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Ian Macaulay (#46974001)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 13 days
Thank you
Hi Ian, just wanted to leave a note saying that I appreciate your gentlemanly, kind and sincere communications. You seem to be a real mensch. Shalom. Colletta

Added by Colletta on Sep 09, 2014 7:00 AM

Brett Miller
Field of Mars Cemetery
The Field of Mars Cemetery was proclaimed on 3 December 1887. The name “Field of Mars” was given by Governor Phillip when he granted land to eight first fleet marines in 1792. There are several theories as to the origin of the name - all with military connections. The areas where these grants were are now known as Ermington and Melrose Park. However, the name was later applied to a wider district and in 1804 Governor King set aside 5050 acres as a Field of Mars Common for all the settlers. It was later found to be more than 6000 acres. When the Field of Mars Common was subdivided and privatised, 85 acres 2 roods and 28 perches were set aside as a cemetery. More than half that area was later converted into the Field of Mars Flora and Fauna Reserve. The Macquarie Park Cemetery was also originally part of the Field of Mars Common.

Added by Brett Miller on Sep 08, 2014 7:06 AM

Ric Noble
RE: thank you
No, that was it.

Added by Ric Noble on Sep 06, 2014 7:46 PM

Ric Noble
RE: thank you

Found this entry -

The Halifax Advertiser & Sun, Wednesday, May 14, 1862 -
Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, 4th inst., Reuben Macauley, beloved child of Reuben B. and Myriah


Added by Ric Noble on Sep 06, 2014 6:30 PM

Marilyn Coulon Putman
RE: thank you
I'm happy to be of help! I have posted the photograph of the entire stone to both Smith and Harold S. Fuller. The next time I am in the cemetery I'll take close-up photos of the inscriptions for Smith and Harold and add them as well. I noticed that they are not all linked; I am sure that Anne Cady (who made the memorial for Smith) would be happy to transfer that to you so you could make that link. Anne Cady has inventoried and photographed nearly every cemetery in St. Lawrence County. I was looking for nine different people in a fairly small cemetery today; after an hour I'd found two. I felt very lucky! I still have my list, though, and will make a note to get those detail pictures.

Added by Marilyn Coulon Putman on Aug 30, 2014 6:29 PM

Stanley Tykarski
RE: thank you
Yes, I'm still enjoying 'graving'. It's a bonus when I am able to help someone else.

Added by Stanley Tykarski on Aug 27, 2014 5:35 AM

If you care to read it
If you care to read it. I updated my profile with a long winded explanation as to "why" regarding the situation you contacted me about yesterday. This move to update my profile is not a jab at you. It is just an explantion so that hopefully less people get a bee in their bonnet and leave snarky messages for me. You were not the first by the way. It is hard to let them roll off and I found myself less patient with my kids last night as a result. That sucks and I felt terrible when I realized what was causing my lack of patience with them. It is hard for me to let stuff roll off because I care too much about other's feelings. I guess there are worse problems to have.

If people get a bee in their bonnet after reading my revised profile, then they are not deserving of my time and effort. I have no relatives in Alberta at all but I live here now. I am from Ontario. Everything I have done in Alberta, is strictly to help others and because I appreciate what others have done for me in cemeteries that I do not live close enough to visit.

I regularly call the City of Calgary to obtain locations for City run cemetery photo requests. I do this for all the photo requests I see. I don't keep that info all to myself. Instead I submit an edit for the plots of the request and most often other people go get the photos before I do partially because I have updated the plot information. I noticed that before I started doing that, requests would sit there for months. Hopefully my doing that results in less calld for the cemetery staff. I am not in this for the glory. I do it to help. So perhaps next time, when you are having a bad day, think of the person on the other end of your message. Maybe a quick note checking why problem xyz happened instead of leading off with forceful statements. You might make someone's day instead of ruining it just a little.

Say hi to the Ottawa valley. I grew up there and I sure do miss it in summer. The prairie scenery is nice but does not match the Ottawa valley in my opinion.

Added by Merrickville on Aug 26, 2014 8:51 AM

I hope you have a better day
Given the tone of your messages to a total stranger who is just trying to help out, I hope your day improves and you are less angry at strangers on the internet. I hope tomorrow brings you a sunny day and lots of enjoyment doing the things you love best.

Added by Merrickville on Aug 25, 2014 6:44 PM

RE: confused
If you want to keep track of people, use a virtual cemeteries. The reason the requests were closed is because the people who actually want the photo will take the time to get the information. It is impossible to separate those people out from the ones who request and don't actually care about the person. Volunteers are getting kicked out of that cemetery by the management. Volunteers are unable to get the plot locations. For all the cemeteries in Calgary that will give it to us, we spend time calling and don't badger people to get it themselves. If you actually want the photo, call and get the location. There are plenty of us that will take the time to go get it. But we cannot get it by wandering around a 38 acres of flat headstones risking getting kicked out in the process. Wish we could. I really don't know what you mean about losing your record. Your memorial didn't go anywhere and clearly you got an email.

