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Nancy D (#46812519)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 19 days
Zuzu*s Petals
James Dooley
Nancy I had surgery a couple of months ago and am not recovering as my Drs thought I should. I have to have a endoscope and MRI to find out why I am still in pain. When I am feeling a little better I will see what I can do about James Dooley.

Cheers -Kathie

Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Nov 25, 2014 7:43 PM

RE: Diana Matteson Bacon
No problem. They are distant cousins of mine that I have been in touch with, so maybe that helped get them to make the correction.

Added by Marsha on Nov 24, 2014 8:40 PM

Terri Rickert
Peggy Nichols
Hi Nancy I found this Obit for Peggy Nichols. I also found some photos for you.


NICHOLS--Marguerite "Peggy" Prince Sykes, M.D., Passed away on May 30th at her home in Manhattan in her 98th year. She was also a seasonal resident of Manchester, VT for 60 years. Peggy is survived by her stepsons Charles W. 3rd of Westport, MA and David H. of Dorset, VT and their spouses Helga and Christina, eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Her husband Charles W. Jr. and stepdaughter Joan Nichols Rizzo predeceased her. Dr. Nichols graduated from New York University College of Medicine as a member of the class of 1948, only the second class to admit women. Following her internship at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, she went on to enjoy a forty-year long career in chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering and James Ewing Hospitals. Dr. Nichols was also a Damon Runyon Fellow and an Assistant Professor at New York Hospital School of Medicine. During her long career she authored, co-authored, and presented around the globe many papers on her specialty of oncology -- specifically her research into effects of radiation on normal cells. She also led or contributed to seminal studies into leukemia, ovarian cancer, and endometriosis. Active for many years in several New York charities, Peggy was a founding member of the Women's Committee of the New York Zoological Society and served on its board for many years. She also served as a board member of the Nichols Foundation. An avid golfer, Peggy was Junior Ladies Champion in Long Island. Throughout her golfing career, she scored five holes in one. She was elected a Member of Distinction by the Colony Club in New York and also belonged to The Society of Mayflower Descendants, the River Club of New York and the Ekwanok Club of Manchester, VT. A memorial will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, as a great "Yorkie" lover it would have pleased her if her friends donated to the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
- See more at:

Added by Terri Rickert on Nov 23, 2014 2:45 AM

Terri Rickert
Garver Graver
Hello Nancy

I need to ask you another question. Do you know who is "Garver Graver"? He/she created Walter Percy Chrysler Jr and he/she doesn't have a profile and their Account is disabled so I have no way to contact them.

I would like to add a bio about Walter Percy Chrysler Jr but some people may see it as sensitive or inappropriate even though it the truth about his life............... Any suggestions???
Bio below.

Thank you Nancy. Terri

Walter P. Chrysler Jr.

Automotive industry heir Walter P. Chrysler Jr. (1909-1988) was the son of a man who had amassed a great fortune in founding the Chrysler Corporation. Walter Jr., knowing that he would inherit vast sums of money, could thus indulge his passion for collecting art, an obsession that resulted in transforming a minor provincial museum in Norfolk, Va., into one of the nation’s best, the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Walter Jr., who was a theatrical producer*, hung out in locations that had strong ties to the homosexual community. Although throughout his life he was a gay man trying to appear to live a life as a straight man, he had a home in Key West and displayed his growing art collection in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in a 19th-century church building he bought from the Methodists. The museum was nicknamed by locals as “The First Church of Chrysler” or “St. Walter’s”. The structure today serves as the Provincetown library.

*Among many others, he produced New Faces of 1952, which launched the careers of Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence. Chrysler also produced the film "The Joe Louis Story."

In 1956, Chrysler retired from business to devote his full-time attention to the arts. Soon thereafter an article appeared in Confidential magazine that exposed his homosexual activity, and there had been persistent reports that he had been discharged from the Navy because “he was found to be homosexual.” It was extraordinary for a healthy man to be discharged from the military during wartime.* Again, according to Earle, “That Chrysler led something of a double life was widely acknowledged. The fact that he was gay was noted by many of those who knew him professionally and personally. As Chrysler biographer Vincent Cursio mentioned, ‘ 1938 there was enormous social pressure on gay men to marry and give the appearance of living a normal life.’ ” Walter Jr. married twice, but there were no children.

