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P.K. Magruder (#47017377)
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Bio Photo PLEASE use the Edit tab and Suggest a Correction link to add/correct information. I try to get to them within 24 hours of receipt.

PLEASE use the Edit tab and Suggest a Correction to request a transfer. Please include your relationship. I will not transfer out of guidelines. Please spare me the "I am the family genealogist" and the "I have tons of information to add" stories. Use the edit system. Too many people have requested out-of-guidelines transfers and then never added so much as a comma to the memorial. Requests for bulk transfers will be summarily ignored.

I WILL NOT link to a "burial unknown". This IS a grave registration site.

If I do not maintain the memorial, but add a picture, PLEASE check the photo caption for the inscription.

My love of old cemeteries is genetic from my dad. I try to take pictures of the fallen/damaged markers first as they might end up "behind the shed" or "over the wall" by the next time I get there.

Sources for additional memorial information include:
Suggest A Correction, NEHGS,,, NARA, other on-line sources, personal library, obituaries, newspaper items, etc.

Presenter of Betty Allen Chapter DAR "Celestial Residents Walking Tours": Bridge Street Cemetery (Northampton), Park Street Cemetery (Florence), and Spring Grove Cemetery (Florence), and a virtual tour of "The Celestial Residents of Chesterfield".

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Scott Stylos
Elizabeth Smith - Bridge St. Cem.
Correction to that last message I just wrote: her death record ( lists her parents as Peter White and Sarah Currier.
Added by Scott Stylos on May 18, 2015 3:01 PM
Scott Stylos
Elizabeth Smith - Bridge St. Cem.
Thanks for you suggestion re: parents of Elizabeth (White) Smith. From her death record, it looks like her parents were Peter Smith and Sarah Currier (Carrier) (memorial 77080250). Please let me know if you have more info about this. Thanks, -Scott
Added by Scott Stylos on May 18, 2015 2:53 PM
Thanks for the links
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and beautiful photographs.
Added by dcam on May 17, 2015 6:28 AM
Eric Weber
Julia Miller Wood
Hi again, PK. I exchanged emails a couple of weeks ago with Theresa, who manages the earlier memorial for this person. I sent her information about Julia's first marriage, asked her to add it to her memorial for Julia, and said i'd remove my memorial as soon as she did. She didn't respond and hasn't made the requested addition. I was thinking I'd give her a month and then send her a reminder.
Added by Eric Weber on May 13, 2015 8:44 AM
Eric Weber
...for the Parsons correction and the clarification about the two James kids.
Added by Eric Weber on May 11, 2015 5:16 PM
Eric Weber
Robert Parsons duplicate
Quite right, PK -- my goof. I've reposted my photo on the original memorial and deleted my new one.
Added by Eric Weber on May 11, 2015 5:14 PM
Eric Weber
Eddie and Addie James stone(s)?
Hi, PK. I have a question for you about a stone or stones in the Village Hill Cemetery in W'msburg for which you've created memorials. You may not remember the answer, but if you do, it would be helpful to me.

There's a stone in the James family enclosure at the center of the cemetery that I think must be for your Addie and Eddie, but I can't find any names on it. Did you find those names somewhere on the stone, or did you check the cemetery's records and conclude that the two kids were buried under that stone, or do I have the wrong stone altogether? I've posted a photo of it to Addie's memorial for you to look at, and of course I'll remove it if it isn't right. Thanks for looking.
Added by Eric Weber on May 10, 2015 1:06 PM
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Just stopped by to wish you a great day!
Added by Northern Neighbors on May 10, 2015 8:53 AM
Roger Barnes
Plant family
A few people from First Congregational Church of Webster Groves (MO) have started doing some research in the founders of our church in 1866. Our 150th anniversary will be next year. One of founders was William Plant. I just wanted to thank you for all the information that you have put online about the various members of the Plant family. If you are willing to share where your source material is, I would love to track it down. Thanks again.
Added by Roger Barnes on May 10, 2015 6:32 AM
46403843 Lydia Amanda Tower Stone
I tried to use edit, but got error messages. There's apparently a typo in the biographical info. Lydia can't have married on 4 Nov 1899 if (as the stone shows) she died in Aug 1899.
Added by Peggy on May 07, 2015 6:40 PM
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