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Born in 1929, I have lived in the presence of most of the souls whose memorials I manage. Each of those individuals were significant in my personal life. For each one I have a story to tell.|
My genealogical research includes decades of my own work supplemented by meticulous work handed down to me by now deceased kin.
In my years, I have been graveside at most of these burials. At 16yrs, in WWII and as among the few "adult male kin" at home, it befell my duty to help dig, by shovel, a grave for a cousin. At 19yrs, I was pallbearer, by her wish, for a beloved aunt. I donned a masonic apron and participated in Masonic graveside service for my father. I have strong personal ties to the history of these memorials and may exert old-man dogmatism in the management thereof.
My interest in this project is to add, for my own family, a measure of historical fact behind the touted "grave registry" herein presented. I respect the registry as only a tool for locating graves, but with a genealogist's mindset that for each of those graves, there is a piece of history, and a real person of our past to be respectfully remembered.