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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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Patricia Moore
Clifford's in St. Bernards
Thank you for the burial locations for John, Honora, Michael and Timothy.
Added by Patricia Moore on Jul 27, 2015 9:15 PM
Canyon Hiker
Dorothy E Teto
Hi Bill. Would you be willing to transfer the memorial of Dorothy E Teto to me? She is #149115684 and my Find-A-Grave number is #48505846. I have quite a bit I can add to the memorial. Thanks in advance!

Wallace Teto aka Canyon Hiker
Added by Canyon Hiker on Jul 26, 2015 6:54 PM
Tim O
Kent clarification in Forest Hill

Thanks for your research and clarification on the Kent plot. I would like to get a memorial placed there some day.

Tim O'Neill
Added by Tim O on Jul 24, 2015 11:45 AM
Mary Jane Presley (Leese)
Worked on #149687705 and noticed you have his mother #133178691. What do you think of her maiden name? Take a look at the bio I put on Michael's memorial. Just want to double check. Thanks a lot!
Added by Mary Jane Presley (Leese) on Jul 23, 2015 4:15 PM
grave markers of Sophia Smith & Mrs. Hannah Smith
Dear Bill,

I am trying to establish a relationship (grandmother/granddaughter) between Mrs. Hannah Smith and Sophia Smith buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hannah was buried Lot 403 Snowberry Path and Sophia, is noted, "possibly" Snowberry Path, Lot 403. Mrs, Hannah died 1843 and Sophia 1851. Your assistance is Appreciated.

Barbara Andrews
Added by barbara on Jul 20, 2015 10:29 AM
Katherine Murphy

Thank you so much for your help.
Added by Rodenhiser on Jul 19, 2015 9:25 PM
RE: alphonse caron
My Hubert went to templeton from Canada married in sutton then moved brookfield. That is a different Hubertin oxford. Not the same one my hubert in brookfield in 1900 he died between 1910 and 1920. Have not found his death record yet. But from family stories he stYed in brookfield
Added by debby on Jul 17, 2015 7:26 PM
Mary Hogan Moore
Roy Allen Upham
Thank you so much for the photo of Roy Allen Upham's and his wife's headstone. This is a new found family line I am researching and greatly appreciate your help! Mary
Added by Mary Hogan Moore on Jul 15, 2015 10:37 AM
RE: Frances Mccue Cross 146484149
Thanks for fixing Margaret to Mary. I linked Frances to Mary just now.

We can see what happens with the transfers at a later date. I have no problem processing any edits that are sent my way. But if you ever feel like you want to go all out and add lots of bio info to memorials I created then a transfer would be best. Just let me know if you ever get to that point.

I just notice that you take the time to create worthwhile memorials with more than just dates and places and I appreciate that whether it be occupations, military history, family notes etc. -plus plot info./GPS.

Take care and keep up the great work!


Added by Ryan-O on Jul 14, 2015 10:33 PM
Paul Deschenes
Alfred Deschenes
Hi, Bill- Thank you for the corrections you've already made to the Alfred Deschenes memorial, and I apologize for sending further corrections for both Alfred and Thomas Deschenes memorials but we were away and didn't have access to all my materials. I'm also a middle school teacher (Social Studies) and making most of summer! Al and his son Tom are cousins and I'm glad to see that you have set up nice memorials for them. Paul
Added by Paul Deschenes on Jul 14, 2015 7:24 PM
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