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P.K. Magruder (#47017377)
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Bio Photo Every marker has a story to tell; sometimes I can be its voice

PLEASE use the Edit tab and Suggest a Correction link to add/correct information. I try to get to them within 24 hours of receipt.

I don't estimate birth years. The relatives of the dearly departed not only could get the date of death wrong on the monument but the age at death. Too many people take anything they find on the Internet as gospel, and I will not contribute to that bad habit.

PLEASE use the Edit tab and Suggest a Correction to request a transfer. Please include your relationship. I will not transfer out of guidelines. Please spare me the "I am the family genealogist" and the "I have tons of information to add" stories. Use the edit system. Too many people have requested out-of-guidelines transfers and then never added so much as a comma to the memorial. Requests for bulk transfers will be summarily ignored.

I WILL NOT link to a "burial unknown". This IS a grave registration site.

If I do not maintain the memorial, but add a picture, PLEASE check the photo caption for the inscription.

My love of old cemeteries is genetic from my dad. I try to take pictures of the fallen/damaged markers first as they might end up "behind the shed" or "over the wall" by the next time I get there.

Sources for additional memorial information include:
Suggest A Correction, NEHGS,,, NARA, other on-line sources, personal library, obituaries, newspaper items, etc.

Presenter of Betty Allen Chapter DAR and Friends of Lilly Library sponsored "Celestial Residents Walking Tours": Bridge Street Cemetery (Northampton), Park Street Cemetery (Florence), Spring Grove Cemetery (Florence), West Farms Cemetery (Florence) and a virtual tour of "The Celestial Residents of Chesterfield".

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Messages left for P.K. Magruder (84)[Leave Message]
Hattie Beals
Thanks for deleting that. I am currently searching Goshen to see if Hannibal Hammond, for who there is little or no results on an internet search, appears. If not, maybe the Beals are nearby. I did learn, interestingly, that Hattie was with her sister Dora when she had TB before her death with Joseph Beals. I first thought it was Joseph's son, but he would have been too young and was not married at the time...
Added by historyhermann on Aug 08, 2017 8:23 PM
Responding to your message
I moved my entry for Hattie (#181588830) to Goshen Center Cemetery. Considering my entry for Hattie (#181588830) is linked to her immediate family members, you could delete your entry (#41285537). As I said in my message before, I didn't mean to create a duplicate, but since her name changed again and again, it isn't a shock that I couldn't find it. I mean, she went from Hattie B. Mills to Hattie B. Hammond, then Hattie B. Beals! That's a lot of name changes where as most married women only usually had one, when they adopted their husband's surname. I understand that you are not transferring Martha since she is linked to Joseph already.

I look forward to hearing from you.
- Burkely
Added by historyhermann on Aug 07, 2017 12:51 PM
Koreen Miller
RE: Jane Wenzel
Thank you so much! This will definitely make it easier when we visit later this month. Appreciate your efforts.

Thank you,
Koreen Miller
Added by Koreen Miller on Jul 31, 2017 10:53 PM
RE: Packard transfers
Ok, I understand that. Yes, the Packards were prolific. My ancestor, Cyrus W. Packard married three times and had twelve children (one of whom was my great-grandfather)! Six months after my great-grandmother died in 1895, Cyrus married again! I bet the children from his previous marriage were pretty angry with him. Thanks, if I have suggestions I will send them along.
Added by historyhermann on Jul 29, 2017 2:29 PM
Doogie Averyt
You sponsored the memorial for my little dog Doogie. I want to thank you for doing that. Today is the first anniversary of his passing, and it has been a rough week. I still can't bear to look at photos of Doogie. He was so smart and curious and had a personality that was a mile wide, plus he was so cute and was a real charmer. He never met a stranger, and everyone was his friend. I always told him he should've been in the movies. He was certainly one of a kind.

Again, thank you.
Added by DogMama08 on Jul 29, 2017 10:10 AM
Koreen Miller
RE: Jane Wenzel
Thank you so much! I am able to drive the cemetery - I have a Ford Edge - but I also make sure to go slow so I don't bottom out.

I appreciate your help with this. My Aunt was thrilled to hear this as well - we're working on the Girvin branch of the family this year. A great find indeed.

Thank you,
Koreen Miller
Added by Koreen Miller on Jul 29, 2017 9:11 AM
Koreen Miller
Jane Wenzel
Thank you for creating the site for Jane Wenzel. I had no idea she was buried in Bridge Street.

I will be in Northampton in mid-August and would like to visit her actual grave stone. Can you give me a general idea of where I could find her stone?

She is the sister of my 2nd Great-Grandmother - Lizzie Mollison who is buried in Goshen, MA.

Thank you,
Koreen Miller
Added by Koreen Miller on Jul 26, 2017 9:01 PM
James Stwart 86400289
Hello, I submitted edit requests for dates and places and via e-mail to you to add two details to the Bio Section. The source was his obit. Thanks for having created his memorial. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Jul 19, 2017 8:54 AM
Rose Morden was born in N.H. not MA. This information came from her half sister. I sent a correction. Thanks.
Added by Doves on Jul 18, 2017 12:34 PM
About Polly N. Packard
Since you created the entry for Polly N. Packard [], I was wondering if you knew any more about her. I've heard that she was classified as "idiotic" in census documents, but I'd like to know more about her as a person. I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by historyhermann on Jul 14, 2017 6:39 PM
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