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Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 20 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 (163)[Leave Message]
Glenda Hamblin
Jess Lee
Laura, Thanks for your effort to locate Jess's grave. I see that I made a mistake on his death information. He actually died in 1951 rather than 1921. I thought that might make a difference in finding him in the cemetery records. Am I correct that there would be a record of his burial even if he didn't have a stone? Glenda
Added by Glenda Hamblin on Jan 24, 2015 11:01 AM
Lori Garcia
RE: Jesus Garcia
Thank you for verifying he was a child, that confirms that he wasn't our grandfather.
Added by Lori Garcia on Jan 21, 2015 6:10 PM
Lori Garcia
Photo of Jesus Garcia's Grave
There is no headstone, but was there any info for this grave like birth and death dates? Any information would be so much appreciated.
Added by Lori Garcia on Jan 21, 2015 5:43 PM
Sidnie Kruse
Joseph Gooley pictures
I was excited to find you had take pictures of Joseph Gooley's headstone but unfortunately they dont seem to be uploaded all the way.
Added by Sidnie Kruse on Jan 21, 2015 9:20 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: Thomas J Shanley
Added by Dominique Potier on Jan 21, 2015 12:25 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: Verdie Asper
Hi Laura,

Normaly I will go next june in Normandy and will take the picture for you ... Could you send me a picture request on my email ... Just to be sure I won't erase the request ... Normandy is far from my home 500 miles .

Added by Dominique Potier on Jan 21, 2015 12:25 AM
P Palomares
thank you so very much for the memorial picture, looks great. John IN Missouri
Added by JMW on Jan 20, 2015 8:31 PM
Hi Laura, Thank you so much for taking the picture of my relative, it means so much.

Added by Jewell on Jan 20, 2015 12:58 PM
Dominique Potier
Thomas J Shanley
Thanks Laura for your picture . I'm certain he was a WW2 airborne and a famous Colonel . Could you find his obit ? I would like to be certain .

Added by Dominique Potier on Jan 20, 2015 2:32 AM
Deborah ( Lamoni ) Jenkins
William Nielson
Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures for me ..... good job ! What you do is very much appreciated , thanks again !
Added by Deborah ( Lamoni ) Jenki... on Jan 19, 2015 8:05 PM
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