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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!

Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
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Sue Tait Porcaro
RE: Grandfather Boyd
Hi Pat,
would love to see it!
many thanks
Added by Sue Tait Porcaro on Aug 17, 2015 7:41 AM
Thank you!

Hello Pat,

Many thanks for your kindness in sponsoring the memorials of SFC Richard Paul Raymond, SSG Richard Eugene Genest, SGT Roger Edward Robichaud and SGT Gaetan Jean Guy Beaudoin. Your contributions are most appreciated!

Added by Milou on Jul 25, 2015 12:46 AM
John Wilby
RE: fosses in Valley
Henry T, father of Henry P
Henry E, son of Walter
Added by John Wilby on Jul 09, 2015 7:49 PM
John Wilby
RE: The Foss Family
Henry E Foss, Son of Walter Foss, died
@ 21 days old.
Added by John Wilby on Jul 09, 2015 7:23 PM
C Greer
RE: Mary Jane Russell Tilton
Thanks. Usually the database would say moved or interred somewhere else and it doesn't. I believe the one you have is a cenotaph and the Cedar Hill one is where she is buried with her family. However, it may remain a mystery.
Added by C Greer on Jul 07, 2015 11:09 PM
Mary Ann
RE: Abraham Bunton
The information I have on Abraham Burton is from the Wilton town history--Abraham was born April 20, 1822, son of John and Sarah (Dale) Burton. It says that he was married twice, and that Rachel A Parkhurst was his second wife (no mention of who the 1st wife was; also no mention of children apart from Abraham and Rachel having 2 children who died as infants). It does say the Abraham was "An upholsterer; res. Manchester".
Rachel was born 28 Jan 1826, was a teacher, and moved to Manchester after her marriage to Abraham. I don't know if this is enough information to tell if the Wilton Abraham is the same as this one in Manchester; thanks so much for getting back to me!
Added by Mary Ann on Jul 07, 2015 7:21 PM
joy true
RE: Livingston/Liningstone
According to the cemetery book, Hiram is buried in lot # 12221/2 on the Chestnut Path in the Valley Cemetery. There are two bases there, stones have disappeared. I have copies of Hiram's and Mary's death certificates. In this lot, his cousin, Charles Livingstone [the printer] is also buried. There is a large boulder in lot, placed there to mark Alan Livingston's gravesite. Alan was the grandson of Charles, and the Director of Parks in Manchester. Hiram and Mary had one surviving child, Robert, who married and moved to Providence, R.I. Mary lived with them until she died.
Added by joy true on Jul 03, 2015 6:54 AM
Christopher Brooks
RE: Lewis Brooks Piscataquog Cemetery
4 wives! Linked to Abby and updated, thanks.
Added by Christopher Brooks on Jul 02, 2015 7:31 AM
Winfield and Lois Shaw
I'm so glad it was helpful! Have added some more information.
Added by HWA on Jul 02, 2015 5:43 AM
John Wilby
Oliver Gillingham
Could you check these 3 memorials which
could be the same person.
Oliver Gillingham...63578938
Olivar Gillingham...95430043
Olivar Gillinham....95430043 Double entry

Also Elvyn Gillingham 95430034
Elvin Gillingham 63578980

John Wilby
Added by John Wilby on Jun 21, 2015 2:49 PM
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