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It began with a simple search. I started out looking up the cemetery where my sister is buried and I found this site. To my surprise, someone had taken a photo of my sister's gravesite marker and it really made me fill up with emotions. It's been years since I have had the opportunity to visit my sister but here, I feel I can visit her when ever I want to.

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Now, I hope I contribute here as well however, I ride the bus so I have to stick to areas where public transport runs. A special Thank You to those who have added photos of my relatives. It means a lot to me.

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If I add a photo to your memorial that has been already created, I mean no harm. To me, I think that the family member(s) wouldn't mind seeing another image of the monument/grave marker. In my mind, it's better to share the image rather than let it go to waste (waste meaning that it gets deleted without anybody seeing it). If you want me to remove a photo from your memorial, just kindly let me know.

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Lately, I truly have been enjoying, walking through the cemetery and snaping photos. I can remember my first experience going to a cemetery, it was to see my sister's grave. We'd visit, leave flowers and look at other grave markers while we were there.

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Now, I can spend hours in a cemetery and often I lose track of time. I love looking at the markers and I often wonder and I ask myself, what their lives were like, what kind of person were they? I also love seeing all the different types of markers that are created over the years.

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When I travel to another city, I find it that it becomes necessary to visit at least 1-2 cemeteries in the area. Some of my friends understand, some don't, lol. However, it surely has been an adventure even though it has been only a short amount of time that I have been here on Findagrave.

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I want to thank everyone who has kindly sent me info/edits. I appreciate it very much and remember this information are for those that are out there who might be doing research on their families, friends, etc. Also, thank you for leaving flowers on the memorials. They appreciate it very much. Most of all, thank you for all that you do. We're all in this together.

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☆ Spring approaches, ahhhh.╰⊰✿

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Here are poems that I saw and had to share with you:

"Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone,
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn,
You did not know that I'd exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago,
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew,
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you." - Walter Butler Palmer

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"Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep"
written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die. ✞

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Stop my friend as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now you too will be,
so prepare yourself and follow me.

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD,
AS WE WHO ARE LEFT GROW OLD,
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM,
NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN,
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN,
AND IN THE MORNING,
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.

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"WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE
BECOMES A MEMORY
THE MEMORY
BECOMES A TREASURE"

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✶✶Please visit my beloved cousin's page:
Eddie Vasquez. His memorial page is a work in progress as I add more to his bio.✶✶

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Vickie Silbaugh
RE: Shawntel Golden...Oopsie... A Duplicate
Yes she is my daughter so please delete the memorial you created as I will be doing the edits for her memorial.
Added by Vickie Silbaugh on May 22, 2015 2:04 PM
Jane Snell Copes
Mount Royal Cemetery in Pittsburgh
I had a very interesting time visiting this cemetery looking for Freudenberger graves (related to my great-grandmother). Took many wrong turns (before GPS or smart phones), finally found it, but the clerk would not give information about location of graves. As I remember they said there had been some theft of information or some other big deal about graves being moved. When I said I was from out of state and would not likely be back again, the clerk went off to find a supervisor. But she very pointedly left the record card in plain sight on the counter while she went to find another person. The supervisor hemmed and hawed a bit before "officially" showing me the location card. Very interesting!
Added by Jane Snell Copes on May 20, 2015 1:50 PM
Sarah Vickery
RE: Marguerite Topliff Hook
Hope this fits! If not, my email is online here, so just send me an email so I can send it! Hope this answers the questions.
Sarah Whitcher Vickery
Descendants of Albion Pease Topliff

Generation 1

1. ALBION PEASE1 TOPLIFF was born on 14 March 1843 in Freedom, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA1. He died on 08 May 1904 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA2. He married Caroline Bond Adams on 09 December 1875 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA3. She was born in January 1845 in Maine, USA. She died on 03 November 1930.

