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Laura Hawkins (#47117409)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 20 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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Molly H.
Jeremiah Daly
Hi, Laura,
I saw your question on Jeremiah Daly. I just wanted to make sure that you know that Calvary Cemetery was formerly called St. John's cemetery. That's why the older obituaries say St. John's. Was that what you were asking about?
Added by Molly H. on Feb 24, 2017 6:10 PM
Molly H.
RE: Dennis Daly
Hi, Laura,
So nice to hear from you!
Thank you VERY much for adding the biography for Dennis-- I really appreciate it, particularly in light of your injured wrist!
I'm glad to hear that you got settled in (and reunited with your dogs--- yay!), but very sorry to hear about your injury. Pain definitely takes away from quality of life. :-(
I am hoping that the healing goes more quickly and easily, and wishing you many blessings in your new home.
Added by Molly H. on Feb 24, 2017 6:05 PM
Molly H.
Dennis Daly
Hi, Laura,
Thank you so much for all of your volunteer work!
I sent you an email with bio for Dennis Daly's memorial. I would so appreciate your adding it.
Thank you so much,
Added by Molly H. on Feb 24, 2017 9:59 AM
Steve McBride
RE: Katie Huff
My pleasure!
Added by Steve McBride on Feb 23, 2017 2:25 PM
William Kazupski
RE: McAdams
I knew Donny but not Arnold.....
Added by William Kazupski on Feb 09, 2017 4:47 PM
Jeremiah Daly

There are two Jeremiah Daly's buried in the same family plot at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, MN.

The first Jeremiah has birth/death dates of 1866-1929.
The second Jeremiah A. Daly has birth/death dates of 1891-1963.

Neither of these match the birth/death dates of the Jeremiah Daly you are looking for.

I will go ahead and post all of the pictures of the Daly family members who are buried in section 10 at Calvary cemetery. I'm not sure if its the Jeremiah you are looking for but I'll post the pictures anyway.

Added by bahunt on Aug 29, 2016 4:01 PM
RE: Eugene Cronin

There is no writing on the stone for Eugene. I would not have found the stone at all except that the groundskeepers were mowing and trimming at the cemetery so I asked them. They have a book with all the burials and helped me find the stone.

If you look at the picture of the stone for Ellen Daly Cronin(the tall monument with the cross on the top of it. It is posted on her findagrave memorial) you can see the stone for Eugene. It is the farthest stone on the left.

If you would like, I could go back to Calvary and take a picture of the Cronin monument and post that on Eugene's page as well. Please let me know if you would want that done.

Added by bahunt on Aug 09, 2016 3:14 PM
Gayle Foertmeyer Putt
RE: Daly
Happy to do it.
Added by Gayle Foertmeyer Putt on Aug 01, 2016 9:54 PM
George & Peggy Stumpf
RE: velma Herber
Yes, we did get a photo of the plot. I'll get that loaded into her memorial today. You'll see 2 stones on both sides of the photo. Her plot will be between them.
Added by George & Peggy Stumpf on Jul 24, 2016 1:23 PM
George & Peggy Stumpf
RE: Herber
We're still working on Velma. We've located the area her plot is in, there's a possibility her grave is unmarked. We'll let you know.
Added by George & Peggy Stumpf on Jul 20, 2016 9:29 PM
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