|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
* 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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TY for info. I am a direct descendant of Betsey Foster who married Thomas Proctor!
|nmbo||RE: Thank You|
Added by nmbo on Nov 20, 2014 6:25 PM
|Rebecca Jean Jackson Henderson||RE: Metcalf's of Rawson Cemetery.|
Your very welcome. Thank you for the work you have done in the Cemetery. Can't believe yall are having so much snow. Burr!!!! Stay Warm!
|Zoe Tom||Jacob K Spencer|
Jacob Kerry Spencer married Mary Dalzell. I have attached her to him and her own parents.
Added by Zoe Tom on Nov 17, 2014 12:27 PM
|Brenda Hare||Pluma Bennett|
THANK YOU so very much for the photo of Pluma Bennett's tombstone. Did her husband, William Bennett have one beside her?
My MANY thanks for all of your help.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Vicky Westra||Wm T Fitzgerald|
Wm Y Fitzgerald/Fitzgarrald is my Gt Grandfather's brpther. I knew he moved from Hamilton CO., IL to NY. His father was Lewis J Fitz. Wm T was married to a Pearl Wilson. Is this info correct on his burial? TY Vicky
|Gary Clements||RE: Sorry to be so late|
Thanks for transferring my mother's memorial to me. I appreciate this greatly.
Gary Clements #47479777
|Ginger Peckham||RE: Eli Felch & Eliza Brown|
Thanks so much for trying. They are. obviously, very old stones and may well be too wweathered.
|Joan Majtenyi||RE: Gideon Walker|
PS I forgot to mention I just found the will of Gideon L Walker's son Walter W. online. He died in Brooklyn, NY and names his three sisters and some nephews as beneficiaries. They are:
Florence Virginia Roth of Washington, DC
Nellie Laning of Ruhford, NY
Nettie Spring of Boulder, CO
|Joan Majtenyi||RE: Gideon Walker|
Dear Laurie, That would be greatly appreciated by me and my colleague as it would allow us to close his avenue of research. My address is 167 Highmeadow Dr., Gahanna, OH 43230
I wish I could do something for you in return, but I do try to help with other graves on Find-a-Grave.
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