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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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Ella Louise Powell #2
Williams father was only known as James L. Rogers ( the Jones was never a part of his name)...It is only speculated that he was born a Jones but every record known to exist has him as a ROGERS...His daughter Myrtle was born on July 28 1897..... as far as I can tell all other info is accurate..... I knew, (as we called her) Miss Lydia (Crowell, Estes)Rogers, she was a very sweet lady and she was William's 4th wife....
Again I thank you for all your time that you contribute to keeping our dear loved ones remembered....

Added by AMRYE on Jan 15, 2017 4:38 PM
Info on Ella Louise Powell Rogers
Hi Syd.....First may I start by saying thankyou for helping to preserve family history.... Just happened to be updated hints on my family trees and noticed the activity on my great grandmothers grave info..... Just thought I would update info to make sure the right info stays insight for those recording the info... I know the death certificate is a 1st had source but we all know, as professionals, that the info provided by other family members are not always as accurate as we would hope they would be.
I am in possession of the recorded birth info in the family bible for the family....and have other personal family papers to verify the info I am passing on...
Ella Louise Powell was born on October 31 1879.. She is in the 1880 census... To David ( known as Honor ) Powell and Martha Lewis ( 1/2 Cherokee indian).. She married June 4 1904 to William T. Rogers. William was born in 1864...
Added by AMRYE on Jan 15, 2017 4:32 PM
Peggy Raye Burklow Lincoln Memorial
Hi Syd- Peggy Raye Burklow Lincoln born 24 August 1934 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
She married in Robertson County Tennessee 1952 to Alton Lincoln [ survives her ]

I have not done a memorial on her parent's- If You would like to do so, please do..

Her Father- Lester Ray Burklow
B. 4 Sep 1912 Alabama
D. 25 Nov 1979 Nashville Tennessee
Entombment Woodlawn per his obituary. I can/ will e-mail the obituary to you

Lester is the son of Miles Alonzo Burklow 1875-1934 SpringHill
and Sarah Ann Noel- Burklow 1880-1936. SpringHill

Her Mother- Eula Thomas Chandler- Burklow
B. 24 Aug 1917 Robertson County Tennessee
D. 24 March 2007 Nashville Tennessee

Eula father interred at Spring Hill - can e-mail you his full name
Her mother Naoma Clark born in Kentucky died unknown Went by Betty and Oma. Born 1900. Eula sister AnnaBelle DeBusk interment Spring Hill Cemetery.

I Thank You... caring for my mother currently.

You do justice and care about the memorial's you write so well.

When I read a bio, on a memorial, you do each so tenderly and caringly. Their family members would appreciate you doing so. I notice and others have to do so as well.

Thank You for all that you do here on Find a Grave. If you do not have time nor want to do the memorial's, they'll have to wait. My mother has to come first. You surely understand my situation. Thanks. Marvin's still recovering from cancer treatments.

Added by C. on Jan 14, 2017 12:38 PM
Kathi Maynard Wiley
Collier Hargis
Hi Syd
Suggested updates have been added 1/12/17
Happy New Year
Added by Kathi Maynard Wiley on Jan 12, 2017 1:48 AM
Gail Fisher Walker
Annie Irene McCroy Frith # 127058008
Thanks for your contribution, Mr. Gardner. Happy New Year!
Added by Gail Fisher Walker on Jan 07, 2017 3:23 PM
RE: Transfer Request
The grandfather of James Gowen Rains, Sr. 134869053 is also my 4th great-grandfather. My grandmother - maiden name Rains is alive but unable to navigate this website well, so I am trying to help add and update her family members. We are all descendants of Captain John Rains, one of the first settlers of Nashville. My grandmother's father kept a family tree that goes back pretty far. Preserving our family history has been important to us, and I plan to continue this tradition for my son. Thank you for your assistance with this! Jennifer
Added by JenniferMK on Jan 04, 2017 5:34 PM
Transfer Request
Could you please transfer James Gowen Rains 134869053 to me? I am a Rains descendant and would like to make some additions. Thank you! JenniferMK (#49013086)
Added by JenniferMK on Jan 03, 2017 7:07 PM
John Shuck
Mary Zerfoss Whetstone
Hi Syd, someone has added a memorial in a cemetery in Beloit that appears to be her. See memorial #150318961. Many of the kids are listed too. John
Added by John Shuck on Jan 02, 2017 6:08 AM
Gloria Beasley Arnold
RE: William McKinley Hedrick
Understand, Gloria
Added by Gloria Beasley Arnold on Jan 01, 2017 8:56 AM
Bob Trapp
Henrietta Parchman
Thank you for the wonderful obituary, I've added it to her bio section. Happy New Year and keep up the wonderful work you are doing on Find A Grave for others.
Added by Bob Trapp on Dec 30, 2016 4:22 PM
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