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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.
My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.
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 doesn't 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.
**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through Hill and Shields people in various counties.**
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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|Ryan Shields||Thank You So Much!!!!|
Hi Sherry, I really appreciate you leaving virtual flowers for my Grandfather, Earl Mervil Shields. If there's any information about my Branch of the Shields Family I can help you with let me know. I'm trying to find out more myself. Again, Thank You Very Much!
All the Best,
|Sandra Meyer||Arthur Emanuel Mord, Esther Larson Mord and daughterr Arlise Mord Stanley|
We are searching for living descendants of these folks a Troy Sally Hanson purchased a cedar chest at an estate sale and found a hidden drawer in it with a birth certificate, marriage license and personal love letters in it! They would like to return them to the family! Troy Sally Hanson is on Facebook in Sioux City, Iowa.
|Michael S. Klimczak||RE: Re: Jan Kral|
Oh, okay. No problem. Thanks for the reply.
|Michael S. Klimczak||Re: Jan Kral|
I noticed you left a flower on memorial 143235992. Are you related to Jan Kral? He's my 3rd great-grandfather.
|J. Rubio||RE: Elna Zimmerman|
I wanted to know if I can use your photo again, but this time for my upcoming book surrounding various women's stories who have been forgotten in time. I would love to use your photo of her grave for the end of her chapter. Please let me know and when it comes out I would be happy to send you a copy of the book for free! :-)
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 23, 2015 1:01 PM
|Gerry Stanley||Minnie St. Clair Thomason|
It was brought to my attention that I have duplicated a memorial of Minnie that you entered back in 2004. The # of my duplicate is 63067979. Minnie is not exactly direct line but she was the sister of my Grandmother, Myra Lea St. Clair Lefholz which makes her my Grand Aunt. I would appreciate a transfer if you're willing to do that. My Find A Grave # is 47287035. If you'd rather keep her just let me know so we can work out the details. Thank you.
|weirich||Hill Family in Tarkio|
Thanks for the message. I have updated Anna's memorial page. It looks like I need to update several more too and link them together. I'll get that done in the next day or two. Are you related to the Hills buried in Home Cemetery? George Garrett Hill and Malissa Catherine Mayes are my husband's great-great grandparents.
Last week I asked Grandma if either of her grandfathers, Andrew Shiell or George Gear, had any brothers or sisters. She said George had a brother named Will. Not sure if that's true or if she had them mixed up and was talking about Ben Gear's brother Will. Have you found anything on George Gear's or Andrew Shiell's siblings?
Added by weirich on Sep 12, 2015 9:22 PM
|Fay Dean Ragsdale||Aggans/Allen correction|
Thank you very much for the information on the correct cemetery for Opal L Aggans-Allen and her husband Clyde V Allen. I have placed them in Broooking Cemetery. I hope I did it correctly. If I didn't, can you please suggest a better way in case I run into this in the future?
The only way I could figure out to do it was to delete them from the incorrect place and reenter them in the new place. I am not sure that is how it is done. Please advise.
By the way, how did you know so quickly?
|B. Meales||Hill Family|
I made the additions you contributed, thank you. I believe D. K. means -don't know-
|Joni (Hedrick) Dietz||RE: Roggy|
Your very welcome, Sherry! I'm always happy to help a fellow member. :)
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