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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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George Walter Davis
Thank you for all the information about this headstone.
Added by ESH13 on Jul 24, 2016 5:34 PM
john komar
Hannah Cowdin Putnam
98862173 Hannah is the daughter of Thomas Cowdin 100515439 and Mary Farrington. Hannah the daughter of Thomas Cowdin and Hannah was born 23 June 1763 in Worcester and was married three times to Philip Wood, Samuel Locke and John Savage.
Added by john komar on Jul 23, 2016 8:28 PM
Clement and Estelle Desrosiers
Thank you for the photograph of the above mentioned tombstone. I'm not sure if I ever thank you for this before since I am now in the process of deletng 4,800 e-mails and believe I just came across it.

Again, thank you.
Added by sle on Jul 23, 2016 3:13 PM
Family Researcher
Thank you Bill
Thank you very much for adding the photos for the whole Conrad clan at St Bernards Cemetery. Keep up the good work!
Added by Family Researcher on Jul 20, 2016 10:44 PM
Al Haxton
The Lamarine's
Hello Bill,

I would like to thank you for the photos of their headstone.

Very Respectfully,

Added by Al Haxton on Jul 20, 2016 2:55 PM
Jackie Minyard
Shatuck marker
Thank you very much for taking a picture of my ancestors grave. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Jackie Minyard on Jul 11, 2016 7:28 AM
Bill Prokasy
Hepzibah Burpee
AT you state that Hepzibah Burpee was probably married to John Thurston. The Rowley VRs (Vol 1, p. 528) state that she was the wife of Jeremiah Thurston.

By the way, your site was helpful for information on John Thurston and Lydia.

Bill Prokasy
Added by Bill Prokasy on Jul 10, 2016 6:55 PM
Donna Ward
Tombstone for baby daughter of Annette Farwell Jones
Hi a baby girl died with her mother, Annette Farwell Jones in childbirth on June 1, 1887 -- I think you were the one that let me know the baby was female. My computer was hacked about 2 weeks ago and I lost a lot of my emails. Do you know if a baby is buried beside this mother. Also there is a good chance that another baby or young child died that was the child of Joseph Comstock Jones & Annette Farwell Jones. It is know that Joseph remarried to Alice Van Hoosen Jones after the death of Annette, she feared losing their child because Joseph had already lost 1 wife and 2 children. I have no record of when the other child died or where. Thanks for any help you can give me. Donna Ward - cousin of Joseph Comstock Jones
Added by Donna Ward on Jul 09, 2016 1:03 AM
Marion County Genealogical Society
Memorial 139901582
Please look at memorial number 166577786 and see if you think this is the best way to link Ethel May Field Bowker's parents. Perhaps you could put a reference to the actual burial site on your cenotaph posting.
Thank you.
Arnold Davis
Cemetery Project Chairman
Added by Marion County Genealogica... on Jul 07, 2016 6:16 AM
Jessica Iverson Rakip
Crown Photo

Thank you so much for getting the photos for me. I visited this cemetery last year, but it is quite big, and I had no idea where to begin to look for her. There may be more relatives that I will be looking for in the near future.

Thanks again!

Added by Jessica Iverson Rakip on Jul 05, 2016 1:26 PM
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