|Blanche Keating Collie (#47962376)|
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|I have been doing family research for own family, friends and other people upon request for many years. I am delighted with FInd A Grave and the opportunity to share research data with others in this format. My husband and I are retired educators having both taught in public school, university level and been administrators. My family lines include, Keating, Snider, Whitaker, Heinle, Cobb, Robertson, Gann, Routh, Carter, Dunn, Williams, Taylor. Also have extensive research on my husband, John's, lines, Collie, Jones, Mattox, Moran, Rimer, Snodgrass, Cockrell, Huey. After dragging my husband through cemeteries all over the country for years in my research, he was delighted to have me do it on Find A Grave and even helped before his death.|
The following sums up what this adventure is all about.
The Story Teller
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but instead breathing life into all those who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story". - Author, Tom Dunn
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|Doyle Riggan||Arkansas Collies|
Hi, I am just beginning to start tracing my ancestors. I am the grandson of Bertie Collie Grissom, great grandson of Hardy Collie, and great, great grandson of Robert Carroll Collie. Bertie lived in Malvern, AR.
Hello I am Robbin My grandfather ame was John Routh My Dad ame is Hugh Routh, Great Grandfather was Amazhar and G.G. father was Simeon Routh.
|R. L. Vaughn||Ossie Vandola Keating|
We were down at the County Line Cemetery yesterday, and took a picture of the grave of Ossie V. Keating.
I did a little work on the transcription, because it looked like a few words were slightly off on the Find-A-Grave memorial (for example, the "too" at the end is very hard to see, but the "t" is visible with faded letters following; and which completes the rhyme). I thought you might want to take a look and compare and see what you think. Blessings.
Twenty months I lived
To glad my parents sight
And now I bid to them
A short "good night."
Mourn not my fate.
My days in life were few
My pleasures brief
But brief my sorrows too.
|carole taylor puntenney||The Story Teller|
In my searching for our family lineage, I have found that NO legal document is 100% accurate. We have to take every memorial or profile, as a place to gather information. After we find information from f-a-g/wikitree/rootsweb/or ancestry.com, because they are all just information sites, we must actually find the census records, which are 50% accurate, the death cert may or may not have the correct DATA...Even headstones are known to be mischiseled. So bottom line, we must read "The Story Tellers" information and then go PROVE one way or another for ourselves. Until you can put the SOURCS or DOCUMENT with it yourself it is just family lore. And sometimes family stories like Blanche's are just too great not to keep in our books...Thank you Blanche for all your hard work in bringing the families to us.
|Cinda Kay Nighswonger||Remembering Hudson|
I am Hudson's second wife. We married in 1989 and divorced in 1992. I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2009 after years of estrangement. We spent a few hours catching up and mending our fences. He was one of the happiest and genuinely good men I have known.
He always reminded me that he prayed for my salvation, and I was so happy to tell him I had been saved! So soon my dear, we will see each other again. Love Cinda
|Claudia Wier||Merry Christmas!|
Dearest Wonderful Blanche,
I wish you and Cheryl a happy, healthy Christmas holiday and a lovely New Year! Thank you for all you have done for my mother and my family with your gorgeous memorial to her and my brother Terrence! I am forever grateful to, and for, the both of you! We will be coming through your aria and hope to see you on the way out to see that beautiful memorial in Portales!
P.S. would you please send me your home address again??
|Bruce Wertz||happy christmas|
Merry Christmas and happy new year
|Royce Arnold Scott||Burton Collie|
My wife's grandmother Lela Stovall married Dee Elmer Weatherly in Jefferson Co
they later divorced and he spent the rest of his life in Big Spring Texas
In late life, she married Burton Collie and they lived in Jefferson Co
Is there a connection with Burden Collie
|Billy Franklin||William Silas Collie|
Do you have a copy of the will of William Silas Collie which you mentioned you found in the Lincoln County Archives? I have been to the archives and they cannot find the papers. I am a descendant of John and Elizabeth Franklin and would like to see a copy of the will. If you have copy could you please send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and regards,
|Pat Sproat||Mary Brown Routh|
Would you please check your edits tab and
I have sent you Mary Brown Rouths parents
memorials to add to her memorial.
Hope you can add them to her memorial.
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