Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday 19th January 2017 - Number 1120

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Dear Ancestor,-
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 19th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1879 - Baptism: Frederick William LAWS (ARMY 17885) -8437, Feltwell Norfolk UK

1879 - Baptism: Mary LAWS-4684, 

1881 - Birth: Louisa E LAWS-40833, 

1920 - Birth: Valeria Caroline LAWS-12253, Bandon, Coos OR USA

1841 - Marriage: Jeremiah LAWS-13341 & Mary Eliza SEDDON-13342, Stepney Middlesex UK

1860 - Marriage: Samuel Spahr LAWS (Reverend DD)-4404 and Ann Maria BROADWELL-              4405, 

1654 - Burial: John LAWES-2166, Westminster Middlesex UK

1654 - Burial: John LAWES (Vicar Choral Salisbury Cathedral) -1158, Salisbury WILTSHIRE            UK

1896 - Death: Joseph Searles LAWS (Ships Carpenter)-14356, Stepney Middlesex UK
          My Grt Grt Grand-fathers brother

1940 - Death: Alfred Ernest George  LAWS (Elementary School Master)-15311, 
          Broadstairs Kent UK

1943 - Burial: Henry Donald LAWS (Joiner) -2974, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

1993 - Death: Elizabeth LAWS-21280, 

1996 - Burial: Evelyn I LAWS-12627, Neodesha KS USA

1998 - Death: Dr Lewis R LAWS-35508, Marysville KS USA

2007 - Burial: Avis Mary LAWES-36647, Morphett Vale SA AUSTRALIA

2007 - Death: Audrey Amy Daphne LAWS-28155, 

2011 - Death: Mick LAWS-35276, Tetbury GLS UK

2013 - Burial: John Ray LAWS-39219, Eucha, OK USA

2015 - Burial: Raymond A O LAWES-41493, Ilminster Somerset UK

1790 - Will Proved: Thomas LAWES-16814, 

1915 - Enlistment: George William LAWS (ARMY Private 7488)-28807, Stratford ESS UK

1916 - Residence: George Arthur LAWS-41669, Hamilton ONT CANADA

1916 Enlistment & Residence: Frederick William LAWS (Canadian Army Private 690096)               -41667, Hamilton ONT CANADA

1918 - Admon: Thomas Eric LAWES (ARMY 2nd Lieutenant)-1284, 

1924 - Arrival: Burnett Corah LAWS (Engineer) -34614, Saint John,  New Brunswick,                          CANADA

1940 - Residence: Frances LAWS (Spinster) -34908, Purley Surrey UK


1808 - Birth: Martha HEADLEY-11971, 

1849 - Birth: Margaret Troup GRAY-8679, Aberdeen Aberdeenshire UK

1880 - Birth: Walter Groves WHICKER (Farm Hanyman) -28051, South Runcton Norfolk UK

1912 - Birth: Floydd Clinton WHALEY-27773, 

1915 - Birth: Ngaire Elizabeth SHEARER-37876, 

1873 - Marriage: William Thompson CASSON (Carriage Maker) -7138 and                                         Mary CHARTERS (Dressmaker) -14237, Blennerhasset Cumberland UK

1910 - Death: John KLINE-16419, Ballarat VIC AUSTRALIA

1921 - Death: Jane DANIELS (Dressmaker) -5803, Hampstead Middlesex UK

1942 - Death: Joseph MOSES-39563, Emlyn KY USA

1959 - Death: Isabel Elyens ROBERTS-3325, 

1991 - Death: Leila Margaret TIMS-29801, Traralgon VIC AUSTRALIA

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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