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Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was!

The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.

It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.

I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am thankful for Findagrave and Family Search especially, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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Anne Glidewell
RE: Fletcher Tate
Yes there was one for her. I am glad I always think to take some photos by the one asked for because you never know if someone might need them also. I couldn't send it on this link I will email it to you. Have a blessed day.


Added by Anne Glidewell on May 22, 2015 11:33 AM
Anna Walters
RE: Grave Photo for Pearl Surrett Hurley
You are very welcome for the picture of Pearl's headstone. Just made a trip from Michigan down to Tennessee as many of my relatives are also buried in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Added by Anna Walters on May 10, 2015 3:24 PM
Hi Shirley
Hope you're having a wonderful mothers' day weekend.
On the edit .. I changed Laura to Lora.. no bother at all .. glad to help any time.
Added by Sueღ on May 09, 2015 3:52 PM
B G Nipp
RE: Grave Marker Photos - Lexington Cemetery
Glad we could help, I always check to see if there are any photo requests when I am in a different cemetery.
Added by B G Nipp on May 09, 2015 8:00 AM
Lynette Groves
Martha A Fesmire Taylor 65800144 Grave Photo
It is done.

Added by Lynette Groves on May 07, 2015 4:51 PM
Scott and Priscilla Butler Fraser
Bio Info
Shirley I have tried to correct the submitter for the bios but the bio information is not in the edited section for me to correct.
Added by Scott and Priscilla Butle... on May 05, 2015 10:49 AM
Sean Horenstein
RE: Graf Elam photo
Hi Shirley,

I added what I was able to find near Graf Elam. Many of the stones are in poor condition or unmarked.

Added by Sean Horenstein on Apr 27, 2015 5:54 PM
Sharon M. Bledsoe
Ollie Brown Mealer
Shirley, Sorry Robert Jackson Mealer is buried at Shiloh but his wife Maude is buried at Mount Carmel cemetery with her two sons Willie Rueben and Ollie Brown
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Apr 25, 2015 7:58 AM
Sharon M. Bledsoe
Ollie Brown Mealer
His parents are Robert Jackson Mealer (1883 - 1935) and Maud Chandler Mealer (1883 - 1966) They are buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Benton Co, TN. If you go to the memorial you can see the link and go to their memorials. His brother Willie Rueben is also linked in same cemetery, but have not found his sister Viola.
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Apr 25, 2015 7:55 AM
Sharon M. Bledsoe
Ollie Brown Mealer
shirley, I have corrected his memorial with dates and locations from my tree and linked him to his parents

thank you for letting me know the error
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Apr 24, 2015 8:16 PM
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