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

Please suggest a correction on a specific memorial using the Edit tabs. I welcome edits even if it's just a GPS, plot number, marker transcription or middle/maiden name etc. I like complete memorials.


I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life. Since 1988 I've been interested in my genealogy. I'm 25% Scottish, 12.5% Irish but I mostly descend from English families who came here 300-400 years ago. My immigrant ancestor, with the same last name, came to Massachusetts in the 1630's from France supposedly. I don't consider my self French, however, because it was so long ago and his genes have been watered down so much over the past 400 years.

If I did not have to work I would grow a big bushy red beard and buy a house with a porch. On that porch I would rock back and forth in my rocking chair, sporting a bad-ass kilt whilst learning to play the bag pipes....until I gave up 10 minutes later from being terrible at it.

If I was retired I would definitely travel the great continental 48 states in an RV searching out the historic landmarks of the USA. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields would be on the list of places to visit. A 7th great-grandfather of mine was Gen. Artemas Ward (1727-1800.)


Don't let me die in an automobile
I wanna lie in an open field
want the snakes to suck my skin
want the worms to be my friends
want the birds to eat my eye
as here I lie
the clouds fly by

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.

***SORRY, I DO NOT LINK TO RELATIVES THAT DO NOT HAVE A BURIAL LOCATION. This is Find-a-GRAVE after all. (There are some exceptions of course: scattered ashes and the like, but even then, there could be a headstone somewhere.) There doesn't have to be a memorial for every person that ever lived on Earth. is good for that.****

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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Eliza Cummings
I have changed her name per your request. Many thanks for trying to clean up the duplicates. Have you asked Michael to just delete his duplicate rather than a merge?
Added by R Moore on Jan 21, 2017 9:24 AM
RE: 58911322 Osithe Melanson

I have deleted the photos that you suggested. Could you please transfer ownership of this memorial to me?

Added by ND on Jan 20, 2017 7:57 AM
RE: Donah daughter Athol Catholic
Yes, I just checked and she is only in Gethsemane. Guess I got confused. : )
Added by Sue on Jan 18, 2017 4:31 PM
Donah daughter Athol Catholic
Hi Ryan
I just noticed that you have a daughter for George and Mary Donah (d. 1920) listed in both Calvary and Gethsemane Cemeteries. Perhaps you should not have her listed in Calvary with her folks since you mention she is buried in Gethsemane. I have not found any record of her as yet but certainly will let you know if I find any. Having her linked with her parents will alert everyone to her existence. Thanks for all the work you are doing for Find A Grave. Sue
Added by Sue on Jan 18, 2017 3:27 PM
RE: You have the info correct
Hi, Ryan! I'm majorly bummed to discover we may really not descend from the complete Lamb line. It seems our James Lamb (1809-1871) could have been adopted. His parents would have been really old to have him and there is no documentation of their children. It would not surprise me that he was adopted from another Lamb family member, but we'll probably never know. :-((((
Added by Michelle on Jan 18, 2017 7:42 AM
JC Smith
RE: Henry John Sletterink
Sorry - will fix that. Thanks for straightening me out!
Added by JC Smith on Jan 18, 2017 1:24 AM
Van Bender
RE: Walter J. Stauffer
Hi Mr. Ryan -

Thank you for your note.
I've deleted one of the photos to make room for yours.

Be well,
Added by Van Bender on Jan 10, 2017 1:37 PM
Starr Sears
Elizabeth Fitzhugh Rust
beautiful image. Where did you find?? Thank you from our family. S
Added by Starr Sears on Jan 09, 2017 6:47 PM
Geraldine Reilly

Thank you so much for transferring Geraldine Reilly over to me.

Added by ND on Jan 03, 2017 6:44 AM
Chapin Bemis Miller, II
Charles Boardman Miller
Thank you for pics of my great uncle and Alvina his wife. On his passport 6/27/17 there was a note from his sister Suzanne E. Miller that he was to accompany her on a 7/25/17 ship from San Kobe Japan where she was to wed Kent Clark who managed a hotel there. Did not see Alvina's pic with his passport. Where did you find it? You indicated he was to wed Alvina B. 8/30/17 and spend honeymoon in Japan. I don't find a listing of passengers on the 7/25/17 ship that I would assume Charles, Suzanne and Alvina would be on. Did find a passenger list that listed Chas and Alvina on their return trip 11/14/17.
Added by Chapin Bemis Miller, II on Jan 02, 2017 11:43 AM
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