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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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Cindy Davis
Alton and Beuah Davis
Alton Brooks Davis, Sr. #122975238 and Beulah Belle Steffenhagan Davis #122975266 are my grandparents. Would you consider transferring management of their memorials over to me? I would really appreciate it.

Thank you, Cindy Davis
Added by Cindy Davis on Apr 24, 2016 4:39 PM
memorial for Rev Elbert O Taylor, no. 40558095
I would like your permission to attach the memorial photograph of Elbert Taylor and wife Elizabeth Winegar in my personal genealogy program. If I ever publish you would receive photographic credit.
Thank you for taking the picture and creating the memorial pages.
Added by Neetz on Apr 17, 2016 10:47 AM
Karin Lau
Oliver & Zulima Root
Hi...FYI Oliver Root Jr. 109082044 and his wife Zulima 109082431 are not buried at Mount Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville. They were buried in the family cemetery on their farm outside Franklinville. I created pages for both with photos of the tombstones back in 2010.
Added by Karin Lau on Apr 15, 2016 5:55 AM
Thank you
Thank you for the wonderful job you did with the memorial for Joyce Peterson :) She is/was my grandmother I did send you a few updates and corrections I have Lots of information if you would by chance want it I would be happy to give

Thank you Again

Katie Peterson Greiner
Added by Mrs.G on Apr 01, 2016 6:22 PM
Cynthia Kaley
RE: How are you?
doing good, thank you, just starting to fix my memorials, have to many of them to fix. hope you are doing good as well

Added by Cynthia Kaley on Mar 15, 2016 11:39 AM
Sharon Martin
Timothy Lane

If you are not related to Timothy Lane would you be so kind as to transfer to me. He is the nephew of my 4th great- grandfather. He helped my grandfather get is war pension.

If you are related please let me know how.

thank you
Added by Sharon Martin on Mar 11, 2016 6:16 PM
Hillside Cemetery
Hi Laurie,

Are Hillside Cemetery West Carthage and Hillside Denmark one in the same? I just requested edits on Geraldine Potter Harper 156687287 in the Denmark cemetery, but then I found that she is also in West Carthage 13739811 (with photos).

Added by TLyons on Feb 18, 2016 12:30 PM
Kitty Lambert-Rudd
RE: Joseph S Laspesa, 133552635
No, Laurie, it came from a transcription project I have been working on... there are multiple sources, the Buffalo News is where it was published I am sure, but I found it on the Lombardo Funeral Home Website of Obituaries. I transcribe any obituary I find and then try to attach them to, or create a memorial for anyone that I find. The headstone aspect of Find A Grave is great but it often looses people who never had, or will have, a headstone.

Thanks for considering this. AND thank you for all the work you put into this.

I know how much it means to find information on someone you have been searching for!

I wish they would establish a "Non Burial Cremation Cemetery" by COUNTY where we could put people who were cremated but not buried. We recently lost my wife's father and realized that there is not really a collective place to put his information.

Added by Kitty Lambert-Rudd on Feb 16, 2016 6:59 AM
steve glenn
RE: Joel Fosdick
Thank you so much. I am really curious that his middle initial is C like his father. I grew up in Illinois and wouldn't go back in the winter.
His step-mother Mary Jane Griswold (nee Clark)(Joel Fosdick Sr's third wife) is buried in Milo. I have a photo of her grave, can't remember if it was at Mound (Boyd's Grove) or Milo. Keep warm.
Added by steve glenn on Feb 15, 2016 4:31 PM
Kitty Lambert-Rudd
Joseph S Laspesa, 133552635
I am including the Obituary for Joseph.
I shows his Father as MARION and Brother as MICHAEL... feel free to include it in the bio section.

Joseph S Laspesa
Of Springville, entered into rest July 26, 2014, loving son of the late Marion and Rose Laspesa; dear brother of Michael and the late Angeline, Elaine and Ignatius Laspesa; survived by numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Mr. Laspesa was an Airforce veteran of the Korean War.
Relatives and friends may visit from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Lombardo Funeral Home (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Road Orchard Park, NY 14127.
Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Warsaw, NY.
Added by Kitty Lambert-Rudd on Feb 14, 2016 10:22 PM
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