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Jim Sanders (#506)
 member for 14 years, 11 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I live in central Massachusetts with my wife Barbara. Formerly the Director of Operations at a Worcester Mass. facility, I am now retired, leaving me much more time for prowling through graveyards!
I particularly like discovering and photographing old gravestones, and consider myself very fortunate to be living in New England where so many of the early settlers are buried. I also try to photograph as many graves of veterans I come across, from those who fought in the Revolutionary War through the present time.

My objectives are two-fold:

1.When I post photos of their graves on Find A Grave, along with as much bio information as I can gather about them, I feel that I am honoring their lives, in some small way.
2. I want to capture as many of these old stones on disk before acid rain, vandalism, snowplows, and whatever obliterates them forever!
(Being a graveyard junkie, however, I am apt to take a picture of any interesting grave that catches my eye...regardless of the era)!
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Warren & JayDe
Thank you!
To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.

Thank you for letting me find both sets of my grandparents.

Added by Warren & JayDe on Oct 04, 2015 11:11 AM
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please remove the picture of the Hope Cemetery sign from my daughter Samantha Judell Quinn find a grave sight thank you so much Leah Judell Quinn
Added by Leahj on Sep 14, 2015 7:36 PM
Merry Hill
RE: Obituaries
Sorry Jim,

I was only sending them to you in case you wanted to add any other information.

Added by Merry Hill on Sep 06, 2015 1:33 PM
Sarah Vickery
RE: George Whitier/Whittle
Best of luck! Some of those old gravestones can be so very difficult to read.
Added by Sarah Vickery on Aug 21, 2015 8:06 AM
Sarah Vickery
RE: George Whitier/Whittle
Documentation as requested

1880 census
George H. Whittle Richard,
Mary E. Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island abt 1870 Maine Son (Child)

Married Louise M. Boyle, or Royle FamilySearch
George H. Whittle
Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915 birth:
15 November 1898
East Greenwich, Rhode Island father:
Richard Whittle
Mary E. Turner
Louise M. Boyle
James W. Boyle, Martha Waterhouse

1900 census
George H Whitelee
[George H Whittles] Louise M Worcester Ward 2, Worcester, Massachusetts Jun 1870 Maine Head
With son Howard

1910 census
Jennie M
[Louise M Whittle] George H Worcester Ward 1, Worcester, Massachusetts abt 1871 Rhode Island Wife
With sons Howard, Chester and Walter

1920 census
George H
[George H Whittie] Louise M Worcester Ward 1, Worcester, Massachusetts abt 1871 Maine Head
With sons Howard, Chester and Walter and daughter Martha

1930 census
George H Whistle
[Geroge H Whitte] Louise Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts abt 1871 Maine Head

1940 census
George Whittle Lrene Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts abt 1871 Maine Head
But image says wife is Louise

Children all have birth records on Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915 on FamilySearch, all naming them as Whittle, with father George Whittle, and mother listed as Martha Royle

Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 ( says George H Whittle died in 1949 Have to look at image as it is indexed as Frederick, which is name above his
Same death index says wife died in 1951. Listed as Whittle, Louise M (Royle) but indexed as Lina who is the line above her. She is in the same cemetery as Louisa M. Whittle.
Added by Sarah Vickery on Aug 20, 2015 9:39 AM
Tammy M.
#7372377 Capt Thomas Ward
A transfer would be wonder full. Thank you so much!
Added by Tammy M. on Aug 16, 2015 6:13 PM
Tammy M.
#7372377 Capt Thomas Ward
He was my 6th great grandfather. Are you related by any chance?
Added by Tammy M. on Aug 16, 2015 12:35 PM
Dennis & Jean Boyer
RE:SAR Patriot Ancestor Nathaniel Harrington, #P-175679, Find A Grave Memorial #6233301
Thanks for your permission to share this Revolutionary Patriot's headstone photo with the Sons of the American Revolution, which may now be seen at

Dennis Boyer,
Contributor #47495147,
Chairman, Patriot Index/Revolutionary War Graves Register, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Jul 25, 2015 11:54 AM
RE: Park transfers
Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kindness. :-)
Added by EveyBl on Jul 09, 2015 3:02 PM
Shelly Ketchum
Re/ Ebenezer Allen
Jim, I don't mind at all that you copied my message to his page. If it helps others understand the mix-up, then I'm glad to help.
Thanks, Shelly
Added by Shelly Ketchum on Jul 05, 2015 5:26 PM
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