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PEOPLE. PLEASE STOP MAKING MEMORIALS ON FIND-A-GRAVE WITHOUT A GRAVE LOCATION. IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE SOMEONE IS BURIED YOU SHOULD NOT BE MAKING A MEMORIAL FOR THEM ON THIS WEBSITE. GO TO ANCESTRY.COM AND MAKE ENTRIES FOR ALL YOUR RELATIVES BACK TO THE CAVEMEN AND WOMEN. ALSO STOP ASKING ME TO LINK TO THESE JUNK MEMORIALS. I'VE HAD SEVERAL REQUESTS TO LINK TO PAGES THIS WEEK WITH JUST A NAME. NO DATES/LOCATIONS/NOTHING.
Please suggest a correction on a specific memorial using the Edit tabs. I welcome edits even if it's just a GPS, plot number, marker transcription or middle/maiden name etc. I like complete memorials.
I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life. Since 1988 I've been interested in my genealogy. I'm 25% Scottish, 12.5% Irish but I mostly descend from English families who came here 300-400 years ago. My immigrant ancestor, with the same last name, came to Massachusetts in the 1630's from France supposedly. I don't consider my self French, however, because it was so long ago and his genes have been watered down so much over the past 400 years.
If I did not have to work I would grow a big bushy red beard and buy a house with a porch. On that porch I would rock back and forth in my rocking chair, sporting a bad-ass kilt whilst learning to play the bag pipes....until I gave up 10 minutes later from being terrible at it.
If I was retired I would definitely travel the great continental 48 states in an RV searching out the historic landmarks of the USA. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields would be on the list of places to visit. A 7th great-grandfather of mine was Gen. Artemas Ward (1727-1800.)
THE DOORS "The End"
Don't let me die in an automobile
I wanna lie in an open field
want the snakes to suck my skin
want the worms to be my friends
want the birds to eat my eye
as here I lie
the clouds fly by
Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.
***SORRY, I DO NOT LINK TO RELATIVES THAT DO NOT HAVE A BURIAL LOCATION. This is Find-a-GRAVE after all. There are some exceptions of course: scattered ashes and the like, but even then, there could be a headstone somewhere.***
Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:
"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."
Found this on a find-a-grave profile:
Old Bones' profile poem"
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Link tool for bio:
< a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=XXXXXXX">Name< /a>
(Delete the spaces at the beginning between the < and 'a' and at the end between the < and /. Replace the XXXXXXX's with the memorial number and type a name you wish to appear in the 'Name' spot.
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|Rick Nordstrom||Virginia "Jennie" Moulin Amidon|
Thank you for accepting my edits. I saw your notes, and verified everything I edited. Please see the NY State censuses for 1865 and 1875, which correspond with everything noted in the marriage record. Virginia's death record and obit also corroborate her identity. If you'd like any of the citations, I'd be glad to pass them along. I just wanted you to know I didn't just say, "Close enough!" :-) Thank you for all your efforts on Find a Grave, and for being serious about doing things the right way!
|Anonymous||RE: George Parishes at Gardner|
Hi Ryan, yes, genealogy. I am an indirect descendent of the parish family. However, whereas I am not a direct descendent of that particular line if you choose or wish to leave it as is, I am certainly OK with that.
Thank you for checking in!
|Suzan P. Atkinson-Haverty||flowers for Bridget (Walsh) Atkinson|
I understand why you left those now! That is very considerate of you to do! Very kind! Bridget is my great x2 grandmother who came from Nenagh, Country Tipperary North Ireland. She left during the famine/genocide of the Irish people and went to England to work with her younger brother William Walsh in the horrible cotton mills in No.Lancashire where she ended up meeting her husband to be James Atkinson. That was a huge NO-NO back in that time. An Irish person with an English person....OMG! Sad but true! They had their first five children in England and James came here in 1869 by request of Nelson D. WHite of Winchendon to work at the Glenallen Mill as a machinist for him. I think some of their children may have also worked in that mill when it was very sad that children were working in mills in America and should have been in school! But they all had to survive! The following year Bridget came from England with the five kids and she was pregnant with my great grandfather Joseph W. Atkinson born in 1870 Winchendon. In 2003 I found that nobody in our family had ever put Bridgets name on the family grave so I set out to do this 100 years from the day she died in 1903. Bridget finally got her respect and due from her great x2 granddaughter who has always been for womens rights LOL! I felt so sad for her because she had ten children and worked so hard her entire life, and endured so much in Ireland, and then in England, and in America being Irish! Back in that timeframe...people in America were, the old Yankees were not crazy still about the Irish. So sad once again. So I had Richard from Athol Granite Works do the gravestone, and I was their with my father's brother, and my nephew Shawn, we witnessed it being done. Then I broke out a bottle of very good champagne with real Irish flutes, and we toasted to Bridget! Thanks for putting the flower to Bridget! Suzan Atkinson-Haverty
|Suzan P. Atkinson-Haverty||Fowers left by you....|
I was wondering why you left flowers at Bridget Atkinsons grave page?
Are you related to her? She died in 1903!!!
Suzan P. Atkinson - Haverty
|A Helper||John Stone II|
I have been to both Pine Grove Cemetery and Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery.
From the pics it looks like Fitzwilliam Village Cemetery.
I have deleted my memorial.
Thanks for catching this.
Added by A Helper on Jun 07, 2017 8:56 PM
As always, thank you! 8^)
|cynthia staples||RE: Designas @ Fitchburg|
Thank you Ryan - Glad you are so careful! I was concerned that an incorrect name spelling could make the person impossible to find. Thanks!
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph this for me! I appreciate it very much! Your kindness is very thoughtful! Lynn
Added by Den&Lynn on May 16, 2017 7:37 PM
|Tim||RE: Ursule DesRoches Mills #175990238|
You are correct, thanks very much for catching this error on Fitchburg vs. Gardner. I've been working on other members of the family who attended St. Joseph's in Gardner, and didn't realize there was another St. Joseph's in Fitchburg. Her obituary was in the Fitchburg Sentinel. I made the edit as requested. The link you mentioned was to her son Gilbert Mills, rather than her husband David Mills, who eludes me. Perhaps both of their names are on the marker. They also had a daughter named Exilda Mills.
I'm from Maine originally, but living on the west coast now, so help from you folks "back east" is greatly appreciated.
Added by Tim on May 16, 2017 6:58 PM
|Judy Wilson||Jean Louise Erickson|
Many thanks for your photo of my Aunt Jean. She was a very special person in my life. Thanks. Judy
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