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Jan Miller (#46607804)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 26 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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JHarrison
RE: Obituary for Louis Fink
Thank you it is posted. are you family? if so I do not mind to send him home to you.
Judy
Added by JHarrison on Nov 02, 2014 7:01 AM
Julie Huber
RE: Porth family memorials
Thank YOU!!!

I read your poem to my Mom (who is not into genealogy) and she thought it would be an awesome addition!!!

Thanks again!!!

Julie
Added by Julie Huber on Nov 01, 2014 10:53 PM
Young Snodgrass
STARK, George Henry
May I suggest a correction to George Henry Stark's information.
He was married to Nora Ethel Snodgrass (her grandfather was James C. Allen).

He and Nora had two children:

John Earnest Stark b 1904 d 1971
Cecil James Stark b 1906 d abt 1987
(Cecil is aka Cecil Prince)

Nora Ethel Snodgrass is buried nearby in Antioch Cemetery under the name:

Nora Phillipe b 1887 d 1965

She's mislabeled as Phillips.
Cordially yours,
Young Snodgrass
Added by Young Snodgrass on Oct 19, 2014 7:28 PM
Judith Finnell
Heflin
Seems back in 2009 being new to findagrave I didn't see you had Isaac Heflin posted 29461349.So I added him and all of his family I could find.This is my mother family and I would be interested in knowing if you are related .If not maybe I could get you to delete yours even though it was made before mine.Sorry about the mixup
Judith Finnell (#46943873)
Added by Judith Finnell on Oct 12, 2014 10:32 PM
Julie Huber
Porth family memorials
Would you please transfer the following Porth family members to me. Thanks!!! My # 47581973

Charles Porth #23186437
Herbert Porth #23186439
Martha Porth #23186441
Viola Porth # 23186442

Also, I have made a copy of your poem, and if its ok with you I would like to add it to my family history books that I print up for my family members every few years.

Thank you so much for your time in doing this!!!
Added by Julie Huber on Oct 07, 2014 2:35 PM
Wendy Mapes O
Griffith family
Thank you so much for transferring the Griffith family memorials to me and all your work on findagrave!
Added by Wendy Mapes O on Aug 07, 2014 7:32 PM
Ken Copeland
RE: No Headstone Photo
Thanks so much!
Added by Ken Copeland on Aug 04, 2014 6:43 AM
Cathy Libby Small
RE: I have a question
your very welcome and I totally understand. Thanks for the work you do. I know I enjoy it.
Added by Cathy Libby Small on Aug 03, 2014 8:26 PM
Roberta Moody
RE: Poem
As a footnote, may I suggest you think about using all or even parts of it on a bookmark.
Added by Roberta Moody on Aug 03, 2014 2:12 PM
Roberta Moody
RE: Poem
Thank you and believe me just a few years ago I knew what it was like to have many things all needing my attention at once. Just take a deep breath and somehow everything gets done in its own time. The poem is truly special. We loved it.
Added by Roberta Moody on Aug 03, 2014 1:48 PM
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