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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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Craig Thweatt
RE: Phelans in Union United Cemetery
Shirley people like you is the reason I always try and take more photos of the grave stone if it is a request that im just going out on but as I said in the past sometimes I might have old photos from years ago when I visited a cemetery and didn't have all the extra photo's but I would recommend to take as many as you can to show back grounds and others near them because you never know even a different last name might be a daughter of the one you requested a photo for.
Added by Craig Thweatt on May 06, 2016 7:30 PM
Craig Thweatt
RE: Phelans in Union United Cemetery
Shirley a lot of times I have old photos from several years in the past saved on my computer but most the time I will add a caption when the photo was taking if it is a old photo becasue I wouldn't be looking for that request at the time anyway if I take a recent photo request then I always tryand take a lot of back ground photo's just incase one wants to visit the grave.
Also if I add a old photo and the cemetery is not to far away then I will update the photos and usually send the photo requester a note saying I got a update photo.
anyway Shirley ok a close up photo is only good for stone info if the stone is hard to read but the ones I looked at was no problem to read anyway I guess I will stick to my method of taking photos with a background and a stone photo.
Anyway Shirley glad someone appreciates on what I would also want someone to do also if I asked for a request.
Added by Craig Thweatt on May 04, 2016 11:28 PM
Craig Thweatt
RE: Phelans in Union United Cemetery
Shirley I also thought background photos are as helpful as the real stone photo myself just incase family want to visit in the future.
Added by Craig Thweatt on May 04, 2016 10:52 PM
Craig Thweatt
RE: Phelans in Union United Cemetery
Shirley ok I like to add back ground photos incase if some one wants to visit so they can just look around and find the area ok I know it is called find a grave but when someone request a photo then they might want a bit more though.

Added by Craig Thweatt on May 02, 2016 8:32 PM
Roger Carter
Clementine Moore
I hope to go to Moore school Cemetery next week and take a picture for you. I think Clementine is my Great Grand Mother. One of her children had her maiden name listed as Carter. I am also related to the Fore families of Memphis and McNairy county TN.

Roger Carter
Added by Roger Carter on Apr 28, 2016 11:27 AM
Sheena Gullett
Elizabeth Haste
Didn't see the note to take a photo of the surrounding area until I got home. If you go in the first gate, she's on the immediate section to the right, about halfway back on the side nearest the road. Hope this helps and I'll try and remember to get another photo the next time I'm out there.
Added by Sheena Gullett on Apr 26, 2016 2:51 PM
L Nystrom
RE: Fred and Grace Eisentrager
You are welcome. I have finally finished walking and photographing the whole cemetery. It is to find time to put all the photos on the website. I hope you enjoy your day.
Added by L Nystrom on Apr 25, 2016 8:00 AM
David Mayo
RE: Sheffields in Mt Zion
Anytime Mrs Shirley!

Added by David Mayo on Apr 22, 2016 10:17 AM
Linda Wayman
Re: Atholin Sanderson
I added the cemetery correction to her memorial. I had checked yesterday afternoon and the information still wasn't available. I see that it's all there this morning. Have a blessed day,

I have a very sweet friend who used to live in Finger, TN. Her name is Maurie Plunk. I worked at Kellogg with her for many years.
Added by Linda Wayman on Apr 01, 2016 8:24 AM
Claudia Milstead
RE: Corp Lonnie R King
Thanks. I'm sorry he died so young.
Added by Claudia Milstead on Mar 30, 2016 9:10 AM
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