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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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Marilyn (Green) Day
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How can I find this member who contributed information for Polly Copps memorial?

Many thanks,

Added by Marilyn (Green) Day on Mar 01, 2015 10:48 AM
Dennis Hitzing
David Goodridge, 92718395
Bill, I am a descendant of David Goodridge, and I have a full page BIO for him on my "Goodridge Virtual Cemetery". Please transfer management of this memorial to me, so I can add that info. Thanks, Dennis Hitzing, Find A Grave contributor 48315235.
Added by Dennis Hitzing on Feb 26, 2015 8:20 PM
Patti-Ann Cohoon
Cahoon family in Forest Hill
You are awesome Bill. Thanks so much.

Patti-Ann Cohoon
Added by Patti-Ann Cohoon on Feb 24, 2015 6:45 PM
Kathy Krysiak
Daniel M McMahon
Hi Bill,

Great job getting these pictures that were deep in the weeds I see. Thank you very much for doing this.

Added by Kathy Krysiak on Feb 22, 2015 7:36 PM
Patti-Ann Cohoon
Find A Grave Memorial# 127321639
Will you contact me regarding this memorial?

Patti-Ann Cohoon
Added by Patti-Ann Cohoon on Feb 22, 2015 2:18 PM
nancy robison
RE: Jonathan Hubbard Piper
Caroline. Thank you. Caroline is one of those elusive ones!
Added by nancy robison on Feb 20, 2015 4:01 PM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
Carrie Manning Dexter
Thank you so much for the pic!!!
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Feb 18, 2015 4:44 PM
Peter McLaughlin
Mehitable Eaton in Fitchburg, Worcester, MA
I see there are 2 Mehitable Eatons in the same cemetery. I have been looking for Mehitable (Gould) Eaton, the wife of Jonas Eaton. Records say she died in Worcester county, MA.

Mehitable Gould that married Jonas Eaton
B:1684 Charlestown End, Stoneham, MA
D:1758 Athol, Worcester, MA

Could these Mary Eaton's be the wife of Jonas Eaton? Is there any way you may be able to see portions of the dates if the grave sites are close? Is there any indication of a Jonas Eaton? I appreciate your input.
Added by Peter McLaughlin on Feb 17, 2015 3:19 PM
Meg's email

Thanks, Bill! Appreciate all your good work!
Added by Meg on Feb 15, 2015 6:18 PM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
RE: Elizabeth C (Manning) Marshall (124671267)
Bill there is a stone on the monument now...and you took the pic.
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Feb 15, 2015 1:30 PM
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