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Myra IV 💕 (#47941544)
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Bio Photo "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." ~ Mark Twain

Born & raised in the Tri-State area of Ohio, WV, & PA, I began collecting famiy history in 1985. Nease, Wright, Sinclair, McGraw, Conkle, Zirkle, Allmon, Seevers, Bailey, Cheek, Higgins, & Vermillion.

I am the 4th "Myra" in my family...

Every ancestor has a story, and I'm compelled to tell it.

*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed for genealogical purposes.

Should I no longer be able to maintain my memorials, my assigned steward is my sister, Carrie, contributor # 48016159.

Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

~by Curtis Woods

​The Dash

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

​~by Linda Ellis

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.

Life is just a stopping place, a pause in what's to be
A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys, different paths along the way
We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker, for some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward And find an everlasting peace together with the Lord.
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Messages left for Myra IV ㈎... (137)[Leave Message]
Eugenie Ellefritz Miller #63055576
Thank you for letting me know about the duplication. Would you please provide the memorial number for the other memorial.

Thank you.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Oct 08, 2017 9:46 AM
Gary Monigold
RE: John Cook Monigold
Thanks again Myra for all your time researching this. I've updated John's memorial and created a link to his death record. Alice Gray may be somewhere else because after John's death she re-married to D.A. Snedeker. I did have both Mabels in my records, but all the marriages were under Mabel Martha. I've updated my records with all your info. It's like a big puzzle trying to find where all the pieces fit? You do good work! Thank you. Gary
Added by Gary Monigold on Oct 05, 2017 8:52 PM
Gary Monigold
RE: Found Mabel Monigold!
Hi Myra, Thank you so much for your time and research of Mabel. You've solved her mystery with all the info you provided. I haven't found anything yet on where Eleanor Nancy fits in (apparently from marriage to a Monigold, a FamilySearch record says her father was a Blair). Maybe with time I'll find her spouse and where John and Alice are buried? Thanks again for all your work helping others in Find A Grave. Have a great day! Gary
Added by Gary Monigold on Oct 04, 2017 7:08 PM
Our Ancestors Branches
Elizabeth Viola Williams Moore
Thank you for letting me know who Elizabeth's husband was. I was able to locate a Thurston Thomas Moore Sr. and their son, Thurston, Jr., who are both buried next to Elizabeth.

I appreciate it that you took the time to let me know so I can link this family together, which is what I enjoy doing to my memorials.
Added by Our Ancestors Branches on Oct 04, 2017 1:40 PM
Shar R.
DAR record for Frederick Miller
I got your message and I have added the info
from a DAR record for Frederick (and who it says
his parents were) to Frederick's Memorial

Check it out ,Shar
Added by Shar R. on Sep 18, 2017 6:08 PM
What is your issue, the record is changed. I said thank you for the explanation. what more do you want?
Added by spanielfam on Sep 03, 2017 4:27 PM
RE: Please correct Mollie's memorial
Thanks for the explanation Myra. Please remove the flower that says that I refuse to correct her memorial. I only asked for more information to clarify the difference in last names.
Added by spanielfam on Sep 03, 2017 10:16 PM
RE: Please correct Mollie's memorial
Thanks for the explanation Myra.
Added by spanielfam on Sep 03, 2017 10:12 PM
Molly M. Hutchison Emory
I've declined your edit for Mollie's change in maiden name because the obituary from the newspaper states she was the daughter of Hutchison's. I will await your explanation for why that is not correct. Thanks
Added by spanielfam on Sep 03, 2017 6:51 PM
RE: Amanda J. Hauser
I'm sure it will work out. The Bailey/Ellefrits are related to me as well. The other memorial does not appear to be family related.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Aug 24, 2017 12:42 PM
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