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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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RE: Fantastic

Thank you very much! I do know that Elizabeth's mother Hanorah/Ann (Costello) Leighton is buried at Valley View in Dover Plains. She died in 1906. Her husband Patrick Leighton was killed on the railroad tracks in Dover in 1881, but I don't if he is buried at St Charles or Valley View (Catholic Grounds). I would assume him as his wife are buried together but I couldn't find an internment date for with Valley View, but I was told their records were really bad.

Thanks again,

Added by Mike on Jul 01, 2015 7:40 AM
RE: Charles Hine
Wow thank you. I always enjoy it when people find the marker and take a picture of it after I find old newspaper articles. It helps confirm it and puts everything together.

Thank you!
Added by MidwestFolk on Jun 30, 2015 3:31 PM

Thank you!

Added by Mike on Jun 30, 2015 2:39 PM
December 1860 on Elizabeth Senk. Sorry.
Added by Mike on Jun 30, 2015 7:15 AM
RE: Elizabeth Senk in St. Charles
Hi Linda,

Yeah, that is the same woman. The date of 1865 is wrong. She was born Dec 1859 in Dover Plains. The name Leighton would show up as Layton, Laden, and Laydon but her parents could neither read nor write and census takers would error as well. Would you happen to know if her mother has a tombstone in Valley View (Catholic Grounds)?

Added by Mike on Jun 30, 2015 7:14 AM
Max and Ruth Miller

Thank you for the beautiful photo of Max and Ruth's headstones. I truly appreciate you help.

Added by Sidney on Jun 30, 2015 5:18 AM
Charles Hine
Then my thoughts turn to if it's a duplicate. the other Charles Hine has a photo of a marker but it doesn't look 18 feet high and 1877 would be a good sized delay to place a marker for someone that passed in 1816. If you know more information please let me know so if necessary fix things if it is a duplicate, or anything else.
Added by MidwestFolk on Jun 29, 2015 11:06 PM
RE: Charles Hiue in Milltown, Brewster
I found a newspaper article. I don't think it is the same one I found before but has pretty much the same information. This article reads "Hine" instead of "Hiue". So you are correct.
Added by MidwestFolk on Jun 29, 2015 11:03 PM
RE: Charles Hiue in Milltown, Brewster
I believe the information came from an old newspaper, so there is a possibility of an error or misprint. I'll try to find the information again if I can.
Added by MidwestFolk on Jun 29, 2015 10:50 PM
Thank you so much!
Added by Donna on Jun 26, 2015 6:52 PM
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