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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Retired legal secretary. Retirement didn't "take" so I went to work part-time at my local library and ended up staying with them 5 years. Have been working on my family tree since the mid1980s. Find A Grave was recommended to me by an archivist in Lauderdale County, Alabama and I find it an added bonus in my geneaology tracking.

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

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If you would like any of the memorials you've sent me corrections for please ask. I'd be delighted to transfer them to you. You obviously know more about them than I do. I suppose I simply live closer to their final resting place.

Added by Danelia on Oct 23, 2014 2:52 PM
Edwin Gober
Hi Bonnie.

When you have time read page 5 & 6 of this book

I think this is were Edwin died and possible he might be buried at the Grafton Church.

Added by Amby on Oct 17, 2014 1:58 PM
On the Trail
Lieutenant Edwin F Gober Co H 16th GVI
So youll know with whom you are corresponding, I should have added....

Added by On the Trail on Oct 14, 2014 6:22 PM
On the Trail
Lieutenant Edwin F Gober Co H 16th GVI
Hi Bonnie,

I noticed your tribute on the memorial of Newton Napoleon Gober M.D. and assume you may be related? I wanted to let you know that I have created a memorial for his brother Edwin F Gober Find A Grave Memorial# 137212324 and linked his bio to his brother Newton Napoleon Gober M.D. I do not currently know Lieut Gober's burial location. Please take a look at his memorial and let me know if you have any corrections or additional information. Thanks.
Added by On the Trail on Oct 14, 2014 6:20 PM
Dave McMurrin
Arthur Tarpley Gober

please email concerning Arthur. I live in Ouray, Colorado. Dave McMurrin
Added by Dave McMurrin on Oct 06, 2014 10:29 PM
Nicholas James Roberts
Hi Bonnie, I added the obituary per your request.
Added by Melissa on Sep 30, 2014 11:29 AM
tania thompson
Martha Gober Lord
Thank you for the transfer of my gg grandmother. Means a lot to me. Thanks Bonnie!
Added by tania thompson on Sep 29, 2014 1:29 AM
Sue Lee Johnson
Hiram Floyd
Hi Bonnie - Hiram is the son of my 2nd great grand uncle, John Floyd (1804-1913).....John is the son of my 3x great grandfather, Reuben Floyd (1765-1824) and Mary Roberts. Reuben's daughter, Mary Ellen Floyd is my 2x great grandmother who was married to Minor Walter Pannell.
Added by Sue Lee Johnson on Sep 25, 2014 11:25 PM
Sandy Lyle Rakestraw
RE: #97349614
You're welcome. :)
Added by Sandy Lyle Rakestraw on Sep 25, 2014 7:31 PM
Sandy Lyle Rakestraw
Demaris C Summerhill Lester
Hi Bonnie, I added the information you sent me for Demaris. Since you are related to her, I transferred her memorial to you. thanks again, Sandy
Added by Sandy Lyle Rakestraw on Sep 25, 2014 7:09 AM
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