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Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in researching my family history since about 1995. I am researching (my mothers side): Hoopingarner, Leclercq, McFarland, Williams, Purcell. (My father's side): Morris, Orman, Furry, Baker, Kirby, Staley.
(my husband's family): Barushak, Myers, Jones, Cox, Petitt, Hansbrough, Jewell.

Please contact me if we have a connection or if there is a correction that needs to be made. When adding photos and/or creating memorials I research the person so I may be able to link them to family and be as accurate as possible. I realize that we are all human and mistakes are made, so please let me know if there is something I should add/change.

Also, I believe that family should be with family, if possible. I have no problem with transferring out of Find a Grave guidelines to family. Please, just simply send me a request and let me know your relation.

Feel free to use any photos I have taken for your own personal genealogy research. It would be nice if you would credit me with the photo.

A few poems that I enjoy:

(Author Unknown)
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

By: Pamela A Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.
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Messages left for Billie (Morris)... (51)[Leave Message]
Cliff Blanchard
Calcutta Cemetery
Just posted about 50 photos to your memorials in West, Section 4 (A thru B), and noticed some differences in the spelling of names. You may want to link the spouses who are on the same headstone. Makes it easier tracking family.

Check with or whoever you like to the siblings. Many are buried next to the parents.

Have fun!
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 19, 2014 3:14 PM
Tina Galey-Horrall
Julia krnato
Hi, she is located at same area. If you create a memorial, let me know:-)
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Sep 18, 2014 6:26 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Calcutta Cemetery
Billie, So how do you like the Cemetery Book that the Clay County Genealogical Society published? It really helps doesn't it!
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 18, 2014 10:16 AM
Michael J. Petrie
RE: Janice Lorraine Oskey Becher
Added by Michael J. Petrie on Sep 14, 2014 12:15 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Harry Miller Wells (#135734085)
Billie, Added a photo. Check the death date on the headstone.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 13, 2014 12:00 PM
Christel Walker
John Walker
My husband doesn't think John Walker is a brother of Claude W Walker. His dad would always talk about a Jackie Walker. Could you please remove him from the family.
Added by Christel Walker on Sep 10, 2014 5:04 PM
Cliff Blanchard
I corrected the 122 edits. A few I didn't agree with, but I did add the plot locations. When establishinga Find A Grave memorial, your mind goes through a step by step procedure. Sometimes you forget the simple things.

I try to locate both the maternal & paternal parents, and link everyone. Your memorials weren't around when I establshed my linkng wasn't available.

Again, thanks for the heads up.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 08, 2014 1:57 PM
Cliff Blanchard
Rita McQueen (#134679607)
Billie, I see you're adding a lot of memorials to Calcutta Cemetery. Great job! I've posted several photos today to your memorials. You might want to check Rita's marker. It doesn't have the inscription you posted. Sometimes obits/indexes aren't correct.

I see you're linking, which is great. Makes it easier following family.
Added by Cliff Blanchard on Sep 07, 2014 2:47 PM
David Thomas
Calcutta Updates
Thanks Billie for what you're doing for Calcutta, and for the updated and additional information on my grandmother's (Thomas)family.
Added by David Thomas on Sep 04, 2014 8:46 AM
Jeff Thomas
RE: Calcutta Thomas Memorials
Thank you for the transfers. I am going to see which are related.
Added by Jeff Thomas on Sep 02, 2014 7:19 PM
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