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Ralph Gowen (#47690237)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 26 days
Jeannette Liebeck Smith
RE: Samuel Slewman Warner
Thank you. I Can't seem to find much more about, 1st. wife (Behiah . The only thing I have come up with is death info. of son Orange Pemberton Warner. Her name is listed as Laner B. Schornover.

Thank you
Jeannette Smith

Added by Jeannette Liebeck Smith on Jun 21, 2016 1:10 PM

Jeannette Liebeck Smith
Samuel Slewman Warner
#65043007-I see you manage this memorial. Do you have any more information on his 1st. wife. Or any information on family with 2nd. wife.

Thank you
Jeannette Smith

Added by Jeannette Liebeck Smith on Jun 20, 2016 7:45 PM

Dan Tripp
RE: Lowder headstone

Hello Ralph,

Your note of thanks for the photo is greatly appreciated. You are very welcome. Thank you for the edit with the maiden name of Malfrid.

Best wishes,

Added by Dan Tripp on Jun 19, 2016 8:37 AM

RE: Hooper headstones
You're very welcome! Glad I could help!

Added by Homeboss on Jun 17, 2016 6:38 PM

tina chadbourne
Mark Emery
Hi I will be in Highland cemetery On June 18th 2016 Do you know where the stone is located? I would be more then willing to take the photo for you if you know where it is located Tina

Added by tina chadbourne on Jun 15, 2016 1:58 PM

Jennifer Boone
Glenn Sturtevant
Hi Ralph,
You just sent me an edit for my grandfather, Glenn Sturtevant. Are you related?


Added by Jennifer Boone on Jun 13, 2016 4:10 PM

patchwork girl
RE: Bokovoy Headstone
I added a page for Eldora, if you want to take it over let me know, I'm glad to release anything here.

Added by patchwork girl on Jun 11, 2016 2:33 PM

Yvonne P. Edwards
RE: Bayley headstone
You are very welcome, Ralph!

Added by Yvonne P. Edwards on Jun 11, 2016 6:50 AM

jane austin
RE: More on Gowen
Church may be entirely unrelated. I know that plots are often split, so I wouldn't lose any sleep over that one. :)

Added by jane austin on Jun 05, 2016 11:04 PM

Frank Chesley
RE: Haynes Headstones
Hi there, Ralph...
There was no footstone for Thomas and that is why there is only the family head or lot stone to put on Thomas’ memorial page. According to the relative who made the page, Thomas is buried in that lot with his parents.

Added by Frank Chesley on Jun 05, 2016 4:00 PM

Spaceman Spiff
RE: Knapp headstone
No problem!
Happy to help!

Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jun 02, 2016 4:34 PM

jane austin
RE: More on Gowen
Yeah, I'm going to run the Churches thru Ancestry on my next rainy day. Just a curious situation. I'll let you know if I find anything substantive! :)


Added by jane austin on Jun 02, 2016 12:18 AM

jane austin
More on Gowen
Oh boy.

It's not RG's stone that's removed. It's someone else's, and whose I now have no idea.

It is possible that Ms. Church's husband is the "father" stone that appears to be Mr. Gowen's foot stone.

You may want to call the city of Hartley. The records are kept at City Hall. The book at the cemetery is a map in alpha order, and I can't tell who all is in plot nine. You need to know who they have buried in Plot M9.

Perhaps the Churches are a plot unto themselves.


Added by jane austin on May 31, 2016 9:58 PM

jane austin
RE: Albertena Mary Allen Gowen
Okay. It appears that our little lady is lying in an unmarked grave. I caved in and looked her up in the cemetery map.

I find an "M. A. Gowen" buried in plot M9 with Stella Gowen, Mary's sister, as well as their parents, R.C. and M.A. Allen. There is no stone that corresponds with that burial location for Mary.

The father's head stone has been removed (clearly - the concrete pad remained) and only the pad and footstone remain. That says simply "Father" and bears a large masonic insignia.

The map does not show his removal, and generally when there's a disinterment, it is noted in this book. I have no information that confirms he was removed, or to where, but it looks to my eye as if he's gone. He predeceased her, so that leaves out a needy subsequent wife.

There is an open space between Stella and "M. C." Allen, who is, I believe, the girls' mother.

