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Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
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Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!

Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
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John Colburn
Eliza M.. Prescott Cheney
Hi Pat,

On page 490 of the Prescott Memorial by William Prescott (1870) I found this entry that you might find interesting regarding the Eliza M. Prescott Cheney marker that you created a memorial for:

2655. 5. Eliza M., b. Sept. 16, 1818; m. Jan. 19, 1854, Charles S.
Gilman, a brass founder, b. 1831 ; settled in Manchester,
N. H., where he d. Dec. 25, 1866, a. 35. She m. 2d,
April 16, 1868, John Cheney, a stone cutter, b. Aug. 22,
1816; one child by Mr. Gilman, b. May, 1859, d. in one
Added by John Colburn on Aug 24, 2016 3:18 PM
James O'Connor
RE: Arcade Biron
Philip Arcade Biron seems to also go by Octave Biron.

If you look up Ida Biron Jacques at Holy Family cemetery then you will see that Arcade is listed as her father. Ida is buried with her husband Henry Jacques and daughter Cecelia.

A friend of mine, pointed out just recently the relation of Ida to Arcade. I'd rather you didn't just take my word for it but verify it yourself.

Ida was probably not part of the 1930 census because I believe that she wasn't living in that household.
Added by James O'Connor on Jul 19, 2016 6:04 AM
Valerie Neal
RE: Ida Carswell
I read your bio. I currently photographed Westlawn, with help, and currently photographing Hillside in Goffstown. Good luck with Valley Cemetery.
Added by Valerie Neal on Jun 03, 2016 3:39 AM
RE: Rufus Bissell
In New York State, death records are filed in the town clerks office of the township (called Towns) in which the individual either died or was born. Towns cover hundreds of thousands of acres and consist of many small towns and hamlets within the Town. In effect, "Towns" are kind of like miniature counties. If Rufus Bissell died in the local area, it would most likely be in the Town of Black Brook, Town of Jay or Town of Au Sable. The following are the phone numbers to these Towns: Town of Black Brook- (518) 647-5411. Town of Jay- (518) 647-2204. Town of Au Sable- (518) 834-9035. I would contact these offices in the order given to see if they have a death certificate for Rufus Bissell. However, if he died outside of these townships, they would not have his death record. I also need to warn you that it is becomingly increasingly difficult to get information such as this due to the idiotic privacy laws in NY. If you have no luck in getting information from these town clerk's, let me know. There are other possible avenues to track him down.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 20, 2016 5:55 AM
RE: Amazing history
I'll try to find you some contacts in the next few days where you might be able to find information on Rufus Bissell and his wife.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 19, 2016 8:17 PM
RE: Sanders
My wife grew up in Black Brook Hamlet where Black Brook Cemetery is located. They lived in a JJ Rogers company house in the hamlet until they were sold the house for $10 after the paper mill shut down. After retiring, we built a new home on undeveloped land here. We can see some of the stones in Black Brook Cemetery from our living room window. My wife's father, grandfather and several of her uncles worked for the JJ Rogers Paper Mill in Au Sable Forks. Her father worked there for 29 years before it shut down. He told me what happened when the plant shut down in 1971. There was a union at the company but it was very weak. It was a Friday afternoon and the union was negotiating with the company. To everyone's surprise, the company gave the union everything they wanted. The worker's hit the bars that weekend in Au Sable Forks to celebrate. When they returned to work on Monday morning, the gates to the plant were chained shut with a sign telling them to come back in a week to collect their final paycheck. The plant had closed with no warning to the workers.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 19, 2016 2:10 PM
RE: George Smith
You're welcome for the photo. I lived in Suncook between 1981 and 1984. Was employed at Sander's Associates in Manchester the first year and transferred to their Nashua plant for the next two years. The plant in Manchester was modern single story. The plant in Nashua was once a mill, textile I believe.
Added by Gemeniguy on May 18, 2016 5:39 PM
Kathy W. Johnson
RE: Antionette Hickok
Pat I left her date of death in the edit field but the correct date is 27 May 1915 in Manchester, Hillsborough, NH. Information from NH death records.

Added by Kathy W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 6:09 AM
Livinia Blaisdell
Livinia Blaisdell is the daughter of Trueworthy & Martha Blaisdell. She died as an infant.
DEATH: 1y, 15d
Valley Cemetery
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: 174-7

Margaret Guss
BFNA Genealogist
Added by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2016 8:08 PM
Marilyn (Green) Day
RE: Dr. William Ambrose Webster
I did poke around some more and found the right posting for Dr. Webster. Do you want me to resend the write up from the Groton Historical Series?

Thanks for cleaning that up.

Added by Marilyn (Green) Day on Dec 15, 2015 8:30 AM
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