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My family research started in 1980.

In August 2007, I founded the Angel Babies Memorial Project. The mission of this project is to discover and record the gravesites of infants and children who died in New York City and other states between 1798 - 1948 and link them genealogically to their families.
Every memorial serves as a tribute to a youngster who died much too soon. They all deserve to be remembered and honored, and given a sense of dignity and love in death that may have been denied to them in life. By doing so, they will not be forgotten.

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Barbara Samans
Alexander Bryan Johnson
Alexander was also a victim of the Windsor Fore in NY in 1899: see: Find A Grave Memorial# 122588562


Added by Barbara Samans on Jan 15, 2015 8:33 PM
Gillespie children info
I also (recently) found a marriage notice for ALbert Gillespie who married Lillian Ursula Pfeifer, Mildred Gillespie who married J. O'Rourke and the engagement of Chester Gillespie to Laura May Ryan. All three articles mention their mother's name (or initials) and give her address.
Added by MWeakley on Jan 15, 2015 6:29 AM
Margaret Dovonan O'Connor
You may be interested that I found her death notice today. She is buried at the Long Island Cemetery with her husband Charles J. O'Connor.
The article states that she is the daughter of Loretta Donovan and her siblings are Loretta Petterson, Anna McNaughton, May O'Reilly, Sally Crifisi, Rita Lally, James Donovan and Catherine O'Reilly. She also had two children.
Added by MWeakley on Jan 15, 2015 6:19 AM
Jen Snoots
Hi Jim,
Apparently all the Kuykendalls are related, but these would be sooooooo distant I'd have no idea how. The ones I'm interested in at the moment are in West Virginia. Thank you however for thinking of me, you go ahead and list them :)
Added by Jen Snoots on Jan 14, 2015 10:49 AM
RE: Grave procedure - Calvary
Thanks for this explanation about how Calvary is organized, it makes perfect sense to me (I think). If I'm understanding you correctly the locations that they are giving out via the office do not correspond to how they have labeled (?) the actual cemetery once you get out and walk around? Sounds crazy.

All of that said, I had made more than a dozen requests a few weeks back and used the locations that the office provided me - all but the 3 remaining requests were fulfilled successfully. I'm assuming that the person that fulfilled my other requests had learned to make the adjustments you described. I can double check on that - I would not be surprised if there simply wasn't a stone on these remaining 2 grave sites. There was what seemed to be an empty space where the photographer expected to find one of my requests...

Thanks again for your information - very helpful for the future!
Added by kal239 on Jan 14, 2015 10:03 AM
RE: Happy New Year
Still above ground, thanks. Happy New Year to you as well!!
Added by ronzoni on Jan 13, 2015 7:28 PM
Greg and Cindy Thredgold
Mary Kooker Naylor-Booz
Thank you for the transfer…
Added by Greg and Cindy Thredgold on Jan 03, 2015 5:41 AM
RE: Hedda Petrie Redfield
No problem . . . enjoy your research. . .and Happy New Year to you too!! :-)
Added by DJB on Dec 31, 2014 4:19 PM
Brandon Burns
RE: Welcome
Thanks New York Historian!
Added by Brandon Burns on Dec 30, 2014 3:45 PM
Greg and Cindy Thredgold
RE: Mary Nylor Booz

Her death certificate reveals what further research confirmed:
NAME: Mary C Booz
[Mary C Kooker]
GENDER: Female
RACE: White
AGE: 80
BIRTH DATE: 30 Aug 1842
BIRTH PLACE: Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE: 21 Feb 1923
DEATH PLACE: New Hope, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
FATHER NAME: Henry Kooker
MOTHER NAME: Elizabeth Strause

Mary C. (not sure if I gave you this middle initial) Kooker, daughter of Henry Kooker & Elizabeth Strause.

She was the wife of William B. Naylor b. 1834 - d. 1886. first … marrying him around 1865, two children show up Wesley W. Naylor and Addie D. Naylor.

Upon her second marriage, she became the 3rd wife of Walker C. Booz act 1891 as per the 1900 Census.

Hope this isn't too confusing. Seems that whoever purchased the headstone wanted to make reference to her first marriage (and rightfully so as there were children involved) as well as the surname of her second husband Walker C. Booz.
Added by Greg and Cindy Thredgold on Dec 29, 2014 8:02 AM
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