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Liz L. (#47161881)
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Bio Photo I have been a serious family historian for many years, but I have loved cemeteries my whole life. I like going to cemeteries even when I don't know that anyone I am related to or knew is buried in them, and I really enjoy the carvings' symbolisms and the history of them as well. I am lucky enough to currently live in New England, where historic cemeteries abound, some featuring some of the oldest surviving Colonial-era gravestones. I add memorials for people I am researching and for people whose gravestones I've photographed that turn out to not already have a memorial. I am interested in as much of the full story as possible of the people I am researching, and try to find & add at least a little information on the local non-relatives whose memorials I add, though sometimes I am unable to find any additional details for the latter on my own.

I have been slowly working for some years on photographing every extant stone at the Old Burying Ground in Arlington (formerly Menotomy and West Cambridge), Massachusetts. Please note that most of the no-photo memorials that others have added to this cemetery at FindAGrave are from the transcribed vital records to 1850, which means that the stone was extant when the book was compiled. There are a number of broken, missing, and severely sunken stones there, and I have unfortunately searched the entire cemetery in vain for some requests. Please also note that in those books, if a person is listed under "Deaths" but the source is listed as "G.R.," the source is a gravestone, and thus the person may or may not have actually died in the town where they are buried, though memorial-makers sometimes list it as the town of death without having additional records stating it really is the town of death.

I use public transit and my feet for transport, so my fulfilling requests is dependent on cemeteries being accessible by one of these two means. I keep copies of the photographs I post here and the originals of the early photographs I added here are often of a higher quality than what FindAGrave allowed users to post at that time, so if you want me to email you a better copy of something I've posted (if I have one), please just ask me.

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Corrections to one of my virtual cemeteries' entries follow. (I have written repeatedly asking for these things to be corrected without any response at all.)

Breese/Brees memorials: Sylvester Fletcher Brees(e) did NOT die at Gettysburg; he hadn't even enlisted yet at the time of the battle. He died at City Point, Virginia, of disease. Also, Artelin(e) and Pearl Brees(e) are NOT Elizabeth (nee unknown) (1st married name Daugherty/Dougherty) Brees(e)'s biological daughters, but rather her stepdaughters. Elizabeth's husband Corydon Brees(e) was first married to Ann (nee Tanner) Brees(e), who died while the family was living in Kansas.

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***PLEASE NOTE!!!***
My "Other Problem" reports on non-extant gravestones at Old Burying Ground in Cambridge, Massachusetts, mean that the City of Cambridge, which runs the cemetery, says that THE GRAVESTONE DOES NOT EXIST. It does not mean that I could not find the gravestone in an in-person cemetery search, and it does not mean that I am somehow making any personal comments about you. IT ONLY MEANS THAT THE GRAVESTONE DOES NOT EXIST. Please do not leave me a comment complaining about how you requested a non-extant gravestone!
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MissKitty
Benjamin Dana gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photos of the gravestone of Benjamin Dana (Memorial# 109727956) & other members of his family?
I would like to upload them into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for all your hard work and consideration, preserving an image of our ancestors' last resting place.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Nov 24, 2014 8:37 AM
Tom Nelson
Requesting an edit when you don't "manage" a given memorial
Me again, Liz! I see that you still haven't input the "edit" to link Albert to Generous. So I thought you might like to read what Find A Grave has to say. Just click here to read their "response" to a "Frequently Asked Question" (FAQ). Trust me. It really does work fine. Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Nov 22, 2014 1:33 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Re: Generous Henderson
Liz, I well understand that only the "manager" of a child's memorial page can ultimately input the link to the parent(s). But you can initiate the process by simply doing as I suggested. Just go to Albert's page - click here - and at the top you will see a tab called "Edit". CLICK ON THE TAB. On the next page, click on "Relationship". And on the next page, enter Generous' memorial # in the "Father" field. (Click the "tab" button on your keyboard to make sure you entered the correct number.) Then click on "Submit Edit". It's very simple. And in a few days - we hope! - the manager of the son's page will "Accept" your edit and trigger it. And that's all there is to it!! Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Nov 19, 2014 11:09 AM
Denise
RE: Halls etc in Arlington
I apologize I thought this was a collaborative site. I did see what you had written down. I was just trying to see if I could find some more information on them to fill in some more of the blanks. You can use the information or not, totally up to you. I have finished going through the Arlington records and am moving on. Again was just trying to help and add to the memorials. Denise.
Added by Denise on Nov 14, 2014 5:09 PM
Denise
RE: Halls etc in Arlington
Hi Liz,
I have access to the Vital Records for Massachusetts pre-1850 (http://www.ma-vitalrecords.org/). I was going thru the Arlington records just making sure that all the people who were listed as being in the Old Burying Ground were on Find A Grave. When I see unk/unk and blank maiden names etc. I like to do some more research and see what I can find. I really like to do research. I guess you'd call me a research junkie lol. I find most of the info in the VRs and also on FamilySearch.

