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Mark Dutton (#46924199)
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Bio Photo I am a collector and amateur historian of early Space Related articles and Military history focused on the AAF in WWII but covering all branches world wide. I have been active in this field since 1990.

The military history of my family got me started on working my family tree. When I don't have a photo of a member I start looking for there final resting place.

I have always enjoyed helping others in my military research and have also tried to do that in my family history search.

I am not in this for the numbers so I am glad to transfer to family. The whole reason for doing this is for the FAMILY of those at rest, which seems to be forgotten by some members. Maybe they get paid for there numbers? Hah!

I found this poem on fellow member Linda Dukes (46842176) page and really liked it. Linda lists it as Author Unknown. I tweaked it a little so this is my modified version. Thanks for this Linda, I think its great!

Poem for a Genealogist

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 before I was born...
Yet each of us shares cells of you; in flesh, in blood, in bone...
Our heart contracts and beats a pulse; entirely not our own…..
Dear ancestor the place you filled; one hundred years ago….
Spreads out among the ones you left; who would have loved you so...
I wonder if you knew someday; that I would find this spot...
And come to visit you this way; though I did know you not.

Author Unknown
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Amy Elizabeth
RE: Jarman George
You're welcome - glad to help :)
Added by Amy Elizabeth on Mar 20, 2015 8:09 AM
Carol's Genealogy Stuff
Frances Dent Wright McLendon
Thanks for applying the edits. She is not a relative, but a relative of a relative, of a relative, etc. Sometimes, while researching your own tree, you find information on someone else and just run with it. And I enjoyed the poem on your page. ~~Carol
Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Mar 13, 2015 12:14 PM
jamie perry
Liberty Hills Cemetery-Woodway, Tx
Hello! I see in 2010 you added alot of information regarding Liberty Hills Cemetery in Woodway, Texas on this site. Back around 2007, while living in Woodway, Texas, I accidentally stumbled across this little cemetery IN MY BACK YARD! I had seen a small wooden cross back there behind my fenceline but assumed some kid might have buried a pet back there. I was appalled to discover there was an entire cemetery back there as it was not kept up by anyone. I started asking around and was not greeted very openly by the community about it as apparently there's argument over who is to maintain it and that when developers developed homes in the area it's rumored that they just bull-dozed over headstones, etc and built on top of graves! I finally found an elderly black gentleman that claimed to have relatives buried there who told me the original cemetery was about 10 acres. Now Woodway states the cemetery is contained to about ONE acre...meaning there probably WERE people buried on my property. Prior to this knowledge, one night my husband woke because he swears a really sweet black lady dressed in clothing from way back told him he needed to get up and close our back door. My husband is a deep deep sleeper and hard to wake. He said he groggily got up, went through the entire house to get to our back door and sure enough it was open. He said he closed it and headed back to bed and that's when it hit him he got up because this woman had woke him!!! A day or so later one of our neighbors home was burglarized so I felt like whoever this little lady was, she was looking out for us. Ha. I no longer live there but the discovery of this cemetery really grabbed me at the time... I just felt it disrespectful that there was no upkeep and that it was kind of kept hush-hush instead of being a place to honor/remember folks. So when I saw that you had added information about this place today, I just felt compelled to say thank you on the behalf of those forgotten there!
Added by jamie perry on Mar 10, 2015 2:42 PM
Larry Draughon
Alonzo H. Draughon
Thank you, Mark, for the editing of the memorial for Alonzo Draughon. It is greatly appreciated. Larry Draughon.
Added by Larry Draughon on Feb 25, 2015 4:13 PM
Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Moberg
Alvin Barnesfeld

I just sent in an edit to add the Obituary for Alvin. Sometimes the edits are slow. You might want to check it from time to time. His memorial # is 2957487. Keep up the good work:)
Added by Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Mober... on Feb 24, 2015 8:04 PM
Charles Pannell
RE: Charles H Hudson, McLennan Co Texas
I am pretty distantly related, but do you know who has updated the information to include the census data and exact birth and death dates? If that was you, then sure, feel free to transfer to me, but if it was someone else, I'd like to find their contact info.

Added by Charles Pannell on Feb 21, 2015 5:58 PM
Betty Radugge
James and Gracie Orem
Thank you for getting the beautiful headstone Photo's for Gracie and James Orem, have a blessed day. Betty
Added by Betty Radugge on Feb 21, 2015 4:24 PM
Charles Pannell
Charles H Hudson, McLennan Co Texas
I'm just curious if you're descended from Charles H Hudson, who died in McLennan Co Texas in 1966 (I notice you're taking care of his memorial). I've got some Hudson ancestry, and I'm pretty sure I'm related to both Charles Hudson (via his father John K rather than Henry Hudson) and also to his wife Ethel Georgia Wallace through my Wallace lineage. The Hudsons and Wallaces (and Dunnahoos) intermarried in the Floyd Co area of Georgia. Anyway, let me know if you want to trade notes and discover more. If you've taken a DNA test, you might also be able to help me push back the envelope for our Hudson line to the 1700s.
Added by Charles Pannell on Feb 21, 2015 10:23 AM
Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Moberg
You are very welcome. This gives me something to do that I enjoy:) Happy searching.
Added by Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Mober... on Feb 16, 2015 6:17 PM
Genealogy Love
Thank you
Thank you for telling "Anonymous" like it is.
Mr or Mrs Anonymous just sits and picks... and picks.... on people here. He or she needs to get a life.
Thank you again Mark!
Added by Genealogy Love on Feb 15, 2015 8:10 AM
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