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Sidney (#48067839)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo Early December:
The morning fog fades from the foot
of the rising hills where crows watch;
silent, ragged sentinels in the trees,
keeping vigil over the dead.

Below, the stones lie quiet,
unmoved by coming storms: Peaceful.
Rest in peace, they say :
“He is at peace now”, rest in peace.
And some who lie here indeed may,
may rest after long full lives …
goodbyes said, no regrets. In peace.

And yet …
There is a shiver of sound here,
just beyond the edge of hearing;
an endless murmur as of distant sleepers,
caught in unquiet dreams,
under the winter-browning grass -
restless beneath the weight of unlived years.

Sidney 2015

More than two decades ago my mother showed me a notebook she used when she was in high school to record some family history. I've been working on our genealogy ever since. Most of my research involves French Canadian and New England families, as well as my husband's Ohio German and Ukrainian roots.

I love the opportunity that Find A Grave offers for helping others find the missing pieces of their family "puzzles".

Please feel free to use any photo I have taken in on-line or personal family trees. It would be nice if you would credit me for the photo.

If a memorial I have added is a family member of yours, I am happy to transfer management. I will also usually transfer out of FAG guidelines if there is a good reason. Please ask politely. I do not respond well to nastiness.

I am happy to receive edits but please do not ask me to post obituaries unless you wrote them, hold the copyright, or have explicit permission from the writer. This is against Find A Grave policies. Feel free to write a bio yourself paraphrasing the information, but I will remove references to living individuals in most cases for privacy reasons.

Please use the edit tab for corrections and transfer requests, it heads off a lot of potential problems.

PLEASE - No drama.
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Messages left for Sidney (138)[Leave Message]
Jean Clayton Charles
Emma Webb
Thank you very much for trying to fulfill my photo request for the marker of Emma Webb. I believed that she was buried there since the contributor had created her page.

I will continue to search for her burial. All your effort of trying to locate her burial was so generous of your time. Thank you. Jean
Added by Jean Clayton Charles on Jan 18, 2017 2:15 PM
Kathleen Clemence
Dan Baca photo
Many thanks Sidney for the photo of Dan's headstone - really appreciate you expending your time and effort on what appears to have been a cold and snowy day!

Added by Kathleen Clemence on Jan 18, 2017 1:50 PM
RE: Fred Messmer Memorial Picture
Sidney, I am also looking for Fred's mother's
grave. Her name is Ellen Griephan, died sometime
in 1961. Her husband is Emil J Griephan.
If this possible it would be appreciated.
Thanks again, Shirley
Added by SugarBaby on Jan 17, 2017 8:10 PM
Fred Messmer Memorial Picture
Sidney, Thanks for taking the time and effort to
take a picture of Fred Messmer's headstone. This
adds to family memoirs, as Fred Messmer is my

Greatly appreciated, Shirley Anderson (Messmer)
Added by SugarBaby on Jan 16, 2017 6:43 PM
Loveid Genealogy Project
Poore Transfer
Thank you for the transfer of my Poore ancestors. Debbie
Added by Loveid Genealogy Project on Jan 16, 2017 8:21 AM
Edward Roy Fields
Thank you so much for the grave marker photo and the area photo. I really appreciate it.

Added by h2ocello on Jan 13, 2017 11:44 PM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pic.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Jan 11, 2017 10:05 PM
Andrew Bristol
Santa Fe Cem - Rear Admiral John Morgan Bristol
Thanks for getting the photo one of my famous cousins grave marker. I live in Las Cruces. If you need any down here just let me know who and I will search for you.
Added by Andrew Bristol on Jan 11, 2017 9:55 PM
Ralph Gowen
Roy Gallagher
thank you for taking the time to find and photograph his headstone!

Added by Ralph Gowen on Jan 11, 2017 8:08 PM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Hernandez, Mount Calvary
Thanks for the photo of Teresa Hernandez's headstone. I appreciate your help.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Jan 11, 2017 9:28 AM
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