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Ryan-O (#46886020)
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Bio Photo Find-a-Grave rocks!

Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.

Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:

"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."

Found this on a find-a-grave profile:

Old Bones' profile poem"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled 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, in blood, in 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 if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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Don Richard
Hilda Manninen # 133283451

I've found John Manninen's obituary in the Fitchburg Sentinel, and they have Hilda's maiden name as Kouanen not Kavonen as you requested. I have gone with the obituary spelling, if you have other proof for the other spelling let me know.

Added by Don Richard on Dec 19, 2014 8:23 AM
Patricia Moore Hardenstine
Nathaniel Estabrook 44276934
I was reviewing your suggestions for Nathaniel and noticed that you said his father's middle name was Cushing but you had no proof that Jr had the same. I did find that Jr was the son of Nathaniel C. Estabrook and Mehitable Cushing.
Added by Patricia Moore Hardenstin... on Dec 14, 2014 8:53 AM
Alison Franks
Mark Allen FAG # 134564584
Hello Ryan: I've made a link to Mark Allen who is buried in Bourne, MA Find A Grave # 106044495. Because his name appears on the stone of his parents, I am leaving the memorial as is, with a note to see the memorial in Bourne.

Alison Franks
Added by Alison Franks on Dec 12, 2014 7:12 AM
Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
re Thelma Albin
Thank You for the added info on her - it is very much appreciated... Alison and I are attempting to get as much info for this cemetery onLine w/Blessing of the PH Cemetery Commission.. as to poem on Bio page - check out this page #87759950, I think you and MANY others will see something very familiar... Happy & Safe Holidaze Season to You & Yours....
Regards, Carol
Added by Carolyn [Lee] Kelly on Dec 11, 2014 6:25 AM
RE: Joseph Seaver Photo
Thanks. Photo credit will be noted.

Added by DRL on Dec 04, 2014 5:22 PM
Joseph Seaver Photo

Joseph Seaver, memorial # 41250677, was my 4th great grandfather. I am requesting permission to use the grave stone photo in my ancestry family tree.

Added by DRL on Dec 04, 2014 8:47 AM
Mike Amidon
Mattie Amidon

Am requesting transfer of Memorial 129647018 (Mattie Amidon). Thanks.
Added by Mike Amidon on Nov 29, 2014 10:03 AM
Jay Janell
RE: Ebenezer Demming
Ryan, thanks for your note. This makes more sense now. I was in North Orange doing some photo requests, when I noticed the Demming stone with the story of drowning in the Millers River and photographed it as a memento. I was surprised to see that it had not been documented, and now I understand why. Thanks for the correction to my sloppy spelling out of "Eben." It is wonderful to have this additional birth information as well. But it looks like the link with Anna is based on your original interpretation of the last name as "Damon," and rechecking the photo of the stone makes me certain that it is Demming. Thanks again. It is great to have a contact who has been doing such extensive work in this area!
Added by Jay Janell on Nov 27, 2014 6:22 AM
Stevens in Rixford
Thanks for the heads up on the Rixford/Warwick burials of the Stevens. I don't recognize the tree, but the background definitely looks like Warwick instead of Rixford. I took pictures in both on the same day and must have gotten those 4 in the wrong place. They have been deleted from Rixford.
Added by JuneVan on Nov 24, 2014 9:48 AM
Jay Janell
Ebenezer Demming
What is your source showing that Ebenezer was married to Anna Hemenway? Her memorial has an implausible connection to a child who was born when she was 64, so I am skeptical about other information as well. Did you find birth and marriage information on
Added by Jay Janell on Nov 23, 2014 6:11 PM
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