I believe one of the worst things that can happen to anyone is to die and not be remembered for contributions made and sacrificial service rendered to enrich the lives of others.
Being a contributor to Find A Grave enables me to PROPerly Salute those who've directly and indirectly touched my life, and the lives of others. Also, it helps my family (and hopefully other families) easily obtain genealogical data on departed kin.
My goal is to create "quality" memorials that speaks to & honors the lives of persons who've passed on. My idea of quality is a memorial that, if possible, has at least one picture of the departed person & has a bio that says something about who the person was, & the contributions he/she made in the lives of others...
The content of the email I sought to send to her fully explains my Transfer Requests in regard to Tuskegee Airmen Memorials.
Michael James Morton
************************************************* Subject: The Knight Shift
Nan...thank you very much for transferring to me your four (4) "Find A Grave" Memorials - Tuskegee Airmen. I have placed clickable links in said Memorials which will inform persons who view them that there is a web page linked to said Memorial which lists names of Tuskegee Airmen who have passed away, but, now, continue to watch over, and, protect the U.S.A. as Members of "THE KNIGHT SHIFT...Hoorah!!! I have done this, so as any and all Tuskegee Airmen who still remain with us (as well as their family and friends), will be able to search to determine the status of Tuskegee Airmen who are of interest to them.
Emet Anders http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=678540&GRid=31965752&
Herbert Barland http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=678540&GRid=31967514&
I seek to build a complete Tuskegee Airmen Cemetery (Pilots & Ground Personnel) here at “Find A Grave” which will eventually contain thousands of Tuskegee Airmen. Approximately nine hundred ninety-four (994) pilots were graduated from Tuskegee Airfield, and, their total number of supporting ground personnel was approximately fourteen thousand (14,000) airmen.
I do not seek to gather Tuskegee Airmen Memorials, and, then, unreasonably control & restrict access to them on the part of other persons. As stated herein above, my goal is to place my Tuskegee Airmen Cemetery clickable link in all "Find A Grave" Tuskegee Airmen Memorials, for the benefit of all other persons who are interested in, and, concerned about the Tuskegee Airmen.
Nan...thus far, fifty (50) Find A Grave Members have transferred Tuskegee Airmen Memorials to me and ten (10) have declined. To date, no one has sent me a request to transfer a Tuskegee Airmen Find A Grave Memorial, or, any other manner of Memorial. However, if someone does make such a request I am not, at all, predisposed to decline such a request. As a matter of fact, I would be more inclined to transfer, in that, once again, my primary goal was/is simply to place my Tuskegee Airmen Cemetery clickable link in Tuskegee Airmen Memorials.
If you would like for me to transfer the four (4) Tuskegee Airmen Memorials you sent to me...back to you, please advise.
Once again, thanks very very very much for your assistance.
The Nelsons! I highly recommend that you read the book Freedom Summer if you have not already read it, It is about Schewener, Goodman and Chaney and the civil rights movement I can not understand why people are so cruel to their fellow man as far as I am concerned we are all brothers and sisters!
Georgine Crow Morris Hi Deleon, She was married to Edward L McCoy before James Morris. They had a son Edward L McCoy Jr. whom had a son Edward L McCoy (III). Edward L McCoy was white. I was told she was of mixed race. White, Cherokee and African American. This is what I was told from someone in the Morris line. Just wondered if you had anymore info on her. I can not seem to find much about her lineage on line. Thanks Kim
Georgine Crow Morris Hello, I saw your message you left on her memorial. She is my great grandmother. I am trying to find out who her parents were. Just wondering if you have any information. Thank You.
Bill Gooseneck McDonald 1866-1950 I am interested in having correct information on memorials. I see your addition on a "flower". There are two memorials set up and an unsatisfactory memorial for his son. Do you know where his son was born, cause of death and more information about other graves in his Plot at Oakwood cemetery? I wish you would take steps to have the memorials merged and linked to the family members. It is really The Trinity Cemetery, which is the black section attached to Oakwood. If you are not interested, then I will try to find out more. I remember going there many times, on the Northside of Fort Worth. It was said he built that monument so it would overlook the KKK building (Ellis Pecan) on North Main. I'm an old Northsider and white. But it is such an interesting story Virginia Lee Brown