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Jan Franco (#46625834)
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Bio Photo If you are new to findagrave, I suggest you read "frequently asked questions" carefully before making entries or requests.
Since I get a huge volume of requests, please make it easier for me to add biographical information, relationship links, or corrections by going to the page you want linked or corrected and click on "edit." Your info will be emailed directly to me and I can click on the link. If I get the email I will make changes, but generally I don't have time to email you. Please double check dates and info; if multiple items are misspelled or have typos, I am inclined to believe the other material may also be erroneous.

PLEASE NOTE THAT "TRANSFER REQUESTS SHOULD BE FOR DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS" as per Findagrave policy- see FAQs. Please state your relationship in the request. You are able to add photos to any entry.
When the website started there was no option for linking relatives. I am happy to add desired links: please double check your numbers so errors don't make double work for both of us.

I am related to some of the people I have added; entries are also posted in the interest of genealogy and history, and the hope that someone will add my lost ancestors.

Please take digital photos of old gravestones in your area; some that exist today may crumble in a season or two, especially in areas with winter frost. In a way, your photo will preserve it. Perhaps it will be the only record of a particular gravestone. Please do not apply any substance to a gravestone to make it more legible; it damages the stone.

You may use my findagrave photos for your personal use, with attribution; anything to be published - please contact me for permission. Click on photo for larger format.

If you are requesting a photo in a large cemetery please take the time to get section and plot number from the cemetery office, if there is one. Your request has a better chance of being fulfilled that way. Most volunteer photographers work on the weekends when cemetery offices are not open.

Verify everything; transcriptions and even information "written in stone" may be inaccurate. A good example is when the date April 31 appears on a gravestone.

Most of the CT cemeteries have already been added to findagrave. When in doubt check under "New" and "Old" to see if you've missed the listing. Please HESITATE before creating a new Connecticut cemetery on findagrave. I'll be happy to research it for you to avoid duplication; so many alternate names and town name changes make it likely it is already listed in another place. The majority of CT cemeteries that existed in 1934 were surveyed on the Hale Index: www.cslib.org/halecol.htm. Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.

Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network: www.ctgravestones.com.
Your local library or historical society can also assist you. Ask for the person most familiar with the cemeteries or the history of the town.

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L. Landon
Umpawaug Cemetery - Correction

Umpawaug Cemetery

Aaron Mallett - Find A Grave Memorial# 11671466

The link to Aaron's father needs to be correccted. It should be Daniel Mallett (1781-1851) of Redding, CT - Find A Grave Memorial# 125850416

This Daniel Mallett married in 1808 Mary Sanford (1780-1828) an their son was Aaron Mallett (1809-1889) and Aaron married in 1837 Abby Jane Hill (1820-1907). Aaron and Abby Jane had a son Aaron Hill Mallett (1856-1917) and another child Mary Jane Mallett (1840-1912)
Added by L. Landon on Nov 25, 2014 6:16 PM
Margie Murray
Norwalk Union Cemetery
Dear Jan,
Do you know if there is a sexton for the Norwalk, Union Cemetery? I tried 3 different phone #'s that i found on white pages.com and they were out of service.
I am hoping that there is a book of records somewhere that can give me some further information on locating family member's.
any help much appreciated,
margie murray
Added by Margie Murray on Nov 24, 2014 11:29 AM
An Oregonian
RE: Joshua Boardman
Thanks for the message. Good Luck!
Added by An Oregonian on Nov 24, 2014 11:15 AM
Jeanie Leete
9526646 Mary Chase Leete
51366653 Mary A Chase Leete-It was brought to my attention my addition is a duplicate but would you please updat info then I can delete my memorial. Thanks for all your efforts.
Added by Jeanie Leete on Nov 22, 2014 10:10 AM
Joseph Pizzuto
RE: GLOVER A. SNOW Grave Site
Hi Jan, I can't seem to open the coded link that you sent this morning pertaining to Mr. Glover A. Snow. Please explain what you are telling me. Thank you, Dick Pizzuto.
Added by Joseph Pizzuto on Nov 18, 2014 12:41 PM
Joseph Pizzuto
RE: GLOVER A. SNOW Grave Site
Hi again Jan, W. Granville is a town of only 2,000 people and is located on the northern Conn. border with Mass. I checked cemetery listings in Hamden County and found no cemeteries listed for W. Granville, MA. It's very strange indeed. I have emailed the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home in Meriden, requesting info on Mr. G. A. Snow's burial site or mausoleum entombment. Kind regards, Dick Pizzuto.
Added by Joseph Pizzuto on Nov 17, 2014 8:53 PM
Joseph Pizzuto
RE: GLOVER A. SNOW Grave Site
Hi Jan, thank you for locating the town where Glover Snow is buried. C. Eugene "Gene" Mosher's funeral service in April, 2013, was also private with no cemetery or city/town listed. You can check this out at John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, Meriden, Conn. E-mail address: John J. Ferry@Snet.net. I suspect both families, Snow-Mosher are buried under one grave stone in W. Granville, MA. I will let you know what I find out. Cordially, Dick Pizzuto.
Added by Joseph Pizzuto on Nov 17, 2014 11:41 AM
Joseph Pizzuto
GLOVER A. SNOW Grave Site
Dear JAN, I am looking for the grave of Glover A. Snow, 1896-1969. He lived and died in Meriden, Conn. He purchased The Kelsey Press Co. from William A. Kelsey in 1923 and turned it over to his son-in-law C. Eugene "Gene" Mosher about 1965. Gene Mosher died in April, 2013 in Meriden at age 89. I remember reading something, years ago, about Glover A. Snow being buried in a small town near Meriden called Westfield, Conn., MAYBE??? Thank you for any help you can provide. DICK PIZZUTO, pizzuto1@verizon.net
Added by Joseph Pizzuto on Nov 16, 2014 8:40 PM
Anonymous
Ebenezer Birch 21960442
I believe Ebenezer Birch (your Find A Grave Memorial# 21960442) is an ancestor of mine. He is on a 1969 list of burials in the Hunt Family Cemetery in Chautauqua county, NY (where other members of his family are buried), although there is a notation "no stone found." I just wanted to verify that there is, in fact, a stone for Ebenezer Birch in the Spencer's Corners Cemetery. Thanks.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2014 2:22 PM
Jeanne
RE: Florence F. Young
Hi Jan

I know you contribute quite a bit to Find A Grave, and you
and I have "talked" before.

I'm a Duis descendant
and an indirect Young. If you need to fill in any
other info, I have quite a bit. Just let me know if I can help.

J
Added by Jeanne on Nov 12, 2014 8:39 AM
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