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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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Kgpris
Stephen Healey
Jim, Thank you for the transfer of his memorial to me. Do you happen to know the lot, and sec of the grave stone? Kathy
Added by Kgpris on Aug 30, 2014 7:38 AM
Gail
Piper family requests
I posted grave photos of Mary Ann Piper and her husband George. George's gravestone was broken and half buried but it looks like they put up a new stone for both of them.
Added by Gail on Aug 19, 2014 9:54 PM
Susan Nelson
Hannah Fairbanks
Hi Jim,

After Hannah's father and sister were killed during an Indian attack on Lancaster, Hannah's mother (Mary Hayward) married David Whetcomb. Although Hannah's mother was buried as Mary Hayward Whetcomb, according to her headstone, her Find A Grave Memorial No. 18303268 lists her as Mary Hayward Whitcomb (the modern spelling of Whetcomb). Would you please be kind enough to link Hannah to her mother? When you do, you might be interested to read the biography that is written about Mary Hayward Whitcomb on her Find A Grave memorial. It's not quite accurate in all respects, but it gives you a taste of the unique situation surrounding the lives of this family.

Bye for now,
Susan
Added by Susan Nelson on Aug 07, 2014 12:47 AM
Grace
#6650538 Isabella West
Daughter of John Morrison and Comfort Annis. Cause of death, broken hip and old age. ( from death record)
Added by Grace on Aug 06, 2014 7:48 AM
Susan Nelson
RE: Hannah Fairbanks
Well, that's a happy outcome, if quite unexpected! I will help you in any possible way to make all the appropriate links for them. I will take a look at their memorials and get back to you!
Added by Susan Nelson on Aug 04, 2014 6:36 PM
Susan Nelson
Hannah Fairbanks
Dear Jim,
After you posted a message telling me that you were not caretaking Hannah's memorial any longer, I looked at her memorial again, and you were correct. So, I wrote to the individual to whom you had transferred the memorial. However, she wrote back and told me that she is not caretaking Hannah's memorial and that she had "sent a message to the caretaker." When I again looked at Hannah's memorial today, I found that it was back in your care. I don't know how that happened! Anyway, now that she is back in your care, if you would be kind enough to link Hannah to her family, I would be really appreciative. Please let me know if you need me to send anything in addition to what I have already posted in my initial request/message to you.
Many thanks,
Susan
Added by Susan Nelson on Aug 04, 2014 3:06 PM
Charles W. Sanders
RE: John James Sanders Photo
Hi Jim, sorry for the error, hope I git it right now. If you wish I could delete the photo and let you add it under your name with better description. Makes no difference to me.

Cousin Chuck
Added by Charles W. Sanders on Aug 03, 2014 11:26 AM
Susan Nelson
Hannah Fairbanks
Sorry for the typo in the body of my last message. Thought I fixed that typo before leaving the message! Susan
Added by Susan Nelson on Aug 01, 2014 8:33 AM
Susan Nelson
Hannah Fairbanks
Thanks for getting back to me, Jim. I will follow up with the new caretaker of the memorial you created for Hanbah. Again, many thanks. Susan
Added by Susan Nelson on Aug 01, 2014 8:30 AM
Susan Nelson
Links for Hannah Fairbanks
Hi Jim! What wonderful work you are doing here at findagrave.com I was noticing your memorial for Hannah Fairbanks, who is the daughter of my 7th great grandmother, Mary Hayward, by her first husband, Jonathan Fairbanks. Jonathan and one of Mary and Jonathan's other three daughters, Grace, were killed during an Indian raid on Lancaster. Jonathan and Grace are buried together and are the subject of your memorial #6238433. You have set up proper links for them, likely in response to someone else's request for edits. Hannah is your memorial #62384343, and I wonder whether you would be kind enough to link Hannah's memorial to her sister, father, and mother. I hate to see her separated from her family! Again, many thanks for all that you are doing for everyone touched by your memorials. All my best to you, Susan
Added by Susan Nelson on Jul 28, 2014 11:30 PM
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