Added by Merrickville on Aug 25, 2014 5:30 PM

Corinne Webb
RE: I added Suzanne
I have added Suzanne's grave marker, and family grave picture to her page. I also put in a request to change the name of the cemetery to Mount Calvary and have her linked with her parents.

I'm so glad I was able to help fit some of the puzzle pieces together. Good luck in your research.


Added by Corinne Webb on Aug 19, 2014 6:12 PM

Laura Hill
RE: thanks for the update
I just checked Ancestry and found out that A. Jay was an embalmer and his father was an undertaker. They owned McAulay Mortuary in Fullerton.
I just found a nice article in the Orange County Register from 8/23/2013 about Bill, the McAulay and Wallace Mortuary and it's 100th anniversary. He still runs it today!
I also found A. Jay's son Angus on Linkedin. He is also a funeral director at a different location and mentions on his page his siblings Jon, Bill and Peggy.
Such an interesting family!!!

Added by Laura Hill on Aug 19, 2014 12:52 PM

Don MacAulay Rock Hill Foxboro MA
Ian, As promised, I have updated the photo now that date of death has been inscribed.

Added by LogicalGMW on Aug 19, 2014 10:38 AM

Sara Macaulay
Hi Ian -

I've changed the name on her memorial. The name that I had originally entered camed from a little pamphlet published many years ago by the Saint Paul's Cemetery association.

Added by Cliff on Aug 19, 2014 4:43 AM

chris(tine) eaton
RE: thank you very much

I have found his Francis Willmer McAulay Medal Index card and can send you a copy if you let me have your email address.



Added by chris(tine) eaton on Aug 18, 2014 12:28 AM

chris(tine) eaton
RE: thank you very much
Hi Ian

He was a captain, so no service number .

More details available now from CWGC site,%20FRANCIS%20WILLMER

additional documents available here.

Date of Death:21/05/1916
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery
"B" Bty., 230th Bde.
Grave Reference: I. D. 11.
Additional Information:
Only son of Samuel and Maud Mary McAulay, of Aylesby, Grimsby.



Added by chris(tine) eaton on Aug 18, 2014 12:07 AM

Laura Hill
RE: thank you
I'm happy to help out Ian!! I just added another photo to his memorial. I may have to go back one day and get one earlier in the day so the shadows aren't so bad.

Added by Laura Hill on Aug 17, 2014 8:02 PM

Rich M
Rosetta Camber Transfer
Thank you!

Added by Rich M on Aug 14, 2014 6:48 AM


I see you have many of this spelling.
Today while at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal I spotted and took a photo of Mary McCauley Graham, 1912 - 1987, wife of Gerald Graham, 1903 - 1964, buried in Section V 01838.

Is this someone of interest to you?

Added by Graceti on Aug 11, 2014 2:08 PM

Myrna Burgoyne
RE: thank you
You're ever so welcome!

Added by Myrna Burgoyne on Aug 11, 2014 12:37 PM

Tania Hackett
RE: all thumbs
Hi Ian was happy to help.. Regards tania

Added by Tania Hackett on Aug 11, 2014 12:44 AM

RE: thank you
well, if it helps matters Ian, and I do not know if it will, I believe Simion died in his youth or as a child , I lean toward that suspicion as the area his plot is registered in was surrounded by memorials belonging to the very young . However, I could be wrong , And your very welcome, glad I could help , just wish I could do more


Added by sablewolf on Aug 10, 2014 5:31 PM

RE: thank you once again
You're very welcome.
I was actually looking for another grave and when I was heading back to the car I saw the Celtic Cross from behind and I said to myself, who's buried there? Hello Macaulay.
This will help me in perhaps finding other requests in that section. Now I can stand in front of 895-B while looking at my map.

Added by Graceti on Aug 10, 2014 11:10 AM

Jody Marie MacKeil
Charles & Susan MacAulay headstone
Hi Ian
Check out Find a grave memorial #133658782
& # 133658844 I added them today. I looked for Ann MacAulays grave in Heatherdale Memorial gardens today but could not find it. The cemetery is pretty big so it may take awhile.

Jody MacKeil

Added by Jody Marie MacKeil on Aug 01, 2014 1:58 PM

Ron Spurr
RE: Ok third time has got to work
I was surprised to see that you still had a request for photos and that you had not posted them. Regardless, they are posted now.

Added by Ron Spurr on Aug 01, 2014 7:21 AM

No Worries
Victor Macaulay
I added the photo from Union Cemetery and also added Harold Macaulay which was located next to it but wasn't previously included in the Union Cemetery listings.

Added by No Worries on Jul 31, 2014 9:14 PM


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