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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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Mary S.
RE: Re: Profile photo
No problem. Luckily, I've been online a lot this week, so I'm keeping up with it pretty well. At least I can trust your research (not always true on edits!). :-)
Added by Mary S. on Dec 26, 2014 10:42 PM
Mary S.
Re: Profile photo
I love that photo, too. It's my father with his parents. One of my favorites! :-) I like yours, too!

BTW, I asked about Clara because I noticed they named one of their children Esther. I'm surprised my "Dutch connection" hasn't researched this family yet. One of my Find A Grave friends is part Dutch, with family from Northbridge, and LOVES to do research on the Dutch families, including back to the old country. I guess she's been too busy lately.

Thanks for all the additions you've been making. I assume that you (unlike me) have access to the Mass. Death Index for that in-between period the Family Search site doesn't include. Someone else does some of this for me, too, and I am hoping - eventually - to have an Ancestry membership again. The past few years, there's always been something more important to spend the money on.

I will say - and please don't take offense - that I hope you realize the Social Security Death Index doesn't really give the place of death. So many people make that mistake and it can cause a lot of confusion. The place referenced is the place the last benefit was sent to. In my step-grandmother's case it was where her brother lived - another state entirely from where she lived and where she died.

Anyway, thanks again,
Added by Mary S. on Dec 26, 2014 9:26 PM
Mary S.
Clara Baker #92851722
Your correction would remove her middle initial E. and give her maiden name as Esther. Just checking - is this what you meant? Or is her middle name Esther?
Added by Mary S. on Dec 26, 2014 8:29 PM
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
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