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Not Forgotten (#47093036)
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Bio Photo I consider my "roots" from East Tennessee and Bell County, KY. Many of my direct line moved to Monroe, MI as early as 1923 and that is where our line also starts to include the State of Michigan. As the internet/web became available, it became a boom for genealogists. I took it upon myself to do as much as possible to preserve our families past, that they will be remembered. Miller/Cox/Brogan/Parks.
I started in the 90s to visit with those in our line and to gather as many of our old family photos and stories as possible ; before those who could share them were gone. So much is lost forever without these personal accounts and photos. I chose Find-a-grave first because it was free to all, which made it most accessible.

Please post any photos, obituaries, biographical sketches, first hand accounts, or stories. I would love to add them.

It makes me a little sad to realize that most of my immediate line will have little ties with the areas of my childhood of TN and Monroe, MI, but those ties are preserved here. My favorite places are Cosby and Gatlinburg.

A life lost young is tragic. I also love this quote from a man of Ninety-one "the hardest part of living to an old age is that most of your friends and relatives are not there to share it with you."

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For those 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 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 that 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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Donald Mergener 79973069
While Donald Mergener is not my blood relative was married to my Aunt Brenda Mergener who just passed away today. I have added a memorial for her and have linked her to the love of her life. I don't know if transfer your memorials, if do I would appreciate it if you transfer Donald to me. If any member of his family should request it I would surely pass it on to them. Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave. Either way I will find a photo of him to add to the memorial.
Added by Cathy Stevens (Stapleton) on Feb 17, 2017 3:34 PM
RE: William Needham's wife, Delilah
I had considered that possibility! Thanks for asking around!

Lynne Hill
Added by Lynne on Dec 05, 2016 2:46 PM
William Needham's wife, Delilah
Hi. I am helping a DAR member with her lineage to patriot John Needham. I'd like to find the date of death and either the place of death or place of burial for William's wife, Delilah Mayes Needham. I know that she was living in Union Co in 1900 but unable to find her grave. Any help most appreciated. Thank you for all of your Find A Grave work--you have helped many people!
Added by Lynne on Dec 03, 2016 9:28 AM
Cooper Lineage
I'm not quite sure how to communicate, here, but this man is my great grandfather. If you have any interest in trading notes, reach me at lovethatduck ##AT## yahoo #DOT# com.
Added by CheckingThisOut on Nov 11, 2016 2:57 PM
Terri (Haupt) Huizenga
James Wildey
Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial. I have also sponsored it to add more pictures. Terri
Added by Terri (Haupt) Huizenga on Jul 17, 2016 3:48 PM
Reba Dodd
Nora Miller Roberts.
I am the granddaughter of Nora Miller and George Roberts. My mother was May Belle Roberts. I would love to hear from other family members. Shirley Jean Allen Smith.
Added by Reba Dodd on Jul 01, 2016 1:30 PM
Carole Rainey
Louise E. Miller
I am the granddaughter of Louise E. Miller buried at the Piedmont Cemetery, Jefferson County, TN (1896 - 1938). I am trying to find living relatives of my grandmother. My father George William Mays died in 2005.
Added by Carole Rainey on Jun 08, 2016 11:38 AM
wanda nevills
Good morning,
Thank you for your reply. I will also go with that spelling in my family genealogy.When I get to the archive's again I will double check that to make sure for both of us and will let you know what I find out. Thank You so much wanda
Added by wanda nevills on Mar 20, 2016 3:40 AM
wanda nevills
Frances Rinkenberg
On Frances Rinkenberg #47306594 the family has it spelled ringenberg and the same on her death cert.I hoping you would know what spelling is right because on the death cert.. they have the mothers maiden name spelled wrong to it should be Bywater. Hope you can help thanks wanda
Added by wanda nevills on Mar 19, 2016 2:58 PM
Deb Miller
Josephine Stark Holtrop 80333446

Could you add the following information or
transfer to Deb Miller #47158973

father 44378122 Henry Stark
mother 44378448 Tryphena Elizabeth Glass Stark
Added by Deb Miller on Jan 25, 2016 8:26 PM
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