|Mary S. (#47572796)|
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I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.|
Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.
I love an excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos. Hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come!
I hate having to post this, BUT:
If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, PLEASE use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.
I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.
I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.
And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where s/he is buried.
Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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|Jerry Laverty||Alice L.Foshay Gagnon,1906-1971|
Alice L.Foshay Gagnon was my Step-Grandmother,Mother of my Stepfather, Joseph A.Gagnon,July 26,1923-April 30,2010,86. Alice lived at 9 Robertson Rd,Worcester,died in City Hospital,she was born in,Millbury,Mass.daughter of Charles and Charlotte (Bowden)Foshay,she was survived by four sons,Joseph A;William A; Paul E.Gagnon,Two daughters,Marie Frietsch,Jacqueline Ferrerira,Brother,Charles F.Gagnon,Worcester,Three Sisters,Addie Desmaris,Nellie Alexander,Florence Provencal,Funeral,December 27,1971,10am,St.Brigid's Church,Millbury,Mass.Mulhane Home for Funerals, calling hours,2-4 & 7-9 p.m.Wilford Gagnon,Son,East Bridgewater,Mass. Information I have from her obituary,Worcster Telegram,December 26,1971,Page:18C.
|Carolyn [Lee] Kelly||re: Olive Pendleton|
Thanks for the added info... that was fast work kid
|Rebecca||re: Walter Brown|
Thank you for the additional information on Walter Brown, I've linked him to his parents.
Added by Rebecca on Oct 14, 2013 6:35 PM
|Laura S||RE: Re: Jeff Jensen|
I just had to write and tell you how much I appreciated your lovely thank you note for my photo. I'm always saddened when I take a picture of someone who left us far too early, but it helps when such care is taken to show his close ties to the family.
Yes, that's a gorgeous cemetery, and I love roaming through it! That's fortunate, because I've tried by phone and letter to get some guidance from the elderly gentleman who keeps the cemetery records, but haven't gotten any help at all. I'm so glad I was able to find this one for you!!!
Added by Laura S on Oct 11, 2013 3:40 PM
|Chip5610||RE: Re: Ernest Hemmenway|
You are welcome. I did just create memorials from the rest of the names on that monument. I will transfer them to you, if you want them. Want them?
Added by Chip5610 on Sep 30, 2013 10:36 PM
Thank you so much for the transfers of my grandparents.
|J B||Riverside Cem. Grafton|
I believe I have photographed all of the stones in the old upper section and 4 out of 6 of the older lower sections, and none in the small(by comparison) new part. Thanks for letting me know you would be willing to "finish up" or at least put it on your list. I have an out-dated map (but usable) that I found on-line so when I am done entering my photos(creating the needed memorials), I will be able to mark areas that I worked on, scan it and send it to you which I hope will make it so easy to pick a place to start that you will be eager to jump right in. ; ) -Judi
Added by J B on Sep 23, 2013 5:01 PM
|J B||RE: Lucy (Webber) Carpenter|
My stay in MA was always temporary (although 2 years turned into 5) so now that my husband's transfer to Illinois came through, I will be happy to be a lot closer to all of my family in Michigan (and my ancestral genealogy there since 1826).
I am thrilled to hear you have more cemeteries on your to-do list. If I had more time here I would have taken photos of the stones in the old sections in Pine Grove, North Grafton. They seem forgotten. Alas, "our" to-do list grows ever longer with new cemeteries that just seem to pop up all over and loaded with old stones just waiting to be photographed. ; )
Thanks for being an "adopt a cemetery" inspiration for me! I have had a blast photographing Riverside Cem. and am actually a bit sad to be leaving it behind. Best wishes on your next project. -Judi
Added by J B on Sep 23, 2013 9:25 AM
|J B||RE: Lucy (Webber) Carpenter|
I was also leaning towards using Arabelle as listed on her death record.
Thanks for the info and reply. : )
(P.S. I'm moving back to the midwest next week so I will no longer be a cemetery reading neighbor. I still have hundreds of gravestone photos to add/create memorials for at Riverside Cem., so I will remain quite busy, even out-of-state, and our paths will likely still cross.)
Added by J B on Sep 22, 2013 7:43 PM
|J B||Lucy (Webber) Carpenter|
Thank you for sending the middle name additions for Lucy and her husband Joseph Carpenter buried Riverside Cem, Grafton. For Lucy you sent the middle name being Anabel. In adding extra material I noticed her middle name is Arabella on her marriage rec. and Arabelle on her death rec. I was not able to find a birth rec. Any insight? Anabel, Arabella, Arabelle? I am not related so I don't have any other sources than on-line. Thanks, Judi
Added by J B on Sep 22, 2013 10:33 AM
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