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Bronx Cop (#47509482)
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Bio Photo -I give my permission to anyone who wishes to use a photo of a tombstone that I have taken.
-I spend my time doing this only to help other genealogists.
-Let's keep something in mind: We are creating a new database of information for future historians.
-If I have made a mistake, please let me know and I'll correct it.
-I have primarily been working on photographing Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx for the last few years.
-I only create a memorial if the stone has at least a first and last name or dates. If the stone only says "Smith", I skip it. Also, some stones are too worn to read. So if you are looking for someone in particular, and I did not photograph it, it does not mean that it is not there.
-If you want me to transfer a memorial to you, just ask. No interrogations about how you are related.
-I am a member of the German Genealogy Group.




"The Green Fields of France"

How do you do, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone you were only 19,
When you joined the great fall-in in 1916.
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean?
Or young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in 1916,
In that faithful heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Enclosed then forever behind a glass frame?
In an old photograph torn, battered and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

The sun now it shines on the green fields of France.
There's a warm summer breeze makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,
There's no gas, no barbwire, there's no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land.
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned.

Now young Willie McBride I can't help wonder why?
Do those that lie here know why did they die?
Did they believe when they answered the call,
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,
The killing and the dying were all done in vain.
For young Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again and again and again and again!

- Eric Bogle
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Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Catherine Sheehy Coogan
Thanks so much for the transfer of the above site & the quick response to my request. I appreciate all the work you are doing in the St Raymond cemetery. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 23, 2016 1:40 PM
Vito Tomanelli
RE: TRANSFER A MEMORIAL
BY THE WAY I AM NOW HOOKED, THEY ARE NOW SENDING REQUEST TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS ..... I LOVE IT!!

THANKS AGAIN FOR DOING ALL YOU DO!
Added by Vito Tomanelli on Aug 19, 2016 11:26 AM
Starfishin
RE: Doris memorial question
Thanks -- I tried enlarging the photos, but the names on the stone on the right were clipped, and when I enlarged the stone that appeared to be tipped in the background the engraving was blurry. Perhaps I can find an index to the cemetery and puzzle it out that way.

I remain deeply appreciative for all the effort you put out to make these photographs available.

Take care.
Added by Starfishin on Aug 16, 2016 2:51 AM
Bryan Healy
Bell Tower Park Memorial
Hi

I was looking at the Bell Tower Park Memorial that you created. It doesn't seem to make sense to have interments there since people aren't actually buried there. F.A.G. Forums seem to suggest doing something like they did with this memorial site: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2538003

That way there won't be duplicates of individuals.
Added by Bryan Healy on Aug 15, 2016 1:27 PM
Starfishin
Doris memorial question
Hi,

You were good enough to transfer the memorials of my grandparents, and their small child,to me [Find A Grave 144878605]. I am wondering if you happen to know two things: in the old marker in the background of your photo the original 1916 marker? And do you know whose marker is directly to the right [partially in the photo] I am wondering if it is cousins, especially since it appears to be in the same plot.

Thanks for all you've done, for me and others.
Added by Starfishin on Aug 15, 2016 1:03 PM
Gary Urbanowicz
RE: Lawrence J. Kieran
Thanks Kevin!
Added by Gary Urbanowicz on Aug 14, 2016 10:17 AM
June Anderson Sipos
RE: Patrick Spillane Grave
Kevin,
Thank you so much for this....Fred Malley was Patrick Spillane's son in law. I hadn't found them until you sent this.
Thanks for being a cop and now for all the work you have and are doing for genealogists. I have more buried in this cemetery so I'll be going through my families and possibly asking favors of you.
June Anderson Sipos.....47037154
Added by June Anderson Sipos on Jul 25, 2016 4:29 PM
Linda Applegate Brown
RE: Frank J. Reeves
You're welcome, Kevin. If I come across any more, I'll keep sending them your way. ~Linda
Added by Linda Applegate Brown on Jul 23, 2016 11:39 AM
Vito Tomanelli
TRANSFER A MEMORIAL
MY DAD IS FRANK TOMANELLI, YOU ADDED HIM AND MY GRANDPARENTS ON JUNE OF THIS YEAR. I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO ADD STUFF ABOUT MY DAD AND POST STUFF.

THANKS IN ADVANCE. VITO
Added by Vito Tomanelli on Jul 13, 2016 6:53 AM
Vito Tomanelli
THANK YOU
ON JUNE 6,OF THIS YEAR YOU ENTERED MY DAD AND GRANDPARENTS TO THE "FIND A GRAVE LIST".

AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW IT IS A GREAT FEELING TO SEE YOUR FAMILY ON THE SCREEN, HELPS ALEVIATE THE GUILT OF NOT VISITING TOO!


THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTING THE PAST TO THE FUTURE.

VITO A. TOMANELLI
Added by Vito Tomanelli on Jul 13, 2016 6:41 AM
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