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Familly Researcher (#47970572)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 25 days
Phantom Plot Picster
came across this - Denny
I did some pics od Denny's at Worcester's Rural - then I saw this and you have the memorial at Hope I think foe this Denny - so I thought you may be interested in this:

I found it in an index of articles available for download:

Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Sep 17, 2014 1:25 PM

Craig J. Dougherty
Edward Francis Dougherty

Thanks for doing your great research and contributions. I see that you created a find-a-grave page for my Great Grandfather Edward Francis Dougherty 1877 - 1935 at Lowell, MA St Patrick cemetery. I ask you if I could please take over his page and maitain it. I had thought that I already had one for him. I also help others find their roots. I have created and worl on over 100 family trees on I have helped many people find their rightful roots. If you ever need help researching your family tree than I can help greatly. Cheers, Craig Dougherty

Added by Craig J. Dougherty on Aug 31, 2014 8:49 PM

6744736 Stephen H. Healey
Thank you for your picture of Stephen's grave stone. I wonder if you know the Section and lot # of the grave site?

Added by Kgpris on Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM

Candice Fontenot
Michael Reed
Dear Family Researcher,

I was delighted to find the name of my great grandfather in your list of civil war soldiers.

I would very much love to get a picture of his head stone. I believe his wife Ellen and son Harold are buried at St. John's as well.

Thank you,

Added by Candice Fontenot on Aug 17, 2014 3:40 PM

Owen Fallon d. 1865
Dear Family Researcher
Family lore has a story of an Owen Fallon, I believe my 3rd great grand uncle, who was a Civi War veteran from Worcester, MA. Thank you for the photo of his gravestone. Any chance you know any more about him, eg, Irish origins, siblings and family. I know some from and the National Archives, but I'm trying to learn more of my exact family ties to him. Thanks

Added by RDunn on Aug 08, 2014 9:36 AM

Michele Simmons Lewis
Captain Frederick Monroe Whiting
I updated the memorial to include his military service as requested. If you have a tie to this man I would be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you. I have no connection to the man. I did a little bit of research only because I found a picture of his daughter Marian in a box of photos I bought off of Ebay.

Added by Michele Simmons Lewis on Jul 17, 2014 5:42 AM

Jamison/ Jameson
Tag thanks for info on Eugene Drury. Wondering if you can give me military info on Hugh and John Jamison also at St Joseph's Cemetery in Leicester. I have found some but you always come up with more details. I believe they are connected to my husband's clan. Thanks.


Added by LMR on Jul 16, 2014 10:01 PM

RE: Owen Hammell/St. Johns Cemetery Worc MA
Thank you so much, Tag. Look forward to hearing back at your convenience. Peter or Patrick Hammell would be the names I am primarily looking for. There may also be an Alice Hammell or an Elizabeth Hammell. Alice was the wife of Peter and died in childbirth. Elizabeth was the wife of Patrick.

Thanks again!


Added by Tracy on Jul 14, 2014 7:41 AM

Hamel/Hammell's in St. John's Cemetery

Thank you so much for documenting the graves of Owen Hammell and Bridget Hammell at St. John's Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts. I believe I am related to Owen through a 2nd great-grandfather and wondered if you had come across any other Hammell graves in the cemetery?

Please advise and thanks.

Tracy, #48122203

Added by Tracy on Jul 12, 2014 10:43 AM

RE: Amidon/Hope Cem Worcester MA
45 bucks - I'll take it!!

Wow inflation eh bud. Got to love it.

Thanks for the photos again. I was happy to learn of these distant cousins of mine. I was interested in them because they were from Templeton - the next town over from me.

**A note on the dates. I double checked every date I sent along with the official records at before I sent them to you.

Gravestones are great because they are right in front of you and you can say, okay this is when he was born and this is when he died. But I find the birth year is off a lot. Usually it's off only by a year depending on how they calculate the persons' age, but in Charles' case it's off by 2 years which is strange.

But no biggie tho.

I appreciate the help and quick fixes.


Added by Ryan-O on May 07, 2014 6:48 AM

Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for Charles Amidon at Hope Cemetery. Just like I hoped you found so many more Amidons down there that I did not know for sure were there. I appreciate all your time and effort.

Ryan Amidon

Added by Ryan-O on May 07, 2014 6:12 AM

James Lemon
Alfred White
Thank you for the additional information about GAR. I have added it to Alfred's memorial.

