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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, Shriver, Bishop, Capps, Powell, Jackson.

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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Messages left for Myra IV ㈎... (56)[Leave Message]
RE: Your uncle Dan...
Wow. Gave me chills. I was in college, and had just gotten my EMT. Some of us wanted to head over to the sight even though we were in NYC. I'll never forget getting the call from my dad. Dad never called just to chat, so I knew something was wrong. Thank you for sharing.

Added by Shipgoer on Dec 18, 2014 7:46 PM
Denise Seevers
RE: Surprise!
Yes, I would. I spoke woman who wanted to know how sure I was the he was also the son of Fannie Seevers. I'm fairly confident he is, but also suggested that dna testing would sure help to prove it, especially since Tom is only 2 generations away. I wonder if it's the same person.
Added by Denise Seevers on Dec 04, 2014 7:28 PM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Ok, do you have If so, I have a tree on there. Also, you can email me at and I can send you what info I have thru email instead of on here.
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 12, 2014 7:09 PM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Hi Myra,
I just checked my VanWey tree. I have Isaac VanWey (1801-1881) married Jane Dunlap (1803-1892).
They had children: William, Ullem, James, Margaret, Martha, Isaac, Thomas Mills, John, and Robert.
Thomas Mills VanWey 1841-1916)married Mary Ann Miller (1844-1923.
They had children: Isaac Newton, Rebecca J., Amanda Belle, Frederick Henderson, John Thomas, Ida May, Robert William, MIllie, Jesse Dennis, and Catherine G.
These VanWey's and Mary Miller all lived in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.
Is this also your line of MIller and VanWey's?
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 11, 2014 12:13 PM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Ok, I will see what I can find for you. The VanWey is my husbnads mothers side of family.
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 11, 2014 11:32 AM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
Hi Myra,
I just checked my trees. The only Sarah I have is Sara Jane Barnhart Born 1851 and married Robert VanWey, he was born 1848. I have no Sarah Dunlap. also, I have no Frances Ellen Miller or Frederick Miller in my tree. If I find them along my search, I will let you know. Most of my Miller's went to Ohio and Marshall County West virginia upon arriving in the States.
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 10, 2014 8:53 AM
Robin Jones
RE: Miller?
I will check my tree today to see if Ihave any info for you.
Added by Robin Jones on Nov 10, 2014 8:26 AM
RE: Helen Ann Cranston Burley

No, that bio came from an unattributed obit indexed online.

If you look at the 1940 Census document image, it's clear that "Pranata" is a transcription error. The Census taker wrote "Cranston" reasonably legibly.

Hope that helps!
Added by AuntieJ on Nov 04, 2014 10:41 AM
Ron Mac
re: Joseph Gilchrist Quantrill Raider
Hello. The info on his death was taken from the book Branded as Rebels. William Gregg, a fellow guerrilla had made a claim he died about April 12 1862 at the Lowe house. I do a lot of research on the Quantrill men and haven't seen much on Joseph. He's one of the first guerrillas I found and entered on findagrave. Would be happy to add any additional info you have on him. Ron
Added by Ron Mac on Nov 01, 2014 2:35 PM
Dolores Cochenour Carlson
RE: Amos Morton, Sunset Memorial Park
I don't know if Amos Morton Sr. is buried in Sunset or not. I added an obituary on Sarah Morton Patrick. If you would like any memorials, that I posted, to be transferred to you, please let me know. Dolores
Added by Dolores Cochenour Carlson on Oct 28, 2014 9:21 PM
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