Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Symons, Kate A Deats

Kate A Deats
Wife of Forrest Symons
Died Mar 11 1923
Aged 30 years

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Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Prexeda Piskorski

Praxeda Piskorski
His wife
1886 - 1950

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Tombstone Tuesday - Sieminski, Beulah Sterling

Beulah Sterling Sieminski
1917 - 2001

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Beulah Sterling
Wife of Abdon Sieminski
04/25/1917 - 02/08/2001

Her life was filled with genersousity(sic) and kindness For all of God's Beings


Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Theodore Levi

Theodore Levi Deats
04/01/1921 - 06/18/1979


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Theodore Levi Deats
Son of Levi Housel and Praxeda Piskorski Deats

PFC US ARMY
World War II
Apr 17 1921 - Jun 18 1979

Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Helen Claire Monahan

Helen Claire Monahan
05/05/1925 - 08/06/1995

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Helen Claire Monahan Deats
Wife of Theodore Levi Deats

PVT US ARMY
World War II
May 5 1925 - Aug 6 1995


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, William H and Anna Capner Deats

William H. Deats
1862 - 1931

Anna B. Capner
1865 - 1952

M. Louisa Deats
1887 - 1974

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William H. Deats
1861 - 1931



Anna B. Capner
his wife
1865 - 1952


M. Louisa Deats
Their Daughter
1887 - 1974


Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Theodore L & Helen Claire Deats

Theodore L. Deats
1921 - 1979

Helen Clair Deats
1925 - 1995

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Theodore Levi Deats
04/01/1921 - 06/18/1979

Son of Levi Housel and Praxeda Piskorski Deats

Helen Claire Monahan
05/05/1925 - 08/06/1995

Daughter of Herbert and Helen Oldzey Monahan

Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Levi Housel, Mary E. Capnor, Anna B.Hockenbury, Praxeda Piskorski

Levi Housel Deats
1866 - 1930


Mary E. Capnor

1867 - 1904


Anna B. Hockenbury

1862 - 1916

Praxeda Piskorski

1886 - 1950


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Levi Housel Deats
1866 - 1930
Son of William and Catherine Howsel Deats



Mary E. Capnor - His wife
1867 - 1904



Anna B. Hockenbury - His wife
1862 - 1916



Praxeda Piskorski - His wife
1886 - 1950

Tombstone Tuesday - The Reformed Church of Three Bridges

Three Bridges Dutch Reformed Church
470 Main Street
PO Box 235
Three Bridges, NJ 08887

(908) 788-3022

http://www.3brc.org/

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Tombstone Collection GYR Receives an Award!

With many thanks to JoLyn at http://mt-timpgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com/, this blog has received the Kreativ Blogger Award. What an honor.

Thank you JoLyn


I now am excited to pass this award on to seven bloggers - people who author blogs that I really enjoy reading.

They are, in no particular order:

Be sure to visit them all!


Here are the rules connected with the KreativBlogger Award:


1. Copy the award to your site.

2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.

4. Link to those sites on your blog.

5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate.


Congratulations to all - and thanks again, JoLyn

Russ

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Taylor, Eva Augusta (1870 - 1952)

Eva Augusta Taylor Deats
08/25/1870 - 07/28/1952

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Wife of Hiram Edmund Deats

Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Hiram Edmund (1870 - 1963)

Hiram Edmund Deats
05/20/1870 - 03/16/1963

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Son of Hiram and Rebecca Higgins Deats
Husband of Eva Augusta Taylor

Tombstone Tuesday - Little, Julia May (1882 - 1884)

Julia May Little
Died March 19th, 1884 - Aged 2 Years & 9 Days

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Daughter of Porter Christy and Rebecca Julia Deats Little

Tombstone Tuesday - Little, Rebecca Julia Deats (1848 - 1882)

Rebecca Julia Deats Little
Died August 22, 1882 - 33 Years, 10 Months & 11 Days

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Wife of Porter Christy Little
Daughter of Hiram and Rebecca Higgins Deats

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Little, Porter Christy (1846 - 1916)

Porter Christy Little
1846 - 1816

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Husband of Sarah Ellen Hoff

Tombstone Tuesday - Little, Sarah Ellen Hoff (1849 - 1935)

Sarah Ellen Hoff Little
10/21/1849 - 09/25/1935


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Wife of Porter Christy Little
Daughter of Philip and Mary Stewart Hoff

Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, Lemuel Madison (1845 - 1879)

Lemuel Madison Deats
Died 07/26/1879 - Aged 34 Years, 1 Month & 3 Days

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Son of Hiram and Rebecca Higgins Deats

Tombstone Tuesday - Jamieson, Emily Margaret

Emily Margaret Jamieson Deats


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Wife of George T. Deats

Tombstone Tuesday - Wilson, Ray C (1885 - 1844)

Ray C. Wilson
11/06/1885 - 02/07/1944

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Husband of Julia Maud Little 11/14/1887 - 01/04/1983
Son of John Patton and Adell Lydick Wilson

Tombstone Tuesday - Deats, George Taylor (1927 - 1997)

George Taylor Deats
02/21/1927 - 04/01/1997

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Husband of Emily Margaret Jamieson Deats

The Grave Yard Rabbit Association and Find A Grave

Have you considered expanding your time, energy, and talent at The Grave Yard Rabbit Association to the Find A Grave website: http://www.findagrave.com



I am new to blogging, not new to genealogy, new to the Grave Yard Rabbit Association, not new to putting Headstone photographs online. With the encouragement found on Facebook and Geneabloggers I started to participate in the Tombstone Tuesday event. That lead to the Grave Yard Rabbit Association. It appeared to me that Family Historians have a number of research tools that are used for their gathering of stories.




Early in my research my wife and I found ourselves walking through cemeteries. I always carry a camera through these adventures so taking pictures of headstones and using these photographs for entering data into my family file. It was much easier, for me, to use a photograph then trying to write down what was on the headstone.

After gathering a couple of hundred photographs, I created a website for my wife’s cemeteries. A year or so later, she received an email from someone who found a headstone, on her website, and wanted to know more about that family. To make a long story short, it turned out that this contact was a cousin, whose grandfather was the brother of my wife’s grandmother. The brother and sister had a parting of ways many years ago and claimed that they were the last of the family.



Having these headstones online made for an interesting story and a reunion of two families that didn’t know the other existed.




Find A Grave has been around for a while, as I found a family that I was researching for a friend. Didn’t know much about the family and the friend was not ‘into genealogy’. As it turned out, the specific cemetery was close, I drove to the cemetery and found a very large family blot. It appeared to be about a 5 generation blot, from my initial visit.




As was my tradition, I took pictures everyone in the Plot and entered the data that the pictures provided into the new family file. Then started to do research on that family for this friend.




So, I am now completing the circle from Find A Grave to The Grave Yard Rabbit Association back to Find A Grave.




I have a Blog [
http://headstonecollection.blogspot.com/ ] and as I post the pictures there, I am now adding these headstones to Find A Grave. It doesn’t take but a couple of minutes to create a Find A Grave account and adding pictures and information there.



Won’t you join me?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Little, Julia Maud (1887 - 1983)

Julia Maud Little Wilson
11/14/1887 - 02/07/1944

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Wife of Ray C. Wilson