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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 & 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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Thank you for posting a headstone photo for Malvina Spencer. There is a memorial (#134803445) for her in Eastlake Cemetery as well and I was confused as to the proper burial location.
Much appreciated.
Added by Gloria on Dec 18, 2014 2:10 PM
Lisa Clark
Lt Wells Chase
Hello Laurie! Thank you for your kind words. Just back from a trip and will look for your Thomas Chase. Best Regards, Lisa Chase Clark
Added by Lisa Clark on Dec 15, 2014 1:49 PM
Hi Laurie,
Thanks for helping me and taking time to look on Ancestry for the Waldens. I haven't met anyone else here that has helped me that much. Thanks again!

Added by Brittany on Dec 12, 2014 10:51 PM
RE: Freeman Walden
Hi Laurie,
Someone named Sue made a memorial for John's wife Lydia Walden. She only has the date she died and a photo of the stone. She has memorials for other Waldens in that cemetery. I don't know if you want to send her the information you found.

Thanks for adding all of Freeman's brothers and sisters! I found his brother David and a sister in the same county and found John's parents names!

I found one of Julia's sons, George French. He lived in Minnesota.

Freeman's children, Myron 1821, Philemon 1824, Ira Gates 1826, Elisha 1828, Erasmus 1831, Lucius 1833, Freeman 1835.

Added by Brittany on Dec 10, 2014 9:58 AM
Jo Ann Kaufman
John Fletcher Darrow
Hey, Laurie.. I did wonder if John's name is at the very bottom of the George piece? probably just John?
That was a great idea because in the cemetery it's all about the angle of the light -- glad it worked and you can manipulate the photos!
Now you've earned a Merry Christmas, too!
Added by Jo Ann Kaufman on Dec 10, 2014 8:40 AM
RE: Thank You
You're welcome. Thanks for adding the information so fast! No, I don't know Julia Walden's mother's name. The 1850 census says George was born in 1834, Alfred was born in 1837, Henry was born in 1841 and Rosana was born in 1849.

I don't know if Rosana was married.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

Added by Brittany on Dec 08, 2014 11:24 PM
Jo Ann Kaufman
John Fletcher Darrow
I already have a note for him in my book, Laurie - no marker found. I worked my way through the old cemetery (no lot numbers there) but didn't find anything for him there, either. Have you actually seen a marker for him? Maybe I missed it? (doubtful but possible)

Request a photo box is right next to Add a photo box, just below the cemetery photo on his memorial, but this or an email works fine. The snow, on the other hand, will probably put a hold on photos until April.
Added by Jo Ann Kaufman on Dec 07, 2014 1:43 PM
Jo Ann Kaufman
RE: Chase Family in Mayville, NY
Hi, Laurie
The only Darrows are John F. and George, both in the old, original Mayville cemetery so no lot numbers to play with and both already added to findagrave.
Added by Jo Ann Kaufman on Dec 05, 2014 4:43 AM
Eliza Reynolds
I added the info to her memorial. If this is family I will be happy to transfer.
Added by caroline on Dec 01, 2014 12:27 PM
J. G. in NC
RE: Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Dear Laurie,
Back at ya! This year, when I verbally give thanks for my many blessings of the past year, you will be at the top of my list. Your assistance has meant the world to me. Thanks for being my eyes in Cattaraugus County.

Have a wonderful, warm, Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Added by J. G. in NC on Nov 27, 2014 4:47 AM
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