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Jack Parker (#47734878)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo *** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***

Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.

Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.

I pay a lot of attention to the sun and try to avoid reflecting myself in any photo. That means that at times I take photos at odd angles. I will visit any given headstone a number of times trying to get the right light on it. Sometimes that doesn't work out and I file a crappy photo - when you see such a photo, please tell me to go take a better one.

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.

I am in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.


I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.

I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)

Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
GR11 Walnut Grove - All sections photographed, stone by stone. Many thanks to Mom for managing all of the memorials.
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (location private property - is complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Finally found it! Photographed.
.(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
Porter/Bradstreet Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm) This is a 17th century cemetery which is not mentioned in MVR. All of the markers are field stone markers without inscriptions. According to the town archivist the only known internment is Ann[a] Porter.
Riverview Groveland.

In Progress
St. Marys in Salem. A group of us are tackling that one.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
??? Annunciation - Large

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
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157950041 Harold Stultz
I am happy to see you have set up a memorial for my father-in-law. I set up one several years ago.... my computer crashed. When I got use of it again I started deleting a lot of memorials that would lead to my family. Reason being phones, Computer, and everything were hacked. The same happened to another member of our family that was setting up memorials.

Angel 😇 Wings
Added by AngelWings on Oct 20, 2016 10:32 PM
Terry Roll Lauritsen
RE: Stiles Parker - Correction
Stiles and Dimis are my 4th great grandparents through Riley, Lucien, Jessie. From your Parker last name, I assume you are a descendent. Do you have any information on Dimis'' father, John Kaple?
Thank you,
Terry Lynn Roll Lauritsen'
Added by Terry Roll Lauritsen on Oct 20, 2016 1:32 PM
Terry Roll Lauritsen
Stiles Parker - Correction
Cathrine Marquit was Riley Parker's wife (son of Stiles Parker) not Stiles Parker's wife. Records indicate that he was married once-to Dimis Kaple. Thank you.
Added by Terry Roll Lauritsen on Oct 20, 2016 9:44 AM
Leonard Crooker d. 1953 Plot: Section B, Block S, Lot 217, Grave 1
Added by RMC on Oct 10, 2016 11:30 AM
Grace Morse Sargent
George Morse (Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton MA)
Thanks to you Jack Parker for photographing memorial stone for Dr. George Mason Morse and his family in the Clinton MA cemetery. How would I go about providing historical information about him on the Find-a-Grave site? He was my great, great, grandfather.
Thanks again.. Grace Morse Sargent
Added by Grace Morse Sargent on Oct 04, 2016 5:51 AM
David Reekie
Thanks ever so much for the wonderful photos. I've added his son and daughter-in-law as you suggested. I really appreciate your time and talent. Regards,
Added by DaurRegt on Oct 03, 2016 5:48 AM
Barry Gates
Muckrakers ho!
I see the msg you left for "LG" re creating a duplicate memorial for Lydia (Woodbury) Goodridge of Beverly in Danvers GR17. Diana L. Brace has worked well with me before, on North Beverly Ancient Cemetery, I think. I see "LG" left a message for her as well. Fingers crossed on a correct resolution. Things aren't anything much better, today, but I did get "out this far", and so I thought I'd say hi! An interested party, --Barry
Added by Barry Gates on Sep 07, 2016 9:32 AM
Your Sacs have no reply address.

Find A Grave contributor Jack Parker has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for John Long.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:

Gar is my cousin, we have worked together on a lot of the family tree, I have found his research to be incredibly diligent and I throw all of my puzzles at him. I'm breaking down his suggested corrections to something I trust is more digestible.
How do we drop you a line... There is no return email address

1. Your suggestions to delete some of my record are incorrect... Note they are for different Burial Plots.
2. Who or what is Gar? I've forgotten.
Bob in Boston
Added by BobBoston on Sep 06, 2016 5:59 AM
RE: The Ryan Graves
I will put the stone back on JoAnne Weidner's grave. Ethel Parker's husband, Leo Ryan bought all of the plots that the Ryan's are buried in. He did this when his sister in-law Fannie died in 1937. At the time of her death it was the depression. Her family barely had enough money to buy a casket, let alone a stone. She's buried in an unmarked grave to the right of Adele Walter's grave. Fannie left my great grandfather Frank Ryan years before she died. They never divorced. She despised him because he refused to pay child support. Fannie gave strict orders to her family to bury her as far away from Frank as possible. When Frank died in 1938 he was buried in a different plot across from his estranged wives' plot. There was barely any money to bury Frank. He's buried in a simple wooden box. On top of my grandfather Walter's casket his grandson Matthew, a stillborn, was laid to rest. Years later Walter's great granddaughter Emily, a newborn, was placed on top of his casket. My aunt Martha, Walter and Adele's daughter's ashes were scattered above their grave. Most of my mother's ashes are buried with my father's ashes at Union Cemetery in Newton. A small purple jar with some of her ashes was buried on top of Walter and Adele's grave. My mother for years wanted to have Martha's name and that of Matthew put on engraved on Walter and Adele's gave. Now that she's passed away other family members might have their names put on the stove. I've always wanted to get a stone for Frank and Fannie. It's funny Leo Ryan was the one who bought all of the plots. Yet a marker was never bought for him and Ethel. Donna Ryan Villeneuve is buried in Riverview. Her husband's name is the stone, with no death date. However, her husband is buried in Linwood Cemetery.
Added by Peter on Aug 27, 2016 1:20 AM
RE: Adele Ryan
I should've asked you if it was okay if I used the photo that you took for Ed Weidner's memorial. I apologize for that. I don't want to have any copyright infringements. I deleted the photo that you took of the Weidner stone. I hadn't checked my email for a couple of days. I didn't get the one that you sent me re; grandparent's (Walter and Adele Ryan) until three days after you sent it. I don't need have pictures of the stone added to their graves right now. In the next few months I'm
going to be paying the fee for several of my memorials so that I can add more pictures to them. I do understand that taking the pictures of the stones and cataloguing them can be a very tedious process. Once I've paid the fee for my grandparents memorials I'll put out a request for a picture of their stone again. It might be easier for someone else to take the picture of the stone. Especially where you've archived all of your pictures. Actually it really doesn't matter who manages Ed Weidner's memorial. He was only related to me through his wife, my cousin. All I did was simply add his name to the virtual cemetery that I have for Riverview.
Added by Peter on Aug 26, 2016 12:00 PM
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