Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday 22nd December 2016 - Number 1092

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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 22nd December

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1721 - Baptism: William LAWES-38328, Tilshead Wiltshire UK

1778 - Birth: Cuthbert LAWS-34586, Lanchester Durham UK

1840 - Birth: Robert Morrow LAWES (Colliery Clerk) -10804, Belmont, Pittington Durham UK

1874 - Birth: Percy Robert George LAWES (RN 168394 CPO / Coastguard) -1238, 
          Bethnal Green Middlesex UK

1876 - Birth: Jennie Alfreda LAWS-13835, Johnson, Kane Co. UT USA

1887 - Birth: Gertrude Lily LAWES-21189, Homington WIL (St Michaels)

1891 - Birth: William Edward LAWS (Petty Officer Clerk RN M3041) -24414, 
          Wandsworth Surrey UK

1908 - Birth: Edward Frank LAWS (Railwayman known as Frank Edward) -36120, 

1918 - Birth: Clinton Roy LAWS (Supervisor) -13958, Wilkes County NC USA

1825 - Marriage: William LAWS-23028 & Elizabeth WHOEBERRY-23034, Mercer Co KY USA

1862 - Marriage: Alfred GOWER-3933 and Agnes Isabella LAWS-3912, Stepney Middlesex UK

1870 - Marriage: John  LAWS (Ag Lab)-3786 & Charlotte CARRICK-3794, Kilnsea ERY UK

1902 - Marriage: Clarence A DENT-30481 and Quillie LAWS-30480, Weakley Co., TN USA

1907 - Marriage: James M LAWS-25483 and Margaret E FOX-25490, 

1891 - Death: William Charles LAWS-32222, Battersea Surrey UK

1904 - Death: William George LAWS (Civil Engineer)-18567, Newcastle upon Tyne                               Northumberland UK

1943 - Death: Walter George Arnold LAWES-2583, Felthorpe Norfolk UK

1958 - Burial: Miriam LAWS (Widow) -25720, Christchurch NZ

1965 - Death: Hazel K LAWS-20466, 

1993 - Burial: Catherine Jewel LAWS -(PV2 US Army) 16657,  Johnson City TN USA                         Mountain Home National Cemetery,

2002 - Death: Macy LAWS-10998, Lenoir NC USA

2003 - Death: Belton LAWS(Reverend) 13482, Spartanburg SC USA


1884 - Will  Dated: Thomas LAWES (Gentleman Independant) -1347, 

1949 - Residence: Frederick Joseph LAWS (Coal Putter Underground) -26083, 
          Blackhall Colliery Durham UK

1811 - Birth: Ann SYMONDS-7091, Longham Norfolk UK

1879 - Birth: Ada L SMITH-25042, 

1880 - Birth: Hosanna CLARKE-24428, 

1891 - Birth: Rachel Emeline MILLER-36114, Cocke Co TN USA

1911 - Birth: Ulysses Grant SIPES-41460, NC USA


1934 - Burial: Mary Ann JENNINGS (Scholar) -21446, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe 
          West Yorkshire UK

1945 - Death: John James GARDINER-35970, Mclean NSW AUSTRALIA

1969 - Death: Sidney Hopkins GROVES (Van Driver) -22697, West Hartlepool Durham UK

1975 - Death: Edith May DUDLEY-30333, Peterborough Cambridgeshire UK

1992 - Death: Joyce Elaine MCKEE-30458, Leesburg FL USA

2005 - Death: Ruth Almeda BLACK-21396, Ashville NC USA

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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