Jim Lemon

Added by James Lemon on May 01, 2014 7:15 AM

Pat Van Den Berghe
fag 98778454
Abail Hannaford, thank you for photographing his stone. He is from Manchester, NH and most of his family is buried in the Valley Cemetery. I have created a virtual cemetery of the civil war soldiers I have found there, I was told originally there were 20-40 but have located 100 so far. Not all stones have their service on them and it takes some research but I am finding them., I have 5 ggg uncles that served with the 177th out of New York State, all returned, all pensioned.

Thank you for the work you do.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Historian
Valley Cemetery
Manchester, NH

Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Apr 09, 2014 6:01 PM

Janice Dyer Doran
Hi Tag,
My husband's ancestor's were Allen's and I have not gotten that line researched back very far. If you look at #71699455 you will see all I know. I do have, in our family tree, his father being Thomas Allen and that's all I have. Don't know where they came from, etc. If you have any information that might tie in I would be happy to have it.
Thanks for the information on Nathan Archer that you sent me.
Janice Dyer Doran

Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Apr 06, 2014 7:41 PM

Cathy Pepin-Toussaint
Grave information for William O'Connor
Hello. I see that you created a record for William O'Connor, memorial #100411743. He died on 23 Aug 1909 in Worcester, MA and he is buried in St. John's cemetery in Worcester. You included the following information: "He was a member of the George H. Ward Post 10 in Worcester of the Grand Army of the Republic. His service is listed on the gravestone." You also have a photo of a medal from the Civil War.
William is my great-grandfather, and finding this additional bit of information is a bonus to me, as well as seeing that medal. Can you tell me how you are related to him, and if you have any other info or photos?
Thank you,
Cathy Pepin-Toussaint

Added by Cathy Pepin-Toussaint on Apr 02, 2014 7:34 PM

John Barrett
John Ratigan
I noticed that you had found a John Ratigan buried in St Johns during the civil war. I have traced part of my family back to some Ratigan's, Maggie and Delia in the 1880's in Worcester. I also have found that one of the Ratigan's was buried in St John's. Any chance that John is related to Maggie and Delia?

Added by John Barrett on Jan 19, 2014 9:06 PM

Phantom Plot Picster
Find A Grave Memorial# 98523673
Can you removed the pic you posted so I can add another clearer photo.

Thanks ever so kindly for all you do for findagrave!

Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Jan 14, 2014 8:24 AM

Elvira J. Powers
Dear sir or madame -- You come up as the family researcher/contributor of a photo of the grave marker of Elvira J. Powers at Hope Cemetery in Worcester, Mass. Can you tell me how you are related to her? She wrote a memoir of her time as a civil war nurse in which she mentions my great-grandmother, C. Annette Buckel, MD, who was the director of nursing where Mrs. Powers served. I would like to contact Mrs. Powers' family to let them know how much I appreciate her memoir, to learn more about her life after the war, and to tell them of the amazing life led by my great-grandmother as one of the first women MD's in America. Thank you for any help you can give me.

PS - I am new to Find a Grave. I'm not entirely sure how to get back here to see your response. You may contact me directly at

Added by Cresscherry on Dec 05, 2013 10:47 PM

Libby, Laverty, and more...
My fiancee is the great-great grandson of Abbigail Laverty and Patrick Markey, both buried in St. Johns. I'm the family researcher and genealogist, for this generation, and rather then make this a hobby, I treat it as an unpaid, part time job. You can say I really like what I do :).

Abbigail's father James Laverty is buried in an unmarked grave, with his wife Ellen Calligan. He fought in the Civil War. He and his wife died the same day, 22 Nov 1909, of unrelated causes. Sad, but sweet.

His brother Andrew S. Laverty enlisted. He was only in service a month and a half before he was mustered out. Died 25 Jul 1910.

Another brother, Joseph Fitton Laverty, was in service for 4 months. Died 12 Jan 1880.

Their brother Oliver Laverty fought in the war, but is buried in Maine.

The father of their sister Catherine's illegitimate daughter, Alfred Jones, fought in the war, but is buried in Unknown, probably Maine.

Their brother William Laverty fought in the war. Died 5 Nov 1891. Did 3 tours.

His son Frederick Laverty lied on his enlistment records, and entered the service at 16, in 1866. Not in the war, but he does have a Civil War marker in St. Johns. Died 21 Jul 1877.

Their brother John R. Laverty did not fight in the war.

His son John R. Laverty Jr. fought in the war. He did 2 tours. Died 15 Oct 1875.

His other son Robert M. Laverty fought in the war. Not sure when he died, but apparently you have some records on this.

His daughter Margaret Ann Laverty's husband Herbert Alonzo Libby was in the War. He died in 1920.

