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Shirley Mitchell (#47472285)
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Bio Photo I love photographing these old cemeteries and finding long lost relatives for people. After all... isn't that what FAG is supposed to be about?? You are welcome to use my pics in your family trees. After all... the pics were taken for all of you.

I will gladly transfer memorials that are not related to us to relatives who wish to take care of them. Just remember there may be many other people also related and possibly with a closer tie. I will help search for your relatives in cemeteries in my area. I will do edits if the suggestions do not contradict the documentation I have on each one. I work hard on researching each grave because I don't believe blank memorials help anyone.

Please don't order me to delete memorials because yours was there first, especially if yours isn't even associated with a cemetery. Those don't even show up in a search. If my memorial is full of info and yours is blank, then stop and think about which one should actually be deleted. Blank memorials help no one. No one cares who was first or how high your numbers are ... so get over yourself. Actually don't "order" me to do anything. I'm old and can get cantankerous ... so please ask nicely. If you repeatedly ignore requests or suggestions from me think twice before asking me to do things for you. We're all supposed to be working together to make the best listing of memorials possible.

Please don't enter memorials just because someone has a headstone. Many people plan ahead. If there isn't a death date check for one before entering the memorial. With the amount of 100-105 year old people I have run into lately I don't think you should automatically assume someone born in 1910-15 would be dead.

I also don't think you should create tons of memorials as "Burial Unknown", especially blank ones. If they were born before 1910 of course they are dead. We all know that, but try to find where they were actually buried.

I don't care about how many memorials I put up but I do care deeply about memorials having the most accurate info possible. Otherwise... what is the point?? We all know how inaccurate old records can be so if you have more info on my memorials please let me know.
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Jonathan Moren
RE: Hattie Edna Collins
I'm guessing they're Blanch, Elber Jr. and Fred Mace. They were all born in 1879, Blanch looks the oldest, and Elber Jr. the youngest. Probably puts the picture in late 1880 to early 1881 if they are.
Added by Jonathan Moren on May 25, 2015 2:05 PM
DogMama08
Checking in
I don't know if you got my email message. Has your auntie said anything about Oklahomans needing to grow gills to cope with all this rain?
Added by DogMama08 on May 20, 2015 12:37 AM
Jonathan Moren
RE: Collins Family
Yes, that's their eldest, Ainsworth and Clarissa. I don't think they have any more, they would have sent them.
Added by Jonathan Moren on May 17, 2015 12:06 PM
Jonathan Moren
RE: Collins Family
I just have a copy of that one group photo that I received from a second cousin. I'll forward a copy to you, if you need a print, forward it to Walmart, they charge $.10 for a photographic print.
Added by Jonathan Moren on May 17, 2015 10:39 AM
Peter
RE: Alice May Hatch Somers
I haven't been findagrave in awhile. If you want to look at my trees on ancestry.com et me know what your email address and I'll invite. That would be great. I'd really appreciate it.
Added by Peter on May 12, 2015 5:50 PM
Bill and April
Edward Rollins
Edward is buried at Saint Lambert's Cemetery in Laconia, not Bayside. I posted the pictures on his memorial, and also for his wife, Leona; his daughter Evelyn and her husband Ronaldo, and their two infant children. Leona's birth year may be incorrect on her marker, 1902 v. 1905. There is also a Leona M. (Jerome) Pelchat on that plot, 27 Aug 1877- 12 Mar 1961. Do you know how she is related to all the others? If you would like to make a memorial for her, I will post the picture of her marker. Here is a link to search burials at St. Lambert's and also Sacred Heart in Laconia: http://www.standrebessette.org/cemetery.html
Added by Bill and April on May 10, 2015 12:19 PM
Richard Bailey
Shaker Cemetery Enfield Ct
Shirley,

I happened to see the message you left for another member. The reason it is against the law to park by the memorial marking the cemetery location is because it is across the street from the state prison. They think if you park there you are waiting to pick up someone climbing over the fence.

Richard Bailey
Added by Richard Bailey on May 06, 2015 9:28 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Pearl Willey #120952133
Consider it done...She's gone...
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Apr 25, 2015 6:25 PM
dd
RE: Abner Norcott Family
Hi Shirley,

This has to be the strangest project I ever attempted. Your concern about folks keeping good records for the future is really valid. Those traces people leave seem to disappear so quickly. And here we are only talking about some 400 years of American history. What in the world do they do over in Europe, China or Japan?

Best wishes,
Dorothy

Added by dd on Apr 22, 2015 1:04 PM
dd
RE: Abner Norcott Family
Hi Shirley,

Those memorials for Henry, Maria and her husband Robert are still a work in progress. I really want to get their bios right, so am doing it slowly and carefully. Please, check back in a couple of weeks, and they will be a lot more finished.

I am so sorry about those San Francisco grave markers. You are right. It is absolutely sad as well as awful.

To see a picture of what the Enfield Shaker Cemetery used to look like, go to this web site:

http://www.fvstore.com/Shaker-Cemetery-Enfield-CT-Postcard-Shakers/p536901.html

Of course I can't use this one, and it was too expensive anyway, but it is interesting to look at.

Poor Henry decided as a teenager to be a seaman, signed on a ship to Barbados, there was one of those huge hurricanes up and down the coast which we still have today, Henry and a buddy were the only survivors of a shipwreck which killed the captain, rest of the crew and sank the ship. I always thought he had a bit of PTSD, and joined the Shakers - he could do some carpentry (taught by his Dad Abner) in exchange for some care when the memories got too awful.

Thanks for writing!

Best wishes,
Dorothy
Added by dd on Apr 21, 2015 4:24 PM
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