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Barbara LeClaire (#46903377)
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Bio Photo The descendants of the old settlers, those who cleared the land and first upturned the wild sod to the sun, should see that the doings of those early years are fittingly remembered and recorded.
It was once remarked by a great writer that those who take no interest in the deeds of their ancestors are not likely to do anything worthy to be remembered by their descendants.

Please leave flowers or memorials on my memorials, I believe everyone deserves flowers, and I have a great family. Thank you in advance.
A BIG thank you to those who send histories, death notices, obits and links to add to the memorials. They are wonderful additions.
You may use my pictures and information for your family trees but I do like credit. This is all put on findagrave for your family trees because so many people have helped me with mine. Thank you.

Please read Find A Grave's Transfer Requirements before requesting a transfer "THE FIND A GRAVE GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFERRING MEMORIALS ARE: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for a transfer BUT PLEASE do no ask for a transfer that is not within these guidelines and PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED.
Putting requests on this site you will be ignored, and erased. Ignorance is not bliss it is just embarrassing for you.

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Virtual Cemeteries as we have done.

PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE MEMORIAL TO SEND CORRECTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR TRANSFERS. Will gladly add any obits and will add links to family members. "

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, in bone.
Our heart contracts and beat 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.
~Walter Butler Palmer~

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sandra dorsey
# 22110207 "Obed Seely"

Did Obed and wife Elsey have a son, named Floyd (seely) who married a woman named Maggie Fowles on 28 Oct 1885 Bradford Pa.?

Just curious, as the marriage was listed and tracking some info on someone else, and ran across this in the process..was wondering if its of importance to you..
Added by sandra dorsey on Oct 13, 2017 2:22 PM
Chris Finch
Ruby Frakes updates
Thanks for the parents' listings. Will also be adding their burial records to the family tree. Chris Finch
Added by Chris Finch on Oct 04, 2017 5:54 PM
John Booth
Thanks again for the edit.
Added by Morford on Oct 03, 2017 10:16 PM
Thank you for the edits. Your work with Find A Grave is appreciated.
Added by Morford on Oct 02, 2017 1:52 PM
Linda West Hume
RE: Matilda Johnson
I was just asking if you'd make SURE she's buried at Rose Creek, Reynolds, Ne., since the cemetery doesn't have her on their list. But they have missed her on their list. Thanks for your fast reply.
Added by Linda West Hume on Sep 28, 2017 7:42 AM
Frank Hayward #32222678
Hi I sent you an email with some marriage and burial info on my Gr Uncle Frank. thanks Gin
Added by ginb on Sep 24, 2017 2:26 PM
Jerry and Roger
Chester Jed Matlock #156015489
Hi Barbara, I also sent a suggestion re: Chester. I had finished adding a memorial to Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, Ca. As usual I research everyone I take photos of graves for and I found your Memorial. I deleted mine and the photo I took to yours. I noticed you have cremated. On ancestry I found a family tree with the photo of DC and burial location is named as Roosevelt Memorial Park. He was stated to have been buried there on 5-14/1953. Thought you would want this information.

Best of regards,
Jerry Hughes
Added by Jerry and Roger on Sep 24, 2017 11:28 AM
Martin Burrell
John Charles Brown [born 1834]
Greetings, [Please, add this to his bio.]

I am sending you this copy of an open source book. It has no copyright and therefore can be freely used in the public domain. With it I am including the source material that must be included with this ARTICLE.
Title: An illustrated history of Umatilla County, by Colonel William Parsons, of Morrow County, by W. S. Shiach; with a brief outline of the early history of the State of Oregon., published: Spokane, Washington: W. H. Lever, 1902. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. Page: 575-6.
John Charles Brown -- Although much has been written concerning the various portions of the history of the Civil war, yet because of the immensity of that terrible disaster, it was impossible to give personal notice of the achievements of the individuals who participated therein. Consequently when it becomes possible to voice forth, even in this incomplete way, the career of one who sacrificed all to give himself in defense of his country and to hold aloft unsullied that banner of freedom, it is with pleasure that we grasp the opportunity and make mention of the worthy and brave deeds of the noble veteran whose name initiates this paragraph. Mr. Brown was born in Williamsburg, New York, on April 1, 1834, being the son of John C. and Minnie (Tascha) Brown. When he was eight years of age his parents removed to the state of Missouri, where he received a common school education and remained until fifteen years of age and then entered upon a seafaring life, following the same for five years. During this time he visited the leading seaports in the world and then returned to work for wages on the land. On June 5, 1861, he pressed to the front and offered his services in defense of the Union, enlisting in Company D, Second United States Cavalry, serving until the close of the war. He participated in many battles and much arduous service in these weary years, ever ready at the call of duty, pressing into the spot where work was to be done and never flinching from the post of danger. Among many others, he took part in the following struggles: Bull Run, where he received a wound; Gettysburg; and Lookout mountain, receiving another wound at this place. When he left the service at the close of the war he had been promoted as non-commissioned officer. Immediately following his discharge he reenlisted in the Thirteenth Infantry for service against the Indians, rendering the same in Montana, where he assisted to build the first fort at Camp Cook and the second fort at Sun River. Here he had some thrilling experiences in the fights against the red men. After the expiration of his period of enlistment he packed and mined in the western country for nineteen years, traversing this county, among others, then went to California for seven years and then came to Morrow county in 1881. He took a homestead three miles north from Heppner, where he still lives and owns one section [640 acres] of good land and raises hay and garden products. His is a fine place and well improved. [This was before farmers discovered that much wheat could be grown here.]
Added by Martin Burrell on Sep 22, 2017 2:22 PM
Holly J Van Ostrand
Theoda Van Norstrand
Can you tell me if she and D H Van Norstrand are married? Can you provide a photo of their stones? Thank you. Holly J Van Ostrand
Added by Holly J Van Ostrand on Sep 15, 2017 10:09 PM
Tessie Yaple & Leona Perry
Thanks again for your help!!
Added by MK on Sep 13, 2017 2:17 PM
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