Their other brother Robert F. Laverty fought in the war. You have a fairly detailed listing on him already.

Their father Robert had a brother named John. Neither of them fought in the war. They were the immigrant ancestors to the family.

One of his daughters Mary Laverty married Sgt. Sefton "David" Orrell (Worrell). He fought in the war.

His other daughter Lucy Laverty married Thomas Jackson Proal, he fought in the war.

His only son Andrew Laverty enlisted in Jun 1861. He died in 7th Mar 1862 in Washington DC. He had been released from a POW status after the Battle of Ball's Bluff, and he didn't make it home.

-John Laverty (Didn't fight)

-----Robert Laverty (Didn't fight)

----------Sgt. Robert F. Laverty

----------James Laverty

----------Andrew S. Laverty

----------Joseph Fitton Laverty

----------Oliver Laverty

----------Catherine Laverty (Alfred Jones)

----------William Laverty

---------------Frederick Laverty

----------John R. Laverty

---------------John R. Laverty Jr.

---------------Robert M. Laverty

---------------Margaret Ann Laverty (Herbert Alonzo Libby)

-----John Laverty Jr. (Didn't fight)

----------Mary Laverty (Sgt. Sefton Orrell)

----------Lucy Laverty (Thomas Jackson Proal)

----------Andrew Laverty (Died during the war

So of the 7 Laverty's in St Johns, that fought in the war and are listed on, all are related. The only one I don't know is Joseph C. Laverty, but I have a serious feeling he is too.

Now, not all of these are buried in St. Johns.

Also of note, 6 of Robert's 8 son's fought and survived, some with injuries, some without. One of his 2 daughters had a relationship with a man who would go on to fight.

In contrast, Robert's brother John had 3 children (two more that I still can't name or prove). One married a vet, the other married before the war to a future soldier. His only son died after being taken POW.

I hope this helped. Also, I would love to find out if I could peruse your holdings to see if I can find some more information out on these men's military records. I'm in Worcester, and would love to exchange any more information you might need. And I also have a few stones photographed that you don't have.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy the weekend.


Added by khoscilo1 on Nov 30, 2013 6:27 AM

Libby and Laverty

I was poking around your postings, when I found two interesting individuals. Robert M. Laverty, and Herbert A. Libby, both buried in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester, MA. They both fought in the Civil War, but I thought I would let you know they were brothers-in-law. Herbert married Margaret Ann Laverty, Robert's younger sister. Herbert was born 16 Dec 1852 in Rutland, MA. He died in 1920 in Worcester, MA. Robert was born about 1846 in MA. My son is related to the Laverty lineage. I would love to talk, in case you are too!


Added by khoscilo1 on Nov 25, 2013 8:27 AM

Paula Lyons-Myrick
William Lyons and Mary Ahaesy

I'm connected to the Lyons & Quinn families that immigrated to Massachusetts from Kilsheelan /Carrick on Suir, Ireland area. I just became a member so that I can add info and photos re: Lyons family members buried in the Saugus & Lynn area of Mass and happened to come across your William & Mary (nee Ahaesy) Lyons entries.
Wondering where info came from which showed William was born in Kilsheelan. I believe this is true, but have found no US records showing this info. I've searched the Kilsheelan church records in person and recall many with surname of Ahasy & Hasey in that area. Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps I have information that would also interest you and would be happy to share.

Thank you,

Paula Lyons-Myrick

Added by Paula Lyons-Myrick on Nov 23, 2013 8:11 AM

John Wilby
George W Cross
You put some gravestone pictures on the
memorial for George W Cross Find A Grave 113782516
I recently entered all the other people on
that headstone.
Is it possible to enter the photos for the
other six people? If so Thanks!
John Wilby

Added by John Wilby on Nov 11, 2013 6:46 PM

Charles Connell
I will be happy to add any information you send via suggest-a-correction.

Added by brknhrt on Oct 11, 2013 7:26 AM

Dan Dowe
Thomas W. Whittey
Hi--are you a relative of Thomas W. Whittey's? I am his great-grandson.

Added by Dan Dowe on Aug 21, 2013 12:29 PM

John A. Ahaesy
Tag -
You left me no way to contact you. I just added an email to my Find A Grave contributor page - you can use that to send me your contact info. I have some info for you and documents for John & fam. My Mom was gr-granddaughter to this John. If you follow John's memorial down to Ruth Connors Pattangall climb back up from her Find A Grave memorial thru my father's family, you may find we are probably well connected on the Yankee side, too. Would like to hear more from you!

Added by MRPattangall on May 27, 2013 7:47 PM


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