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<-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.|
The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.
The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.
For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, you weren't supposed to copy them unless you ask me first, and it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"
Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.
I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.
Please don't add any music to my interments. If you have a picture for one of my memorials you'd like to add, go ahead, but please let me know so I can see it! Thanks!
If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesnt mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.
This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.
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
Spread 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.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
By Thelma Greene Reagan
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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I have no further information on this person. Sorry.
Added by Sandy on Oct 21, 2014 11:36 AM
|John T||RE: Verlie Trent Jr.|
Thank you Sherry! Appreciated.
Added by John T on Oct 20, 2014 3:24 PM
|John T||RE: Verlie Trent Jr.|
Thank you Sherry!It is very much appreciated. Verlie Trent Jr. is my uncle known to us as Uncle Sam. He died young of a sudden heart attack.
Thanks again. John
Added by John T on Oct 19, 2014 7:14 AM
|Sarah Fenson VanBibber||Eunice Morris Sloan|
Thank you so much Sherry for contacting me, and sharing the obituary . Please go ahead and add it to the memorial, what a wonderful find!
Eunice MORRIS (1839 - 1916)
Eunice was my 2nd great grandmother. I went and searched Newspaper.com and found a smaller notice, but not the one you shared. That was a great find you found! I so appreciate you sharing!
|Marilyn Sanner Keim||Welsh|
Thanks for the obituary -- I have added it.
Many thanks for the added information! It has been added.
Added by Aavedt on Oct 11, 2014 6:06 AM
Would you like Ed & his parents transferred to you? I am not related. Kim
Been there, done that - typos are fixed, no worries.
|LaDon Brennan||Martha Baker|
Thank you for the obit, which has been added. I am always glad to add information to memorials so future generations will "know" their ancesters. There is a lot of confusion with this Baker family line, most had at least 10 children and used the same names, and married Baker cousins. I wish that Martha's living children had been named in her obit.
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