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Sharon Lavash Hawkins (#47124807)
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Bio Photo I found this on another members profile and it truly expresses how I feel as well:
"The life of a person is more than the dash between two dates. It is my hope that the memorials which I create or manage can make the individuals life fuller, even if just linking to family members or adding a few tidbits of information. Researching and including other family information makes them more than graves, they are people.

My Mom @-->--Ruth Bursey Lavash
Her parents: William Nelson Bursey
Flora Lillian Bradbury Bursey
Her Grandparents:William Robert Bursey
Mary Brown Bursey
Her Great Grandparents:Stephen Brown
Catherine Porter Brown

My Dad's parents:Raymond Lavash
Ellen Veronica Hynes Lavash
My Dad's Grandparents:Caroline Sampson Lavash
and Ernest Paul Lavash

I'm searching for information for the following Families: Lavash, Lavache, Hynes, Higgins, Donohoe,Bursey, Bradbury, Brown, Demeo, Hayes, Sawin. I've been researching my roots for over 20 years and have now started to record cemeteries for others. I've also started adding any Irish and Canadians that I come across, in tribute to my ancesters, military graves & any children that I find - they seem to be the hardest to find & I'm recording them as I find them.

A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited. A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died".

This is an abbreviated list of cemeteries that I have visited so far - I've visited some of these because I have family members there -
Belmont Cemetery - Belmont, MA
Calvary Cemetery & Maus. - Waltham, MA
Cambridge Cemetery - Cambridge, MA
Common Street Cemetery - Watertown, MA
Cudworth Cemetery - Scituate, MA
Evergreen Cemetery - Marboro, Ma
Evergreen Cemetery - Leominster, MA
Grove Hill Cemetery - Waltham, MA
Highland Meadow Cemetery - Belmont, MA
Holy Cross Cemetery & Maus. - Malden, MA
Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown/Cambridge, MA
Mt. Feake Cemetery - Waltham, MA
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Arlington, MA
Westview Cemetery, Bedford, MA
North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery - Cambridge, MA
Olde Burying Place - Arlington, MA
Old Burying Ground, AKA Ye Olde Burying Ground in Lexington, MA
Old Burying Place - Watertown, MA
Puritan Lawn Cemetery - Peabody, MA
Ridgelawn Cemetery - Watertown, MA
St. Pauls Cemetery - Arlington, MA
St. Patricks Cemetery - Watertown, MA
Woodlawn Cemetery & Crem. - Everett, MA
and a few others
I normally photograph the whole family plot if it's more than a single grave & will post those as well.
Thank you to Linda Shepard Salzer for all her pics, corrections and updates for all the memorials that I set up for North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery - I greatly appreciate it:)

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Gertrude Winship Dailey Sortwell
Thank you for taking the time to photograph my relative memorial/headstone. I also know it is time consuming and challenging. Again thank you.
Added by J Dailey Candelaria on Sep 28, 2016 11:56 AM
RE: Enos Reed
Thanks Sharon, have a wonderful fall season.

Added by Saratoga on Sep 28, 2016 6:53 AM
Kent Gebhard
RE: William Carleton
Sharon, I see you have done much work in this cemetery and I appreciate your time and effort!
Looking once more at the William Carleton family plot, it looks like his might be the stone that reads "Father" and I see his wife has info on the reverse side of "Mother", did you look on the back side of the "Father" stone when you were there?

Added by Kent Gebhard on Sep 27, 2016 12:15 PM
Enos Reed
Sharon, I changed the date of death back to January 31, 1893. I double checked the death certificate and that's what it is. February 3, was the date of internment. Thanks for letting me know.

Added by Saratoga on Sep 27, 2016 11:47 AM
Kent Gebhard
William Carleton
Thanks so much for trying to find his grave stone.

Kent Gebhard
Added by Kent Gebhard on Sep 27, 2016 9:01 AM
As always, thanks so much for the photo's Sharon. They always make the memorial look and mean so much more.

Added by Saratoga on Sep 27, 2016 4:17 AM
Cheryl Dynan
RE: Linda and John Silva
Sharon I can't thank you enough. Thanks for the transfers.
Added by Cheryl Dynan on Sep 23, 2016 3:37 PM

I will only add poems, or sayings, mother or father, etc as per find a grave guidelines in the transcription field.

To put what can be read easily anyway from the stone photo is like repeating info that is already there

I know some do add it but I prefer to follow guidelines, thank you

I do appreciate the photos and info you send. You work hard at it.
Added by AngelWings on Sep 23, 2016 3:20 PM
Nathan Taylor
Nixon Waterman
Sharon Lavash Hawkins,

Thank you for taking and posting the photographs of the gravesite marker of Nixon Waterman (156839134). I started his memorial page while doing research for my website He is just one among many of what some people would call minor celebrities, whose life stories have somehow become largely lost with the passage of time, and I am trying to find and put together the tiny details that can be assembled into their life stories. I usually find brief mentions of them in old publications from past centuries, and include the when posting their poems, essays, quotations, songs, and other short works.

Keep up the excellent work!

-Nathan Taylor
Chief Funologist
Make Fun Of Life! (MFOL!)
Added by Nathan Taylor on Sep 22, 2016 6:03 PM
RE: Gibson Busfield
Thank you so much for transferring Gibson's memorial to me.
Added by Peter on Sep 22, 2016 11:53 AM
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