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Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was!

The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.

It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.

I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am so thankful for Findagrave and Family Search, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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Vickie Kane
RE: Grave Stone Photos - Hurricane Hill Cemetery
My husband and I worked on Hurricane cemetery and put the pictures on tennesseegravestones.org. We put over 500 photos on but there had been a storm, trees were down and many open areas look like they have burials but there are no markers. I'm sure there are a lot more there than what we found. We did photograph all that we were able to find. It is in a beautiful area and I'm glad that we were able to document it. Good luck with your future research. Vickie
Added by Vickie Kane on Oct 18, 2017 3:19 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: LeRoy Cassmann
Certainly. What kind words you send!
Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 16, 2017 10:25 AM
Hooked On Family
LeRoy Cassmann
You requested a gravestone photo for LeRoy Cassman:

LeRoy Cassmann
  b. 1919
  Plot: D-5
  Requested by Shirley Stewart...
  Sep 29, 2017

I photographed this stone a few days ago. As of Oct. 1, 2017, there is no death inscription, so I do not know if he is living or not. Someone did create a memorial page for him.

I will not post a photo of the stone of someone who is still living. Let me know if he has passed. If so, the stone needs inscribing.

Hope this helps.

MB
Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 03, 2017 9:58 AM
gary barnes
Pleasant Grove
Per you question about Pleasant Grove burials, the one listed as weakly county is fairly new. No burials there until 1968. The one in Sidonia is older. I have photographed both and am in the process of trying to straighten them out.
Added by gary barnes on Sep 24, 2017 6:57 PM
Kathy
RE: David and Ophelia Sipes - Fairview Cemetery
Dear me! I am so sorry. My brains got ahead of my hands. The photo is added now.
Added by Kathy on Sep 20, 2017 10:35 AM
Kathy
RE: David Sipes - Fairview Cemetery
Hi Shirley. I just took these photos today and I do not think there were other Sipes nearby. I will double check within the next few days. I added Ophelia's stone to her Memorial. The stones are quite old, wish they would have photographed better.

Best wishes
Kathy
Added by Kathy on Sep 18, 2017 7:34 PM
Kristen Coulson
RE: Susan Jane Derryberry Hohmann
Thank you! I am so happy to help!
Added by Kristen Coulson on Sep 18, 2017 4:36 PM
Matt Fletcher
RE: Hurricane Hill Cemetery Grave Photos!
And again you're very welcome. If there are anymore I can help you with that are in or around the Dyer County area just let me know.
Added by Matt Fletcher on Sep 11, 2017 12:21 AM
Linda Abelli
Leo and Grace Robbins
I have their obits, if you would like a copy.
Added by Linda Abelli on Sep 10, 2017 2:01 PM
JEF
Pauline Vass
Gosh you seem to have known her. Let me transfer she and her husband to you?????
Added by JEF on Sep 06, 2017 11:55 AM
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