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Cyndi (#46928998)
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Bio Photo I have lived in the Pacific NW most of my life, I travel and take cemetery pic's when I am able, mostly in OR, WA, ID, & MT. (and now SE Texas)

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I don't mind transferring outside of the parameters of FAG. Please use the edit tab.

To be fair for the others that may be related, I will only transfer one of a couple, (ie Grandparents, GGparents etc.) to a single contributor.

I DO NOT link to virtual memorials, however will add the info in notes.

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I just wanted to say Thank You for all your help with the edits ive been sending for Mountain View Cemetery! I hope you have a great weekend:) -Caroline
Added by Caroline on Jan 06, 2017 5:02 PM
Old Waco
Elizabeth McGlothlin Stallard
Thanks so much for sending me a document with her maiden name. I just added it to her memorial. If you find a Bible record, etc., with more names or dates, please send!
Added by Old Waco on Nov 15, 2016 7:36 AM
RE: Kenneth Robert Keys memorial
William (Bill) Kenneth Keys is my husband's uncle. I took that photo of the headstone and never found out why it had Kenneth Robert or, for that matter, the census entries either tho at least the Kenneth was partially correct. I was confused for years. William's father, Floyd, lived to be 100 but unfortunately I didn't get the genealogy bug until after he died. My husband's father died young and my mother-in-law had also died before I saw the headstone so my best sources were gone. I have since found the original death certificate (birth 16 Feb 1919) which confirms the name and relationship with Floyd and Etta. I also found newspaper articles about William's death (a suicide that probably actually occurred 12/25/38, the body not being found until January 1939) which is information also supported by family memories (albeit not much discussed). Thus I am certain that the William Kenneth is the correct name. If you feel comfortable with this I would like to see the information changed.

My husband's Clarke family goes back through Martha Clarke Graham (his 3rd gr grandmother) on to Richard & Keziah (Perkins) Clarke. Not an uncommon name but apparently our connection somehow.

Thanks for replying,
Added by wjk on Sep 27, 2016 8:32 AM
Sandi K
97676195 Kenneth Ogden
Thanks so much for recent edits. I have made them and also linked Helen & Kenneth to a Burial Unk memorial I made for their son Dave (one of my classmates). Do you have any way to find out where Dave is buried? I got info from school website but don't have Funeral Home info & have hesitated to contact his sister, also not sure just how to - if you do have info I'd like to get his memorial in proper place. Again thanks so much and pls let me know if you want any of these which might be relatives to you transferred to you. Sandi
Added by Sandi K on Apr 29, 2016 12:26 PM
Ken Keller
Lyman Gray

I think you can as a relative ask the Federal Vets Adm. for a free stone for a Veteran if you could prove he was in the service. His name should be on the roster for his unit. Might be worth a try.

Added by Ken Keller on Feb 18, 2016 4:28 AM
P.K. Magruder
RE: re: Merge Clara Torrey
It depends.
In this case the state was taking the land for a flood control dam. The state offered to move the markers & "the bucket" for free; if the family wanted the physical remains removed the family had to pay for it. In some cases, the burials were so old, the family saw no point; in some cases the family felt that their ancestors were buried where they wanted to be; in some cases, the family just didn't have the money; in some cases no family was located.

In the case of Quabbin where it was going to be a drinking water reservoir, the state moved the remains from the area to be flooded + the surrounding watershed.

When the local Catholic cemetery moved in 1865, they removed both because it was consecrated ground & they couldn't deconsecrate (not sure that is a word) it while there were burials remaining. They obviously missed some as it now is a playground & human bones have worked their way to the top.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Nov 03, 2015 12:19 PM
P.K. Magruder
re: Merge Clara Torrey
From the cemetery description:
Unless a family member had the remains exhumed and moved, the remains were left in place. Soil from the original grave accompanied the marker and was placed under it at its new location in Norwich Bridge Cemetery...Note: Marker transcription, relationship links, picture of marker and any additional information are posted at Norwich Bridge Cemetery. A link to each memorial in Norwich Bridge Cemetery is included. For those few instances where the remains actually were moved, the only memorial is in Norwich Bridge Cemetery.

Huntington recorded if the remains actually were removed & in Clara's case they were not. Her remains are at Knightville; her marker is at Norwich Bridge.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Nov 02, 2015 9:27 AM
RE: Rensselaer County Farm Cemetery
I just found this yesterday, from the Report of General Inspection of the Rensselaer County Almshouse by the NYS Board of Charities:
"A morgue is provided. Relatives are notified and religious services held at burials here. Graves are marked with wooden crosses, bearing name and date. Places of burial are on record.
Journal of Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Rensselaer for the Year Ending December 31, 1919. Troy, NY: Troy Observer Publishing Co. 80.

It would seem from at least 1859 to 1919 only wood boards or crosses were used as markers in that cemetery. As for the Almshouse's own record of burials, I've yet to find where it might be if it still exists. However, I'd guess it's relatively unlikely your person would have been buried there unless the family had no means or no interest in claiming her remains.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 28, 2015 7:23 AM
RE: Rensselaer County Farm Cemetery
See">column 2. Are you certain she's not at Sand Lake Union Cemetery with the rest of her family?
Added by tofftroy on Oct 26, 2015 5:29 PM
RE: Rensselaer County Farm Cemetery
As far as I know there's no extant markers in the abandoned cemetery itself, and it's not even entirely clear exactly where the cemetery is.

Some entries are from obits while most are transcribed from the City of Troy Burial Records. Those records aren't organized by cemetery and I haven't thoroughly gone through them to extract all of the almshouse burials.

I'm hoping to get the city to agree to have the burial records scanned, in which case the Troy Irish Genealogy Society might help with transcribing all of them as they did for the former St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Albany. The records had been microfilmed in the past, but they are not of the best quality and having to view them at the Troy Library or State Library or elsewhere limits the ease with which they can be microfilmed.

I had tried checking with the county as to whether they had any records concerning the cemetery, but they don't seem to know of any. I hadn't tried contacting the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services specifically or Rensselaer County Van Rensselaer Manor or others where records might have wound up. You might have better luck than I did since you're trying to trace a relative.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 26, 2015 10:19 AM
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