Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 24 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 468 Memorials Added
 • 605 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 530 Photos
 • 49 Photo Requests
 • 157 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 84 Virtual Flowers
 • 22 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 3 Fame Ratings
 • 4 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Buhs - Diedrich Family (8)
Cunningham (7)
Fallon Family (15)
Gee (2)
Gerbig (3)
Hawkins - Edward C (8)
Hawkins - Jason A (8)
Hawkins - Lyman (3)
Hawkins Family (3)
Kraft - Albert (15)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
"IRISH EYES ARE..., DaveVangsness, K. Pike, Steve Kiner
Messages left for Laura Hawkins (204)[Leave Message]
Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret
RE: Agnes Riley Broderson
Added by Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret on Aug 27, 2015 5:05 PM
RE: Benjamin & Harry Naas
I'll be there today and it's easy to look, but do let me know what you find out from the Sexton. I prefer not to bother them with questions about people that aren't direct family of mine, but if you get info that might help, I'll be happy to do what I can from this end. It's a really beautiful cemetery.
Added by khops on Aug 27, 2015 10:11 AM
RE: Benjamin & Harry Naas
Hello Laura-

I go to the cemetery often - will continue to do so, but the cemetery is huge and sprawling. There are over 13,000 listings on the Findagrave Woodlawn site, but the cemetery website says there are over 21,000 burials there to date. In order to locate burial sites from prior to 1980 I use "Resting Places of Winona County" where the Historical Society canvassed all of Woodlawn during the late 1970s and recorded all of the headstones and dates that could be found. Certainly possible that they missed some, especially along overgrown edges. However, for people buried before the 1970s, if they aren't in this publication (which spans two volumes), then it is next to impossible to find them.

There are a couple of places where young children were buried, but many of them did not have stones.

If your plot information of "21 N 1/2B" indicates "Section N", I can look today when I head over there at lunch. Section N is not a large area. Otherwise, I have never had any luck deciphering the plot information that some post on Findagrave. A sexton's map would probably be required to locate the exact plot if there is no marker. I will take a picture of section N today as near as I can determine it. Sorry I can't be of more help. There's a reason there are over 200 photo requests for this cemetery - it's hard to find them! :)

Added by khops on Aug 27, 2015 9:51 AM
Barbara Lamb
RE: edit for Dorothy Barnits Fischer
Hi Laura,
No I am not related and I will be tranferring Dorothy to you shortly. I know you have not asked but I want you to have her Find A Grave page. I don't follow strict relationship requirements.
Added by Barbara Lamb on Aug 27, 2015 8:52 AM
Holy Sepulcher
Laura, Thank you so much for the lovely photos of Agnes & Phillip Thibault, love when a volunteer takes a photo of the surrounding area. Have a great day & stay cool!
Added by RHare on Aug 27, 2015 7:57 AM
Beatrice De Los Reyes
Thanks so much for the photos for Beatrice De Los Reyes!
Added by KittenCat on Aug 27, 2015 7:02 AM
Barbara Lamb
Hi Laura,
Thank you for the plot info for Dorothy Fischer.
Added by Barbara Lamb on Aug 27, 2015 6:42 AM
Gloria M Amaro Gonzales
Thank you for the lovely photo!
Added by Oakblossom on Aug 26, 2015 8:14 PM
Stefan De Sutter
Clementine DeSutter
Thank you so much for your picture!

Added by Stefan De Sutter on Aug 26, 2015 3:11 AM
Denny Carlisle
George & Luvina Schade
Laura - Thanks so much for the photo of the Shade's headstone at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Denny Carlisle
Added by Denny Carlisle on Aug 25, 2015 11:24 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service