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Ben G (#47255941)
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Bio Photo I love exploring and photographing old cemeteries in Maine. I am especially familiar with Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, and York counties. I am a Greater Portland History docent, photographer for Greater Portland Landmarks, and a member of, the overseers of Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine

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RE: John B. Collins
Thank you!
Added by Sunset on Sep 01, 2015 10:33 AM
RE: John B. Collins
I've added GPS info to graves for other people, but have never tried finding them using GPS, so I don't actually know. (Funny though, I've used that "psychic GPS" thing before and it's worked. Sometimes you know right where to go, and other times can't find them at all.

But let's see, John B. Collins died Feb. 5th, 1882 and his wife Hannah Hay died May 14, 1809. They could be buried in Mass. but I don't know...
Added by Sunset on Aug 31, 2015 8:42 PM
John B. Collins
Also I am looking for John Pierpont Collins' parents' graves and can't find them anywhere. They could be nearby to JPC, or they could be in Massachusetts. You haven't seen any for a John B. Collins or Hannah (Hay) collins, have you?

Also, I will be in Portland briefly in early October and wanted to visit JPC's grave. I see it says his grave is at Plot: Sec-I Lot-79 Grv-11 (well that's Arabella's but she is next to him). Can you describe where that is? I don't have a map. Is it open on Sundays? Sorry for the barrage of questions! This family has been really hard to find, especially his parents and paternal grandparents.
Added by Sunset on Aug 30, 2015 5:06 PM
John Pierpont Collins & Family

Thank you for adding the photos of John Pierpont Collins, Arabella Steele, etc. from Evergreen. I'd created memorials for them at Western Cemetery. would you mind if I add the photos to my Ancestry tree, with full credit to you as photographer?
Added by Sunset on Aug 30, 2015 5:02 PM
RE: Ellen & Carrie Wescott
Thank you for clearing that up, I understand now.
Added by Lynda on Aug 30, 2015 11:34 AM
Barb OD
RE: Adeline Keen Hume
I requested Cora, Nellie, Manson. I created Memorial for Frank B but do not have information on his dates, and then I ran out of weekly requests, so there is a memorial but no request.

Thanks for all your help
Added by Barb OD on Aug 30, 2015 8:44 AM
RE: Ellen & Carrie Wescott
Ben I'm confused. Was there any kind of headstone or marker with their names on it or did you take a photo of where they should be buried? I guess I need to know what I'm looking at.

Added by Lynda on Aug 29, 2015 9:52 PM
Barb OD
RE: Adeline Keen Hume
there is already a request for her husband Manson out there. there are 4 children i have found. Mason, Cora/Dora, Nellie and Jane. I don not have death dates for any of them. if you can tell me which ones you have photos of the memorials I will set up memorials for them.
Added by Barb OD on Aug 29, 2015 4:40 PM
Ellen & Carrie Wescott
Hi Ben,
Great photos as always!
I'm I understanding that they were buried in the crypt and then remove somewhere else? I found Ellen's baby Ellen W Hinckley buried in Sec. U Lot: 216 so she wasn't buried by her mother.

Thank you Ben for a job well done!!
Added by Lynda on Aug 29, 2015 11:55 AM
philip nason
Geneva Whitney
Thank You for the beautiful photos of the grave headstone for Frank & Geneva Whitney--They were my father "in-laws" for his first wife and for the most part the only "grandparents" I knew.

Thank You again

Philip Nason
Added by philip nason on Aug 29, 2015 11:00 AM
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