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LC-NW (#47307910)
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Bio Photo I love to build family trees & help others with their own research. This site is valuable as such, thanks to it's creators & volunteers. If I've added anything to a memorial which should be changed or deleted, please let me know. If you'd like an obituary or article looked up in the Seattle Times archives or America's Geneaology Bank (part of NewsBank Inc.), I'm happy to do a quick search.

If you have a moment, please consider leaving flowers for my Grandma Marian who passed away June 28, 2014. Sincerest thanks for your consideration.

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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'd 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
one hundred 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.
...(Author Unknown)
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"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without roots." - Chinese Proverb
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"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"

-Arkansas Parent-Teacher
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"Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell." - Louisa May Alcott
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Kristin Chavarria
Clemencia Ruckman
Hi! I'm the granddaughter of Clemencia Ruckman who was a cousin to your grandmother Marion. I don't know how else to get ahold of you, but found you through this site when trying to find some info about our family after she had passed. I believe you may have spoken with my older uncle Harry Ruckman Jr awhile ago but would love to hear whatever info you have on our family!
Kristin Chavarria
Added by Kristin Chavarria on May 22, 2017 10:37 PM
RE: Alva & Elizabeth (Stanley) Carmeron
I love doing this kind of research! Also the cemetery staff has been so helpful with giving me burial info! Marion
Added by Marion on Nov 08, 2016 6:59 PM
RE: James Legare Yates - mem# 158337899
You're welcome. It was a pleasure.
Added by DeeღKeith on Aug 03, 2016 2:55 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
RE: Melissa Strange
This is all I have, although I have viewed the census records mentioned.

Mary Strange (born ca. 1836) was the youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth Strange. She is buried in the original Strange family cemetery on the old Bennett Strange property between Swainsboro and Lexsy.

Mary Strange had five children that I have been able to document: Preston L. Strange, Walton (died in childhood), Luther Carswell Strange, Molisa (aka Leasy or Lesie or Lecie) Strange and Sarah L. Strange.

In the 1900 census, Mary Strange lives with her daughters Lesie (born in 1866) and Sarah L. (born in 1880) and two grandsons, whose names appear to read James N. (or H.) and Samuel (born 1897 and 1900, respectively.) On the form, it is indicated that Lesie has had 2 children, so James and Samuel would be hers.

On the same page, David H. Smith, 57, is married to Mary A. Smith, also 57. They state that they have been married for 39 years. They've had 7 children, of whom 4 are still living: David, born 1884; Neil, born 1887; Catherine, born 1890; and Thomas, born 1895.

In 1910, David H. and Mary Smith live next to Lecie Strange. Lecie indicates that she has had 10 children, of whom 8 are still surviving. Five still live with her: Thomas, James, Robert, Maxie and Luther.

Leasy Strange is buried at the Kemp Cemetery, which is about 3 miles southeast of Swainsboro. If memory serves, she died about 1918. I would be happy to email you copies of the census files I cited, as well as a photo of Leasy's gravestone, which I have in my files.

My family line goes back to Samuel Strange via Zachariah Strange and his mother Elizabeth, who was one of Mary Strange's sisters.

John Martin

David Harrison Smith (1843-1924) is said to be the father of her children.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Jan 26, 2016 6:39 AM
Susan Youngblood Gilbert
RE: Daniel Legare - mem# 34648662
Well, just bummer! I should have been more alert to the dates, but I was just so excited to be in that cemetery!
Susan in GA
Added by Susan Youngblood Gilbert on Jan 11, 2016 2:33 PM
Olivia Williamson Braddy
RE: correction suggestion
I think you're referring to 13210850. Early census records indicate her name was "Molisa", etc. An authority on Strange family research has confirmed that her name was Melissa.
Added by Olivia Williamson Braddy on Jan 06, 2016 3:27 PM
RE: Thank you! :)
You're certainly welcomed...thank you for expressing kindness, and I hope you find more connections in 2016!
Added by AlleCattSTU on Dec 30, 2015 8:29 AM
Martin Burrell
Frank Campbell - Oregon City died in 1889
Please, connect him to his father, Samuel Learned Campbell at Find A Grave# 76936414.

I have written and sent material that I hope will be added to his bio... He died by drowning in the Willamette River.

Thanks, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Nov 17, 2015 4:14 PM
Concordia Ranger
Desiderio Zamora
I saw your photo request and took a quick look in the area I thought he might be in. Unfortunately, without luck. Many of the gravesites in that area are unreadable or missing. I might suggest contacting Concordia Heritage Association and have them research the location. They have copies of most of the old ledgers. Look on my profile for the link.
Added by Concordia Ranger on Apr 06, 2015 1:52 PM
Larry K
RE: Marian Stern
Yes, good idea to recheck with the cemetery. My next door neighbor passed away, and is buried at El Camino. The headstone arrived at the cemetery, and sat in the groundskeepers shed until her son called to find out why it hadn't been installed.
Good luck, Larry
Added by Larry K on Mar 16, 2015 2:00 PM
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