I manage~~not own~~the memorials I place on FindaGrave. Please use the SAC (edit feature) when asking for changes. This prevents mistakes because the edit feature connects me to the right memorial. Please read this ★ ☆ ★ FAQs ★ ☆ ★ before you intentionally make a duplicate of a memorial (which is a no no): I do transfer out of guidelines a lot if I feel you will maintain the memorial you request better than I can ~ which means a beloved aunt, cousin, best friend, etc. (Just don't ask for a whole cemetery or a whole list of the same name especially if you happened to find this site and have been a member for a few days). Stick around for awhile - contribute. Although a great place for genealogy this is a GRAVES REGISTRATION SITE! ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ Permission has been given to GenealogyTrails.com to use my photos for their excellent site. YES - you have permission to use the photos I took for your personal family files. I would appreciate it if you cited where you found the photo and if possible link back to FindAGrave.com. However unless you are a nonprofit organization, this is not to be copied & pasted on a commercial site or used for commercial publication without permission. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ I love to have additional information to add to the memorials. In winter I go through what I have put up and link families, find additional dates, etc. Although it looks like I have more than I can handle, I have had no problem adding suggested information. I have 35 years of experience in family history research and will be happy to add links or more biographical information on your family. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ If you are requesting a photo - all information is helpful. Many people only have flat to the ground memorials, and they are difficult to find. If you know of other family names that might be close by, that is very helpful in large cemeteries. Also if your memorial served in the military, that is very helpful as most cemeteries commemorate with a flag. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ I love the challenge of photographing really old stones. I also love the zincs - which were an inexpensive product for the time but have outlasted some of the more expensive marbles and granites. The zincs were very popular during the Prohibition Era because the insides were hollow and easily accessible. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ The people we ~meet~ in these resting places are integral in putting together family history. The memorial may be all that is left. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ Thank you to all the volunteers who have added photos to my memorials, taken the time to send me information, added their own memorials, found a dupe or two, and have been kind and respectful. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ It is so important that if you have an old cemetery near you, to get these stones recorded before weather and/or vandals get to them. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★★ ☆ I do try to wipe off debris and pull some overgrown grass out of the way, but I will not harm the stone in any way. Plus I do not pull up flowers, even if they are wilted. It's a bit of work to take the photos, re size and sometimes enhance the lettering to be made readable, enter names and upload the photos. I do this lovingly. Please respect that. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ I have a camera that takes good photos,however the condition of the stone may make it unreadable or the stone is so damaged that there is no information. Bright sunny days might be good for walks but can wash out headstone inscriptions. I do retakes a lot. ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆
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Samuel Beresford Hi Thanks you so much for adding the photos of Samuel and Mary Beresford and their family's headstones. It is amazing how well the inscriptions have survived after 150 years Best wishes Nick
Thanks for fulfilling my photo requests (3) of the Weeks family. This was family of Bessie Wright Weeks who was my great aunt and who left the rest of her family in Alabama to go with her husband to Conn. He owned a cigar store. Appreciate your involvement in Find-A-Grave.
Harry J and Louise Matherly Fisher C Greer, Thank you for creating these memorials! I have been searching for some time for info on our Aunt Louise Matherly and Harry J Fisher and their memorials. I was mistakenly spelling his name "Fischer." Would you be wiling to transfer these two memorials to me if they are not your close relative. I have a fairly large amount of info to add to the memorials, but I do not want to presume they are more special to me than to you. Your consideration of my request, would be much appreciated. Find A Grave Memorial# 43771613-Harry
Find A Grave Memorial# 43771631-Louise
I will go to the edits button to simplify my request. Diane Addington Matherly
RE: Neuman's at Fairview Thank you for your prompt reply. I see that you have already made some adjustment to the memorials in question and I really appreciate your efforts because I know you are busy with 90,953 memorials added, and 89, 844 memorials managed. It must hectic just trying to respond to all the edits that come in, but I respectfully request that you take the time to look more closely to the case of Ernest Frederick Neumann (Find A Grave # 45056880) and more particularly to the memorials for two of his sons, Ernest Frederick Neumann, Jr. (Find A Grave# 45056883) and Carl Samuel Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056879 and Find A Grave# 45056882). They are all buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, CT.
