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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo A link in the chain has been broken;
Your loved one has gone to rest.
But through your tear dimmed eyes you see,
That a loving God knows best.
And you must go on without her, and though your loss is great,
She will be there to meet you
At Heaven's Golden Gate.

By Marvel Bennett, written for my mother, Lois Goodman Skinner
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says,
"Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song,
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine thru.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls
I miss you dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we're together again.
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Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrater
Pine Grove, St. Leo, & Thayer
I stumbled across a partial one of Pine Grove once but with the ever changing internet can no longer find that listing.
There are open invitations from the Elk County Roots program for someone to do a survey. There is also a map evidently that the caretaker has of the plot layouts but to my knowledge it isn't published.
We decided to go there to do the backlog of requests a couple of years ago plus look for family relatives and like you just decided to shoot some of the interesting ones while we were there. That led to a request from a lawyer in Texas about one family which we went back to research and photograph for him outside of Find A Grave.

Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrater
Added by Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrate... on Oct 16, 2016 10:05 AM
Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrater
Ridgway Cemeteries
I've got relatives in all three - Gardner and Weilacher. Best thing is to Google a map of Ridgway and go to Satellite. 948 coming up from the railroad track - first entrance is Pine Grove - it has a big loop up the hill and back down and a small parallel drive to 948. The next entrance is the dividing line between Pine Grove and St. Leo's - going back in anything on the right is St. Leo's and Pine Grove on the left till you come to the tree line in back of Pine Grove. Turning right on that lane is the dividing line between St. Leo's in the front and Thayer in the back . At least to the best of my knowledge.

About a year ago they cut the evergreen trees up in Thayer by the Mauseleum which is locked. Never tried to get in there but I've heard it is difficult to photograph inside.

Drove past these many times on family trips to Warren and always thought they were just one big cemetery till we went up to fill some photo requests that had built up. Enjoyed tramping through them, however, having medical problems now and not able to tackle anythng on hillsides.
Ken Heitzenrater
Added by Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrate... on Oct 15, 2016 5:52 AM
Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrater
Ridgway Tri Cemeteries
Fascinating isn't it? Not to mention confusing because there are actually 3 cemeteries here.

Thayer and St. Leo's boundary is the last road at the brow of the hill which has the road going in towards the maseoleum. Everything from there to the main highway to Mout Morencie is St. Leo's. Everything else from the brow road back to the woods is Thayer.

Pine Grove has the mausoleums built into the hillside. If you follow the road that divides Thayer and St. Leo's towards the heart of Ridgway where it curves down the brow is the division line between Pine Grove and St. Leo's.

Then there are two more cemeteries on the Mount Morencie Road heading towards Sheffield. They are on the left hand side going out and back off the highway. Oakmont is marked along the highway while Ott is further out and about a mile off the main highway on the left.

Then there is Fairview on the road to Halton on the outskirts of Ridgway which is on the right hand side of the road.

Ken Heitzenrater
Added by Ken & Cecelia Heitzenrate... on Oct 14, 2016 6:10 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
William Christoff
Thank you for getting this request for me. I appreciate it.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Oct 14, 2016 1:25 PM
Jeff & Annie Wolfe
RE: McKean Memorial
Thank you Carol!
Added by Jeff & Annie Wolfe on Oct 10, 2016 4:31 PM
RE: Andrew Whisner, # 88897376
Well, the Andrew Whisner whose death certificate is shown on this memorial is the same one who married Idessa Jack. I know this because he and Idessa were living next to his parents, Sam and Mary Whisner, in the 1870 census. In 1880, he's still in that house, next door to Sam and Mary, but with a different wife: Anna. So, it looks like he changed wives. And Idessa said, in a later census, that the duration of her marriage was 9 years, which would make sense with the time line. So, I think this is Idessa's ex-husband. Perhaps she claimed, to the census taker, to be a widow, as that was more honorable than being a divorced woman, back then. And I think they used to put the census sheets up for the public to see. Anyway, I've seen this before, in other branches of my family, in those times. I'm pretty much convinced that Andrew and Idessa divorced and she just started saying (to the census takers, anyway) that she was widowed.

Thanks for your response and, again, thanks for all you do on Findagrave. :)
Added by autick on Oct 09, 2016 1:19 PM
Jeff & Annie Wolfe
McKean Memorial
Hello! Annie and I were going to try and do a few of the 100+ photo requests at Lafayette, but I don't have a map of the sections or anything. It's hard getting any info on the cemetery or listings from the management, so I wondered if you had a map or anything that you could share that would help us?
Jeff Wolfe
Mt Jewett
Added by Jeff & Annie Wolfe on Oct 09, 2016 12:12 PM
RE: Virginia Bigley Calhoun
You are very welcome!
Added by 52P37 on Oct 05, 2016 1:56 PM
Cynthia [Marie] Westphal
Emma J Faust
Hi, I have a relative named Emma Jane Faust. she was born in Germany in 1675. Her son and daughter in law both died when she was in her early 40's and we assume she raised her grandson. Her grandson was married in Germany but later appears in PA. I think she immigrated to the US with her grandson and granddaughter-in-law and the Emma J Faust in this cemetery could be her.
My question is, if she died around 1755-1770, could this grave be hers? Is the cemetery that old? I saw some graves from the early 1800's but don't know if there could be/are any from the mid/late 1700's.
If so, I can connect several graves to hers.
Thanks for any help you can give!
Added by Cynthia [Marie] Westphal on Oct 02, 2016 5:28 PM
Donna Markey
Harrison Averill
Well, that was interesting! He was the nephew of James Averill, the son of his brother Stephen. I haven't found where Harrison's parents are buried yet. When I do, I'll add them to his memorial. Thanks for pointing him out.
Added by Donna Markey on Sep 28, 2016 10:18 AM
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