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Laurie Stewart Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 44 years, since 1972 *
* (8th generation Western New York'er) *

****[My Husband,Paul Tokarsky died August 3, 2015. I am behind with Find A Grave photos & information. I will be back to Find A Grave after the New Year. Please send emails or corrections for approval.] ****

"Every cemetery gives a history of people that once lived, loved & worked hard to scrape up a living for their Families. It's important to take Photos of All Gravestones while they are Still Readable, Writings Wash Out or Vandalism Destroys them". Laurie S Tokarsky

" Consider, Friend, as you pass by: As You are now, so once was I. As I am now, You shall be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me ". A Scottish Gravestone epitaph.

The Rose Upon The Wall
" A Rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...

One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
The Rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side.

Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted- the Rose blooms there -
it's beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God's own loving care " a shorter version
of A L Frink's Rose Beyond the Wall

" Dear Ancestor,
Your gravestone stands among the rest;
Neglected & alone
The name & date are chiseled out
On polished, marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I existed
You died & I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our Blood contracts & 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 & loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you ".

Written by: Walter Butler Palmer(1868-1932)
Published in " Heart Throbs & Hoof Beats"
San Jose, CA, Hills-Murgotten Co, 1922

* My OLD New England Lines:
Spring, Tarbell, Wilder, Walker, Proctor, Powers, Upham, Nourse, Persons, Whitcomb,Cowels/Cowls, Frost,Root, Spaulding/Spalding, Chase & Bloomer & Darrow, Stowell, Frost, Sewall, Converse, Keep, Hildreth, Blaisdell, Prescott, White, McClure, Bartlett & Bolles & Lines & Griswold, Wolcott, Colton, Leonard, Tilden more....

* My Scottish and /or Canadian Lines:
Stewart, Gordon, Millar/Miller, Hogg/Hog/Hogue, Kydd/Kyd/Kyde, Lumsden, Marshall, Trail, Boyles, Clarke, Reid/Read, Ogilvy, Corsar/Corsair, Coulter, Powers, McKee, Kerr, Graham, Merritt, McLean, McAdam, Cummings, Jackson, Foye, Byrd, Keeler
& more .....

* My Welsh Lines:
Evans,James, Davies & Rees/Reese, & more ....

* My Eastern European Lines:
Tokarsky, Hoch, Korba, Milyan, Marco/Marko & Patlovich, Zulick, Barna, & more.....

* My German Lines:
Eller, Kibler, Ruhl, Reichart, Sweger, Becker & more....

Most families came from USA states of MA,ME,CT,VT,NH,RI,PA,OH & New York Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Chautauqua, Otsego, Westchester, Erie & Washington

Canadian families are scattered from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewa, & British Columbia.

Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) & some United Empire Loyalists(UEL) & Mayflower Families & many others.

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Hi Laurie,
I'm not sure how vested you are in the Patterson family so I wanted to give you this information for your records as well as to be able to correct their memorials.

Nathaniel died 23 Jan 1874, his first (m approx 1829) wife Jane Vanderburg or Van den Burg died in 1860. His second wife was Betsey (m approx 1860) maiden name and precise death date undetermined.

They are all buried in Mount Prospect Cemetery according to pictures of their headstones. Those memorials were created prior to the ones you added.

The original memorials are 39014638 39014663 39014653

Also, it appears that contributor has a duplicate for one child created after yours but do have the correct cemetery. Perhaps you can work with them for a merge. Mary Jane Patterson Slocum memorial numbers 101363100 and 95752681 plus her husbands two duplicate memorials.

Let me know if you need anything, I do have census records to show Nathaniels death and new wife plus Betsey's last will listing her step children.


Added by MJ_MW on Jan 11, 2017 9:43 AM
Roger Root
Please remove 109082044
Laurie, please delete Find A Grave # 109082044. Oliver and Zulima are buried at the Root Family Cemetery, which is located on the old Root farm south of Franklinville, New York. The correct Find A Grave was created in 2010.

If anyone is interested in the Root line going back to the surname 'Routtes', in France, I have just created the tree named Ancestors of Raymond Root. Ron Root also has an Ancestry tree named Root-Steele Heritage Extended - see his Gallery.

Roger Root
Added by Roger Root on Dec 29, 2016 7:56 AM
Howard A. Griswald
I think your memorial is probably a duplicate of #13739592 in West Carthage. I had sent a couple of edits which could be ignored. They do seem to be the same person and the memorial above has pictures and also his wife.
Added by salemsilver on Dec 15, 2016 4:48 PM
George Hoch # 93386014
George's memorial mentions a number of children but does not mention Patricia Ann Hoch which George's wife Jeanne's obit mentions. Do you know if there was a Patricia Ann Hoch as a child of George and Jeanne? Patricia has deceased according to Jeanne's obit.
Added by Vern713 on Dec 06, 2016 9:20 PM
Barbara Hanno
Martin family
Hi Laurie, I am doing research on the Martins in Mt Holly VT for a friend. I see you have Jefferson (128223123) and Rhoda Martin (128223039) in the Martin-Wilder cemetery which I have heard has no standing stones. Your post has specific birth and death dates and lists year, months, days of age as if read from a gravestone or a paper transcription. Would you be able to tell me where this information came from? We would really appreciate it as we gather the documentation on this family. Thanks! Barbara Hanno
Added by Barbara Hanno on Oct 21, 2016 5:55 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 114742174
Laurie, I have sent you a private email. Thank you for your work on this.

Suzette Fleming Frederick
Added by rsfred on Oct 08, 2016 6:54 PM
Laurie, I'm sending you an email on your personal link. Hope to hear from you.

Thank you, Suzette Fleming Frederick
Added by rsfred on Oct 08, 2016 8:19 AM
Marylin Richardson
RE: Robert Bloomer
Hello Laurie, John and Rhoda Darrow Bloomer's son, Robert, is my great grandfather. Benjamin and John each had a son named Robert. Marylin
Added by Marylin Richardson on Oct 07, 2016 6:44 AM
RE: Dobbs/Dodds
Hi Laurie--

Thanks so much for checking about Dobbs vs Dodds for me. It appears no one has ever done this part of the family tree before, so I'm just kind of fitting the pieces together as I go along and it's nice this worked out!

I doubt I'll ever find the exact birth and death dates, but maybe when I finish researching I can send you a little bio with his approximate dates to put on his memorial page. He had 6 sons, born between 1800 and 1810, but the only one I've been able to trace so far is the one who was my own ancestor-relative. You would think with that many sons I could pick up more of a trail. The only reason I matched up the one who is my ancestor is because he got married for a second time when he was 78 years old and had the names of his parents on his marriage license!

Thanks again,

Added by Ginny on Sep 27, 2016 7:41 PM
Chris Hobson
RE: Charles Baker
I did find the Sister but the guy wouldn't put the adopted parents if I knew the birth Father.. I pointed to the 1930 or 1940 census where the Aunt is living with the niece's family but he only wanted the birth Father.. I may end up zipping through White Cemetery later this Fall or Winter once I have Cuba done.. As I keep running into more families and connections...
Added by Chris Hobson on Sep 21, 2016 5:03 PM
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