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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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Rena Kay Street Black
RE: Hey there! A newbie to Find A Grave ~
Thank you Syd. I greatly appreciate ALL the work that goes into this and the kind generious people that do it. I've been working on my family history for awhile. Still a newbie at gravefinders I don't think I'd be comfortable "taking over" anything, yet. lol I am very happy to help with any and all information that I can. After spending some time at this I will consider my parents and grand-parents.
I have only gone to the site through a family tree builder link. I guess you can access the site without any "other" memeberships. Like to Ancestry etc.
I haven't added any pictures or anything yet.
Most everyone seems awesome so far.

One lady yelled (messaged) me about thinking I stole or took credit for her photo. Which I did get the distant family members picture from here, It was news to me that I stole it or tried to take any credit... but as it turns out it wasn't put on by her. There was however an error in my information about the person getting re-married. (maybe that's were the lady got offended ??) If I was wrong, it was a mistake. and I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do anything wrong or upset anyone. I thought we were all trying to do the same thing here. I realize we want perfect records, to the best of our abilities. but mistakes happen. there are a few People with her additude, I don't need the drama. So I better get a lot more familiar before taking any of my loved ones out of capiable willing hands. I greatly appreciate you telling me about this. Thank you again for all that you do.
Added by Rena Kay Street Black on Mar 29, 2015 4:27 AM
Rena Kay Street Black
Louis James Mitchell Jr. duplicate
Hi, Thank you for all that you do. I greatly apprecaite it, and you!
In RestHeaven Memorial Garden, 41 A hwy, Clarksville, TN.
I am pretty sure that #120147792 James Lewis Mitchell Oct 29, 1907 - Oct 8, 1975 is a dupliate with #127290444 Louis J Mitchell 1907-1975.
his father is: Louis James Mitchell Sr.
dob: April 29, 1873 - dod: April 30, 1946
he is buried in Adams , Robertson Co., TN in the Adama Baptist Cemetery.

his mother : Ruth Proctor Mitchell Feb 18, 1884 - Dec 24, 1971 #120147798 at Rest Heaven.
Thank you for all your help and hard work.
Added by Rena Kay Street Black on Mar 27, 2015 6:28 PM
TL Martin
Betty Sue Martin
Thank you for transferring Betty to me. This was my grandmother's first child and I heard about her most all of my life and always knew the story of her short little life. I need to visit this cemetery as so many of my family are buried there. Thanks again.
Added by TL Martin on Mar 26, 2015 11:00 AM
Nancy Hall
RE: You are asking me ~
I need to apologize. After I asked you to do that I got to thinking that Henry Percy Richardson Jr was the first son. I never knew him. You are correct that her husband is Sam Hille Richardson, his memorial is 110637431. I went to Greenwood Cemetery today to make sure that she was buried beside her husband who was Sam Hille Richardson. Thanks for pointing out my mistake.
Added by Nancy Hall on Mar 23, 2015 9:46 PM
Wanda Powers
RE: The duplicate memorial ~
Thank you Syd.
Added by Wanda Powers on Mar 23, 2015 5:07 PM
Jo Ward
RE: Mahoney Grave in Calvary Cem. Nashville
Terrific! Thank you for taking care of my ancestors until now. I appreciate your help and plan to build more family connections. :)
Added by Jo Ward on Mar 20, 2015 7:05 PM
Jo Ward
Mahoney Grave in Calvary Cem. Nashville
Hello, my great grandfather is in the Calvary Cemetery in Nashville. I see you are the creator of the information listed on his memorial site. I am new to this web site and I am fascinated at all that I am learning. I have updates for you regarding Joseph Mahoney. Shall I email you or is there a way I can make the edits? since I am new here I am not really sure how this works?
thank you
Added by Jo Ward on Mar 20, 2015 5:49 PM
Anna Walters
Minnie Weller #127406261
I have processed your edits and added a bio for her mother and father's names. Thank you for the additional information.
Added by Anna Walters on Mar 20, 2015 1:08 PM
All recent corrections are done. I appreciate having someone catch my typos.

Added by sjs953 on Mar 19, 2015 6:07 PM
Candy Fain
RE: Danny L. Jones
Thanks. Will make a trip into Clarksville tomorrow to the Library.
Added by Candy Fain on Mar 18, 2015 10:45 AM
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