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goose (#47534920)
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Bio Photo AKA ~ Carol

~~ Life is lived forward, but understood backward ~~

My goal is to help others, searching for family. I find it extremely rewarding. Thank you Find A Grave for having such a great site and all the volunteers willing to spend countless hours, walking cemeteries photographing, cleaning, editing, researching and in some cases returning to figure out the missing pieces. Putting a photo, a document, a bit of history of the person and the grave stone on the memorial is a complete picture for us to enjoy. Your work is an enormous gift.

While researching our family I used this site and found it to be a valuable tool. I feel that LINKING family on that site to be important in finding other members of their family. I walk the cemeteries to photograph when I can. I do some edits, and add documents (particularly military, death, and obits) while making the memorials, when I run out of photos, or the weather does not permit photography. It's a great hobby. Please be kind to those who are willing to volunteer to help. The words "Please and thank you" are always welcomed.

I have been a genealogy buff for over 40 years. After learning my maternal parents and great grandparents came here to make a better life, I actively researched to find all the connections. My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit their homeland in St. Cecile/Fontenoille Belgium in 2011 where we met more family.

I look to find small, backyard cemeteries and photograph all the stones. I have completed most of the cemeteries in the Freetown and Assonet with help from the Freetown Cemetery Office, Mike and Kevan. With the help of J. King, who has worked with me to located many cemeteries in Dartmouth, I have photographed many of them also.

I have been able to work with graver friends Chip who had set up most of those cemeteries in those towns and many others in the area. I have also worked closely with J. Bosworth in several cemeteries as a team. One of those cemeteries I take a good deal of pride in is the Veteran's section in Pine Grove Cemetery, where I worked with Jim Grasela to completely photograph those stones. I can't thank them enough for the dedication, hard work and help.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*The Dash~*~*~*~*~*

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash… would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?

​Copyright 1996 Linda Ellis


Your life is now, seize it and make it amazing. Find your voice, discover your passion and pursue it, be honest, generous and kind. Surround yourself with love, laughter and truth. Let your heart be your guide. Be brave and wild at heart. Take chances, ask questions, be fearless, make a difference. Live your dream, wear your passion, be creative.


Family surnames: Champluvier, Charron, Chauvin/Shover, LaFountain, Ledoux/Sweet, Protin, Tetreault/Tatro and variations

Also: Bailey, Burt, Church, Fuller, Jenkins, Strange, Warren and Weber

I have an interest in families: Ashley, Crapo, Gifford, King, Potter, Westgate among others.

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Daniel Reginald Evelyn
Thank you for the updates!
Added by REBECCA SPINOSO on Jul 27, 2015 6:59 AM
RE: Chauvin
you are very welcome
Added by Bobby on Jul 12, 2015 12:37 PM
Thank you!
Hi Goose,

I just wanted to thank you for all of your work here. I think you and I must be in the same family line because I notice so many of my distant kin that you've contributed. If so then that's even better! Thanks again and please know you are so appreciated.

Take care,
Added by FamilyTreeBuilder on Jul 10, 2015 12:37 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Joshua Cushing
Most welcome and thank YOU!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 09, 2015 2:18 PM
Autumn R.
William, Sarah and George Ashley
Thank you for taking the group photo for me!!!!
Added by Autumn R. on Jul 02, 2015 5:20 PM
Bob L.
RE: Gunnerson photo's
You are very welcome. The Gunnerson lot is one of the nicest I've seen.

The third gravestone in the lot is Elizabeth M. Robinson (1892-1979). Presumably, Elizabeth is Alice's Mother. I also have a close-up of Elizabeth's stone. If you would like to create and maintain Elizabeth's page, please do so. Let me know when I can upload her pictures; no need to submit a photo request.

If you would prefer I create the page, I can do that also.

Added by Bob L. on Jul 02, 2015 4:09 PM
Shirley Wadell
Memorial #105510642 Lewis Tatro
Hi. I have a few quick questions. The following is what you posted for Lewis Tatro Memorial #105510642. Can you explain more? The Lewis Tatro which is posted for Memorial 510510642 is listed as born July 15, 1823. This birth date does not match either individuals you list below. Are they relatives? If so, how are they related? I'm researching this branch of the family and want to be accurate with my data.

"..He is likely to be Joseph Tatro born July 19, 1824 who is brother to Louis born June 20, 1826 as traced through Tatro Genealogist. They feel that once their mother died in 1832 and their father re-married that the family became scattered all over the place and the two boys became known by the other's name. No one has found any other information on Louis or Joseph, but this memorial suggests he is actually Joseph because of the date of birth."

Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jun 30, 2015 1:36 PM
Jeannie H
RE: Vodola photo's
You are most welcome!!
Added by Jeannie H on Jun 25, 2015 6:13 PM
Shirley Wadell
Lewis Tatro memorial #105510642
Hi! I'm trying to figure out if Nellie Rose Warren b.Nov 13, 1900 is the person I'm researching. You have Rose May Tatro the daughter of Lewis Tatro who married Joseph Warren. Ancestry lists two(2) original handwritten birth documents for their daughter Nellie Rose Warren born Nov 13, 1900 or Nov 13, 1901. I truly think the true birth date is Nov 13, 1900 because Joseph Warren is listed along with his newly married wife Rose Warren which they are living with her parents Lewis Tatro & Mary Tatro. This document shows they have been married 0 years. The date of this census is June 4, 1900, so, Rose could be 4 months pregnant with their daughter Nellie Rose who is born Nov 13, 1900. Now here is my question -- I have a Helen Rose Warren born Nov 13, 1900 Leominster, MS, according to her family, and she married Frederick Augusta Hutchinson. Can you verify that Nellie Rose Warren is the same person as Helen Rose Warren?? I could not find anyone else living in the Leominster MS area at the time of her birth besides Joseph & Rose Warren.
Any information would be appreciated. I thank you for your time and support! Thanks, Shirley :)
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Added by Shirley Wadell on Jun 19, 2015 12:54 PM
Julie Nathanson
Elizabeth Church
I have a photo for Elizabeth Church, wife of Benjamin who died Apr 9 1731 and is buried in East Burial Ground, Bristol, RI
Any chance the memorial on findagrave has the wrong date? RI Cemetery Database just lists this one as being in that cemetery.

Julie Nathanson
Added by Julie Nathanson on Jun 17, 2015 8:39 AM
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