Jacki G

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As an avid family historian living far from my hometown where my ancestors lived and died, most of my research is done via the Internet. I've learned invaluable info about my ancestors because of the time someone else spent photographing graves and posting pictures on FAG. I am most grateful to these people. Wanting to "Pay It Forward", when I am researching in a cemetery I try to photograph as many extra graves as possible concentrating my efforts to documenting neglected and abandoned graves, or those that have sunken and deteriorated to the point of almost being lost forever to time and the elements. I post this info for the benefit of others who may stumble across the memorials I have created in their own search. If you want a posting removed, corrected or transferred to you let me know. If that person is not a direct relative or ancestor to me, I will likely honor your request as soon as I am able. Many of the people I post on FAG are not a direct relation to me. It is rewarding to know I've helped others in the same way I've been helped.Family Surnames I spend research most: Maternal: Aultman, Bryant, Hudson, JonesPaternal: Bell, Hillard, Raleigh, SimmoneMy Husband's & Children's Surnames:Maternal: Bush, EmfingerPaternal: Gothard, MorrisonA Tribute to My GrannyMy interest in my family history began as a child sitting at the knees of my beloved grandmother, Thelma HUDSON Aultman. I fondly remember being fascinated by the stories of her life growing up the seventh of 8 children to a poor farmer and his wife. Granny was a kind, loving and selfless person who never sought attention. She was the hardest working person I've ever known, bar none. At age 7 following her mother's stroke, she left school to become the childcare provider to her toddler brother, cook and housekeeper for her 7 siblings and parents. At 13, she started working in the Happ's men's clothing factory and retired from there at age 65. She sewed, gardened, cooked, nursed sick relatives and served others her entire life. As a teen, Granny was the only person who made me feel loved and accepted unconditionally. She was my "soft spot" in a hard world. Granny was the closest thing to a saint as anyone I've ever known and I will love and miss her for the rest of my life. If you are so inclined it would mean a lot to me to have you leave flowers at her memorial. Frances Thelma HUDSON AultmanMemorial # 35414062

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