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S. G. Shanafelt (#46871301)
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Bio Photo I trust we are thankful for the love of the departed, the sacrifice of patriots and the faith of God's people who have now gone to their reward. We pay respect to the dead because their life has touched ours and we are better because they lived. As we reflect on and remember the lives of those who are now dead, we are moved to... in turn... touch the lives of others in good ways.

I don't believe you have to be blood related to have ties. Most of the Memorials I manage are relatives - some very distant. If I manage one you have ties to and want to take care of, ask me for a transfer. I may ask you why you want the transfer but I will NOT ask you to prove anything to me. These Memorials are not owned by anyone nor should anyone feel an entitlement to them. We are simply stewards...

I have found most... people to be kind and reasonable...most... I've learned that greed, egos and personal agendas are qualities that do not win friends...qualities that don't impress me.

My wish is to honor those who have gone before us. Those who were loved...or not so loved, those who were someone's son or daughter; those who helped build this great land we have the privilege of living on during our life; those who so valiantly fought and served this Country so we may be free; and, those who lived on after the death of their loved one. If I can honor them, then I feel a sense of accomplishment...if not for the dead, then for future generations. My hope is that I have made a positive difference...

Genealogy is a passion of mine. Daddy and I used to walk the land and he began taking me to the old cemeteries where he knew so many of those who had passed. Then Mother and I would take a day to walk through the graves of her long ago relatives. I took along my ‘polaroid' camera snapping photos of many of the older graves never dreaming that I would one day post them on a wonderful "FREE" site known as Find A Grave.

May God Bless You and May God Bless the USA.
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Elsie Harmon
RE: Artz
Lydia had a very interesting life. I thought family members would like to have the obituary.
Added by Elsie Harmon on Aug 31, 2017 11:21 AM
Richard Parker
S. G.,

Please use the white edit tab to request your links.

Thanks, Richard
Added by Richard Parker on Aug 31, 2017 8:08 AM
Ancestor Searcher
RE: Shanefelter
You are quite welcome. Have a blessed evening.
Added by Ancestor Searcher on Jul 12, 2017 3:28 PM
Suzanne Bailey-Monroe
RE: Goleman
You are very welcome, so glad I could do it.
Added by Suzanne Bailey-Monroe on May 13, 2017 4:30 PM
Barbara B
RE: Sarah Shanefelt
When I find a headstone and create a memorial, it's always with the hope that someone is looking for that ancestor and will contact me. I don't hoard memorials. I had a person be very difficult when I asked for a transfer of my great grandmother's brother and she wasn't related to him, just did the entire cemetery, so I understand!! Really glad that I could help!
Added by Barbara B on Apr 20, 2017 1:39 PM
Barbara B
Sarah Shanefelt
Thank you for the correction on her date of death. I have no ties to the Shanefelt family, probably just added memorials that were near to requests that I was taking photos of. I would love to transfer James and Sarah to you if you would like.
Added by Barbara B on Apr 20, 2017 6:21 AM
Debra Harrison White
RE: Sam and Hazel Shanafelt
Absolutely they are!

Added by Debra Harrison White on Feb 07, 2017 9:47 AM
Debra Harrison White
RE: Sam and Hazel Shanafelt
So now you have in turn made my morning! Interesting that we both have notes as to the association/relationship of our two families. Shanafelt was definitely a household name at Grandmother and Grandad's house. As you mention, the love and respect that they all had for each other. You don't hear or see this much anymore. So thankful that your family were such good people!

Added by Debra Harrison White on Feb 07, 2017 9:21 AM
Debra Harrison White
Sam and Hazel Shanafelt
Hello! I am the Granddaughter of Houston and Roberta Denning who lived in Bryson, Texas. I wanted to let you know that my Grandfather, Houston Denning, worked for Hazel Shanafelt. I am looking at notes typed up by my Mother, Mildred Ann Denning Harrison, that reads:

Sam and Hazel Shanafelt had a large ranching operation (4,700 acres) at Bryson and Jermyn, Texas. Sam was killed and Hazel asked Daddy to take care of the ranching operations. We had housing and a salary. Hazel covered all other expenses. Life was good.

I personally remember Grandmother and Grandad speaking so highly of Sam and Hazel. They truly were good people. I remember as a child riding in Grandad's truck and stopping by Hazel's home there in Bryson and picking up feed for her livestock and riding out to feed with my Grandad. What great memories!

Thought you might enjoy hearing this story!

---Debra Harrison White

Added by Debra Harrison White on Feb 07, 2017 6:31 AM
RE: Saylor/Sailer
Oh yes, silly me now I remember it. I also have Snyder in my known family line. I was surprised to see another in this family but really, it's a pretty common name. I always thought Sailor would be easy, not! an occupation, the different spellings, sailor moon, soldiers and sailors memorials, etc.... Aye! Do you have any additional info on Peter and Barbara (Shanafelt) Saylor of Washington County, Maryland? I'm trying to find my connection to my William M. Sailor. who lived in Mechanicsburg, Florin, Mount Joy and Lancaster PA.
Added by Capt on Jan 13, 2017 10:36 PM
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