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Valerie Smith (#47908370)
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Bio Photo I'm 63, and my mother's co-caregiver. After growing up in the Chicago suburbs, I took an early retirement from the University of Illinois at Chicago to move to Old Saybrook, CT on the CT shoreline to care for my mom in her later years after my dad's passing in 2007. I'm active in the Baha'i Community, and a singer with Baha'i Choirs. I've also gotten hooked on genealogy following our family reunion in London in 2008.

Here is a wonderful quotation from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, concerning death:

"O Son of the Supreme!
I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?"
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David Neller
RE: Sarah Sellwood
Hi again Valerie.
If you check out my Find A Grave Profile page you will see that I live at Teddington in West London - near to the towns of Richmond and Kingston and Heathrow
Airport. Catford is in South-East London.

Added by David Neller on Jul 23, 2016 2:20 PM
David Neller
Sarah Sellwood
Hello Valerie
Many thanks for your edits which I have accepted.
I located the three Sellwood graves in 2003 - long before I started with Find A Grave, and for some reason had not linked them. Sarah, the mother, is buried an an area of common graves with no marker but James and Sarah Eliza do have a headstone which I shall try to take a photo of next time I visit the cemetery.

If you are related to this Sellwood family you can find all the information I now have for them listed on my 'Teddington Families' tree on

Regards and thanks,
London, England
Added by David Neller on Jul 22, 2016 3:42 AM
Susan M S
William Wickham - 1956
Hello Valerie
You put in a correction for William but I don't understand it. You have put his spouse as himself?? Do you have his spouse as a grave elsewhere?
Please let me know as this does not seem right.
Added by Susan M S on Jul 14, 2016 3:12 PM
Mary Martin Mt. Olive
Unfortunately, there is no headstone for Mary Martin who died in 1844. I copied the cemetery about 30 years ago and did not have it listed. Karen Romick
Added by Karen on Jun 13, 2016 2:31 PM
Donald Schmidt
RE: Keck headstone
It is done!!!!!!!
Take care
Added by Donald Schmidt on May 25, 2016 8:16 PM
RE: Henry / Harriet Albro monument
I have added the picture. Sue
Added by Sue on May 20, 2016 7:32 AM
Peter Covert
Even mother's tombstone says Van Arsdale,not Van Arsdalen.
Added by Kat on May 02, 2016 7:40 AM
Barry Cameron
RE: Ervin Edward Wilcox
Added for you.
Added by Barry Cameron on May 01, 2016 7:17 AM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
Peter Vosburgh
Thanks for the edit. Are you a Vosburgh descendant also? Noyen is an interesting cemetery.
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Apr 28, 2016 8:52 AM
Frederick Porter
RE: Michener Family in NY
Thanks for the reply,

I connected a bunch of these folks a few months back myself, but missed the infant burial.

Enjoy your evening!

Added by Frederick Porter on Apr 09, 2016 2:11 PM
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