|Liz L. (#47161881)|
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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! I am the only volunteer on here who takes the time and effort to check the online list of extant stones at Cambridge's Old Burying Ground and let people know when they are making a photo request that no one can fulfill. I have been receiving a growing number of angry comments about my reporting non-extant stones and am increasingly considering simply allowing these unfufillable requests to sit there in perpetuity.
I have been a serious genealogy hound 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 have been slowly working for a few 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.
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 are often of a higher quality than what FindAGrave allows, so if you want me to email you a better copy of something I've posted, please just ask me.
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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Thank you for your message regarding my photo request for Louis Gould
Evidently, I wrongly assumed that what I was seeing on FindAGgrave meant he was buried at the Old Burying Ground.
I withdrew my request until I can figure out what I am doing wrong as anywhere I put in his name, I keep coming up with the Old Burying Ground.
You can check whether someone has an extant gravestone yourself at the list of extant gravestones linked from the front page of this cemetery's FindAGrave section. There is only one Gould listed, Moses Gould. By 1907 there were several cemeteries operating in Cambridge; I'm curious as to why you assume that "Camb. C.C. Cambridge" on the death record means this cemetery? (I double-checked the death record myself to verify what is listed in the burial section.) My personal first guess would be that it means the Catholic Cemetery in Cambridge. Old Burying Ground wasn't getting many new burials by 1907 but the other cemeteries in Cambridge were getting a ton of them.
I am new to FindAGrave website and not familiar with how to use it. On the page I linked to and found Louis Gould (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89891030) it read:
Birth: Jan. 5, 1907
Death: Feb. 6, 1907
boy lived 1 month 25 daysv buried at cambridge ma c c cambridge undertaker timothy danehy
Old Burying Ground
Created by: eileen barker
Record added: May 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89891030
Added by ICGH on Nov 28, 2013 12:57 PM
May I have permission to use your photographs of gravestones, specifically Gibson, at the Old Burying Ground, to put on the profiles at WikiTree (www.wikitree.org)?
|Marie C||RE: Wm Buck|
Thank you Liz. Those links are very helpful!
Added by Marie C on Nov 06, 2013 9:50 PM
|Marie C||RE: Wm Buck|
Sorry about that. The list on the cemetery's main page is the gravestones that still exist, but there are many people listed in the cemetery that do not have stones any longer. I was just wondering if you know where the info was obtained to confirm that that is the burial ground? For example, William Buck no longer has a gravestone; so how did the poster know that he was buried there?
Added by Marie C on Nov 05, 2013 8:12 PM
|Marie C||Wm Buck|
Thank you so much for the info, I did not know that that list was there. Very Helpful! I'm just curious if you know how or where whomever entered the non-extant stone names knew that theat was the cemetery where they were buried?? Hope that made sense.
Added by Marie C on Nov 05, 2013 2:08 PM
|Bob L.||RE: Battles Photo Request|
Liz, Your welcome. I have posted the pictures for Florence also.
I have a couple of additional ones I didn't post; one of the monument before enhancement and a wider angle one showing the entire plot. If you would like them also, send me an e-mail at email@example.com and I'll attach them to my reply. If not, that's okay too.
Glad I could help.
Added by Bob L. on Oct 23, 2013 8:44 AM
|Bob L.||Battles Photo Request|
Liz, I have posted your requested pictures of the gravestones of Lucretia & Willis Battles in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer, MA. The stone was unreadable before enhancement.
You also requested information about others buried with them. The only other one in the plot is Florence M. Battles. You can get her information from the pictures I mentioned above.
When you create a memorial page for her, let me know and I will post her headstone picture as well.
Added by Bob L. on Oct 22, 2013 3:35 PM
|J. Binder||Henry Bradshaw|
Thank you for the info on his wife, Hannah. I have made the link.
|mtw||Jonathan Cutter grave|
Dear Liz, I just recieved your message about the difficulty in finding Jonathan's grave. Thank you so very much for trying. If in the future you should have any success, please let me know. Thanks again & God Bless. Monty Williams
Added by mtw on Oct 17, 2013 2:12 PM
|Roxane Copeland||RE: Re: Old Burying Ground in Cambridge|
so sorry not problem
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