*Peggy Earle, “Legacy, Walter Chrysler Jr. and the Untold Story of Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art.”

While a 14-year-old boy attending prep school, Walter Jr. purchased his first painting, a watercolor nude, with $350 in birthday money from his father. A dorm master considered the piece lewd and destroyed it – a Renoir! Undeterred, he continued to collect art, but there were scandals along the way. Many of the artworks he purchased and displayed were called out as fakes. For that reason, Newport, RI, refused to accept the gift of his collection, which had outgrown its home in Provincetown. In spite of such notoriety, Walter Jr. had impressive credentials – he had been a key figure in the creation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. However, much of his personal collection had to be stored in warehouses and lent out to museums across the country.
Walter Jr.’s second wife was from Norfolk, and he had himself been a Navy man, so he ultimately found success in 1971 when he presented Norfolk, Va., with his impressive collection of 10,000 art objects, to be housed in the Norfolk Academy of Arts and Sciences, which had been built in 1932. The academy was immediately renamed the Chrysler Museum of Art (currently closed for expansion and renovations; slated for a grand reopening on May 10, 2014). As New York Times art critic John Russell said, "It would be difficult to spend time in the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, and not come away convinced that the most underrated American art collector of the past 50 years and more was the late Walter P. Chrysler, Jr." Chrysler's collection is especially strong in art glass and incorporates a large body of Tiffany lamps. Louis Comfort Tiffany had been his neighbor when Walter Jr. was growing up on Long Island.

Added by Terri Rickert on Nov 23, 2014 1:33 AM

Terri Rickert
RE: Marguerite Prince Sykes Nichols
Oh Thank you Nancy. No one has ever acknowledged me before. You didn't need to do it. I am happy to share what I know to add as much info as possible to Memorials.

Bless you.


Added by Terri Rickert on Nov 22, 2014 5:43 PM

Terri Rickert
Marguerite Prince Sykes Nichols
Hello Nancy
I sent you a “suggestion about the above lady.

I should have included her parents details. Sorry.

Mother: Marguerite Mesier Coles Syke
Born 3 Nov 1880 Died 17 May 1940

Father: Walter Henry Sykes
Born 20 March 1878 Died 28 Sept 1936

I think that is all I forgot to give you.


Added by Terri Rickert on Nov 22, 2014 11:01 AM

Wanda L
Myrtle M Hulett Stone
Hello Bancy D

Thank you very much for the info on Myrtle.
and thank you for all you hard work on Find
A Grave. God bless you and yours.
Happy Thanksgiven and Merry Christmas

Wanda L

Added by Wanda L on Nov 22, 2014 9:39 AM

Wanda L
Myrtle M Hulett Stone
Hello Bancy D

Thank you very much for the info on Myrtle.
and thank you for all you hard work on Find
A Grave. God bless you and yours.
Happy Thanksgiven and Merry Christmas

Wanda L

Added by Wanda L on Nov 22, 2014 9:38 AM

thanks for the message I had them entered already, but at Evergreen. You got be doing some VT researching tonight.

Added by SCVet on Nov 21, 2014 10:10 PM

Sister Richardson
Nancy thanks for the updates. I posted her given name in the bio section. Happy trails...

Added by Sabina on Nov 11, 2014 7:13 PM

F . Jenrette
Research Re one of your postings
Hi Nancy: when you have the time can you please contact me reguarding one of your postings.
Thank You
F Jenrette

Added by F . Jenrette on Nov 07, 2014 5:17 AM

Lynn J. Gauthier
McKenzie family - Burlington
Hi Nancy

Updates added to the memorials. Thank you for your help with this family.

