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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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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
Bruce Knox
Transfer of Ethel Arnott.

I am not related to Ethel Arnott, and are therefore happy to transfer this memorial to you. I did make the change that you suggested in the correction email before making the transfer.

Added by Bruce Knox on Jun 23, 2014 4:11 PM
Thank you for the Kerr photos and bio information. I hail from the Dias lineage and am grateful for these pics.
Added by mygenpassion on Jun 20, 2014 10:12 PM
Jan A
RE: Oakland Cemetery
Hi! Glad you asked :) The Oakland Cemetery IN the TOWN of Indiana is in White Township. It's a very large cemetery, the other is very small and more of a family cemetery. Thanks again for asking! Jan
Added by Jan A on Jun 20, 2014 7:05 AM
Fannie Taylor
No headstone is seen, but you may wish to contact the cemetery to see if a stone was actually placed, or if it is hidden from view, as sometimes happens especially with flush stones.Telephone: 216-421-2665, Fax: 216-421-2415
See photo caption.
Added by Beverly on May 30, 2014 6:20 PM
C. Campbell
RE: Betty Jane Swartz & Harry M Tice
Myra, I sent an email to your address. The Penn Death Certificates 1906-1926 have just come online Ancestry today. Carrie
Added by C. Campbell on Apr 18, 2014 8:31 PM
C. Campbell
Betty Jane Swartz & Harry M Tice
Myra: Is Betty Jane Schwartz ( wife of the late Harry McClure Tice)the daughter of Burdell Umlauf and Walter August Schwartz. Carrie C.
Added by C. Campbell on Apr 16, 2014 4:40 PM
Jerry Blakley
RE: Harry W Ammon 24531240
Hello Myra,
I've been taking another look at Juanita (I updated the note with the flowers with her maiden name McKinnon). She married John Nease, your grandfather, I gather, in 1941. I don't have more but do note through the city directory records at Ancestry that she was living in Liverpool in 1951 with John listed as her spouse, but that in 1953 she seems to have retaken her maiden name. In 1958 and 1960 she is listed with spouse Harry Ammon. Her death certificate and social security information lists her last name as Rickerd, so she must have married Mr. Rickerd (I can find no information on him) after Harry Ammon passed away, which was 1971. She is listed on her death certificate in 1985 as "married" so presumably Mr. Rickerd was still living at the time.
I did update my tree at Ancestry with the city directory records.
Good luck!
Added by Jerry Blakley on Apr 11, 2014 11:39 PM
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