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When I was researching my own family, I received a great deal of help from complete strangers who were willing to help me without asking anything in return. I felt the need to pay that forward. So it tickles me beyond words to discover my headstone photos as part of someone's family tree. How sad would it be if after all the photos are taken and posted and researched and documented that no one looked at them or cared that they were there. So to those of you who have found my photos and made use of them, thanks for caring and you're most welcome.|
For the most part I am unrelated to most of the memorials I have posted. For those that I'm not, I find it sad to leave them as just names and dates and feel that its important to say at least a little something about their lives. For those that have nothing there, they're not forgotten, I just haven't gotten there yet. And while I don't always cite my sources on each memorial, for Long Island special thanks goes to Carolee Nichols Diamond and David Roberts for their unending patience and wealth of information, the transcriptions of Elbert N. Carter and longislandgenealogy and Ancestry, (with a nod to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, various volumes), Suffolk County Historical Newspapers, George Moraitis, Historian for the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Port Jefferson, Steve Gill from the Patchogue Cemeteries Restoration Committee, Dan Prunty, Ruland Funeral Home and President of Cedar Grove Cemetery, and Marcy from Cedar Grove, who lets me raid her records without complaint.
If you find something that needs correcting, or if you have information you'd like added, please use the SAC and I'll be happy to make the changes. If its a close family member and you'd like to have it transferred into your care, please let me know. Again, most of them are unrelated to me and I would gladly have them find a home with family.
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|kaycee||RE: John Bristow d 1912 age 72|
I have loaded the photos as promised. Feel free to use them however you see fit. I also spotted a very unusual cast iron headstone for George William Bristow who died ages 82 in Aug 1947 and his daughter Elizabeth who died ages 7 in 1910 from Diphtheria. I have created a record for both and linked them together. Both lived in the village of Esher. If you happen to find these 2 in your family tree do let me know and I would be happy to transfer the ownership
Added by kaycee on May 23, 2015 7:43 AM
|kaycee||John Bristow d 1912 age 72|
You left a request for a photo of the above gravestone and yesterday I posted that I could not find it. Today I was looking for someone else and found it!!! I will upload when I get home this weekend but the other names on the stone are sarah bristow d 1913 age 82 and annie emma bristow d 1934 age 66. there is no Louisa on this stone. The grave was completely covered in ivy which is why it wasnt visible. I have pulled all the ivy back off it and given it a bit of tlc for you
Added by kaycee on May 21, 2015 12:47 PM
|Debi||RE: Alice Amelia TERRY Murdock|
Yes...! Finally. I had looked at the Terry family earlier on in my research, but had no strong evidence to tie THEIR Alice to the Alice that married my ancestor William Murdock.
The puzzle pieces fell together when I was able to match dates of birth from her Find a Grave headstone photo to the DOB shown by several researchers of the Terry family on the http://longislandsurnames.com/ website. I wrote to one of the researchers that I have had previous conversations with; she then confirmed my suspicions!
Updates have now been added to the Long Island Surnames database to link Alice Amelia Terry to her husband. Though... now that I look at it... they still haven't accounted for little Minnie. Ah well. One step at a time.
Yippee. Now she can be remembered properly. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Debi on May 20, 2015 11:08 AM
|FrankGrant||Violet & Charles Soper|
Hi Aislin , Please note that in the next grave lies
George & Vera Soper are you related ,shall I transfer them to you . Regards Frank
I'm writing about my ggrandfather, Martin Deedy, memorial #111126692. I was wondering if you might have any additional information on him? I'm currently trying to figure out what town he emigrated from. I appreciate anything else you can tell me.
|LoveTrees||RE: Max Mannheimer|
You are most welcome. I'm trying to find Manheimer relatives. I guess some of them were named Mannheimer. So when I come across any memorials for them, even if they are not necessarily relatives, I edit in the inscriptions (if there are any.) They are so important as they tell me who the father is of the person, and that can support or refute a suspicion as to who the person is and if they are related. Whenever you need a translation, let me know and I'll be happy to do it.
|Debi||RE: Murdock Family Photos|
Yes; I realized the duplicate after I found Minnie's name and deleted it. Seems like earlier evidence suggested the name Alice, but in looking at the data again, realize that it was a reference to her mother's name. Thanks again!
Added by Debi on May 04, 2015 6:40 AM
|Debi||RE: Murdock Family Photos|
Aha! Thanks for clarifying. For a moment, I thought I might have a clue to Alice's maiden name. :)
Added by Debi on May 03, 2015 9:34 AM
|Debi||Murdock Family Photos|
Thanks so much for adding a photo for Alice Murdock and her baby who died in 1870. I see on husband William Murdock's (#68434797) biography that Alice's maiden name was "Husband". Would love to know the source for that info for my family data file.
Also, I found a name for "Baby" - listed as "Minnie" in the Brookhaven mortality schedules for 1870. Her name is just below that of her mother, Alice. So, I have finally given her a name on Find a Grave.
Added by Debi on May 03, 2015 5:39 AM
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