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Yellow Rose of Texas - Judy in California (#46930755)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 8 days
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Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hallowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
By Thelma Greene Reagan
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Connie Gilliard
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RE: Ella Josephine Thurlo Smith Williams
Love it! Thank you very much. A great addition.
Added by GeorgiaCA on Sep 15, 2017 3:00 PM
Judy, one never knows the life events that can occur unexpectantly. Sincerely hoping all is well or will be soon.
Added by GeorgiaCA on Aug 26, 2017 9:26 AM
copy of marriage cert.
*Ella Josephine Thurlo (38957534} and *Walter Drake Williams (62072220)

Would love for you to place the cert. at their memorials.

Is my cousin Carol an official member of DAR as of yet?

-Thanks for all of your work
Added by GeorgiaCA on Aug 24, 2017 12:00 PM
Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton, NC
Did you know pictures of Beaver Hill stones are available on line...type in Lost Souls genealogy, Edenton,NC..the site will come up, scroll thru to Beaver Hill and you can find all the pixs.
Added by D on Jun 11, 2017 7:31 PM
Jerry C. Goldsmith
Loretta Jean Stewart - 74965931
Thanks Judy for this update. I was looking for another Loretta Jean Stewart when I stumbled across this memorial. It is so sad whenever a gravesite does not have a marker and it is especially sad for babies.
Added by Jerry C. Goldsmith on May 31, 2017 12:46 AM
this may help

Peggy Sloan

Recorder of Deeds

109 N Main Ste 20

Milan, MO 63556

Ph: (660)265-3630

F: (660) 265-5071

E: sullivancorecorder@

Marriage & Divorce Certificates

Certified copies of Missouri marriage and divorce records can be obtained at the Bureau of Vital Records in Jefferson City or locally.
Added by GeorgiaCA on May 12, 2017 10:53 AM
marriage - Ella & Walter
Courthouse Address:
Sullivan County Courthouse
Milan, MO 63556

Recorder of Deeds ~ Phone: (660) 265-3630
Records available from the Recorder of Deeds:

Index to deeds, 1845-1887
Deed records, 1845-1893
Warranty Deeds, 1866-1890
Record of patents, 1858-1880
Swamp land patents, 1859-1953
Marriage records and index, 1845-1923
Register of marriage licenses, 1885-1931
Added by GeorgiaCA on May 12, 2017 10:21 AM
Sullivan County Early Marriages
Williams, Walter D. to Williams, Mrs. Josaphine [Josephine] E. on Jan 31, 1882

The listing is there. I would think that you could send for a certified copy of the certificate. Wishing you the best.

Added by GeorgiaCA on May 12, 2017 10:13 AM
Andrew Holstein
Greenwood Cemetary Request
Please find out as much info as you can about the location of the stone. I was there today 12/23/2016 and it was tough to find stones. There wasn't an office or anyone on the property and for some reason all of the street/lot signs were painted over in black. I will try again another time.
Added by Andrew Holstein on Dec 23, 2016 8:09 PM
D. L. Lee
Kemp Photograph

The marker of Marshall and Florence Kemp was black and high gloss with very delicate etching. I was not happy with the quality of the photograph, but I had to take it from a distance and at a low angle to reduce reflections that were making the script impossible to read. Please feel free to repost your request.

D. L.

Added by D. L. Lee on Apr 24, 2016 6:41 PM
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