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Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I got seriously involved in my geneology when my father passed in March 2009. I am still a newbee to all of this but I am trying hard and making many new friends traversing the many avenues of research.

I have many, many ancestors in Mower, Goodhue, and Olmsted Co, Minnesota; & Charleston Co, S.C. As well as the states of Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Massachusetts but the going is very slow.

Living in Southern California I have to rely on others for much of my information for which I am eternally greatful.

Surnames : Gee, Rupe, Shaw, Leason, Eggleston, Kraft, Wohlers, Hawkins, Fallon, Ryan, Cunningham.

Any transfers of memorials to myself will not be deleted and replaced. That is rude and unseemly to the hard work of the original creator.

Any photo taken and posted by myself is free to use. No need to ask for permission to reuse nor is acknowledgment required in it's reuse. Once anything hits the internet it is out in the world much like our journey thru life and it is just as hard to control. So feel free to enhance your family trees and records with what I have.

Dear Ancestor
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.

Poem used courtesy of Brenda S., FAG #46991033
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Messages left for Laura Hawkins (178)[Leave Message]
Richard Wesley
Patrick & Lucille Barrett
Hi, Lucille!! Thanks very much for the marker photos added to the Barrett memorials. I got their son linked to them!
Added by Richard Wesley on Mar 23, 2015 5:21 PM
Cosmo & Flo Curiale
Laura, you've been hard at work for me again to locate & photograph the graves of my great aunt & uncle Cosmo & Flo Curiale at Holy Sepulcher cemetery. I really appreciate your time and effort and hope someone returns the favor soon. Dan Carrier, Dallas, TX
Added by dantcarrier on Mar 23, 2015 2:15 PM
Jim Davis
RE: Wanda Gee & Beatrice Oliver
Hi Laura, I won't be able to get back to the cemetery within the 2 week time frame Find A Grave allows, I've unclaimed the request. You should add a note to the request for Wanda saying that she's next to Beatrice and ask for a panoramic photo for both of them (likewise on Beatrice's request). The photo volunteer can then put a flower on the unmarked grave or put an arrow in the photo to show it's location relative to her cousin.
Added by Jim Davis on Mar 20, 2015 2:01 PM
Jim Davis
RE: Wanda Gee
I stopped at the cemetery yesterday but couldn't locate the grave of Wanda Gee. Could you please double check the location you have? If she's indeed buried in Sec 13, Lot 645 she may be unmarked. Jim
Added by Jim Davis on Mar 20, 2015 11:00 AM
RE: Robert & Loretta McDermott
You are very welcome, glad I could help.

Added by Sidney on Mar 18, 2015 6:46 AM
correct Ralph Curiale gravestone & Gary Cosmo Curiale grave photo needed
Laura, thank you for the all your hard work and correction of the elder Ralph Curiale, b.1860, grave photo. Did you by chance photograph the grave for Gary Cosmo Curiale, memorial #143048521, buried in Sec-M Tier-11 Gr-83 U. Thanks, Dan C., Dallas
Added by dantcarrier on Mar 18, 2015 3:56 AM
Curiale in Holy Selpucher
Laura, Thank you for the grave photos for my Curiale family in Holy Selpucher cemetery. There is some confusion because I have 2 Ralph Curiale: one buried in Sec-A Lot-72 Gr-1 and the other in Sec-RC Tier-10 LC-32 L. The photo you provided is for Ralph (1923-2005) & Enes Curiale. Could you tell me which plot this corresponds to? Thanks, Dan Carrier,
Added by dantcarrier on Mar 17, 2015 7:24 PM
Tom Videnti Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by kck on Mar 17, 2015 7:09 PM
RE: Harold & Janice Macken
Yes it was a beautiful day. The current cemetery worker just happened to be there and asked if he could help. He knew Harold so knew exactly where the grave was.
Added by LLW on Mar 17, 2015 5:57 PM
Cheryl Hanson
Thank You
Hi Laura,

Thank you so very much for photographing the burial location of Willis Eldred. It really means a lot to our family.

Thank you for your kindness,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Feb 20, 2015 7:55 PM
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