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Jack Sanders (#47471688)
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Bio Photo I am a retired newspaper editor in Ridgefield, Conn., and have written extensively about the town's history (see website,
I have been trying to add as many Ridgefield graves and/or photos as possible, supplementing the fine work of others, particularly Gary Boughton and Karen Kelly plus, at St Mary, Donna Barber. Almost all of the cemeteries in town have been completed.
I am also working the "new" St. Mary Cemetery in Danbury, have completed Bald Hill Cemetery in Wilton and Green Cemetery in Bedford, and have been working on other cemeteries in Groton, Vt., Berryville, Va., and Hilton Head Island, S.C., which I occasionally visit.)

REQUESTS: I am happy to update memorials with more information, especially biographical. Please contribute pictures!
If you are interested in taking over a memorial, tell me about your relationship and why you want to manage the memorial.

RIDGEFIELD OBITUARIES: I can help with obituary reprints, as explained on under "Obituaries." You will also find there the complete Ridgefield Library index of Ridgefield Press obituaries published between 1875 and 1999, plus information on obituaries that appeared since 2000.

PHOTO NOTE: All photos by me are copyrighted. You are free to employ them for personal use, such as in your genealogy, or in a family or local history website; however, they may not be used for any commercial or profit-making purpose without my permission.

MY RESEARCH interests include the families of SANDERS, JAQUES, WILKINS in upper New York and New England, LEE, LANE, and CAHOON in Connecticut, and NOLD in New York and beyond.
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Diane Whitney
Henry Whitney 18067437
On the beautiful photo you left with family members you put their 14 yr old daughters name as Claricy. Is that what headstone said or possible just wasn't readable? I have Clarissa and when she died another daughter was given that same name. I personally don't understand parents that do that as no two children should have the same exact name.
Added by Diane Whitney on Sep 05, 2015 6:56 PM
Linda Burton Kochanov
Joseph Grammatico
Thanks for the info...I've included it on his memorial page...
Added by Linda Burton Kochanov on Jul 09, 2015 9:58 AM
Meken photo
Thank you for the excellent photo!


Added by K on Jun 28, 2015 6:15 PM
Mary Canzler
Julius Canzler
Thank you Mr. Sanders! I had always hope to get to Connecticut while I still lived in NY, but it never happened. Now I live in NC with no hope of ever getting there, so your efforts on my behalf are appreciated more than I can express

Mary Canzler
Added by Mary Canzler on Jun 07, 2015 7:31 PM
Teresa Howard Robertson
Thank you very much!
For the Suchecki edits. I have more.

Added by Teresa Howard Robertson on Mar 08, 2015 5:11 PM
Gary Boughton
St. John

St. John gets the most hits and appears to be what is actually on the gravestone. Perhaps best?

Added by Gary Boughton on Feb 16, 2015 5:14 PM
Gary Boughton
Phebe Birchard
Hi Jack,

Looks like both are on the same gravestone.

Added by Gary Boughton on Feb 15, 2015 7:07 PM
Karen Hagy
Thank you!
I woke up today, and in checking my email, found a message that you have added a photo of my 3rd great grandmother's grave. Thank you! I'm thrilled! I hope to visit these sites one day.
Added by Karen Hagy on Jan 25, 2015 10:54 AM
David Oravez
RE: Charles Oravez - Branchville Cemetary
Thank you, Jack. I may just do that.

My mother's family is from Georgetown. The family name is Barrett. My grandfather (Harry James Barrett) bought many plots there and quite a few have been used for many of his children who are interned there.

Charlie isn't interned at Branchville. When we do bury his cremation remains, it will be at Riverside Cemetery where we have 5 cremation plots.

Added by David Oravez on Nov 03, 2014 11:12 AM
David Oravez
Charles Oravez - Branchville Cemetary
Hello! I can't even begin to tell you how coincidental this is!

It has been years since I've been on this site and today I did. I searched for my uncle Charles Oravez and found that you had just put a picture of his stone.

This stone has been lost since he died. Branchville said they couldn't find it and Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk (where the plots are) couldn't find it either.

He was cremated and we still hold his ashes so the stone wasn't so much a priority.

Now, that I know where it is, I'll be contacting Branchville Cemetery.

Thanks so much!

David Oravez
Added by David Oravez on Nov 03, 2014 9:31 AM
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