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Jan Miller (#46607804)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 2 days
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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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Anna
Joseph Boren transfer
Many thanks for being a generous fellow contributor. It's going to take me a while but I will let you know when I have added to this memorial.
Added by Anna on Jul 31, 2015 6:36 PM
evagael
RE: Benjamin H. Potter
No hurry...thank you:-)
Added by evagael on Jul 24, 2015 12:09 AM
James Boutwell
Glen Anderson
Thank you for the additional information on Glen Anderson, I have added to his memorial.

Thanks, James Boutwell
Added by James Boutwell on Jul 20, 2015 7:14 AM
cjgriffith
James Buttram
Thank you for the transfer of James. I appreciate it very much
Added by cjgriffith on Jul 16, 2015 9:44 PM
Margaret C Cowles
memorial #29570418 in #8 Cemetery-IL
On the above memoiral # for Rev Henry Walker Rogers I "jumped the gun" and asked you to list the children they shared that weren't linked.

THEN I serched for the girls...no luck...and thier brother Curt. FOUND HIM!

Please delete him from the list.

I am so sorry for asking you to do the list twice!
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Jul 16, 2015 9:36 AM
Annette Nail Liscio
Anton and Anna Maria Moas/Maus
Can you look at their headstones and see if the dates listed on this site is correct. I have a copy of a will of Mary Moas that lists her sons Herman and Bernard. The will was probate Feb. 8, 1875. I just wonder if the dates on the stone was read correctly for both Anton and Anna Maria (Mary)Maus. Will says Moas, yet I also see Maus. Can you tell what the spelling on the stone is?
Thanks
Annette Nail Liscio
Added by Annette Nail Liscio on Jul 08, 2015 6:27 PM
Linda
RE: Edits
Jan,
Please look at the obit for Newton Swank and tell me what you think. The last line says he was a member of the M.E. church in 1906, but he died in 1899.
Thanks,
Linda
Added by Linda on Jul 06, 2015 6:16 PM
Linda
RE: Edits
Thank you for the obits. I try to update each night, so feel free to send any edits you wish. :)
Added by Linda on Jul 01, 2015 6:24 PM
JD Day
RE: Perry F. Basnett
You are welcomed. Do you have any more information on him? The dates of his birth and death and spouse? I can not find a death certificate for him.
Added by JD Day on Jun 20, 2015 2:38 PM
Stephen Cantrell
RE: Memorial dupe
Hi Jan! Thanks for taking the 'high road'! Roland's brother just passed, so I was looking for family and found your memorial. After reading the bio, there was no doubt that the two were brothers. I hope the other memorial owner captures and includes your bio with their memorial!
Thanks for being part of Find A Grave!
Best to you!
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Jun 17, 2015 1:05 PM
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