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rickb (#48029363)
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Bio Photo I was born in Burlington Vermont, but spent a great amount of time traveling from place to place, first because of my father's military service and then because of my military service. I now live in Texas. I am primary researching Brothers, Couture, & Martin families, originating from Burlington, Winooski, and Williamstown Vermont. Secondary research includes those married into the 3 main families, and are too numerous to list.

I discovered find-a grave when researching my family history. Any photo I request is to complete the history of a ancestor, most of which are in Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Since there is no way that I could possibly visit each grave, find-a-grave is the next best thing.

I want to thank those people who go out of their way for strangers, and obtain pictures of the grave stone. Some people have done more than just take pictures, some have even research the deceased, and passed information on to me. I sincerely appreciate everyone's time and effort.

If I manage a memorial of someone who has a closer relationship to you than me, and you want management of the memorial, ask, and I will be happy to make a transfer.

If you want to make a recommendation, or have a request concerning a memorial, please use the edit function of the memorial page, otherwise leave a message below.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein.
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I came across you as a contributor, and some of your memorials and just want to say THANK YOU for being such a wonderful contributor!
Awesome that your memorials are so complete - and family members linked together. Plus photos! I know it's time consuming to do all that.
There seems to be a growing trend - what I refer to as 'self-proclaimed professional gravers' whose focus just seems to be how many memorials they can add AND maintain control over.(I realize Find A Grave's primary purpose is to record graves, but I do so appreciate those who create memorials with a genealogy focus. I am grateful to contributors and have been aided in genealogy research by their efforts - but I have also encountered incomplete, incorrect info.)
It would be awesome if there were a new (officially) genealogy focused site - or this evolved into that. In the meantime, I can only appreciate, and thank those, who are going the extra mile on the memorials they create! THANK YOU :)
Added by AlaskanPrincess on Oct 25, 2014 5:54 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
Thank you
Thank you for your service to your country. Your bravery, sacrifice, and protection of myself and the citizens of the United States have you to thank for freedom. Thank you!
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Oct 20, 2014 9:17 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Carl Potter 112345561
I understand the confusion. The American Battlefileds Monument site has a search engine to search for soldiers buried in American Military cemeteries overseas. I didn't see Carl/Charles Potter/Patter/Potten/Patten listed. I try to check several settings. I did find Carl Potter listed in the MN War Veterans Index. His listing show burial in Renville county, service WWI. Sorry, I should have checked this source right away. I was thinking that I missed an overseas burial.

Military Service: WORLD WAR I
Date of Death: 08 OCT 1918
County Of Burial: RENVILLE

The website is

My apologies for not checking the MN site first.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Oct 20, 2014 9:14 AM
Bill Daugherty
Azro Lamson
Hi Rick,

I updated the information for Azro Lamson.

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on Oct 20, 2014 4:41 AM
Bill DeFlorio
RE: Thank you for the many Photos
Rick…I couldn't get a good photo of Alice Waldo because of the type of stone and that it was completely in the shadows. It will have to be on a day when the sun is shinning on that side. My wife and I looked for others but when there's 27 names to look for it sometimes gets confusing and some could have been overlooked.
Added by Bill DeFlorio on Oct 16, 2014 6:07 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 95958574

I have reviewed my on line records for the Dufur family. I see you are related to the Dufur's. I will go the extra mile for a family member. Your family was neighbors with mine. As for Andrew Jr. It appears I used his death certificate. I did find a mention on Wikipedia. I do not use Wikipedia As a document, but only as a guideline. As I mentioned... my library is temporarily packed up for a move. I have approximately 10 boxes pertaining to Lone Fir alone. All organized, just packed for now. Linda Wertz has also made an inquiry on your family at the same time. I will be clear on this issue. I am more than happy to help family members. I do not or will not work with people involved with the group that calls themselves Friends of Lone Fir. As for Metro's records... The records they use are mostly reconstructed. Making it difficult to do historical research. I do have some maps that Metro does not. I see some of the memorials are managed on Find A Grave by VDR. Val is a friend who used to live up here. She is kind to work with. I know how to reach her if the need arises. Again, it may take a couple months until the records you are requesting are unpacked.
Added by Christoph on Oct 15, 2014 10:12 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 95958574

I appreciate you attempts to locate the Dufur graves. Unfortunately my library is in the process of being moved. I remember working on the Dufur family. I got the records Metro has as well as death certificates and news articles. Once my library is back up I can find the Dufur notes and provide what documentation I have found. It may be another month or two though.
Added by Christoph on Oct 15, 2014 9:31 PM
Terry Goodwin
RE: Harriet Jane Fisk Bradley & William Bradley
You are, of course, welcome. Always happy to be of assistance.
Added by Terry Goodwin on Oct 14, 2014 12:42 PM
Lynn J. Gauthier
Audelia Hill-Brookside Cemetery
Hello Rick

I have added photos to her memorial page & links to both of her husbands. However I have not changed her surname from "Hill" - per Find A Grave guidelines ( The 'last name' should be the name that is on the headstone. Other married names should be included as part of the biography section ...."

Best regards
Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Oct 03, 2014 6:51 PM
Bill Bourbeau
RE: Justin & Polly Stearns
I added the photos for Daniel & Sarah.

You might be interested to know that the other 1/2 of the lot belongs to the family of Ebenezer Bullard (120094470). Their names are also inscribed on two sides of the larger monument (I haven't uploaded photos yet).

Added by Bill Bourbeau on Oct 02, 2014 4:49 PM
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