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Sidney (#48067839)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I am happy to receive edits but please do not ask me to post obituaries unless you wrote them, hold the copyright, or have explicit permission from the writer. This is theft of intellectual property. If you wouldn't steal a book from a store, why would you steal writing from someone's webpage? You can write a bio yourself paraphrasing the information, but I will remove references to living individuals in most cases for privacy reasons.

Please use the edit tab for corrections and transfer requests, it heads off a lot of potential problems.

Feel free to use any photo I have taken in on-line or personal family trees. It would be nice if you would credit me for the photo.

If a memorial I have added is a family member of yours, I am happy to transfer management. I will also usually transfer out of FAG guidelines if there is a good reason. Please ask politely. I do not respond well to nastiness.


Early December:
The morning fog fades from the foot
of the rising hills where crows watch;
silent, ragged sentinels in the trees,
keeping vigil over the dead.

Below, the stones lie quiet,
unmoved by coming storms: Peaceful.
Rest in peace, they say :
“He is at peace now”, rest in peace.
And some who lie here indeed may,
may rest after long full lives …
goodbyes said, no regrets. In peace.

And yet …
There is a shiver of sound here,
just beyond the edge of hearing;
an endless murmur as of distant sleepers,
caught in unquiet dreams,
under the winter-browning grass -
restless beneath the weight of unlived years.

Sidney 2015

More than two decades ago my mother showed me a notebook she used when she was in high school to record some family history. I've been working on our genealogy ever since. Most of my research involves French Canadian and New England families, as well as my husband's Ohio German and Ukrainian roots.

I love the opportunity that Find A Grave offers for helping others find the missing pieces of their family "puzzles".

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Thank you for the lovely photo of Russell Selleck's headstone. It is very appreciated it.

Kind Regards,
Added by Linda on Oct 18, 2017 4:27 PM
D Buness
Thank you for the transfer
Added by kateb on Oct 18, 2017 4:24 PM
Susan J.
Henry Ray #152079890
Hello Sidney,
I would like to correct the memorial for Henry Ray #152079890, he is not Gertrude Stalker Ray's husband but he is her brother. Hendrich (Henry) Stalker was born 26 August 1809 to Joseph and Mary Stalker and baptized in St. Thomas Lutheran church, Churchtown on 8 October 1809 (St Thomas Lutheran church records, Kelly, p. 81, No 742). He died in Hudson of intemperance and was buried on 18 December 1842 in the City of Hudson Burying Grounds. (Source: City of Hudson Burying Grounds Interments 1829-1873, Kinship, NY, 1986, p. 43. If you like, you can transfer the Stalker family to me.
Thank you,
Susan J.
Added by Susan J. on Oct 18, 2017 11:47 AM
Bruce Goodman
RE: Max Goodman # 128008269
When you say take it over, I don't know that that entails. I have no issue with helping and certainly have the time, but I need a few more details.
Thanks, Bruce
Added by Bruce Goodman on Oct 17, 2017 10:32 AM
Hope K
RE: Pauline Larson
Thanks -- I will keep searching. I was just wondering because all I have is a first name and I know that my great-uncle, Martin Oliver Larson, is buried at Riverside National Cemetery. Martin was born April 12, 1919 and passed away on Aug 8, 1990. I don't have the ability to travel to California so I can't explore Riverside Cemetery. [I live in Minnesota and am disabled]
Added by Hope K on Oct 17, 2017 5:38 AM
Marilyn Hay
Thanks so much for the transfer.
Added by Marilyn Hay on Oct 15, 2017 11:49 PM
Bren K.
RE: A couple more I'd like to take over
Thank you so much. I will definitely care for these memorials and honor the loved ones. Thank you for your work and dedication to the remembrance of those who have gone on before. ~ BK
Added by Bren K. on Oct 15, 2017 12:50 AM
Marilyn Hay
Rodney Criswell Management
I wonder if you would consider transferring management to me of my cousin that I lost last year. He and I were very close.
his #171443401 Rodney Criswell and my #47204693 Marilyn Hay
Added by Marilyn Hay on Oct 12, 2017 11:49 PM
Trevor Few
Thank you so much for the photo of the niche plaque at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Added by TiaBoots on Oct 11, 2017 9:20 AM
Richard & Kathlyn Griffin
Hi Sidney,

Thank you so very much for your photos of my aunt and uncle's grave markers. I live in Western New York and have never seen their graves. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Added by Jane on Oct 09, 2017 7:22 AM
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