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Memories of You (#46983035)
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Bio Photo "Memories of You" was a pop song published in 1930 (lyrics by Andy Razaf; music by Eubie Blake). It was best popularized by the incomparable Benny Goodman and his orchestra. My Dad used to practice it at home on his clarinet when I was a kid, though I never knew what it was called back then, and didn't know the lyrics. Now every time I hear that tune, it brings back my memories of those happy days, and memories of my father and other loved ones gone ahead.

It's been said that no one is finally dead until he is forgotten. Another thought along these lines runs: You are not really dead until after your name is spoken aloud on earth for the last time.

At every gravesite, no matter how old, how poorly marked, how long forgotten, there lies the memory of a precious life lived with a beginning, a middle, an end, and a story worth telling and remembering. Each tombstone marks a significant day of human sorrow. And around most every tombstone was once gathered the unbreakable force of love.

Findagrave and its volunteers are here to respect those memories and to help keep those individual stories and names alive, whenever possible. Each memorial made here is for one more person who is gone but not forgotten.

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Turn Again To Life
by Mary Lee Hall

If I should die and leave you here awhile
be not like others sore undone,
who keep long vigil by the silent dust.
For my sake turn again to life and smile,
nerving thy heart and trembling hand
to do something to comfort others than mine.
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine
and I perchance may therein comfort you.

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George Sampson
Hiya! I added the info you provided for George, I added it and am trying to ferret out who his parents were too. It endlessly amazes me how many people drowned in local canals, sad even all this time later :[
Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Jun 26, 2014 6:05 PM
bcfrench
Creekside Cemetery
I am doing general survey/photography work in Creekside, starting with the oldest section (L). If you have other relatives in this cemetery that you know about, let me know the surnames and I'll let you know when I have added or updated their memorials.
Added by bcfrench on Jun 12, 2014 9:06 AM
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Mary Johnston
Thank you for searching for her grave for the photo request - you effort is appreciated.
Added by RrrrrGrrrr on May 31, 2014 1:22 PM
Kimby P.
RE: Obrists
You're very welcome! A couple of my daughters and myself helped the Williamstown Historical Society photograph the entire cemetery a few years back. I'm still in the process of labeling some of the stones which makes it much easier to find when a request comes in for that cemetery.
Added by Kimby P. on May 18, 2014 1:08 PM
Tom C.
Edits
Please consider going to your "Edit" tab (on your profile page) in Findagrave and accepting the edits that I have left for you for some memorials - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Tom
Added by Tom C. on May 17, 2014 8:36 AM
Thomas Murray
RE: Abigail Ellis Dean 26101838
Once again, thank you. I was glad to be of assistance. I have no relatives from the American Revolutionary period, so it was a much needed history review for me. Yes, the gravestone does not list "Mary's" name , but as you indicated, the name Polly.
I also reflect on the irony that I lived in Dedham, MA for a while and now live in Londondery,NH and you are searching for your ancestors in these two towns.Small world I guess.
Good luck on your continued search and let me know if I can help.
Tom
Added by Thomas Murray on May 12, 2014 7:23 AM
Thomas Murray
RE: Abigail Ellis Dean 26101838
Thank you for the compliment,much of it has to do with living in town and I am learning a great deal myself. I will give you a link for a fairly comprehensive history of Londonderry entitled Willey's Book of Nutfield. This is the page where I found Abigail Dean, but as you page through the book you will see most if not all of the graveyards. My town manager helped me locate the original of this book in their archives.
Please post anything you need through FindAGrave.com and I usually check the postings on a regular basis.
Here is the link:
https://archive.org/stream/willeysbookofnut00will#page/332/mode/2up

Tom
Londonderry,NH
Added by Thomas Murray on May 09, 2014 9:37 AM
Thomas Murray
RE: Abigail Ellis Dean 26101838
Hello again:
I have Mary Fisher (40052583), Ellis Fisher(40052933), and Abigail Fisher(40052779)all with photos. On my other comment on the C.A.P. stone please disregard, it was the foot stone of Clara A Plumer(CAP) buried just beside(!)

Are there any other photos that I might have missed?

Thanks,
Tom
Londonderry,NH
Added by Thomas Murray on May 08, 2014 2:35 PM
Thomas Murray
RE: Abigail Ellis Dean 26101838
You are welcome! Just a couple things. Mrs Mary Fisher is there with a photo memorial 40052583. Also you should look at 40052779 and 40052933 as possible relations. Ellis is buried just in front of Abigail Dean.In the photo you will note a small stone beside Abigail's with the markings "C A P".Not sure if these are intials or not. There are no other markings on the stone but it appears that the two stones are related(Nathaniel?). Nathaniel is somewhat of a puzzle. Nathaniel and Abigail were definitely from Dedham Mass. Nathaniel appears in the 1790 census there, presumably with his wife and then passes 4 years later. My instincts tell me he is buried in Dedham, but we don't know except for that puzzling CAP stone. Abigail's stone clearly wants people to know where she came from(Dedham) and who her husband was. This suggests the burial was well planned and in advance.But why transfer the burial some 50 miles north and some 30 years later? Her only connection to New Hampshire is her father who was a lifetime judge in the Claremonmt,NH, but even that location is 130 miles distant from Dedham. Ancestry.com has a complete history of the John Dean Family of Dedham. In the section on Nathaniel and Abigail, he is referenced as "Capt" which is in quotes as compared to other Captains not enclosed in quotes. Just a curious observation, where his military service shows him serving our country bravely, but only at the rank of Pvt. I know, more questions than answers, but I will check with cemetery officials in town when I have a minute.
Tom
Londonderry,NH
Added by Thomas Murray on May 07, 2014 8:49 AM
Thomas Murray
RE: Abigail Ellis Dean 26101838
It was somewhat lucky I came across the grave site because I actually was not looking for Abigail, but in fact fulfilling another request. But I did remember the request and I said myself "I betcha" and sure enough. To your questions, the correct dates are 1824 and her age was 86. I have added a lighter photo version to the memorial as well. For Captain Nathaniel Dean, it didn't even occur to me(duh) to look for him nearby. Since I am in town, the next time I am by the cemetery I will look for his gravesite. I assume you will delete the other Abigail request if you have not done so already. And you are certainly welcome. I will get back to you.
Tom
Londonderry,NH
Added by Thomas Murray on May 05, 2014 3:10 PM
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