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Laurie Stewart Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 45 years, since 1972 *
* (8th generation Western New York'er) *

****[My Husband,Paul Tokarsky died & I am behind with Find A Grave photos & information. I will be back to Find A Grave after the New Year. Please send emails or corrections for approval.] ****

"Every cemetery gives a history of people that once lived, loved & worked hard to scrape up a living for their Families. It's important to take Photos of All Gravestones while they are Still Readable, Writings Wash Out or Vandalism Destroys them". Laurie S Tokarsky

" Consider, Friend, as you pass by: As You are now, so once was I. As I am now, You shall be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me ". A Scottish Gravestone epitaph.

The Rose Upon The Wall
" A Rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...

One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
The Rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side.

Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted- the Rose blooms there -
it's beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God's own loving care " a shorter version
of A L Frink's Rose Beyond the Wall

" Dear Ancestor,
Your gravestone stands among the rest;
Neglected & alone
The name & date are chiseled out
On polished, marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I existed
You died & I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our Blood contracts & 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 & loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you ".

Written by: Walter Butler Palmer(1868-1932)
Published in " Heart Throbs & Hoof Beats"
San Jose, CA, Hills-Murgotten Co, 1922

* My OLD New England Lines:
Spring, Tarbell, Wilder, Walker, Proctor, Powers, Upham, Nourse, Persons, Whitcomb,Cowels/Cowls, Frost,Root, Spaulding/Spalding, Chase & Bloomer & Darrow, Stowell, Frost, Sewall, Converse, Keep, Hildreth, Blaisdell, Prescott, White, McClure, Bartlett & Bolles & Lines & Griswold, Wolcott, Colton, Leonard, Tilden more....

* My Scottish and /or Canadian Lines:
Stewart, Gordon, Millar/Miller, Hogg/Hog/Hogue, Kydd/Kyd/Kyde, Lumsden, Marshall, Trail, Boyles, Clarke, Reid/Read, Ogilvy, Corsar/Corsair, Coulter, Powers, McKee, Kerr, Graham, Merritt, McLean, McAdam, Cummings, Jackson, Foye, Byrd, Keeler
& more .....

* My Welsh Lines:
Evans,James, Davies & Rees/Reese, & more ....

* My Eastern European Lines:
Tokarsky, Hoch, Korba, Milyan, Marco/Marko & Patlovich, Zulick, Barna, & more.....

* My German Lines:
Eller, Kibler, Ruhl, Reichart, Sweger, Becker & more....

Most families came from USA states of MA,ME,CT,VT,NH,RI,PA,OH & New York Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Chautauqua, Otsego, Westchester, Erie & Washington

Canadian families are scattered from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewa, & British Columbia.

Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) & some United Empire Loyalists(UEL) & Mayflower Families & many others.

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JanetJanet Cobb
capt leon proctor 1734
Laurie<< My ancestor Ira R Proctor, Josaih Proctor & Susan Chamberlain..Im working on this Capt.Leonard Proctor..I live in Cvendish Vt. Im 66 now.I lived here when about 5..Tarbell Hill. Im on back road. How is Capt Leonard connected to
Ira R Proctor, Josiah Proctor.??He m..Lydia Nutting...My parents Maurice R Cobb & Pearl B,Burton J Cobb & Ethel Knight,,her/
Peter Knight & Harriet Proctor,,Ira Proctor &
Harriet Butler..Josiah & Susan came to Vt from Mass.I didn't know otherws may have better info then I have.. Thanks.. Janet
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Feb 07, 2017 2:30 PM
RE: Information requested.
Hi Laurie,

I'm the Genealogist for Clan Macneil USA, tracing the Scots-American descendants.

I've been assisting a member with his genealogy. He's descended from William Levi Strope's second wife, Rachel Strope, Pearl House being the first wife.

Unfortunately, I have no other input on Pearl, and completely understand what a mess the Strope family proves to be!!

Alissa Nolan
Added by Alissa on Jan 29, 2017 1:59 PM
Sharon Ellis
Henry Mitts
Hi Laura
Thank you for adding Henry as Phoebe Cain Mitts husband.
Keep well
Added by Sharon Ellis on Jan 26, 2017 6:37 PM
Carlie Kibler
please add
Find A Grave Memorial# 175712294
for Carlie Kibler-Blakely
she died in 1926 in Everett, WA

Added by Don on Jan 26, 2017 9:28 AM
Hi Laurie,
I'm not sure how vested you are in the Patterson family so I wanted to give you this information for your records as well as to be able to correct their memorials.

Nathaniel died 23 Jan 1874, his first (m approx 1829) wife Jane Vanderburg or Van den Burg died in 1860. His second wife was Betsey (m approx 1860) maiden name and precise death date undetermined.

They are all buried in Mount Prospect Cemetery according to pictures of their headstones. Those memorials were created prior to the ones you added.

The original memorials are 39014638 39014663 39014653

Also, it appears that contributor has a duplicate for one child created after yours but do have the correct cemetery. Perhaps you can work with them for a merge. Mary Jane Patterson Slocum memorial numbers 101363100 and 95752681 plus her husbands two duplicate memorials.

Let me know if you need anything, I do have census records to show Nathaniels death and new wife plus Betsey's last will listing her step children.


Added by MJ_MW on Jan 11, 2017 9:43 AM
Roger Root
Please remove 109082044
Laurie, please delete Find A Grave # 109082044. Oliver and Zulima are buried at the Root Family Cemetery, which is located on the old Root farm south of Franklinville, New York. The correct Find A Grave was created in 2010.

If anyone is interested in the Root line going back to the surname 'Routtes', in France, I have just created the tree named Ancestors of Raymond Root. Ron Root also has an Ancestry tree named Root-Steele Heritage Extended - see his Gallery.

Roger Root
Added by Roger Root on Dec 29, 2016 7:56 AM
Howard A. Griswald
I think your memorial is probably a duplicate of #13739592 in West Carthage. I had sent a couple of edits which could be ignored. They do seem to be the same person and the memorial above has pictures and also his wife.
Added by salemsilver on Dec 15, 2016 4:48 PM
George Hoch # 93386014
George's memorial mentions a number of children but does not mention Patricia Ann Hoch which George's wife Jeanne's obit mentions. Do you know if there was a Patricia Ann Hoch as a child of George and Jeanne? Patricia has deceased according to Jeanne's obit.
Added by Vern713 on Dec 06, 2016 9:20 PM
Barbara Hanno
Martin family
Hi Laurie, I am doing research on the Martins in Mt Holly VT for a friend. I see you have Jefferson (128223123) and Rhoda Martin (128223039) in the Martin-Wilder cemetery which I have heard has no standing stones. Your post has specific birth and death dates and lists year, months, days of age as if read from a gravestone or a paper transcription. Would you be able to tell me where this information came from? We would really appreciate it as we gather the documentation on this family. Thanks! Barbara Hanno
Added by Barbara Hanno on Oct 21, 2016 5:55 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 114742174
Laurie, I have sent you a private email. Thank you for your work on this.

Suzette Fleming Frederick
Added by rsfred on Oct 08, 2016 6:54 PM
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