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Lisacul Rosie

Hi again,

I've transferred the Toolan memorial to the Sligo cemetery page for Gurteen(Gorteen).
You may find that the Toolan's from this part of Sligo have had there name transcribed as Toulan which over time has become Toolan.
Another burial at this cemetery for a Toolan, Patrick, d. 14 Nov 1880, age: 66yr may very well be related to those who emigrated.
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Jul 21, 2013 4:12 PM
Lisacul Rosie

I should have mentioned that a lot of the Irish cemeteries on this site tend to use the commonly used name of the cemetery ie Gurteen which is alias simply to assist in identification by location , the historic and correct name of the cemetery which is Mount Irwin (Mountirwin) Cemetery, Gurteen , Sligo.
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Jul 21, 2013 10:04 AM
Lisacul Rosie

My feeling is the memorials attributed to Gurteen cemetery, Leitrim should actually be attributed to Co Sligo.
The Gurteen Parish is situated in the South East of County Sligo, Ireland. The official name of the parish is Kilfree and Killaragth and includes the 3 church areas of Gurteen, Cloonloo and Killaraght. The Parish of Killfree and Killaraght is in the Diocese of Achonry. The Village of Gurteen is located close to the Towns of Tubbercurry and Ballymote, in Co. Sligo and Ballaghaderreen and Boyle in Co.Roscommon.
Because the Parish Church is located in the Village of Gurteen the Parish is known as Gurteen. However the official name of the Parish is Kilfree and Killaraght. Originally Kilfree and Killaraght were two separate Parishes.
There are also locations called Gurteen in Mayo, Leitrim and Roscommon in the Connaught region.
In your search you may wish to consider the various names attributed the parish in Sligo if you are checking parish records.
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Jul 21, 2013 7:51 AM
B.J. Waters
Hello, Dorothy! I just wanted to report back on what I found. First of all, I did not find all of the family members you are looking for. And the ones I found are not all next to each other. Inglewood is divided into large plots, of which Sequoia is one of them. Sherman Haigh is in lot 76, grave 6. There were no other markers with the name Haigh on them. If his wife is buried next to him, she doesn't have a marker. I have created a memorial for Sherman and photographed his gravestone.

Next, I took a look at lot 232. I was told there was a William and Ruth Thornber buried there, which isn't one of the names you gave me, but unfortunately there were no markers for either of them. There was actually a Jennie Thornber, and next to her was one you were looking for, Thelma Weaver. On the subject of any Williamses buried in this plot, next to Thelma there is a Charles N. Williams. Maybe you are aware of him and know the relationship. I created memorials for all three of these persons and added photos.

Lastly, lot 125 of Sequoia Plot is where Lucy Plunkett is located. I don't know why you were told that her grave could not be located; the staff member had no problem looking her up. I have also created a memorial for her and added photos. These are the only names on your list that I found.

I hope this has been helpful. If you need anything else, just let me know.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jul 02, 2013 11:47 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: Sherman & Rachel Thornber
Hi again! Just one question: Do you know approximately what year they died? They will ask me that question when I ask for the plot location.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jun 30, 2013 10:21 PM
RE: plunketts
Welcome to Find A Grave! I've transferred you the two Plunkett memorials which I created, so you can add any information or photos or make changes. You may wish to add memorials for the other Plunketts who are buried there and then either add your own photos, or request photos from the Find A Grave volunteers. Saint Patricks Cemetery is lovely, isn't it?
Added by Alice on Jun 30, 2013 6:31 AM
B.J. Waters
RE: thornber-haigh-williams-weaver
Dorothy, I will certainly take on this task. I think it is sad that you were intimidated into not coming here. I've been here most of my life (Gardena, which borders Inglewood). The cemetery has maintenance people cruising around in white pick-ups all day from sun-up to sun-down. And I cruise around on my bike with all my graving gear, loving the peace and solitude. I consider my service to others a labor of love and it if it makes others happy, I am, too.

I will go to the office this week and inquire as to the location of your family's plot, and I will let you know when everything has been done. I will be contacting you if I require more information.

Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to me.


Added by B.J. Waters on Jun 29, 2013 10:32 PM

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