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Old Bones (#47251769)
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Bio Photo Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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, in 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.

Author Walter Butler Palmer Find A Grave Memorial# 87759950

If anyone has an addition or correction to anything I have posted please contact me and I will quickly correct it. I am more than happy to turn over ownership to anyone who requests it. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE THAT I HAVE ENTERED A NAME TWICE, PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT IT. It is easy to make a duplicate without realizing it.

Also -- another FindAGrave contributor wrote this... I think it says it all:

Please note: This is NOT a numbers game, Nor a "who has who" game here. Some of us are serious about getting names & photos of headstones that are not going to be around and making memorial pages. That is what this is about, making/recording that person lived and died. Like many, I spend long, long hours either in a cemetery, or adding memorial pages to I would love to see some of the headstones of family members that were in the 1700 & 1800 of my family, but that isn't going to happen as many are gone.

It doesn't matter who has the memorial page, the important thing is that someone cared enough to make a memorial page to honor that person and that is what is all about. Honoring the deceased, NOT who has what memorial or how many that they have. Thanks!
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Diane Lohff
Oliver and Ruth Lamoureaux
Thank you for the photo of the lamoureaux's marker. I really appreciate it.
Added by Diane Lohff on Sep 21, 2017 6:36 PM
Terry Schmelz
Glenn Schmelz
Thank you for the picture of Glen's Grave Marker, and thank you for all you have done here on find a grave
Added by Terry Schmelz on Sep 11, 2017 4:08 PM
Eileen Tuite
William Tuite
Thank you for putting the headstone of my gggranfdfather William Tuite on line. William was born 23 Apr 1802 in Oldcastle Co Meath Ireland. He married Catherine Fitzsimons born 4 May 1800 in Clonmellon Co Westmeath on 30 May 1824. They had seven children including John my gggrandfather. Peter born 20 Nov 1826 and Judith born 9 July 1833..The family was evicted from their farm in the early 1850's and in 1865 William left Ireland with his wife Catherine and daughter Judith to live with his son Peter in Dexter Michigan.. Without your help we would never have discovered where he was buried. Thank you Eileen Tuite
Added by Eileen Tuite on Sep 08, 2017 11:59 AM
Jo Woosley
Thank you
Thank you for your efforts and sharing regarding
Find A Grave Memorial# 55726093.

We all benefit from sharing.
Added by Jo Woosley on Sep 03, 2017 12:52 PM
Lori Coats
Memorial# 97454788
Hi! a small adjustment to this memorial.
Sophia's maiden name is Mossman. This has been verified through Birth, marriage, and death records. Her Middle name is Hannah.
Sophia Mossman married Charles Edward Mozart Bailey on 23 Oct 1893 in Saginaw, Michigan. They had three children, Gladys Isadora, Helen Ebedwina, and Ada M.
Thank you for posting memorials!
Lori Coats
Added by Lori Coats on Aug 31, 2017 2:02 PM
Joseph Robbins
Thanks for the speedy update.
Added by Deb on Aug 22, 2017 4:17 PM
Confusion of Melvin Bonebrake's wives
I made a mistake telling which wife married Melvin Bonebrake. The correct wife was Ellen Conroy. After Melvin died died,she married Lee Hilts.Her # 171618770. I checked this again with Mel's son married to my cousin. I am sorry if I caused any problems.
Added by Dana on Aug 12, 2017 9:16 PM
Cheryl White
Beckley family at Mount Hope, Topeka
I have updated the pages of Delilah Wills Beckley and the rest of her family in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka. I have also sent copies of the pages to the cemetery office for their files.

Thank you for the edits you sent for Delilah's page.
Added by Cheryl White on Jul 27, 2017 4:22 PM
Don Bedwell
Anna Marx
Thank you ver much for the transfer of her memorial to me.
Added by Don Bedwell on Jul 25, 2017 9:41 AM
Kenneth Edward Thorp
Dear Old Bones,
Thank you for taking the time to photograph the grave of Kenneth Edward Thorp. I appreciate your effort.
Mary Frances
Added by Patti on Jul 25, 2017 9:24 AM
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