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Jane Gerrish Waddell (#47310089)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in family history since the mid-1970's and interested in cemeteries since childhood when we often walked to Lewis Cem a small rural cemetery where we read the stones, told ghost stories and noted the tragedy of infant mortality.
Much research has been done on my Gerrish family since they were an early New England family arriving in Newbury, MA in 1639. But much less is known of my mother's family so at this time I am more interested in learning about her Small, Holton, Ramsay, Ogle, and Light families, the first 2 in PA and the others in Canada, Scotland and Ireland.
Besides my own family I am deeply involved in research of the small rural cemeteries of Carrigan Twp, Marion Co, IL: Lewis, Harrison (where approximately 70% of the burials have some connection to my 3x-Great Grandfather, Henry Gerrish), Phelps and Wisher (listed here as Burton/Kissner/Wisher).
Any new information to add to the memorials I have created as well as information on my own lines is greatly appreciated.
Though my ratio of managed memorials to created memorials is high, I AM NOT a hoarder aka number person. Most of my memorials which I did not create came from the accounts of deceased or inactive contributors. If I have no connection whatever to a memorial that I manage I am always happy to find someone who would like to take it over. And I am just as happy to receive any and all that have a connection with my extended family.
Aug. 2014
You may use tombstone photos which I have posted for your personal, non-commercial, non-internet use without asking further permission. When taking photos from a memorial please document my full name as it appears here and the memorial number from which it was taken.
I have several hundred old family photos from 85 or more years ago. I have extremely mixed emotions about posting them online because I know there are people who will copy them and claim them and treat them as their own. But I want other family members to have an opportunity to see these pictures. Please contact me for permission to use any of these family pictures.
Please let me know if you have a photo identical to any of mine, because that would mean we are probably related. I love to hear the stories behind the photos and make connections to new found relatives.
DO NOT POST ANY OF MY PHOTOS ONLINE ANYWHERE! That includes other FindaGrave memorials.
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Mona Anderson
RE: Photos for #53607142 & #53607144
If you do post it, let me know. I'd love to see it!
Added by Mona Anderson on Jul 11, 2017 5:22 PM
Mona Anderson
RE: Photos for #53607142 & #53607144
From the little you've told me about her, I doubt she would mind a photo of her in a swimsuit from 1920! I love old photos from "days gone by" and I'm sure it's not nearly as risque as some outfits of today!
Added by Mona Anderson on Jul 11, 2017 11:28 AM
Mona Anderson
RE: Photos for #53607142 & #53607144
That is a wonderful little tidbit about Harriet. Would you mind if I posted it in her bio? Also, would you you like management of her and her husband's memorials? I am not related and would rather friends or family care for them.
Added by Mona Anderson on Jul 11, 2017 5:57 AM
Anna Schultz
Esther Anna Good Ellis
Hmm, I really can't answer that. All her record show Esther Anna. Some have her as Hester Ann. Looking at this again I did come across their 6th child.

Added by Anna Schultz on Jun 16, 2017 8:45 PM
James Bellert
I checked with the cemetery office and was told that no marker was ever secured for Wilbert Gerrish. They gave me the grave location and I photographed the site, but there is no marker for Mr. Gerrish there. Sorry.
Added by James Bellert on Jun 12, 2017 1:21 PM
C A Hatfield
Just touching base
Hi Jane,, hope this find you healthy wealthy & wise....I'm Phyllis's daughter as you may remember
If you're ever in Centralia, give me a call, we can have lunch at the new Restaurant in town,,,,The Rail.........
On vacation June 18, so I'll be around.....532.4197,,,mom's old
Added by C A Hatfield on Jun 08, 2017 9:04 PM
Kim Bryan
Stephen and Joanna Gerrish
Hello! While doing my family research, I found that my ggg grandfather, Lucius Groves, married Sarah Wood, who was a gg granddaughter of Stephen and Joanna. Do you have any idea where their headstones are at?
Thank you!
Added by Kim Bryan on May 23, 2017 9:11 AM
Tim & Grace
Norway Pine Grove Cemetery 12 Sep 2009

Hi Jane,

If you read the bio of the contributor for Sarah Ann Ingham Wheeler's memorial, you will see what I mean.
Last paragraph: "The information I obtained for Norway Pine Grove Cemetery was found online and the link no longer is working Norway Maine Cemetery Records
If you have a problem with any posting I made from these records, please contact the Town of Norway to change their records, I can not do it. I posted what they have in their records. Thank You."

A lot of people gave up on trying to get anything done for relatives buried there after that happened. Apparently, Norway Town Office had to delete their cemetery listings on their Town website because someone put them on findagrave and they had no control over the memorials on findagrave... only their own website, so they deleted it.

Sincerely, Tim
Added by Tim & Grace on May 18, 2017 10:08 AM
Tim & Grace
Ingham-Wheeler family

Hi Jane,

Sorry, but neither one of us is related to this Ingham-Wheeler family. I think the reason I posted anthing was to try to help people that were related to people whose memorials were dumped into Norway Pine Grove Cemetery on 12 Sep 2009.

Sincerely, Tim Cooper
Sidney, Maine 04330
Added by Tim & Grace on May 16, 2017 7:57 PM
Little Geno
RE: Capt Stephen Gerrish & Joanna (Hale) Gerrish
Joseph Gerrish (1681-1765) and his children. I am in the process of adding profiles on for Little's, their spouses and children. He was married to Mary Little, daughter of Moses and Lydia (Coffin) Little of Newbury. Right now I am just collecting basic information (birth, marriage, death) but will be adding biographical information as I can so any thing you have will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
Added by Little Geno on May 05, 2017 8:30 PM
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