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Carolyn [Lee] Kelly (#47510203)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Most picts I've done since June 2014 have been done from my car as walking is too much for me and some places are not for the electric wheelchair - so I get what I can - REMEMBER ANY picture is better than no picture, considering how much stones seem to deteriorate today - PLEASE redo these distant picts, so I can remove the bad ones.. TIA (Find A Grave will notify me, that the request has been filled!!)
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I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story.. Fresh Air, Exercise, Peace & Quiet for the most part..
I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...

If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.

I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine, 99% are added now..

IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management, IF it is IN a cemetery ALREADY completed.. Please send additional info via the Edit in the upper RIGHT of each persons page, you want info added to. Please include sources AND you will be given credit for all you send that I add for you..

I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....

A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" (ma-vitalrecords.org)(It is Free onLine) by compilers of "Tan Books" and Rehoboth by JN Arnold & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!

KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN researching your family tree.
Records from mostly before 1900:
1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T' usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name initial.

AND Mostly before 1850:
2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mother's maiden name. In this example, Todd is his mother's maiden name.

3. AND Note also - frequently before 1800 - children were named after grandparents 1st, then parents..

I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...

When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...

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MUST GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:

#1 Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor. the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

It was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932) FAG # 87759950
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#2 This Is Cemetery…

Lives are commemorated
Deaths are recorded
Families are reunited
Memories are made tangible
And love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect,
Families bestow reverence,
Historians seek information
And our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always.

copyright: Mary Lou Brannon
of Dubuque, Iowa area - circa 2004
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Remember just about ANY picture is better than no picture.
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EXCELLENT article:
http://foodforworms.org/2013/06/29/how-to-get-great-photos-for-findagrave

lots of great tips & links
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Liz
Re: GROVES at Brooksville Cem
Carolyn,

Thanks for letting me know your previous messages are to be ignored, because I was certainly at a loss trying to figure out what in the world you were talking about regarding their Find A Grave #'s. On the bright side, because of the time I spent going over their memorials (again & again...), I noticed I had neglected to link Asa & Dollie. All's well that ends well! Have a great week!
Added by Liz on Aug 17, 2015 10:40 AM
Ken Postle Jr
RE: Potter Greenman
Glad to do it-we have a new work in Lincoln going now also-another 8 cemeteries..https://www.facebook.com/groups/1664974860414600/
Added by Ken Postle Jr on Aug 15, 2015 8:21 PM
Maureen Keillor
Henry Dempster
Hi Carolyn,

Thanks so much! I created that memorial when I was helping my mom index and digitize a collection of index cards found at the RI Vets cemetery. This will bless his family as they search for him!
Bless you for all you do for findagrave.
Warm regards,
Maureen
Added by Maureen Keillor on Aug 11, 2015 4:42 PM
Jessica
Whitaker Mineral Springs Cem
Carol, thank you for the transfer and all the great work you do.
Jessie
Added by Jessica on Aug 11, 2015 8:55 AM
Sarah Vickery
RE: Whittiers in Quaker Cem Prov RI
They definitely are. All part of the Whittier/Whitcher family descended from Thomas Whittier, who arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638.
Added by Sarah Vickery on Aug 10, 2015 12:35 PM
Aurorae Little U.E.
Aikins/Aikens 94906512
Didn't expect the transfer, but thanks everso for your work and maintenance :)
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Aug 10, 2015 11:01 AM
FrancisMattesonLine
RE: Smith updates
You are very welcome! Thanks you so much for all the work you do photographing and identifying, especially in the family plot settings. You're the best!
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Aug 10, 2015 12:48 AM
Jessica
RE: Whitaker
Frank A Whitaker is my gg grandfather Frederick Charles Whitaker's brother. I sent you an edit today for Frank A Whitaker's mother.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Jessica
Added by Jessica on Aug 04, 2015 10:56 AM
Tim J.
RE: re: Beulah Reed
Hello Carolyn,

No worries, it has happened to me too!

Be well,

Added by Tim J. on Jul 22, 2015 6:27 PM
MissKitty
Edward B. Foster gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Edward B. and Helen (Blake) Foster (Memorial# 98251400)?
I would like to upload it into my Ancestry Family Tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Jul 21, 2015 9:27 AM
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