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Jim Sanders (#506)
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Bio Photo 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)!
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Dennis & Jean Boyer
RE:SAR Patriot Ancestor Nathaniel Harrington, #P-175679, Find A Grave Memorial #6233301
Thanks for your permission to share this Revolutionary Patriot's headstone photo with the Sons of the American Revolution, which may now be seen at

Dennis Boyer,
Contributor #47495147,
Chairman, Patriot Index/Revolutionary War Graves Register, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Jul 25, 2015 11:54 AM
RE: Park transfers
Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your kindness. :-)
Added by EveyBl on Jul 09, 2015 3:02 PM
Shelly Ketchum
Re/ Ebenezer Allen
Jim, I don't mind at all that you copied my message to his page. If it helps others understand the mix-up, then I'm glad to help.
Thanks, Shelly
Added by Shelly Ketchum on Jul 05, 2015 5:26 PM
RE: William Bruno
Thanks so much Jim I do appreciate all your help!
Added by MJ_MW on Jun 26, 2015 4:26 AM
RE: William Bruno
Hi again,

I did call the St Thomas Cemetery in Springfield and confirmed that neither William Bruno nor his wife, Mary Ann Bruno are burried at that location. The woman who answered did double check different spelling variations to be sure.

I emailed Saint Thomas Cemetery in Huntington. The person who would be able to confirm the burial of the Bruno's works part time so I don't expect a written confirmation anytime soon.

I did go back and look up the obits for you, here is the info in part:

In an article from the Springfield Republican dated Monday June 12, 1939, it reports the obituary of
Mrs William Brueno. In short, it states Mary Ann Brueno died on June 11, 1939 with her funeral to be held on
Tuesday moring, mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and burial at St Thomas's cemetery, Huntingtom.

In an article from the Springfield Republican dated Thursday June 25, 1931, it reports the obituary of
William Brueno. In short, it states William Bruno died that afternoon with his funeral to be held on
Monday moring, mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and burial at St Thomas's cemetery, Huntingtom.

So, since Springfield has no record of the Bruno's burial at that location combined with the obituaries, and that their children are buried in Huntington, it would be great if you could update their memorials and place them in the proper cemetery.

It appears that the source you gathered your info from has the two cemetery locations confused.

Sincerely, MJ
Added by MJ_MW on Jun 25, 2015 2:27 PM
RE: William Bruno
Hi Jim, I do apologize, it is Huntington Mass not Russell.

I can transpose the obits for you if needed.

Here is a link to the cemetery page.

Added by MJ_MW on Jun 21, 2015 7:18 AM
Virginia D
RE: Nahum Ward's prents

My apologies for the incorrect death date of William.

William, son of William and his second wife, Elizabeth Ward was born 1/22/1640 at Sudbury, MA; d. at Marlboro, 11/25/1697.

He married at Marlboro, 9/4/1679, Hannah, born 4/27,1656; d. 12/8/1720, widow of Gershom Ames and daughter of Solomon and Hannah Johnson of Sudbury.

Added by Virginia D on Jun 16, 2015 4:44 PM
Green Jewell
RE: Abigail Cheney
Sorry, I thought it would be clearer. There are two listings for "Abigail Cheney" for an adult wife of Joseph and the other for a 6 mth old child. Both listings have the same photo....the one for the adult. they do not have the same death dates.
Added by Green Jewell on Jun 13, 2015 1:24 PM
Janice Brunault
Angele Landry
Hi Jim, could you delete her information from St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield. I am unable to do it because you created it. Thank you so much. Jan
Added by Janice Brunault on May 29, 2015 7:04 AM
Thank you for the transfers and the time you put in setting them up. Happy graving!
Added by goose on Mar 30, 2015 7:03 AM
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