|Oh look, a chicken! (#46868335)|
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Hi! Please take a moment to stop by and visit my Dad, he died June 13, 2013 and I miss him terribly. |
Thank you so much to everyone who leaves flowers for Dad! It means a lot to me to know he's remembered.
If you have a few moments, stop on by to visit some of my family, they're all very dear to me!
Grandma and Grandpa Gantley, I can't believe they've been gone so long. Aunt Eileen, too, who was total awesomesauce. Jeff was married to my cousin, he was always a lot of fun and we were shocked when he left us so suddenly.
Q & Ra are my birds, I miss them screeching to greet me when I get home and the joy of their company.
The Black Turken is the bird in my profile picture
I've always enjoyed looking for graves and hunting for cemeteries. This has also extended to peoples' virtual cemeteries, I go through a lot of them. It's always interesting, like those in the real world. (I should also mention I love reading peoples screen names, too, some are so cute, clever, or otherwise interesting!)
I've visited most of the graves I've listed here and but I AM NOT related to most of them, if you want to edit/add a bio. on anyone I've listed please contact me and I will be happy to do so. I'd also be happy to transfer memorial ownership.
I wish that all the memorials on here had a bit of a bio, an obit, a note from family or a scrap from a newspaper. So that you, the reader, could have even a tiny glimpse into the life that is gone. Same with family links, it makes me sad so many memorials have no links, no bios, no flowers. I have been working at finding out anything I can for everyone I've added, but so many of these people are simply a mystery.
A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.
Sites that are a huge wealth of information!
Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.
~Henry David Thoreau
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
~1 Corinthians 15:55
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
"Mayst thou rest soundly and quietly, and may the light turf lie easy on thy bones."
"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
~Richard Adams, Watership Down
It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses. "You needn't worry about them," said his companion. "They'll be all right--and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean." He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom.
~Watership Down, Richard Adams
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|FranA||Thomas family at Gilbert Mills cemetery|
Thank you for making memorials and photos for this family. I added some edits for them, and am working on more details, links and proofs. They are part of my family, found in the German Flatts area and surrounds before some of them emigrated to Ontario Canada and others to Illinois. If they aren't related to you, it would be wonderful to have them in my care as I work through the proofs and links.
They are Jane Thomas (my 4th gg) #16591577,
Elias Thomas #16591549
Electa Thomas #16591577
Joseph Wilson #16571772
Ruth Thomas Wilson #16571728
That would be such a gift.
Added by FranA on Jun 20, 2017 8:09 PM
You may be an odd bird, but I enjoyed reading your bio. Best reason given for graving, hands down.
My best to you.
|Tracy Killam||Killam Family|
I was wondering if you could transfer the following Family members over to me if thatís possible?
My GG grandfather and GG grandmother
# 20703285 Stratton Killam
# 20703298 Eunice Killam
My GGG grandfather & GGG grandmother
# 20703450 Aaron Killam Jr.
# 128594377 Elizabeth
My GGGG grandfather & GGGG grandmother
# 128594929 Aaron Killam
# 128596006 Eunice Killam
|Sevenman||Laura Fitch source material|
Thank you for all you do - it is a great help to those of us doing genealogy! I am trying to track down the newspaper you mentioned: Oswego, Weekly Advertiser regarding Laura Fitch's obituary. It doesn't appear in the list of newspapers on the Fulton History site. Thanks for your help. SM
Added by Sevenman on Jun 04, 2017 7:27 AM
|FranA||Elias, Electa, Jane Thomas family|
Thank you for making the edits for them and family.
They are a long searched for part of my Thomas tribe. I just noticed the caption that Jane (wife of Amos) is on the back of Elias's stone. That's the clincher. Wow.
Are you related to them? If not, would you be interested in transferring their care to me? I would use the Edit link for each to make it easier.
Thank you so much! Amos and Jane's families scattered in about 1836 to Canada, Iowa, Illinois, and ? Just reuniting them now. FranA
Added by FranA on May 25, 2017 8:25 AM
|Janetv99||Robert John Lamberson|
Hi, you created a memorial for Robert J Lamberson. He was first married to my cousin Marion Palfery. Do you know anything about them? Photos? Children?
Thank you for responding,
Added by Janetv99 on May 03, 2017 4:48 PM
|Guy Warner||Guy Ballmoos|
Thought you might want to update your information. His DOB was 8/1/1929. His wife's name is Theresa Vaudreuil
I appreciate your passing the maintenance of Betsey Winch's memorial to me; she's my 3rd great grandmother.
Added by Medora on Apr 12, 2017 10:06 AM
|Jennifer Murdoch||RE: George T. Murdoch|
Yes...that's the man! Thanks for sending this along. Have you figured out how you are related???
|C J||RE: Re #30098476|
Thanks for your reply!
Added by C J on Apr 05, 2017 3:21 PM
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