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Bronx Cop (#47509482)
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Bio Photo -I give my permission to anyone who wishes to use a photo of a tombstone that I have taken.
-I spend my time doing this only to help other genealogists. Let's keep something in mind: We are creating a new database of information for future historians.
-If I have made a mistake, please let me know and I'll correct it.
-I have primarily been working on photographing Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx for the last few years.
-I only create a memorial if the stone has at least a first and last name or dates. If the stone only says "Smith", I skip it. Also, some stones are too worn to read. So if you are looking for someone in particular, and I did not photograph it, it does not mean that it is not there.
-If you want me to transfer a memorial to you, just ask. No interrogations about how you are related.
-I am a member of the German Genealogy Group.




"The Green Fields of France"

How do you do, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone you were only 19,
When you joined the great fall-in in 1916.
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean?
Or young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in 1916,
In that faithful heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Enclosed then forever behind a glass frame?
In an old photograph torn, battered and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

The sun now it shines on the green fields of France.
There's a warm summer breeze makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,
There's no gas, no barbwire, there's no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land.
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned.

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Now young Willie McBride I can't help wonder why?
Do those that lie here know why did they die?
Did they believe when they answered the call,
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,
The killing and the dying were all done in vain.
For young Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again and again and again and again!

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

- Eric Bogle
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James Edwards
Louis A. Verhaegen
Bronx Cop:

You posted this photo of a grave last year. I think I'm looking for this very Louis. The cemetery won't tell me anything about the grave unless I have a date of death. Does one show elsewhere on the stone where I can't see?

Deceased was, I believe, a sculptor of some eminence in the midwest 1855-1865.

Do you have a date of death or anything else about Louis A. Verhaegen?
Added by James Edwards on Feb 09, 2016 11:01 AM
Jim Ryan
Florence Riddell 141554311
As Florence is in our Family, please turn over management of site to Jim Ryan
Thank You For Your Time.
Added by Jim Ryan on Feb 05, 2016 7:48 AM
gwtwqueenie
Thomas, Alice and Theresa Sponito ~ Old St. Raymond's Cemetery ~ Bronx
Dear Kevin ~

Thank you very much for transferring management of the Sponito memorials to me.

Thank you also for all the terrific volunteer work you do on this wonderful website.

God Bless You ~ Clair
Added by gwtwqueenie on Jan 23, 2016 12:48 AM
Lucy Rutter
RE: Gravestone, Kate Rutter
Bronx Cop, I appreciate your taking time to answer my question. I think it is as you say though I am still very amazed, and grateful, that a gravestone was even placed and that your photo captured it. My curiosity about the gravestone stems from the fact that I believe the family was going through very hard times so the idea that a gravestone was placed, much less engraved, is nothing short of amazing!
Thank you again and God bless.

Added by Lucy Rutter on Jan 15, 2016 11:40 AM
Lucy Rutter
Gravestone
Dear Bronx Cop,
I realize you must be quite busy, but I am writing again to ask if you might have a suggestion on how I can learn more about the gravestone of Kate Rutter? When I looked at the photo, the gravestone looks in quite good shape. I had a thought that, perhaps, either my great grandfather, or another family member had it placed there, at a later time, than 1911.
Thank you for considering my question, and, again, thank you for all that you do.
Added by Lucy Rutter on Jan 15, 2016 10:29 AM
Lucy Rutter
Ancestor grave
Hello, I just want to say thank you for all of your efforts and hard work. Yesterday, I found what appears to be the gravesite of my great grandmother who came from Ireland in 1875 and whom I learn was buried at (old) Saint Raymonds Cemetery in the Bronx.
I feel overjoyed to have this information as I have been searching for it for many years.
Added by Lucy Rutter on Jan 14, 2016 8:05 AM
ElizaGrace
St.. Raymond's
Thank you for the photographs you've taken in this cemetery. It's really helped me to connect people.
Added by ElizaGrace on Jan 10, 2016 9:20 PM
Khristine Januzik
RE: O'Donnr
Perfect! Thank you!!
Added by Khristine Januzik on Jan 08, 2016 8:54 PM
Khristine Januzik
O'Donnell Family
First off, I want to thank you for your work!!! What a help it has been to me and I am sure many others. I was missing death dates for the Frank O'Donnell family, have so much other information on them, but was lacking the death dates all except for Frank (memorial # 119219972). I'm not sure I want the memorials for the family transferred to me as they are in-laws of in-laws and I am hoping someone more closely related will
happen upon them. Part of the family in Ireland did write to my family in the US up until 1922. I would like to offer the missing information for their bios though, and am not sure how would be the best way to do it. Again, thank you so very much!!! - Khris
Added by Khristine Januzik on Jan 08, 2016 10:09 AM
kandota
RE: Memorial# 156428534
you can search for a memorial with a memorial # on the "Find A Grave Search Form" screen. enter the memorial # on line 5.
Added by kandota on Jan 05, 2016 7:29 AM
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