THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY Today we walked where others walked On a lonely, windswept hill; Today we talked where others cried For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled. Today our hearts were touched By graves of tiny babies; Snatched from the arms of loving kin, In the heartbreak of the ages. Today we saw where the grandparents lay In the last sleep of their time; Lying under the trees and clouds - Their beds kissed by the sun and wind. Today we wondered about an unmarked spot; Who lies beneath this hallowed ground? Was it a babe, child, young or old? No indication could be found. Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay. We had been here once before On a day we'd all like to forget, But will remember forever more. Today we recorded for kith and kin The graves of ancestors past; To be preserved for generations hence, A record we hope will last. Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend, For stones sometimes crumble to dust And generations of folks yet to come Will be grateful for your trust. By Thelma Greene Reagan
The marker of Marshall and Florence Kemp was black and high gloss with very delicate etching. I was not happy with the quality of the photograph, but I had to take it from a distance and at a low angle to reduce reflections that were making the script impossible to read. Please feel free to repost your request.
Myrtle Whitlock Brooks Judy, I note the request for photo of graves of Great Aunt Myrtle Whitlock Brooks and her husband Tom. I was not aware of any other graves related to Whitlock family were located in Staggs Prairie other than my Grandfather and infant Uncle until I saw your posting. I went out to the cemetery to see if there are any remnants of old markers. I saw many of the metal markers which were illegible and rusted but without a map of the burial locations, it was to no avail. Do you know who to contact to look at a burial map? I had to do that at another cemetery regarding a g.g. grandfather. If you have any contact information I would appreciate it. Thanks. Joanie
Della Crocett Just wanted to let you know that Della's grave is unmarked and located next to her husband, William Crockett, who's grave is unmarked also. I have posted a picture showing their grave locations.
P.C Yeager Hello. I,m curious are you a yeager descendant. P.c or Personder Yeager buried at hall cemetery in Howe Texas is my great great great uncle, his second marriage was my Aunt Martha Alice spears. she was ten or so years younger than him. I am curious if you have pictures or information On P.C yeager. I just have the one picture of him and Alice. Thanks. lacinda
Ollie & Andrew Lee Lawson Ollie and Andrew are my Great Grandparents. My Grandmother was Virginia Blossom Lawson, she died a young age of Alcoholism (age 44). I work family history for the LDS Church. I am studying the Lawson Family Geneology. Thank you for your input! KathyLewis61@gmail.com