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Cheryl M. (#46619548)
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Bio Photo Each cemetery is unique and has its own atmosphere. I enjoy the experience of slipping into that atmosphere and being taken back in time. The tombstones are silent witnesses to lives lived in earlier days. In my mind I form the sounds that once were their names and wonder about them. Were they builders, healers, dreamers? Did they do their best or just get by? Are they remembered? Do others have their faces, still know their names?

Once, I took a cemetery and tried to answer those questions. I transcribed the gravestone inscriptions, looked up obituaries and death records. Little by little, the stories of the people who rested in that cemetery emerged. I came to know the trusted bus driver, the lumbermill hero, the town founder who planted trees, the pioneer merchant, and the Englishwoman who helped birth a new community out of the wilderness. This cemetery rests beneath a spectacular mountain and bears its name--Mount Si Memorial Cemetery.

Each of us has their own reasons for visiting cemeteries, transcribing gravestone inscriptions, and taking photographs. It's personal why we do what we do. But it's also giving back to our society and helping to remember the people who went before us. There were so many and each of them lived their lives one day at a time, just like us.

Feel free to contact me about any memorials or photos I've posted.
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Wilhelmina Kurzweg Meyer, Appleton MN
I am wondering if you are related or transcribing.
Added by Lori on Feb 19, 2017 10:37 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Ferguson Memorial Page
I puzzled over that, but then his obit says she died after a long illness. . . sooo many puzzles.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Nov 19, 2016 5:35 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Samuel Ferguson Obit.
In regards to both Samuel and his son, William, I am at a total loss as to what year is correct. I cannot being to count the errors have seen on both stone, CA death index AND obituaries, although will go with the newspaper date above all. Generally speaking, they don't print an obituary a year early or late. (Bite my tongue?)

In these instances, I usually use the obituary date and place a VERY large note in the bio saying, "DEATH YEAR DIFFERS between stone, obituary and death notice." Alas, you will still have edits from people saying you have the date wrong because of the stone year.

Thanks for being so prompt and such a good sport about it all!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Oct 26, 2016 4:09 PM
transfers of two Woods relatives
Thanks for the transfers! I'm just about to the end of my long list of transfer requests, so will start back at the beginning soon, adding brief Bios as I work my way through the list again.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Oct 06, 2016 7:26 AM
Debbie Baker
RE: Harry Terhune's grave
thank you for the up date
Added by Debbie Baker on Sep 05, 2016 12:34 PM
Hello I fixed it and added photos including one for Richard Taylor, you are welcome to use the photos. Cheers
Added by cactus.north on Aug 24, 2016 3:16 PM
Duxbury Cemetery
Hello, your welcome regarding the photos, I plan on going up that way soon to finish photographing the whole cemetery. Regarding Philadelphia Taylor and Philadelphia Paine Taylor. They are different people. Also, the memorial for Philadelphia Paine Taylor is incorrect, it should be just: Philadelphia Paine.
Added by cactus.north on Aug 24, 2016 12:06 AM
RE: Currey Photos
You're very welcome, Cheryl. I did put in the request to edit Merl's name although it later occurred to me that might have been a nickname. I posted my photo for Scott's side since I took it not knowing it was done already but I can delete it if you need the space, no problem.
Added by Lleeah on Nov 02, 2015 8:10 PM
Willa Wiley
Would you like a transfer of the Bakers?

Added by Willa Wiley on Sep 26, 2015 2:00 PM
Nena Smothers
Thanks kindly for nice photo sure is different happy trails
Added by Nena Smothers on Sep 26, 2015 5:51 AM
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