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Chris Conlon (#46934797)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 17 days
Laura Anderson
RE: Deborah R. Smith
I will return to the cemetery in the next few days and check for you, I believe there was. Also will go in the late afternoon when the light might be better. I am not the best photographer.

Added by Laura Anderson on Jul 22, 2016 5:57 AM

Ed Poulin
RE: Notre Dame Cemetery
I checked the current Googlemaps view and compared it with a 1955 topological map to figure out good spots which were "at the bottom of a hill" back then. I found a few spots that will be a good place to start looking.

Added by Ed Poulin on Feb 25, 2014 11:17 AM

Ed Poulin
Notre Dame Cemetery
I have not had much luck in the Catholic cemeteries because there is no readily available map for finding the lots and they are huge. I have made note of your request and I'll be glad to look. Any other clues as to where it might be besides what you mentioned?

Added by Ed Poulin on Feb 25, 2014 8:50 AM

Ed Poulin
Hough gravesites Greenbower
Hi Chris,

You have photo requests for daughter [50131355], Orson [78687623], and Harriet Hough [78687592] in lot 108. I finished systematically photographing the entire cemetery and I even found the stone for Orson & Harriet's son Gilbert [78687671] in lot 108 but not for them.

It is possible there is no stone but it is also possible they had flat stones which are now buried or I missed them somehow. I didn't make a grand effort to dig for the flat ground stones and I'm sure there are many buried ones in the cemetery. As long as the photo request stays up it will remind me to recheck in the Spring (too much snow now).

As for the daughter, my guess is that because she was stillborn it would have been unlikely for her to have had a stone. I know her death certificate says she was buried in Green Bower but the online list for Green Bower doesn't even show her as being buried there. I noticed that was the case for many stillborns. Still, she probably WAS buried there.

Take care,


Added by Ed Poulin on Feb 25, 2014 8:15 AM

Gene Bivins
RE: Hugh Caulkins
Hi. I can't really say I found anything. It seems clear Deborah's parents were Hugh Calkins and Ann. What her last name might have been (Eaton, Eston or something else), what any of their exact dates were, and who Hugh's parents might have been, all seem not to be the same in any of the sources Ancestry lists as hints. I'm going to go with the two names in my tree and leave the rest up in the air.

Added by Gene Bivins on Oct 19, 2013 12:47 AM

Bill Boyington
Memorial 19191104
If you have something you would like to add to the memorial, please let me know.

Added by Bill Boyington on Oct 17, 2013 1:49 PM

Gene Bivins
RE: Hugh Caulkins
Sure. There's also a certain element of "garbage in-garbage out," as becomes evident when one notices this Calkins family is all born in the 1600s but one of them has a date of death--which has been shared uncorrected--in 1988. The hints are just a guide.

Added by Gene Bivins on Oct 16, 2013 10:33 AM

Gene Bivins
RE: Hugh Caulkins
Hello Chris,

I'm descended from Deborah Caulkins (Caulkin, Calkins, Calkin), daughter of Hugh and Ann. However, it wasn't until I read your post that I looked closer at Deborah and discovered her parents. Coincidentally, Hugh and Ann are also my 10th great-grandparents, which means I'm your husband's 11th cousin.

I haven't followed the hints provided by yet, so don't have any information about them. I will do so in the next few days and see where they lead; I'll let you know what I find.

Gene Bivins

Added by Gene Bivins on Oct 16, 2013 12:59 AM

Ed Poulin
Hough memorials
Hi Chris,

I finally photographed the stone for the Hough family [81989372, 86358372, 86357306] and there is additional information on the stone which you may want to incorporate into the memorials.


Added by Ed Poulin on Jun 18, 2013 10:01 AM

looks like Ed replied to you already. nevermind.


Added by Ryan-O on Jun 12, 2012 9:19 PM

RE: Hough
Ed Poulin was photographing the whole cemetery but I think he got a new job and has been busy with that. I looked at a few of the Hough's and it looks like plot 108 has not been photographed yet. It'd be odd for there not to be a stone for at least one of those folks.

Take care.

Added by Ryan-O on Jun 12, 2012 9:18 PM

Ed Poulin
RE: Hough Follow up
Hi Chris,

I transferred the 6 Hough memorials to you.

I am in the process of taking photos in the cemetery and have not gotten to those plots yet. If you put in a photo request on these I will more likely remember to look at those plots sooner. I periodically look at the requests just so I can take photos of the stones people are most interested in. Otherwise, I don't expect to get to that area of the cemetery until later this year or next spring.


Added by Ed Poulin on Jun 12, 2012 7:37 PM

None to be Forgotten
RE: Jonathan / Sarah Brown
Have you checked out this website? LOTS of information!

