"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." ~ Mark Twain
My hometown is 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, Pyle, Jackson, and Moore.
I am the 4th "Myra" in the family...
Every ancestor has a story, and I'm compelled to tell it.
*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed in any manner you deem appropriate.
Should I no longer be able to maintain my memorials, my assigned steward is my sister, Carrie, contributor # 48016159.
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
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.
Life is just a stopping place, a pause in what's to be A resting place along the road to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, different paths along the way We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay. Our destination is a place far greater than we know. For some the journey's quicker, for some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward And find an everlasting peace together with the Lord.
RE: Heartfelt Thanks You are very welcome for the photo. I'm sorry the quality is not the greatest. Maybe if the sun was in a different location it may have shown better. The marker shares the same marker with his wife on the opposite side. Also at the base of his wife's side of the marker is the name Roler. I have added a photo of the base to the memorial. Unfortunately I can not read it that well either. If you wish for a better quality photo please ask. If I get back down that way I can try again or if you put a request with a statement on it to the memorial someone else may be able to get a better shot. Again I am sorry that it did not turn out as good as I would have liked it to have been.
Bob Wallace Hi Myra, I saw your message to Bob Wallace about sharing someone in common on his family tree. Bob is my father's uncle and I wanted to let you know he passed away in 2014. I a new to Ansectry but I can try and help you. My name is Jamie Wallace Allen. It would be great to get in touch! Thanks so much!
McGraw parents Thank you for the edit Myra! My wife's family is from the area. Jones, Crawford, Shaner, Roberts, Musgrove, and Neff. I am particularly having trouble tracing Vina Roberts Shaner's ancestry. If you ever run across Roberts' ancestry, please let me know. Thanks, G. K.
Mays Line Elizabeth Mays line comes into my family in a place called Toms Creek Cabell Co., West Va. She was born 29 May 1843.She married Wayne Knight. She had several children and she passed in 1 December 1, 1925 She is buried at Davidson Cemetery Heath Creek Cabell Co. West VA. contact me @ email@example.com to know more
RE: Mary Ann Lewis Little Myra, thank you so much for the obituary. I have her husband's, but I did not have hers. I will try to get back on here after the holidays and start working on them. Again thanks so much, I really appreciate it. Judy
RE: James Henry Diven James Henry Diven had a younger brother named John but other than his name and approx. DOB-1861, I have no more information about him. (Info from 1870 Census) James Henry Devin, who was about 14 years older than John, married Mary Elizabeth Laney in 1868 (when John was about 7 yrs old). It’s possible that John married someone with a similar name, but he was not married to this Mary Elizabeth. Mary Elizabeth (Laney) Diven’s two obits are combined on her memorial site - #141711929. She and James Henry had 3 children: Maude Z (Diven) Townsend, Arlington “Arley” Diven MD, and Don Claire Diven. Do you have access to Ancestry? If so, my Lydic & Feath Family tree shows some of my sources. (If you aren’t a member and want access to my site, send me your email address and I will send an “invitation.” I am a descendant of Mary McHenry Lydick. Are we related?
RE: Limestone Cemetery Jackson County, WV Hello, I am not sure either. The record that I have is very much lacking in detail. I have just put in Limestone Cemetery but haven't provided a location other then West Virginia.