|TEXAS TUDORS (#46931048)|
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We are the chosen. 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. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
Wife of Leonard Ross Tudor.
Daughter-in-law of Donald Wayne & Annie Mae (McCann) Tudor, of Uvalde, TX.
Mother of Jason Ryan Fallin of Houston, Harris County, TX.
Daughter of Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill and LeRoy Eugene Frederick.
Step Daughter of Louis Clifford Mancill, formerly of Mobile, Alabama.
Sister of Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean (Hyden), Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie (Vanderford)(Harrod), and Sarah Kay (Moore) Frederick.
Granddaughter of Phyllis Eugenia Adele (Palen) Linderman; formerly of Caledonia, MN, & Harry William Linderman, of Houston, TX; formerly from Dubuque, IA.
Granddaughter of Elizabeth Annie "Bessie" (Mazac) Frederick, from Crosby, TX (formerly Granger, TX); & Charlie F. Frederick, (aka Karel Fredrick) (formerly from Moravia) from Taylor, TX.
Great Granddaughter of Leopold Frank Palen & Besse Leone (Koch) Palen, from Luxembourg; and Jan "John" & Annie Marie "Mary"(Dudika) Mazac, of Moravia.
Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my father's trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript,
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find,
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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|Time Traveler||Annie Weber #63030662|
My apologies. I forgot to post her memorial number. Find it in the subject line here.
Thanks for the correction
|Leafraker||RE: Thanks so much|
I appreciate you taking the time to separate the two Mazac families.
|JohnRobert Mauney||Your DITTO message on contributor #46637850|
I stumbled across your bio from a message you left on a fellow contributor's page. Glad to see another patriot with fortitude to tell it like it is. Greetings and prayers from a fellow native Texan. Glad to make a new friend too.
|Dixie Home Georgia||Thank You|
I have been meaning to say to y'all..Thank You for All the Years, and Flowers you leave. I seem to have crossed many paths with you. God Bless Texas!..and I loved what you wrote on the page of "Republican"..all I can say is..AMEN.
|C T H||RE: Robert Lafayet Cooke|
Thank you for being an awesome and active member of findagrave! If you ever need help, please let me know!! God bless you as well!
Added by C T H on Jan 24, 2016 12:34 AM
Hello, Sally, I'm a Linderman descendant, too. I'm curious to know whether you've reviewed this source at Cornell University Archives?: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMM03777.html
Family Search ID MMCZ-6DY is referencing the Helen Finch Smith file as a source for Samuel Roberts who married Catherine Linderman, daughter of Pvt Cornelius Linderman. You added a note to the F.A.G. memorials of my Linderman ancestors: Cornelius, Catherine and her son, my Daniel Roberts. Thank you for that and for letting me know if you've reviewed this source for its potential in containing Linderman genealogy. I appreciate your help; we must be cousins.
|Billie Jasper||John Pirkle|
Greetings TEXAS TUDORS,
Your bio is lovely with the prose and poems.
Thank your for your suggested edit with "Jacob" being the middle name for John Pirkle. I have found this in a few records that I was not certain was my ancestor. Will you please share what your source is.
|Kate Duvall||RE: Just Wondered|
Thank you also for the beautiful flowers you've left for my loved ones!
|Kate Duvall||RE: Just Wondered|
Thank you. I was aware of that; I've just never had cause (or the time or the energy) to list a new cemetery, unfortunately.
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