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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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Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Irving Sipperly #74974 623
I enjoy reading old newspapers (Library of Congress website) and trying to match up the stories and articles to the memorials here on F-A-G. I believe I have found a very brief engagement announcement for Irving Sipperly and Marie Scott in the Bridgeport Evening Farmer from 10/26/1916. It was buried in the wedding announcement for Howard and Vivian Kunemund. Mr. Sipperly and Ms. Scott were the attendants for the bride and groom and during the reception, announced their engagement. How romantic.

I thought you might like to take a look.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Oct 26, 2016 12:51 PM
Oops! Please correct...
Re: Florence Farnham Barbour, Find A Grave Memorial# 111792426

You typed, "She was the husband of George J. Barbour." I think you meant to type that she was the wife of George..... Thanks!
Added by Marjorie on Aug 21, 2016 6:19 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Picture please from Memorial# 21138674
could you please add a copy of the picture of the stone you posted on Memorial# 21138674 to my Memorial# 166183523...thanks
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jun 28, 2016 8:36 PM
Linda Jackson
RE: sarah benedict smith
thanks for your help. linda
Added by Linda Jackson on May 29, 2016 6:20 PM
Linda Jackson
RE: sarah benedict smith
42005311 her husb is gideon Smith. they are buried in ridgefield, connecticut
Added by Linda Jackson on May 29, 2016 3:42 PM
Linda Jackson
sarah benedict smith
there is a picture of lots of headstones that are #. no legend of the stones. could you please tell me who is each #. thanks linda jackson
Added by Linda Jackson on May 29, 2016 3:18 PM
RE: Sophie Cary Bacon Storer Knox
Hello Jack,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice, informative note. I'm very glad that the posting of the photo is of help to you. It makes it all worth while, doesn't it.

Warm regards,
Added by Joan on Dec 17, 2015 9:01 AM
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
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