Monday, September 12, 2016

12th February 2016 - Number 1005

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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 for today 12th September, from our database


1673 - Birth: William LAWS-35881, Manokin MD United States

1806 - Birth: Martha LAWES-272, Costessey NFK UK

                                               Costessey Norfolk ENGLAND

1840 - Birth: William Harrison LAWS-12511, IL United States

1846 - Birth: Richard William LAWS - (Clerk to Copper Mining Company) 4331, 
          Pimlico MDX UK

1865 - Birth: Elbert Martin LAWS-42202, Jonesborough, Maurey Co. TN United States

1869 - Birth: Catherine Annie LAWES-12814, Romsey HAM UK

1873 - Birth: Percy Murray LAWS-11499, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA

1875 - Birth: Walter LAWS (Druggist & Phoitographic Dealer) -3065, South Shields DUR UK

1880 - Christen: William George LAWES (Infant 8 mth old) -2676, Felthorpe NFK UK

1886 - Birth: Anna Jane LAWS-19792, 

1896 - Birth: Jessie V LAWS-20468, 

1905 - Birth: Matthew D LAWS (Wooden Pattern Maker) -42252, 

1905 - Birth: Albert Edward LAWS (CPO P/K 63728)-18561, South Shields DUR UK

1906 - Birth: Trentis Carroll LAWS-6712, Silkston, Scott MO United States

1914 - Birth: Lawrence Owen LAWS-18259, NJ United States


1806 - Marriage: James LOWE-10632 and Anne LAWS-10633, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

                                     Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland ENGLAND

1826 - Marriage: George BOLTON (Servant) -37618 and Mary Ann LAWS (Spinster of Otley             WRY) -37617, Leeds WRY UK

1872 - Marriage: William Harrison LAWS-12511 and Ida Mae DOW-12512, 
          Boulder CO United States

1875 - Marriage: Harry Augustus LAWES (Commercial traveller) -250 and Elizabeth Margaret           TABRAR-39860, Walworth SRY UK

1891 - Marriage: William Henry LAWS-33697 and Mary Elizabeth PURDUE-33698, 

1928 - Marriage: Clyde Parker LAWS-16461 and Nina May SMITH-16462, 
          Mt Vernon, Franklin Co TX United States

DEATH & Burials

1797 - Death: Ann LAWES-21197, Homington WIL UK (St Michaels)

1830 - Death: Frances Theodora LAWS -(6 mths old) 2874, Kirton SFK UK

1884 - Death: Elma Abia LAWS-13854, Johnson, Kane Co. UT United States

                                                      Johnson UT United States

1901 - Death: Cuthbert LAWS (Infant) -23574, Gateshead DUR UK

1907 - Death: James LAWS (Coal Miner - Hewer) -17042, Backworth NBL UK

1915 - Death: Phillip LAWS (ARMY Private 9394)-22318, 

1934 - Death: Mary Ann LAWS (Spinster) -7295, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL UK

1941 - Death: Brenda S LAWS-19756, Harlan Co KY United States


1914 - Enlistment: George Alfred LAWS (ARMY Private S4095) -28798, Winchester HAM UK



1763 - Birth: Elizabeth RICHMOND - SMITH -3512, Heigham NFK UK

1857 - Birth: William FITZ-HENRY (Corn Porter) 37578, Shadwall MDX UK

1873 - Birth: Flora BARNETT-23265, 

1899 - Birth: Amy Pricilla DUVAL-38700, 


1915 - Marriage: William Joseph SMITHSON (Innkeeper?) -14201 and Rachel HARKER-14200, Wigton CUL UK

DEATHS & Burials

1967 - Death: John Charles TWEDDLE-3323, 

1981 - Death: William BASS-12098, 

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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