Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Sylvia Sine Whittaker (#47119342)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 9 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo The Recording of A Cemetery
By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely windswept hill:
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreaks of the ages.

Today we saw where the 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 we hope 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.

Note: With the confusion about pictures:::::: Permission is granted for any tombstone picture that I have taken and post to be use on personal web pages, no copyright laws apply to pictures I have taken. The reason we do this is to share. Sylvia Whittaker

My husbands grandmother, sister and mother, saved obituaries all their lives, pasted them in old sears books, they were saved from being tossed out and given to me. I paid my son 1 penny to paste them onto index cards. There are no newspaper names or dates. I've been sharing the information from them as I find that persons burial place. History saved for all, thanks to Rosella, Glover Criss Mildred Criss and Wilma Criss Whittaker

I was given hundreds of old obituaries last year and a few years ago a lady in Wetzel county gave me her book of hundreds old obituaries dating back to 1940's I hope to find a way to put them online, since I don't have enough time in my busy life to type them all.

I recently realized that I can't add the obituary copies as a photo,thus I'm going over all my past post and removing all information and donating the old/papers articles to genealogy societies or libraries if they will take them. So it looks like 100s of the years of history saved will have to be found for some another way. I'll try to type them and add or send to be added to obituaries but the process will take much time which I don't have at the moment.
Leave Public Message
 Website: Private home page ancestr...
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3,342 Memorials Added
 • 4,969 Memorials Managed
 • 8 Memorials/Week
 • 3,921 Photos
 • 17 Photo Requests
 • 41 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 142 Virtual Flowers
 • 17 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Bill Coon, CAC, D. G. Keener, Dave K, Gerald "Jerry" ..., GLENDA EISENHOU..., Human, James Claycomb, Joe Mckenzie, Joyce Webster, Judy Mayfield, judykay, KAL, Kelley Bean, lee fulton, Memory, Nathan Plum(b)
Messages left for Sylvia Sine Whi... (185)[Leave Message]
RE: Amos Cemetery
Thanks for the info on the Amos cemetery. I did get some rough pics, will try for better ones when I get up there and have time to cut thru the brambles that are surrounding the stones, So sad, but it is nice to know that a memorial page has been set up for the departed. Thanks again for all your help. judykay
Added by judykay on Oct 13, 2017 5:37 PM
Diane Flanagan
Shaw Cem
Hi, Was wondering if you would know if the Shaw cemetery in Albright would be the same as the Shaw Roe Cemetery? Also would this be near Doe Hill?
Any help is appreciated. Looking to put Sarah Hedrick Reel in the right cem.
Added by Diane Flanagan on Sep 10, 2017 5:34 PM
sharon tracy
Della Moats
I did not know this was here so I made her one but I will take mine down here is the memorial link for her father Charles Frederick # 75830906 and her mother Caroline 183026389 maybe you can link them and Thank YOu!
Added by sharon tracy on Sep 04, 2017 9:03 PM
Sarah Margaret Tennant Haught
Sylvia: would you happen to have access to the obituary for Sarah Margaret Tennant Haught. I am looking for info on her. Please let me know if you can find it.

thanks, Anna
Added by Anna on Aug 31, 2017 7:26 AM
Christie & Bill
Remembrance S. Moore
Hi Silva:

My name is Christie, I am a genealogist for the Lilley's, Logsdon, Doyles, Halls, and Moore's. Its kinda funny I married a Moore and come to find out my 3rd great grandparents were Moore's. My question to you are you related to Rememberance S. Moore (#104672372) and his wife Amanda (#39026831)?
I would love it if you would be very kind and transfer his memorial too me!! I have a request pending for Amanda's memorial.
Added by Christie & Bill on Aug 16, 2017 3:08 PM
RE: Researching my family history
Hi Sylvia

Thanks for the information and help. I had some surgery on Friday the 14th, so this is my chance to respond. I believe this is the Aunt that I used to call Aunt Ruth, I had lost track of and the rest of the family many years ago after my Father died back in 1972. I had no idea she was still alive until last year. I had recently (last few months started trying to piece together my family history. Fineagrave was the first place I started looking, then I gotten a lot of information, big thanks to Vince Powers who has helped me a lot. I just recently joined the SCV thanks to this info. I need to add some information about the family on both sites, have had very little free time since I still work 6+ days a week. If you run across any of my ancestors pictures of them in their civil war uniforms, I would love to see them. Again, thank you so much for your help.


Jerry L Monroe
Added by JERRY MONROE on Jul 18, 2017 2:15 PM
Del Groves
RE: Jack Hawkins #180535661
Yes, I had found him. His 2nd wife (my mom's sister), Pearl Elizabeth 'Beth' Boylen d. 03Jul2017. Thanks.
Added by Del Groves on Jul 15, 2017 12:28 PM
Del Groves
James Burl Hawkins #53905674
My aunt remarried to Jack Hawkins b. 26Mar or Apr 1933 and d. 13Apr2017 in Akron, Summit Co, OH. I don't know anything about Jack's lineage - I do know that he was previously married and had a son that died around Akron after falling from a balcony. I looked on and find a 1940 census that looks to be your James Burl with a son Jack so this may be his family. Can you shed any light on this?

Del Groves

1940 Paw Paw Magisterial District, Marion, West Virginia, United States

Burl Hawkins Head M 33 West Virginia
Hazel Hawkins Wife F 32 West Virginia
Oneda Hawkins Dau F 11 West Virginia
Donna Mae Hawkins Dau F 9 West Virginia
Jack Hawkins Son M 7 West Virginia
Rose Ellen Hawkins Dau F 5 West Virginia
Added by Del Groves on Apr 16, 2017 10:47 AM
Researching my family history
I am interested in learning more about my family history, and who they were, also to see if any members of my family fought in the civil war. My grand parents were Gerorge W. Monroe, and Elsie nola Martin, who later married a gentleman by the name of William Fox. My father was Adam Ambrose Monroe, he had several brothers and sisters in the fairmont area. My name is ?Jerry Monroe, I was born in Fairmont West Virginia.My father died at an early age, like his father before him, I have lost of ties with related family that might still be alive. I would very much like to hear from any that are.My eamils are
Added by JERRY MONROE on Nov 29, 2016 6:10 AM
Margaret Ruth Sine Folger 141491223
Love the pictures. Tx.
Added by LindaC on Sep 23, 2016 2:33 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service