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Ralph Gowen (#47690237)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 24 days
RE: Groton Village Cemetery
It was really hot or I would have done more. Unfortunately, when there are so many requests, it gets confusing! Happy hunting, Wanda

Added by wlinzer on Jul 28, 2016 1:57 PM

Candace Smith
John B Shelby
Do you have any documentation of the place of death for him? Do you have any Shelby family info...connection to General mentioned on findagrave. Thanks CJS

Added by Candace Smith on Jul 27, 2016 3:28 PM

Albert Ledoux
RE: Kirkpatrick headstone
You're very welcome!

Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 27, 2016 1:24 PM

Lynn J. Gauthier
RE: Dewey headstone

Thank you for asking. You may use my photo with credit given to me & Find A Grave

Best regards

Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Jul 18, 2016 2:33 PM

Lynn J. Gauthier
Dwight Dewey, Lakeview Cemetery, Vermont

I just added a photo of his gravestone in response to your request. Hope this helps

Best regards

Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Jul 17, 2016 2:20 PM

Mike Casey
Sunset Memorial: DODSON
Thanks for your time and diligence toward improving Virgil's memorial by adding his middle name. It is much appreciated.

Added by Mike Casey on Jul 15, 2016 5:18 PM

RE: McDuffee headstone
Anytime. Glad to help.

Added by Pittynh on Jul 13, 2016 12:02 PM

Margaret Sarrat
RE: Newcomb headstones
It is my pleasure.

Added by Margaret Sarrat on Jul 11, 2016 4:09 PM

P. Eadie
RE: First Parish Cemetery
Hi Ralph,
You are very welcome! Continued luck with your research. Pat

Added by P. Eadie on Jul 11, 2016 6:35 AM

Dogwalker 41
RE: Hooper headstones in Riverview Cemetery
You are welcome. Glad to help.

Dogwalker 41

Added by Dogwalker 41 on Jul 05, 2016 6:38 PM

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


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