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Bronx Cop (#47509482)
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Bio Photo -I give my permission to anyone who wishes to use a photo of a tombstone that I have taken.
-I spend my time doing this only to help other genealogists.
-Let's keep something in mind: We are creating a new database of information for future historians.
-If I have made a mistake, please let me know and I'll correct it.
-I have primarily been working on photographing Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx for the last few years.
-I only create a memorial if the stone has at least a first and last name or dates. If the stone only says "Smith", I skip it. Also, some stones are too worn to read. So if you are looking for someone in particular, and I did not photograph it, it does not mean that it is not there.
-If you want me to transfer a memorial to you, just ask. No interrogations about how you are related.
-I am a member of the German Genealogy Group.

"The Green Fields of France"

How do you do, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone you were only 19,
When you joined the great fall-in in 1916.
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean?
Or young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in 1916,
In that faithful heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Enclosed then forever behind a glass frame?
In an old photograph torn, battered and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

The sun now it shines on the green fields of France.
There's a warm summer breeze makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,
There's no gas, no barbwire, there's no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land.
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned.

Now young Willie McBride I can't help wonder why?
Do those that lie here know why did they die?
Did they believe when they answered the call,
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,
The killing and the dying were all done in vain.
For young Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again and again and again and again!

- Eric Bogle
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Louis Anemone
I'm not certain if we ever met,(i'm retired from NYPD) but the photo of Giovanni Cecere"s grave marker/statue meant so much to me. He was my great grandfather, and we lost any information on his burial location. I will be due for a visit to his gravesite.
Thanks for your help.
Lou Anemone
Added by Louis Anemone on Sep 27, 2016 2:59 PM
Bertha B. Buttner
RE: William Correll (169069061)
Thank you SO very much for taking the picture of William & Walter Correll's headstone!

Also wanted to thank you for your protection of others. I really appreciate it. I know things are pretty bad for the police right now. My deepest sympathies for the losses you have suffered. I applaud you for hanging in there!! God bless!
Added by Bertha B. Buttner on Sep 16, 2016 11:46 AM
Bertha B. Buttner
RE: William Correll (169069061)
Thank you SO much!! :)
Added by Bertha B. Buttner on Sep 15, 2016 8:21 PM
Bertha B. Buttner
William Correll (169069061)

I created a memorial for William Correll (father of William Correll (166568619) and Walter Correll (169883353).

I contacted Old Saint Raymond's Cemetery and was told that William is buried with his son Walter.

I also got the location of burial from them.

It is:

Plot: Section: 15, Range: 106, Grave: 83

If you have a chance I would love a photo of their grave(s).

I did put in a new photo request but if you can fulfill this for me, I am very grateful.

I understand if you can't. Just let me know. Many thanks!
Added by Bertha B. Buttner on Sep 15, 2016 12:47 PM
Janet Woudenberg & Leah Conti
RE: Memorial# 135407156
Thank you Kevin. I may be doing a new photo request in the future that I'm hoping you'll do. My grandfather's stone is currently sunken in the ground. We want to have it raised back up and add the names of the other family members buried there. That, I'm sure, will take some time for us to work out and to get it done.

I would just as soon leave the memorial in your name. Without your memorial page, we wouldn't know where he is buried. You are a big part of this.

Added by Janet Woudenberg & Leah C... on Sep 11, 2016 2:50 PM
Janet Woudenberg & Leah Conti
Memorial# 135407156
Hi, You created a memorial page for my grandfather, William D Tracy. Would you mind if I added additional photos to his memorial page? I don't want the page turned over to us, I find it very fitting that you created his page. You see, my grandfather (and later my uncle), were Bronx cops. Thank you in advance,

Janet Woudenberg
Added by Janet Woudenberg & Leah C... on Sep 10, 2016 7:22 PM
RE: Transfer Memorial
Thanks so much Kevin. I really appreciate it. :)
Added by mary on Sep 06, 2016 11:44 AM
Transfer Memorial

Hi Kevin,
Hope all is well. :) Thanks so much for transferring the other two memorials to me, but I need these transferred as well since they are all attached but have different numbers. So if you could transfer it to me I would appreciate it. The memorial # are 160941780, 160944981, 160941661. Thanks so much.
Added by mary on Sep 06, 2016 11:43 AM
Transfer Memorial
Hope all is well. :) I saw that you put up a memorial of my ancestors which is wonderful. I really appreciate it. But I was wondering if you could take it down and or transfer the memorial to me. For many reasons, my family and I would like to have it transferred to us. The memorial # is 160941720. Thank you so much.
Added by mary on Sep 05, 2016 11:13 PM
Re: Mary L. Keegan Reilly
Hi again Kevin!

This is the grave of my grandfather John Keegan's sister, Mary.

She was married to James Reilly, who died in 1972. They did not have children, and Jim had no family that I am aware of. Strangely enough when Jim died, he was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Queens.

Mary is buried with her mother, Annie Mc Closkey Keegan, whose name does not appear on the headstone. Annie died in 1902, when Mary was about 5 years old. Her brothers Joe and Willie were about 3 and 2 and my grandfather was 14 months old.Their father, left with 4 small children, remarried soon afterward. After he died the children found living with their stepmother difficult, and eventually all 4 left the home at a young age. My grandfather remained very devoted to his sister until she died.

Would you mind transferring this memorial to me?

Many thanks

Added by Marypat57 on Sep 03, 2016 6:43 PM
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