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brenda ball (#47853962)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I like visiting cemeteries and taking photos - they may not always be the BEST photos, but I try for legible.
I really don't have time to do links, if you are related at all, please just ask for a transfer - I really do want all the memorials I've created to be with family.
I have a lot of photos that I just haven't gotten uploaded yet - but if I created a memorial, then I have a photo for it.

I'm not related to any of the Maine memorials I've created and I'm just a caretaker, I'll transfer to any family members. I don't know anything beyond what is on the stones.
I give permission for the use of my photographs for any reason, but would like credit. "Photo courtesy of Brenda Ball" will suffice. I do have larger copies of all photos, if that's helpful.

If I fulfill a photo request for you, or transfer a memorial out of guidelines, I expect a 'thank you'. Hopefully, in 'real life' when someone does something nice for you, you take the time to thank them. Online life is the same way, if you don't bother, then *I* won't bother.

Cemeteries Completed
(all memorials entered, photos of all)
Charles Campbell
Rev William Campbell
Jasper - just needs one photo and foot stones matched up with headstone.
Deane-Little - complete
Hodge - visited and took a photo of a non-gravestone - there are many damaged and broken stones there that could be anyone. Did not check to see if all stones have memorials.
Atkinson - COMPLETE
Harris Hill - COMPLETE
Bucknam - COMPLETE
Hawkes-Jordan - COMPLETE
Scott & Freeman - Added memorials/photos COMPLETE
Chandler - COMPLETE
Herseyville (actually behind a trailer :0)
Riverside in West Minot - COMPLETE All 585 memorials now have photos, save 3 which don't seem to be there. :)
Oak Hill in Auburn - Have taken photos of all the legible stones I can find. Have not uploaded all the photos or created all the memorials yet.
Lane - Poland - Have photos of all the stones here
Highland - Poland - Have photos of all the stones here (and it's the prettiest cemetery I've ever seen.)
Maple Grove in M'Falls - visited and started taking photos - it's HUGE - mowing the rows on this one, as I can. Already have a backlog of about 300 photos.
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 • 4,447 Memorials Added
 • 4,364 Memorials Managed
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 • 3,471 Photos
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 • 1 Virtual Flower
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
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Marcie Birk
Messages left for brenda ball (173)[Leave Message]
Maud Minnie Wight
BIRTH 12 APR 1881 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
DEATH 13 APR 1981 Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
married Edgar Faulkner Finlay 3 Jun 1903

I see you have 100283251 Maud M Finley 1883-1954 married to Edgar Faulkner Finley 100283229

I am trying determine where and when 100283251 married Edgar Faulkner Finley. I do have records for Maud Minnie Wright. 90158001

Thank you for any help you can share on this matter.
Peter Lagasse
Also enjoy Highland Cemetery where many of my family members are buried (Knight) are buried.
Added by Peter on Oct 04, 2017 4:58 PM
Corydon Nelson #99473366
Just submitted two edits backed by more or less Maine Vital Records, his Civil War enlistment, Maine Veteran's Cemetery Records.... His date of birth is 1834, not 1884. The number on the grave marker is a hair unclear. His wife was Angeline (or Angelina depending on spelling) and her memorial is #99473366. To my husband he is great uncle - our direct line is through his sister Lydia Ann Nelson. I will also submit edits to connect him to his parents. Thanks so much for your very conscientious work in documenting these cemeteries down to Maine.
Added by ASGS on Aug 19, 2017 7:35 PM
Frank A. Hill Memorial #113037769
Hi Brenda,
The Frank A. Hill memorial #113037769 had been transferred to me. I now see that it has been transferred to you. I did not do anything to change it. It may be a glitch in there system with them making changes to their system. I would greatly appreciate it if you could transfer it back to me. My member number is 47347834. Thanks so much.

Added by jbs300m on Aug 15, 2017 10:54 PM
Kathy W
Oak Hill, Auburn
Hi Brenda. May Insuggest a clarification on your listing for Henry Landry Pollard? His last name was Landry. My research indicates that Edna Pollard was his landlady. He was divorced and may not have had any family to handle arrangements at the time of his death.
Added by Kathy W on Aug 12, 2017 11:41 AM
Cynthia Krueger
Lucy A. Young
Hi Again, Would you please transfer Lucy to me? Lucy is Memorial #108338207 and I am #46919472. Lucy is Minnie Tripp's mother and I would like to work on these memorials without asking for lots of edits. Thank you so much!!
Added by Cynthia Krueger on Jul 14, 2017 5:21 AM
Cynthia Krueger
Minnie S. Tripp
Hi Brenda, Would you please transfer Minnie to me? Minnie is Memorial #108338218 and I am #46919472. I just found Minnie yesterday - she is the illegitimate daughter of my great-great-grandfather, John O'Sullivan. The S in Minnie's name is for Sullivan. I would love to be able to work on this line without asking for edits. Thank you!!!
Added by Cynthia Krueger on Jul 14, 2017 5:18 AM
transfer in Riverside
Please transfer #94318242 Hedley Reid to me as he is my maternal uncle. Also transfer Brian Reid & Carol Reid Farrar, his children. Thank you.
Added by maine on Jul 02, 2017 10:20 AM
Robert Timberlake
transfer request
Hi Brenda,
Would you please transfer my relative, Clara A. Smith #99758422 and her husband, Sherwood H. Smith #99758401 to my member number which is 49277540. Clara's maiden name was Timberlake. I will be happy to make all the appropriate family links in Find-a-Grave. Thanks so much.
Added by Robert Timberlake on Jun 19, 2017 12:59 PM
David Pridham
Clara E Boomer
Hi Brenda,

I went to Oak Hill cemtery in Auburn to fill a photo request for a Clara E Boomer.
After I found the stone I discovered that she was buried next to a George (no last name on stone) 1894-1973.
I did some research in Ancestry and found that Clara E (1895-1975) is the wife of George Paiton.
Her maiden name is Peverly.
It happens that the Boomers and the Paitons are next to each other.
I think that Clara got mixed up as a Boomer and should have been Paiton.
If you could check into this it would be appreciated.

Added by David Pridham on Jun 12, 2017 1:08 PM
transfer 2 in Oak Hill
Thanks for being interested in cataloging the cemeteries - it is educational.

Please transfer the following to me as she is my father's 1st cousin's. Thanks
Oak Hill Cem - Auburn
99469718 Donna
99469684 Arthur
Added by maine on Jun 02, 2017 7:08 PM
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