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Mac (#47026810)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo UPDATED 4/18/13
Still in process of moving/finding genealogy notebooks, etc.

UPDATED 08/29/12
Moved to Waco Texas
UPDATED 06/22/12:
Sorry for not replying to emails.. but we are in process of repairing our home ... so that has taken me "away" from genealogy for the past many (many) months...
But, YES, i am interested in learning all i can about close and distant relatives.. so please continue to share information with me and i will get back "in it" as soon as possible..

Hello from Colorado!

My interest in genealogy/researching our family history started shortly after March 2007 when I received a new iMac 20 computer (my first Apple computer) and I added family photos to the apple iPhoto program..
I started with a few hundred photos and slides, and then started scanning/ capturing birth certs, (using a Neat Receipts portable scanner) etc...
And then, after searching different apple genealogy software programs, I found/bought Keith Wilson's iFamilyforTiger (now iFamilyforLeopard/Lion) MAC genealogy software.
At that time regarding my direct "ancestors" I only knew information about my parents and grand parents and that a grandfather had died in the great Boston Fire of 1872.. i could not provide even names on others... so I "started" with only 7.

Next, I decided to add in the 250 names that I had in a notebook compiled in 1997 by my brother-in-law Ed (and sadly that book had "sat on the shelf" for 10 years).
And I found and included contents of a report my brother John and Steve had "commissioned" from a "genealogist"
(later finding much of what he included was inaccurate, incomplete, or just wrong.)

And then -while the family sources were still "here" ..
I contacted the "senior" ("chronologically gifted") family members to learn of their dates and history and family stories, and we even went to visit several of them.
And then I went to visit each of my three siblings... capturing as much family history and photographs as possible -

As of September 2011 we had completed 9 family history/genealogy research trips visits.
-- During 06/2008: a 2 week trip to MA: visited 13 cemeteries ,
67 family members; cleaned 47 family/relatives tombstones & surrounding area - and found 12 new deceased relatives.

-- During 08-09/2008: a 2 week trip to NY-IN-MI, visited 12 cemeteries, 133 family members; cleaned 87 family/relatives tombstones/surrounding area; and found 57 new deceased relatives.

And to date (06/12):
- I have captured over 33.000 photos (pics, certs (birth/baptism/marriage/death/obits ), docs, and misc, etc) in iPhoto,
-and with the never ending help of known and newly found "cousins" I have entered over 5,700 relatives and ancestors into iFamily. (758 of those are "direct" ancestors - going back 18 generations !)

- As you see in the statistics on this site, I have found the burial location of more than 500 relatives & their siblings, etc /ancestors (with tombstone pic, bio and links)
- in 72+ cemeteries in 22+ states
* My main goal: to gather/ learn all I can from whom I can,
about whom we can, -- while i still can -
and then to share our family history with the current and next generations
(via findagrave, DVDs, and personal published website/s
and then sending a "book" to be hosted at the Utah archives).

> Paternal surnames:
- Connelly, Spellan, Golden
- Ricker, Turner, Kezar, Hobbs, Carter, Turner, Lane, Day, Denning, Laughton, Matchett, Gilbert, Blethen, Ham, Traske,
Davis, Hanson, Walker, Holt, Lord, Paul, Putnam, Boyce, Holyoke
Knight, Heard, Hull, Peson, Everedd, Bussy, Prichard, Pysing, Salmon ... and many more

> Maternal surnames:
- Guenther, Cartwright, Ganning, Loeffler,
- Hardesty, Frisbey, Goble, Wood, Vanclief, Dorsey, Walker, Randall, Winslow, Smith, Morton, Jenny, Oliver, Newton, Carver, Skurrie, Macomber, Crooker, Doty, Turner, Gamer, Lincoln, Stetson, Manley, Lathrop, Downer, Field, Danforth, Keith, Edson, Hodges, Thayer, Rockwood, Taft, Cook, Brown, Russell....
.. and many more

> Please let me know If you have any information about any of the memorials I have posted AND please share any photo you have of "them"..... and specifically about these ancestors:

-- my great grandfather John Connelly (various spellings)
(he was born in 1843 in Ireland - possibly County Waterford
per his 1871 naturalization record) and was killed on duty for the West Roxbury MA Hook and Ladder Co #1, in the Great
Boston Fire of 1872..
> he and wife (and most likely young daughter) are buried in Mt Calvary Cem, Roslindale, MA;

>his parents are John and Hannah Connelly of (possibly) County Waterford Ireland;
and I am looking for his (possible) siblings --
and how to contact the County Waterford Ireland parishs.

