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Oh look, a chicken! (#46868335)
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Bio Photo Hi! Please take a moment to stop by and visit my Dad, he died June 13, 2013 and I miss him terribly.

Thank you so much to everyone who leaves flowers for Dad! It means a lot to me to know he's remembered.

If you have a few moments, stop on by to visit some of my family, they're all very dear to me!

Grandma and Grandpa Gantley, I can't believe they've been gone so long. Aunt Eileen, too, who was total awesomesauce. Jeff was married to my cousin, he was always a lot of fun and we were shocked when he left us so suddenly. My Uncle Denny joined them just this January.

Q & Ra are my birds, I miss them screeching to greet me when I get home and the joy of their company.

The Black Turken is the bird in my profile picture

I've always enjoyed looking for graves and hunting for cemeteries. This has also extended to peoples' virtual cemeteries, I go through a lot of them. It's always interesting, like those in the real world. (I should also mention I love reading peoples screen names, too, some are so cute, clever, or otherwise interesting!)

I've visited most of the graves I've listed here and but I AM NOT related to most of them, if you want to edit/add a bio. on anyone I've listed please contact me and I will be happy to do so. I'd also be happy to transfer memorial ownership.

I wish that all the memorials on here had a bit of a bio, an obit, a note from family or a scrap from a newspaper. So that you, the reader, could have even a tiny glimpse into the life that is gone. Same with family links, it makes me sad so many memorials have no links, no bios, no flowers. I have been working at finding out anything I can for everyone I've added, but so many of these people are simply a mystery.
A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

Sites that are a huge wealth of information!

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.
~Henry David Thoreau

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
~1 Corinthians 15:55

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

"Mayst thou rest soundly and quietly, and may the light turf lie easy on thy bones."
~Albius Tibullus

"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
~Richard Adams, Watership Down

It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses. "You needn't worry about them," said his companion. "They'll be all right--and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean." He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom.
~Watership Down, Richard Adams
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Alma and children

Thank you so very much. I will take good care of them.

Added by Scout on Jul 10, 2016 8:13 PM
Bailey (Baley) Barrows
Hi! I've been seeing your name all over the cemeteries where I'm looking for my Oswego County ancestors (Barrows and Delano). Thank you so much for all your work!

On Memorial 16289449, I'm afraid you have mixed up Bailey Barrows Sr. and Bailey Barrows Jr. The photo appears to be for Bailey Sr. He was born in August 1786 and died in February 1860, making him 73 when he died.

Bailey Jr. was born in the late 1820s and would have been in his late 60s if he died in 1896 or 1897, so the newspaper article would have been about him.

See what you think. Thanks again.

Added by Laurel on Jul 06, 2016 3:45 PM
Emily Stokes Rowe
More on Polly and Emmeline Waterman
The mother listed came from Otsego county with her husband, Lyman Griswold in 1825. I would say it virtually impossible that Polly Waterman Griswold was the mother of these children.
Emily Rowe
I will look in the Waterman genealogy to determine who are the parents of these two daughters - other than Warren Waterman.
Emily Rowe
Added by Emily Stokes Rowe on Jul 02, 2016 8:14 PM
Emily Stokes Rowe
Polly Waterman and her sister Emmeline. You have her mother as Polly Waterman Griswold. While I know that the graves of these two children have the inscription, daughter of Warren and Polly Waterman, does it make sense that the mother's grave would have inscribed on it the name of her first? husband as her last name rather than her maiden name?
Warren Waterman was married twice, the first marraige shown in the census records as Pherona or something similiar. The 1845 census has her being born in Oswego. Isn't it more likely that Polly Waterman Griswold was, in fact, a Waterman?
Food for thought. I haven't yet looked on the Census records for Polly Griswold, but my guess it would show she was from Otsego County.
Emily Rowe
I am trying to untangle the Watermans in Oswego as to how they relate to the Watermans in Otsego.
Emily Rowe
Added by Emily Stokes Rowe on Jul 02, 2016 8:08 PM
Phylinda Kellogg
Please ignore my edit request to link her to a parent. I was incorrect. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Jul 01, 2016 4:59 PM
Ed McCormick
RE: McCormick
Added by Ed McCormick on Jun 21, 2016 8:47 PM
Crystal Sapphire
Question about an Obit
Good afternoon. I am a legal researcher and I often have to locate heirs of deceased individuals. It seems that this site contains obituaries which I cannot find otherwise. I have a question regarding the source of an obituary you posted in 2007 for Pvt Ward E. Bailey. Is there anyway you can contact me?
Added by Crystal Sapphire on Jun 08, 2016 10:38 AM
Keith Marley
Thanks for your incredible work
I too take pictures for F.A.G. when I can and so I know how much effort goes into it. You have helped me get a bit more info for my tree so I thank you again.
Added by Keith Marley on May 24, 2016 3:03 PM
Hazelnuts & Bolts
How apropos that the last quote in your profile is from Watership Down. My last name is Hazel and just last night I sat in my yard watching three little rabbits frolicking and eating at near sunset. Thanks for what you do with Find A Grave and for knowing that the reason we do this is pure love. Have a wonderful day!
Added by Hazelnuts & Bolts on Apr 27, 2016 6:51 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Catch up...
It's been awhile. Just stopping by to say "Hi!" and wish you a happy springtime. I've visited your relatives and birds. I am always touched by their memorials. You have encapsulated your love for them all in your writing.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Apr 21, 2016 7:54 AM
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