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Ed Poulin (#47263733)
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Bio Photo February 22, 2014

Hi People,

Today I finished going through the list for Crystal Lake Cemetery in Gardner and creating the memorials and making the links that I could. Although I did many there were ~800 people (of ~ 6040) who I did not have enough information on to feel comfortable making the memorials on my first go through. I will likely add them anyway and let the world help me fill in the blanks and make corrections. Also, additional photographing of the stones will clear up some things.


If you do not wish to have a memorial online for your relative then let me know and I will delete it.

I have not cleaned the stones so you might come across a photo of one of your relative's stones and think, "what a mess". If you would like a better picture posted then I can go out and retake it no problem and do a little clearing away of dirt and weeds to boot. I just figured I could get all the photos done in a more timely manner and then make a better effort on the ones people actually are interested in seeing.

I have determined the genealogy of most of the original settlers (see my website below). Some are stubbornly evasive. Most of these people are buried in the Old Burial Ground while a few are in Green Bower and Crystal Lake Cemeteries. I have also traced the lineages of their progeny as far as the early 1900s and sometimes further.

I am not originally from this town and so I would be glad to transfer the memorials if you want them. As always, feel free to download any photo I've taken and I'd be glad to do some searching in my area if you can't do it yourself.

'Nuff said. Ed
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Don & Mary Cavender
RE: Rebecca Houghton [50816593]
You are very welcome.

It took me a minute to figure it out because you have John as Jr. and I show he is the IV (fourth). His father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather are all named John and I can not find any middle names to separate them.

Anyway thanks again for fixing it.

Added by Don & Mary Cavender on Apr 04, 2014 9:05 PM
Kevin Avery
Ellen Hastings
Thanks for being so quick, Ed! As you can see, Ellen was a granddaughter of Abner Avery, who was my 3-gr grandfather. I am slowly tracking down all descendants.... which led me to Ellen. Thanks for posting her memorial!

Added by Kevin Avery on Mar 05, 2014 8:22 PM
Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Thank You
Thanks for looking for Eleanor Cornwell's stone.
Added by Cindy Cornwell McCachern on Mar 02, 2014 7:40 PM
Chris Conlon
RE: Notre Dame Cemetery
I called Holy Rosary who oversees the cemetery and they are going to do some more research and call me back. They did not find anything on a quick search, which is the same thing I ran into in 2008 when I last called this church.

I got the location of the burial from the funeral home, but it appears that lot 34 isn't much to go on, the woman I spoke to at Holy Rosary asked what section. Ingbourg is buried in a single lot, so her death appears to have been unexpected. I have not ordered the death certificates for any of these family members as yet so I don't know what the exact cause of death was. It is interesting that she was not buried near her first husband and the father of her two children.

Ingbourg's 2nd husband, George E. Stone would have been the owner of the plot, I assume. He died in 1948 and is buried in Greenlawn in Baldwinville. I believe he remarried in 1937, 4 years after Ingbourg's death so he is probably buried with that wife. I located a application for a veteran's flat headstone marker for George which gave the cemetery.
Added by Chris Conlon on Feb 25, 2014 11:39 AM
Chris Conlon
RE: Notre Dame Cemetery
As I recall I called the Catholic overseers of this cemetery and they weren't particularly helpful. As you said they don't seem to keep maps of their cemeteries or adequate records. I have no idea where lot 34 might be in the cemetery as I haven't been there. I'll see if I can find any better info.
Added by Chris Conlon on Feb 25, 2014 9:12 AM
Chris Conlon
Another Request
HI Ed;

I was reading your bio page and it occurred to me that I should ask you if you are ever in the area of Notre Dame Cemetery, if you could have a look at lot 34 at the bottom of a hill for Ingbourg (Johnson) Hough Stone, memorial 75274941.

Another volunteer went to the cemetery but said they couldn't find the stone. I got the information about the burial from the funeral home that made the arrangements.

Added by Chris Conlon on Feb 25, 2014 8:40 AM
Chris Conlon
RE: Hough gravesites Greenbower
Ed, thanks for the reply. I'm with you on the issue of the stillborn child, I didn't really expect to find a headstone, but you never know.

As to the Houghs, I would assume that their daughter Harriett would have been the person in charge of their burials and at that point in time she was living in the Boston area. There were only the two children, Harriett and Gilbert, so she was the only one left. Flat markers might be the answer or not.

The next time you're there I'd appreciate it if you'd have a look for Harriett and Orson Hough's markers, if they exist.

Added by Chris Conlon on Feb 25, 2014 8:29 AM
RE: Charlotte Talcott Hubbard [125588763]
Thank you for adding the picture!
Added by Mom on Feb 25, 2014 7:00 AM
Billie Jasper
Sarah (Marshfield) Foster & Thomas Miller
Wow, Thank you so much for the transfers for Sarah Marshfield Foster and Thomas Miller. Lightening speed!
Added by Billie Jasper on Feb 12, 2014 10:44 PM
Billie Jasper
Sarah (Marshfield) Foster's parents
Thank you for doing such a fine job for 78848389 is my ancestor. If you are willing to transfer her memorial to me, I would be happy to receive it. I can add information regarding her first husband whose name was Thomas Miller and your parents are Thomas Marshfield 36628772 and Wife (Mercy) Marshfield 36628785.
Thank you for your consideration. My findagrave # is 48331425. Billie
Added by Billie Jasper on Feb 12, 2014 10:04 PM
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