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D (Huntley) Carter (#47177961)
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Bio Photo Originally a Downeaster from Maine, I married a Montanan and transplanted my roots to Washington State. (How does a girl from Maine meet a guy from Montana? --in the British West Indies, of course. We were both Peace Corps Volunteers.)

As a "Maineac" I claim Acadian heritage from the Landry branch of my tree but am also interested in the following families of Washington and Hancock Counties, Maine: Huntley, McDevitt, Hodgkins, Wakefield, Sinclair, Cochran, Bailey, Higgins, Messer, Drew, Smith, Shaw, Young, Booth, Cook and Carnon/Carmon/Carman (to name just a few families of my bloodline.)

My husband is directly related to West Virginian Carters and Ashleys, Swedish Petersons who homesteaded in Ontario and Norwegian Paulsons from Minnesota.

My maternal grandparents settled in Woodland (Baileyville) in 1912, my mother and uncles were born there, and I was raised less than a mile from my grandmother's home. Most of my research has centered on cemeteries in Codyville, Topsfield, Princeton, Woodland, Alexander, Crawford and Wesley. Although my research began with family, I have created many memorials to honor classmates and friends, including people who worked with my father in the mill, people my mother cared for as a nurse, my parents' extensive Grange connections, and, occasionally, someone who was once simply nice to me. It's been a sentimental journey, sometimes bittersweet.

Whenever possible, I add family links, genealogy, and photos to the memorials I have created. My mother saved her mother's photo albums and I have saved Mom's. I also have Mom's collection of obituaries. You may copy any photos I have posted but please give me the courtesy of crediting them to me. Credit rewards my efforts and also allows people who view your work to track back to me and perhaps share corrections or updates, which I welcome.

Please remember that people who create memorials for Find A Grave are volunteers. Our efforts cost time and money. I have spent hundreds of hours researching genealogy and hours of vacation time photographing headstones. Gas costs as does the subscription to an ancestry site. Find A Grave is a free resource and that fact was very important in my decision to become involved. It pleases me to think that my efforts are viewable by anyone with Internet access and from any part of the world. If Find A Grave has been helpful to you, I encourage you to reciprocate the favor by committing to create memorials or photograph headstones in your own community.
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Rick Weaver
RE: cemetery changed
You're welcome! Please let me know if there are any family memorials that I've created that you'd like me to transfer to your care. I'd be more than happy to do it.

Rick Weaver
Added by Rick Weaver on Nov 16, 2015 11:30 AM
Sylvia Fancy
Hope Wheaton Beach
Hello, I want to thank you for the photo of the grave marker for Hope Beach. Very much appreciated.
Added by Sylvia Fancy on Aug 22, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: Raymond B Dinsmore # 93051469
D there was a 1st marriage (16 Mar 1935) but I also found the Arlene Freda Denbow marriage 27 Jun 1953. Seems the 1st wife~Edith Wright remarried, too. Thanks for getting me to research it. See, Raymond & Edith had a son~George Raymond Dinsmore. I was worried i might have the wrong family. =)
Added by jmgs1 on Aug 01, 2015 6:09 PM
Raymond B Dinsmore # 93051469
Hey, D. I got a question regarding Raymond. On his memorial his wife is listed as Arlene Dinsmore. I have him married to Edith Wright on 16 Mar 1935 in Maine, Marriages, 1892-1996 records. Could the Arlene be an error?
Added by jmgs1 on Aug 01, 2015 3:26 AM
Charles Mattes
Memorial # 111808467 Elmer Owen Clarke
Please consider adding the following obituary

EASTPORT - Elmer Owen Clarke died peacefully at the Narraguagus Bay Nursing Home in Milbridge on May 31, 2013. Elmer was born August 25, 1923 in Calais to Newton J. Clarke and Clara May Hill. Elmer attended the Eastport and Pembroke schools and graduated from Pembroke High School in 1942. He immediately joined the U.S. Navy. He was a radioman in the newly commissioned D.E. Fessenden, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. The Fessenden was credited with sinking a German U-Boat in the Atlantic. Elmer served nearly nine years in the Navy. During this time he met and married Leola McDonald. Elmer attended William and Mary College and worked primarily as an accountant. After the death of his wife, Elmer was ordained in the Church of God, serving in communities in Virginia, Maryland, and Maine. After his retirement he returned to Eastport and was active in the Church of God in Eastport. He also was a member in good standing of the Coffee Klatch and often visited the Eastport Nursing Home, singing and visiting with the patients. Elmer is survived by nieces and nephew Patricia Wright Cowperthwaite and husband Deane of Baltimore, MD, James H. Wright and wife Corrine of Sanbornton, NH, Ruth A. Owen and husband Robert of Pembroke, Madonna J. Lewis and husband Joseph of Eastport and Maureen C. Pottle and husband Larry of Plymouth; sister-in-law Melba Clarke of Australia and a great many grand-nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his older sister B. Mae Clarke Wright and his older brother Charles; three infant sisters, Mary Ellen, Ida Amanda and Annie Minerva and nieces and nephews, Mary Wentworth, Elizabeth Frost, Paul Wright and John Wright. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 4th at Hersey Side Cemetery, Hersey Rd., Pembroke. Donations in Elmer’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at
Added by Charles Mattes on Jul 23, 2015 5:08 AM
Neil W. Thomas, Jr.
Thank you for the work that you do and welcome to Washington May we please discuss the above memorial via e-mail? Thanks again, Neil Thomas at .
Added by Neil W. Thomas, Jr. on Jul 21, 2015 2:45 PM
Higgins Famiy
Hello, I am related to the Higgins family of Codyville, ME. I am a distant cousin of yours through Lucinda Francis Higgins Cochran who was married to William Cochran. I found all your memorials amazing. I did have many of your kin on my list which I found doing research. Thank you so much for putting them on Find a Grave. I have not made it to Codyville yet. We did not get up that way last September.
Added by Marsha on Jul 04, 2015 3:50 PM
Mary Hinckley Haney
Willis J. Pinkham
Hi, Thank you so much for all your hard work. I do need to point out according to A book called Early Narraguagus River Families, Willis's parents are
Tristram Samuel Pinkham & Martha C. Jones. The 1880 census made a mistake and spelled his name as Willina J.
Added by Mary Hinckley Haney on Jun 25, 2015 5:45 PM
Tim & Grace
George Joseph McLaughlin in Wodland Cemetery


I had to pass on the edit to add "Sr." to George Joseph McLaughlin's memorial. He didn't become a Sr. until Jr. was born. It is the same way on my Dad's gravestone and military marker in Buckfield, Maine. He didn't become Donald Mackay Cooper, Sr. until my younger brother was born. I was supposed to be Daniel Mackay Cooper, but my cousin Daniel Ralph Cooper was born a couple of months before me. I was very small when I was born, so they named me after Tiny Tim from The Christmas Carol :)

Sincerely, Tim Cooper
Sidney, Maine 04330
Added by Tim & Grace on Apr 25, 2015 10:51 AM
Carina Gillon
Francis L Perkins
Hello again...
I was chating with a family member (second cousuin) about find a grave and told her how I manage a lot of my relatives memorials and have asked you to transfer some of them that is in the past were hoping you could transfer over Frances Perkins so that we may add more details photos stories and so on. Would really appreciate it thank you so much in advance carina
Added by Carina Gillon on Feb 27, 2015 12:56 PM
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