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Pamela Parks Costa (#46842959)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I started taking pictures and adding data after my own mother died.
I was doing research on a neighborhood history project and accidently ran across a picture of that families' mausoleum on find a grave.
After looking at the site, I decided to add my family to the collection. When I took pictures of my families stones, I took others near them. Then I took pictures of good looking stones and monuments and odd ones or old ones.
Now, I try to honor any I find. I feel I am helping people find their history and honoring those who went before us.
I hope that if anyone finds their loved ones through me, that they will see it in that way.

Many Blessings,


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.

~ Author unknown

I found this lovely poem on the site of Dave Buckmaster - I loved it and "borrowed" it.

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RE: Asa carter Philips 47825244
No I am in Georgia. He is buried in Darwin cemetery in Franklin County Tennessee. I picture would be nice but if I understand you, you are in the Ackron, Ohio area. No need for you to travel that far unless making a trip for another reason. If you run across any of the records please pass them on. Thanks for the help.
Added by requiescat-in-pace on Feb 22, 2017 5:26 AM
Diana Hamby
RE: Kent family of alabama
My husbands mothers maiden name is Kent. Sorry took so long to respond. Actually just noticed I missed answering.
Added by Diana Hamby on Feb 21, 2017 9:33 PM
Diana Hamby
RE: Kent family of alabama
My husbands mothers maiden name is Kent. Sorry took so long to respond. Actually just noticed I missed answering.
Added by Diana Hamby on Feb 21, 2017 9:32 PM
Asa carter Philips 47825244
Hope you have been doing well. You transferred Asa Carter Philips to me sometime early last year. I have gotten back around to confirming all the information that I have collected on the Philips family, getting ready to write accurate bios for each and a complete genealogy prose record. You cited a inscription to his memorial on the bio. did you actually seen the headstone and do you have a pic. Also his birthday is listed as 22 Feb 1850 when you created the memorial. Was it recorded on the headstone. I cannot find any other record of this date. In fact the 1850 census enumerated in Nov 1850 states his age as 2 years, which means he was born probably sometime early 1848. I also have a marriage cert for 1865. Can you shed any other light on this information. Thanks for the help and all the work
Added by requiescat-in-pace on Feb 21, 2017 8:47 AM
RE: henry Purdy
I just checked the memorial - it's correct now - thank you.

The stone for Solomon Purdy and family was modern and chock full of errors - Phoebe looks like she is Solomon's wife, but turns out she was his daughter-in-law and her birth year was horrible incorrect. That is what happens unfortunately when descendants try to erect stone to whole families 100 years after the fact...

Zella :)
Added by Zella on Feb 12, 2017 1:07 PM
Kiley Mann
Doris M. Rowe obit;
Doris M. Rowe (nee Harvey), 87, passed away Sept. 2, 2003.

She was born Feb. 19, 1916. Doris was a lifelong Akron resident and a graduate of West High School. She was a preschool teacher at St. Paul's Nursery School from 1955 to 1975, a member of DBE (Daughters of the British Empire), St. Paul's Episcopal Church and its Alta Guild, and Georgetown AARP. Doris and her husband, John, gave many years of dedicated service to the St. Paul's Acolytes Guild. Doris' generosity and kindness will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Laura Harvey; devoted husband, John O. Rowe; and infant daughter, she is survived by her loving sister, Lorine Schild of Akron; niece, Janet Schild of Fredericktown, Ohio; nephew, Ron (Marcia) Schild of Naperville, Ill.; great-nephews, David Schild of Alexandria, Va., and Jeffrey Schild of Manhattan Beach, Calif. She will be greatly missed by cousins, Patsy Hissen, Percy (Maria) Grenfell, Martha Jane (Max) Hostetler and their families; sister-in-law, Ruth Rowe; and the Harvey Family of Cornwall, England.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of St. Paul's Episcopal Church (corner of West Market Street and Kenilworth Drive), with Dr. Richard L. McCandless officiating. Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery. Friends may call at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., TODAY, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour before services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Doris and John Rowe Acolyte Fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
Added by Kiley Mann on Feb 01, 2017 3:00 AM
RE: Zella
Hi Pam,

If you hit "process" that means they all went thru just fine. I saw a bunch of them come in thru my email the day you sent this note, so they are all updated.


Added by Zella on Dec 24, 2016 3:11 PM
Dick Greenlese
Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Years.
Added by Dick Greenlese on Dec 22, 2016 3:37 AM
Sonia ღNANCEღ Roberts
RE: Nance
Glad you found the Nance pictures and took the time to post.. Thanks
Added by Sonia ღNANCEღ... on Dec 21, 2016 8:23 AM
Memorial # 69648493

On the above memorial, you have Lea "Moors" Barlas.

Lea was my grand-aunt, sister to Daniel Deltour and Isabelle Deltour -- she was the daughter of Pauline Moors and Joseph Deltour. Joseph Moors was her uncle, he was married to Augusta Baus -- their children were Hubert/Herbert and "Nellie" (cousins to me, 1x removed).

Lea did marry Frank Barlas.
Added by Debra on Dec 02, 2016 10:22 PM
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