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Ryan-O (#46886020)
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Bio Photo Find-a-Grave rocks! BUT .....

EVERYONE. PLEASE STOP MAKING MEMORIALS ON FIND-A-GRAVE WITHOUT A GRAVE LOCATION. IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE SOMEONE IS BURIED YOU SHOULD NOT BE MAKING A MEMORIAL FOR THEM ON THIS WEBSITE. GO TO ANCESTRY.COM AND MAKE ENTRIES FOR ALL YOUR RELATIVES BACK TO THE CAVEMEN AND WOMEN. ALSO STOP ASKING ME TO LINK TO THESE MEMORIALS. I'VE HAD SEVERAL REQUESTS TO LINK TO PAGES THIS WEEK WITH JUST A NAME. NO DATES/LOCATIONS/NOTHING.

Please suggest a correction on a specific memorial using the Edit tabs. I welcome edits even if it's just a GPS, plot number, marker transcription or middle/maiden name etc. I like complete memorials.

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I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life. Since 1988 I've been interested in my genealogy. I'm 25% Scottish, 12.5% Irish but I mostly descend from English families who came here 300-400 years ago. My immigrant ancestor, with the same last name, came to Massachusetts in the 1630's from France supposedly. I don't consider my self French, however, because it was so long ago and his genes have been watered down so much over the past 400 years.

If I did not have to work I would grow a big bushy red beard and buy a house with a porch. On that porch I would rock back and forth in my rocking chair, sporting a bad-ass kilt whilst learning to play the bag pipes....until I gave up 10 minutes later from being terrible at it.

If I was retired I would definitely travel the great continental 48 states in an RV searching out the historic landmarks of the USA. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields would be on the list of places to visit. A 7th great-grandfather of mine was Gen. Artemas Ward (1727-1800.)

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THE DOORS "The End"


Don't let me die in an automobile
I wanna lie in an open field
want the snakes to suck my skin
want the worms to be my friends
want the birds to eat my eye
as here I lie
the clouds fly by

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Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.

***SORRY, I DO NOT LINK TO RELATIVES THAT DO NOT HAVE A BURIAL LOCATION. This is Find-a-GRAVE after all. There are some exceptions of course: scattered ashes and the like, but even then, there could be a headstone somewhere.***

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Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:


"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."


Found this on a find-a-grave profile:

Old Bones' profile poem"

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.

Link tool for bio:

< a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=XXXXXXX">Name< /a>

(Delete the spaces at the beginning between the < and 'a' and at the end between the < and /. Replace the XXXXXXX's with the memorial number and type a name you wish to appear in the 'Name' spot.
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Lisa D.
158470484
I added a Photo to this Memorial.

Lisa
Added by Lisa D. on Sep 22, 2017 4:15 PM
Lisa D.
180680563 / 84454568
Photo's added.

Lisa
Added by Lisa D. on Sep 22, 2017 1:56 AM
Lisa D.
49033568
Added Photo to memorial.

Lisa
Added by Lisa D. on Sep 22, 2017 1:23 AM
Lisa D.
RE: #62160278 Lafleur
Thanks, It does make me feel good to do it. Except that some of the Stones are fading away and broken, that is sad. I'm glad you had all those Memorials that I could enhance with a photo. You have done so much work on this web site. Thank You

Thanks Again, Lisa
Added by Lisa D. on Sep 20, 2017 10:04 PM
Ginger Wright
RE: Memorial# 42851589
thank you
Added by Ginger Wright on Sep 16, 2017 9:58 AM
Webscribe
RE: Wehmas marker
Thank you, dear man.
Added by Webscribe on Sep 15, 2017 9:23 PM
Webscribe
Wehmas marker
Hello again,
I meant to ask if I may use your marker photo on ancestry (with attribution, of course)? I understand if you prefer not since people often copy without attribution, but in this case there is only one descendant line in the family that I know of whose children would be interested...

Thanks very much for taking and posting your photo!

Donna
Added by Webscribe on Sep 15, 2017 10:26 AM
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Wehmas graves
Hello Ryan-O,
I have to thank you belatedly for the two graves you listed some years ago for two young children of my great aunt (# 85072317 & # 84233370). Our family did not know of those and findagrave linked them to the memorials I hadn't looked at recently. Finding other poignant pieces of their history gives me chills and my father will be equally fascinated to learn these details.

Thank you for your volunteer work on FG!

Donna
Added by Webscribe on Sep 15, 2017 10:20 AM
Ginger Wright
Memorial# 42851589
Fanny Ann Prior, Jun 1895 is my 5th cousin and I have her name spelled Prior, and thank you for doing this it so hard trying to find all of this.
Added by Ginger Wright on Sep 15, 2017 7:44 AM
Ed Poulin
Fixes
Hi Ryan,

I fixed all of the ones you asked about. I should probably double check my memorials some day.

Ed
Added by Ed Poulin on Sep 12, 2017 12:52 PM
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