I dont do this for all the names I come across, but do like a challenge with the older ones and especially if they were veterans.

I actually do have more information on Thomas Hall, Jr (1731-1770) and his son Thomas Hall (III) (1760-1804). I will send it by old SAC as there is too much to post here. Also included will be the sources, which you can add to their memorial if you wish. Denise.
Added by Denise on Nov 13, 2014 5:08 PM
Carol Weldon
Irene Arnold
Thank you! I had some of that information but hadn't connected the dots. The marriage to Jonathan Clark would make sense.
Added by Carol Weldon on Oct 14, 2014 7:18 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Re: Generous Henderson
Hi! I guess I wasn't too clear. If you go to Albert's page and them click on the "Edit" tab at the top, it will take you to this page. Then you just click on "Relationship" and get to this page. And that's where you enter Generous' memorial # in the "Father" field and then "Submit Edit". If the manager of Albert's page, Tom Denardo", is on the ball, the page will soon (we hope) reflect the father's name.

Now, I must leave my post here, go to the grocery store, and them home to watch that game! Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Oct 14, 2014 3:01 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Re: Generous Henderson
Hi Liz, No, I don't subscribe to Newspapers.com. And I guess I'd rather save my "7-day free trial" for something that's more crucial to me! But I just checked and noticed that you have not input an edit/sac "suggestion" on Albert's Find A Grave page to link him to his father Generous. Do you still have doubts about this? From what you said before about Albert's obit, it was pretty clear about the father-son relationship. And once you/we have enough on Mary to create a page for her, then we could input another edit/sac to link Albert to HER! I'll check again later to see if you did this. And if you didn't, I might just do it myself!!! HA!

Well, the rains have cleared out and there WILL be baseball in Mudville tonight. GO ROYALS!!! Tom

P.S. I have made up a "mock-up" page for Mary in anticipation of turning it into a "real" one someday. If there are any documents I should add, just let me know. Thanks

Birth: Jul., 1848
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown, USA [Edit Dates]

This is a temporary mock-up for a memorial dedicated to Mary E. Campbell Henderson-Jenkins, the mother of Dr. Albert J. Henderson.

Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

Name: Generous L Henderson
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 13 Nov 1872
Event Place: , Decatur,
Registration Place: Decatur, Indiana, United States
Marriage License Date: 13 Nov 1872
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Mary E Campbell
Spouse's Gender: Female
Officiator's Name: W B Hendryx
Number of Images: 1


Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992

Name: John W. Jenkins
Birth Date: 1846
Birthplace: Indiana
Age: 50
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Henderson
Spouse's Birth Date: 1847
Spouse's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Spouse's Age: 49
Event Date: 21 Oct 1896
Event Place: Marion, Indiana
Father's Name: Benjamin Jenkins
Mother's Name: Ann Burns
Spouse's Father's Name: Eli Campbell
Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Thompkins
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed [Was she fibbing?]
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Marital Status: Widowed


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary E Jenkins
Age: 51
Birth Date: Jul 1848
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John W Jenkins
Marriage Year: 1896
Years Married: 4
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 3

Household Members: Name Age
John W Jenkins 53
Mary E Jenkins 51
Saida A Jenkins 31
Emma Niberg 28


