I'm an avid and constant family tree researcher and live in Colorado Springs so I'd be happy to find a local grave for those that are non-local or unable to travel. I'm also happy to shoot additional photos or take special requests / assignments.
If I'm currently managing a close relative's memorial and you'd like me to transfer the management over to you just send me a request. Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Be sure to explain your relationship in the request.
Your tombstone stands among the rest; In this field of green. The name and date are chiseled out For all the world to see.
It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I'd exist, You died long before I was born.
Yet we are of one, you and I, In flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the life you lived One hundred 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."
Holdina Hopkins Hello, I sent you some edits for her memorial. A big thing to note is that the headstone says she was born in 1918, but she was really born in 1908. She is a relative of mine and I have her obituary and had correspondence with her daughter, so I KNOW it is incorrect. Also, her mother died in 1916, so that would be quite impossible. I also have the spelling for her name to really be "Holdiene." Edit as you will. Thanks.
I am thinking that those parish pages of the church in Rye, England should be on Henry Clark's page rather than on Philip Clark Sr's page. I have recently discovered Philip Clark Sr.'s grave site in Rochester IL, so it would be his father/mother that might be in the St. Mary's cemetery in Rye England. I had better go check my pages on Ancestry. My aunt was over in Rye England and stopped at that church and looked over some of their records. I can't recall the story now, but I don't think she exactly found the records of Henry Clark, but the sexton there (I think that is what he is called) said he probably was there. My aunt has been deceased a long time now. I wish I could ask her. She may have it written down somewhere...but her family has a lot of her things, of course. I have a lot of her writings about the Clarks as well as my grandfather's writings about them.
RE: Mary Elizabeth CLARK I think I may have talked with you on Ancestry. Mary Elizabeth Clark is a sister to my Philip Clark, Jr. I am Mountain Traveler on Find A Grave, but I am Alice Byerly-Kauzlarich on Ancestry.
RE: Ethel M. Wisdom You, sir, have a sense of humor! I was really glad to leave that name behind at one time because of all the flak I took, now I wish it was still mine. Indeed the Wisdoms are a wise clan, at least a wise-cracking clan. Thanks for the memorial - my mom and dad were the best!! Nice meeting you.
It was exciting to find the location and photo of the grave of my great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Mills Campbell. From there I went to the page for her husband, Edward A. Campbell, and then Edward's second wife, Catherine Hayes Campbell.
FYI: Just within the past ten years I have confirmed their final resting place: It is not in the Lutheran (Ellsworth) Cemetery, but rather in the adjoining Catholic one, across the road from St. John's Catholic Church in Darwin MN. Many of the other Campbell relatives are buried at Calvary Cemetery in Litchfield MN or else at St. Gertrude's Cemetery in Forest City MN. Both these communities are within 10-15 miles of the two Darwin cemeteries.
Again, thank you for helping me confirm my g-g-grandmother's grave. I join many others in your debt.