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OnlyMe (#47130837)
 member for 7 years, 10 days
RE: Josiah & Martha Riopelle
Thanks but credit is not nessesary

Added by Renee on Jan 09, 2015 7:51 PM

RE: Marcellus Riopelle, et al
You are welcome. Woodmere Cemetery is very old & their maps & physical markers are not very good (or none existent/buried) in my opinion, which just makes finding headstones more difficult.

I was a little surprised not to find more Riopelle's in Sec C Amity Lodge. My guess is that they are buried/sunken.

The Woodmere office was not much help during weekdays, & does not want to help "Find A Grave" people, as they think we are "paid". They will help only if you have "relatives" in Woodmere & then only a few requests at one time, as they do not have enough office staff.

But also found a Gail Hershenzon volunteers on Saturdays, she is a Woodmere genealogist & may be more helpful. I will be calling her for more locations & questions.

I did find & added 3 more Riopelle's in Sec G. Search Josiah, Lydia & Edward

Added by Renee on Dec 28, 2014 4:10 PM

Helen Farrell
Anne V Riopelle 93462993
I have posted a photo to your memorial. This was taken at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. I was going to link her to her husband, George W. Riopelle. This would make a duplicate. Please let me know how you think I should handle this .

Added by Helen Farrell on Dec 20, 2014 6:24 PM

Riopelle's in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit
A few Find A Grave members & I are thinking about tackling the 900+ photo requests in Woodmere Cemetery next year. Finding all the locations will be a challenge. If you can call the office & get your Riopelle locations, that would be most helpful. I would want to photo our relations first. Thanks.
Renee (Riopelle) Schneider

Added by Renee on Oct 26, 2014 3:31 PM

Rick Weaver
RE: Jacqueline Riopelle-Slager
You're welcome - I was happy to help!

Rick Weaver

Added by Rick Weaver on Oct 19, 2014 10:54 AM

RE: Riopelle
Always glad to meet new Riopel/Riopelle cousins.
Robert Riopel contacted me 10+ years ago & that is also where I got the majority of my Riopelle info.

Added by Renee on Sep 13, 2014 9:14 PM

I see you have requested photos from Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI. Are you related to them? I am related to all the Riopelle's from Detroit & Houghton County, MI. Maybe we are related.
Renee (Riopelle) Schneider

Added by Renee on Sep 08, 2014 4:40 PM

David Shipley
RE: Photo of Shipleys, Springfield Cemetery

Thank you so much for sorting this out.

Actually the profile already exists:

I think I may have already put in the photo request last week as well, so you might look for that and 'fulfill' it.

I'll submit further edits to the profile based on the info you just gave me. Last week the owner changed Shipley from the maiden name to the correct middle name. So I imagine they'll update the birth and death dates soon too.

David Shipley

Added by David Shipley on Aug 20, 2014 10:59 PM

David Shipley
Photo of Shipleys, Springfield Cemetery

I was taking a look at the photo you took of the Shipleys at Springfield Cemetery and at least one of them is not added to Find A Grave. Would you happen to have a top photo (inscription) of the grave at the far left and be able to add them to Find A Grave?

Thanks for your help!

Added by David Shipley on Aug 16, 2014 9:13 PM

RE: John B Collins and Hannah Hay[s]
Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write about the Collins family. It has not been very easy to trace my ancestors. Yes, they were married on that date in Portland, even though she was born in Ipswich, MA & he in Salem, MA. On his death certificate it says he was a "collector," though of what I don't know.

Added by Sunset on Jul 21, 2014 8:18 PM

someone else
Duplicate memorials
Loretta E. Riopel
Maintained by: OnlyMe
Originally Created by: Mark Wing
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64350840

Maintained by: OnlyMe
Originally Created by: JR Blain
Record added: Feb 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105475725

Added by someone else on Jul 18, 2014 6:54 PM

someone else
Duplicate memorials
Raymond Napoleon Riopel
Maintained by: OnlyMe
Originally Created by: Mark Wing
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64350841
Maintained by: OnlyMe
Originally Created by: JR Blain
Record added: Feb 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105475924

Added by someone else on Jul 18, 2014 6:50 PM

someone else
RE: St Jerome cemetery photos
the photos for the cemetery itself, of the stone gate post and the carved lion...
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
...just a compliment, sir - your two shots are better than the 3 that show, that's all!

Added by someone else on Jun 29, 2014 5:49 PM

someone else
St Jerome cemetery photos
your two are the best ones...
too bad they don't without a click
++++ Laurel

Added by someone else on Jun 29, 2014 10:53 AM

Mark Wing
RE: Stanley Skarzynski
Very nice day. I took most of my pictures in the early evening. I don't like being out in the sun too long :).

I will try to get out there tomorrow to get the other request you have.


