Please let me know if you find a mistake or something I can add to a memorial. While I have walked many a cemetery, I get most of my information from historic books/obit's/bio's and newspaper articles. The newspapers were not so concerned with correct spelling or dates, and some of the tombstones themselves are hard to read...so while I try the best I can to be accurate, I do make typo's and admit...Im not perfect.
If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you for one of your friends/loved ones, let me know, I will be glad to. I am not interested in giving memorials for the purpose of numbers, if they are close to you I don't mind, if you just want someone else to do the work for you, I do.
The reason I love Find A Grave is: When I was a little girl my grandfather was a grave digger. He used to pick me up and take me with him, getting to the cemetery at dusk, as back then you dug the graves by hand, equipment was a no-no. He taught me to respect a cemetery. Its the last place and the last chance for the person who has passed on....to have someone remember them. He taught me to think about that little dash between the birth and death date. That tiny little dash represents the persons entire life. It doesn't tell you if they were a parent, if they had hardships, if they were rich or poor, but it shows that they lived on earth and were loved by someone. My friends thought I was crazy to go with him to help dig graves at night, he would say, "no one in here can hurt you, it's the one's outside this place that can". We need to preserve our cemetery's....the final records of our life. I consider everyone's life important and even tho I don't know most of the folks I have entered God knows them, and their life means something to Him. I hope this helps their family and friends, and future generations, who can log on to FAG and find out a little genealogy. FAG gives a voice to those who are not in the history books, or the sports records, they let us put our family, the true hero's of our past who make us what we are, or will become in the future, out there for the world to see and honor.
I thank God for saving me, blessing me with the hope of Heaven, and giving us Jesus and the Holy Spirit....where would any of us be without Him?
If you would take a minute to visit my uncle Nathan
RE: Clara Jump Thank you. I did send a small revision this morning,as Dan's contribution was also appreciated. I did find an old Pavonia transcription that includes Amos d. 1901 on Mary Ann's transcription line, but there's no separate entry for Amos. Since she died 1869, the 1901 had to be added later or the headstone redone. Will see if I can clarify that.
More transfers , , , Hi Bev! I just noticed your message to me! I would love to take over the care of more memorials from Ohio, when you decide to"retire." I feel very honored and it was so so sweet of you to consider me for this privilege! All my dad's relatives and ancestors are in Ohio, but after he moved us to Texas for NASA's space program in the 1960s, he preferred the weather here. I haven't visited Ohio, since 1988 when my grandmother was still alive--but I plan to do so with all my family, in a few years! Take care, Aileen
Beverly, thank you so much! Hi Beverly, Thank you so much for the memorial transfer of John Otterbacher (my GGGGrandfather) to me! I've been doing more research on him, since being contacted by a lady who somehow shares Otterbacher DNA with me. Thank you again, Aileen
RE: Bonnie J. Morrison Good morning Bev! The kind words are more than welcome... you do good work. I did go in and look at Bonnie's page again, and you will want to know that the mom needs to be changed to Iona... and her number is 101080014... I picked that number up from Virgil's memorial... she is currently showing with a bunch of step siblings... Happy Days from Montana, where it is beginning to look like spring!!
Bonnie J. Morrison Hi Bev! Thanks for posting my friend and classmate! I wanted to let you know that her Mom is wrong on the posting... maybe transposed a number, and thought you might want to take a look. Have a gret day!! Brenda :)