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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 80% 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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Ed Hanson
Jack, As you have a more immediate interest in the Parkers in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland, I've just transferred all my records to your management. Thanks for the help!
Added by Ed Hanson on May 02, 2016 11:43 PM
Lawrence H. Grunert
Samuel Parker
Jack, Thanks for the info,its greatly appricated. Wish you well for all the early Parkers whom have helped shape this great country of ours. Would love to see a photo of the plaque. Thanks for the tremendious undertaking.....Peace distant cousin...Lawrence
Added by Lawrence H. Grunert on May 02, 2016 8:28 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Vera Jones Bright headstone
I am so impressed that you found a grave stone for Vera Jones Bright in the Campo Cestio Cemetery in Rome! Thanks so much also for the additional details on its location. Fine job!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Apr 29, 2016 10:47 AM
Ed Hanson
Abigail Atwood
Thanks for pointing to this. I've done a bit of checking and definitely tied Abigail to George Atwood and put in that link
Added by Ed Hanson on Apr 28, 2016 1:33 AM
Dominique Potier
Dayton A Allen
Thanks Jack
Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 25, 2016 3:14 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: Dayton Allen
Usual mistake between Airborne and Air force ... both In the air but a different way to get back home ....

Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 21, 2016 6:00 AM
RE: Jessica Ouellette's Memorial
Thank you for getting a picture Jessica's stone.
Added by James on Apr 17, 2016 9:24 PM
Irving Parker at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! I need the burial Section and Lot Numbers in order to take a photograph for you. This cemetery's staff does not help photo volunteers, and the burial location is not available anywhere else.

Phone: 708-366-1900

Last year I fulfilled over 450 photo requests at this cemetery after the burial location was provided.

Thank you!

Added by Ace on Apr 15, 2016 2:43 PM
DeMerritt Pics
Thank you so much for adding the photos to their memorials!!
Added by Merf on Apr 14, 2016 3:21 PM
Kimberly Fanning
re: Parker family in Groveland
No need to contact me after all. Based on the info I found here that you cataloged on Mariah Elizabeth Parker et al, the attorney doing the title search was able to find her death cert and probate .. and bring the issue to a close.

So - a big THANK YOU for the info and gravestone photo you posted!
Added by Kimberly Fanning on Apr 14, 2016 10:10 AM
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