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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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Joseph Gauthier
two memorials the same
Dorothy T Coderre Lapire-Champagne
Birth: 1925
Death: May 3, 2003

Age: 78
Spouses: -Roland J.Lapire(d.1970)(1st husband)
-Dr. David Champagne(d.2001)(2nd husband)

Family links:
Roland John Lepire (1920 - 1970)*

*Calculated relationshihp

Mountain View Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: Jim Sanders
Record added: Jul 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7672207

Dorothy T. Coderre Champagne
Birth: May 16, 1924
Death: May 3, 2003

Family links:
David E Champagne (1916 - 2001)

Mountain View Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: DaurRegt
Record added: Jul 09, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132559326

I added her first husband to yours, seeing yours was first. They both should be merged.
Added by Joseph Gauthier on Aug 21, 2016 10:21 PM
MJ (Tilton) England
RE: Zephorah Drake
Thank you Jim for adding all the updates that I have sent you for our dear ancestors in Ring Swamp Cemetery. It seems I am related to most all of them!
Added by MJ (Tilton) England on Aug 09, 2016 1:49 PM
Barbara Proko
RE: Vitella Prokopovich Means 8369835
Jim, thanks so much! It makes me happy to see her listed with her parents and sibs.
Added by Barbara Proko on Jul 10, 2016 6:06 PM
Barbara Proko
Vitella Prokopovich Means 8369835
Can you possibly add in links from my aunt's memorial to those of her parents? I think this can be done via "edit family."
Vi's father was Julius Prokopowich, 166617316.
Vi's mother was Anna Blaszko Prokopowich, 166617825.
My family is appreciating the extended family plot feeling that these Find A Grave memorials offer through the linking.
Thanks very much for all you do!
Barbara Proko
Added by Barbara Proko on Jul 10, 2016 3:14 PM
jill perry
littlefield, sarah
im here in Kennebunk where im doing the same as your description says with the bug for history. im looking for a sarah steele littlefield and thought this may be her since the dates are similar , she was married to a samuel littlefield and had Huston littlefield in castine
Added by jill perry on Jul 09, 2016 11:34 AM
Chaplain Richard C. Hammond
Bridget Hammond # 6958165
Hi Jim....I am tracking my kinfolk and finally found this one, and there is a lot of confusion with the multiple marriages and cousin marriages. Would you consider transferring Bridgets page to me, even tho she is a bit far removed, she is direct lineage. I know what you mean, about being close to our heritage, I was fortunate to be able to purchase my Great Grandfathers Homestead in Maine and have spent the last 10 years restoring it. Its a love hate
Added by Chaplain Richard C. Hammo... on Jun 12, 2016 1:15 PM
Jan Summers
Alice Constant Francis Wolf
Thank you for making the updates to her memorial. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Apr 28, 2016 10:55 AM
Memorial# 7104171
I am related to a Ward branch that includes Saunders and Clark. I wondered if those names were in your ancestry.
Added by Tonip on Apr 24, 2016 8:03 PM
Margaret Richardson
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!

Thank you,
Margaret R
Added by Margaret Richardson on Apr 23, 2016 11:37 PM
Margaret Richardson
RE: Deacon David Spear
Thank you for your time, it is much appreciated!

Margaret R
Added by Margaret Richardson on Mar 29, 2016 5:32 PM
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