My newest angel Indigo, my graving buddy and my angel Baxter and my sweet pea MacKenzie. Special thanks to the wonderful members that visit their pages and have left tokens, it means the world to me that they are remembered.
Researching family history -
Mother's Family names - MURPHY - County Waterford, Ireland, Waltham and Newton, MA ALLIE - New Hampshire, Fall River, Waltham and Newton, MA BOLDUC - Canada, New Hampshire LEBLANC/WHITE - Arichat, NS, Massachusetts GORGONE - Sicily, Italy, Newton, MA DiMURO - Sicily,Italy
Father's Family names - GOODWIN - Nova Scotia, Canada, Boston, MA MacDONALD - Digby, NS DAVIS - Winchester, MA, Woburn, MA Lambert - Europe and Massachusetts Also - Snow, Downey, Mann, Stanton
Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium and United Kingdom Contributions- While visiting Europe I took photographs in numerous cemeteries which I have uploaded here. I have no further information for these memorials other than what appears on the stones (some of which are unreadable in some areas), nor are any of these part of my family. I would be happy to transfer these memorials to family members.
RE: Riverview in Groveland Went to St Patricks today. Photographed your two Brandolinis. Appears to be a Catholic cemetery, over half the names are Italian, another fifth are Eastern European. I didn't see other Brandolinis there.
RE: Riverview in Groveland I thought I was done, but when checking my photographs discovered that I had missed three blocks - the rough time frame for those would be 1880-1950, probably 200 graves or so. They are on my todo list. By all means check with the cemetery, Bob Guptil has been very supportive. We don't see a lot of Italian surnames showing up until the 20th century.
Going over the cemetery map of those blocks, I don't see any plots marked Brandolini, which doesn't mean much.
Groveland can be confusing. It used to be called East Bradford. Bradford itself is now part of Haverhill. Groveland is made up of land "taken" from Rowley, Ipswich and Georgetown - and perhaps Newbury - depending on your time frame, you may want to consider those towns as well. Groveland came into being officially in 1850.
Looking at Shirley, I should have run across her. John Gibney, who created the memorial, is not mistake-prone. The most recent section of the cemetery I photographed between snow coverings and I need to go back and do the markers that are flush with the ground as many were either covered in snow or frozen runoff. I will keep my eye open for her and other Brandolinis.
A tool I find useful when looking for cemeteries in the vicinity is: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=21&countyId=1177&searchType=allCems
And, of course, you can always search the entire county from Find A Grave. There are two Brandolinis listed in St. Patricks Cemetery in Haverhill, Agostina and Torino. See memorials #135971197 and #135971207 - perhaps I should have started this note with that. ;-)
John and Patrick Murphy St Joseph's Hi The records office does not have an interment book for the years 1913 and 1914. If someone else is buried with John and Patrick we would be able to find them that way, otherwise, there is no way of knowing where in the cemetery they are.
Dizer Can not thank you enough for taking the photo's of the Dizer Family headstone for me. It was very nice to get the perspective of the two stones. I don't think that Margaret and Sam's son, now 88, who I recently have visited, knew about the other stone. Or at least remembered it being there. He will be thrilled to have this picture, as am I. I'm off today, visiting a cemetery in Maine to find and take a photo for someone. Paying it forward. Again, thank you!
RE: Memorial 142818210 - Alexander Dizer That would be so very much appreciated, weather permitting, I understand! FYI, I was found the son of Samuel K. and Margaret recently and visited him. He's 88 and living in Florida. He recalls that the headstone has names and dates for his father, mother, grandmother and Uncle Alexander. He does not remember any other stones. I will be sure to share the pictures with him if you are able to get them. Again thank you!