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Amy (#47043364)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 6 days
Judy Ryan
I added photos of Theresa and Marcus Allen in Riverside Cemetery in case they are your family.

Added by Judy Ryan on Oct 15, 2013 12:45 PM


I have a photo of a Wilson Vanderslice but the dates are 1897 - 1968. He is buried with a Ruth Vanderslice 1902 - 1986. I found a few others. I am going to post them tonight along with a Grace Hurley and a Mary Deer who may be related to the Vanderslices

Added by Ruebeewren on Aug 10, 2013 3:54 PM

Dennis Healy
Loudon Park Ntl.-Vanderslice
not buried in Loundon Park buried in Loiudon Park National born 1834 buried 7/8/1863

Added by Dennis Healy on Feb 17, 2012 1:22 PM

warm wishes
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again!

~Old Rhyme

Wishing you and yours a splendid day!

Added by sr/ks on Nov 24, 2010 1:38 PM

winter wishes...
Since I got away from my mom's today and have real cable (and not the very slow dial up I have at her place) for the next hour and a half, I wanted to leave you a note with my warmest wishes for the holidays. I hope yours is special and unforgettable, and spent with folks you love. Take good care and best wishes for 2010. I hope to visit your loved ones closer to Christmas.

Added by sr/ks on Dec 17, 2009 4:09 PM

Just a quickie...
to send good wishes your way for Thanksgiving. My mom is coming home from hip surgery recovery so I'm getting set for fulltime caregiving, and will be offline for a bit, but we are surely giving thanks. Take good care and hope you and yours enjoy the holiday.

Added by sr/ks on Nov 24, 2009 11:24 AM

Shari Hanson Frey
George Palmer Ransom photo
Thank you for the photo!
Best Regards,

Added by Shari Hanson Frey on Sep 25, 2009 11:12 AM

thank you, Amy
Thank you very much for visiting my nephew's dear Doggy, aka Pisu. No doubt you understand that he and his family have been struggling to come to terms with this sad passing. It's cool in India now to have a Western purebred dog, so common street dogs like Doggy are on the lower rungs of the dog hierarchy there; still, this dog was much loved and is greatly missed. He was a lot of fun and a wise spirit. Thanks so much for taking the time to help this family, and to honor Pisu's memory.

Added by sr/ks on May 14, 2009 2:23 PM

a favor to ask
Hi there. I hope you are well. I'm writing this once with kind of an unusual request: my nephew's dog has just passed away (very tragically), and if you have the time to visit a memorial to his dear Pisu it might help him with his grief. Hopefully it will show him people care, and that it's ok to grieve the loss of your dog. Thanks very much if you're able to do this, or have friends who'd be willing to.

Added by sr/ks on May 11, 2009 8:21 PM

You're very welcome
I'm glad the info might be of help to you. Before I forget, your other guy buried near Philadelphia- I also found a death cert for him and uploaded it to his site.

The reason I paid attention to your Zion memorials is that I planned on making a road trip to Zion today (to visit a deceased friend) and hoped to get you pictures while I was there. I'm glad I made you no promises because I cannot produce, sorry to say.

There's 2 Zions- one is an old religious cemetery ("Mount Zion Methodist Meeting House" which seems fitting with your fellow being held at the ME vault, Methodist again). The other Zion (next to it) is a large commercial one.

My friend is at the commercial one. I asked about your folks at their office and was told their records go back only to 1910. So then I said "Wait, what about the other Zion?" which I assumed they oversaw, and it turns out they do not. They said it is indeed next door, but that there is no office. Thus, without knowing a grave location, you and I were out of luck because there's no one to ask. I frankly did not have the time for attempting a walk-thru, and it's not small.

