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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. When my Dad passed away I became extremely interested in finding out more about the family. My Grandma said that those people are gone, let them stay gone. It wasn't until right before she passed away that she wanted to talk about it, but it was too late. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.

My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.

The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.

For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"

Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.

I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.

Just to clarify, my mother does a lot of work on here with me since she knows the older family better than I do. If a memorial has many links, they are probably in my family.

If you add a picture for one of my memorials, please let me know so I can see it instead of stumbling on it later! Thanks!

If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesn't mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 40,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.

I do transfer out of guidelines, so if the memorial isn't for one of my family members, chances are I'll transfer it to you if you ask.

**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through family names in various counties. If I can see things that can be put on the memorial to make it more complete, then I send an edit. I added death certificates to those people I'm not related to. If I transfer a memorial to you and you don't want it on there, I will be more than happy to remove it.**


This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.

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
Spread 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.

By Walter Butler Palmer (1906)


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Kathy Topping
RE: Grace Brownlee Memorial #24809714
The obit has been deleted as requested.
Added by Kathy Topping on Oct 20, 2017 8:45 AM
RE: Chauncey Dewey
He was a very nice gentleman, involved in the activities where he lived, which is how I knew him. Thank you for your kind words.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2017 1:57 PM
Chauncey Dewey
Sherry, Thank you for all your hard work, yet a labor of love, I can tell. Are you related to Chauncey Dewey? I knew him where he spent his last years. He was a very nice gentleman.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 22, 2017 8:08 AM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Rockville Cemetery
The Welcome family. In February 2015 I took a picture of every visible stone but did not come across any for them. Also, I a copy of the pages out of the 1980 Bates County Cemeteries book, and evidently when the Mormon ladies walked that cemetery that year, they didn't find any either for they are not listed in their list for the Rockville Cemetery.
I live 25 miles from there - I don't know who has the cemetery book for there, but evidently there must be a record for those people as someone added 3 Welcomes to the website.
Tell the lady, sorry. If I had a picture, they would have been posted, but I don't and just went through the entire list again.
Added by Cameron Herrell on Jul 18, 2017 8:27 PM
welcome family
Eliza and Lawrence welcome
where is this cemetery located and are there pics of these two granves
any help will be appreciated
Added by Genealogygirl on Jul 18, 2017 4:45 PM
Ron Grant
Stanley Cemetery
We stopped here today to look at this cemetery.
It is in very bad condition. A large tree has been uprooted and fallen, taking out several headstones. The tree has been cut and partially removed. Generally overgrown and I think is barely noticeable as you drive by. Some of the stones are partially buried so I would guess more are completely covered. I'm rather new to this site and I do not see a way to leave a note on the cemetery page, so since you have taken the pictures of Stanley I wanted to contact you.
Added by Ron Grant on Jun 05, 2017 7:25 PM
Emmett Myers
Sherry - I see you are on a few of the Memorials for Emmett Myers. I wonder if you are a direct Relative. If so I would appreciate the opportunity for private email, but am not sure how to make that happen on this system. I am Emmett's Granddaughter, although not from his Marriage to Bertha. Thank you.
Added by EJJH on Apr 01, 2017 10:20 AM
Tracy Graham
RE: Relatives?
It was Hazel and Bruce DeMoss. I saw on your profile that you leave flowers on random graves as well so you may not know them. Thank you for the reply though!
Added by Tracy Graham on Mar 31, 2017 5:30 AM
Tracy Graham
Hi Sherry!

Hazel and Bruce are my great-grandparents on my grandma's side. How are you related to them? I don't know much about my grandma's side so its pretty neat to possibly find a relative I didn't know about.

Have a wonderful day!
Added by Tracy Graham on Mar 30, 2017 11:19 AM
J. Rubio
My new book
Hi Sherry! I don't think I have your mailing address, so please shoot it over to me via email so I can ship you a copy of my new book as promised. Thank you again for letting me use your photo for Elna Zimmerman's story. :-)
Added by J. Rubio on Mar 29, 2017 11:58 AM
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