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Jan Miller (#46607804)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my own family and volunteering for the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society now for the past few years. I love wandering through cemeteries and will be willing to take photos of headstones in my town (or within 20 mi. or so) to help other researchers.


PLEASE ASK ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TRANSFER A FRIEND OR RELATIVE. I ALMOST NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEM DOING THIS!

The following poem, which I wrote, has gotten a lot of attention lately from those wishing to share it with others. Please know that I would be honored if you did. You can use my name as author if you like.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


***PLEASE NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! THANK YOU!!***


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Find-a-Grave Friends: Due to several circumstances, I have been delayed at fulfilling transfer memorials and corrections/connections. I plan to begin working on these today to complete these as requested. Thank you all for your patience -- you have not been forgotten -- and although I won't be notifying you individually that the corrections are made, please rest assured that they will be done ASAP. I appreciate your patience! -- Jan
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**************************************************ACCIDENTS SUCH AS DUPES HAPPEN, BUT *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR AN EXISTING MEMORIAL FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW ONE! I HAVE HAD TO DELETE A NUMBER OF MY ORIGINAL MEMORIALS BECAUSE OF DUPES THAT WERE CREATED WITH MORE INFO OR PICS AT A LATER DATE. AS I HAVE STATED IN THE PAST, I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS TRANSFER MEMORIALS IF REQUESTED BUT PLEASE, AS A COURTESY, LOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL BEFORE DUPLICATING. THANKS!
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Margie Lester
Jane Massengale Or Hembree
I forgot to say I do not want to take over her site I would not be able to do it. Just curious how you decide on the information was there any other thing beside the death records of both her sons and delayed birth record of one of the sons and her marriage record. If there is any other record can I have a copy of it.
Added by Margie Lester on Jun 22, 2016 11:20 AM
Margie Lester
Jane Massengale Or Hembree
I was wondering why you put her a Hembree. I believe that her Grandson would know if she was a Hembree he knew her before she died. Her daughter in law was the one that thought she was a Hembree I believe that the Grandson who was raised with her would have known that she was a Hembree and put it down on her record he was always honest. I was raised with Uncle Henry yes if she had been Meshack Hembree daughter he would have known it.
Added by Margie Lester on Jun 22, 2016 11:10 AM
Jami
RE: Lakin's in Illinois
Hi Jan,
We are all well as I hope you are too. What you're doing is a big deal, at least to me. The edits you've been sending are a huge help. I've been sorting through papers and photos from the estate of a family member and the names and relationships are all starting to make sense now. I'm not recalling who Charles Brown is/was that managed most of the Lakins that are now under my control. I once asked him to transfer one of them and the next thing I knew, I had all of them.

I may ask you for some additional information or a clarification on something but I'll shoot you an email with that. There are some relationships in the Laughery line that are confusing and the family notes aren't making sense. I appreciate your 'look up' offer cause I might need it !!

Keep up the great work as always !!
All The Best,
Jami
Added by Jami on Jun 15, 2016 6:07 PM
Jami
Lakin's in Illinois
Hi Jan,
I've received all the recent edits for the Lakin memorials. For months, I've been going through old records and notes from family and have been able to make some updates and such but nothing near to what you've obviously been doing. You've got access to records that I either haven't seen or don't have access to. Keep those edits coming though. I appreciate all your hard work !!
Thanks much.
All The Best,
Jami
Added by Jami on Jun 14, 2016 3:44 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for the suggested edits for the Donnan family of Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut
Logan County, Illinois, USA. I really appreciate your help.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Jun 13, 2016 6:30 PM
K. Nelson ❦❀
Freda Smith McKinney #20320922
On Find A Grave you posted a memorial for Freda (Smith) McKinney #20320922 who is buried in Licking, Cemetery. Someone linked her to father Benjamin F. Smith #15865590, he is not her father.


The biography part of Freda (Smith) McKinney's memorial mentions a father Ben Smith and a mother Ursuel Smith. The correct name for the father if Bennett F. Smith #15827857 and the correct name for the mother is Oretha Sue (Dunlap) Smith #15827855 they have a double tombstone in the Licking Cemetery. Please link Freda to these parents.


Note: Benjamin F. "Ben" Smith #15865590 married Elizabeth Robinson #15865597. They had one daughter Willora "Ora" Smith #25593486.


Thanks, Karen Nelson

Added by K. Nelson ❦❀... on Jun 09, 2016 4:40 PM
L. Byrd
RE: Mary Etta Laxton
Sorry for the confusion, I was just explaining why I suggested you change her maiden name from Duncan to West. Thank you.
Added by L. Byrd on Jun 07, 2016 11:47 AM
Linda
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William H. "Bill" Flowers
Would you have access to the obit of William Flowers? I believe it should be located in the Houston Republican in Dec. of 1909.
Added by Linda on Jun 01, 2016 9:40 AM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
Floyd Turner
We didn't link his mother when we made the memorial because:

1. She may not be buried in this cemetery.

2. Could not find a death date.

3. Perhaps married again and buried with another husband.

If you can find the death date etc. will be glad to link them.

Thank you.
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on May 27, 2016 8:15 AM
Hamilton Smith
RE: Lance and Miller
Thanks, Jan, for your kind response.

Barbra
Added by Hamilton Smith on May 26, 2016 8:50 AM
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