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brenda ball (#47853962)
 member for 2 years, 11 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I like visiting cemeteries and taking photos - they may not always be the BEST photos, but I try for legible.
I really don't have time to do links, if you are related at all, please just ask for a transfer - I really do want all the memorials I've created to be with family.
I have a lot of photos that I just haven't gotten uploaded yet - but if I created a memorial, then I have a photo for it.

I'm not related to any of the Maine memorials I've created and I'm just a caretaker, I'll transfer to any family members. I don't know anything beyond what is on the stones.
I give permission for the use of my photographs for any reason, but would like credit. "Photo courtesy of Brenda Ball" will suffice. I do have larger copies of all photos, if that's helpful.

If I fulfill a photo request for you, or transfer a memorial out of guidelines, I expect a 'thank you'. Hopefully, in 'real life' when someone does something nice for you, you take the time to thank them. Online life is the same way, if you don't bother, then *I* won't bother.

Cemeteries Completed
(all memorials entered, photos of all)
Charles Campbell
Rev William Campbell
Jasper - just needs one photo and foot stones matched up with headstone.
Deane-Little - complete
Hodge - visited and took a photo of a non-gravestone - there are many damaged and broken stones there that could be anyone. Did not check to see if all stones have memorials.
Atkinson - COMPLETE
Harris Hill - COMPLETE
Bucknam - COMPLETE
Hawkes-Jordan - COMPLETE
Scott & Freeman - Added memorials/photos COMPLETE
Chandler - COMPLETE
Herseyville (actually behind a trailer :0)
Riverside in West Minot - COMPLETE All 585 memorials now have photos, save 3 which don't seem to be there. :)
Oak Hill in Auburn - Have taken photos of all the legible stones I can find. Have not uploaded all the photos or created all the memorials yet.
Lane - Poland - Have photos of all the stones here
Highland - Poland - Have photos of all the stones here (and it's the prettiest cemetery I've ever seen.)
Maple Grove in M'Falls - visited and started taking photos - it's HUGE - mowing the rows on this one, as I can. Already have a backlog of about 300 photos.
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Jeremiah Tripp
Jeremiah Tripp # 100051389 actual burial place is at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Virginia
# 76322251
He was born in Raymond, Cumberland, Maine, USA and will die at Fort Fisher, a Confederate Fort in Willimgton, North Carolina from wounds in the Civil War on March 24, 1865.
As with my wife's family, it was not unusual to place a headstone of a Civil War soldier in the hometown though he was buried elsewhere.
Added by Peter on May 25, 2015 7:15 PM
Torry Gould Wahler
Transfer please?
Hello Brenda,
I am writing in regards to Etta M Thorne, Memorial #95849776 and Ena H. Thorne, Memorial #95849727. Although we are not related by blood, they were very close to my father when he was growing up as they were neighbors and he had lost his mom very young. I lived in the same neighborhood growing up and knew these two wonderful women too. I would really appreciate it if you would allow me to maintain their Memorials. Although they are not blood relatives, my whole family thinks of them as part of our family. Thank you for your consideration.
Best regards,
Torry Gould Wahler (member #48346044)
Added by Torry Gould Wahler on May 19, 2015 5:18 PM
Karin KL
RE: Cynthia Whitney Cary
Your site shows Cynthia as b. 1858, but the photo of her headstone shows 1851. Her birthday was 15 September 1851.

Karin Lightner
Added by Karin KL on Apr 10, 2015 12:21 AM
Karin KL
RE: Theda C. Dingley
I wanted you to know that Theda is the daughter of #100735499 John Dingley and wife #100735486 Cynthia Whitney Cary. Cynthia was my grandfather's mother's sister.

Kind regards,
Karin Lightner
Added by Karin KL on Apr 10, 2015 12:17 AM
Eileen pelletier
Bessie M Hodgkins
Please change her death date to 1997, she did not die in 1947. a Niece Gloria...
Added by Eileen pelletier on Feb 15, 2015 7:28 AM
Marcie Birk
William Homan Thorne
Where did you find William's parents? 113763204 I have James Henry Thorne and Mary Butler.
Added by Marcie Birk on Jan 22, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: Whitehouses at Oak Hill
I have added Eben's death record to his memorial and his son Arthur Warrens birth record. Eben is short for Ebenezer which was his grandfathers name. On the death record the P for his middle name looks like a B. However, if you look at his son Arthur Warrens birth record his entire name is spelled out as Eben Preston Whitehouse. I hope this helps. If you need anything further let me know.
Added by Lexie on Jan 21, 2015 5:56 AM
RE: Owen Bryant edits
Did you receive my documentation and research on Owen. I placed some on his memorial since I thought that would be a way you can see the documents.
Added by Peter on Jan 08, 2015 5:35 PM
Owen Bryant
Going over his original copies of birth, death, and marriage. Checking for transcription errors etc. His date of birth is shown by two documents to be 3 Jul 1850 and his death by his death certificate as 20 May 1899. These dates would verify is age of death as stated as 48 years, 10 months, and 17 days as shown on death certificate and verified by a date calculator. Since two of three documents stated Casco, Cumberland, Maine as his place of birth and all appear to agree of his place of death as Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, USA I would agree with those places. I will send an update request of change according to this research.
Added by Peter on Jan 06, 2015 7:16 PM
Owen Bryant
I believe 1899 is correct. It appear had an error on the transcription. I will recheck immediately. By the way, on the area of his birth I found both Casco, Maine mentioned and Stoneham, Massachusetts. He was living in Stoneham when he was ten as shown by the 1860 census.
Added by Peter on Jan 06, 2015 6:23 PM
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