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Chris Thomas (#46854644)
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Bio Photo It all began with a book from K-Mart. Trace your roots it offered. That was a bit over thirty years ago. What started with curiosity over where I came from became a quest to keep my ancestors from being forgotten.

Finding my history naturally led me to cemeteries and nearly every cemetery I visited had stones that had fallen over or become illegible over time. Knowing that no one remembered the person who lay beneath it was sad.

That's why I like and contribute to findagrave because sooner or later someone is going to look for one of the lost and chances are that their only chance of finding them will be through findagrave.

Maybe they'll be looking for someone I've contributed or maybe I'll be looking for someone they'll post. Either way, findagrave keeps the memories alive.
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anne m gault
Find A Grave Memorial# 19816538
Hi Chris, I have to question that this is a Coffin child. It would be helpful if you would share your source information. Thank you for any help you can give me.

According to my research the death record under Elizabeth Willis for the date 7 jul 1878, lists her maiden name as 'Prebble' born in England to John Prebble and Annie. She is listed as Elizabeth Prebble at the marriage of her daughter Mary Ann Willis to Andrew A. Noyes in 1865. Also at the death of her sons Alfred Willis born 1825 in England, died in Haverhill on 25 jun 1904 and James Willis born 1832 in England died 4 nov 1908 in West Newbury. This family is listed in the 1850 thru 1870 census. There appear to be at least two Willis families that immigrated from England about 1835, possibly related.

Elizabeth Coffin
Birth: Sep. 12, 1805
Death: Jul. 7, 1878
West Newbury
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Inscription: Wife of James Willis Aged 72y 9m 26d We mourn they absence yet would not recall thee from they rest believing thou art dwelling in Heaven among the Blessed.

Bridge Street Cemetery
West Newbury
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Created by: Chris Thomas
Record added: Jun 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19816538
Added by anne m gault on Jul 06, 2014 11:34 AM
David Hunter
Hi Chris,
You have Mary Fermay Cotter on the Sullivan name. Name Mary C. Sullivan on grave stone is correct. She was born Feb. 24, 1883 in Spennymoor, U K. She died Jan. 2, 1972 in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Her maiden name was McIver. Her parents were Robert and Mary McIver, from Ireland. She had 2 sisters and 6 brothers. She married Daniel E. Sullivan Dec. 23, 1912, and had no children. Mary and Daniel raised their niece Christina McIver from 1919 to 1932. Christina was sent from England by Mary's brother Christopher.
Did you think this was a relative of yours? How do you decide what photos you post?
Hope this helps,
Added by David Hunter on Jul 10, 2013 5:28 PM
David Hunter
Mary C. Sullivan
Hi Chris,
The information you have posted for subject at Roseland Park is not correct. Subject is my Mother's Aunt, and she was born in England. Let me know if you wish to correct.
Added by David Hunter on Jul 09, 2013 10:28 AM
Daniel Pletcher
Photo requests at Holy Cross Cemetery Detroit MI
I noticed that you have one or more photo requests for people buried in Holy Cross cemetery in Detroit MI. There cemetery office has permanently closed, all of their records were sent to the Our Lady of Hope cemetery office. Please call them at (734) 285-2155 to get the plot location of your loved ones, this way find a grave volunteers in the area can accurately locate the stone.
-Daniel Pletcher
Added by Daniel Pletcher on Apr 08, 2013 1:06 PM
The Last Ride
Kerns memorials
I seen that you had all of the Kerns memorials but one. I had created it but since you made all the others, I transferred the one I had.
Added by The Last Ride on Dec 11, 2012 4:43 PM
John Glassford
Curley: Bridge Street Cemetery in West Newbury, Mass.
Hi Chris,

I am currently creating memorials for and uploading gravestone photos of some photos I have from Bridge Street Cemetery in West Newbury, Mass.

On memorial: Mary L Sullivan Curley # 19817042 you wrote this note:
"Note: No Curleys buried here that I found"

I have a large quantity of Curley gravestones that I have found here to add, so keep an eye on this cemetery over the next few days as I do my memorials creation there. I don't think that I have one for Mary Sullivan Curley as most that I have are from 1800's and early 1900's time period. I am just going thru them now and there seems to be a lot of them.

John J. Glassford
Added by John Glassford on Mar 17, 2012 9:54 PM
Macumber Transfer
Chris, Many thanks for the transfer, and your patience. I will be adding the children of N.D and Amorette Macumber. JWR
Added by JWR on Dec 11, 2011 7:53 AM
Ebenezer Allbee
Hi Chris,
I was just noticing the note you left for Ebenezer's memorial #20505105. In it you said you thought Ebenezer's parents were 'John Albee and Abigail Searles'.
I'm a direct descendant and my records show his parents were John Allbee Jr. (1720-1799) and Sarah Corbett (1722-1799).
Also, if you'll notice his name is spelled with two L's, not one. It's just something that deserves a little more research to be sure if he's your ancestor too. Good Luck. Caryn. :)
Added by Caryn on Feb 12, 2011 5:02 PM
ND and Amorette Macumber
These are my 2X great grandparents. Have visited this cemetery many times. How are you descended from them? JWR
Added by JWR on Sep 11, 2010 9:08 AM
Mark Sardelis
Chellis Goodwin and Lucy Ranger Goodwin
Hi Chris
I was amazed to find pictures of the above folks via your contribution.
They are my ancestors. Are you related? I am researching this line and have hit brick walls.
Were these requested by someone? If so can you have them contact me or pass on my contact info to them?

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Mark Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Added by Mark Sardelis on May 09, 2009 7:34 AM
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