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Lorraine Smith Bell (#47446209)
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Katherine (Kathi) White
Farnsworth - death/marriage cert
Hi Lorraine
I'm thinking this might be the quickest way to go. I think it was determined that Leon married between 1910-1918. Perhaps this gal can access the marriage certificate more quickly since she appears to be local.

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Nov 04, 2014 7:31 AM

Sarah Quinn
RE: Kate Bronner
You re very welcome for the flower. It is a true joy to remember the fine people who went before us. best ever, Sarah.

Added by Sarah Quinn on Oct 27, 2014 3:21 PM

M N Martin
I passed along your message to our Post Master. He gave me his email address incase you want to contact him. He is in charge of the Oswegatchie Cemetery. Of all the cemeteries I have taken photographs I msut say his is the best maintained. His email is; His name is Butch Brown.


Added by M N Martin on Oct 17, 2014 6:38 PM

A. Hopkins-Benton
RE: Maka
Thanks Lorraine, and thanks for the information on Marie de Tour Johnston. I haven't had the opportunity to look into her history before, but I will certainly do so, she sounds really interesting! I did my thesis on Henry DiSpirito, and it was later published by the Fenimore Art Museum as "Breathing Life Into Stone: The Sculpture of Henry DiSpirito." I'm working now on cataloging his works that are located outdoors for the Smithsonian's database of outdoor sculptures (some of them have been listed, but are incomplete, others were missed when the original survey was done). There is another stone that he carved in the same cemetery of a sailboat. It is located near the northern entrance, on your left as you head south on the lower road (it is not yet on find a grave at all, so I will add it next week when I have time).

I love the bear sculpture too, and it is also one of DiSpirito's daughters favorites.

Added by A. Hopkins-Benton on Oct 16, 2014 7:39 AM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Farnsworth
The Georgie is listed as a female in an 1880 census and aged 13. The reason it strikes me as odd is because she appears out of no where. She is a "child" of George & Sarah Farnsworth yet she is not in the 1875 nor 1870 with them. I'm thinking she may have been adopted since they had two infant children die sometime in the 1860's. The "G" just struck me as something that should be looked into as no stone should ever be un-turned. I've added a lot of Farnsworths to Alden Evergreen Cemetery since we last communicated. As for a death certificate for Leon and better yet, his marriage certificate you'd probably get a better answer from the folks in the WNY GenSoc fb group. Very helpful bunch! It's been so long since I've done hands-on local research, I wouldn't want to give you old or outdated info. If you'd like to join the group and ask, they're at
Either way, we'll get you what you need one way or another!

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Oct 10, 2014 6:25 PM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Farnsworth
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm relieved to hear to it most likely isn't "Georgie" as that seems to be a mystery Farnsworth child. I've added at least one dozen Farnsworths to Alden Evergreen Cemetery and not one gives the impression they could be a match for the father of Leon. I'll continue to pass on anything I stumble across in hopes it may help you. If you happen to order Leon's death certificate or obtain the marriage record to Lucie please let me know what they say. A genealogist loves a good mystery so I'm really curious to see how this plays out! Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Oct 10, 2014 5:49 AM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Farnsworth
Hi Lorraine :)
I have a question about Ella G. Barnard Farnsworth. Do you know her middle name? Is there any possibly the "G" stands for Georgie?

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Oct 09, 2014 7:07 PM

M N Martin
RE: Little Jim Hensel
Hello again

Our post Master who manages/ care takes for the Oswegatchie cemetery says it is his Mother-in-Law who puts flowers on Lil Jims grave. Maybe she did the bear too, not sure. Thought you might like to know.

Added by M N Martin on Sep 30, 2014 2:42 PM

M N Martin
James S Hensel Jr
Just wanted to let you know that the headstone had a bear figure on it which I moved and replaced for the photo.


Added by M N Martin on Sep 29, 2014 12:48 PM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Farnsworth
Hiya - Sorry for the delay in replying. Computer problems had me down and out for a few days. I will definitely keep in mind the paternal lineage for Leon. Have you ever sought his marriage record? I'm wondering if the fathers name is blank? That would be the best place to look to find documentation. As best as I can tell he was not married in the 1910 census, but was married by 1918 when he lists Lucie as his closest relative on his WWI draft registration. I'll pass along anything I may come across. Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Sep 25, 2014 6:42 AM

Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Bronner (Kate)
Hi Lorraine. I have added the picture to Kate Bronner's memorial. I don't know why I didn't do that when I posted the others. Looking at the picture, I'm not sure what is etched next to the cross. If I think about it next time I go to Valley View, I'll look at it and see if I can tell :-)

Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Sep 22, 2014 8:23 PM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Leon and Lucie
Glad I could help. I had looked a few times and then found it by accident as I was heading back to my car and there it was. I've been spending time out there starting to photograph the oldest section row by row. There are dozens and dozens of Farnsworth monuments that are not listed on here so I'll be adding as much as I can in the upcoming months. I do see numerous census records for Ella & Leon in which she says she is married, but there is no father. I'll include the links here for the 1900 and 1910 census just in case you don't have them. It looks like Julian/Julius Bennet (says Leon is a son as relation) the 1910 census is a neighbor in the 1900 census. Here's 1900 (line 27) and 1910;
Let me know if you'd like me to "keep in mind" the paternal lineage for Leon. If I'm going to be doing a lot of work in this cemetery, I may just happen upon a connection and would be happy to pass it on if it's of interest to you. Sometimes folks like to leave things as is so I didn't want you to think I was prying :) Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Sep 18, 2014 5:56 AM

Katherine (Kathi) White
Leon Farnsworth - Alden NY
I've fulfilled your photo requests for Leon & Lucie Farnsworth. Out of curiosity, is it not known whom his father is? Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Sep 15, 2014 11:55 PM

Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Kate Bronner
The pictures I got were spaces 8, 9, and 11. Her grave site is listed as 10, right next to George. Maybe you can call Valley View Cemetery just to verify that she is in an unmarked grave. Their phone # is 620-276-1220. Let me know if there's anything else I can do!

Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Sep 14, 2014 10:00 PM

Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Hope
Never mind about Lewis and Georgie found my answer!

Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Sep 11, 2014 10:30 AM

Wallace G Lane Jr
Fay - Patten Lot 5868 Green-Wood Cemetery
Glad I was able to help; there are two footstones one simply says LEWIS and the other GEORGIE. I was unable using all the possible surnames on the lot to identify them. They are most likely children. If you know the surnames I will then post the images.

Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Sep 11, 2014 10:21 AM

Julie Myers Stephen
RE: Chapin's
Your welcome. I found a lot of info that may help you on your Chapin family at

Happy huntings!

Added by Julie Myers Stephen on Sep 05, 2014 10:54 PM

If you are requesting a transfer.. please.. please.. provide your Find A Grave#. Thanks!

Added by Lakegirl! on Sep 03, 2014 5:36 PM

RE: Clarence
Hi Lorraine, you are very welcome, I am way behind in posting the photos for Oak Hill Cemetery. I will go ahead and transfer the memorial for Clarence to you. I was looking for Laura Ager Van Horn, as Clarence is buried in the same lot as his parents and Laura's parents are buried in Calvary, I thought she would have been buried her to, maybe she was, but there is no stone for her there. The only thing I was able to find was on ancestry, Greenville County, South Carolina Obituary Index 1914-1992 :
Displaying 1 records
Last Name VanHorn
First Name Laura Ager
Alternate Name Mrs (Clarence)
Alternate Name
Year 1967
Month Nov
Day 15
Page 8
Age 75

If that is correct she died in Nov. 1967 in Greenville South Carolina.
Greetings Ingrid.

Added by wienerin on Aug 25, 2014 7:23 AM

Sherri Harding
RE: Bronne Pictures
You are so welcome! I'm happy to give back to Find A Grave for all the help I've received in researching my family.

Added by Sherri Harding on Aug 02, 2014 9:10 PM

Zoe Tom
Hope Fay Hurd
Hi, Lorraine -
I have been having heaps fun with your great aunt's memorial. Her parents are in that lot too, as well as her grandfather.

Also, I have a buddy in that area that takes great tombstone pictures. I will make picture requests for all those folks for you.

I imagine you would also like the Fay people too ???

Are you the person, who has a lot of family pictures on ? If so, I think you should add all those pictures to your great aunt's memorial, etc.

Let me know what you think.


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 07, 2014 6:25 AM

Missouri Duv
Oh...and what does the DET stand for on your aunt's stone?

Added by Missouri Duv on Mar 20, 2014 11:26 PM

Donna Brummett
RE: Aunt Esther
Your very welcome. Thanks for the kind words. I do enjoy helping folks find their loved ones.

Added by Donna Brummett on Oct 23, 2013 12:46 AM

Graver Gal
Greers in Missouri
I transferred all this family that I could. Glad I could help.

Added by Graver Gal on Oct 22, 2013 9:34 PM

Ruth Smith
Ezekiel and Rachel Hill
Hello - I just wanted you to know I was out at Old Bethel Church Cemetery today - our church had a worship service out there - it was so beautiful. But there are no graves for the two you requested. I did not think there would be because all graves with names have already been taken. But I did find their names on the sign that lists all the people who were members of the church so I will post that and an "unknown" marker. Ruth Smith

Added by Ruth Smith on Oct 16, 2013 12:17 PM


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