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Laurie (#2811407)
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Bio Photo I will transfer to IMMEDIATE family members only. . Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations, this would be your great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, or siblings.

**If you email me for any correction, please put in the subject line Find a grave**

A dear neighbor got me interested in cemeteries while I was a child, she, her daughter and myself use to do Sunday drives and along the way we always stoped at a local cemetery.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there; I did not die.

If I should not be with you when the next sun sets,
Don't mourn.I've had a lot of sunsets, and I've loved them all.
But I have had such splendid things to love,
You'll know I've had my share.
Don't mourn.
Just reach out to the world:
Embrace it for me.
Grab joy, but let it shine; it may be all that's left of me Still shining.
And when rain dances, know thatI will be the dancing.
Don't forget: I love you always. Still.

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Chris Kaufmann
John C Johansen memorial 8637461
Dear Laurie:

I visited John Johansen's gravesite last Tuesday. I have more specific information from a 1964 New York Times article and from Wikipedia about this prominent artist. Would you be so kind as to update his bio with the following? Thank you.

John Johansen was one of America's most noted portrait painters. He studied under Frank Duvneck then at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1919 he studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. He met his future wife, Myrtyle Jean McLane, also a portrait artist, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The U.S. government commissioned Johansen to document the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, now at the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution. Other portraits include: the original Presidential portrait of President Herbert Hoover, a painting of Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Cooper Union address, official U.S. Department of Justice portrait of Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, official Vermont State House portrait of Governor Percival Clement, two works in the United States Capitol, and works in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Academy of Design in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Richmond Art Museum in Indiana.

At the time of his death surviving family included his daughter, Mrs. Robert Worthington; a son, John MacLane Johansen; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Added by Chris Kaufmann on Jun 11, 2017 11:35 AM
Chris Kaufmann
John C. Johansen
Added by Chris Kaufmann on Jun 11, 2017 11:30 AM
Sandra Pearson
Obit-Madison D. Moss
Thanks Laurie, for adding the obit of Madison D. Moss I sent you(it is from a original newspaper-I have). I didn't see the source listed,so I wanted to make a note here,for anybody looking for this article-The Bedford Democrat,Bedford,Va-February 18,1937-Page:4-just in case they wanted to find the original article for their relatives! Also,thank-you for all the hard work you do on Find-A-Grave!
Sandra Pearson
Added by Sandra Pearson on May 30, 2017 7:41 AM
Henry Cohen info
Thank you for posting the info I sent you.

You left off giving me credit.

Would you be so kind as to copy below into his bio?

[Above info provided by contributor BigFrench (#46554304).]

THANKS in advance,
Added by BigFrench on May 19, 2017 10:47 PM
Edward T Kindred
Thanks for posting the info I sent you. Would you please post the source(s), which had been included?

For your convenience they are below:
Confederate Veteran, Vol. XIII, p. 39.
Salem Times-Register, December 8, 1904.

Thank you in advance for correcting that oversight!
Added by BigFrench on May 13, 2017 3:39 AM
Edward T Kindred
THANKS for the very quick posting the info I sent me credit would be appreciated..
Added by BigFrench on Apr 22, 2017 4:18 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Helen Gordon #91178230
I appreciate you accepting the edits for the memorial of Helen Gordon #91178230
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Apr 13, 2017 8:33 AM
Laurie Saunders
Carol Dalhouse
Hello, Laurie!
Would you mind transferring my mother's memorial to me? Her Find A Grave number is 118315490. Her name was Carol Bewley Dalhouse.
Thank you for your assistance.
Laurie Saunders
Added by Laurie Saunders on Apr 01, 2017 5:17 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Geneva Hancock #37606129
Thank you for accepting the edits for the memorial of Geneva Hancock #37606129

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Apr 01, 2017 7:52 AM
donnie robertson
melvin r. pasley
Laurie, thank you very much for this transfer. You'll never know what this means to me.

Respectfully Donnie
Added by donnie robertson on Mar 18, 2017 1:17 PM
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