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Jessie Clarkson (#46988141)
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Bio Photo All postings by me, are made to honor that person, and are done so with dignity and respect.

✻ Every life has a Story ✻

"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"

-Arkansas Parent-Teacher

Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

"Grieve not nor speak of me with tears but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you — I love you so — ‘twas Heaven here with you."
— Isla Paschal Richardson.—


The Measure of a Man

Not "How did he die?"
But "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?"
But "What did he give?"
These are the units
to measure the worth
of a man, as a man,
regardless of birth.
Not "What was his station?
But "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play
his God given part?"
Was he ever ready
with a word of good cheer,
to bring back a smile,
to banish a tear?'
Not "What was his church?"
Nor "What was his creed?"
But, "Had he befriended
those really in need?"
Not "What did the sketch
in the newspaper say?"
But "How many were sorry
when he passed away!"
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Ret Msg Larry G Robinson
RE: Cousin links
Thanks for all you do for me and yes we are forever family!! Love you cuzzzz.
Added by Ret Msg Larry G Robinson on Jul 25, 2017 4:34 PM
Ret Msg Larry G Robinson
Thanks for all you have done for me and my family. You are the greatest!! Love you cuzzzz.
Added by Ret Msg Larry G Robinson on May 03, 2017 10:50 AM
Joseph Curry
Cyrena Flint Curry
I'm a direct descendant of Cyrena Flint (daughter of William and Elizabeth/Betsy). Cyrena married the Rev William Clark Curry, and both are buried in Linn County, MO. I'm stuck on the Curry side at William and Cyrena. Their children were born in Dubois County, Indiana, and appear to have come to Missouri around 1880. Any help is appreciated.
Added by Joseph Curry on Aug 07, 2016 12:26 AM
Anita R. Austill
RE: Squire Holland Kinley
You are Welcome, glad to do it.
Added by Anita R. Austill on Jan 20, 2016 6:58 PM
Ret Msg Larry G Robinson
Thanks Jessie for all the memorials you made for me and my family!Also thanks for all your help and friedship.If ever i had a friend you are one of the best!! Thanks again for all you do for everyone.
Added by Ret Msg Larry G Robinson on Oct 15, 2015 10:04 AM
RE: Franklin Charles Adt
My pleasure! Thanks for the kind words and saying hi, I'm always glad to help. Bill
Added by delancey23 on Oct 04, 2015 1:21 PM
sandra willingham
RE: Eva Sarah Duncan Manning
Thank you so much for responding I would love to have a copy of her memorial.It may give me some leads to who to look for some answers. Sandy
Added by sandra willingham on Jul 22, 2015 10:34 PM
sandra willingham
This is going to be hard to explain ..but I am Eva Sara Duncan Manning Grandaughter ..Her Father was john Thomas Duncan and Maggie Akers (his first wife) She would have been your great great great aunt.I think.that is it goes.Anyway I have been looking for family connections all over the place for her.I have found a few but am running out of options Mostly what I am looking for is what happened to her after she married John Wesley Manning in 1938 It like she disappeared .I am here so I know she had children..Most who has passed away If you have heard any stories from the older ones.Or know who to ask since I know most of that generation has passed. Thank you in advance Sandy J Manning Willingham
Added by sandra willingham on Jul 21, 2015 6:42 PM
Valerie Neal
RE: Family
Thank you. I see you have added a lot of Brown's. I know I have added quite a few. If they are ones you are researching I am more than happy to transfer them to you. I have no relations.

Added by Valerie Neal on Jun 24, 2015 2:52 PM
Ret Msg Larry G Robinson
Thanks for all the work you have done for me and my family. Especaily thanks for the note you left my sister. it brought tears to my eyes. Larry
Added by Ret Msg Larry G Robinson on Jun 24, 2015 2:29 PM
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