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Candy Weickhardt Pethe (#47586286)
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Bio Photo The Recording of A Cemetery
by Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others 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 hallowed 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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Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&search-alias=books&field-author=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&sort=relevancerank
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 8:39 AM
ckjb
RE: EO & Hattie Wilson
Sorry, misspoke. Hattie was in the obit as his widow so no worries there. Now to find Lewie.

Thanks again
Added by ckjb on May 23, 2017 10:00 AM
ckjb
RE: EO & Hattie Wilson
Thanks so much for doing that. I can't imagine what went on in that family, considering that my Granny, EO's baby sister, knew everything about her entire family and talked about them all the time, but I only knew he was the oldest of the 7 while she was the youngest, so maybe there just wasn't much contact and none of the rest of the family lived any further toward the coast than Columbia.

If I find they were divorced, since neither Hattie nor poor Lewie, wherever he is, were mentioned in the obit, is there something that needs to be done to the memorials? I wonder who made their burial arrangements.

Should EO's parents and/or siblings be added?

Thanks again,

Celia Bolton
Added by ckjb on May 23, 2017 9:56 AM
ckjb
E O Wilson & Hattie Ayer Wison
Hello, this couple are my great-uncle and great-aunt. Their grave record numbers are 85123243 and 85123244 but their records aren't linked to each other. Could I ask you do please do this?

I know they had a son Louis or Lewie but can't find him anywhere except on one census record is listed as "grandson" in the household of Sarah Wilson in Abbeville.

If anybody should know his whereabouts, I would be grateful to know about it. Unfortunately,all the cousins of his generation have been gone for a number of years and there is nobody left in our family to ask what became of him.

Thank you so much.
Added by ckjb on May 14, 2017 4:36 PM
Melody White
Photo Request for the Pavey's
Hi Candy,
May I use your photographs of the headstones of Sgt Chester Raymond Pavey, #23488516, and his wife Patricia Gilmore Pavey, #131898590, on my family tree on Ancestry? Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Melody
Added by Melody White on Apr 15, 2017 11:00 AM
Donald Nettles
RE: L B Nettles
Thank you for making the edits. This child was my grandfather's brother. There is no need to transfer management unless you prefer, in which case I will gladly accept. Again, thank you.
Added by Donald Nettles on Feb 16, 2017 8:49 AM
Donald Nettles
L B Nettles
Hi Candy,
I just sent an edit request for L B Nettles, Find A Grave memorial # 97091430. He was my grandfather's brother and the name "Nettles" was misspelled "Nettler" on his headstone. Thank you for looking at this.
Donald
Added by Donald Nettles on Feb 12, 2017 6:21 AM
C Soleil
RE: Request for transfer
Thank you for the transfer. It means a lot to me!
Added by C Soleil on Feb 06, 2017 3:50 PM
C Soleil
Request for transfer
Alan was my brother. Will you transfer his memorial (#81137929) to me, please? Thank you so very much.
Added by C Soleil on Feb 05, 2017 7:29 AM
dickbelle
RE: Request Permission to Post a Photo
Thanks very much! Karen
Added by dickbelle on Dec 02, 2016 10:05 AM
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