Further research on FindAGrave turned up this Zion which suggests the cemetery your guys are probably in might be getting some help. It might be smart to contact the "Friends of Darby Methodist Meeting Cemetery" mentioned there, if you can find them, and see if maybe they have or will sell you a map or list of burials. That way maybe you can add a grave location to your request that will help a volunteer get a shot for you, and can change the cemetery too, and be confident of it. It is possible that your guys are in the commercial one- after all they said their records go back only to 1910, but they could just have incomplete records. Still, I think the old one is the better bet, and they might have records, which the new Zion doesn't if the sweat-suited girl in the cruddy office knows her onions.

If your folks are in the old grounds being restored, thank your lucky stars. The commercial Zion is a depressing cemetery and the keepers need a kick in the pants. Granted, it's winter and everything's muddy which is a bummer, but the grass is patchy, stuff is overgrown, some stones tipping while others are completely overturned, the office is crappy, a dumpy car sat near the entrance with its trunk open and you could tell it'd been there a while. It's got the feel of a place that has definitely seen better days and is sort of hanging on by its teeth. Frankly, I was pretty depressed because my friend was a real class act and he's in a sad place, but his family was not rich. So even though the old Zion has been abandoned 50 years, I hope your guys are there because they probably will get a better deal :-)

Added by sr/ks on Jan 23, 2009 6:13 PM

your Gormans
Hi Amy- Just a note to let you know I have uploaded copies of death certificates for Henry and James Gorman. Also, I found copies of their obits, which you might want to add and are below. Hope this helps!

Also, one thought, and it may not be correct but bears mentioning... You have James as buried at Mt. Zion in Bethel ME Vault, and I *think* what happened may have been that James was initially interred in that vault at Bethel Methodist Episcopal cemetery and then moved to Zion later. Again, this is a guess, but if it were really cold when he passed, and they could not break ground right away, that previous vault may have been a holding tank until it warmed up and the grave at Zion could be opened. James looks to have been very active in fraternities, I think Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Improved Order of Red Men with its historical roots in the Boston Tea Party.

GORMAN.-March 9, 1903, Henry Gorman, aged 58 years. Relatives and friends of family are invited to attend funeral service, Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock precisely, at residence of his son, James F. Gorman, 1929 Latona, interment private. (Philadelphia Inquirer, March 11, 12, 1903)

GORMAN.-Nov. 28, James Gorman, husband of Margart R. Gorman (nee Garritson), aged 70 years. Relatives and friends, Soutwark Lodge No 146, I O O F; Passyunk Tribe, No 139, I O R M, invited to attend funeral, Sunday, 1 PM, from the late residence, 1335 S. Howard st. Interment Bethel M E Church Vault. (Philadelphia Inquirer Nov 30, December 1, 1906)

Added by sr/ks on Jan 22, 2009 8:31 AM

brenda wasenda
Who are you?
I visited this site..months after my mother's death...been visiting her nightly in my dreams..and other places..

but I came here tonight..and you posted a photo of a "marble/plaque" at her "grave"..

were you actually there? If doesn't matter.

I so much appreciate it..


Added by brenda wasenda on Nov 05, 2008 11:43 PM


According to the personel and records at Chester Rural there never was a stone on his grave. There are 45 people interred in the strangers burial site and only four had stones.

Added by VetsFriend on Oct 30, 2008 4:22 AM

Hi Amy

I just visited Ed Murray web site that you have on find a grave. Maybe you should consider making the changes that we uncovered. I will be visiting Chester Rural again to see what more I can find out . I'll let you know

Joe Montagno ( vets friend)

Added by VetsFriend on Oct 29, 2008 4:34 AM

Thomas Spangler
Thomas Graves
Thanks so much for taking the time to go photograph the graves of my relatives. I have been waiting for a long time for somebody to fulfill my requests. It means so much to me. Good luck and God Bless.


Added by Thomas Spangler on Oct 15, 2008 10:05 AM

Joe Nihen
George Harlos

I appreciate the time and effort you put into finding and photographing the grave of George Harlos.

Thank you for helping me preserve the memory of the 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company E.


Added by Joe Nihen on Oct 10, 2008 4:18 AM


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