-- info on John Connelly's wife Margaret Spellan Connelly's brother - a Dennis James Spellen (or Spellan/on/ing) who was
born in Ireland in 1836, married a Mary Henry (b.1838 Ireland) 7/8/1857 in Milford MA; living in Hopkinton MA..
- final burial location unknown

Thank you!

P.S. when emailing me at alnalm at, please put "findagrave" in the subject line
(so the email is not treated by aol as spam.)

P.P.S. FYI.. on my "memorials".. the goal is (for as many as i can find information about and photos of) to have not only the birth and death date and locations, and burial plot number...
but for each to show who their parents, siblings, spouse and children are.. and cause of death... and to then link all i can...

Plus I would like to have a "key photo" of the person
and a photo of both the wording on their tombstone (front, and side/back as applicable) and a cemetery plot area photo.

Thank you.
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Thelma Dickinson Moye
Hooper & Dixon genealogy
HI I am related to the Hooper's and Dixon's would like to exchange information. My email is
Thelma Moye
Added by Thelma Dickinson Moye on Sep 30, 2015 3:44 PM
Re: Thomas B Clancy St Bona's Cemetery
Cannot add the grave stone photo to Thomas' memorial, that is maxed out, unless you sponsor the memorial, then you can add more photos. He is buried a little farther to the left of the location in your photo. The location of Section 'd' on your cemetery map is to the lower left corner. It is the square that butts up to sections little a and little b.

Thank you, Kathy B
Added by Kathy on Sep 26, 2015 9:27 PM
Thomas B Clancy
Hi, I have been working the old section 'little d' in St Bonaventure Cemetery. I found a little stone (today) for a Thomas B Clancy born May 23, 1892 and died March 23, 1893. Could this be your Thomas B Clancy that you are looking for? I need to take another photo of his stone as the one I have is a little fuzzy. I can add the grave stone photo I have to his profile and then replace it with a better shot. The photo of the boy on his profile is a bit older than what the stone has for information.

Thank You, Kathy B
Added by Kathy on Sep 26, 2015 9:11 PM
James Paxton
Ethel Foote
Thank you adding the memorial page for Ethel Foote. She is a cousin of mine.
She is the mother of Robert. Robert Allison Foote, who died in California in 1982.

James Paxton
Added by James Paxton on Sep 20, 2015 6:45 PM
Shirley H
Hannah Randall Wood, Covil's Corner
Hannah Randall Wood's Find A Grave profile shows death year of 1830 but her actual death date is April 18, 1840. The photographer of the headstone confirmed to me that the year etched on the stone is 1840, and cemetery records say 1840. I've left a correction message on the Find A Grave system. Her memorial # is 40191845.
Added by Shirley H on Dec 09, 2014 5:39 PM
Sharon Soileau
Ethel Campbell
I posted a picture that I feel is the Ethel you requested but dates are different. Let me know if you think I should delete. Thanks, Sharon
Added by Sharon Soileau on Aug 10, 2014 4:37 PM
Sharon Soileau
RE: You are awesome!
Your very welcome. I took pictures of all the headstones need to enter the rest .

Added by Sharon Soileau on Aug 10, 2014 3:58 PM
Tommye Price
Herbert Crawford
Hello, Mac! I am sending you info about Herbert that I received from Gina Taylor, Herbert's father's granddaughter. I sent his parents' names and date of death. Thank you for all your work. Tommye # 46827428.
Added by Tommye Price on Jul 06, 2014 12:49 PM
dawn bryson
2/25/1903 - 7/3/1993




Added by dawn bryson on Feb 10, 2014 9:32 AM
Frank M. Hardesty

My grandmother-in-law, Anna Bell Adams (Hanford) had the following newspaper clipping from April 10, 1958 about Frank M. Hardesty (28986269) in her possession:

"Hardesty Rites Held On Friday. Frank M. Hardesty died Tuesday, April 1 at the home of his son, Morse, 1220 East Superior street in Alma. He was born on November 8, 1873 at Goshen, Indiana. Mr. Hardesty had lived in Alma three years. His son, Morse, is the only survivor. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10:00 at the Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, with burial in Riverside cemetery Rev. G. LeRoy Bruce conducted the services."


Added by Joe on Jan 25, 2014 6:06 PM
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