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brenda ball (#47853962)
 member for 3 years, 5 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I like visiting cemeteries and taking photos - they may not always be the BEST photos, but I try for legible.
I really don't have time to do links, if you are related at all, please just ask for a transfer - I really do want all the memorials I've created to be with family.
I have a lot of photos that I just haven't gotten uploaded yet - but if I created a memorial, then I have a photo for it.

I'm not related to any of the Maine memorials I've created and I'm just a caretaker, I'll transfer to any family members. I don't know anything beyond what is on the stones.
I give permission for the use of my photographs for any reason, but would like credit. "Photo courtesy of Brenda Ball" will suffice. I do have larger copies of all photos, if that's helpful.

If I fulfill a photo request for you, or transfer a memorial out of guidelines, I expect a 'thank you'. Hopefully, in 'real life' when someone does something nice for you, you take the time to thank them. Online life is the same way, if you don't bother, then *I* won't bother.

Cemeteries Completed
(all memorials entered, photos of all)
Charles Campbell
Rev William Campbell
Jasper - just needs one photo and foot stones matched up with headstone.
Deane-Little - complete
Hodge - visited and took a photo of a non-gravestone - there are many damaged and broken stones there that could be anyone. Did not check to see if all stones have memorials.
Atkinson - COMPLETE
Harris Hill - COMPLETE
Bucknam - COMPLETE
Hawkes-Jordan - COMPLETE
Scott & Freeman - Added memorials/photos COMPLETE
Chandler - COMPLETE
Herseyville (actually behind a trailer :0)
Riverside in West Minot - COMPLETE All 585 memorials now have photos, save 3 which don't seem to be there. :)
Oak Hill in Auburn - Have taken photos of all the legible stones I can find. Have not uploaded all the photos or created all the memorials yet.
Lane - Poland - Have photos of all the stones here
Highland - Poland - Have photos of all the stones here (and it's the prettiest cemetery I've ever seen.)
Maple Grove in M'Falls - visited and started taking photos - it's HUGE - mowing the rows on this one, as I can. Already have a backlog of about 300 photos.
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Richard Bragg
Iva Keene #94704499
Hello Miss Brenda!

I would like to add a bio to Iva Keene from her obituary and have it read as follows please:


From 6 February 1914 Lewiston Evening Journal obituary:

Mrs. Fred B. Keene, Hebron.

EAST HEBRON, Feb. 6 (Special)

The death of Iva Keene, wife of Fred B. Keene, occurred February 4. Mrs. Keene was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Farris of Hebron and was 31 years of age. She is survived by her husband and five children, the oldest 10 years old. Also by her mother, by two brothers and by one sister, all of East Hebron. She had been ill but a few days with pheumonia.


Thank you so much for your time and effort and have a great day!
Added by Richard Bragg on Oct 27, 2015 11:52 AM
Delia Wilson Lunsford
Emma F Wentworth
I cannot read the photograph of her stone in Oak Hill and it does have the date on it. If you can puzzle it out or check the stone in person,I would appreciate it. She was probably born no earlier than 1840. #99467059.

Also, if you have found other wentworths that you have not created a findagrave memorial for, I have a list of folks I'm looking for in Emma's family. You can contact me thru or just email me at

Thanks for all the photos!
Added by Delia Wilson Lunsford on Jun 06, 2015 8:25 AM
Jeremiah Tripp
Jeremiah Tripp # 100051389 actual burial place is at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Virginia
# 76322251
He was born in Raymond, Cumberland, Maine, USA and will die at Fort Fisher, a Confederate Fort in Willimgton, North Carolina from wounds in the Civil War on March 24, 1865.
As with my wife's family, it was not unusual to place a headstone of a Civil War soldier in the hometown though he was buried elsewhere.
Added by Peter on May 25, 2015 7:15 PM
Torry Gould Wahler
Transfer please?
Hello Brenda,
I am writing in regards to Etta M Thorne, Memorial #95849776 and Ena H. Thorne, Memorial #95849727. Although we are not related by blood, they were very close to my father when he was growing up as they were neighbors and he had lost his mom very young. I lived in the same neighborhood growing up and knew these two wonderful women too. I would really appreciate it if you would allow me to maintain their Memorials. Although they are not blood relatives, my whole family thinks of them as part of our family. Thank you for your consideration.
Best regards,
Torry Gould Wahler (member #48346044)
Added by Torry Gould Wahler on May 19, 2015 5:18 PM
Karin KL
RE: Cynthia Whitney Cary
Your site shows Cynthia as b. 1858, but the photo of her headstone shows 1851. Her birthday was 15 September 1851.

Karin Lightner
Added by Karin KL on Apr 10, 2015 12:21 AM
Karin KL
RE: Theda C. Dingley
I wanted you to know that Theda is the daughter of #100735499 John Dingley and wife #100735486 Cynthia Whitney Cary. Cynthia was my grandfather's mother's sister.

Kind regards,
Karin Lightner
Added by Karin KL on Apr 10, 2015 12:17 AM
Eileen pelletier
Bessie M Hodgkins
Please change her death date to 1997, she did not die in 1947. a Niece Gloria...
Added by Eileen pelletier on Feb 15, 2015 7:28 AM
Marcie Birk
William Homan Thorne
Where did you find William's parents? 113763204 I have James Henry Thorne and Mary Butler.
Added by Marcie Birk on Jan 22, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: Whitehouses at Oak Hill
I have added Eben's death record to his memorial and his son Arthur Warrens birth record. Eben is short for Ebenezer which was his grandfathers name. On the death record the P for his middle name looks like a B. However, if you look at his son Arthur Warrens birth record his entire name is spelled out as Eben Preston Whitehouse. I hope this helps. If you need anything further let me know.
Added by Lexie on Jan 21, 2015 5:56 AM
RE: Owen Bryant edits
Did you receive my documentation and research on Owen. I placed some on his memorial since I thought that would be a way you can see the documents.
Added by Peter on Jan 08, 2015 5:35 PM
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