Many people do not understand our passion for recording graves and cemeteries. I try to record information correctly, but I make many mistakes. Thank you for spotting them and letting me know. I will transfer ownership if the departed is not directly related to me and wish others to show me the same respect. If you send a request and I fail to respond, please resend the request. Please do not use my photos for financial gain or publication unless you request first. I submit those who have gone before us as an honor, a memory to be cherish. I do not wish to hurt or offend. I am drawn to veterans graves, graves of children and unusual gravestones. Findagrave allows me to visit my family's graves within the privacy of my home. Lost cemeteries and fallen, worn stones need to be recorded for those who follow, searching for their ancestors. If I have helped one person on their quest, I will feel this has not been in vain.
RE: Mount Olive in Lemay Thank you so much for our kind words! I did take pics of all the markers in Mount Olive. Unfortunately, that cemetery is not well cared for and many of the markers are broken or can no longer be read. Heartbreaking.
RE: Dr. Helen Graves Thank you for leaving the message about my aunt, Helen Graves. I am her niece, Jane Graves Carson. I live in Dallas, TX. Yes, she was a remarkable person and music was her life. We went to many concerts of hers from the 1950's to 1980's when she passed away. She had the chorus up until her death. She is buried with my grandparents at Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton as you saw. I was born in Canton, my dad and Helen were also both born in Canton, lived there all their lives through graduation from Culver-Stockton College. All of my relatives on both sides of my grandparents are also buried in that cemetery. My mother was born in Leonard and grew up in Shelbina where she graduated from high school. She attended college in Kirksville, taught in Canton for 5 yrs. where she met my dad. We moved to Dallas in 1942 but visited St. Louis and Canton every summer. Thank you again for thinking of my aunt. She was very special to our family, and I oversaw dividing her things up between my sister and my 2 children and closed her apt. there. I lived in her apt. for 3 months after her death to dispose of all of her things. Sincerely, Jane Graves Carson
RE: One widow to another Thank-you so much for contacting me as I appreciate it more then you'll ever know.I just never thought I'd be a widow @ my age but the good man up above had other plans I guess...
One day @ a time is about all any of us can do & that is the motto I live by :-)
I like you,miss him,his touch,his scent,his laughter...everything !!!
Take care & again,thank-you for reaching out to me as it helps knowing that someone else knows & understands what & how I'm feeling,
Selke Ive found that a lot of the changes in spelling came from the census. Most people didn't know how to spell or even read and write in the 19th century, even the census takers. Sometimes they just changed it to be more American or easier to pronounce but Ive found they are still the same family. Barb
Selke If there are any of the other ones that you would like me to turn over to you just send me there names and their Find A Grave numbers and I will do it gladly. Barb That cemetery was so hard to read and especially since most of it was in German that my husband and I had a hard time with it and know we didn't get quite a few of them. Sorry.