Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Number 1224

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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 October

Family Events

BIRTHS baptisms etc
1799 - Birth: Robert LAWS (Butcher & Publican) -3348, East Dereham Norfolk ENGLAND
1815 - Birth: John LAWS (Mining Engineer) -8597, Prudhoe Northumberland ENGLAND
1866 - Birth: Charlotte May LAWS-40370, Jersey City Heights NJ UNITED STATES
1877 - Birth: Harry Augustus LAWES-35400, Camberwell Surrey ENGLAND
1879 - Birth: Harry James LAWS (Architect)-7520, Hackney or Stamford Hill, 
           Middlesex ENGLAND
1884 - Birth: Sylvia LAWS-17326, 
1890 - Birth: Fanny V LAWES (Daily Domestic Servant) -45115, 

1890 - Birth: Ellen Elizabeth LAWS-31876,
1894 - Birth: Edith LAWS-24309, Haswell Durham ENGLAND
1895 - Birth: William George Lockey LAWS (Steel Worker) -38987, 
1898 - Birth: Bertram John Southgate LAWS-13346, Bexley Kent ENGLAND
1900 - Birth: Walter Henry Marsden LAWS-16186, Rouge River OR USA

1797 - Marriage: James LAWS-3355 and Mary CARR-3356, East Dereham Norfolk                                ENGLAND

1851 - Marriage: Benjamin LAWS (Labourer) -6350 and Mary HART-13798, 
1862 - Marriage: Henry HOLAX-21341 and Mary LAWS-21340, 
1881 - Marriage: Richard MAYNARD-17836 and Jane LAWS Servant) -8408, 
           Hackney Middlesex ENGLAND
1888 - Marriage: Adam PREHLER-25138 and Viola LAWS-25137, Crown Point, 
           Lake Co IN UNITED STATES
1906 - Marriage: Edward LANE (Maltster) -32995 and Georgina LAWS (Servant) -15518,                     Highgate Middlesex ENGLAND

1915 - Marriage: Harold John LAWS (RN K 27313) -24397 and Maud Rose BROWN-32985,                 Bermondsey Surrey ENGLAND
1930 - Marriage: Tracy Porterfield STOREY-23004 and Laura Maud LAWS-23002, Ballinger,               Runnels County Texas UNITED STATES

DEATHS burials etc
1741 - Burial: Hannah LAWS-4956, Richmond on Thames Surrey ENGLAND

1862 - Death: George LAWS (Mineral Water Manufacturer) -32111, West Winch 
           Norfolk ENGLAND
1869 - Death: Susy LAWS (Widow) -7454, Walesden, Lancashire ENGLAND
1893 - Death: Alexander LAWS (Newspaper Editor) -4218, Newcastle upon Tyne                                     Northumberland ENGLAND

1913 - Death: James Ernest LAWS (Cement Worker) -33874, Dartford Kent ENGLAND
1917 - Burial: N LAWS (ARMY Private 19063) -22315, West-Vlaanderen BELGIUM
1950 - Death: Charles John LAWES-21187, Salisbury Wiltshire ENGLAND

1962 - Death: Ernest F  LAWES (Lt Col US Air Force) -16619, 
1989 - Burial: Elsie LAWS-28141, Billingham Durham ENGLAND
1989 - Burial: Gilbert James LAWS (RNVR) -17766, Andover Hampshire ENGLAND

1993 - Death: Norman H LAWS (90th Fid. Bty. G4109) -27605, 
2003 - Cremation: Sydney Thomas LAWS-26330, Grimsby Lincolnshire ENGLAND
2003 - Cremation: David Alan LAWS (Nurse) -12617, Winfield KS UNITED STATES
2014 - Burial: Joseph F LAWS (PFC Tech 4 US Army WWII) -16749, San Diego CA 
           UNITED STATES

1870 - Occupation: Margaret LAWS (Stewardess on Steamship) -17182, 

1843 - Baptism: Margaret HEWSON-26526, Tanfield Durham ENGLAND
1869 - Birth: Kate Jane SHARPE-40430, Fulham Middlesex ENGLAND
1877 - Birth: Frederic William WERSEBE-40362, NYC NY UNITED STATES
1892 - Birth: Nellie WARE-20859, IOW ENGLAND
1894 - Birth: Sophia Virgie CRIDER-33284, Carroll Co TN UNITED STATES
1909 - Birth: Mary Jane ROBERTS-33565, South Shields Durham ENGLAND
1911 - Birth: Annie MIDDLEMAS-33658, Whitby North Yorkshire ENGLAND

1914 - Birth: Alice Gray SIMMONS-36156, 


1918 - Burial: Charlotte Emma FERNEAUX-17816, Longfleet Dorset ENGLAND

1948 - Death: Mary Matilda WHITE-4428, Ilford Essex but resided at 
           Goodmayes Essex ENGLAND
1967 - Death: Joseph DEPLEDGE (French Polisher) -27596, 

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 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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