Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Roberta (#47008957)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 5 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo DEAR ANCESTOR,

YOUR GRAVESTONE
STANDS AMONG THE REST,
FORGOTTEN AND FORLORN.
YOUR NAME AND DATE ARE CHISELED OUT,
ON SLATE OR OLD LIMESTONE,
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE,
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO MOURN.
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I EXIST,
YOU DIED BEFORE I WAS BORN.
YET, EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU,
OF FLESH AND BLOOD AND BONE
OUR HEART CONTRACTS AND BEATS A PULSE,ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN.

DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED,
SO MANY YEARS AGO,
SPREAD OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT,
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO.
I KNOW THAT YOU LIVED AND LOVED,
BUT, I WONDER IF YOU KNEW,
SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS SPOT,
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.



 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3,706 Memorials Added
 • 3,685 Memorials Managed
 • 8 Memorials/Week
 • 8,785 Photos
 • 8 Photo Requests
 • 232 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 3,370 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 10 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 18 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Friends (11)
Yearlings (112)
Find A Grave Friends
ambs, Anonymous, bettyJ288@gmail..., Cherie_in_OC, GeekyGraveGirl, JC, Joan, Kennetta Lemon, LF, Linda Brown, LMH, marge, Penny Baughman ..., R Johnson, Sandy Vandertol, Scott Shoup, Soul Seekers, SUE
Messages left for Roberta (426)[Leave Message]
jbpfab
RE: tryig
Roberta, there must be some kind of a glitch in his memorial. Usually by entering the marriage dates they will switch them in corrected order, but his won't. All it will do is add another spouse. Thanks for trying.
Jerry
Added by jbpfab on Feb 01, 2017 12:18 AM
Jim Byer
Headstone Photo
Hi Roberta, Could you please delete your photo of the headstone for Robert James Byer, Thorn Cemetery, Noble County, IN? There are already 2 other headstone photos and I would like to add a nice photo of Robert in his navy uniform. Thanks.
Added by Jim Byer on Jan 24, 2017 10:46 PM
Retired Kent
RE: Ella Dolan
Hello,The edit is for her birth date not death which is on her stone,,,
Added by Retired Kent on Jan 07, 2017 8:39 AM
Adelle Frank
RE: George Sleeseman's memorial
Thanks for transferring his memorial!
Added by Adelle Frank on Dec 04, 2016 6:41 AM
Casual Onlooker
RE: hi
If they have trouble coming up it probably means other people are transcribing them and the system hasn't caught up yet.
Added by Casual Onlooker on Oct 29, 2016 12:03 PM
Casual Onlooker
RE: Hi
Hi,

Not related, but happened to see him randomly when looking through the cemetery. When I see an initial on a stone or on a memorial that doesn't have a full name, I go back through birth/death/marriage records to see if I can find it. Sometimes I can't, but I found his. It's just something I enjoy doing. I've found most of my relatives that I know of on Find A Grave, so I just help out on others.
Added by Casual Onlooker on Oct 28, 2016 11:18 AM
Marion
Pippenger Grave
Thanks so much for the info! Marion
Added by Marion on Sep 13, 2016 12:11 PM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
John Leonard Burns and Velma Victoria Rogers Burns
Thank you for making the edits.
Sarah
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Sep 11, 2016 6:53 AM
Lisa R. Garrett
RE: pletchers
Roberta,

Thanks so much for all the information. I have seen that particular write-up of the Pletcher family history before. I am descended from Samuel's brother Henry who was born at sea. John and Elizabeth Mowrey Pletcher, who moved to Whitley County in 1843 appear to have met with calamity in 1854 as both parents died. They had 12 children according to their oldest son (who named only those living at the time of his interview) and I have only been able to identify 8 of them. Saw your comment about the "Parshall" children and, as there were no other Parshalls listed in Find A Grave in Whitley county thought it might be a butchered variant of Pletcher (I have seen everything from Blashger to Pledger to Plotser). Thought maybe some of their children, whose names I do not know, may have died around the same time they did and were also buried in Shoemaker Cemetery. Thanks so much for looking.

Lisa

Added by Lisa R. Garrett on Aug 17, 2016 4:18 PM
Lisa R. Garrett
Shoemaker Cemetery in Columbia City
Roberta,

In the bio for the Joseph Shoemaker memorial in this cemetery you mention several Parshall burials in the early 1850's. I was wondering if you know of a detailed listing of these burials? I'm trying to determine if the Parshalls might actually be the Pletchers, also listed in this cemetery and some of their children. The Pletchers both died fairly young in 1854 (disease?) leaving their children orphans. Possibly some of their 12 children also died around this time.

Lisa
Added by Lisa R. Garrett on Aug 08, 2016 10:29 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service