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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!

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"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."

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"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"

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By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Mel ski
Jessie E Davis
You have a memorial on Jessie E Davis. Someone added the grave photo. Memorial #120064761. The gravestone clearly says Jessie Eatherly Davis. Eatherly is her maiden name. I have more info if you would like to add it. Her full name is Jessie Mai (Eatherly) Davis. Daughter of William James & Nancy Rebecca (Miles) Eatherly. She was the wife of John Benjamin Davis. (John Benjamin Davis 1859-1945 Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, TN.) I have been looking for Jessie. Thanks to you I found her. Thanks So much.
Added by Mel ski on Sep 02, 2014 6:53 PM
Diane Darby
Purtle transfer
Thanks so much!
Added by Diane Darby on Aug 28, 2014 7:37 PM
Dewey Esco Hamlet
Thank you for pointing out that Dewey died in Davidson County rather than Jackson County, TN. I have made the correction. Appreciate the help!
Added by Lynn on Aug 28, 2014 3:25 PM
Hi, Corrections made. Hope all is ok now. Would you like "ownership" of it? Would be happy to transfer to you.
Added by jp on Aug 26, 2014 5:24 PM
Martha Stewart
Thanks for the heads-up. I sometimes miss the originals. It's gone.
Added by sjs953 on Aug 25, 2014 7:50 PM
Chuck Schubert
Thanks for the information. All corrections and additions have been made. Chuck
Added by Chuck Schubert on Aug 21, 2014 12:28 PM
Matida Good
Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate it!
Added by MJ on Aug 20, 2014 6:07 AM
RE: To the best of my knowledge ~
Thanks for your message. I'm sorry I disturbed you. I have found it easier to send a message to edit to MERGE duplicates rather than upset long-time contributors to Find a Grave when I notice they have duplicates. :-/ wry lopsided smile

I do appreciate your kind words to this "newbie" in the past.
Added by Betty on Aug 17, 2014 4:37 PM
earlier question on Ollie Dewberry
Hi, Syd,

Never mind my earlier question - I found the reference on the 1910 census to "number of children born (7), number of children living (6).

I should have checked there first!

Thanks for your help (and for your patience!),

Added by acybersleuth on Aug 16, 2014 8:42 AM
Ollie Elizabeth Owen Dewberry
Hi, Syd,

Thanks again for the transfer on this memorial!

Quick question: on her bio, you mention a "child Dewberry" that I have no information on. This unknown child was not mentioned on her husband's memorial.

Do you remember where that information came from? Is this perhaps an infant that died young?

I would like to try and find more information on this child, perhaps a name, or birth and death date or location information.

Thanks again.

Added by acybersleuth on Aug 16, 2014 8:34 AM
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