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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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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Candace Manfredi
RE: Drew - Riverview Groveland


Thanks for showing me what to do to delete a photo request. I deleted Frank & Eunice Drew.
Added by Candace Manfredi on May 26, 2016 9:03 AM
Candace Manfredi
RE: Drew - Riverview Groveland

Frank & Eunice Drew do not have tombstones but their son Vernon does. Frank & Eunice are buried near their son though. Someone told me that not too long ago. Do you know how I can take my request for a photo off Frank & Eunice's memorial site? I didn't realize it was still there. Thank you for letting me know.

Added by Candace Manfredi on May 24, 2016 2:38 PM
D. Montgomery
Hello Jack...Regarding Abigail Lakin Parker...thank you would definitely like to find other one can just disappear so we shall eventually get an answer...just needs more research.
Thanks for your help.
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on May 24, 2016 7:55 AM
D. Montgomery
RE: Parkers -. PLAQUE
Hello..thanks so much for your recent news any plaque dedication.I recall you mention a plaque was being planned.Do you have a news release or program or photos of this event? I am really interested in knowing more any this.Also would like to know more any Parker Family group ? Website?
appreciate so much your news
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on May 24, 2016 6:02 AM
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
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
Riverview in Groveland
Hi Jack,

Doing some research on the surname Brandolini, and was told by a family member that there is a large family plot in a "Groveland" cemetery. I do see one of the daughters has a memorial in Riverview, and based on death dates it seems this is the most likely burial place. I see you have a note that you have the cemetery 80% photographed and wonder if you know if you have that surname photographed? I will contact the cemetery as well but thought I would check with you. Many thanks in advance for any information you may have.

Added by PupDawg on Apr 08, 2016 2:02 PM
RE: Ancient Burying Ground - Bradford
Hi Jack,

You can find it here, be sure to scroll down the page or you'll miss it:

I also have a bunch of pictures I took of that cemetery but I didn't find anything different that that list :( Sorry.
Added by Amz on Feb 15, 2016 7:40 PM
D. Montgomery
RE: Capt James Parker
Thank you for your recent edit concerning this memorial. I was not aware that there were 2 memorials for this person. I understand you are removing yours (2013) and the 2011 dated one will remain?
I do not understand your comments about "notes" can you please be more specific.
Also thank you for info about the wonderful looking plaque honoring the Groton Parkers. Of course I would like to hear about the spring dedication date and will try to be there. (I am a bit of distance away so need advance notice) If there is a Parker Family Society or such I imagine you may have some info on that as well.?
You certainly have made a major contribution to the preservation of history of these early cemeteries and their early inhabitants.
Hope to meet you in person some day..
Best Regards,
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Feb 15, 2016 5:38 PM
RE: Geroge __tty
You should change the memorial to Unknown and put it in a Virtual Cemetery so you can keep track of it. There is a team of people monitoring this type of memorials, and if you don't change it you'll probably be contacted over & over again :-)
Added by Chris on Jan 23, 2016 5:18 PM
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