Mary died shortly before her mother did. I'm finding it difficult to comprehend this family dynamic.

But what it boils down to is this: If she's in this cemetery, and indicators are that she is, her grave is unmarked.

Why she is unmarked and her father's stone is gone (or was never placed?) is really beyond my scope of understanding.

So shall we just assume that she is buried there in an unmarked grave in the open spot between her sister and her mother? I have a decent shot that shows the open space, and I can post that to the memorial if you like.

This is a very curious situation. I think we're going to have to dig for more obituaries or gossip column information in the newspaper!

AND.. there's more. In the same plot, by the tree at Stella's feet, is one Elizabeth M. Church (1823-1906). I have no idea how she fits in with this family. Perhaps a sister of Mr. or Mrs. Allen? But it gets stranger still. Elizabeth is listed with a spouse of Sallie Moore. 10536396 is where you can see her grave. The tomb in the background there is Stella's. I'm lost.

There are no other Churches in the family at this point (only one small section left to work (and that's in the older, not the newer part of the cemetery) and the two Moore couples who are at rest here would have to be next generation or beyond.

LMK. If it were mine, I'd say show Mary Albertena as unmarked for now at least, and then do a ton of research to find out where Mr. Allen went while Mrs. Allen stayed, why Mary has no memorial stone and who Elizabeth Church is, and if indeed that is your MA Gowen lying in an unmarked grave. The cemetery is very well maintained, so I really can't even venture a guess based on the lay of the land.

I think I've asked enough questions that I'm now satisfied that we have found her grave, there's just grass, a sister, a mom to show for it. No stone.

Yeah. LMK.

Added by jane austin on May 31, 2016 9:48 PM

jane austin
Albertena Mary Allen Gowen
So you're saying that sisters (Albertena and Stella) married Oren Ledger Gowen? Or cousins? Or?

Not sure where else to look for this grave.

Added by jane austin on May 31, 2016 1:44 AM

Susan Daniel
RE: Nutter headstone
You are most welcome!

Added by Susan Daniel on May 25, 2016 8:05 PM

I was able to take a photo of June & Christopher's stones like you wanted. I have uploaded them but I also found several other family stones next to theirs. I have uploaded them as well in case you might want/need it. Below is the name and Find A Grave Memorial #.

Elma - 18579824
David - 126199744
Robert - 126199746

Mary - 126139067
Eleanor - 126137987
Robert - 126137686

Hope this is helpful.


Added by Staci on May 21, 2016 9:04 AM

David Pridham
RE: Roy Cole
Your wlecome.


Added by David Pridham on May 21, 2016 3:32 AM

Spaceman Spiff
RE: Leavitt Headstone
No problem.
Happy to help!

Added by Spaceman Spiff on May 17, 2016 6:09 PM

Rick Weaver
RE: Chase headstone
You're welcome Ralph, I just fulfilled a couple more so you don't need to thank me again.

Rick Weaver

Added by Rick Weaver on May 15, 2016 7:50 AM

Tim & Grace
Grace C. Farrar Briggs in Buckfield Village Cemetery

Hello Ralph,

Could you please send me source data to support your edit for Grace's middle name? You can send it via her memorial as an edit "other".

Sincerely, Tim Cooper
Sidney, Maine 04330

Added by Tim & Grace on May 11, 2016 11:41 AM

Woodlawn Cemetery
You are very welcome. I live in that area and can usually find a few minutes to run in a take a few pictures.

Added by wheatontedbear on May 06, 2016 8:08 AM

RE: Tebbetts headstones
You're pleasure.

Added by TT21 on May 03, 2016 6:36 AM

Peter Morgan
RE: Libbys in Brooklawn
Done! I edited in the plot information for both.

Added by Peter Morgan on Apr 25, 2016 3:07 PM

Peter Morgan
Libbys in Brooklawn

I am about to fulfill your request for a photo of the marker of Evelyn Libby which I did not get around to taking last fall. In the same section are Joseph White Libby (1896-1977) & Margaret E Libby (12/31/1900-1/12/1998), presumably her parents. If you create memorials for them and submit photo requests, I will gladly upload the photos I took.


Added by Peter Morgan on Apr 25, 2016 8:26 AM


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