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Laurie Stewart Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 43 years, since 1972 *
* (8th generation Western New York'er) *

"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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LeRoy L. Smith
Lawrence "King" Smith, #112963355
Hi Laurie; Sorry for the inconvenience. I made a mistake on suggested editing for the above memorial. I must have listed "King" as his maiden name. Actually "King" seems to be his nickname. Would you be so kind as to correct my oversight.

New Subject: I had previously sent to you via e-mail revised information on "Cleone Smith (1913-1915) #112940916. She is presently listed as the daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Smith. She is actually their grand-daughter, born to their son, Charles. If you did not receive the message, I can resend. Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jul 26, 2015 1:34 PM
In a few words, very impressive. Thanks for all you do! Barry
Added by Barrymor on Jul 25, 2015 7:28 PM
Aurorae Little U.E.
143754218 Samuel Baker possible?
Transfer? 6xgr grandfather.. sorry about other post,dang computers lol.. Gracias if you can :)
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Jul 25, 2015 10:35 AM
Aurorae Little U.E.
143754218 Sauel
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Jul 25, 2015 10:34 AM
Carol Barber
Asa B Smith
Hi Lori-
Am writing in reference to your info on Asa B Smith at Bellville Cemetery. His daughter Orissa was not married to Homer Lafferty; she was married to EBER Lafferty. She was Homers mother. Homer was married to Cora Mae Austin. This needs to be corrected.
Carol Lafferty Barber
Added by Carol Barber on Jul 23, 2015 10:28 PM
Marcia Ray
Samuel B Williams
Could you transfer Samuel B Williams to me, he is my Gr. Gr Grandfather his number is 116036374. Also his wife Margaret and son Frank. Thank you
Added by Marcia Ray on Jul 05, 2015 7:49 AM
Pl Wilke
Ann Shepherd
Hi Laurie, can you tell me please if you are a relative of Ann Shepherd # 145376239. She is located in Kincardine Cemetery, Kincardine, Ontario? If not, is it possible to transfer her to me? She is my 4x g grandmother

Added by Pl Wilke on Jun 26, 2015 2:19 PM
Linda Sibley Zimmerman
Willard S White
That was quick, we (Doug & Myself) are up were till Saturday trying to find info on Dewitt Clinton White, will be again at the White cemetery, and the Sandusky Cemetery taking photos. Marcellius White was his brother. Look's like you are in the Cattaraugus area, would you be interested in meeting?
Added by Linda Sibley Zimmerman on Jun 25, 2015 9:39 PM
Mark Peebles
RE: Oakwood Cemetery
Hi Laurie,

I went yesterday and finished two sections of Oakwood Cemetery. I will go back and do more in a few days as I have the time right now and then a week off from school in a few days.

It makes it so much easier when the information is already there on Find A Grave.


Added by Mark Peebles on Jun 23, 2015 12:06 PM
Linda Proudler
STOVER, George Harley
#5563134. Are you a relative?
Added by Linda Proudler on Jun 23, 2015 10:33 AM
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