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BonnieGober12 (#47204700)
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Bio Photo Retired legal secretary. Retirement was not my cup of tea, 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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C Bozeman
Edgar Thweatt Wynn
Noticed your posting on wrong parents. Since this contributor is in active, you need to send that to administrator to get them removed. use this email:
And they will fix problem for you. Has worked for me in this situation. Happy hunting!
Added by C Bozeman on Aug 28, 2015 12:06 PM
RE: Nancy Ann Wilson Curtis, Find A Grave Memorial# 151329204
Thank you!!!!!!!!! You did good!!!!!
gjsclarke :) :)
Added by gjsclarke on Aug 28, 2015 10:13 AM
RE: James Talmadge Curtis #119625236
Could this be our Nancy's memorial page #7617083
Added by gjsclarke on Aug 27, 2015 10:51 AM
RE: James Talmadge Curtis #119625236
Hi there,

I did go to the memorial page and correct the name on the picture for Nancy.

Also you might look at findagrave memorial #46917956 which is for Nancy Jane Crow and has a picture of her grave marker. I also had the same picture on that memorial but I pulled it off. I have also changed all the info on ancestry from Nancy Jane Crow to Nancy Ann Wilson.

Thank you so much for bringing this most important info to my attention. I don't want the wrong people on my family tree.

Have a Blessed Day!!!

Added by gjsclarke on Aug 27, 2015 10:34 AM
RE: James Talmadge Curtis #119625236
P.S. You might want to check out findagrave memorial #46917956. I don't know where the information listed on that memorial page came from. As far as I know, Nancy never remarried after James died but I don't know that for a fact. When I knew Nancy, she looked just like she does in the picture and was living with Gertrude Curtis Shaw. :)
Added by gjsclarke on Aug 26, 2015 7:47 PM
RE: James Talmadge Curtis #119625236
Hi there,

Gertrude Curtis Shaw was my grandmother. I never knew James because he died so early but I knew Nancy whom we called "Mimi". She was very old and a precious, sweet, woman. I was told by someone in the Curtis Family that her last name was Crow. So that is where I got my info. I just found the same marriage record that is listed on the findagrave memorial page that lists Nancy Ann Wilson not Nancy Jane Crow. Since I have no proof for Nancy Jane Crow, I am changing the name to Nancy Ann Wilson. I am very sorry for the confusion but I am glad to find this information and get it corrected. Thank you so much for contacting me!
Added by gjsclarke on Aug 26, 2015 7:12 PM
Jan Finnegan
John Seab Osborne
Did you know this family. I m interested in finding out a few things about his son (James E Osborne)son, James Fred Osborne. He was a very dear friend in the early 70's.
Added by Jan Finnegan on Aug 18, 2015 7:04 PM
Gober Kin

I'm a Gober kin. I'm a great grandson of Nicey Jane Gober, the second wife of Owen Halford.

I'm trying to find the burial place of Joseph Edward, Sr. and Aunt Willie Gee. Aunt Willie Gee was my grandmother's sister--Margaret Frances "Maggie" Nash Halford.

Trying to find out if they're buried in Georgetown or in Lakewood in Jackson--the same place that Joseph, Jr. is buried.

Hope you can point me in the right direction.

I will be in the Jackson area at the end of the month.

Cecil Halford
Walls, MS
Added by Mimosa on Aug 18, 2015 5:42 PM
RE: Wynn/Wynne family

You are welcome. Have been researching the Wynn/Wynne families for a few years now. More than glad to contact distant family members.
Added by MLWynn on Jul 31, 2015 3:43 AM
RE: Louis Farina-Dennis Farina

Yes, Dennis was a 1st Cousin of My Dad. His Father, Dr. Joseph Farina was a Doctor in the Old Town neighborhood and was My Grandfather's Brother. one of two siblings.
Added by FarinaDog on Jul 13, 2015 10:51 PM
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