|Ace||RE: Somers' Tombstone|
Sec 49, Lot 26 is correct. I believe I may have been having a bad day, and I may have been in the wrong location the first time I looked. This cemetery remains a huge challenge to find graves in at times (it is approximately 1 mile by 3/4 of a mile in size and nearly full). Even after several years worth of working there it is easy to miss a grave - especially since most of the in-ground lot markers are buried. Thanks for your patience. It is very appreciated. Ace
Added by Ace on Sep 27, 2015 1:35 PM
How did your trip to Maine go?
Added by FranBod on Sep 15, 2015 9:32 PM
|Leland Bottomley||RE: Eliab E. Day|
They have a genealogy society in Ottawa, Illinois that has a lot of tree that could help. Try a search there.
LaSalle County Genealogy Guild
|Dee E||RE: Rebecca & Richard Lockerman|
I added the photo of Rebecca's stone to Richard Lockerman. Looked for his headstone next to or around hers but didn't see one. I'm sure you're right-there isn't one. Since he's mentioned on hers, that works well! Dee
Added by Dee E on Jun 05, 2015 6:26 PM
|FranBod||RE: Joseph Flint|
I remember Joseph's stone vaguely. Some of the Flints are towards the front of the cemetery past the midway of the cemetery. Martha Flint (our Dr. Thomas Flint's second wife) is one of the graves. I think Joseph is in that area.
So, you would go through the opening of the white fence and just keep walking straight to the far side of the cemetery and look in that area.
By the way, my name is Linda. I used my mother's name Fran in honor of her interest in genealogy.
Hope that helps. Keep me posted when you come back. I love Maine.....
Added by FranBod on May 19, 2015 6:46 PM
|FranBod||RE: Dr Thomas & Lydia (Pope) Flint|
Center Meeting House Cemetery is where Dr. Thomas Flint (son of the other Dr Thomas Flint) is buried. He is near the courthouse building close to the fence. I put his gravestone on Find A Grave. He was also a Doctor and our Dr. Flint left his tools of the trade to his son (amputation saw, Ugh) This came from his probate papers.
Back to Betsey. There are 2 entrances/exits to the cemetery. Betsey is near the fence/and the road as you enter the North entrance. You can probably enter the cemetery road and just past the fence, stop your car. There was no one else there when we visited. Betsey and 4 of her grandchildren are towards the back corner of that space. Thanks for thinking of her...
(There could be mud in some of these cemeteries, we always pack boots and black fly spray) Also pack a hat. You can tell we have been doing this for a long time! lol
Added by FranBod on May 19, 2015 6:23 PM
The Round Top Farm (not the cemetery) frequently has events during the summer. I do not live in Maine and do not know what their schedule is. The last time I was there (in 2014), I had to park across the street from the cemetery. The people who maintain it are volunteers and have done a nice job. They recently painted the fence around the outside and have cut down some trees that were ruining the gravestones. One that was saved was Jess Flint's stone. I feel that there are probably some stones that are buried since it was neglected for so many years. Are you related to the Flints? Dr. Flint's gravestone has been gone since before 1950 sometime.
Added by FranBod on May 17, 2015 8:50 PM
|Jessica Irish||Day Cemetery|
Day Cemetery is right on the road that you can pull off to the side - if it is on private property - nobody bothered me when I stopped as you aren't walking through anyone's yard. You are welcome to use my gmail address JessicaJIrish@gmail.com if you need any assistance once you get here....I have a pretty flexible schedule and can assist you if you need.
|Ace||RE: Somers / McCready - Forest Home Cem|
This is a huge cemetery - over 150,000 burials and almost a mile long and a half mile wide. There are often multiple burials with the same name. The date of death is often the only way to tell one burial from another. Compounding this is the fact that nothing is computerized and this cemetery used to be two separate cemeteries that have been combined.
Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772
Added by Ace on Apr 12, 2015 2:44 PM
|Ace||John Somers at Forest Home Cemetery|
Hi! I went to the exact location you provided, Section 49, Lot 26, and there was not a grave marker. Your message, however, stated that there is a grave marker. Are you sure the plot information is accurate or that there is a grave marker? Ace
Added by Ace on Apr 12, 2015 3:18 AM
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