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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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Rodger Dohm
Maude Harrison
Thank you for pointing that out! Rodger
Added by Rodger Dohm on Jul 27, 2016 10:06 AM
Doug Gray
I really appreciate your work! Your work helped me find the burial site of a great-grandmother!
Added by Doug Gray on Jul 08, 2016 2:52 PM
RE: Just to let you know that ~
:D Fixed it and ty for letting me know!!

Have a great 4th!!
Added by Deathbecomezher on Jul 01, 2016 9:05 AM
Cheryl Choate
James H. Greenway
Please email me at
Added by Cheryl Choate on Jun 30, 2016 3:41 PM
Cheryl Choate
James H. Greenway
Hi Syd. I'm Cheryl Choate Steward, 2nd great granddaughter of James Harrison Greenway and Jennie Lowery Greenway. I'd love to speak with you about them. Are you related to them or did you just create a memorial for them? If you are related, I'd love to share with you what I know. There were more children.
Added by Cheryl Choate on Jun 30, 2016 3:39 PM
Pamela Ford Larkins
Kilmartin Family-Calvary Cemetery Tenn
I am related to the Kilmartin's that are buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Looking for information. I will contact you privately. Anyone else that has any information on Mollie Kilmartin, John Kilmartin, Mattie Kilmartin, Mary Kilmartin, James Kilmartin please contact me. I'm the Grandaughter of Norine Ford, Maiden name, Norine Braden. I suspect she was adopted by Nonie and Hardie Braden and was originally born to a Kilmartin. She called Mollie Kilmartin her Aunt and spent summers with her at h Boarding House on Nashville. We are from Birmingham, Alabama. Norine married, John Joseph Ford Sr. I am, Pamela Ford Larkins from Birmingham, Ala now living in Florida.
Added by Pamela Ford Larkins on Jun 24, 2016 7:34 AM
Alice Thompson Stratton
Thanks. Looks like I forgot to finish her memorial.
Added by MN on Jun 23, 2016 3:07 PM
Cleo T Vaughn
Hi Syd., Thank you for advising me of the duplication. I deleted the one. I was not aware of it.
Thank you. Carolyn
Added by C on Jun 23, 2016 11:51 AM
Myrtle Ennis
Vassie Mai Hale Rogers
You set up the memorial for Vassie Rogers--she married my cousin Wesley Hull Sperry and they had a son and a daughter---do you know where Wesley H Sperry is buried and where is their grandchild Sarah Ann Sperry buried who predeceased her grandmother. would appreciate any info on Wesley and his children---thank you Mandane Ennis from B G Ky--Sperry descendant and archiver
Added by Myrtle Ennis on Jun 21, 2016 7:04 PM
Frank DeMatteo
Good Morning Syd, Hope your day started out a good one! Always appreciate your information. Would be great if you would post the D/C, too. Thanks again!
Added by Lin on Jun 16, 2016 6:19 AM
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