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Laurie S Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 42 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, 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, 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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J. G. in NC
RE: Hello
Dear Laurie,
I had been wondering how you were feeling. Congratulations on surviving the flu, and welcome back. I missed you.

I deleted the 2 memorials of yesterday. Thanks for the heads-up.

Did you get my email sent 17 Jan at 12:40 PM?

I look forward to your reply.
Added by J. G. in NC on Jan 25, 2015 8:20 AM
Barbara Lyon Wafler
Found excerpt on-line while researching another name. Person who placed it, didn't reference source. Sorry! :)
Added by genealogyfever on Jan 25, 2015 7:49 AM
Descendants of Early Settlers
RE: Forgot to say
I just re-read your bio. We may be related. My Mayflower ancestors were Edward Fuller, and Richard Warren. My wife is a descendant of George Soule.

The majority of my ancestors arrived in New England early in the colonial days, and gradually moved west and southwest.

Added by Descendants of Early Sett... on Jan 21, 2015 11:06 AM
Descendants of Early Settlers
RE: Forgot to say
I live in Manassas, Va. I was born in Pike, NY, raised in Bliss, NY, went to Houghton College, Houghton, NY, so all my young life was in that area. I passed through Fillmore and Hume constantly.

My parents, and some of my closest ancestors are buried at Pike Cemetery, the next closest at Alger Cemetery, Hume, and so forth. Almost all of the cemeteries of Western NY contain some of my relatives.

The notes that I have from 1952 is that Hume Village cemetery was closed to burials due to flooding of the graves from water coming down from the hills above. The notes state that the graveyard was over run with shrubs, and that many of the stones could not be located. This may not be the current case. I passed by the cemetery, as recently as 5 months age, but it is not visible from the road that I was traveling on.

Do you live in the area? If not them I can give you any info that you need about the area.

Thanks, Marty
Added by Descendants of Early Sett... on Jan 21, 2015 10:56 AM
RE: Sgt. Isaiah Foye

I was happy to help. If I find any more info re: Isaiah, I'll be in touch. Best wishes for your continued research success!

Added by lesnyder1 on Jan 18, 2015 5:32 PM
J. G. in NC
RE: I am sick
OMG, this is weird. I just picked up my email messages and saw you had sent a Find A Grave message to me this morning. Weird, because I had just sent an email message to you.

I am so sorry to learn you are unwell. At least you can look forward to my message when you are feeling better, hopefully in a few days.

I am sending healing thoughts for your speedy recovery. Your friend, . . .
Added by J. G. in NC on Jan 17, 2015 10:53 AM
Rich Vance
RE: Agnes Fidler Foye
Hi Laurie,
I'm not related to the Fidlers or the Foyes in any way that I know of; I just entered a memorial for her father, Norredden David Fidler, from his PA Vetrans Burial Card. I like to research my Military Veterans as much as possible.

It would be super nice to have you as a cousin, but sadly it is not to be. I will keep you in my heart as an honorary "cousin". ^_^

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Jan 12, 2015 5:47 PM
Rich Vance
RE: Agnes
Hi Laurie,
Her Death Certificate lists her parents, who are linked.

If you don't have a subscription to Ancestry, I can send you a copy of the original DC image.

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Jan 11, 2015 4:56 PM
Percy White Van Dusen or Percy Van Dusen White
Laurie- I was worried there were two memorial pages for the same woman.

no. 115991342 is for Percy (Van Dusen) White, b. 1841, d. 1907 in Rushford, Allegany Co., NY

no. 115852487 is for Percy (White) Van Dusen, b. 1841, d. 1906 in Rushford, Allegany Co., NY. Listed as the wife of Jacob Van Dusen. She is also the daughter of Charles White and Harriet Swift

I can find no Percy Van Dusen marrying into a White family and was wondering if the two got mixed up or is she a sister of Jacob Van Dusen? Just trying to get my White families straightened out.

Thank you, Anita
Added by Neetz on Jan 11, 2015 9:18 AM
Percy White memorial n. 115991342
Hi Laurie, shouldn't this memorial page be Percy, maiden name WHITE, Van Dusen? Was she the wife of Jacob Van Dusen. Hoping so! LOL Trying to track down all my White and Swift family members and you seem to be the wonderful person who has taken all the photographs. THANK YOU!!!
Added by Neetz on Jan 07, 2015 12:54 PM
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