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Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 12 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. Please 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)... (72)[Leave Message]
Terry Kaul
RE: Eliza Lybarger Hoopengarner
Thank you so much.

I only hope that others are willing to correct any misinformation I have out there too. If we all collaborate, it will be so much better for future genealogists.

And yes, I'd very much like to manage this site. She is quite a colorful ancestor!

Terry Kaul
Added by Terry Kaul on Mar 24, 2015 2:56 PM
Damian Lenz
Thank you so much for taking the time to get this photo for me. I appreciate it very much!

Added by Lynniep2000 on Mar 22, 2015 8:48 PM
kristine conners
RE: Conners Infant
hi there. Cornelius Conners was my great grandfather. I'm not sure about the babies being twins. I do know that they had 13 kids that lived, so I would have to research infants that died. I'm sure there are some out there. I haven't been on this awhile because I had 7 deaths in the family this past year, and I just couldn't work on anything extra for awhile. Now that things are calmed down, I will continue my research. If you find any info, please pass it on and thanks!
Added by kristine conners on Mar 19, 2015 3:24 PM
Andrew Daft
William DeGrave
Thank you for the photos! I especially appreciate that you took the time to get photos of all of the details.
Added by Andrew Daft on Mar 19, 2015 2:20 AM
Paul Hoopingarner
Thank you for pointing out my mistake, it is taken care of.
Added by Darrelll on Feb 26, 2015 10:09 AM
Tombstone Shadow
William D. & Emma Lavina Harris
Could you please transfer the memorials for William D. (134283639) and Emma Lavina (134283016) Harris? They are my great-great grandparents. Thank you for all your great work!

Added by Tombstone Shadow on Feb 25, 2015 7:59 PM
Alexander Brown
Thank you for the article on Alexander Brown, I did put it on his memorial page. We found his stone in one of the corner of the cemetery, it seems like his stone is backwards, there was only about 2 feet between it and the fence (alot of fun to photograph ;))
Thanks again
Added by M SLY on Jan 18, 2015 2:43 PM
Patrice Beam
Mary or Marie VanStralen
I would like to know if either of these women, buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Wisconsin has a maiden name of Kennedy. I have a lovely photo of a M. Kennedy VanStralen and would like to add at to the correct grave but need to confird the maiden name before I know if either one of these ladies is the correct one. Thanks.
Added by Patrice Beam on Dec 18, 2014 2:50 PM
Julie Mofle
PFC Robert P. Waters Duplicate
And for the above name in Holy Name Cem., Kimberly, your identical photo. Thanks again.
Added by Julie Mofle on Nov 22, 2014 2:24 PM
Julie Mofle
Kevin F. Beach Duplicate
Please also remove for the above name, Holy Angels Cem., identical shot. Thanks.
Added by Julie Mofle on Nov 22, 2014 2:20 PM
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