two messages on my page there is one from someone who found a friend just because I posted the memorial as an extra. I'm sure that has happened in your own work. I always like it when it does.
Nice to meet you - - my best for the coming Season. cb
Added by C. Bryan on Nov 30, 2014 10:13 AM
|Ellen Sorenson||Theis memorials|
I have transferred the rest of my nonfamily Theis memorials to you. I would feel terrible if I transferred them all to Kathy when you might be more closely related. This way, I transferred half to Kathy and half to you. If there are any Theis' I transferred to you that you don't want to manage, please feel free to transfer them to Kathy Strickland.
|Ellen Sorenson||RE: Elizabeth Theis|
Kathy Strickland is requesting a lot of Theis' and I think you might be more closely related. I have more Theis memorials yet, and if I don't have them marked "family", I would be happy to transfer to you. Otherwise they will probably go to Kathy.
|GOOFFSON||RE: Alexander Henderson, Memorial# 35067527|
i removed my photo of the head stone.
i have a photo of every headstone at mt view that i am working on adding to find a grave i will let you know if i come across a memorial that does not have a head stone and i can send it to you if there is no room
Added by GOOFFSON on Nov 27, 2014 2:41 PM
|Diane Miller||Ruth Perdew|
Have located a Ruth Pittman in:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
Plot: Section L, Map 01, Lot 367, Space 4
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
Created by: Betty Allaire
Record added: Jan 18, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123704679
From Cyrus's voting records he moved from San Bernardino to the LA area and died in Santa Monica in 1904. Can you cal the cemetery and see who owned the plot or when it was used? Headstone? etc.
Thank You so much for all the info on Find A Grave Memorial# 103083315. He is a second cousin to me. Are you related to the Ashworths? I am looking for the burial place of Donald's parents, Omar and Mabel. Do you know where they are buried? In fact I would love to find the burial places of Omar's siblings also. I know his brother in law Harry Strauss is buried in the San Francisco National Cemetery, but wondered whether Myrtle would also be. Do you know if they also bury the wives next to the soldiers? Thanks Chloe for all that you do on Find a Grave. Carol Bruhn Jacobs
Added by CarolJJ on Nov 14, 2014 10:57 AM
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