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Ryan-O (#46886020)
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Bio Photo Find-a-Grave rocks!


Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.

Just photographed the Old Burying Ground in Gardner. I was very surprised it had never been 100% uploaded to Find-a-Grave since it has the cool old stones. Not every picture came out great and a few were knocked down or missing but I did my best. If anyone ever takes a better shot then mine just let me know and I will delete my picture.

I still need to wrap up Crystal Lake Cemetery - about 6 more "islands" to go - two of them on the big size.

Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:


"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."

Found this on a find-a-grave profile I think:

Old Bones' profile poem"


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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Ed Poulin
RE: Edna May Rash [123453756]
Ack. I made a bad leap there. I have fixed it properly. Thanks for catching it.
Added by Ed Poulin on Aug 26, 2014 9:28 PM
Ed Poulin
Edna May Rash [123453756]
I am thinking that Edna May Nordman was adopted by the Nordman family. Edna May Rash was born 2/7/1902 per her Social Security record. The only person I could find born on that day also named Edna May was Edna May Reese, daughter of Albert E Reese and Maud Mcdougal. The Nordman children were all accounted for in the Gardner records except for their daughter Edna. I tried to find the Reese family and there was no trace of them except for the birth of their daughter Edna. This is why I think she was adopted. It's all circumstantial but it adds up. What do you think? Should I put in my explanation or just change the parents like you suggested?

Added by Ed Poulin on Aug 26, 2014 3:41 PM
Kim Danek
RE: Hi
Thank you! I love this website and am more than happy to contribute to it!! I've just started researching my ancestors, but as I find them, I'm adding them. I imagine I will be at this a long time :0)
Added by Kim Danek on Aug 22, 2014 8:10 PM
ancestor hunter
RE: Amadons in Hope Cemetery
Thank you very much.
Added by ancestor hunter on Aug 22, 2014 6:49 AM
Judy Wilson
Transfer Request
Would you please consider transferring memorials for Mildred Shepard Kay (101596201) and Richard Shepard (84264237) to me. They are my father's siblings.
Added by Judy Wilson on Aug 21, 2014 8:35 AM
ancestor hunter
Amadons in Hope Cemetery
Hi, awesome work! I am new to this and just getting the hang of things. I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer Leslie, Rita, Iris, and Aaron Amadon? Les and Rita are my grandparents and Iris my aunt and Aaron my half uncle. Thanks.
Added by ancestor hunter on Aug 20, 2014 3:07 PM
Ed Poulin
George Adkins [117067969]
A couple of online sources say George was the son of Charles Henry Adkins (son of 117067734) and Marian Elmina Hill. It fits since their previous child was born 6/1917 and their next child was born c1920. So, he is buried in his aunt Ellen Adkins' plot.
Added by Ed Poulin on Aug 19, 2014 9:14 PM
Valerie Burditt
RE: Karen Wall Phillips
Ryan: You have done an admirable job here. It is a tribute to a wonderful man. Dave would be smiling!
Added by Valerie Burditt on Aug 19, 2014 4:27 PM
Valerie Burditt
RE: Karen Wall Phillips
Let me talk with his family first. I think it is fine for now, if you are local, and you will handle this. The family has enough to think about at this time. I knew Dave also and want to protect his information, privacy, and family. He would expect that from us... Thank you for correcting and managing this. Sincerely, Valerie Burditt
Added by Valerie Burditt on Aug 19, 2014 4:17 PM
Amy I.
Nellie Dickerman
I transferred to you as I cannot find my connection. If I find it I will get it back from you. I dont find her parents memorials in findagrave so cant connect them. I did add marriage date.
Added by Amy I. on Aug 19, 2014 12:54 PM
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