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I live in Troy, NY, right across from the New Mount Ida Cemetery. Myself, along with some wonderful friends and neighbors adopted this cemetery over the years to try to help clean it up. When I moved to this city eight years ago I couldn't believe how much of a mess and run down it was. There was garbage everywhere, stones knocked over and brush growing so high you couldn't even tell where the markers were. Well after these years of our slow volunteer work, you can definitely tell it's a cemetery again. Even the city seems to come mow it now. Also, every spring an Earth Day clean up is held back there. |
I have taken a lot of gravestone photos in some of the cemeteries that are close to where I live here in Troy. I'm hoping it might help others out with locating their long lost family members. Most of my relatives are buried in Ulster and Duchess County NY. If you see a memorial that I have created and would like me to add more information to it, make sure you send me the note by using the edit tab, and then "suggest a correction."
My all time favorite cemetery would have to be the Coleman's Station Burying Ground, a small family cemetery located on my Grandparents farm. As I kid I loved playing around in there, trying to find ghosts (I never did). But as I got older, I really came to appreciate the history of the people that were buried there. I realized how important it was to preserve these stones that were slowly falling apart. This was the first cemetery I photographed for Find a Grave and I know it definitely started this wonderful hobby of mine. Recently a lot of restoration work was done in there, such as repairing the broken gravestones and installing a gorgeous wooden fence. Thank you so much to everyone that was involved with donating their time and money with this project.
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|bill preston||Correction on memorial #-Theresa McGuirk #128200496|
Fingers toooo fast on the keyboard. Don't I wish. Bill
|bill preston||Obituary-Theresa Baker McGuirk #128299496|
Alysia: this is the last one, for now. Again thanks for all the edits. Bill
The Troy Record, Troy, N. Y.
Monday 21 Sep 1959
Mrs. Theresa McGuirk, 82, a lifelong resident of Troy, died Friday [18 Sep] at St. Mary's Hospital [Troy, NY] after a long illness. She was the widow of James McGuirk, and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Baker.
Mrs. McGuirk attended local parochial schools, and resided at 352 8th St. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church
Survivors include 6 sons, Charles, Snyders Corners; James, Joseph, Francis, Harold and William McGuirk all of Troy; 1 daughter, Mrs. Theresa Quinn of Troy; 1 sister Miss Lucy Baker; 1 brother, William Baker, both of Troy; also 27 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. from the Leahy Funeral Home, 336 3rd St., and at 9 a.m. from St. Joseph' Church, where a Solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Transcribed by Bill Preston #47695598
|bill preston||Obituary-Theresa McGuirk Quinn #131525094|
Alysia: Many thanks. Bill
Note: 1st husband was Charles James Whitney, Jr., 2nd husband Marc Joseph Quinn
26 Dec 1974 Thursday
The Times Record, Troy, N. Y.
Mrs. Theresa H. Quinn of 304 Second St., died Wednesday [25 Dec] at Samaritan Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Quinn was the daughter of the late James and Theresa Baker McGuirk. She was married to the late Mark Quinn. She was a former secretary in the Troy area.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. [Olive] William A. Fazioli of Troy; 1 son William C. Whitney of Troy; 3 brothers, Joseph T., Harold M. and William D. McGuirk , all of Troy. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Leahy Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Joseph's Church, Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy.
Transcribed by Bill Preston #47695598
|bill preston||Edits @ St. Joseph's Troy|
Alysis: Thank you for posting edits for the following:
#131525094 Their son
#13152502 William Charles Whitney
I also submitted another edit for William w/his father Charle's memorial #176767791 which I just set up. In addition I also sent SAC edits w/obituaries for Theresa McGuirk Quinn and her mom Theresa Baker McGuirk. If not received I can recopy and put on you message board if you like. Bill P.