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Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)
 member for 9 years, 15 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, Cornwell/Cornell, McFarland, Williams, Purcell, Jones, Davenport, Manning, Chastain, Barnett, Smith, Van Hook, Strawn, Van Woggelum, Parent, Yorke, Hays, Vendeur, and Curry

(My father's side): Morris, Orman, Furry, Baker, Kirby, Staley, Comer, Barbee, Allen, Houghton, Scarlett, Bowater, Corbett, Cagle, Shonk, Frantz, Everett, Long, Stansbury, Lawrence, Bays, Nevil, Spicklemeyer, Brown, Bryant, Brammer, Seay, Walden, Brooks, and Styles

(my husband's family): Myers, Jones, Cox, Kent, Passmore, Lamb, Petitt, Hansborough, Jewell, Paige, Scudder, Moore, Bean, Curtis, Hotham, Hamilton, Milner, Smith, Whitman, McLaughlin, Fulloon, Schurtz, Rogers, Cheshire, Rolls, Dove, Fletcher, Tye, Vaughan, Loving, Lomax, Reed, Wheeler, Taylor, Deering, Coffman, Miles, Wizer, Lany, Walton, Wood, Yocum, Hilyer, Reffett, Kent, Passmore, Bowden, Goshom, Stonebraker, Busel, Lamb, Davis, Barushak, and Sulava

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:

DEAR ANCESTOR
(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.


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.
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kdxdot
Albert Kirby 12654063
Billie - am having trouble with my internet today and tried to send you a note via the edit key. I just fixed birth date and linked baby Albert to his parents. Thought you might want to add to his bio:

Stillborn - Vigo County Birth Record Book CH-34, page 46

Was just in town and obtained records that I've researched. Thanks and have a good day! Dott
Added by kdxdot on Jul 22, 2016 11:31 AM
Mary Louise Reynolds
RE: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle
The pictures have been added as you requested. Thanks for contacting me.
Added by Mary Louise Reynolds on Jul 11, 2016 10:20 AM
Hoby
RE: Hoopingarner Photos
Billie, your very welcome, glad I could help.

Hoby
Added by Hoby on Jul 10, 2016 10:55 AM
Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
Joyce Lueders Roehl
Thank you so much for the transfer! I am still awaiting her obituary but it is so nice to be able to link her to her family.

I really appreciate you doing this for me.

Sincerely,
Gervaise
Added by Gervaise Dynes-Wolak on Jul 05, 2016 11:08 PM
Sande B.
're.. Jackie Lea Brown
Could you please transfer Jackie Lea Brown, Calcutta cemetery to me? She was my aunt. . And how did you find it in newspaper? I can't find it,,, she was murdered
Added by Sande B. on Jun 24, 2016 9:46 PM
Steve
Sarah Lucy Merry Hoopingarner
Thanks for the information and cemetery where Sarah Lucy Hoopingarner is buried. I added the edits you suggested.

Steve
Added by Steve on Jun 07, 2016 10:30 PM
Benjamin Kinsey
John Kirk
Billie
Thank you for the super quick transfer of John Kirk.
Ben Kinsey
Added by Benjamin Kinsey on Jun 04, 2016 12:55 PM
Darrelll
Jasper Holden #117663383
If Jasper is your kin I will transfer him, if you would like his memorial?
Darrelll
Added by Darrelll on Jun 01, 2016 9:38 PM
Jade
RE: Arthur Werner
Ok, thank you.
Added by Jade on May 14, 2016 6:12 PM
Jade
Arthur Werner
Hi,

I received your edits for Arthur. I was able to verify the birth date and place you provided for him but I am unable to verify the death date you provided. Could you please send me your primary source info for his death date?

Thank you!
Jade
Added by Jade on May 14, 2016 4:04 PM
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