Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017 - Number 1144

to  the
Laws Family Blog

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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 12th February

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1786 - Baptism: Gertrude LAWS-3628, Witchampton Dorset UK

1826 - Baptism: Eliza Catherine LAWES-12677, Clifton Gloucestershire UK

1834 - Baptism: Sarah LAWES-12862, Bower Chalke Wiltshire UK

1844 - Birth: Matthew LAWS (Married)-16949, 

1847 - Birth: Robert James LAWS (Railroad Official) -17225, Albany Co, NY USA

1851 - Birth: John William LAWS (ARMY Acting Sergeant  2767) -26088, Wakefield 
          West Yorkshire UK

1868 - Birth: Lionel Edgar LAWS (Carpenter) -11498, At Sea

1869 - Birth: Emma L LAWS-44166, 

1872 - Birth: James Henry LAWS-35210, Balmain NSW AUSTRALIA

1881 - Birth: Harvey Pierce LAWS-18260, DE USA

1895 - Birth: Charles William Griffiths LAWS(Teacher) 3709, Old Casino Road, Ferndale,                 Grafton NSW AUSTRALIA

1896 - Birth: John LAWS (Fruit Grower) -42701, 

1897 - Birth: Peter LAWS-20042, Northumberland UK

1897 - Birth: Frederick W  LAWS (Market Garden Labourer)-13153, 
          Horsham St Faith Norfolk UK

1899 - Birth: Stella Jessie Waters LAWS-3713, Grafton NSW AUSTRALIA

1901 - Birth: Victor George LAWS (Australian Army) -11515, Cowra NSW or Brisbane QLD               AUSTRALIA

1903 - Birth: Florence Elizabeth LAWS (Dressmaker) -44618, 

1907 - Birth: Frederick James LAWS (General Labourer) -36183, 

1918 - Birth: James Kenneth LAWS-24124, 

1945 - Birth & Death Joan Margaret LAWS-37909, Maffra, VIC Australia


1723 - Marriage: John STICKLAND-25762 and Elizabeth LAWS-25763, Swanage Dorset UK

1782 - Marriage: James RUTHERFORD-10589 and Ann LAWS-10590, Newcastle upon Tyne               Northumberland UK

1793 - Marriage: Adam RANDS-20380 and Mary LAWS-20379, 

1811 - Marriage: Christian BARKER-5066 and Elizabeth LAWS-5067, Norwich Norfolk UK

1866 - Marriage: Charles Louis KIESBURY-28934 and Matilda LAWS-28933, 
          Norwich Norfolk UK

1885 - Marriage: Valentine LAWS- (Warehouseman in Cotton Mill) 7396 and           
           Leah HAMMOND-22624, Kings Lynn Norfolk UK

DEATHS burials etc
1612 - Burial: Roger LAWES-28070, Boxgrove Sussex UK

1892 - Burial: Martha Lavinia  LAWS (Scholar)-6413, South Acton Middlesex UK (St Mary)

1897 - Death: Peter LAWS-20042, Northumberland UK

1907 - Death: George Washington LAWS-11234, Mendoza, Caldwell Co. Texas USA

1914 - Will Proved: William LAWS-7307, 

1915 - Death: Samuel LAWS- (Railway Signalman) 5650, Ferryhill Durham UK

1915 - Death: William Frederick LAWS (Miller) -5099, Southwold Suffolk UK

1917 - Death: William Cooban LAWES (Assistant Cook Merchant Marine) -22241, 

1926 - Death: John Nicholas LAWS (Railway Wagon & Carriage Examiner) -3750, 
          Whitby North Yorkshire UK

1930 - Burial: Percy Charles Willoughby LAWS (Pathologist) -4546, Highgate Middlesex UK

1932 - Burial: Alice Elders LAWS-17758, Stockton-On-Tees Durham UK

1943 - Death: Gertrude Annie LAWS (Housemaid & Spinster) -32405, Leicester Leicestershire             UK

1949 - Death: Susie Elizabeth LAWS-19576, 

1955 - Death: James H LAWS-12251, Los Angeles CA USA

1959 - Death: Sarah Mitchell LAWS (Married) -25726, 

1965 - Death: Julia Evelyn LAWES-310, 

1982 - Death: Alonzo Mason LAWS-22890, Santa Clara CA USA

1985 - Death: Arthur Thurlow LAWS- (ARMY Lt. Colonel) 32464, Bristol Gloucestershire UK

1993 - Burial: Hilda Isabel LAWS-32823, Chadwell Heath Essex UK

1997 - Burial: Albert Oran LAWS (PVT US Army)-16630, Denver CO USA


1943 - Residence: Gertrude Annie LAWS (Housemaid & Spinster) -32405, 
          Birstall Leicestershire UK

1945 - Residence: Herbert J LAWES (Innkeeper & Grocers Assistant) -34661, 
          Trowbridge Wiltshire UK

1946 - Military: Willie LAWS (PFC US Army)-16573, 

1977 - Stillborn: Jody La Moyne LAWS-22783, Monticello, San Juan, UT USA
          & Burial Blanding UT US

1891 - Birth: Charles Bernard ANGEL-2(Teacher) 4310, Malmesbury WIL UK

1902 - Birth: Marvin MURPHY-25260, 

1904 - Birth: Mary Ann Frances STEEL-21330, Bromley Middlesex UK



1894 - Death: Joseph CHARTERS Farmer 107 acres) -14157, 

1949 - Death: Norma Victoria HOLMES-11540, Southport QLD AUSTRALIA

1952 - Death: Thomas Edward COUCHMAN-43134, Horton Kirby Kent UK

2003 - Death: Iva M REES WILLIAMS (F W Woolworth Co) -12149, Americus KS USA

2004 - Death: Doris LASHLEY-13566, Alamance County 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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