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Jan Miller (#46607804)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my own family and volunteering for the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society now for the past few years. I love wandering through cemeteries and will be willing to take photos of headstones in my town (or within 20 mi. or so) to help other researchers.


PLEASE ASK ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TRANSFER A FRIEND OR RELATIVE. I ALMOST NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEM DOING THIS!

The following poem, which I wrote, has gotten a lot of attention lately from those wishing to share it with others. Please know that I would be honored if you did. You can use my name as author if you like.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


***PLEASE NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! THANK YOU!!***


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Find-a-Grave Friends: Due to several circumstances, I have been delayed at fulfilling transfer memorials and corrections/connections. I plan to begin working on these today to complete these as requested. Thank you all for your patience -- you have not been forgotten -- and although I won't be notifying you individually that the corrections are made, please rest assured that they will be done ASAP. I appreciate your patience! -- Jan
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**************************************************ACCIDENTS SUCH AS DUPES HAPPEN, BUT *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR AN EXISTING MEMORIAL FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW ONE! I HAVE HAD TO DELETE A NUMBER OF MY ORIGINAL MEMORIALS BECAUSE OF DUPES THAT WERE CREATED WITH MORE INFO OR PICS AT A LATER DATE. AS I HAVE STATED IN THE PAST, I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS TRANSFER MEMORIALS IF REQUESTED BUT PLEASE, AS A COURTESY, LOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL BEFORE DUPLICATING. THANKS!
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Margaret C Cowles
your poem
I read it with a lump in my throat and moist eyes.

Now I must tell you a story about baby graves. My oldest daughter Lori went with me on a few cemeteries in her home area. She was getting good photos, but every now & then, she'd get "mad" about something. Then the reason finally appeared, she was upset because there were stones without a name (just "baby"...with a last name). She thinks it's wrong to do that (not name every child no matter how long the lived). I offered a few "for instant"...."maybe the parents didn't want to "waste a name" or "maybe they could bring themselves to name it" or..... Nothing helped, believe me!

A life not lived still deserves a name, and Lori was correct.
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Feb 21, 2017 2:03 PM
Lily Virdell
John Peter and Mary Eliz. Fromme
Dear Jan, John Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Poehler) Fromme are the first immigrant arrivals from Germany in my husbands direct line. I was wondering if you might transfer them as I will be continuing to add information and research to them. I will request the via SAC edits. Thanks so much for your consideration an for all you are doing for Find-A-Grave. Blessings, Lily
Added by Lily Virdell on Feb 12, 2017 5:34 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
29601584 Parker
Just a thought could not pull her up under the name on the grave, but I went to the Cemetery site and looked at the dates. Maybe turn the name as first so it could come up, like you already have it. Thanks again. Now there is a picture of her.
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on Jan 25, 2017 10:21 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
29601593 Parker
I added a photo and please read what I said on the photo. Amazing what happens on a rainy day finding a photo with a women standing next to a grave. See where I found it. This could be her when she was alive. Keep up the good work.
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on Jan 25, 2017 8:44 PM
Linda
Harvey Kimrey
This was sent to me by Shelia Wood, that's why I disconnected him from those parents on the edit menu.


Harvey Kimrey
I have worked on this name all morning and now it is afternoon. The Harvey Leon Kimrey does not belong to Calvin E. Kimrey and Catherine "Katie" J. Haley Kimrey. Harvey Leon Kimrey obit on Find A Grave has his mother as Cora Sliger and two brothers our Harvey Thomas Kimrey didn't have.
Our Harvey Thomas Kimrey is buried in Pilot Knob Cemetery, Texas Co. They only use his middle inital on the Military stone. So Harvey Leon Kimrey has the wrong parents on Find A Grave. Sorry Linda. You do such good work, and I couldn't figure this one out for awhile. Sheila
Added by Linda on Jan 23, 2017 6:40 PM
Kate KILLEBREW, MD
Mary Ann Martin
Thanks so much for publishing her memorial on her Find-A-Grave website. Poor lady.
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She was my great-greatgrandmother. I would love to have a photo of her grave stone at Bethel Cemetery, Emden, published on Find a Grave and I can then put it on my website
Added by Kate KILLEBREW, MD on Jan 23, 2017 11:25 AM
Dixie Armstrong
William McBride Find A Grave Memorial# 20020639
I have put in an edit for William McBride, removing him from (Mary) Elizabeth (Sexton) McBride.

The memorial may have been made in error as the spouse of Elizabeth is buried in Arthur Cemetery, Green County, Indiana, and died many years earlier. His information is Find A Grave Memorial# 11532859

I find the family in Indiana in the 1860's, and then I have a marriage record for Elizabeth's grandson in Cabool, Missouri in the 1890's, so I do believe the family was in Texas County. Elizabeth's son Lemuel and son grandson George were found in Kansas by 1895, so Elizabeth must have lived with another child in Texas County. It wasn't son William or son Willis Craven McBride.

Best Regards,
Dixie Armstrong
Added by Dixie Armstrong on Jan 15, 2017 8:17 AM
Mary E P
RE: Jeri Marcel
Hello, yes, she is very much alive. And, she is the daughter of ?Nick and Myrtle Kidd McKinney. I am related through the Kidd side. Just a bit of FYI, two neighbor sisters I grew up with, we found recently their mother was from the Kidd/McKinneys and my dads mother is a Kidd, we are distant cousins! That is because of Myrtle and Nick marrying. A small, small, world!
Added by Mary E P on Jan 07, 2017 6:51 PM
Leslie Rebentisch Holland
Clyde Lindsay Stonecipher
There are two memorials for this person and two different cemeteries?
Added by Leslie Rebentisch Holland on Jan 06, 2017 5:28 PM
Mary E P
Jeri Marcel
She is very much alive and well. There may be two, but doubt it in Tyrone, MO. You have the correct parents and siblings on the memorial but not the correct dates of birth and death dates.

47079221

Please check your information and remove this Jeri Marcel.
Added by Mary E P on Dec 24, 2016 12:06 PM
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