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Star Rhodes (#46878998)
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Bio Photo Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries. There was one right down the street from our school, we used to walk through it often, It was so peaceful and the monuments were so beautiful. My father Calvin Russell Swallow is buried there now. My sister Mel and I have gone back to Massachusetts and other New England States and explored the cemeteries looking for ancestors. Genealogy and searching cemeteries for family has been a treasured time with my sister. What a gift it is to have a sister to share your interests with.

I am hoping to make connections with distant cousins and share pictures and stories. I have posted many branches to our tree to do this.

I AM VERY LIBERAL WITH TRANSFERING MEMORIALS. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR EVERYONE (COPY THEM AT YOUR PLEASURE) AND I FEEL NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP OVER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY. I LOVE DOCUMENTING GRAVES. I AM SOMEWHAT OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SHARE THAT SENSE OF GIVING. WE GET NO POINTS IN HEAVEN BY HOW MANY MEMORIALS WE CONTRIBUTED TO FINDAGRAVE. THERE ARE MANY FINE CONTRIBUTORS TO FIND A GRAVE AND A FEW THAT NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES. Remember...."God Loves a Cheerful Giver"!!

A POEM FROM ALL OF US AVID GENEALOGIST'S!!

DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled out on polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is to late to mourn. You did not know that I exist; you died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse not entirely on our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. - Walter Butler Palmer 1906

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Ward White
RE: Shirleys of Fitzwilliam
Thanks so much for the transfers!!
Added by Ward White on Nov 05, 2014 11:51 AM
Ward White
Transfer Request
I would be delighted if you would transfer my GGGG Grandparents John Shirley #23509594 and wife Submit Bogle Shirley #23509605 to me, Ward White #47177094. John is my patriot ancestor for SAR and several other genealogical societies. Thanks so much for your generosity and willingness to share. Best regards, Ward
Added by Ward White on Nov 03, 2014 10:54 AM
Anthony Clark
RE: The Clarks of Hubbardston
My line - Burton Stedman Clark, son of Stedman Clark and Mary Z. Coleman, son of John Stedman Clark and Eliza Ann Newell, son of Ezra Clark and Jemima Nightingale, son of John Clark and Elizabeth Norcross, son of Isaac Clark and Experience Trowbridge Wilson, son of John Clark and Ann Bird, son of John Clark and Abigail, son of Hugh Clark and Elizabeth, son of ?
Added by Anthony Clark on Oct 30, 2014 3:08 PM
Ed Poulin
Joan O'Day
Hi Star,

Any leads you can give will be great.

Thanks,

Ed
Added by Ed Poulin on Oct 29, 2014 5:35 PM
Anthony Clark
RE: The Clarks of Hubbardston
Star, thank you for your thoughtful reply. What is your connection to the Clarks of Hubbardston?

Tony Clark
Added by Anthony Clark on Oct 29, 2014 5:09 PM
Ed Poulin
Joan O'Day [21260434]
Hi Star,

I am writing about Joan Laird O'Day [21260434] whom you called your aunt in the notes section of her memorial. Another researcher and I have have been looking into the Wilkie family and Joan's father was Jefferson Hiram Wilkie Laird (1902- ), son of Jefferson Hiram Laird [24989259] and Mabel Ellen Wilkie [52540190]. We are not certain the latter two ever married because the elder Jefferson died before the younger was born and the younger was officially born with the last name Wilkie. Anyway, we were wondering if you knew anything about the family, specifically what happened to Joan's father and grandmother? I have already found her mother Ida's memorial [67225900]. FYI, Mabel was my wife's great-great-aunt and we've only recently been able to figure out her story. I'd appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,

Ed
Added by Ed Poulin on Oct 20, 2014 8:32 PM
Shannon D.
Poem
I love this poem on your page! It is exactly how I feel. Thank you for sharing.

Shannon
Added by Shannon D. on Oct 13, 2014 11:28 PM
Anthony Clark
The Clarks of Hubbardston
Hi Star,

I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work on the Clarks in Hubbardston, you have made my task so much easier.

By now you are probably wondering who this person is that is sending all the adjustments to the Clark memorials in Hubbardston. I am a direct descendant of Capt. John Clark of Hubbardston and his wife, Elizabeth Norcross through his son, Ezra Clark and his son, John Stedman Clark. Capt. John Clark was a descendant of Hugh Clark of Watertown, MA. I have been studying the descendants of Hugh Clark for the past 16 years and know as much about them as perhaps anyone. I hope to publish at some point but have much work left to do.

Please bear with me as I continue to submit adjustments to the Clark memorials.

Anthony S. Clark


Added by Anthony Clark on Oct 09, 2014 10:07 PM
Debbie C. Riley
Conner family
Hi Star,
Thanks for all the work you and Melody have done.
I am Richard Conner's daughter and Wesley and Eleanor's granddaughter.
Debbie Conner Riley
Added by Debbie C. Riley on Oct 07, 2014 8:24 PM
Kathy Peterson
William m Whiteley Md.
Hello Star,

Thank you for your commitment to Find a Grave! It is an invaluable tool for those of us searching our ancestors and keeping the memories of those who have gone before us alive.
I am doing research on the Whiteley side of the family and I was wondering where you got your research information on William Whiteley. From what we have uncovered his mother was Mary Roberts Whiteley 1807-1863 and Joshua Whiteley 1805-1887. I would be very interested in your sources for his parents names. It would be very helpful in our search. As far as we know he was born in Kenosha Wisconsin. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Many thanks ,
Kathy P.
Added by Kathy Peterson on Sep 10, 2014 7:26 AM
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