Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday 31st January 2017 - Number 1132

to  the
Laws Family Blog

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of Race, Colour, Creed, Orientation or National Origin, with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance


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 31st January

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1546 - Christen: John LAWS-6604, Barnstaple Devonshire UK

1797 - Birth: John LAWES-28635, Allington Wiltshire UK

1832 - Birth: Charlotte LAWS-10736, 

1871 - Birth: Fremont LAWS-25130, Crown Point, Lake Co IN USA

1886 - Birth: Charles J LAWS (Ag Lab) -43639, 

1892 - Birth: Rose Anna LAWES (Servant) -35352, Sutton St James Lincolnshire UK

1908 - Birth: William LAWS-39852, 

1908 - Birth: William LAWS- (Policeman) 34490, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1912 - Birth: Ralph Spencer LAWS-19744, Stratford CT USA

1913 - Birth: Elsie Eileen LAWS-36725, 

1914 - Birth: Dorothy E LAWS (Shop assistant) -44258, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK


DEATHS burials etc
1728 - Burial: Richard LAWS-7457, Holbeach Lincolnshire UK

1773 - Burial: James LAWS-25853, Kelloe DUR UK (St Helen)

1799 - Death: Mary LAWS-19853, Beckenham Kent UK

1818 - Death: William LAWS-25166, Costessey Norfolk UK

1854 - Death: Hannah LAWS (2nd / Spr / Ag Lab) -2923, Chatteris Cambridgeshire UK

1889 - Death: Thomas  LAWES (Printers Reader)-2485, Dalston Middlesex UK

1918 - Death: Richard B LAWS-36105, Ohio Co KY USA

1932 - Death: Edward LAWS-7278, Murton Durham UK

1935 - Death: Benjamin Early LAWS-22511, Los Angeles CA USA

1940 - Death: William LAWS-34919, Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK

1951 - Death: Fanny Ellen LAWES (Widow) -39109, Burbage Wiltshire UK

1964 - Death: John Henry LAWS (Farmer) -5519, Spalding Lincolnshire UK

1966 - Death: Alice Edith LAWS(Apprentice dressmaker) 3459, 

1968 - Death: John J LAWS-29073, Hartford CN USA

1971 - Death: Thomas D LAWS  (PFC US Army)-16809,

1993 - Death: Megan Leila LAWS-23805, Armidale NSW AUSTRALIA

1996 - Death: Henry LAWS-41118, 

2003 - Death: George William LAWS-41703, Robinson, Crawford Co. IL USA

2008 - Death: John Robert  LAWS (Accountant Rtd)-7174, Ipswich Suffolk UK
          (My late father)


1773 - Baptism: Elizabeth DURRANT-3388, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1900 - Birth: Hannah MUSGRAVE-14174, Wortley West Yorkshire UK

1907 - Birth: Alice Louisa BRANT-14282, Edmonton Middlesex UK
           (My Maternal Great Aunt)          

1892 - Marriage: Charles Robert  LAWS (Engineer)-32159 and Elizabeth Hurley HAMILTON-           32429, Newington Surrey UK


1940 - Death: Thomas JAMES-19273, Los Angeles CA USA

1940 - Burial: Cyrus S SITES (Carpenter) -12272, Franklin Co PA USA

1959 - Death: Kate CHILDS-173, Reading Berkshire UK

1989 - Death: Bevel Brian CROSSLEY-35064, Southend-on-Sea Essex UK

2003 - Death: Alfa Riddell BARTON-29095, Monticello, San Juan Co UT USA

2004 - Death: Gail Margaret GAMBLE (Nursing Assistant) -13758, Rock Springs, Sweetwater             WY 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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