More About Albion Pease Topliff:

Census: 1850 in Freedom, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA; with parents Calvin (b. 3/23/1807 on Findagrave) and Ann (b. abt. 1810 in New Hampshire)
Census: 1860 in Freedom, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA; with parents
Census: 1870 in Cornish, York, Maine, USA; with 1st wife Isa (Isa Narcissa Drake; md 3/11/1868 in Freedom, New Hampshire)
Census: 1880 in Deering, Cumberland, Maine, USA; indexed as Albin Topliff Census: 1900 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Individual Note: Maine death record names hs parents as Calvin Topliff and Ann Andrews Occupation: Physician (1870, 1880 & 1900 censuses)
Cause Of Death: Cancer of the stomach2
Burial: Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; Evergreen Cemetery Plot: Sec Q Lot 353 Grv 134 More About Caroline Bond Adams:
Census: 1880 in Deering, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Census: 1900 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; they had been married for 24 years Census: 1910 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; she was a widow
Census: 1920 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Burial: Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; Evergreen Cemetery Plot: Sec Q Lot 353 Grv 124

More About Albion Pease Topliff and Caroline Bond Adams:

Information: Maine marriage record lists groom as Dr. A.T. Topliff (but it is a copy of an old record, so perhaps the T. was a P.)

Albion Pease Topliff and Caroline Bond Adams had the following child:

2. i. ANN T.2 TOPLIFF was born in February 1877 in Maine, USA. She died on 11 May 1960 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA (listed as Ann T. Whitcher5). She married Harry Irving Whitcher, son of Charles F. Whitcher and Fanny E. Jewell, before 1903. He was born on 06 February 1878 in Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire, USA6. He died on 23 May 1947 in Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA6-7.

Generation 2

2. ANN T.2 TOPLIFF (Albion Pease1) was born in February 1877 in Maine, USA. She died on 11 May 1960 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA (listed as Ann T. Whitcher5). She married Harry Irving Whitcher, son of Charles F. Whitcher and Fanny E. Jewell, before 1903. He was born on 06 February 1878 in Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire, USA6. He died on 23 May 1947 in Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA6-7.

More About Ann T. Topliff:

Census: 1880 in Deering, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Census: 1900 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; listed as Annie T. Topliff
Census: 1920 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; with her daughter at her mother's home. She is listed as widowed, but was probably divorced, as husband (ex) seems to have been on 1920 and 1930 censuses

Burial: Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; Evergreen Cemetery Plot: Sec-Q Lot-352 Grv-14 More About Harry Irving Whitcher:
Census: 1880 in Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire, USA; Fanny and her children were recorded at her parents' home
Census: 1900 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; says born in New Hampshire
Census: 1910 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; with mother and step-father George W. Bradford. He was married (for 8 years) but his wife was not at the home.
Military Service: 04 September 1918 ; Registered for WWI draft in Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Census: 1920 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Census: 1930 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Generation 2 (con't)

Census: 1940 in Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; indexed as Wilcher, Harey I

Military Service: 26 April 1942 ; Registered for WWII draft in Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts15 Occupation: Salesman for candy company (1920 census)

Occupation: Candy broker (company name looks like Greenhouse Candy) (1930 census) Individual Note: 1910 census says he was born in Massachusetts, and that his father was born in New Hampshire

Individual Note: I am assuming that the marriage to Ethel (on 1920 census) is his second; son Robert J. must have been born to a younger mother, unless Ethel is really 38, and not 28 as image says.

Occupation: Distributing, advertising (1940 census)

Notes for Harry Irving Whitcher:

WWI draft registration card says that Harry Irving Whitcher was born on February 6, 1878 and was living at 18 Park Vale Avenue, Brighton, Massachusetts, with his wife Ethel A. Whitcher (listed as closest relative. He was a salesman for Smith Brothers in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was described as tall, of slender build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

WWII draft registration card says that Harry Irving Whitcher, of 24 Middlecot Street, Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts, was born in Gorham, Coos, New Hampshire on February 6, 1878. He was employed by the Reliance Advertising Carriers of 60 Rogers Street, Cambridge, and named his wife Ethel A. as the person who would "always know his address". He was 6' tall, weighed 172 pounds, had blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion; he wore glasses.

