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Wayne L. Osborne (#46540493)
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Bio Photo I am a son of an ex-POW. My brother and I are both Vietnam era veterans. I enjoy genealogy which is what led me to this site. I think this is a great place to share information of loved ones and to honor them. I will continue to add my relatives information and to visit strangers along the way. Please consider leaving a note and flower for my parents, J. D. and Dorothy Osborne, my wife's parents Howard and Gladys Brewer as well as our son, Sean Matthew Osborne.

"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands". Linda Hogan, Native American Writer

"...all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time--to give birth to you...You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world" ~Lawrence Overmire~

The Story Tellers.....

We are the chosen. My feelings are in each family there is one who seems 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. All tribes have one. 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 am I and why do 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.
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Sylvia Kralik
Fona J Brink
Hi Wayne,
Are you related to Fona James Brink or a relative?
I am related to him and I do know there is an Osborne connection.
Wondering if you can shed light. I will be happy to exchange info.
We are still looking for our Native American connection of the Wortman / Workman, where Fona's mother comes in. She was Minerva, "Minnie " Wortman Brink.


Added by Sylvia Kralik on May 12, 2016 11:25 PM
Nancy Kerlin Barnett
Memorial #7605185
Thank you for the story of Nancy Barnett's grandson with the shotgun on his lap. I wish he was her today cause the county is digging up her grave for "research" reasons & plan to return the remains back after they widen the road where her graves lays. It has been there for 185 years, they plan to lower the grave to make it saver for cars to go by instead of making the road go a few feet into a corn field. I think this is wrong. This is why we say R.I.P. Thanks for listening.
Added by Susie on May 11, 2016 4:22 PM
rosie mcnaughton
Hi Wayne,
I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved cousin. Wishing you comfort at this difficult time.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Apr 24, 2016 7:11 AM
Kicking DCIS (Breast Cancer)
RE: Happy Birthday!
Thank you so much, Wayne! It has been an awesome day. I appreciate all my findagrave friends! You are all an awesome group of people that have richly blessed me! THANK YOU! Cecile
Added by Kicking DCIS (Breast Canc... on Apr 17, 2016 5:02 PM
Linda O'Hara
RE: Osborne-Mills
Chocolate Smith - the couple moved here from CA I think; they paid their bills by him working at Trader Joe's while she established the 'quality'; an inspiring young couple!

my sister THE genealogist in our family, a masters in Western Civilization, may have more to contribute; memory serves we've both been curious about the Florida connection -- nothing in our psychological "dna" computes with FL.

Kakawa is the benchmark chocolate in SF. I drive past Higgins 2-3 times a week.

Added by Linda O'Hara on Mar 27, 2016 8:37 PM
John Parker
Am i an osborne
My name is john ray parker i have an older brother fredric ugene who has passed i am looking for info on relatives and history i was born in june of 1969 my brother was born in denham in march of 1967 moms name is suppose to be susan or sharon not sure i came across this page by accident please forgive me if i have intruded or caused any grief as i am only looking to complete my long search for family please if you have any info send it to thank you for your time .
Added by John Parker on Mar 27, 2016 7:08 PM
Linda O'Hara
Wayne, thank you for your efforts. We would be related thru the Osborne's and A.B. Mills. My father's father, Isaac Marvin was one of AB's sons. I hope you can find the time to share what you might know about the Tallahassee, Florida Mills family? Isaac married
Anna Ola Mills in Silverton, TX, and their son Emery was my father.
Santa Fe, NM
Added by Linda O'Hara on Mar 27, 2016 5:55 PM
John Ragle
Rachel Jane Osborn Smels(z)er Ragle
Thanks for your response. Have found the will of R Jane Smelser and it contains the Smelser name spelled both ways. Her second husband Peter Ragle Sr was my 2x ggf, whom she married very late in life.
Added by John Ragle on Mar 27, 2016 1:18 PM
John Ragle
I would like to know if these surnames are the same or if they refer to different families? The Smelzer who apparently married my 3x GGF Peter Ragle Sr. was from Green County. The Daviess Co. land records show several Smelser plots of land in and around Raglesville. What is the connection?
Added by John Ragle on Mar 20, 2016 1:44 PM
Arleta ♥
RE: Dorothy Mae Osborne
My pleasure and honor to visit your loved one. Have a blessed Sunday!
Added by Arleta ♥ on Mar 20, 2016 7:57 AM
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