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Carolyn [Lee] Kelly (#47510203)
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Bio Photo I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story..
I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...
If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.
I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine.. IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management.

I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....

A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" (ma-vitalrecords.org)(It is Free onLine) by compilers of "Arnold Book" & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!!

I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...

When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...

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Must give credit where credit is due:

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor. the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

It was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932)
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Travelingal
ashton
linked to mother...thanks.
Added by Travelingal on Aug 23, 2014 5:19 PM
Mary S.
RE: re: White photo
Thanks!

David was just thrilled that there was a memorial (especially with pic!) at all. :-)

He liked her so much. She was very quiet at first, then, as they got to know each other, she opened up a bit and they started having fun and she got more comfortable about asking if he'd stop at the pharmacy or to pick up milk or whatever.

When she was hospitalized the last time, he was devastated, as he really looked forward to their time together. It's the down side of doing the volunteer driving, I guess, and made him wonder whether he wanted to continue, but he still loves doing it.

Thanks, again, Carol - and I know what you mean about meaning to stop and take new photos sometimes, but I've always got so many going, that it just doesn't make sense, unless it's a REALLY BAD photo - and that one certainly wasn't! :-)

I've now photographed all of St. Pat's (well, there is one section I'd like to go back through, just to be sure I got them all), and we're back to Pine Grove. I'll definitely be busy right through the winter with all this backlog!

All the best,
Mary
Added by Mary S. on Aug 23, 2014 7:52 AM
Gail
RE: re: Roland Hill
OK, thanks for the tip! I wasn't sure how long it took them to put new stones up.
Added by Gail on Aug 22, 2014 3:26 PM
LaDonna & Richard McKelvey
RE: re Jane Baker # 83987196
I can not submit the edit with just the mother's information until my original submit for her is denied. So if you will deny my request I will submit the mother.

My line of ancestry:

Richard a McKelvey, Richard Dean McKelvey, Sidney McKelvey, Mary Anna Francis, Elisha Francis and Margaret Wood Alexander Francis

Margaret (Wood) was first married to Robert Alexander and had at least 2 children who survived before Robert drowned in South Carolina 1818. She then married my gg grand father Elisha Francis who was widowed in 1820.
They raised Margaret's two daughters Martha and Jane who married Baker. They also had two daughters of their own. One was Mary Anna Francis my great grandmother who married Joshua McKelvey. They moved to California.

I have not located Robert's grave. Margaret and Robert lived in Smithfield at the time of his death.
Added by LaDonna & Richard McKelve... on Aug 19, 2014 3:13 PM
FrancisMattesonLine
RE: Dutemple, Fry & Wilcox
Awesome! That's what it's all about, to help others.

RI has a newer database that has more info on the stones, and Mary Wilcox definitely was Mary Fry wife of George D Wilcox. Wrong estimated bdate tho, she was born about 1825 per the 1850 census record, and the parents were both deceased well before 1844.

I wish they would not just disregard all the work done by James Newell Arnold in the early 1900's in favor of "current surveys", the stones were probably much more legible back then, and not so overgrown or unable to be found.
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Aug 11, 2014 1:43 PM
Bill Roberge
RE: re: Lorraine Hill #2
Thanks for making the corrections. She was my mother-in-law.
Added by Bill Roberge on Aug 09, 2014 5:25 PM
Debi
Edna Martin Dresser
Thanks for the new photo of my grandmother's grave. I hadn't visited her memorial online for quite some time, so had not replaced the previous photo with a higher res one. Appreciate it!
Added by Debi on Jul 27, 2014 11:30 AM
LMR
add veteran
Carol add my uncle to your list who was buried there in June. He was Fred Kampfhenkel U.S. Navy. It may take a while before there is a marker.

Linda
Added by LMR on Jul 19, 2014 12:59 PM
LMR
Veterans
Just thinking....Wouldn't it be nice if findagrave had an U. S. flag icon that could be added to Veterans memorials the way flowers show up in the index. I like to honor the veterans too whenever I can.

Linda
Added by LMR on Jul 19, 2014 12:53 PM
Alexandra
Ruth Lee
Hello Carolyn -
I noticed that it appeared that you have two for the same memorial :

24924539
69865077

Thought you might want to combine them.
Thank you,
Alexandra
Added by Alexandra on Jul 13, 2014 1:55 PM
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