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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.

Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.

I WAS in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.

Not sure what I am doing now, I appear to be chasing my relatives through Middlesex county and trying to sort them out. There does not seem to be a driving theme to that other than seeing who I stumble across in records and cemeteries and where they fit in the larger picture. I am not a direct descendant of most of them, but I am geographically local to them so there is some kind of logic to this in the larger scheme.

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I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.

I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)

Currently between laptops, all my "todo" notes are on the old one, new one doesn't have room for so many photos.

Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)


In Progress
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. need to clean up 53 photos. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. I've noted many of them to re-take, I trust I don't miss any - let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
GR11 Walnut Grove - Huge
??? Annunciation - Large

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
??? Porter Cemetery (not on FaG, off locust street, near Connors farm) - Although I have seen recent clues as to a cemetery near here - it still evades me, but then the location given for Potter's field was way off.
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (not on FaG) (behind the high school I suppose accessible from the Rail Trail, only has one headstone which I gather has since vanished)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Pope's Lane, Danvers Centre (have not found - it should be back by Hutchinson)
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KM
RE: Thanks!
Yes--Elizabeth Parker (1692-1760; m. Daniel Bodwell 14 Feb 1693) is my 7th great grandmother. I show her father as Steven Parker (b. 1651 in Andover) and mother as Mary Marston (b. 1655 in New Hampshire). Unfortunately, I don't have anything further back on the Parker side.
Added by KM on Jul 22, 2014 4:55 AM
Oz
Augustus Daniels
No info on Josie. Josie may have gotten married again..

you could call the cem and asked if she is buried there. maybe she doesn't have a marker..

I am just guessing, good luck
Added by Oz on May 20, 2014 4:04 PM
David M. Habben
Lorenzo Parker
I'm sorry, I don't have any information on Mr. Parker. I believe I added him to Findagrave.com from an obituary or death notice.
Added by David M. Habben on Feb 22, 2014 11:02 AM
Ralph Kimbrel
Phyllis W. Kimball
You probably didn't miss Phyllis grave when you visited that cemetery because there might not have been a grave there yet, she might still be living (even though she would be in her 90's) or either she got married again after her husband died in 1960 and we may never have a closer date for Phyllis. I just decided to go ahead and list her anyway and keep checking for other data on her. So far I haven't found a thing on her or Melvin except I found what I believe to be Melvin's brother, (William Warren Kimball's) obituary. Which if it is really his brother the obituary also contain Melvin E. Kimball's parents name. You would have to make the decision as to whether you want to list them in his Biography. Thanks Jack.
Ralph Kimbrel
Added by Ralph Kimbrel on Feb 18, 2014 1:19 PM
Ralph Kimbrel
Melvin E. Kimball & Phyllis Kimball
Jack,
If you would, please place the same photos that you placed on Melvin E. Kimball's Memorial page # 76615385, on his wife's Memorial Page # 125273791. Thank you. Also if you want to complete the month & day for Melvin Kimball you can find it on one of your photos. Thank you for all of your work with Find A Grave.
Ralph Kimbrel, 47951000.
Added by Ralph Kimbrel on Feb 17, 2014 8:09 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Rev Lorenzo Dow
The memorial page for Mr. Corcoran does not say much. He is a much more interesting fellow. Search on line for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Louise Home. Search for him using W W Corcoran. There are several tributes written at the time of his death in the search results.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 15, 2014 5:59 PM
SLGMSD
Rev Lorenzo Dow
Find A Grave Memorial# 36902111

The date of birth comes from his stone. Interesting that the birth record is off by two days.

When you have a chance you should read some of the news articles about the removal of Rev. Dow's remains and re interment. W.W. Corcoran, who campaigned for the removal, is also an interesting individual.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 15, 2014 10:38 AM
Sally Holden Dyson
Holden gravestones
Thanks for all your help, Jack. I really appreciate all you've done. Please do keep the Holdens on your radar when you are visiting cemeteries in MA/VT/NH. Don't know when I will get back there for more research, so this helps a lot!!!!
Sally
Added by Sally Holden Dyson on Jan 11, 2014 11:56 AM
Sally Holden Dyson
RE: Holden / Shirley
Sylvanus & Celinda Holden had a son named Austin Colburn Holden. I show that the Shirley Town Clerk Records have him at Village Cemetery so that's probably him.
The Holdens were a large family and were founders of the towns of Groton & Shirley. Richard Holden (my 8th g-grandfather) was the original ancestor (from England in 1642) and he had 8 children with many descendants.
I don't think there is a connection to Holten.
Richard had a brother, Justinian, who lived in Cambridge/Watertown area and he had 6 children with many descendants, too.
Added by Sally Holden Dyson on Dec 11, 2013 6:22 PM
Sally Holden Dyson
RE: Holden / Shirley
No, Mary is the wife of Julius Holden, so probably is buried next to him (& I've noticed that I did not request a photo of his gravestone, but would like one of it too). She is Mary Jane Richards Holden.
Sylvanus is the husband of Celinda M. Colburn Holden, so they are probably together (& I'd like photos of their gravestones, too).
I really appreciate your help with this. We are just now breaking out of the deep freeze & snow is melting...no hurry, but thank you so much!!
Sally
Added by Sally Holden Dyson on Dec 11, 2013 3:47 PM
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