Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday 24 January 2017 - Number 1125

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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 24th January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1833 - Birth: Thomas LAWS (Servant) -19597, 

1876 - Birth: Gilbert LAWS (Reverend, Baptist Minster) -4823, Droxford Hampshire UK

1878 - Birth: Ethel May LAWS-35214, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA

1894 - Birth: Charles William LAWES-293, Wangford Suffolk UK

1901 - Birth: Joan LAWS-42990, Hintlesham Suffolk UK

1906 - Birth: Florence May LAWS-37551, Feltwell Norfolk UK

1918 - Birth: Mary Elizabeth LAWS-27772, Syracuse NY USA

1681 - Marriage: Edward LAWES-728 and Mary BARTHAM-729, Norwich Norfolk UK

1738 - Marriage: Clement LAWS-10672 and Jane WILSON-10673, Newcastle upon Tyne                     Northumberland UK

1822 - Marriage: John LAWS-20220 and Elizabeth SMITH-20221, Edmondsham Dorset UK

1894 - Marriage: Thomas William LAWES-2644 and Lavinia CHEESEBOROUGH-2664,                   Carbon WY USA

1926- Marriage: John Leonard Miller LAWS (Dock Worker) -21529 and Muriel DUFFIELD-              37951, Kingston Upon Hull East Yorkshire UK

1926 - Marriage: Lewis Augdon PENDERGRASS-13846 and Edith Adell LAWS-13845, 

1880 - Death: William LAWES Labourer in Foundry) 2284, Bath Somerset UK

1905 - Death: Alexander LAWS-20483, 

1905 - Death: Charles Nathaniel LAWS-16282, Jasper Hamilton Co FL USA

1915 - Death: Albert Gibson LAWS (Clerk) -24882, Butler Co MO USA

1931 - Death: William Arthur  LAWS (Provisions Dealer)-32195, Whitley Bay Northumberland           UK (South End, South Parade)

1939 - Death: Cuthbert Umfreville LAWS (Surgeon) -3008, Cambridge Cambridgeshire UK

1940 - Burial: Almon LAWS (PVT 4TH INF US Army) -16638, San Francisco CA USA

1947 - Death: John James LAWS-29418, Liverpool, NSW AUSTRALIA

1948 - Death: Ada Elizabeth LAWS-35209, Begga NSW AUSTRALIA

1964 - Death: William LAWES-40248, Chiselhurst Kent UK

1972 - Death: William H LAWS-32538, 

1978 - Death: Joseph M LAWS (PVT US Army) -16747, 

1997 - Death: Esther Sherrington LAWS-41988, Brighton Sussex UK

1998 - Death: Winifred Ruth LAWS-32467, Sedgemoor Somerset UK

1998 - Death: William Allen LAWS-16607, 

2015 - Burial: Robert G LAWS-41349, St. Clair Shores MI USA

1916 - Enlistment: Matthew Robson LAWS (ARMY Driver 215996) -28857, Sunderland                       Durham UK

1916 - Enlistment: John Waldo LAWS (Piano Maker/ Canadian Army Private 511928)-17120, 


1830 - Birth: Siotha WESTERMAN-22965, Lincoln Co TN USA

1863 - Birth: Terry WEATHERLEY-20275, Queanbeyan, N.S.W, Australia

1906 - Birth: Florence May ETHERIDGE-38818, 

1910 - Birth: Martha Ann JOHNSON-35788, Wilkes Co NC USA

1915 - Birth: Amy Gertrude BRIDGES-37390, 

1843 - Marriage: Aaron Adam WATKISS-10065 and Mary Laws NUNN-10063, Hackney                     Middlesex UK

1878 - Death: Mary Ann CARTER-26989, 

1921 - Burial: Jane DANIELS (Dressmaker) -5803, Brompton Middlesex UK

1979 - Burial: Margaret Elsie BEALE-37340, Kingston upon Thames Surrey UK

1994 - Burial: Daphna May PEPPLE-16673, Williamette National Cemetery, Portland OR 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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