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Kathy Hilliard (#47133886)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo My first exploration of cemeteries was an optional high school English assignment to copy interesting epitaphs and carvings. I was intrigued by some findings, but my interest wasn't reawakened until I discovered the joys (and frustrations) of genealogy research.
Living "out West" limits the age of the graveyards, so it's always exciting to find a little spot, often overgrown, with some beautifully carved 19th century markers. A favorite memory was traveling with my daughter and finding a stone in a Scottish kirkyard with the profoundly hopeful inscription, "They have awakened from the dream of life." But topping them all (literally) was standing next to the handcarved rock marking the graves of my great-great-great-grandparents (who remain a "brick wall"), on a windy butte above the Yakima valley.
Sometimes just getting out of the house is called for, and it's always possible to grab a few nearby photo requests, hop in the car, and go on the hunt. If I'm fortunate, I'll be able to fill a gap in someone's search with a picture. If not, my lab Gracie and I will at least have gotten a good drive and walk, and taken glimpses into lives of those gone before.
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Leonard G Zehm
Thanks so much for getting a shot of Leonard's marker..
Added by Kerry on Sep 16, 2016 6:52 AM
RE: Sarah Jane (Hicks) Blackstone #155510494
No rush Kathy. It's such a pleasure that there are good people out there to help us who can't travel anymore. Have great day, take care & god bless.
Added by Kathy on Apr 12, 2016 9:46 AM
RE: Sarah Jane (Hicks) Blackstone #155510494
Thank you very much!
Added by Kathy on Apr 12, 2016 8:28 AM
The Blackstone Family
Hi! Kathy
Because of the fire in 1926 the markers were most likely all destoyed. But the Husband & Father was a Mason & has a stone marker. Would it be possible to get a photo of the area (lot) they're in, around his grave with his in the photo also? This way something is posted to their memorials. Then other volunteers wouldn't be repeating the same request.

This is a list of the whole family:
William Henry Blackstone Jr. #106645300
Sarah Jane (Hicks) Blackstone #155510494
Frank A. Blackstone #160697134
William Thomas V. Blackstone #155510144

Thank you for your precious time & help. Have a safe & enjoyable time photos. Take care & God bless.
Added by Kathy on Apr 11, 2016 6:07 PM
Sarah Jane (Hicks) Blackstone #155510494
I just found out that a fire in 1926 destoyed records & grave markers. There may be only a Funeral Home record to state she was buried there & most likely if she was she is next to her husband,
William Henry Blackstone Jr. #106645300. I don't know if it's a guy or gal who responded to me, I forgot to ask, but their name is Kerry Rae Smith Moser. Apparently they have been documenting as many of the Funerasl home records to the memorials as best they can. Thank you for your time & help.
Have a great day tomorrow. Take care & God bless.
PS Now that I think about it Kerry Rae sounds like a gal's name.
Added by Kathy on Apr 11, 2016 5:42 PM
RE: Frank E. Boland 42369061
Already asked him... LOL..
Added by Kerry on Feb 26, 2016 8:16 AM
Frank E. Boland 42369061
You posted marker pic..

on the plot map this grave is marked as "unknown"..

It is next to Milo Boland; because of the size, I am wondering if this is a child of Milo and Rugna... although I haven't been able to find any info of them having one, or losing one..

I could find birth info for children of Frank..

Wondering if you have any insight?
Added by Kerry on Feb 19, 2016 9:32 AM
RE: Bella - Betty Wiseman
LOL,, true that!! LOL gives all the looky loos something to read...LOL
Added by Kerry on Jan 22, 2016 12:49 PM
RE: Bella - Betty Wiseman
maybe she was still born? plenty of stillborn babies in the records
Added by Kerry on Jan 22, 2016 12:08 PM
RE: Bella - Betty Wiseman
and the plot thickens.. I borrowed a metal doctor from a friend yesterday, getting ready for spring..
Added by Kerry on Jan 22, 2016 12:07 PM
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