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Rainbow (#47002487)
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I love spending time with my family and doing genealogy. (Tetreault, Deneault, Racette, Schmidt, Richard, Giroux, Dyson, Miller, Blochlinger) just to name a few.

A Cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace today.
A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.

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.

The Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and 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 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 how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Walter Butler Palmer, 1906 ~
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Messages left for Rainbow (416)[Leave Message]
Matilda Heidrick Rouen
Dear Sarah,
Thanks so much for the photo of Matilda Rouen. She was a great, great, great Aunt of mine. I am a beginner at family research. I have recently retired and have been working full time on ancestry.
Thanks again for getting this photo for me.
Added by Deb on Jun 15, 2017 6:39 PM
Stella Franks Guant and Madge Gaunt
I see there are no picutres of their markers. Are you connected to the Gaunts. If so, please do contact me!
Added by Old300 on Jun 08, 2017 1:48 PM
To post the obituary, I'll need the copyright holder's permission. Can you provide that?

Added by Dıehard on May 31, 2017 8:12 PM
scott r
RE: laural grove Cemetery
okay got that. not sure of all the Easterbrooks that are listed at laurel Grove, how they are
related to each other. just trying to get the
family all together, thought maybe you might know
and yes I can put them together. thanks
Added by scott r on May 30, 2017 5:50 PM
scott r
RE: laural grove Cemetery
okay. not sure what happened. I have resubmitted family relationships. could you verify in a couple of days after "find a grave" does there thing
Added by scott r on May 30, 2017 3:35 PM
Hello, I noticed that you have Blochlingers in your family. My grandmother was a Blochlinger. Can you contact me at I would like to compare notes with you.

Thank you,
Maureen Davidson
Added by Maureen on May 29, 2017 5:08 PM
Peggy Ricker
Ellen Regina Smith
I have updated the memorial as per your request. Peggy
Added by Peggy Ricker on May 15, 2017 10:01 AM
scott r
laural grove Cemetery
can you check and see if there are others that can be connected as family members for Easterbrook.
I do NOT have more info on fathers name so can NOT hook Sharon with father, have submitted for mother for her, Susan and Paul.
Added by scott r on May 14, 2017 11:15 PM
Peggy Ricker
I updated the memorials for Maurice Francis Ladenburger & Chad Jeffrey Ladenburger, per your request. Peggy
Added by Peggy Ricker on May 13, 2017 10:44 AM
Alice M. Fiffe
If this little message box allowed, I would send you a scan of the obituary for what appears to be a lead on Alice M. Fiffe, only child of Virgil & Ida Fiffe not yet linked. Instead here is an extract:
Salina Journal, Sun. May 7, 1989, p. 11:
St. Joseph, MO
Alice M. O'Connor
Born Alice M. Fiffe, Nov. 7, 1899, Concordia, KS [seat of Cloud Co.]
Died May 5, 1993 at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph, MO
Funeral: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Interred Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO
Spouse: Arthur L. O'Connor who died 1976.
Lived most of her life in St. Joseph, MO
Survivors: 3 sons (named)

Added by jcrow on Apr 25, 2017 3:00 PM
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