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Laurie Stewart Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 44 years, since 1972 *
* (8th generation Western New York'er) *

****[My Husband,Paul Tokarsky died August 3, 2015. I am behind with Find A Grave photos & information. I will be back to Find A Grave after the New Year. Please send emails or corrections for approval.] ****

"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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Chris Hobson
RE: Charles Baker
I did find the Sister but the guy wouldn't put the adopted parents if I knew the birth Father.. I pointed to the 1930 or 1940 census where the Aunt is living with the niece's family but he only wanted the birth Father.. I may end up zipping through White Cemetery later this Fall or Winter once I have Cuba done.. As I keep running into more families and connections...
Added by Chris Hobson on Sep 21, 2016 5:03 PM
Chris Hobson
RE: Charles Baker
I have the parents by name but he was raised from very small by his aunt so maybe a note on his birth parents can be added.. His Father is also buried White's Cemetery as his second wife.. I have not located Charles's Mother on here.. She died about 1892 in SD
Added by Chris Hobson on Sep 20, 2016 6:25 PM
Ann/Anna Worden
Hi, Laurie:

I've just transferred a memorial I recently created for Ann Worden in Develan to you. Everything I have have calls her Ann, but then I discovered you'd created a memorial for "Anna", the name on the stone [which appears not to be contemporaneous with her death] -- they do seem to be the same person. Since my memorial has family links and bio information, rather than delete mine I transferred it to you so you could copy or merge the information [easier than sending it all to you in a correction, I figured, especially since I read how family commitments had caused you to get behind with you Find A Grave work.]

take care,

Added by Starfishin on Jun 13, 2016 11:59 AM
JanetJanet Cobb
Laurie,, you have not heard of Susan Wise?? She has to have some connection. Somehow??
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Jun 07, 2016 11:32 AM
JanetJanet Cobb
Laurie,,These are same surnames I have..Id like to know who You have when You get chance..Wow,,I have many names to connect..dob plz..Thanks
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on May 29, 2016 7:20 PM
JanetJanet Cobb
RE: capt.leonard Proctor 1734
Laurie,Wowwhat a find.. Thank you..Id like to have parents names dob,plz anyone else connected,when you have chance ,I put it all in my Proctor book.. Im searching,not sure if Ive said this, for Susan Wise,,She has connection on Josah Proctor & Susan Chamberlain,grampa to Ira Proctor...They from Mass to Vt to Can..Thank you again,very exciting.
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on May 29, 2016 7:13 PM
JanetJanet Cobb
capt.leonard Proctor 1734
Laurie,, First Id like to ask how your connected to him..I don't know for sure at the moment..I
have Josiah Proctor & Susan chamberlain comes from Mass,to Vt,then to Canada..They are my grampa & grama. Ira R Proctor & Harriet E Butler my gramp,gram,#1..Their daughter Hattie? married Peter J Knight,,Ethel born,she married Burton J Cobb,,they had Maurice R Cobb(dad).Im trying to piece in puzzle..I have Susan Wise??Have you heard of her??I found her on messege board..Looking for Josiah & Susan,,Figures she connected...
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on May 25, 2016 3:44 PM
Carol Barber
Wheeler - White Cemetery
HI Laurie,
Just wanted to comment on Gilbert Wheeler, Fannie Wheeler and Lyman Wheeler in Rushford Cemeterys.
Lyman couldn't have been Gilbert Wheelers son if he died in 1817 - Gilbert wasnt born until 1813.
I have a copy of Gilbert's obit and it lists 5 children, but not Lyman.
Carol Barber
Added by Carol Barber on May 16, 2016 10:21 PM
Dr. J
Duplicate - Emarilla Huyck
East Colborne Cemetery
Northumberland County
Ontario, Canada

Created by: Laurie Stewart Tokarsky

Find A Grave Memorial# 118602542
Find A Grave Memorial# 118602520
Added by Dr. J on May 13, 2016 6:57 PM
High Plains
Duplicates in Kincardine
You have duplicated a lot of memorials in the cemetery. You might want to go back and remove the dupes.

Added by High Plains on May 12, 2016 5:24 PM
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