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Donna Davenport (#47328997)
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Bio Photo I discovered Find A Grave while doing genealogy research and have been promoting it ever since. I think it is a great way to remember family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and many others that have passed on.
My genealogy blog listed below was a place to record a large amount of material left by an aunt and my grandmother. I also added more current obituaries of people from that area. It is called Butternut Valley Family History. Please find the URL below.


http://butternutvalleyfamilies.blogspot.com/


THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

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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Lorena Stancil
Still Need Pics from Steuben Corners?
My dog and I take a walk right by it several times a week. I'd be glad to help out. Contact me and I'll get to work.
Added by Lorena Stancil on Mar 27, 2017 10:36 AM
Michael Hodges
re: Collingwood Rodney Duroe
I read with interest your comments on Collingwood Duroe's memorial page. You might not be aware of a recent Ancestry source, NY, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999, in which is stated that he died on 08 Jun 1919. Oddly enough the probate date listed is 16 Jun 1916. I believe that year entry to be in error. Obviously a look at his certificate of death is needed.
Best regards,
Mike Hodges
Added by Michael Hodges on Mar 15, 2017 1:53 PM
NYGraveFinders
Marion Button
Donna, we got your edit for Marion's maiden name. Could you tell us where you got the maiden name as "Matteson" not "Madison" from? We just wanted to make sure before we change it. You can reach us through Option #6 under her memorial. Thanks.
Added by NYGraveFinders on Mar 14, 2017 9:03 AM
Deborah Nelson
Nelson
Re: Thank you for photos of Roger Nelson.
Hi Donna. We must be related.

Rev NP Simonsen was my great grandfather. He baptized my dad - Merrill Nelson. My dad is the son of his daughter Alice SImonsen & William P Nelson

I recently did my DNA on FamilyTreeDNA. And it connected me to a cousin in Denmark not in my tree. Cousin Mogens has been very helpful in assisting me with the ancestors in Denmark and we have added a few generations to that tree (as we search for our common ancestor).

Please let me know how we are related
Deborah Nelson
Added by Deborah Nelson on Mar 06, 2017 1:51 PM
Vern713
Anna Cuyle
Donna, How do you know Anna Cuyle died in South New Berlin? She lived in South New Berlin.
Added by Vern713 on Feb 27, 2017 10:45 AM
Vern713
RE: Wow!
Thanks for checking out my stats. I work at it a few hours a day. In the nicer weather I go to a lot of cemeteries and to my amazement I have found 5 new cemeteries. I'm more interested in the back story, who the person was and who they are related to. Count doesn't matter to me. I know I must irritate some contributors be cause I sent a lot of additions and corrections but I like to have the facts. And yes I've made a couple of mistakes but I welcome corrections. I have missed some corrections for the first 6 months or so because I never noticed the tab on my profile page which I never went to.
Added by Vern713 on Feb 05, 2017 10:10 AM
Vern713
Joyce A. Wilcox Mettler
Thanks for the obit and the Cemetery info

Added by Vern713 on Feb 04, 2017 9:34 PM
Bob Thomas
RE: Re Bristol info.
Thanks Donna,

That blog reminds me of your blog.

Bob
Added by Bob Thomas on Jan 29, 2017 8:16 PM
Richard Saunders
Edna May Saunders
Thanks for updating this memorial it looks good now. Yes - My Dad bought 6 dining room chairs at Art Boice's auction. I still have those chairs In my dining room (Sears Roebuck circa 1898-1900), I refinished them of course.

Regards,
Dick Saunders
Edmeston NY
Added by Richard Saunders on Jan 02, 2017 4:07 PM
Richard Saunders
Edna May Saunders
Hi, I have a problem with a duplication on the memorial for my Father's sister Edna. My wife's cousin Bob Schuer furnished a photo for the memorial. He has since passed away. I mentioned the duplication to him and I think he said we would have to wait for Find A Grave to catch up with their records before anything could be done. This now has been close to a year. I simply don't know what to do. Can you help me with this? I noticed that someone thought her birth date was 1888. My family records show 1889 which agrees with the 1900 census. It is a fact that she was just short of 15 years old when she married Theron Miller. He was 44 years old at the time and it was their first marriage! I know this sounds almost impossible but I know it to be true. Her name should be shown as: Edna May Saunders Miller Card. I would appreciate your help and/or advice on how to get this untangled.
Thank You very much;
Richard Saunders
Added by Richard Saunders on Dec 28, 2016 3:07 PM
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