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Laurie S Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 * 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, Stowell, Frost, Sewall, Converse, Keep, Hildreth, Blaisdell, Prescott, White, McClure Bartlett & Bolles,Lines
& 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 & 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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Sandra Boehmer
Thomas Blecha
Maple Grove Cemetery, Machias, NY. Thomas was born 1859 in Popelein, Moravia. His wife's name was Barbara. His son Thomas's wife name was Rose.
They were my husband's grandfather and uncle. Thanks for adding his memorial. Just thought I should clarify his information.
Added by Sandra Boehmer on Oct 01, 2014 3:22 PM
Virginia Combs
Reuben and Susanna Bloomer

I was following up on some Underhill family research and came across the memorials for Reuben Bloomer #60894185 and his wife Susanna Paddock. Under the children listed on each page are a daughter, Jersuha, born 1782. On Reuben's page she is listed as having married Augustine Underhill. If so, she is a family member buried in the Kingsbury Cemetery, Washington County, NY. However, on Susanna's memorial she is listed as having married General William Robinson. Can you shed some light on this? Thanks so much...I would like to link Jerusha to her parents if she is the same person (memorial #75374388).
Ginni Combs
Added by Virginia Combs on Sep 23, 2014 10:05 AM
Pat Allan
Millers @ Neepawa
should have added to previous message that marker was one square monument with the various family inscriptions on each side (close to riverbank - lovely spot)
Added by Pat Allan on Sep 22, 2014 8:45 AM
Pat Allan
RE: The Miller's
I live in Manitoba, but not close to Neepawa ... drove to Dauphin this weekend & route was through Neepawa so convinced my sister cemetery was good place to 'stretch out legs'! ;-)
Added by Pat Allan on Sep 22, 2014 8:14 AM
CHARLYNE (EDDY) LYNK
John Carl Dahlke
I found where to change the date..Sorry for bothering you..should of looked around first
Added by CHARLYNE (EDDY) LYNK on Sep 13, 2014 9:04 AM
CHARLYNE (EDDY) LYNK
John Carl Dahlke
He is in Sunset Hill Cemetary, Ellicottville, N.Y.
today as I was about to add a picture to his grave I noticed his death date is wrong..would you please change it to 1870 instead of 1877..I am his granddaughter and have his death certificate..Thank You, Charlyne Lynk
Added by CHARLYNE (EDDY) LYNK on Sep 13, 2014 8:36 AM
J. G. in NC
RE: Ellen A. ????
Dear Laurie,
Thanks for removing Ellen A.'s gravestone photograph.

I am getting a little tired of sitting at the computer doing all this research. The saving grace is that I am able to get so many family members linked together. I think they appreciate it, and I hope it helps their descendants.
Added by J. G. in NC on Sep 11, 2014 6:00 PM
J. G. in NC
Ellen A. ????
Dear Laurie,
There is a gravestone photograph for Ellen A. ???? on Memorial #101360356 belonging to Ellen M. (Snyder) OGDEN (1854-1938). Ellen M. is listed below her husband and above her 4 children on the photograph below Ellen A.'s. Could you please remove the Ellen A. photograph? Thanks!
Added by J. G. in NC on Sep 10, 2014 8:08 PM
Vickie Elam White
RE: Request fulfilled?
My husband shares common ancestors with Jabez Proctor Power - Jonathan Powers and Elizabeth Kidder. He descends from their son Jonathan Jr. while Jabez descends from their son Isaac. I've been trying to find out what happened to all of Jonathan and Elizabeth's children, and I stumbled on some inaccuracies about Isaac's branch that I was trying to sort out.


Vickie Elam White
Added by Vickie Elam White on Sep 09, 2014 7:56 AM
Vickie Elam White
Re: Request fulfilled?
OK, thanks. I will put in another request. With luck, someone who lives near there can take a picture of the actual tombstone.


Vickie Elam White
Added by Vickie Elam White on Sep 08, 2014 5:34 PM
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