More About Harry Irving Whitcher and Ann T. Topliff:

Information: Listing for second marriage says he was divorced

Harry Irving Whitcher and Ann T. Topliff had the following children:

i. MARGUERITE TOPLIFF3 WHITCHER was born on 20 April 1902 in Deering, Cumberland, Maine, USA. She died on 11 August 1969 in Laurel, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA (North Arundel Convalescent Center8). She married (1) THOMAS SHEPHERD HOOK on 03 June 1922 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA3. He was born about 1893 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She married (2) HAROLD M. BENSON in 1941.

More About Marguerite Topliff Whitcher:

Census: 1910 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; at her mother's mother's home (her own mother is not listed there)
Census: 1920 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA; with her mother at her mother's mother's home
Residence: Last residence per SSDI: 21022 (Brooklandville, Baltimore, MD); under surname Hook
Burial: Pikesville, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Notes for Marguerite Topliff Whitcher: NewspaperArchive Capital, The 8/13/1969 p.3

Mrs. Marguerite

T. W. Hook

Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Topliff Whitcher Hook, an interior decorator of many Maryland homes, will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Jenkins funeral establishment 4905 York Road, Baltimore.

Mrs. Hook died Monday at North Arundel Convalescent Center at Laurel, Md. after a long illness. Under the title, “Peggy Hook, Antiques and interiors,” she established four progressively larger shops in Towson.

The former Marguerite Topliff Whitcher, she was born in Portland, Me., in 1902, a descendant of John and Priscilla Alden. She came to Baltimore after World War II as the bride of the late Thomas S. Hook.

She began her career in the business world in the 1920's after she was divorced from Mr. Hook . … In 1941 she married Harold M. Benson, then vice president of

Generation 2 (con't)

Commercial Credit Corporation. When the marriage ended in 1948, Mrs. Hook returned to the business world. …

She lived in Brooklandville, Md. for the last 15 years. She is survived by a son, Thomas S. Hook Jr., of Annapolis; a brother, Robert Whitcher of North Falmouth, and two grandchildren.”




More About Thomas Shepherd Hook:

Occupation: Broker at time of marriage

Notes for Thomas Shepherd Hook:

Name Notes:

Named in wife's obituary; see her notes

More About Thomas Shepherd Hook and Marguerite Topliff Whitcher: Information: Maine marriage record names his parents as Charles A. Hook, deceased and Louise Warfield, also deceased

Divorce: Marriage ended in divorce

Notes for Harold M. Benson:

Name Notes:

Named in wife's obituary; see her notes

More About Harold M. Benson and Marguerite Topliff Whitcher:

Divorce: 19489

3. ii. ROBERT JEWELL WHITCHER was born on 08 April 1903 in Maine, USA10-11. He died on 11 February 1974 in Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA7, 12. He married
(1) MARJORIE before 1950. She was born on 01 November 192213. She died on 19 December 2014. He married (2) HELEN between 1922-1923. She was born between 1900-1901. He married (3) RUTH EVELYN HORAN on 14 December 1941 in Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA14. She was born about 1906.

Generation 3

3. ROBERT JEWELL3 WHITCHER (Ann T.2 Topliff, Albion Pease1 Topliff) was born on 08 April 1903 in Maine, USA10-11. He died on 11 February 1974 in Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA7, 12. He married (1) MARJORIE before 1950. She was born on 01 November 192213. She died on 19 December 2014. He married (2) HELEN between 1922-1923. She was born between 1900-1901. He married (3) RUTH EVELYN HORAN on 14 December 1941 in Seabrook, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA14. She was born about 1906.

More About Robert Jewell Whitcher:

Census: 1920 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Census: 1930 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; says born in Maine, though Census: 1940 in Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; indexed as Wilcher Occupation: "Bill posting" (1930 census)

Residence: Last residence per SSDI: 02556 (North Falmouth, Barnstable, MA)
Burial: North Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA; North Falmouth Burial Ground Occupation: Distributing, advertising (1940 census)

More About Marjorie:

Burial: North Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA; North Falmouth Burying Ground4

Notes for Marjorie: GenealogyBank:

Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA) - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 "Deceased Name: Marjorie Ferri, 92

Generation 3 (con't)

NORTH FALMOUTH - Marjorie (Whitcher) Ferri, born in Lynn, MA, but residing most of her life in Wild Harbor, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 19, at the age of 92.

