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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo <-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.

The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.

My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.

The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.

For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"

Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.

I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.

Just to clarify, my mother does a lot of work on here with me since she knows the older family better than I do. If a memorial has many links, they are probably in my family.

If you add a picture for one of my memorials, please let me know so I can see it instead of stumbling on it later! Thanks!

If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesn't mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.

I do transfer out of guidelines, so if the memorial isn't for one of my family members, chances are I'll transfer it to you if you ask.

**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through family names in various counties. If I can see things that can be put on the memorial to make it more complete, then I send an edit. I added death certificates to those people I'm not related to. If I transfer a memorial to you and you don't want it on there, I will be more than happy to remove it.**


This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.

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
Spread 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.

By Walter Butler Palmer (1906)


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other 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 heartbreak 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.


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Emmett Myers
Sherry - I see you are on a few of the Memorials for Emmett Myers. I wonder if you are a direct Relative. If so I would appreciate the opportunity for private email, but am not sure how to make that happen on this system. I am Emmett's Granddaughter, although not from his Marriage to Bertha. Thank you.
Added by EJJH on Apr 01, 2017 10:20 AM
Tracy Graham
RE: Relatives?
It was Hazel and Bruce DeMoss. I saw on your profile that you leave flowers on random graves as well so you may not know them. Thank you for the reply though!
Added by Tracy Graham on Mar 31, 2017 5:30 AM
Tracy Graham
Hi Sherry!

Hazel and Bruce are my great-grandparents on my grandma's side. How are you related to them? I don't know much about my grandma's side so its pretty neat to possibly find a relative I didn't know about.

Have a wonderful day!
Added by Tracy Graham on Mar 30, 2017 11:19 AM
J. Rubio
My new book
Hi Sherry! I don't think I have your mailing address, so please shoot it over to me via email so I can ship you a copy of my new book as promised. Thank you again for letting me use your photo for Elna Zimmerman's story. :-)
Added by J. Rubio on Mar 29, 2017 11:58 AM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: A A Shields
Yes - but I wasn't sure you saw the supplementary information since the edit was for Asfurd. The trees in Ancestry have his middle name as Alfred and a different date of birth and death. Maybe they know something we don't, but until the next edit he will be Albert. =]
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Mar 19, 2017 1:13 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
A A Shields
Hi- I received your edits - please share your sources - thanks
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Mar 18, 2017 8:33 AM
Donna Whitney Spokane wa
Thank you Sherry
I just wanted to say thank you so very much for leaving flowers on my mom and dad's page my mom & dad are Alphareta Whitney and Ray C Whitney. Can I please ask you how you knew them?

Again Thank you so much,
Donna J Whitney
Added by Donna Whitney Spokane wa on Mar 17, 2017 11:34 PM
Paul Lemuel Bowden
I figured out how to add a person to a graveyard, and put my grandmother up myself.

I don't have anyone else to put up as I don't know Orrin's resting place. I look through what graveyard listings I could find on the web in Utica, but couldn't come upon him.

Thanks a lot for all your help!
Added by Paul Lemuel Bowden on Feb 23, 2017 5:44 PM
Paul Lemuel Bowden
RE: Scovill
Dear Sherry,
Thank you for creating a page for my Grandfather, Elmer Henry Scovill. I have added a short bio and picture too it. I was wondering if it would be possible to create a similar page for his wife:
Esther Eleonore (Bermon) Scovill
birth November 30, 1890
death November 3, 1982
and buried in Gethsemane Cemetery in Detroit.

The obituary I have for Orrin B. Scovill (Elmer's father), comes from a Utica NY newspaper but doesn't mention where he was buried, only that he died in Utica, where he lived at the time.
Added by Paul Lemuel Bowden on Feb 23, 2017 11:53 AM
Paul Lemuel Bowden
RE: Scovill
Dear Sherry,
I don't know how to create a memorial. How much information does one need?

I have my grandfather Elmer's birth (July 27, 1886) and death dates (Feb 26, 1956) and know he was buried in Gethsemane cemetery in Detroit.

For my great grandfather, Orrin, I know he died in Utica NY in 1907. For his birth year, there is a discrepancy between his obituary (1853) and other information (1850).

Through Sarah Plumb, who was married to Lemuel Scovill, I also get into the Hinsdale family - another one of those genealogy books - who were in New England in the mid 1600s. So I felt the odds were good that I had ancestors on the Mayflower.
Added by Paul Lemuel Bowden on Feb 22, 2017 9:25 AM
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