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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo *** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***

Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.

Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.

I pay a lot of attention to the sun and try to avoid reflecting myself in any photo. That means that at times I take photos at odd angles. I will visit any given headstone a number of times trying to get the right light on it. Sometimes that doesn't work out and I file a crappy photo - when you see such a photo, please tell me to go take a better one.

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.

I am in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.


I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.

I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)

Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
GR11 Walnut Grove - All sections photographed, stone by stone. Many thanks to Mom for managing all of the memorials.
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Finally found it! Photographed.
.(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
Porter/Bradstreet Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm) This is a 17th century cemetery which is not mentioned in MVR. All of the markers are field stone markers without inscriptions. According to the town archivist the only known internment is Ann[a] Porter.

In Progress
Riverview in Groveland (I have some relatives there) about 95% done.
St. Marys in Salem. A group of us are tackling that one.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
??? Annunciation - Large

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (not on FaG) (behind the high school I suppose accessible from the Rail Trail, only has one headstone which I gather has since vanished)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
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David Shipley
RE: Back in Commission
Hi Jack,

Was it the Parker reunion you all had in Groton in May? Fascinating if so!

Your edits were reasonable...certainly not a flood! I updated the following profiles (search my records) with the info you provided: Louisa Gage, Eunice Sheple, Sarah Wyman, Betsey Wyman.

Grateful for your contributions!

Added by David Shipley on Jun 22, 2016 11:34 AM
David Shipley
Back in Commission
Hi Jack,

This is to acknowledge all of your edit suggestions and I'm now trying to get to them. I've been out of commission since February for time and was waiting for a response from Find A Grave staff about technical difficulties I was having and couldn't update anything. Finally resolved!

Thanks for all of your help.
Added by David Shipley on Jun 22, 2016 11:02 AM
photo request
I wish you had left the photo request for Rachel Hardy and did not have it removed. I tried to let the memorial manager know there was no record of her being buried there but she was having none of it. I put in the request to show she wasn't there and also so others would not request it again.

If you could send the same message to her that the cemetery office said of her not being there and the inscription book not recording her either hopefully we can get her removed from the cemetery. Denise.
Added by Denise on Jun 18, 2016 4:21 PM
RE: Shirley Parnell
Thanks Jack, whenever you have time would be great, no rush. Do you have the plot details that I could add to the memorials? I am helping a friend research this line so the photos have helped piece together a few details. I add a few more photo requests for those I know are in the plot. The Fire Chief is most likely Mary's son Ernest who died in 1964. Thanks again!
Added by PupDawg on Jun 18, 2016 11:30 AM
RE: Shirley Parnell
Hi Jack,

Thanks so much for the photos! It is interesting, she is buried with her Mother, Aunt and sister, the Mattioli on the main stone is her Mother's maiden name. Thanks again for taking the time to find them!
Added by PupDawg on Jun 18, 2016 12:07 AM
RE: Leo and Ethel (Parker) Ryan
I meant to ask you if you're related to Ethel Parker. Her family lived in South Groveland for years.
Added by James on Jun 17, 2016 9:40 PM
RE: Leo Ryan and John Lewis
First of all thank you so much for trying to find their graves. On Leo's death certificate Riverview Cemetery is listed as his place of burial. Actually it's my understanding that he bought the plots for my grandfather (Walter Ryan), grand uncle (Paul Winn Ryan). Leo's brother Frank and his estranged wife Fannie Austin Ryan are buried in separate plots near my grandfather's. There was no money for a stone when they died. On/off for years my family has been wanting to buy them one. By the way Leo was married to Ethel Parker. Elizabeth Austin Lewis is buried in the cemetery. Actually John Lewis might not be buried there. Him and Betty divorced years before she died. Betty's son Dana Lewis is buried in River cemetery. I remember my grandmother telling me that she went to his graveside service there. I was just thinking that it is possible that Leo and Ethel Ryan are buried in a plot without a stone. Especially where there's a record of them having been buried in the cemetery. Once again thank you for looking for their graves.
Added by James on Jun 17, 2016 9:35 PM
RE: Hastings in Haverhill

:) :) :) :) :)
Added by idahonetto on Jun 17, 2016 7:48 PM
Hastings in Haverhill
Thank you for your message regarding Edna, John, and Robert Hastings not being buried at Riverview Cemetery, Groveland, Essex County, MA.

I checked Pentucket and there are no Hastings there.

All the best, Linda
Added by idahonetto on Jun 17, 2016 6:53 PM
L. Moore
Rodney Brown
Thank you so much for the photo on Rodney Brown's site. The class of "64" Dansville, New York thank you as well.
Added by L. Moore on Jun 07, 2016 6:46 AM
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