|Gail Slater (#47462104)|
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I have lived in Butler, Pennsylvania all of my life and have been on a journey discovering my family history for over 35 years. I have created many memorials for my own ancestors (Slater, Reith, Stepp, Schehl, Brown, Riding, Hartzell and many more), as my discoveries are made.|
I believe that every life deserves to be remembered and I add memorials for others because of this.
I HAVE NO PROBLEM TRANSFERING MEMORIALS TO THE FAMILIES IN WHICH THEY BELONG! PLEASE ASK!
Your tombstone stands among the rest neglected and alone, the name and 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 exist, you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood and 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
COINS LEFT ON TOMBSTONES
While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.
These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.
A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.
A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.
According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.
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|Joe||Photo request for Amos Hartzell in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery|
I am sorry to advise you that there is no marker in Lot 154 of Section 5 in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery for Amos Hartzell. However, I will use a photo that shows the empty space in Lot 154 to fulfill your photo request. There will be a descriptive caption with the photo (need to click on the photo to see the caption). If you are not satisfied with the photo, please let me know and I will remove it.
Added by Joe on Aug 31, 2016 5:49 PM
|SUSAN J HANNAH||George Albert Hartzell|
I thought his stone read the 13th year, but when I enlarged it I see it was the 19th year of his age, THANKS for all your hard work on the Hartzell lines, Sue
|SUSAN J HANNAH||#106968248|
George Albert Hartzell died in his 13th year Mar 20 1878, wouldn't that make his date of birth 1865?
|SUSAN J HANNAH||#89314407|
Barbara K Hohmann (1809-1873) is spouse of #89303648 Michael Knauff (1815-1893, she is not spouse of # 67228258 -a different Michael Knauff buried at St Pauls in Zelie, (1844-1894)
|Harriet Sterling||Janet Allan mem. #99322077|
Thanks for taking pics of my gggrandfather and gggrandmother. But, I think on Janet Allan's memorial info, the Nicol Allan that you list as spouse is actually her son.
On the headstone pictured is her husband, Nicol Allan (1800-1858). Both natives of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Both are Nicols and it's hard to keep them straight.
Thanks, Harriet Allan Dorsey Sterling
|Richard Van Sickle||Elmer E. Brown|
Hi, I have made some upgrades a month ago and was wondering if you saw this.
Richard Van Sickle
|Nicholas Vetrovec||RE: Charles Edward Wright Memorial# 59996512|
It may be probible His father was actually Henry E(A)rnst Rieth as it is common many people go by their middle names or slightly change the spelling. I was stating the information that may be wrong on the memorial was the birth date as the Date on his death certificate is quite different.
|Nicholas Vetrovec||Charles Edward Wright Memorial# 59996512|
Wondering about the obituary you have for him? I have a death certificate giving a different birth date and fathers name.
Hi Gail, I knew a Violet Falls and her daughter Gail when growing up near Lewisburg WV. Since you say you have lived all your life in PA you must not be the person I knew. Any connection with Lewisburg? Bruce, hawk41.
Added by hawk41 on Feb 16, 2016 3:43 PM
|DCA||Find A Grave Memorial# 99324110|
I would like permission to use your photo of the grave marker of Mary Humphrey Crofts in my private Ancestry Family tree. She is not directly connected to me - my Aunt Mary Erdlen married Waine Davison, who is a descendent of the Crofts and Nesbits. I would credit you as the photographer, of course.
D Christine Adams #47641500
Added by DCA on Feb 15, 2016 7:17 PM
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