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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo *** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***

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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 am 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.

Currently working Walnut Grove, running at a rate of about 450 photos a week - "Mom" has done the hard work of filing memorials. At this rate we may be done by February. Corrections most welcome.


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)

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 (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
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)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
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
GR11 Walnut Grove - Starting with Section C - 71% photographed. I'm surprised we found that many. Section B - 74% - about to go back over it. Working Section A - 31%. done. Haven't seriously started section D, but it is 12% done.
??? 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
??? 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) - but then it's a Peabody cemetery - so it has to be down the road.
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Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
RE: Nathan Clark
Hi Jack:

You posted the photos you took to all the family except Thanks so much!

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on Dec 23, 2014 3:16 PM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Thanks very much for the great gravestone photo! Happy Holidays!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Dec 23, 2014 6:47 AM
John Wright
Perley Breed
Jack, thank you and to David Russell, for linking me to the grave of Perley Breed, a very fine musician who worked in Britain in the late 1920s and whose great jazz clarinet playing is still enjoyed today by record collectors.
Added by John Wright on Dec 15, 2014 2:14 PM
D (Huntley) Carter
Regarding Allison Reyen
Hello Jack,
I agree with you. Last name and middle initial are both wrong. Good catch.
Cemetery records sigh.
Allison and Edmund are a branch on my family tree and I can add information. I have requested that Allison's memorial be transferred to me.
The photos you added are nice. Thank you.
Added by D (Huntley) Carter on Nov 30, 2014 1:53 AM
Thank you for trying to find the grave markers of Arthur Hanlon and Marion Hanlon.
Added by Brian on Nov 12, 2014 7:30 PM
Teri Wheeler
Delia Albert
Hi Jack,

Thanks for looking for Delia's headstone!

Added by Teri Wheeler on Nov 12, 2014 4:17 AM
Arthur/ Helen Bruhm
Thanks Jack for getting the shots for me. Keep up the good work. I have seen a lot of photos you have shot in Danvers cemeteries here. thanks again
Added by Richieen on Nov 11, 2014 12:38 PM
roccie grout hill
RE: Grout - Walnut Grove
Thank you so much! The Munroes and the Grouts are all my family, of course, and seeing these photos is so inspiring!
Added by roccie grout hill on Nov 08, 2014 8:07 AM
John Arsenault
Martha Putnam photo
Hi Jack - Thank you for making the effort to locate this gravestone. I'll leave the request up for now. Perhaps at some point a photo of the lot would be appropriate even if there are no stones.

Added by John Arsenault on Nov 06, 2014 5:08 AM
Keeper of the Stars
Samuel Page Grave
Hi,Jack,I wanted to thank you for trying to locate Samuel's grave. It has probably been long gone. Appreciate your effort! Susan
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Oct 30, 2014 8:06 AM
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