|Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)|
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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:
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.
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
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.
|Find A Grave Friends|
Anonymous, AZ Susi, Brian (inactive..., Cliff Blanchard, E. M. Shada, Fred Barushak, Janet Foster Sc..., John C. Anderso..., Karen Kirby, lynn barton, Mark W. Neice, Patti Bartlett-..., PJ41, Ronald Bicknese, ruth hubble, stephanie goodw..., Theresa Young V..., Tina Galey-Horr..., Viet Vet, Wabash Valley G...
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|Julie Mofle||PFC Robert P. Waters Duplicate|
And for the above name in Holy Name Cem., Kimberly, your identical photo. Thanks again.
|Julie Mofle||Kevin F. Beach Duplicate|
Please also remove for the above name, Holy Angels Cem., identical shot. Thanks.
|Julie Mofle||Duplicate Photo on Memorial|
Would you please remove your headstone photo from the memorial for Margaret West in Holy Angels Cemetery? It is nearly identical to my own, so must be considered redundant (although very nice as a shot). Thank you.
|Traci's Mom||Traci Fields|
Because of you and other wonderful findagrave friends, Traci now has 5,260 flowers/tokens, and her birthday is a little over a week away. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We appreciate you all so much.
I'm in awe! To show you more of what Traci was like, I posted the following on her memorial page,
"Traci, my angel, I can see the big grin on your face for all the flowers you're receiving on your memorial page. You're telling me, "Mom, why are you so surprised there are so many good people in this world? You should have known that....." "You're right, sweetheart, I should have known".
Traci was a person of strong faith, and GOD took excellent care of her, and helped her through all her hardships! Her faith never waivered.
GOD, bless them all, and thank you for your wonderful gift of Traci.
We've received an outpouring of so much love for Traci. I will try to get to everyone's site and leave a flower/token for at least one of their loved ones. However, there are so many of you, it will take me a while.
Sharon (Traci's mom)
|Traci's Mom||Token you left for Traci Fields|
Billie, thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter, Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.
I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th.
I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.
Sharon (Traci's mom)
|Crystle B.||VanLieshout/VanLeishout memorials|
Thank you for the edits and letting me know about the duplicates. I check every name before adding them but they were listed with a misspelling which will hopefully be fixed. Your efforts are appreciated!
|Julie Mofle||Duplicates in Holy Name|
Billie, thank you for your messages regarding duplicates. I have contacted contributor Bill Southam and when I hear back from him regarding the duplicates, I will take more action.
|Leah Gloudemans||Gossens and Nevers doubled|
Thank you for the message re: the 4 doubles in Holy Name and the Gossens and Nevers gravesites. I have tried to contact the gentleman that has the other 4, but he did not reply. We are related to these people and therefore we wanted to add information and link to relatives. Since there was no reply we just added our own with all the info. I'm not sure that these can be combined, and they cannot be deleted without his cooperation.
|Carol Wolf Britton||RE: Fredrick Britton #84238414|
Thanks for the info. Will add to this site and remove mine.
Carol Wolf Britton,
|Karen Kirby||RE: looking for info|
Nice to meet you cousin!! Well I guess we are half cousins?? My line comes down through Anna Dalton, John's second wife via their son, Leonard.
They had 3 children that I have found, Sarah, Leonard and Benjamin. I've just started trying to find info on Anna Dalton but no luck so far.
I did find a lot of Kirby's in Decatur Cty, IN and many of them had photos. That line descended down through Benjamin.
If I learn of anything about Either of John's wives I will certainly pass it on to you!
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