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Jan Miller (#46607804)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 25 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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Mary Longmire Lay
Find A Grave Memorial #23163544
Thank you very much for correcting this. However, it still shows his name as Finley Longmire Ayers. I don't know what this Finley Ayers' middle name was, but it wasn't Longmire as this was my grandfather's middle name.

Thanks
Added by Mary Longmire Lay on Sep 21, 2016 7:52 PM
Mary Longmire Lay
Find A Grave Memorial #23163544
This grave is not the grave of my grandfather, Finley Longmire Ayers. The parents and sibling are those of my grandfather and not the Finley Ayers buried here. My grandfather is buried at Bakers Forge Cemetery.

I would appreciate if you could correct this as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Mary Longmire
Added by Mary Longmire Lay on Sep 19, 2016 6:34 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Oooops
Doggonnit! I'll get ahold of sis and ask her to remove it. (I can't, as it was her original memorial)

Thanks for the heads up!

E
Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Sep 13, 2016 5:51 AM
Steve Starcic
Re: Memorial # 29151672
I'm a Grandson of John Parks (1893-1985) of Creal Springs, IL. My Mother (Lorraine Parks Starcic) visited the old family farmstead sometime around 1939 with her Parents and Sister and stayed with Charlie and Amy Parks for a week. Charlie and Amy were married in Arkansas in 1936 and had no children, that we know of. Some people have mistakenly associated a different Charles and Amy Joyce Culmsee Parks (1930 Indiana Census with child Charles Jr.) with Charles and Amy Osborne Parks of Creal Springs, hence the confusion.

Steve Starcic
gen@chelonian.e4ward.com
Added by Steve Starcic on Sep 04, 2016 9:59 PM
Sharon
Transfers
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Anna and Leonard Boatright. Your help is most appreciated.
Added by Sharon on Sep 02, 2016 12:12 PM
Virginia Brown
P.S.
I love the poem you posted!
Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 02, 2016 6:18 AM
Virginia Brown
James Phillips
Good morning Jan,
You have made my day! Thank you very much for the transfer of James's memorial.
Virginia
Added by Virginia Brown on Sep 02, 2016 6:13 AM
william V. sevedge jr
Atchison/Comley family
Hi Miss Jan,
I have recently been trying to find my family and I noticed you had posted my great grandparents memorial.
Here are a couple of interesting things I found out from my Aunt Ruby (Atchison) Crabtree recently. We think that G W Atchison is a Sr. and the his son G W Atchison is Jr. of course.

My G G parents, George and Nellie were caretakers for a summer camp in Shannon County, MO for several years back in perhaps the 1930's and 1940's.
The state of MO has just finished building a large and beautiful resort on the grounds of Camp Zoe.
I am still exploring my family and I am trying to find my G G G parents on the Atchison side.

Thanks for posting the Memorial and the great poem.
Take care,

Bill Sevedge
Added by william V. sevedge jr on Aug 26, 2016 7:45 AM
Dave Davenport
EWELL BOSHEARS 24073452
I ADDED A PHOTO OF A LADY I THOUGHT WAS SARAH ADKINS BOSHEARS TO THIS MEMORIAL. MY ERROR WAS THAT I DID NOT ID HER PHOTO AND NOW I CAN NOT FIND THE ORIGINAL PHOTO WITH THE ID. CAN YOU OFFER ANY HELP?
Added by Dave Davenport on Aug 26, 2016 7:42 AM
Shannon Knapp
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I was wondering where the Craig Cemetery is located in Williamson County, IL. my grandfather was a Craig and he is buried at County Line in Creal Springs, IL I have been trying to find some of his family.
Added by Shannon Knapp on Aug 12, 2016 2:47 PM
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