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Gone But Not Forgotten (#46915173)
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My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.
How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.
How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?
How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.
It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.
Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.
It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]
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Oh look, a chicken!
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Hi, the video clips are pretty easy. You can upload a short video on an online gif maker, I use, which will condense the video and make it into the .gif file which is small enough to add onto here. I know there are also ways to add several photos so that they will click through in automatic order, too, but I'm not sure how that is being done.

I'm not related to the Wolcotts at all, if you'd like them just send me a correction to each one you'd like transferred. Have a great day!
Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Apr 16, 2014 2:58 AM
Oh look, a chicken!
Hiya! I added the info you sent, except the dates for Sylvius because I'm dumb and hit delete too fast. If you'd like to have them transferred to you I'd be happy to do so, just let me know!

I found Viola Wolcott Lyons, and added her memorial. I've also stumbled onto Frederick Hiram Wolcott, he's buried in Oriskany Falls, Oneida Co., NY, but which cemetery I'm not sure. He died in 1895, his dad is still listed as alive and living in Sandy Creek, NY but his mother wasn't.

I'm still digging :)
Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Apr 15, 2014 5:43 PM
Charles Waid
I linked per your request. Are you related to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Merrill) Wolcott?

Added by Charles Waid on Apr 14, 2014 10:20 AM
RE: Arthur O Wolcott at West Hesperia
I do not have the death record. But, please see the indexed death record, which states, in relevant part:
Name: Arthur Wolkott Or Wolcott
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 07 Jun 1922
Event Place: Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 17 Mar 1882
Birthplace: Hesperia, Michigan
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Father's Name: John Wolcott
Mother's Name: Eva Hysell
GS Film number: 1973035
Digital Folder Number: 005240287
Image Number: 02703
Added by Twist on Apr 06, 2014 4:59 PM

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