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John W. Van Dyke (#47060899)
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Bio Photo I retired in April 2005. I started doing genealogy in August 2005. It all started with my wife, Dianne,(Dianne E. Smith) and her interest. I've enjoy traveling to many cemeteries. Dianne would say, "My best friends were all cold". She passed away, November 12, 2007.

I have since married Bonnie (Snow) Johnson in 2009. I told her I would do my best NOT to let grass grow under her feet. Together, we enjoy "grave searching" for others as we can.

If you would like to use any photos I may have posted, all we ask if you give credit to us something like, "Photo courtesy of member #47060899".
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E Malcolm
RE: Photos
Hi J & B, thanks so much for the Webb children's gravestone photos. Appreciate it very much. Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Jul 28, 2015 8:50 PM
Carter photos
Thank you so much for taking and posting the monument photos of Alexander and Bertha Carter. Now their memorials are complete thanks to dedicated people like you. Enjoy your summer and God bless....
Added by FRANMIS on Jul 27, 2015 11:31 AM
E Malcolm
RE: Photos
Hi J & B, thanks for the great gravestone photos for Bertha Lamson, Asa Webb, Rebecca & Stillman Wass, hope you're having a great summer, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Jul 27, 2015 7:07 AM
RE: Smith Markers
East Ridge Cemetery

I took those photos yesterday when it was raining so some are hard to read. The way I went which might not be the best way but here are the directions. From Rt 1 take the turn to Dennysville, RT 86, and stay on that thru Dennysville, this is toward the Marion Cemetery actually. Turn onto East Ridge at a sharp turn. This is a triangle shape turn with entrance and exit roads but as I recall you don't see the sign East Ridge until you are a little past it. This is the road the Preston Cemetery is on if you are familiar with that one. The East Ridge Cem is some distance as it turned out, just before the East Ridge hits Rt 191 (runs from E Machias to Cooper, also called Cooper Road) so might be better to come in that way from 191 and turn onto that end of East Ridge depending on where you are coming from and type of vehicle as parts of East Ridge are dirt. The cemetery is close to the road and can't be missed. I am thinking on a better weather day I might try and see if there are stones beyond the tree line as I did see one broken one that was tossed to the side into the tree area. Good luck with your finds, Beverly
Added by Beverly on Jul 20, 2015 11:13 AM
RE: Marion Cemetery
The house in front of that cemetery, now a private home bought few years back, used to be the old church. Last time I was there 3 yrs or so ago it was overgrown with blueberry bushes and grass and a job to uncover some of the stones and I won't comment on the mosquitoes! lucky to get out of there alive! I did go to Augusta and they told me where its an unincorporated town the state is responsible and they did have some records for those towns but I could find nothing for Marion that I didn't already know. They suggested checking the death records but no luck there on my line as to specific cemetery. I forget the date for Marion, maybe 1936? but the years previous to unincorporation there were records kept but no one seems to know where they went. Dennysville Historical Soc was very helpful but alas no records other than what MOCA did years back. Rebecca Hobart did have notes but she passed away couple years ago and not sure where her records went. Anyway many of my ancestors are there and I will keep looking and let you know if I find anything. Thanks again.
Added by Beverly on Jul 16, 2015 1:51 PM
Sarah Huckins #40247269
Thank you for transfer of Sarah. I need to find some records for the Marion cemetery. Since Marion is no longer incorporated I have no clue where those records would be. There are a number of sunken graves with no stones and I think many of them are Sarah's family. Thanks again, Beverly
Added by Beverly on Jul 16, 2015 7:23 AM
E Malcolm
RE: Transfers
Hi J & B, thanks for transferring Maria Wright and James Davis, appreciate your generosity! Hope all is well in Maine, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Jul 11, 2015 8:51 PM
E Malcolm
RE: Transfer
Hi J & B, thanks so much for the Alton C Davis transfer, appreciate it very much, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Jul 09, 2015 6:46 PM
E Malcolm
RE: Transfers
Hi J & B, Happy 4th of July! Hope you both have a great day filled with Family, Friends and Fun... Thank you very much for transferring all those remarkable Washington County Davis relatives to my care today. If you're traveling, Happy Trails, have a great summer, Sincerely, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Jul 03, 2015 12:22 PM
E Malcolm
RE: Smith Transfer
Hi John & Bonnie, thanks so much for the Smith transfer, appreciate it, Sincerely, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Jul 02, 2015 3:51 PM
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