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Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 13 days
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Bio Photo I got seriously involved in my geneology when my father passed in March 2009. I am still a newbee to all of this but I am trying hard and making many new friends traversing the many avenues of research.

I have many, many ancestors in Mower, Goodhue, and Olmsted Co, Minnesota; & Charleston Co, S.C. As well as the states of Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Massachusetts but the going is very slow.

Starting my search while living in Southern California and now from Oklahoma I have to rely on others for much of my information for which I am eternally greatful.

Surnames : Gee, Rupe, Shaw, Leason, Eggleston, Kraft, Wohlers, Buhs, Hawkins, Fallon, Ryan, Cunningham.

Any transfers of memorials to myself will not be deleted and replaced. That is rude and unseemly to the hard work of the original creator.

Any photo taken and posted by myself is free to use. No need to ask for permission to reuse nor is acknowledgment required in it's reuse. Once anything hits the internet it is out in the world much like our journey thru life and it is just as hard to control. So feel free to enhance your family trees and records with what I have.

Dear Ancestor
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
So many 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.

Poem used courtesy of Brenda S., FAG #46991033
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"IRISH EYES ARE..., DaveVangsness, K. Pike, Steve Kiner
Messages left for Laura Hawkins (240)[Leave Message]
I added him a while back. I transfered to you; didn't I?
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on May 05, 2017 1:14 PM
McIntire Cemetery
I am adding more burials for McIntire cemetery. I have the book for McIntire cemetery here at home. Is there anybody you want me to look up?
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on May 05, 2017 9:10 AM
Do you have a death date for her husband?
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on May 04, 2017 1:08 PM
I found the death record on

She is buried at McIntire Cemetery.
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on May 03, 2017 8:07 PM
Greyhounds on Find A Grave
I think its pretty amazing a greyhound can work Find A Grave memorials. I know the typing can be a bit slow, since they have such slender long paws. One day, they will have voice command
typing for canines, and then we will really know what's on their minds.....

Added by sticksandstones on Apr 28, 2017 8:56 AM
Larry Luna
RE: Betty Lou Klee
Hi Laura,

Not the result we were hoping for, so I try to make the best of it!

Best regards,
Added by Larry Luna on Apr 25, 2017 8:59 PM
Ralph Sprague
Yes, Laura, I will keep him on my list and take a photo of the site next time I am at Mount Calvary.
Added by Jeannieology on Apr 24, 2017 6:58 PM
RE: Mathews
I went back today with the sun at a different angle and figured out what happened. I did find an in-ground marker for Lawrence. The larger markers inscription is Bridget, Beloved Wife of Lawrence so that's where I got it. I'll place the photo for Lawrence

Added by leslie on Apr 08, 2017 10:36 AM
RE: Mathews
Hi Laura

Lawrence is on the photo I posted. The top name is Bridget, below her is Lawrence, and below him is Patrick. The other sides don't have any names on it. I know the marker writing is hard to read but it wouldn't be right for me to try and clean. I'll try another photo but I took several from different angles

Added by leslie on Apr 08, 2017 5:09 AM
Rich Miles
RE: Leavens
You are most welcome. It was my pleasure. :)
Rich M
Added by Rich Miles on Mar 20, 2017 12:26 PM
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