Marj, as she was known to friends, first came to Cape Cod in 1950 with her husband Robert Whitcher, making a home in North Falmouth. Before Women's Lib was a topic, she was a working girl who commuted daily by train to Boston, employed in the insurance industry. Later, in 1955, when she became pregnant with her only child, Bob Whitcher Jr., she left the city for good to work for Noyes Insurance in North Falmouth. Soon thereafter, she accepted a position as postmaster of the seasonal, one-person, post office in New Silver. This led to a full time position in 1970 as postmaster of North Falmouth, becoming a staple of the tight knit, year-round community. She worked here until her retirement in 1983.

In addition to her duties at the post office, she took full responsibility and ownership of the North Falmouth Laundromat after her husband's death in 1974. She was the last of a strong group of businesswomen who ran North Falmouth in the 1970s; they included Paula King, May Kenny, Andre Noyes, Arlene O'Connor and Jean Mayo.

Marj also loved travel - going to the Orient, Central America and Africa. The local paper even dubbed her "The Traveling Postmaster," and followed her many experiences.

In 1983, she married Henry J. Ferri, also from North Falmouth, and they spent much of their time traveling throughout the USA. In later years, her grandchildren, Jayna and Tori (who fondly called her Nanie Nargie and will particularly miss, among many, many other things, her grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches), gave her much joy and pride. She will be missed.

Marj is survived by her son Robert J. Whitcher and his wife Elizabeth of North Falmouth; her granddaughters, Jayna Whitcher and Victoria Whitcher, both of Boulder, CO; and her stepson, Peter Ferri of North Falmouth.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at North Falmouth Cemetery, 212 Old Main Rd., North Falmouth.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Adult Day Care or Nobska Nursing Station at JML Care Center, 184 Ter Heun Dr., Falmouth, MA 02540.

For online guestbook, obituary & directions, please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com. "

Robert Jewell Whitcher and Marjorie had the following child:

4. i. ROBERT JEWELL4 WHITCHER JR. was born on 15 March 1955 in Massachusetts, USA16. He married ELIZABETH CROWLEY. She was born on 11 May 195616.

More About Helen:
Census: 1930 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

More About Robert Jewell Whitcher and Ruth Evelyn Horan:

Information: Marriage record names his parents as Harry I. Whitcher and Annie G. Topliff and hers as Michael J. Horan and Emma R. Coleman

Generation 4

4. ROBERT JEWELL4 WHITCHER JR. (Robert Jewell3, Ann T.2 Topliff, Albion Pease1 Topliff) was born on 15 March 1955 in Massachusetts, USA16. He married ELIZABETH CROWLEY. She was born on 11 May 195616.

More About Robert Jewell Whitcher Jr.:

Individual Note: Named in obituary for Marjorie, wife of Robert Jewell Whitcher

More About Elizabeth Crowley:

Individual Note: Named in obituary for Marjorie, wife of Robert Jewell Whitcher

Notes for Elizabeth Crowley: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=Mary-Crowley&pid=86630965 has Elizabeth's mother's obituary:

Generation 4 (con't)

"Mary E. (Lynch) Crowley

Age 84 of Pocasset formerly of Falmouth & Jamaica Plain, February 22. Beloved wife of the late John B. Crowley for 47 years. She leaves her daughters Elizabeth Whitcher and Mary Ellen Breslin both of N. Falmouth and her sons Joseph G. Crowley of Pocasset and John B. Crowley of West Roxbury. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and predeceased by her daughter Jane F. Crowley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 10:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Rd., Pocasset. The burial will follow at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. The visiting hours will be held on Mon., Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Hgwy, WEST FALMOUTH. For online video tribute, guestbook, obituary and directions, www.ccgfuneralhome.com."

Robert Jewell Whitcher Jr. and Elizabeth Crowley had the following children:

i. JAYNA5 WHITCHER was born on 03 March 198716.

More About Jayna Whitcher:

Residence: Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA; as of grandmother Marjorie's death in 2014
Individual Note: Named in obituary for grandmother Marjorie, wife of Robert Jewell Whitcher

ii. VICTORIA WHITCHER was born on 02 November 198816.

