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Genealogy piqued my interest back in the mid-1970s, though I'd always been one who loved listening to stories of yester-|
year, enjoyed visiting with aunts, uncles, and cousins, and liked being connected to mem-
bers of my extended family. What started as a hobby quickly became a passion; and in short time, it became an obsession. Fellow family historians will know exactly what that means.
In the nearly four decades which have since passed, I've badgered and bothered scores of wonderful cousins, collected boxes and boxes of 'family notes', tracked our families' roots through four centuries (back to the era of Samuel Champlain), compiled a variety of personal manuscripts and charts, and spent countless hours hunting down family burial sites in cemeteries near and far. My ances-
tral connections are 99% French — mostly 'Acadien' on my dad's side, mostly 'Québe-
cois' on my mom's — with a 1% spattering of English and American Indian.
The late French-Canadien historian Raymond Douville once wrote:
'... it may be impossible to know where we're going — but we can always find out where we've been'.
Documenting one's family history is a reward unto itself. To memorialize those who came before us, as well as family members and friends who were once part of our lives, is a simple yet heartfelt gesture that says: 'You may be gone, but you're not forgotten'.
Special thanks to Jim Tipton, the founder of 'findagrave.com', to the good folks who work hard to maintain this website — and to the many volunteer contributors, especially those who go the extra distance to put a smile on someone's face.
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|Janet Whitson||Calvary O'Donnells|
Thank you for the permission.
Janet Whitson 48049943
|Janet Whitson||O'Donnells in Calvary Cemetery|
Would you be willing to place your photos of Patrick J O'Donnell's #117238936 gravestone on the entries I made for his children whose names are also on the stone- Margaret M, Mary E, John J, Catherine C, and Ann Rita. I just finished the research. Their mother, Margaret Kelly, is my great grand aunt. I appreciate you having taken the original photo for me.
Margaret M #156796539
Mary E #156796650
John J #156796902
Catherine C #156796792
Ann Rita #156797017
|Anne Brandt||Mary Maher|
Thank you for the information regarding Mary Maher. I have made the changes.
David was born Dec 17, 1938, in Fletcher, Henderson Co., NC.
His four years in the air force would been up in May of that year, 1961. but he has been living in heaven with his Lord. One of these days I will see him again.
He was 6'2" tall, had dark brown eyes. He had the manners of a real gentalman.
The night of his high school graduation, he got into the air force car and left for camp.
I went to the web site of texas tower, it was for sell.
Added by janw on Jul 22, 2015 7:05 AM
|Mark||RE: re: Geraldine Miller|
I was going by her obituary... ignore it if you like:
Geraldine A. Miller
WATERBURY — A memorial Mass for Mrs. Geraldine A. (White) Miller, 72, of 45 Savings Street, was said Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by burial of ashes at St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Mrs. Miller, widow of Leslie R. Miller, died Monday, May 15, at the Cedar Lane Convalescent Home. She was born May 30, 1922, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Conroy) White. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. She leaves a son, Gregory L. Miller of Oakville; two daughters, Deborah Szoldra of Terryville and Cynthia Stowell of Oakville; a brother, Edward White of Naugatuck; and several grandchildren. The Bergin Funeral Home, Waterbury, was in charge of arrangements.
Town Timwes - May 25, 1995
Added by Mark on Jul 20, 2015 11:41 AM
|Rick Weaver||RE: Re: Photos|
Your belated thanks are appreciated but not necessary! For me, finding, photographing and posting the photos are reward enough for me. If someone cares enough to ask for a photo, I feel it an honor to help them save their family history.
I found the sight the other day for David K Parker. He was my brother. Thank you so much for doing this for David. We did most everything together. If you would like to know more about him, just ask. How did you decide to to this for him?
Added by janw on Jul 10, 2015 4:22 PM
|Michael Ryley Bradbury||Mr Hoppe|
I deleted the duplicate.
Thanks for all the info on William and Mary Brewster's graves. I never like to learn of unmarked graves!
Ron, Thanks for the information on George Brewster. I wondered about the Barnhardt connection. Do you know his date of birth? The central office listed Mary Brewster at that plot location. A lot of the foot stones like George's at St. James are badly sunken in the older areas. I use a probe to check for the ones that are completely covered up. The maintenance crew has started uncovering them, but it is a slow process. I was going to check some of the other areas to see if Mary might be there, but once the cold weather and snow set in, I am usually done my Fine-a-Grave photo work for the year. The records for this cemetery are not the best. I have photographed and sent them the picture of several persons who were not on their lists. If you have an obit for George I would love to include it in the memorial.
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