I agree with you that Ernest Frederick Neumann, Jr. (Find A Grave# 4505688), is the son of Ernest Frederick Neumann, Sr. (45056880). You have already adjusted the memorial for Junior so no further action need be taken with him.
But Carl Samuel Neumann, (Find A Grave# 45056879), and Carl S. Neumann, (Find A Grave# 45056882) need further attention. They are the same person and not father and son. You have correctly linked Carl Samuel Neumann as a spouse of Rachel Louise (Clark) Neumann. The only thing that remains to be done is to delete Carl S. Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056882) because it is a duplicate of Carl Samuel Neumann, (Find A Grave# 45056879).
The source of the errors and confusion rest with the marker for Carl’s wife, Rachel Louise (Clark) Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056881), my fourth cousin, 2X removed.
The inscription on this stone, (Find A Grave# 45056881) reads “Rachel C. Neumann, born at Holyoke, Mass. Oct. 8, 1997, Died at New Britain, Conn. April 12, 1966, Wife of, Carl S. Neumann, 1923-1945, and Rev. Ernest F. Neumann, Jr., 1958-1966.”
Rachel was indeed born 8 Oct 1887 (as indicated on her tombstone) at Holyoke, Hamden, MA to George Abijah Clark and Ellen Stratton (Dibble) Clark.
She married Carl Samuel Neumann, son of Ernest F. Neumann and Mary Wilson Bradford, 30 Jun 1923 in Holyoke, Hampden, MA. This was a double wedding along with her twin sister, Ruth Swan Clark. and her husband, Professor John T. Metcalf, of the University of Vermont. Ref: The Springfield Republican, Sunday, July 1, 1923, Page 3.
Rachel died, 12 Apr 1966 in New Britain, Hartford, CT. Ref: Inscription on her tombstone.
Carl Samuel Neumann’s tombstone, (Find A Grave# 45056879) indicates that he was born 27 Feb 1880, at New Britain, Conn. and that he died 13 Sep 1945 at New Britain, Conn. He was a son of Ernest Frederick Neumann, Sr. (12 Nov 1838 – 20 Nov 1928) and brother of Ernest Frederick Neumann, Jr. Thus, the duration of his marriage to Rachel Louise (Clark) Neumann was 1923 – 1945.
Note that the dates for Carl S. Neumann (1923-1925) on Rachel’s tombstone perfectly match the dates of the duration of the marriage of Rachel and Carl S. Neumann from 1923 to 1945. Also note that if those dates for Carl S. were birth and death dates, Rachel, age 36 at the time of her marriage, would have married an infant (born 1923). That is clearly not probable. Also she would not be marrying her own son.
I did, however; take your cue that Carl Samuel and Carl S. might be father and son and researched the family of Carl and Rachel. They had the following children: Robert Bradford Neumann, 8 May 1924 – 1 Jan 2011, Ref: His obituary, 1930 Census, 1940 Census. George C. Neumann, 29 Mar 1926 – 4 Apr 2014, Ref: His obituary, 1930 Census, 1940 Census. Marjorie T. Neumann, born about 1929 in CT., Ref: 1930 Census, 1940 Census Frederick Neumann, born about 1931 in CT., Ref: 1930 Census, 1940 Census
There is no mention of a son of Carl Samuel Neumann, named Carl S. Neumann, in any of the census records or obituaries. That does not prove that such a son did not exist, but there is no available evidence to support that he did exist.
To summarize the case of Carl:
Carl Samuel Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056979) and Carl S. Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056882) are indeed the same person, and not father and son. The evidence cited above supports this conclusion. It is possible that I have arrived at the wrong conclusion. If so, I look forward to any insight you may have to the contrary.
The appropriate action in this case, lacking any evidence to the contrary, is to remove the memorial for Carl S. Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056882) because it is indeed a duplicate of that of Carl Samuel Neumann (Find A Grave# 45056879).
Hart family et al Sorry to bombard you with information on the Hart, North and allied families. I tend to focus on one line at a time. I greatly appreciate the quick review you have given my submissions. I'm working from GG Uncle Ernest Flagg's excellent THE FOUNDING OF NEW ENGLAND, and he was the son of Louisa Hart Flagg. Again, thanks so much.