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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!

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"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."

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+ REMEMBERING A US MILITARY VETERAN +

"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.'"

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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
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
Syd,

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!

Becky
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.

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

I just found John M. Hollis' death certificate on familysearch.org 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.

~~Jenifer
Added by Jenifer Crone on Feb 26, 2015 7:14 AM
Bobby
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 #
108782837.
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.

genpics1968@att.net
Added by eleanor edmondson on Feb 24, 2015 8:26 PM
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