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Richard Rulon (#47319908)
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George Buteau
Grace Thorpe wife of George Buteau
Hi Richard,
You have my step-grandmother's last name incorrect. It is Thorpe, not Thorpi. I understand the error as the photo of the grave marker does not clearly show the E that follows Thorp- it looks more like an I but is in reality an E. Following is her obituary.

Hartford Courant
November 5, 1979

UNIONVILLE - Mrs. Grace (Thorpe) Buteau 88, widow of George H. Buteau, of 176l Farmington Ave., died Saturday in Florida.
A lifelong resident of Unionville, she was a life member of Adah Chapter 30 Order of Eastern Star and a life member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Avon.
She is survived by a son, Bernard F. Buteau of Wolcott; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Odenkirchen of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.: two stepsons, James E. of Unionville and George H. Buteau of Woonsocket, R.I.; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church, Avon, with Rev. William C. Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon.
Friends may call at Hangen-Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Route 4, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Added by George Buteau on Dec 30, 2014 3:02 PM
Bruce Bowen
Mellissa Andrew headstone
Thanks for the headstone photo of Mellissa Andrew. She was the daughter of a friend of a friend. She died in a traffic accident.
Added by Bruce Bowen on May 17, 2013 12:33 PM
Sally Woodruff
Thanks so much for the great photo of her headstone! I appreciate it very much. Barb
Added by BJW on Dec 22, 2011 10:38 AM
Hart at Case Cemetery
Thank you so much Richard for fulfilling my photo requests. It's very exciting to see the photos. Many Harts are buried at this cemetery -it makes me wonder about all the Hart relatives that may have visited this cemetery over the years and stood in front of all the headstones. It has been a great weekend for me - I had another photo request fulfilled - also of Hart family in New York.
May I use your photos on my tree at Ancestry?
Many thanks again for your time and effort.

Added by Graceti on Dec 11, 2011 5:11 PM
Kathy F.
Thank You!
Thank you for the photo of my grandmother's gravestone -Rena May Fair- in West Avon Congregational Church's cemetery. I took a chance on searching for it and was suprised to see a picture of it. I rarely get to Avon anymore so it is great to be able to have a picture of it. Thanks! Kathy Fair Farrington
Added by Kathy F. on Nov 20, 2011 6:25 PM
Janice Dyer Doran
I received a notice from Find A Grave that I had a message from you, but when I looked there was nothing new from you. Did you send anything yesterday or today, if so please resend or send to my home email.
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Apr 27, 2011 5:39 AM
Janice Dyer Doran
Thank you
Again, thank you for all those memorial photo's. You go the extra mile for those of us who are unable to make the trip to our ancestor's gravesites.
Janice Dyer Doran
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Apr 25, 2011 7:56 PM
C Greer
RE: woodford
Hi did you see this?
Orrin WOODFORD238 died in 1855 in Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut. He was born in Bristol, Hartford Co., Ct.. Parents: Josiah WOODFORD and Lois HUMPHREY.
Spouse: Diana DERRIN. Orrin WOODFORD and Diana DERRIN were married on 4 Apr 1830 in Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut. Children were: Dan L. WOODFORD.

Added by C Greer on Apr 25, 2011 7:06 PM
Janice Dyer Doran
Hi Dick,
No, I didn't receive anything from you last night. Try it again. and be sure to put Find A Grave in the subject line, if it goes to spam I can retrieve it.
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Mar 31, 2011 4:29 PM
Janice Dyer Doran
RE: Thank You
Hi Dick,
Thank you for your prompt answer.

There is the story about her husband, Orrin Woodford, in a book I just purchased. "Avon, Connecticut" an historical story by Mary Francis Mackie, with the complete story about the murder. I found the story on the enternet before and can't remember where. He was in a drunken rage and literaly butchered her. Back then they describe everything in detail and it was hard to read about it.

He was sent to the Connecticut State Prison, Wetherefield, Hartford Co., Ct., where he died on March 26, 1856. I have not been able to find out where he was buried.

Also, do you have any information in your records if Orrin's parents are buried there? I have all the Woodford's, in my line, found, except them.
Josiah Woodford born in 1765 and died in Burlington, Hartford, Ct. in 1815.
His wife, Orrin's mother, Lois Humphry Woodford born 1767 and died in Burlington in 1807.

Boy, if you could find those two it would be such a find for me. I could connect all the Woodford's from my grandfather to Thomas Woodford the immigrant. :)

Thank you again for all your help,
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Mar 30, 2011 7:18 AM
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