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Avid genealogist and repository of family history stuff. I love history and old things, and am especially fascinated by the places around me, and the tales of those who have lived and wandered through the same places I do today. I'm keenly interested in the history of material culture; the history of objects and how they were designed, manufactured, retailed, sold, used, thought about, lost, discarded, kept and treasured. This interest pairs naturally with my wonderment about family history, which originally led me to this site.|
I owe much to the abundance of family info I've obtained over the years, shared by cousins and volunteers all over the world - some still living and some now waiting for us on the other side. I love helping people with their own ancestral exploration journeys. In my spare time, I scan through old newspapers and enter the final resting places of those souls lost to the memory of time from published obits and death notices, hoping that one day they'll be found by their own relatives. This and my headstone photo volunteering are my ways of "paying it forward" for all the help, love, and support that has been shown to me in this work. I used to have a great fear of death, but this project has helped me get over that. I now think of cemeteries as peaceful memorial parks, and enjoy my time there paying respects on behalf of the families, friends, and loved ones who can't make it there themselves.
My initial goal is to enter at least as many records to Find A Grave as number of persons in my family history database (...currently about 16,000). One for each one that I've 'found' on my own journey. I love to research & include women's maiden names, and first names too as they're so often Mrs. Richard So-and-So throughout history.
People live on as long as they're remembered. Speak their names often...
"Do not pity the dead, pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
~A Poem for our Ancestors~
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 and 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 if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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Thank you so much for recording Gertrude's grave memorial. You are doing a great service documenting the matriarch side of families. Would you also have a photo of Gertrude's husband's grave (Joseph Guy McMahon) nearby?
b May 29,1878, Marshall County, West Virginia
d Sept 26, 1967 Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles LA CO. CA
Added by MMcMahon on Aug 15, 2017 10:42 AM
|Jackie||Blunderfield & Ellis Graves - Loddon|
Just added some Blunderfield and Ellis Grave i have photos of a Francis Blunderfield the husband of Mary Ann. Eliza Blunderfeld wife of Francis that are not listed if you want them.
Added by Jackie on Jun 09, 2017 11:01 PM
|Jackie||Browne Graves Loddon Holy Trinity Church|
Also added some Browne Graves that are yours?
Added by Jackie on Jun 09, 2017 11:11 AM
|Jackie||Goate Graves Loddon Holy Trinity|
I am listing Goate Graves as well as Clarke Graves that you are interested in. Could find no Ernest J Goate.
Added by Jackie on Jun 09, 2017 10:38 AM
|Jackie||Clarke Graves in Loddon Holy Trinity Church|
Hi Stephanie, I have today visited Holy Trinity Church and taken various photos of the Clarke Family graves. I am slowly adding them so keep an eye out for your ones. i have done the one that you put a photo request for as well.
Added by Jackie on Jun 09, 2017 9:56 AM
|Gary Hamilton||Hutchinson Cemetery|
Can you give me directions on how to get to this cemetery. All I have been able to find out is you go north on Hwy 65 out of Chillicothe and then turn left. But that is all I know. Do you know the name or route number where you turn left and where do you go from there? Thanks.
|Raven||Relation of Mr. Meyers?|
I am wondering if you are a relation to Mr. Meyers or if you know any who are? Thank you!
Added by Raven on May 01, 2017 5:39 PM
|J B||RE: Brookman|
Your welcome!! glad i can help!! and im glad i help solve your mystery on Carrie's burial!!
Added by J B on Apr 25, 2017 1:49 PM
|Amy Wexler||Re: Morris Wexler|
Thanks so much for transferring this memorial to me.
|Laura Aanenson||Rose M. Buckley Collins|
I received your suggested edits for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?
Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!
PS: If you are related to Rose, please let me know how. I would be happy to transfer her memorial to a family member
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