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary E Jenkins
Age in 1910: 60
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Kansas Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: United States
Household Members: Name Age
Albert J Henderson 36 [head of household; doctor]
Mary E Jenkins 60
Sadie Henderson 32 [Albert's wife]
John W Jenkins 61
Mary Vaughn 14 [servant]


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: A J Henderson
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1920: Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri
Street: Benton
House Number: 2127
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sadie Henderson
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home owned: Own
Attended School: No
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Occupation: Physician
Employment Field: Own Account
Household Members: Name Age
A J Henderson 46
Sadie Henderson 40
William Boyd 40
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1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Albert J Henderson
Age: 24
Birth Date: Aug 1875
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1900: Kansas City Ward 4, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son in Law
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ermine Henderson
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Household Members: Name Age
Charles R Parker 51
Cynthia Parker 47
Ermine Henderson 22
Albert J Henderson 24


1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Albert Henderson
Age: 26
Birth Date: Aug 1873
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1900: Kansas City Ward 9, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ernsine Henderson
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Members: Name Age
Albert Henderson 26
Ernsine Henderson 22
Tilda Carlson 20 [boarder]
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Too bad I/we can't find Albert on the 1880 census. And, per the above, do you figure that Mary's two children who didn't "thrive" were from her marriage to John Jenkins? I mean, she was pretty old by that time!!!
Added by Tom Nelson on Oct 14, 2014 1:15 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Re: Generous Henderson
Hi again! Please do a little rain dance to STOP the rain so that game 3 of the ALCS can be played tonight. KC is up 2-0 vs. Baltimore. Go Royals!

Anyway, just for my own benefit, let me post these census records here:

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary E Jenkins
Age: 51
Birth Date: Jul 1848
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John W Jenkins
Marriage Year: 1896
Years Married: 4
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 3

Household Members: Name Age
John W Jenkins 53
Mary E Jenkins 51
Saida A Jenkins 31
Emma Niberg 28


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary E Jenkins
Age in 1910: 60
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Kansas Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: United States
Household Members: Name Age
Albert J Henderson 36 [head of household; doctor]
Mary E Jenkins 60
Sadie Henderson 32 [Albert's wife]
John W Jenkins 61
Mary Vaughn 14


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: A J Henderson
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1920: Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri
Street: Benton
House Number: 2127

Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sadie Henderson
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home owned: Own
Attended School: No
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Occupation: Physician
Employment Field: Own Account
Household Members: Name Age
A J Henderson 46
Sadie Henderson 40
William Boyd 40

Now, you say you found an obituary for Mary and Generous's son Albert? Is this from a subscription website? Would you mind giving me the URL? Thanks so much. So far, I haven't found any death record for Albert, his wife Sadie or his mother Mary. Have you had any luck of this front?

I do all my gen-work at the public library here in Kansas City - Ancestry is free here!! - so I'd better trigger this posting before they log me off. Here goes. And thanks again for all your hard work. One of us needs to create a Find A Grave page for Mary once we're done with all this. Assuming she isn't already on Find A Grave! Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Oct 13, 2014 2:35 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Re: Generous Henderson
Yes, that's weird that we can't find Albert on the Missouri death certificate database. I tried to use the "Advanced Search" feature - which is good when misspellings occur - but still find nothing. But everything does show that he died in Kansas City, MO on Jan. 3, 1929:

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929

Name: Albert J. Henderson
Birth Date: 1872
Death Date: Jan 3, 1929
Death Place: Kansas City, MO
Type Practice: Allopath
Practice Specialities: Kansas City, MO, 1897
Licenses: MO, 1897
Practice Dates Places: Kansas City, MO, 1897
Medical School: University Medical College of Kansas City, Kansas City, 1897, (G)
JAMA Citation: 92:578
Cause of Death: carcinoma, esophagus

Maybe he actually died just across the state line in Kansas???

But now, I have to go home and watch the rest of the Royals/Orioles game on TBS! This is the first time the Royals have been close to the World Series since 1985!!

Have a great weekend. Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Oct 11, 2014 2:17 PM
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