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Macomber (#46980260)
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Bio Photo I'm an Academic Instructor and Librarian with a MLIS, working on a Doctorate in Education. For the past 13+ years as a on again-off again hobby, I have been working on family genealogy that was started by my mother in the 1970's. Working through old documents and well preserved photos that other family members would have thrown. I was lucky that my mom was an archivist. I have digitally scanned a lot of old photos.

The Macomber family is an old name that starts with two brothers William & John that came to Plymouth in 1628. I have traced my Macomber side of the family back to William Macomber Jr (1645-1711). To access this information I still link everything to my 4G Grandfather Joseph Macomber. The only great grandfather with a stone going back that far, being that all grandparents past Joseph were buried on their respective family farms :( Many Macomber descendants have had no luck in locating these stones, or the family farms.

Yet I still created a memorial for Joseph's father, John Macomber (1734-1802) - buried at his family farm in Dutchesss County, NY

Johns father - William Macomber 1702-1800 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

Wiliam's Father - William Macomber 1674-1767 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

I have traced my family names back to their places of origin:
Scottish (Lowe), Irish (Marr), English (Macomber), German (Leist & Laun) & French Canadian (Belanger).

MANY of my interments are relatives of mine - please contact me if you see a familiar name - we just may be able to make a connection!

Other Family names:
Bell, Coleman, Easterly, Fitz-Randolph, Furbeck, Ogden.


In 2009 I was working on a project for Redlands Historical Society. That volunteer work can be seen through this virtual cemetery listing. Since that time the volunteers at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands, CA have finished % of the cemetery  Hillside cemetery Redlands, CA. Volunteer for Redlands Historical Society. Project started 1/12/09.

250 posted. 140+ to add. 4/4/2010
:( That computer died but I think the good volunteers at hillside have completed my section, block 5 for me. 7/25/2013

All memorials I have other than those listed in the project for Hillside or Perris Valley are family members either distant or closely related.

“Strong roots build strong characters, strong characters create strong communities, and strong communities build a strong country. And that’s the basis for world peace.” - Historian, Al Cheng

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Daughter of Grace♥
Doris Ione Howe #33067964
I noticed on the memorial you created for Doris Ione Howe that there is not a date of death on her headstone. Her husband is Melvin Fred Howe. Via the cemetery's website, there is a listing for a Doris I Howell who died in 1975. Do you know if they are one and the same? I am trying to locate my great aunt's daughter. Maiden name is Williams and her mom's obit says her name was "Howell". The 1940 census record shows "Howe". She was born in Texas - probably either Bastrop or Caldwell County. Any information will help to see if I even have the correct person. Thank you. - Daughter of Grace #48124760
Added by Daughter of Grace♥ on Jul 25, 2017 1:26 AM
Robert J Pendergraft
Thank you for transferring him to me.
Added by GrammyJan on Apr 10, 2016 5:39 PM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
William George Macomber
While completing the photo-documentation of Beverly National Cemetery, your relative's marker could not be found. Upon further digging, I located the U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Form (on Ancestry) that shows he was disinterred from Beverly and reinterred in Oakland Cemetery in Philadelphia on Oct. 29, 1975, 20 years after he passed away. His NOK is listed as Olga Macomber (Phila.). I posted the Interment Control Form to his memorial in Beverly, but just wanted to notify you that he is no longer buried there, in case you wanted to investigate the Oakland Cemetery lead. Warm regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Dec 31, 2015 12:48 PM
Susanna Parrish
I am in a kayak in the middle of the Mississippi River. When I get home, I will transfer all the memorials you would like.
Added by Susanna Parrish on Dec 09, 2015 1:11 PM
Lisa Christensen Petersen
RE: Margaret Marr
You're welcome!
Added by Lisa Christensen Petersen on Nov 14, 2015 10:00 AM
Lisa Christensen Petersen
RE: Thank you ;) Charles & Clara Marr
I checked with the cemetery office and they did not have any information about Clara Marr. There is not another Marr buried next to Charles. He is surrounded by strangers.
Added by Lisa Christensen Petersen on Nov 13, 2015 7:32 PM
Brenda Bell Johnson
Mary B. (Coleman) Kast / Guist
I see you originally created the page for my GGGrandmother, Mary B. (Coleman) Kast / Guist. I'm hoping to verify the information you provided. I cannot find a stone for her in the Readstown Cemetery, and they cannot find her on any of their records. (Although they did say some records were lost in a fire). Was she really buried under the Kast last name? I cannot find a death record for her either. I see you have her as having died in Gays Mills. Did she live with one of her children? I ran across a photo in one of my Bell Aunt's collections that has "Grandmother Guist with son Lynn" written on the back. I have not found that she had a son named Lynn, but maybe one of her son's went by his middle name. It also leads me to believe she was using the Guist last name. I would be related to her through her daughter Martha Jeanette Kast, who had a daughter Mae Belle Coleman (later unofficially adopted by Issac Whiteaker). Mae married Lynn Bell, and they went on to have 13 children, #12 is my father Gary. I recently carried Mary's locket that was given to her by her first husband James Kast before he left for the Civil War (from which he never returned). I would really like to know where Mary is buried, and the rest of her story. Any information you have would be appreciated.

Brenda Bell Johnson
Added by Brenda Bell Johnson on Nov 06, 2015 8:09 AM
Lisa Christensen Petersen
RE: Charles Henry Marr
His grave is alone in a sea of other seemingly unrelated graves - it's very odd - in between a monument for "Johnson" and one for "Kunze". Are either of those names familiar to you? I'll check in the cemetery office the next time we are there for Clara - perhaps next week. We are also still looking for Margaret Marr. There is supposed to be one in Fairview who was 11 days old died 6-18-1907 also in section 19. There is no grave marker with that name near Charles. It's also on our list of questions for the office.
Added by Lisa Christensen Petersen on Nov 05, 2015 9:55 AM
Vicki Hill
Thomas McConkie
Would you transfer him to me? He was my 2x great-grandfather #29842460. Also, would you include his wife my 2x great-grandmother Elizabeth Overly #29842506. Thank you so much.
Added by Vicki Hill on Oct 18, 2015 8:39 PM
Hey: MAComber

Guess what? I'm also MAComer.
I live in Oceanside and I just claimed a request at the Mission.

When you've been researching your Comber name, I suspect you find Comer, as well as I've found Comber. We go back to Robert Comer and Rebecca or Rebeka Houghton, in this country.
Added by McMolly on Sep 15, 2015 12:51 AM
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