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Old Bones (#47251769)
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Bio Photo Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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If anyone has an addition or correction to anything I have posted please contact me and I will quickly correct it. I am more than happy to turn over ownership to anyone who requests it. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE THAT I HAVE ENTERED A NAME TWICE, PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT. It is easy to make a duplicate without realizing it.

Also -- another FindAGrave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:

Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Rob Steward
Thank you very much for the transfer of John Hochrein.
Added by Rob Steward on May 25, 2015 6:03 PM
Howell Gotts
Thank YOU!!!
Added by Howell Gotts on May 15, 2015 6:47 AM
Pat Harney
RE: News articles/obits
Happy to be able to do it. I'm working on a project for vital info from the Observer and realized these obits should be at find-a-grave. I've caught up with them on what I have done thus far, but you might not get any for awhile now. But I'll plan to continue once I get some more of the vital info typed up.

I know you've made a lot of contributions to find a grave and I appreciate that as well.

Added by Pat Harney on May 07, 2015 5:29 PM
Alice Deter-Porter
Ruby and Charles Markley Gilead Cem.
I tried adding this info but was unable to:
Ruby and Charles Markley children:

They Have a son Raymond J Markley, attached is his number. 26828791

Daughter Thursa M Markley Bercaw, attached is her number 53143442

son arland markley attached 73387011
daughter zertha markley crites 139987009

Thank you for all you do!
Added by Alice Deter-Porter on Apr 28, 2015 6:47 PM
G.B. Nichols
Thank you! :)
Added by G.B. Nichols on Apr 28, 2015 2:47 PM
Jane from MI
Hannah Freeman
Thank you again. Her gravesite is only ancestor's gravesite in Michigan that I haven't seen. I live on the west side of Michigan. One of these days I plan to make the trip. Having the pictures will certainly help with location. Jane from MI
Added by Jane from MI on Apr 26, 2015 8:11 AM
Jane from MI
Hannah Dow Freeman
Thank you for taking and posting the photos of the tombstone of Hannah Dow Freeman 52632606. May I use them on my Ancestry Tree and to send in with a DAR application for Hannah's husband Truman's father who served in the Revolutionary War. Do you have a map of the cemetery so I go there sometime I can find her tombstone? Jane from MI
Added by Jane from MI on Apr 25, 2015 10:39 PM
Railroad Jack is now updated thanks to your transfer!
"Railroad Jack," #83122737, you kindly transferred over to me for updating and now his story is shared. Please go back and revisit his page to discover why he held that nickname. Thank you kindly for the transfer. Kateri
Added by Kateri on Apr 25, 2015 7:58 AM
Rob Steward
Thank you very much for the transfer of Emerson Lesser from Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Added by Rob Steward on Apr 14, 2015 8:21 PM
Patricia Z
RE: Miller's, Solar's, and Van Dam's
You're welcome!
Added by Patricia Z on Apr 09, 2015 10:19 AM
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