Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday 18th February 2018 - Number 3048

to  the
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David Thomas Laws


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 18th February

BIRTHS baptisms etc

1768 - Birth: Anna LAWS-28229, 

1780 - Birth: John LAWS-40541, (Master Mariner 43280) Marsham Norfolk England

1832 - Birth: William LAWS-3848,  (Engine Driver then Grocer) Ovington Northumberland 

1855 - Birth: Lydia LAWS-36346, Bungay Norfolk England

1882 - Birth: Thomas Burnett LAWS-27244, (Farmer) Pittingdon Northumberland England

1888 - Birth: Joseph LAWS-44971, (Coal Miner - Stoneman)  

1893 - Birth: Arthur George LAWS-8619, Bowen, QLD AUSTRALIA

1916 - Birth: Charles Buford LAWS-16659,(T5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II) 
           Lawrence Burg TN United States


1813 - Marriage: James LAWS-4402  (Reverend) and Rebecca SPAHR-4403, 
            Ohio Co VA United States

1814 - Marriage: James LAWES-2015 and Sophia SMALL-2016, Headley Hampshire England

1851 - Marriage: Thomas LAWS-5323 (Mariner & General Dealer) and 
           Sarah Elvira WORMOLD-5856, Great Yarmouth Norfolk England

1872 - Marriage: Jerimiah CARNEY-37939 and Mary A LAWS-27621, (Servant) 
           Sunderland Durham England

1888 - Marriage: James BLANEY-28311 (Miner)  and Ruth LAWS-3560,  (Spinster) 

1890 - Marriage: James Horatio LAWS-5190 (Colour Seargeant in Royal Glamorgan Militia)                and Sarah Elizabeth MUNRO-37280, Walthamstow Essex England

1918 - Marriage: Ernest LAWS-34665 (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant) and 
            Ada Mary FORSTER-34664, Portsmouth Hampshire England

1933 - Marriage: James Frederick LAWS-16672  (TEC5 US Army) and 
           Daphna May PEPPLE- 16673, Brighton, Adams Co CO United States


1887 - Death: Hosea LAWS-40790, Somerville MA United States

1892 - Death: Charlotte LAWS-5309,  (Spinster) Stamford Lincolnshire England

1929 - Death: Emily Elizabeth LAWES-9621, (Widow) Strand on the Green Middlesex England

1936 - Burial: Clarence LAWS-16665, (PVT US Army) Philadelphia PA United States

1944 - Death: William Wilbur LAWS-19336, Los Angeles CA United States

1951 - Death: James Henry  LAWS-5180, (Railway Clerk) Southgate Middlesex England

1960 - Death: Archibald Sidney LAWES-887, (Ag Lab) Winchester Hampshire England

1974 - Death: Ernest Leslie LAWS-40517, Chorley Lancashire England

1987 - Death: Wilbur Francis LAWS-22796, Monticello, San Juan, Ut USA

1997 - Birth: Jacob LAWS-20262, 

2004 - Burial: Lois LAWS-13568, Tuscola Cenetery IL USA


1873 - Occupation: James LAWS-17183, (Able Seaman) 

1951 - Residence: Lilly CHILDS-5181, Winchmore Hill Middlesex England


1885 - Birth: Florence M COMER-36782, Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire England

1893 - Birth: Bernard CLEETON-22099, Lower Bebington Suffolk England

1894 - Birth: Amy MOONEY-14257, (Cartridge Case Maker) Edmonton Middlesex England
            (My maternal great Aunt)

1913 - Birth: William James HAMILTON-11570, QLD AUSTRALIA


1852 - Marriage: William John  ELL-7223 (Accountant's Clerk) and                                                          Mary Elizabeth  ROWELL -7224, (Lace Milliner) Old Street, Finsbury Middlesex 
            (My Paternal Great Grandparents)

1857 - Marriage: Joseph HEWER-26262 (Shoemaker)  and Grace CHARTERS-26261, 


1985 - Death: Sophia Virgie CRIDER-33284, Carroll Co TN United States

2013 - Death: Margaret Jeanette WORRAL-39217, 


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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