I live in central Massachusetts with my wife Barbara. Formerly the Director of Operations at a Worcester Mass. facility, I am now retired, leaving me much more time for prowling through graveyards! I particularly like discovering and photographing old gravestones, and consider myself very fortunate to be living in New England where so many of the early settlers are buried. I also try to photograph as many graves of veterans I come across, from those who fought in the Revolutionary War through the present time.
My objectives are two-fold:
1.When I post photos of their graves on Find A Grave, along with as much bio information as I can gather about them, I feel that I am honoring their lives, in some small way. 2. I want to capture as many of these old stones on disk before acid rain, vandalism, snowplows, and whatever obliterates them forever! (Being a graveyard junkie, however, I am apt to take a picture of any interesting grave that catches my eye...regardless of the era)!
Clark McMaster 8109458 I found the Palmer MA Town and Vital Records for Clark's birth and death and I have a birth date for him and a corrected death date for him.
It is hard to tell but I can enlarge the photo on my screen and the death year is 1824 not 1822. The 4 is made different than the 2 next to it so you can tell it is a 4 and that is what it says in the Records.
His birth date is Dec 06 1761. He was born and died in Palmer, Hampden County, MA.
He married Margret Brackenridge Oct 14, 1790 in Palmer, Hampden County, MA.
The spelling of her name in the Palmer, Hampden County, MA Birth Vital Records is Margret. Her Find A Grave # is 8109459. It also states her birth date as July 13, 1763.
Would you please make these corrections and also Link these this couple together since you created the two Find A Grave Memorial pages? It would be most appreciated!
William Harold Gill The man is my uncle as well (brother of Walter Gill I wrote to you about as well.... please transfer him as well to my findagrave maintenance page... Thank you. Let me know if you only want details added instead of transfer. Thank you.
Walter M Gill I do have updates for Walter. Let me know if you are not transferring to me and I will give you more info for him. I left 2 other messages about transfer where you can find my Find A Grave No.
Walter M Gill only Just noticed Walter's wife is with another Find A Grave contributor.... so only Walter M Gill is necessary from you to transfer (if you want to).... my name and Find A Grave No. is below.
Walter M Gill and wife I am the niece of these people and I have my own listings as well. Great to see you have my aunt and uncle on your listings here. If you want to transfer to me my name is Kathy Rupp on the findagrave website. Let me know how to go about it if you want. Thanks