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Myra IV (#47941544)
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Bio Photo I have a baby daughter buried in San Diego, California, & a findagrave contributor was kind enough to get a picture of her headstone for me. It really touched my heart...

I recently returned to my hometown, the Tri-State area of Ohio, WV, & PA. The ancestry I'm researching are Nease, Wright, Zirkle, Camp, Allmon, Seevers, Cheek, Higgins, McGraw, Bishop & Shriver.

I am the 4th "Myra" in the family...

Every ancestor has a story & I'm compelled to tell it.


*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed in any manner you deem appropriate.


Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

~by Curtis Woods



​The Dash

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

​~by Linda Ellis


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~Author unknown



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Shirley
RE: John Douglas Allmon & Addie Lewis Mystery
Myra, I checked Addia Lewis Allmon Wright's death certificate and it states her last name as Wright. Have no explanation why her headstone says Allmon. Maybe Isaac wanted her 1st husband's name as she was only married to George Wright for 4 years. George Wright's death certificate list his son Walter Wright as the informant. Probably will never know why!
Added by Shirley on Sep 21, 2014 10:35 PM
Gene White
J Howard Hicks
Thanks for catching my goof. I removed photo, Gene.
Added by Gene White on Sep 14, 2014 9:39 AM
huffybuffy
RE: I need find a grave rehaB
Sounds great. I have seven trees I am working on and I am trying to link to Find A Grave and put pictures on all possible sites. I also leave flowers on all. lol! I love your bio. Nice poems. My email is thuff80691@aol.com. Brenda
Added by huffybuffy on Aug 23, 2014 6:46 PM
huffybuffy
RE: The mom I mentioned
OK! Glendora is my ex-husbands mother. I am still friends with them. I am doing a tree for the family for Christmas. Are you related to them? I will double check with them and get your answers if I can. Glendora has dementia and does not remember so well sometimes. That maybe clear as a bell for her! lol! Do you do Ancestry.com? If so, I can give you a guest pass to look around. Brenda
Added by huffybuffy on Aug 23, 2014 4:43 PM
huffybuffy
RE: Your aunt Zeda
Hello,
I believe you are looking at info in my Gardner tree? Correct? That is not actually my tree. Please let me know the name of the MOM you mentioned and I will try to answer your questions. Brenda
Added by huffybuffy on Aug 23, 2014 1:55 PM
Julie Nicholson-Turbide
Dorothy Diven Moore
She is all updated, thanks for your help!
Added by Julie Nicholson-Turbide on Aug 19, 2014 7:54 PM
Deborah Wall
Good morning
The only way to get plot numbers is to call Helen
Added by Deborah Wall on Aug 13, 2014 7:26 AM
Deborah Wall
Good morning
You are always welcome. Have a great week.
Added by Deborah Wall on Jun 30, 2014 5:17 AM
Deborah Wall
Good morning
I have updated all the info, I have also sent a request to have Clinton connected to his parents.
Added by Deborah Wall on Jun 27, 2014 9:50 AM
Jan A
RE: Oakland Cemetery

ha ha, can not laugh, I've done the same thing myself - but I EMAIL the other person ;-) I'll see if I can dig something up. I am thinking you were just asking me which one was in White Township not sure you mentioned a name.
Added by Jan A on Jun 24, 2014 5:06 AM
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