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kate (#46820093)
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Bio Photo As a child, my mother was always bringing us on Cemetery hunts and we spent many hours making grave rubbings and walking thru the monuments . I get great satisfaction in being a Find a Grave volunteer and am on my own search for my family who went before me and helped to make my life the blessing that it is. I'm gratified to know that I am able to unite in such a small way, families who are in search of each other.

Family names I am researching are Curtis, Hollis, Crofut, Burt, Gates, Melow, Sutherland, Watts, McKay, Cady, Sherwood, Pitts, Parker, Thompson, Pyle to name a few.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this wonderful website and the intensely important business of perpetuating history by documenting the people and their contributions that have gone and lived before us, gave us life, and a reason to live. God Bless you all.

If you have time please visit my family's war veterans and a very special young man who I had the privilidge of knowing, Lt. Timothy Steele who died in Afganistan.

Timothy James Steele

Orson B Curtis
Roswell B Curtis
Sgt. Joseph Gates
Elmer M. Hollis
William Henry Parker
James Hollis

John Curtis

Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future do not perform their duty to the world - Daniel Webster

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RE: Ethan and Urban Burt
You're welcome. Did you notice Urban's name is spelled Erba? It is always interesting how spellings can be different than what old records show. Glad I could help.
Added by Panzyzz on Nov 11, 2015 6:01 PM
RE: Smith Cemetery Updates
No worries, hon. I'm happy to see the updates!
Added by AuntieJ on Oct 23, 2015 11:23 AM
RE: Caroline Frank
You are welcome
Added by Renee on Oct 15, 2015 3:38 PM
Mary John
RE: Mabel Hanning
You are welcomed.
Added by Mary John on Oct 13, 2015 12:18 PM
RE: Stephen Curtis monument Glenwood Cemetery
Hi Kate,
I don't remember, but I believe I did take a number of different photographs of the column. Let me see if I can find them again and check for you. I'll let you know what I find out.

Added by nannysneedles on Oct 13, 2015 9:50 AM
Joseph P Foss
Hi Kate,

The date of birth that I used (20 Dec 1841) came from Joseph's death record which was indexed on

On, there is a family tree called Foss Family Tree and his birth date is listed there as 16 Dec 1842. There is no source cited.

You have provided a third date, from records you found at the Cary Library (1 Dec 1842). Was it a birth record that you found?

As you know, recordkeeping back in those days was fairly hit-or-miss and often based on years old recollections. I am most interested to know what records you found.

As for Joseph's military affiliation, in addition to Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine, the application (dated 1932) for his headstone lists him as a member of the 7th infantry. This information was verified by the War Department. It's entirely possible an error was made at the foundry... we've found a number of such mistakes while researching other veterans.

Thank you for providing a photo of Joseph's final resting place.
Added by AuntieJ on Oct 08, 2015 9:28 AM
Joseph P Foss
Added by AuntieJ on Oct 08, 2015 9:09 AM
Flora hunter
Thank you so much for the headstone picture. I really appreciate it. Kim
Added by Kim on Sep 29, 2015 1:54 PM
Joshua McCown
William Haskell
Thanks for getting a picture of William Haskell's stone. Much appreciated!
Added by Joshua McCown on Sep 27, 2015 2:44 PM
Butterfield pictures
Thank you so much for taking pictures of my 5 ancestors, I truly appreciate it since I am on the west coast. Did you happen to notice Thomas Megquier (born 1888) buried near any of the burials you took? He was the the oldest of Ezra & Rebecca Jane Dickinson & I can't find record of him after 1910.
Added by DSiahpush on Sep 16, 2015 7:38 PM
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