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scotdeerie (#48158402)
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Bio Photo I volunteer at Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls and I enjoy putting up memorials for our residents. I will gladly accept transfers for Oakwood folks, too. I will take good care of them.

I have some limited access to St. Mary's and Sacred Hearts Cemeteries, which are adjacent to Oakwood, although most of their records have been destroyed and the cemeteries are in ill repair.

St. Joseph's, Holy Trinity and Gate of Heaven (Lewiston) are not far away and within my travel range for photo requests. I will only take photo requests that already have grave section/area info because these are HUGE cemeteries. Call the cemetery office, tell them you are from far away and ask they provide you with the info so you can send someone else to get the photo. Most places will do one or two requests for FREE. After more than a couple, however, be prepared to pay some sort of fee.

Riverdale and Accacia Park will NOT process requests for Find A Grave photographers and are particularly unfriendly about it. Call them and get the grave location and put it in your photo request. These cemeteries want to charge photographers if they go in and ask for help. For one or two requests, they MIGHT do it over the phone for YOU. Remember: your family BOUGHT plots there. They work for YOU.

Visit my Virtual Cemetery "Oakwood's River Folks" for folks who have died stunting at The Falls or in The Niagara River and then stop by and say hi to my recently departed best friend, Eilean "Ellie" Lyonhil Donan in the Virtual Cemetery, "Beloved Friends".
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Natalie Woodall
Joseph Hageman
Dear scotdeerie: I am interested in this man because he served in the 147th Regiment NYSV for several months. I was aware that he had served in the 76th Regiment but was more than mildly surprised to find Co. I, 28th Regiment on his gravestone. When he served in the 28th he used the name Jacob. There are so many variations of his surname that it is difficult to identify the correct man. From my research I have been able to glean that he served in the 28th Regiment from May 22, 1861 to August 9, 1861; Cos. E and A 76th Regiment from July 28, 1863 to January 1865. He was mustered into the combined 147th Regiment on January 28, 1865. On June 5, 1865 he was transferred to Co. C 91st NYSV. He was finally discharged on June 8, 1865 at Elmira, NY. I have consulted census records, as you undoubtedly have as well, and found his wife, Mary, and two sons. To date I have not found her DOD but since she applied for a widow's pension on September 14, 1893, she definitely survived her husband. Have you by any chance located her grave? It is interesting that his stone should record his short-lived stint in the 28th since he spent so much more time in the 76th. It has been my experience that the stones normally list the final service or the outfit where the majority of service occurred. I would enjoy hearing from you should you be so inclined. I am writing a book on the 147th Regiment which is how I made Joseph/Jacob's acquaintance. Best wishes, Natalie J. Woodall, PhD
Added by Natalie Woodall on Nov 14, 2016 2:21 PM
Suzzette Bernard
Edna M. O'Neill
I have a correction to Edna M. O'Neill, 29 Jul 1915-8 Nov 1992, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls. She is not the daughter of Lotta Louis (just curious, where did you get Louis?) O'Neill, whose maiden name was name is Barth. Edna was the wife of William Thomas O'Neill, who is correctly listed as Lotta's son. Edna's info is as follows: her full name is Edna Mary McIntyre. Her parents are Malcolm and Eugenia (Karrer) McIntyre. She died in Niagara Falls, but I need to research her a little more and will let you know where she was born.
Added by Suzzette Bernard on Aug 29, 2016 8:30 AM
Barbara Hogan
154116567 Kathleen Newman
Would you mind transferring this memorial over to me? This is my mother. I set up the memorial for my dad (John Newman) but did not set one up for my mom since she is still alive. I would very much appreciate it. Thank you.
Added by Barbara Hogan on Aug 09, 2016 2:16 AM
Kathie King Wilkinson
Frain, Delores & Joseph #117642554 & #117642504
Would you be willing to transfer these two memorials to me? I am a first cousin, once removed to Delores Frain. I have numerous photos of her and one of her husband that I would love to add to their memorials. And am hoping to use the tombstone photo, with your permission, on my Ancestry tree. I am trying to locate living relatives in the Niagara area and the transfer could potentially help with that.
Thanks for your consideration.
Added by Kathie King Wilkinson on May 27, 2016 1:56 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
Veterans
Please delete the previous one

It seems like the information I gave you was delete by this server. Please email me. I have a real solution in NY. Federal, state, county law

Thank you
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on May 15, 2016 2:19 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
Veterans
I met him at a Food show. I even visited. I remember making my first cherry pie at four. See Veteran children can bake while there parents serve. Enjoy.Children of veterans in the schools need a program. I having been working on ths with THN.org and the District for the State grantee. Including they need to be fed, house and clothed. Including those who are going though separation. They need a support group started. Fort Sam was my home along with SA before we transferred. TVC said they would fund it. Thank you.
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on May 15, 2016 2:12 PM
BKreiner
thank you
scotdeerie

Thank you for taking this picture of my father's grave. I appreciate your respect and efforts at the cemetery. BKreiner
Added by BKreiner on May 11, 2016 1:42 PM
Niagara2012
St. Mary's Cemetery
Here's some info I found about this cemetery. It's officially called St. Mary's cemetery. The south side is owned by St. Mary's of the Cataract church. The north side was St. Raphael (which burned) and then rebuilt as the Church of the Sacred Heart. Today it's again called St. Raphael. They bought the land from Oakwood.

I was told by the people at Gate of Heaven and Mt. Olivett cemeteries that this is parish owned. Each parish is responsible for the upkeep not the diocese.

It gets more confusing because half of a family might be buried at St. Mary's and another member of family might be at "Riverdale" (according to their obit) --but that person is probably NOT in Riverdale and actually in Gate of Heaven. The Diocese bought land from Riverdale.

There are a couple of lists (that were done in 1983-84) with the names of those buried at St. Mary's that I am working from.

Added by Niagara2012 on Apr 25, 2016 6:27 AM
Ned
Riverdale Cemtery, Lewiston NY
Hi Scot!
I have to take issue with your assessment of Riverdale Cemetery in your contributor bio, as regards their attitude towards Findagrave members. Several years ago, with previous office staff, that might have been accurate, but it is not consistent with my recent experience.

I have had a VERY POSITIVE experience with the current office manager. If you would like have more info to support this, please contact me at my personal email: nedhubbard@aol.com.

At the same time, I am pleased to acknowledge that I have also had a very positive experience with you and Pete Ames at Oakwood.

Hoping to hear from you by email.
Best Regards,
Ned
Added by Ned on Apr 13, 2016 3:00 PM
LS
Angela Maria DeCamilla
Hi Scotdeerie - check out the memorial for Angela at Find A Grave Memorial# 160573935

Another interesting find!

LS
Added by LS on Apr 06, 2016 10:22 AM
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