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Laurie Stewart Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 44 years, since 1972 *
* (8th generation Western New York'er) *

****[My Husband,Paul Tokarsky died August 3, 2015. I am behind with Find A Grave photos & information. I will be back to Find A Grave after the New Year. Please send emails or corrections for approval.] ****

"Every cemetery gives a history of people that once lived, loved & worked hard to scrape up a living for their Families. It's important to take Photos of All Gravestones while they are Still Readable, Writings Wash Out or Vandalism Destroys them". Laurie S Tokarsky

" Consider, Friend, as you pass by: As You are now, so once was I. As I am now, You shall be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me ". A Scottish Gravestone epitaph.

The Rose Upon The Wall
" A Rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...

One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
The Rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side.

Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted- the Rose blooms there -
it's beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God's own loving care " a shorter version
of A L Frink's Rose Beyond the Wall

" Dear Ancestor,
Your gravestone stands among the rest;
Neglected & alone
The name & date are chiseled out
On polished, marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I existed
You died & I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our Blood contracts & beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived & loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you ".

Written by: Walter Butler Palmer(1868-1932)
Published in " Heart Throbs & Hoof Beats"
San Jose, CA, Hills-Murgotten Co, 1922

* My OLD New England Lines:
Spring, Tarbell, Wilder, Walker, Proctor, Powers, Upham, Nourse, Persons, Whitcomb,Cowels/Cowls, Frost,Root, Spaulding/Spalding, Chase & Bloomer & Darrow, Stowell, Frost, Sewall, Converse, Keep, Hildreth, Blaisdell, Prescott, White, McClure, Bartlett & Bolles & Lines & Griswold, Wolcott, Colton, Leonard, Tilden more....

* My Scottish and /or Canadian Lines:
Stewart, Gordon, Millar/Miller, Hogg/Hog/Hogue, Kydd/Kyd/Kyde, Lumsden, Marshall, Trail, Boyles, Clarke, Reid/Read, Ogilvy, Corsar/Corsair, Coulter, Powers, McKee, Kerr, Graham, Merritt, McLean, McAdam, Cummings, Jackson, Foye, Byrd, Keeler
& more .....

* My Welsh Lines:
Evans,James, Davies & Rees/Reese, & more ....

* My Eastern European Lines:
Tokarsky, Hoch, Korba, Milyan, Marco/Marko & Patlovich, Zulick, Barna, & more.....

* My German Lines:
Eller, Kibler, Ruhl, Reichart, Sweger & more....

Most families came from USA states of MA,ME,CT,VT,NH,RI,PA,OH & New York Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Chautauqua, Otsego, Westchester, Erie & Washington

Canadian families are scattered from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewa, & British Columbia.

Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) & some United Empire Loyalists(UEL) & Mayflower Families & many others.



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LizaJean
RE: Naomi Pratt
Laurie,
The tombstone picture says 25th but the site says 5th so I'm confused that's why I asked. Please do not take this wrong I'm trying to correct my dates to match and I'm wondering if I'm reading the wrong date and am mixing up the numbers. Please look and let me know.
LizaJean
Added by LizaJean on Jan 18, 2016 7:10 AM
Carol Linden
James Shelton
James Shelton
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1853
Birth Place: Ontario
Age at Death: 84
Death Date: 31 Dec 1937
Death Place: Bruce, Ontario, Canada
Father: Thomas Shelton
Mother: Grace Watt
Added by Carol Linden on Jan 18, 2016 2:09 AM
lkocik@comcast.net
Zulick
Hello Laurie
I'm related to Anna Zulick.
Your bio of her has her children born before she was.
Her maiden name was Danek, not Barna.
She was born on Charles St, Binghamton, NY, not Slovakia
St Michael's Cemetery is in the Town of Dickinson, not Port Dickinson.

Anna's mother-in-law was Anna Barno, born 1881...

I don't mean to be negative, but this is upsetting to the family, and I'm sure you can understand the concern

respectfully
Larry Kocik
Added by lkocik@comcast.net on Jan 10, 2016 7:57 PM
Kim Garvey
Lowry family in Kincardine cemetery
Are you related? Please remove your doubles.
Thanks
Added by Kim Garvey on Jan 06, 2016 3:16 PM
LadyGoshen
RE: Roderick Bannister
so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for your time. I'll do a little research and see if I can find the answer and let you know.

thank you.
Added by LadyGoshen on Jan 03, 2016 6:54 AM
LadyGoshen
Roderick Bannister
hi,
you have two entries for Roderick in two separate cemeteries. Could you remove the one that is incorrect?

I'm also going to send you an update for his parent links since they ones that you have linked to (memorials that you made) are duplicates. Could you please remove the duplicates?

It should be noted that the name was previously spelled Banister.

many thanks
Added by LadyGoshen on Dec 17, 2015 7:56 AM
Blackpony
Headstone Photographs
Hello Laurie,
I am currently unable to find the individuals I added your headstone pictures to. The information will be sent to you as I relocate the pictures.
Thank you,
Daniel Conrad
Added by Blackpony on Dec 12, 2015 11:14 AM
Blackpony
Headstone Photographs
Hello Laurie,
Request permission to use your excellent headstone photographs in our family tree.
Thank you,
Daniel Conrad
Added by Blackpony on Nov 25, 2015 9:59 PM
Karen Wilson
John Austin Smith
My great grandfather was John Austin Smith, my grandfather was David Austin Smith, my father was John Gardner Smith. You have a grave marked with John Austin Smith, Death April 1891, this is not my grandfather, Many people make this error and sad to say I posted his death certificate years ago when I was new on ancestry. My great grandmother Martha Austin Smith was a widow by 1881 census, somewhere between 1872 and 1881 should be his death, His daughter my Aunt, Mary Smith told me when I sent her the death certificate dated 1891 that this was not her grandfather , that she was certain he died a much younger man. She told me this in the 70s. Unfortunately when I posted to ancestry being a novice everyone ran with this.
Sincerely
Karen Smith Wilson
Added by Karen Wilson on Nov 22, 2015 1:38 PM
Karen Wilson
John Austin Smith
My great grandfather was John Austin Smith, my grandfather was David Austin Smith, my father was John Gardner Smith. You have a grave marked with John Austin Smith, Death April 1891, this is not my grandfather, Many people make this error and sad to say I posted his death certificate years ago when I was new on ancestry. My great grandmother Martha Austin Smith was a widow by 1881 census, somewhere between 1872 and 1881 should be his death, His daughter my Aunt, Mary Smith told me when I sent her the death certificate dated 1891 that this was not her grandfather , that she was certain he died a much younger man. She told me this in the 70's. Unfortunately when I posted to ancestry being a novice everyone ran with this.
Sincerely
Karen Smith Wilson
Added by Karen Wilson on Nov 22, 2015 1:38 PM
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