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Lorene (#47229092)
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Bio Photo I'm the mother of three and the grandmother of nine. I've been hooked on genealogy for about 45 years. I just recently found "Find A Grave" and think that it's a wonderful resource.
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Jerry Littlefield
William Ridley #111326452

I agree one needs to protect the validity of the facts and your revised test does that. So that's a good thing and I appreciate that. While census records contain errors, it's still an interesting puzzle as why William is listed in 1880 as single and a person of the correct name and age as his first wife is in Maine also listed in 1880 as single. It appears all their children are in at least their first marriages in the 1870s (if not already widowed or married a 2nd time). On the other hand, there is a Memorial #41758954 worth a look that seems to lead to no further family records. I just think this is an interesting story some may want to explore further. Thanks for responding and for all you do to serve these folks.

Jerry Littlefield
Added by Jerry Littlefield on Sep 13, 2016 8:18 PM
Jerry Littlefield
Memorial# 111326452
Hi Lorene,

I think there is cause to revise the story of William Ridley and first wife Eliz. Unlike the narrative, I found an Eliza Ridley in the 1880 US Census right where she's always been - in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine. She is of the correct age and listed as a "servant." The census states she is "single" rather than married or divorced. Likewise, the 1880 US Census of Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire lists the "single" soap maker William Ridley as a "border" in the home of his future bride, the widow Mary [Bowley] Currier. Although William Ridley is incorrectly listed in 1880 as having been born in NH, his subsequent public records, e.g. marriage to 2nd wife Mary and 1900 US Census, state that the soap maker was born in Maine. Thus, I suspect Eliza actually died after 1880 (perhaps before William's 2nd marriage in 1891) and I suspect William the Maine "farmer" of 1870 set out in NH before the 1880 census to create a new life. It is a story that could be researched some more.

Jerry Littlefield (#48910822)
Added by Jerry Littlefield on Sep 12, 2016 6:39 PM
Cogswell Kidder Green and wife Sarah
Thank you very much for getting Cogswell Kidder Green and his wife Sarah's headstone. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Peter on Jul 30, 2016 1:21 PM
Zadock Packard
Thank you for this information. I will inform the person who has his memorial on Find A Grave that there is no record of Zadock's burial.
Added by Peter on Jul 30, 2016 12:21 PM
Ralph Gowen
Almira White
thank you for the photo of her headstone!

Added by Ralph Gowen on Jul 04, 2016 4:04 PM
Dottie Meadows
Oscar Ross
Thank you for checking on Oscar for me. Is there any way that you can take a photograph of at least his location and post on his memorial page since there is no headstone? Many thanks.
Added by Dottie Meadows on Apr 21, 2016 11:51 AM
Jim Ottmer
Camp headstone
Thank you for taking the headstone photo for us. And Thank you for creating the memorial and transferring it to us a while back.
Jim Ottmer
Added by Jim Ottmer on Apr 18, 2016 8:26 AM
Joseph F. Dolloff
Dolloff Photos
Thank you for taking the time to photograph the Dolloff Graves. Sincerely, Joseph F Dolloff.
Added by Joseph F. Dolloff on Apr 17, 2016 5:13 PM
Ann Maree
Thank you for the photo, your effort is much appreciated.
Added by Ann Maree on Apr 17, 2016 4:49 PM
David Peterson
Alfred Stanley Marker
Hi Lorene,
Thanks so much for taking the time to photography the marker I really appreciate it.
Warm regards,
Dave Peterson
Added by David Peterson on Apr 13, 2016 9:53 PM
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