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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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Kenneth Greene, Jr.
Changes and additions made.
Although there is a difference or two, the following info belongs to your Sallie ~

Miss Sallie Hudgens was born on March 9, 1869 in Dickson County, Tennessee, the daughter of Jim Hudgens and Emlie ( -- ) Hudgens.

A resident of Nashville, Tennessee, she was 71 years old and single when she fractured a femur and died on November 19, 1940 at Nashville General Hospital where she had been for six days. Burial was two days later in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Dickson County.

Is this a relative of yours? I will gladly transfer if you request through Find A Grave.
Added by Kenneth Greene, Jr. on Oct 04, 2015 3:49 PM
Gail Starr
Forrest Westbrook
That's great! Thanks for researching, it's much needed!
Added by Gail Starr on Sep 30, 2015 10:19 AM
Gail Starr
Forrest Westbrook
Hi Mr. Gardner,
I made the changes for Forrest Westbrook that you requested. I am not related to this him, though I am related to many Westbrooks buried in Elmwood. If you are related, would you like for me to transfer him to you?
Gail Starr
Added by Gail Starr on Sep 29, 2015 8:18 PM
Transfer of Ownership
Transfer of ownership for Martha Jean(Shearon)Rogers #152286684. Martha and Marvin are my grandparents.
Thank you,
Added by Tonya on Sep 26, 2015 5:08 PM
Little Bryant Pierce # 60859044
I made the corrections/additions to Little Bryant Pierce's memorial. If there is anything else that I can do, please let me know. :-)

Added by TAM on Sep 19, 2015 4:04 PM
Kay Herndon-Foglesong
Sexton #32268685

You left me a message..about Charles Sexton and who his parents you happen to know a number we can link them..
This is my late Uncle Lawrence Spangenberg's you know if he had a wife and her name
I don't have Charles or his parents linked to anybody and I don't have him listed on the family tree..but I do have quite a few other Sextons..
been a while since I worked on his tree..
I totally understand your bio..and love your poem...I too have been a little obsessed for 30 years about my family genealogy..I recently did a DNA test and it is thrilling to know where you came from..every one should do it..

Added by Kay Herndon-Foglesong on Aug 27, 2015 8:03 PM
Edith Schaefer
Transfer of ownership
I was wondering how to go about having the ownership (right word) of my mother's grave transferred to me. Her name is Mary E. Cummens Sawallisch Odehnal. I believe you have her as Mary E. Cummens Odehnal at Chapel Hill Gardens South. How do I go about this? Thanks! Contributor: Edith Schaefer and dau. of Mary E. Sawallisch Odehnal
Added by Edith Schaefer on Aug 19, 2015 7:17 PM
Chuck Schubert
Nathan Hertzka
Thank you8 for the up date on Nathan Hertzka. I have posted the information. Thank you for the hard work that you do to help people find their relatives.
Added by Chuck Schubert on Aug 11, 2015 5:43 PM
Michael J. Von Gebel
James D. Joplin
Thank you for the info it has been added to his memorial.

Added by Michael J. Von Gebel on Jul 31, 2015 9:38 PM
Linda Robinson
RE: Don't know if you are interested or not, but ~ ~
Thank you for thinking of me. I didn't know these 2 babies were findable. They are my mom's 2 half sisters and the only baby we ever heard of was Mary Ann because she lived the longest (2 weeks) and we know there are at least 2 more. Mary Ann has a headstone also in Lutons. My mom ran away to get married when her mom was having one in 1946. We were told the babies all had a rare blood disorder but I think Anna and Ed's blood didn't mix. They had 2 boys before all the girls and they did fine. One is still living. I would love to have them if you know what to do. I'm not so smart about that. God bless you in all you do and if you find more put them on.
Added by Linda Robinson on Jul 25, 2015 11:06 PM
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