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Maira (#47141445)
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Thanks for visiting my bio!
Also many warm thanks to all the wonderful people who left flowers, candles or other tokens!
My life motto is: "There are no coincidencies, everything has it's purpose and all things happen at the right time."

If you find any errors or incomplete birth and death dates in my postings, please, contact me through the EDIT-button at the right top of the site. I'd be happy to make the corrections and additions.
The photos I've added are either public domain or taken by me.

Please! Do not add any photos from other sites to my entries unless you've taken them yourself or you have the photographer's permission to publish them. I would really appreciate it.
Hi, Everyone!
They say there are no coincidencies in this world and it certainly proved true, when I googled Maira one day. One of the search results offered an option: Maera. In Greek mythology, Maera was the hound of Icarus, father of Erigone.

According to the myth:
"Icarus was a follower of wine god Dionysus and had been taught how to make wine. While travelling, Icarus met some drunken shepherds, who killed him. After getting sober next day the shepherds understood what they had done and buried Icarus' body. Erigone was worried about her father, and set off with her dog Maera to find him. Maera at last discovered his grave, and both became so overwhelmed with grief that Erigone hanged herself and Maera leapt off a cliff. According to the Greek poet Nonnos, Maera declined to leave the grave and was starved to death. Upon hearing the news, Dionysus placed them in the sky as the constellations of Virgo (Erigone), Boëtes (Icarus) and the dog star, Sirius (Maera)."

In the remembrance of Maera, the eternally devoted dog, I'll do my best posting photographs of as many gravestones as possible in the Kanta-Häme area in the Southern Province of Finland.
(Updated Feb. 24, 2014)

Maira from Finland

Jos löydät edesmenneen omaisesi näiltä sivuilta ja haluat, että poistan hänen tietonsa, ilmoita siitä painamalla kyseisen sivun oikeasta yläreunasta EDIT-nappia, jonka kautta voit jättää viestisi. Otan mielelläni myös vastaan lisätietoja, kuvia ja korjausehdotuksia, jos haluat täydentää sivua. Kunnioitan jokaista edesmennyttä, olivat he sitten eläneet yhden päivän tai sata vuotta. Jokainen elämä on arvokas ja muisto siitä jää elämään ja nämä sivut ovat yksi keino sen mahdollistamiseksi.
Hautamuistomerkit pikku hiljaa katoavat ajan ja säiden kuluttamina, joten toivon osaltani voivani tallentaa tätä puolta kulttuurihistoriaamme tuleville sukupolville.

"Hallinto-oikeus kumosi tietosuojalautakunnan päätöksen - hautakuvat saavat olla internetissä (5.2.2010 6:45).
Helsingin hallinto-oikeuden mukaan hautausmaiden hautamuistomerkeissä olevat tiedot on nimenomaan tarkoitettu kenen tahansa nähtäviksi, joten hautakivet ja niissä olevat tiedot voi julkaista esimerkiksi internetissä. Oikeuden perustelujen mukaan kysymys ei ole sellaisesta yksityisyyden suojasta, jota henkilötietolaissa tarkoitetaan."

Ystävällisin terveisin, Maira

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Adrien G
Elisabeth DAUPHIN
Hello Maira,

Do you have more informations on Elisabeth DAUPHIN, born the 14/03/1875 in France (Normandie)and died to Finland (Turku Cementery) the 12/01/1951. I research more informations on her and her husband (I think a russian guy). Thank you if you can help me. And if you have a picture of his grave it would be perfect.
(I would like to know the name of her husband)

Thank you very much,

Adrien from France.
Added by Adrien G on Jun 11, 2015 2:27 PM
RE: #50763794
Thanks for you prompt reply. I understand your reasoning, they have also transfer memorials to me without my asking. Had I created the other memorial I would delete it but I didn't so guess both will have to stay. Makes it difficult to know which one to add links to. If only people would check before adding memorials.
Thank you again, Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on May 30, 2015 9:22 AM
Tim Reynolds
L Lehtinen etc
Hi Maira,

Thank you for your corrections re the location of Paijala Cemetery. I have entered these, although I had trouble with the grid references. I looked in your virtual cemeteries and noted the interest you appear to have with Finnish military personnel. I share this interest in bravery and courage, even though I see myself as a pacifist who hates war. I'm not sure why this contradiction! Nevertheless I was intrigued by your collection of the winners of the Knights of the Mannerheim Cross. You can see my virtual cemetery for Victoria Cross (the British equivalent for supreme bravery) winners. I am coming to Finland for a week in September (to follow up on my interest in Finnish Olympic gold medalists), but it would be nice to add a bit of Finnish Mannerheims to the visit.

Regards, Tim
Added by Tim Reynolds on May 28, 2015 6:37 PM
Betty Hill
Malmberg transfers
Thank you so much for the transfers! I appreciate it!
Added by Betty Hill on May 10, 2015 1:14 PM
Betty Hill
RE: Malmbergs
Hi Maira, yes, that would be great! I am just learning about my Finnish ancestors and hope to find more! Thank you so much! Betty
Added by Betty Hill on May 09, 2015 3:38 PM
RE: Julia Ann Haavisto
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly... I appreciate the flowers you left for her and I love your profile picture! Take care:)
Added by DebraLee on Apr 29, 2015 8:58 AM
Julia Ann Haavisto
Hello Maira, I saw you left flowers on this memorial, her burial noted at Bates Township Cemetery in Mapleton,Iron County, Michigan USA.

I believe this is my aunt Julie who was born, married twice and died in Minnesota? I don't know why she wouldn't be buried in Minnesota as well?

If you'd be so kind to write me with anymore details you might have on her - I will share my email with you also -

These dates recorded with her name also match records shared in Minnesota... she was last married to Ronald Oscar Haavisto in 1970, they divorced in 1975. She married my uncle first, back in 1957.

Hoping you can help somehow?

Best regards, Debralee
Added by DebraLee on Apr 28, 2015 6:27 PM
RE: Mauno ja Taimi Viitanen -Vanaja, Hameenlinna
Kiitos ystävällisistä viestin, se on ollut monta vuotta, kun olen ollut Suomessa. Olen syntynyt Kanadassa yhdessä minun sisarukset ja Suomi ei ole meidän äidinkieli. Olen hellästi muistaa ollessa Luolaja vierailevat Mummu ja Pappa heidän "mökki"

Kiitos Maira :)
Added by Ahven on Apr 23, 2015 12:58 PM
Mauno ja Taimi Viitanen -Vanaja, Hameenlinna
Hello Maira,

I happened to come across this picture of Mauno, Taimi and Heikki's final resting place in Vanaja

Mauno and Taimi were my Mummi and Pappa.
I have great memories of visiting Luojala and fishing at the lake.

Thank You for posting this, appreciate it.


Added by Ahven on Apr 22, 2015 9:31 PM
Leif Grankulla
August Grankulla
Hei Maira.
Löysin sattumalta Lapväärtistä August Grankullan nimen hautauskivellä. Tämä henkilö saattaa olla ainoa Grankullan sukunimellä jota en tunnen. Olisi mielenkiintoista saada lisä tietoa tästä ihmisestä. Itse asun Luodossa josta myös meidän esi isämme Johannes Grankulla oli kotoisin. Hänen nimensä oli aikasemmin Johannes Johansson Jansson Kaptens, otti Grankulla nimen vuonna 1927. Olen tutkinut sukuamme,ja luulen tietäväni kaikki muut. Sen takia mielenkiintoista.

Leif Grankulla
Risöhällvägen 248
68570 Larsmo
Added by Leif Grankulla on Apr 17, 2015 10:37 PM
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