Added by Mark Wing on Jun 28, 2014 8:32 PM

Re: William Reopell
Dear OnlyMe:
I have been searching Eastlawn Cemetery (Williamstown (Berkshire) Massachusetts) and, so far, have only found one Reopell monument. It sits on a large plot with only one ground marker, not for William, no inscriptions on main stone. Did William have any children? The ground marker might be for one of his children.
Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Kemp (Bulldog)

Added by Bulldog on May 26, 2014 9:11 AM

carol smith
St. ThomasCem.
Hi,please contact secretary of St. Thomas Church,West Springfield at cemetery is large with many sections.

Added by carol smith on Apr 30, 2014 9:35 AM

RE: Sybil Huntington Parker (1896-1987)
I have added my email but it is

Added by Babstage on Apr 08, 2014 9:06 PM

Laurie LaPage
RE: edward riopell/reopell
Hi, thank you for replying so quickly. I believe, from my research, that Edouard Riopell, son of Nicholas Riopell, was born around 1823 in L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada. He married Esther/Estelle Gauthier in 1847 in Quebec and they had 8-9 children with Eliza being born in 1867. They moved here to NY state about 1850 but, besides the census records, our NY state records are not as good as Massachusetts'. Eliza's husband, William D. LaBarge was living in this same northern NY area and their first child was born in nearby Clinton county, so I believe they were probably married here in Franklin Co. They lived in Vermont for awhile and then from about 1900 on the were in Ware, Ma. I can't find what happened to William, but I haven't really spent much time on him. Eliza remains in her home and rents out rooms for income. The last census, 1940, has her still there. Her father, Edouard/Edward, as mentioned in the newspaper story, probably stayed there until he died. I do find a Massachusetts death record for an Edward Riopell in 1917 in Ware. It's the type of record that just shows the volume, page, index and not the actual death certificate. I will probably have to send for one. Another "dit" name for Riopell, besides Gapell, was Dupell. I found Eliza's son, Edward's marriage record, and she is listed as Dupell. Do you have a family background of this same expansive Riopell family? Thank you again, Laurie You can also email me at

Added by Laurie LaPage on Mar 28, 2014 6:51 AM

Laurie LaPage
edward riopell/reopell
Hi, I have been researching Edward Riopell/Reopelle(and various other spellings!)who was born in Malone, Franklin Co., NY about 1865 to Edouard/Edward and Esther Gauthier Riopell. He first married Elizabeth Fontaine/Lafontaine in Holyoke, Mass. in 1901; she died that same year. He then married Rose Ann Toupier, first married to a Louzier of Chicopee, Mass. I find her and Edward on Find A Grave with you as the manager. I also see that you have quite a few Reopelles as well as Riopells in your management. I am connected, if this is the correct Edward Reopell/Riopell, by his brother, Adophous Riopell/Gappell (here in Malone, NY!). Adophous was my great grandfather. If there is any other information you have on Edward and any of his siblings, I would greatly appreciate it. And if I can help you with anything here in NY state, I would be more than happy to share. Oh, Edward's father, also Edward, was last known to be living with his daughter, Eliza LaBarge (William) in Ware, Massachusetts and was still alive in 1911 ,according to a newspaper article regaling his 94th birthday. However, I can't find when or where he died and was buried. Thank you for your time. Take care, Laurie LaPage

Added by Laurie LaPage on Mar 27, 2014 1:34 PM

Ken B
RE: J Powers
Glad I could be of service (visiting Florida from NY). I also have an overview of the grave, showing the surrounding area (fountain, sculptures, etc.) if you'd like me to add to the Find A Grave memorial, let me know.

Added by Ken B on Mar 07, 2014 6:48 PM

Russ Thomas
Barbara C. (Kosciw) Dallas Obit
Oops, I forgot to ask a question also, based on what you had the bottom, I'm assuming it is OK to post her obit on her memorial (or suggest that to the current editor)?



Added by Russ Thomas on Jan 20, 2014 7:18 PM

Russ Thomas
Barbara C. (Kosciw) Dallas Obit

Thank you very much for Barbara's obit. I did not have it.

Her husband Calvin was a distant cousin of mine (5th cousin, once removed). Would you happen to know where he might be buried? I'm trying to link up all these distant cousin to our most common ancestor (and creating new memorials if needed when I confirm their locations).

Thanks again!


Added by Russ Thomas on Jan 20, 2014 7:15 PM

someone else
Julia Hamel
cousin Peggy says Saint Jerome as well
see 115104726

Added by someone else on Jan 16, 2014 1:12 PM

I entered the info from the cemetery burial records. You added the photo. Are the burial records incorrect?

Added by John P OCONNOR on Jan 12, 2014 8:44 AM


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