More About Victoria Whitcher:

Residence: Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA; as of grandmother Marjorie's death in 2014
Individual Note: Named in obituary for grandmother Marjorie, wife of Robert Jewell Whitcher

Sources

1 New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900 (Ancestry.com) ( with images).

2 Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 (Ancestry.com) (with images).

3 Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937 (Ancestry.com) (with images).

4 Findagrave (http://www.findagrave.com/).

5 Maine Death Database, 1960-2009 (Maine State Archives) (http://www.portal.maine.gov/death/archdev.death_archive.search_form).

6 American Ancestors. Massachusetts: Grand Lodge of Masons Membership Cards, 1733-1990 (http://www.americanancestors.org).
7 Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 (Ancestry.com) Gives year & place only.

8 NewspaperArchive (http://newspaperarchive.com/). See notes for this person or for marriage

9 Online obituary. See notes for Marguerite Topliff Whitcher

10 Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922 (Ancestry.com) (with images).

11 FamilySearch. Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 (with images) (https://www.familysearch.org).

12 Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 (Ancestry.com).

13 U.S. Public Records Index (Ancestry.com).

14 FamilySearch. New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947 (with images) (https://www.familysearch.org).

15 FamilySearch. United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (with images) (https://www.familysearch.org).
16 MyLife (http://www.mylife.com).
Added by Sarah Vickery on May 20, 2015 8:45 AM
Jane Snell Copes
RE: Philip A. Freudenberger
Hello! Philip's father and my greatgrandmother (record 136016770) were siblings, and I have lots of family history info from Philip's descendants. I have photos of other family gravestones in the Mount Royal cemetery, which I'll scan and post when I have time later this summer. Jane
Added by Jane Snell Copes on May 20, 2015 3:31 AM
cleemiller
RE: Robert Koch
Thanks for deleting your memorial. Thanks, also, for the tip about the memorial number. I did look at the dates to see who entered theirs first. After that, I looked at which memorial had more content.

Thanks again.
Added by cleemiller on May 18, 2015 5:16 AM
Stanley Tykarski
RE: Ruth Byerley
Thanks!
Added by Stanley Tykarski on May 14, 2015 10:31 PM
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
RE: Ruth I. Byerley
I deleted the memorial so all should be well now. Ta.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on May 12, 2015 2:37 PM
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
RE: Ruth I. Byerley
Since I created the memorial, I can delete it. In order to do so, you just need to transfer it back to me and I can then hit the delete button.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on May 12, 2015 5:21 AM
Steve Bloomquist
RE: Olive M. Noonan
That is very kind of you, but I live about 3 minutes away from Mt. Royal cemetery, so I will be happy to get over there myself and find Millie and Bill in the mausoleum.

In fact, I've got a long overdue date with their daughter Patricia (Noonan) Leslie to go see Millie's parents' graves at Union Dale. So maybe we'll hit Mt. Royal while we're at it, and I can see what she knows about the rationale behind Olive's interment at the same.

Thanks for your efforts!
Added by Steve Bloomquist on May 11, 2015 11:06 PM
Steve Bloomquist
RE: Olive M. Noonan
Thanks for the transfer. I'll do my best to take good care of her!

I imagine the reason she's not interred with her husband is this:

They had a daughter who died young in 1922 (Mildred Edith Noonan). So they had to purchase a grave for her. At the time the family lived on North Canal street in the North Side of Pittsburgh, St. Mary's RC church on Lockhart Street was the closest Catholic church. So they probably buried her at that Church's cemetery, which is the St. Mary cemetery on Mt. Troy Road.

When John Noonan died in 1954 they still lived on the North Side on Vista Street (which was closer to St. Boniface..St. Mary's "mission" church) but I suppose they figured they should bury him where the daughter was.

By the time Olive Truax Noonan died 30+ years later in 1987, I'd bet that she was living with her son William and his wife Mildred (Bloomquist) Noonan in Swissvale.. and they must have decided to put her in Mt. Royal, where they themselves were later entombed.

This is sheer guesswork, but I could ask Patricia (Noonan) Leslie.. who is Olive's granddaughter, and see if I'm right about Olive living with Bill and Millie.
Added by Steve Bloomquist on May 11, 2015 10:14 PM
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