Best regards

Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Nov 02, 2014 3:56 PM

Sarah Rockwell Burgess - VT
Thanks so much for catching that the cemetery name was missing! Don't know how I missed entering that in the first place.

Added by geniebug on Oct 26, 2014 12:28 PM

Lori Frisch
Martha Hodges
Hodges, Martha, Mrs. 12/24/1909 12/26/1909 D.O.D. Dec. 24, 1909, D. of funeral Dec. 26, 1909. Madison, NE. Norfolk Daily News
Page 6

A copy of an obituary may be obtained if you provide the exact name and date of death. Library staff will not be able to search for obituaries. The charge for this service is $10.00 for each obituary request. A self addressed stamped envelope must be included with the payment. If you have further questions about obtaining a copy of the obituary, you may contact Judy Hilkemann of the Norfolk Public Library at The Norfolk Public Library address and phone number is shown below.

Norfolk Public Library
308 Prospect Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone 402-844-2100

Added by Lori Frisch on Oct 26, 2014 12:00 PM

Edith Guynes Stanley
John and Alta Docherty
Many thanks for the obit for John and the information about their burial location. I have updated the memorials accordingly!


Added by Edith Guynes Stanley on Oct 15, 2014 8:23 AM

Russ Pickett
PFC William R Hayes
And now he is yours .... :-)

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 14, 2014 3:13 AM

Russ Pickett
F2 Myron Alonzo Brophy, III
Hi Nancy, I included a link to his other grave on his record. Thanks for the updates!

( He is also noted on the below webpage with a link to his grave )

Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett 46575736
( Army Veteran - Sergeant )

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 14, 2014 3:05 AM

Russ Pickett
PFC David Hubbell C Dennis
Hi Nancy, I included a link to his other grave on his record. Thanks for the update!

( He is also noted on the below webpage with a link to his grave )

Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett 46575736
( Army Veteran - Sergeant )

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 13, 2014 5:11 AM

Hi Nancy,

this individual :

is born in St-Just-de-Bretenières, Montmagny County, QC and not in Armagh.

Genealogically yours,
Michel Boutin
Official Genealogist
Boutin Association of North America

Added by mikegenea on Oct 12, 2014 6:27 PM

small correction
Hi Nancy,

a small correction for this individual :

he was born on May 8, 1915 in Armagh, Bellechasse. Baptized Joseph Eugène Sarto same day, son of Eugène Boutin and Desneiges Thibault.

Added by mikegenea on Oct 12, 2014 4:46 PM

Nancy Hammons
Rudd Family
Could you please get in touch with me about Joseph and Sarah Rudd? I may have found a bible that belongs to them.

Added by Nancy Hammons on Oct 04, 2014 1:45 PM

Dan G
Thank you
Hi Nancy,
Thank you, transferring isn't necessary. I just thought there was a connection here.

Added by Dan G on Sep 28, 2014 9:33 AM

Dan G
Francis Anderson
Hi Nancy,
Here is his Find A Grave Memorial# 124478882.
He married my 2nd G-gmother after the death of her first husband. They were only mar'd a year before his death unfortunately. From burial card, I think he father was D.B. ARC online feature shows this potential. Burial card agrees with death registration except for birth/death cities which seem to be swapped. I was just curious what your interest was, family? Many thanks - regards,

Added by Dan G on Sep 27, 2014 5:52 PM

Dan G
Francis Anderson
Hi Nancy,
I just found Francis Anderson thru your virtual cemetery. I would be interested in your connection to him and if you have any particulars you'd be willing to share - I am related to his widow, Mary BOWERS / FINACY. Thank you

Added by Dan G on Sep 27, 2014 1:31 PM

Roger Helbig
David Rockwood

I just have found out that my great grandmother Jane (Jennie) Flora (Rockwood) Wedlock is the daughter of David Rockwood, Jr, whose memorial you manage. David and Joanna Knowlton had eleven children. Nathan moved to Illinois and died in Lee Center in 1880, but I have not yet found a record of his grave in the Inlet Cemetery.


Added by Roger Helbig on Sep 15, 2014 5:09 PM


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