Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday 11 February 2017 - Number 1143

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 11th February

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1846 - Birth: Amanda LAWS-19506, IN USA

1854 - Baptism: Samuel LAWS (Tailor) -14831, Bungay Suffolk UK

1856 - Birth: Dorothy Grace LAWS-22078, Bill Quay Durham UK

1870 - Birth: George William LAWS-19350, Channahon IL USA

1872 - Birth: James LAWS (Dock Labourer)-43910, 

1878 - Birth: Annie LAWES-22576, Brooke Twp., Lambton County, ONT CANADA

1896 - Birth: Christopher Ernest LAWES- (Head Postman) 32560, Coombe Bissett Wiltshire               UK

1900 - Birth: Agnes F LAWS-14142, Spring Creek Twp, Elk county, PA (later Lake City)

1905 - Birth: Frederick W  LAWS (Driller Engineering)-44157, 

1910 - Birth: Albert Frederick LAWS (WD Inspector of Wireless Parts) -33858, 
          Woolwich Kent UK

1913 - Birth: Herbert LAWS- (Timberman) 42654, 

1915 - Birth: Charles I LAWS (Dairy Roundsman) -42451, 


1798 - Marriage: Isaac RANSOM-5381 and Hannah LAWES-5382, Portsea Hampshire UK

1823 - Marriage: Gideon WILSON-31172 and Susan LAWS-31173, St Pancras Middlesex UK

1911 - Marriage: John EDWARDS (Coal Miner) -24692 and Margaret LAWS-24691, 
          Felling Durham UK

DEATHS burials etc
1722 - Burial: Mary LAWS-5532, Richmond on Thames Surrey UK

1914 - Death: George  LAWS- (Gardener)3915, 

1930 - Death: Dorothy Grace LAWS-22078, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1950 - Death: Mervyn William LAWS (Invalid)-25719, Christchurch NZ

1952 - Death: John LAWS (Superintendent at the local gas works)-23871, 
          Wandsworth Surrey UK

1967 - Death: Alexandra LAWS-12535, Malahat BC CANADA

1985 - Death: Eric Robert LAWS (Gas Leger Clerk)-34076, Purley Surrey UK

2004 - Death: R E LAWS- (Quality Control NASA) 20513, 


1861 - Occupation: Thomas LAWS (Steerage Steward) -27163, 

1915 - Enlistment: Henry LAWS (ARMY Private 16952) -28809, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1916 - discharged: James LAWS (Miner & ARMY Private 1608) -28821, 

1920 - Residence: Horace Colville LAWS (Sugar Sales Director) -22923, Ainsdale Lancashire                 UK

1923 - Arrival: Helen Maria LUMBY (Hospital Nurse) -3010, Saint John,  New Brunswick,                 CANADA

1985 - Probate: Josephine Victoria LAWS-43005, Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland UK

1985 - Admon: David Noel LAWS-36891, Leeds West Yorkshire UK

1866 - Birth: Harriet ELLIS-34342, Moreton Dorset UK

1908 - Birth: Doris Ethel  BRADSHAW(Waitress)-40421, 

1833 - Marriage: Benjamin CHARTERS-14184 and Mary ARMSTRONG-21574, 
          Cockermouth Cumberland UK

1904 - Marriage: Henry Hobworth HOLLAND-21932 and Henrietta SEELEY-21922, 

1797 - Death: Mary Ann HINDS-22734, Great Yarmouth Norfolk UK

1799 - Death: Mary Anne Mrs. BEANE-3391, 

1884 - Death: James W WEBB-23500, Dooley Co GA UK

1921 - Death: James V ANDERSON (Auctioneer Valuer Funiture Removal) -37242, 
          Hexham Northumberland UK

1928 - Death: Alfred SAVAGE (Innkeeper/Farmer) -31699, Stansfield Norfolk UK

1936 - Death: Alice Harriet BOLD-32183, Monkseaton Northumberland UK

1956 - Death: Albert ROBERTS-20782, Acton Middlesex UK

1973 - Death: Agnes Milree CROOKSHANKS-18362, 

1984 - Death: Katherine Laura GULLEY-23001, Coleman, Coleman Co Texas USA

2011 - Death: Anna JANETOS-41705, Kennebunk, York MA USA

2011 - Death: Dula Marie WILLIAMSON-18596, Longveiw Texas 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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