The only thing I found was on FamilySearch. On their 1861 Quebec Census is: Orson Haugh, LaColle, born abt 1815 in the US, married

(Canadian census records in those times usually only listed the men)

Added by None to be Forgotten on Feb 27, 2011 6:44 PM

None to be Forgotten
RE: Jonathan / Sarah Brown
I have done "head hunting" for almost 30 years. My personal email is: if I can be of any help.

One thing you might want to keep in mind (you probably already know!) is that the first names might not be listed that way in the census and other records. For example: Sarah might be listed as Sally and Jonathan might be listed as John or Jon.

May I ask why you are making the assumption that these two are connected? I did that about a year ago on my dad's side, thinking there could only possible be one Benjamin Franklin Curtright and so entered all this data one fellow sent me only to find out there were FOUR of them and, of course, the one I entered was not the correct line.

I have one family in Iowa. The husband and his 1st wife had 17 children, all girls, and all named Mary something (they were called by their middle names, very common in Germans). The 1st wife died (or ran away!!!) and he remarried. He was 56, she was 17. They had 14 children, all girls, all named Mary something and they began reusing the middle names. Sometimes if one Mary was born in January, another Mary was born in December so you might find an obit that says "Mary, born in 1863" which one? The January one or the December one? I put this family on the back burner for now!

Added by None to be Forgotten on Feb 27, 2011 2:12 PM

None to be Forgotten
RE: Jonathan / Sarah Brown
I did a search in the Winona newspapers and came up with nothing. The main problem is that all the little towns around here had their own papers and unless the death was a famous person or of a noteworthy cause (like explosion or murder) it didn't get sent to the "main" paper. Besides it was expensive to have something printed in the "main" paper.

I poked around a little on FamilySearch but "Brown" is such a common name that it brought up tons of records and none seemed to match.

One other idea: Call the Saint Charles, Minnesota library at 507-932-3227 and ask for Julie. The library is only open after 1pm and Julie usually works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. (DON'T talk to Sharon - you will get nothing but hassle!). There is a "cemetery book" behind the checkout counter. Ask her to look up both Jonathan and Sarah. This book lists obits in the "local" newspaper which they have on microfilm. The book might not have any thing because of the ages of the deaths but you never know. If it does, let me know and I can go over there and get copies. Might take a couple days but it took me 20+ years to find my paternal great, great, great grandmother so never give up!

Do you have They offer a free trial but be sure and cancel before the trial is up - at least a couple days - or they will bill you and it's --ll to get out of it! Or if you live near a large city, the library there might have a free copy for their patrons to use. Good luck!

Added by None to be Forgotten on Feb 27, 2011 1:50 PM

None to be Forgotten
RE: Jonathan / Sarah Brown
If I remember correctly the birth dates/places were sent to me via another message that I no longer have. I live only a few blocks away and was just out taking pictures of interesting stones and thought I might as well enter them.

I would suggest the following web sites: (then click on Minnesota/Winona County)

Also, the Winona County Historical Society (I don't have their web address right now, but do a search on Google by typing in their "title"). From the menu across the top of their home page, click on Archives. This screen has a link to the Winona Newspaper Project where you can enter their name (last only works the best) and their death dates (I would suggest a range because some papers were only published once a week so I enter the day before they died to about 2 weeks later). Sorry I can't be more help!

Added by None to be Forgotten on Feb 27, 2011 10:37 AM

None to be Forgotten
RE: Jonathan / Sarah Brown Memorial
I rec'd your message on the above but I need either the memorial numbers or, at the very least, the cemetery. When I receive this information, I will take a look and get back to you.

(Brown (as you can imagine) is a very common name and there are many, many enteries in an around Winona County. I simply don't have time to check for these) - Thanks

Added by None to be Forgotten on Feb 24, 2011 10:08 AM

House Of Proctor Genealogy
Photo Permission
May we at House of Proctor Genealogy use your Proctor photos for our non-profit web site? We always give photo credit and links back to your pages.

Alan S Proctor

re;i40573 Geo Sherman Proctor

Added by House Of Proctor Genealog... on Jan 03, 2010 9:13 AM

Kristy Murphy
Coffin family
I would have responded in the forum but it won't let me and I can't figure it out.
I found a few Coffin families buried in the same area as Weeks Mills but none in that town. What I did find was ..

Temple Village Cem. Temple, ME
Wm Coffin
Almira W. his wife d. 9-27-1852

West New Portland Cem. New Portland, ME
C.B. Coffin 1825-1857
J.N. Coffin 1851-1852

North New Portland Cem. New portland, ME
Harold J Coffin 1896-1968
Baby - no dates

hope these are yours

Added by Kristy Murphy on May 11, 2008 5:26 PM

Penny Alexander
findagrave photo

I was glad to be of help.


Added by Penny Alexander on Mar 17, 2008 9:53 PM


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