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Wanda Alter (#46848625)
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Bio Photo I have researched ancestors in the Franklin County, Vermont area for more than 30 years. While I have never lived in the area I have compiled a pretty large database. I am now only 4 1/2 hours away and hope to locate the graves of many of my "on paper" family. Thanks to the many people who submit photos.
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Gemeniguy
William H. and Julia Moody Hoffman Memorial
Wanda,

Thanks for photographing the William H. and Julia Moody Hoffman memorial in South Hadley Falls Cemetery. They were my wife Catherine's maternal great grandparents. We had nothing about them except for census records and a story passed down from Catherine's maternal grandmother Julia Ann Hoffman Hebert (one of the daughters of William and Julia Hoffman). Julia Ann told one of her daughters that she left home in the middle of the night never to return home again except for once. Conflict with her father and sisters which I'm not at liberty to reveal. Julia Ann returned home only once when she was told by a non-family member that her mother had died. She returned home after dark and looked through the window of the Hoffman home to view her mother one last time. No one in her family ever knew she was there. She never made any contact with her family after leaving home even though they lived less than 200 miles apart throughout their lives. As such, we have no Hoffman family photos and know nothing of their family life. Hopefully we may be able to make contact with one of the descendants of Julia Ann's siblings some day.

- Gemeniguy
Added by Gemeniguy on Jul 14, 2014 8:52 AM
Uncle Wulf
RE: Jock Williston 90811232
Evenin' Wanda -

Would you be so good as to check my changes on #90811232?
Added by Uncle Wulf on Oct 06, 2013 6:28 PM
Karen Fahey
John & Jane Buss (Nee Harling)
Thank you very much for locating the grave of John & Jane Buss, and Posting the photograph, It is very much appreciated
Added by Karen Fahey on Jul 22, 2013 2:43 AM
OnlyMe
RE: Lewis C Davenport
Please do. I did find a reference to South Hadley Falls in the Index Card files, so I updated the information. I would love to know the date of burial at South Hadley Falls.
Added by OnlyMe on Jul 07, 2013 9:36 PM
OnlyMe
RE: Lewis C Davenport
Yes. The issue here is that Springfield Cemetery records are clear that he was, in fact, buried at Springfield Cemetery on May 16, 1883. The specific location was noted on the Cemetery's 1928 survey map. There appears to be no record of his removal (no matter how intentioned) from Springfield Cemetery.

This is an instance where ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment may help settle the question. I have such equipment but need assistance due to disabilities. Unfortunately, I can not find serious volunteers.

Added by OnlyMe on Jul 07, 2013 4:52 PM
OnlyMe
James William "Willie" Davenport
Thank you for posting Willie's memorial.

Added by OnlyMe on Jul 07, 2013 4:30 PM
ditdit
RE: Katherine B Lapan Royston
Thank you for the transfer. I will see if I can get some research done on him after I finish the project I am on now.

Would you like it transferred back once I do?

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Jun 20, 2013 8:25 PM
b g
George Fournier
Thank you very much for the photo. That was very nice of you.
Added by b g on Jun 14, 2013 9:03 PM
ditdit
Katherine B Lapan Royston
Thank you very much for the photo of her gravestone.Your time and efforts are very much appreciated!

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Jun 14, 2013 7:17 PM
Barb Destromp
Happy Holidays
Just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays and great to work with you on Find a Grave.

Barb
Added by Barb Destromp on Dec 19, 2012 3:04 AM
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