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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!


"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."



"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.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others 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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Becky McCay Roth
Embrin Alice Dixon

Thank you for making Embrin's connections to her parents and her husbands. I had to smile, because you hit the nail on the head, when you said you easily get side-tracked with in-laws, cousins & distant cousins. Me too, we've got the family history bug!

Added by Becky McCay Roth on Mar 04, 2015 9:43 AM
Linda Claxton
RE: Regarding memorial ~
I was just getting ready to send you a note about the informant being her granddaughter. Maggie was also the informant on her mother's death certificate as well. I think the name Chandler on Emma's certificate might be the way Maggie knew her name to be since Maggie was a Chandler.

Added by Linda Claxton on Mar 01, 2015 5:54 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: Regarding memorial ~
Hi - She was the informant on her son's death certificate, stating her name as Emma McCarroll and her maiden name was Bunch - Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958.

Too many things from her death certificate don't add up if this is Lester's mother. Let me know what you think.
Added by Linda Claxton on Mar 01, 2015 4:56 PM
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
RE: John Wells
Thank you for letting me know I made 2 memorials for this person.

Thank you
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman
Added by Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman &#... on Mar 01, 2015 10:53 AM
RE: I need some clarification ~
Dear Syd,

No apologies necessary at all! I was just trying to make sure my info was correct so I could change if needed.

I appreciate very much all of your hard work and time spent in this endeavor. :)

Have a wonderful day,
Added by Cassie on Feb 28, 2015 10:12 AM
RE: I need some clarification ~
Hello Syd!

I just found John M. Hollis' death certificate on and on this copy at least it says "unknown" for both of his parents' names. I just wanted to check and see if I have the right John M. Hollis so I can change my records if they are incorrect. Do you have other information saying that John M. is the son of John and Delia Nolen Hollis? I am trying to get all of these Hollis families sorted out since there are so many. :)
Added by Cassie on Feb 26, 2015 10:48 AM
Joe Killough
Bobby Emmons
His wife was Dorthy Taylor. Bobby's parents lived down the road from me at Farmington, Ms. I graduated with hjis brother and sister in law.
Added by Joe Killough on Feb 26, 2015 8:24 AM
Jenifer Crone
RE: Buford Clyde Franklin
I did not know there was a duplicate. Find A Grave combined two cemeteries together at some point. I moved my actual photo to the first memorial and deleted mine. I see that you have requested his name to be corrected.

Added by Jenifer Crone on Feb 26, 2015 7:14 AM
Elbert Hall
Ref: Blooming Grove Baptist Cemetery,
Montgomery Co., TN

Elbert Hall Memorial #111272461
was married three times.
1. Jessie Lyle died 1926
2. Mammie Wofford died 1932 Memorial #
3. Myrtle Wallace she died 1982.

I only knew where one of these were buried.

Robert Bowers
Added by Bobby on Feb 25, 2015 5:43 PM
eleanor edmondson
Anna Ursula Gerlach
Anna is my direct ancestor. She died 20 Nov 1765 and is buried at Freisburg, Salem Co., NJ in the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

I learned quite a bit of genealogy when I wrote Philadelphia and ordered the THIRD marriage record for Rudy. It said that he lived in Cohenzey, NJ and was a teacher there.

I have also visited the church where they were members in present-day Madison Co., VA. They also lived in MD between living in NJ and VA. They are also mentioned in the records of the colony in VA whose I have forgotten.
Added by eleanor edmondson on Feb 24, 2015 8:26 PM
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