Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday 16th December 2017 - Number 2984

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Your tombstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone
The names and dates are chiselled out on polished marble 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 one hundred years ago
Spreads out amongst 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. 



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Family Events from our database, for today 16th December 

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1903 - Birth: Alfred (LAWS Trawler Fisherman) -24278, North Shields Northumberland                        England
1911 - Birth: Joe Verlin LAWS-25550, 
1912 - Birth: Jack LAWS (Railway Goods Porter) -44340, 
1919 - Birth: Mabel Cynthia LAWS-44194, 

1920 - Birth: Marjorie LAWS (Bottle Filler in Brewery) -43700, 


1864 - Marriage: James LAWS-23505 and Isabella RUST-23508, Kintore Aberdeenshire                         Scotland
1876 - Marriage: George Miller LAWS (Dock Labourer)-5892 and Rebecca THURSTON-5893,             Hingham Norfolk England
1936 - Marriage: George Alexander LAWS-14651 and Isabella Gertrude FULLER-14652,                     Canterbury NSW AUSTRALIA
1939 - Marriage: Clyde Charlie LAWS (Captain US Navy 17935) -16668 and Elizabeth 
           Kready DIEHL-43248, Martinsburg WV United States


1609 - Death: Francis LAWS-34647, 

1789 - Burial: Thomas LAWES-16814, Harpenden Hertfordshire England
1922 - Death: Louise LAWES (Widow) -10084, Birmingham Warwickshire England
1923 - Death: Violet Mary LAWS-20783, Kensington Middlesex England
1959 - Burial: John L LAWS (PFC US Army) -16742, Arlington VA United States
1962 - Death: Alfonso V LAWS-22882, Los Angeles CA United States
1962 - Death: Ethel LAWES-22580, Detroit, Wayne Co MI United States
1984 - Death: Josephine Victoria LAWS-33865, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland England

1984 - Death: David Noel LAWS-36891, Bourne Lincolnshire England
1987 - Death: Edith LAWES-14532, Legal late of Merimbula NSW Australia
1988 - Death: Lillian Frances LAWES-24504, Norwich Norfolk England

1989 - Death: Sylvia Violet LAWS-21704, Casino, NSW AUSTRALIA
2005 - Death: Erving LAWS-41154, Toronto ONT CANADA
2012 - Death: Aaron Leo LAWS-40902, West Enfield ME United States


1911 - Occupation: Edwin Francis John LAWS (Railwayman) -11058, 


1746 - Baptism: Barbara THICK-23733, Pentridge Dorset England
1851 - Birth: Louise O HALL-11222, Orange co.NC United States

1861 - Birth: Sarah FITZGIBBONS-32278, 
1877 - Baptism: Frances JENNINGS-6657, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe West Yorkshire England
1903 - Birth: Annie Evelyn TUNSTALL-38934, 
1960 - Birth: Thomas Henry WILKES/DAY-29165, Woolwich Kent England



1885 - Burial: Sarah CLEGG-25818, Ardwick Lancashire England
1937 - Death: Margaret Louise Madeline HIRSCHBERG-18115, Vancouver BC CANADA
1944 - Death: Edith Jessie WATSON-1151, Pulham Market Norfolk England

1944 - Death: Minnie RICHARDS-20293, Bristol Gloucestershire England
1954 - Death: Rose Louisa GEDGE-28769, 

Lord, help me dig into the past
and sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads,
On which my father's trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript,
Thats's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul, when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine


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