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Kenneth Joseph Raposa (#46626426)
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Bio Photo Born & raised in Fall River, home of the Battleship Massachusetts Museum, Marine Museum, Fall River Historical Society, former cotton textile manufacturer of the world, Fall River Line Steamship Authority and yes, home of the infamous Lizzie Borden.

Son of the late Joseph & Marilyn Ann (Foley) Raposa. Grandson of the late Joseph & Josephine (Mattos) Raposa and the late James & Cecile E. (Bernier) Foley.

I was raised in the Sts. Peter & Paul & St. Anne's Church & St. Mary's Cathedral areas.

My sister is Lori Ann (Raposa) Albernaz, my nephew Jacob J. Albernaz and brother in law Raymond Albernaz of Tiverton, Rhode Island.

A 1974 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School I attended Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. & New England Technical Institute.

In 1971 at age 13 I became involved with The Little Theatre of Fall River during their production of "Fiddler on the Roof". At age 20 another theater journey began, that lead to my founding of The People's Theatre of Fall River, Inc. During these times I was involved in many productions with many groups until 1985.

In 1985 I relocated to Boston/Brighton then Charlestown and for 17 years in Everett until 2011. Life throws us many a curve. In March of 2006, my mother, my friend, passed away unexpectedly. This void created by her passing will never be filled. Long before her passing I was always interested in my family history, the good, the bad and the ugly. We all have it!

I find comfort by visiting Find A Grave memorials and it has always amazed me with the different ways people memorialize their loved ones. In addition to being an member of and (NEGHS) New England Historical Genealogical Society, I continue to research my roots and assist others doing the same. Being a photo volunteer for Find A Grave keeps me busy and I enjoy helping others with their requests, while learning interesting facts along the way.

In July 2011 I moved back to the Fall River area after 27 years of living in the Boston area. It's nice to be home. Now back home, I am active with The Little Theatre of Fall River and Fall River Historical Society and very active being a photo volunteer concentrating in Oak Grove, North Burial Grounds, St. Patrick's, St. Johns & Notre Dame & Beth El Cemeteries. I am happy to assist with photo requests. Each cemetery has there own specific rules when requesting information. See the notes on each cemetery site or just ask and I can lead you through it.

To properly and easily locate a grave in the following cemeteries the following info is required :

Notre Dame: Grave #,Section #,Pass #

St Pat's: Grave #,Plat #

St John's: Grave #,Plat #,Row #

Oak Grove: Grave #, Intersecting Ave & Path name.

St. Mary's: Grave #,Row #

Beth El: Grave #,Section #

NOTE: (Fall River, RI, aka: TROY, etc).

In 1803 Fall River separated from Freetown and incorporated as a town. 1804 the town name was changed to TROY and was used until 02.12.1834 when the name was changed back to Fall River. The town became a city in 1854. In July 1843 the southern part of what is now Fall River was called Fall River, RI. In 1856 Tiverton, RI split off it's industrial northern section (Fall River, RI). In 1861 the Supreme Court moved the state line south from Columbia Street to State Avenue thus creating Fall River entirely within Massachusetts. As part of this court decision Pawtucket, MA became Pawtucket, RI.

Please note, any photos taken by me , as a Photo Volunteer for Find A Grave are intended for the sole use on a Find A Grave memorial only.

Remember a Thank You, is courtesy shown for any efforts of a photo volunteer.

06.18.2013, 08.31.2013, 11.10.2013, 03.21.2014, 10.08.2014, 06.11.2015 KJR
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RE: Elizabeth Barnaby
I did not see your replay under the edit tab. Were you able to take a photo of Elizabeth Barnaby's headstone? Do you have a transcript of the headstone?


Added by gcdavis4 on Jun 11, 2015 8:52 PM
Elizabeth Barnaby
Thanks for the cemetery photos. Do you have a photograph of her headstone?

Thank you,

Added by gcdavis4 on Jun 11, 2015 9:59 AM
A.W. Holtzapple
Lafond Photos
Wow! Thanks so much for fulfilling my request for the Lafonds - I really appreciate it!
Added by A.W. Holtzapple on Jun 09, 2015 11:08 AM
Collins Family
Thank you so much for the great picture.

Added by Researcher on May 27, 2015 2:02 PM
Steven Smith

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to fulfill my requests for photos of Cornelius and Susan McAvinne's grave marker in St. Johns Cemetery.

I appreciate your help and kindness very much!

Best regards,

Added by Steven Smith on May 17, 2015 7:20 AM
Stephen Russell Pain
RE: Desautels # 145929460
Dear Kenneth, I really do appreciate you sharing these memorials with me. I will need to do additional research on my family connection to determine our relationship with these particular Desautels memorials. Unfortunately, for many of my family members, especially the Pain family, who are buried at Notre Dame it seems that they were buried in common or unmarked graves without headstones. The reason being for many who died in the early 1900s were primarily mill workers with low wages or children of the mill workers. The French Canadian immigrants were given grave spaces by the Catholic Church, but without markers. However, if you do run across any gravestones with the last name Pain I would certainly be interested in knowing about these graves as well. Thanks again,

Added by Stephen Russell Pain on May 02, 2015 5:28 PM
Doreen Stewart Cercone
Victoria Demski
Thank you so much for your time and effort in getting me this picture.
Added by Doreen Stewart Cercone on Apr 23, 2015 12:50 PM
Ginny Fisher
RE: McDonough family plot
I found pictures on with that. I shall try to get a more specific location from the cemetery office. Thank you.
Added by Ginny Fisher on Apr 22, 2015 4:37 PM
B. Helmer
RE: Eliza B. Borden #139377938
BIRTHS registered in the town of Fall River
for the year, 1851. Samuel B Hussey, Town Clerk.
Handwritten document clearly shows
No. 279
Date of Birth: Feb. 12
Name of Child: Eliza B. Borden
Sex and Condition: Female
Place of Birth: Fall River
Name of Parents: Andrew J. and Sarah A. Borden
Added by B. Helmer on Apr 20, 2015 3:47 PM
B. Helmer
RE: Eliza B. Borden #139377938
The information is from the Fall river register of births for the year 1851. Because Eliza's birth is Feb. 12, 1951 and Emma's birth is Mar. 1, 1851, about 2 weeks apart, I offered the possibility of them being twins. Both have Parents Andrew J and Sarah A. Borden.
Added by B. Helmer on Apr 20, 2015 3:46 PM
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