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Daystcat (#47457318)
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James Pratt
Elizabeth (Beynon) Phillips Bishop
I would be interested in your source for the biographical information on this memorial (no. 98988833)

Elizabeth was my great-grandmother's sister. I have a version of the story that my grandfather gave, around his 90th birthday in 1994: That his father (James W Pratt), mother (Mary Beynon) and "another man" (Clifford Phillips) all came to America about 1902 bound for St Louis, having something to do with the World's Fair that was to take place in 1904. Phillips died, James and Mary married, and settled in New England. My grandfather (William Clifford Pratt) was born in Plainfield, NH in 1904.

The truth as I have uncovered so far:
Mr & Mrs C.C.Phillips immigrated in 1902 on the SS Ivernia,departing Liverpool on 5 April and arriving at Boston 24 April, together with Mary Beynon, sister of Mrs. Phillips. Final destination was to be Grand Rapids, Michigan. James Pratt sailed from Liverpool on the SS Saxonia on 24 March 1903, arriving Boston on 3 April. Final destination was Windsor, VT, to join "friend CC Phillips" to whom he had sent a draft for $500. James and Mary were wed on 28 October 1903 in St Paul's Church, Windsor, with Mr & Mrs Phillips as the witnesses. I have not yet found the connection between James Pratt and Clifford Phillips, except that Phillips' mother was from near Norwich, as were all the Pratts. After the 1903 marriage record, I find no further record of Clifford Phillips.

The reference to St Louis that you posted on the memorial is sending me back there to look, although your date is too early. I would appreciate any more clues.
Added by James Pratt on Jul 29, 2016 7:10 PM
Wayne Thalasinos
RE: New Information
Thank you for all of your help! I will study the link you sent to me and learn more about memorials.
I just got back from a trip to New Hampshire and located my Grandmothers grave in Cannan as well as my Mothers 2 half brothers graves Lawrence Quimby in Cannan and Alvin Quimby in Claremont. Also visited my Mother's, Father's, 2 brothers Norman and Theodore, Grandfathers Lorenzo Balch, Mothers brother William G. Balch, Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather Britton all in Ascutney.
Thanks again.
Wayne T.
Added by Wayne Thalasinos on Jul 10, 2016 6:19 AM
RStancliffe
Ernest Buealmont #138407176
Wow, beautifully done! Your photo additions to Ernest Buealmont's memorial were wonderful and very much appreciated, thanks.

Richard
Added by RStancliffe on Jul 03, 2016 7:21 PM
Fran Hanchett
Wally Tucker
I can't change the date.
His federal stone, his headstone, and his Memorial Page all reflect the same birth date.
Added by Fran Hanchett on Jul 03, 2016 8:55 AM
Fran Hanchett
Wally Tucker
Hi Cathy,
If you don't mind, I will check with Wally's sister or wife before I change it.
Thanks.
Fran
Added by Fran Hanchett on Jul 02, 2016 3:39 PM
In Search Of
Other Cemetery pic
Removed.
TY
Added by In Search Of on Jul 01, 2016 8:13 PM
In Search Of
William and Adelaide Ralph
They have been moved to Sheddsville Cemetery.
Added by In Search Of on Jul 01, 2016 7:40 PM
Alexis
RE: Thomas Gordon Penniman 163225899
You are AWESOME!
Added by Alexis on Jun 30, 2016 4:35 PM
michael
RE: Lizzie Moran Casavant 98970045
Cathy,

Here is a bit of what I have and this family seems to have some intereting genealogy puzzles.

Edward Moran and wife Ann have 4 kids apparently all born in Ireland. Elizabeth the daughter from 1843 marries the Fr Canadian Augustus Casavant in Claremont NH. The mariage record says HE is from Windsor VT. The mariage is 27 June 1863 and the newly weds then show up in Uxbridge or Milbury MA where they have a daughter, Mary Anne elizabeth Casavant, my gr grandmother. She was born 5 Sept 1864.

Her mother, Eliz Moran Casavant, dies in 8 June 1868 in Milbury MA and seems to have been shipped back to Windsor for burial. The death record for her father Edward also shows 1868! Meantime, the widower Augustus Casavant re marries in 1869. He has the one child and his new wife has one child and they have three more.

So when my great grandmother Mary Anne eliz Casavant is 16, she appears in the 1880 census living back in Windsor with a relative, maybe an aunt. The household is that of Mary, a widow. Mary Anne eliz from MA is working at age 16 in a cotton mill.

By 1888, she is back in MA, Uxbridge, marrying Henry Alphonso Aldrich , my great grandfather.

And did they alllive happily ever after?
Added by michael on Jun 25, 2016 4:53 PM
Matt Garrett
RE: John Leverett 155369384
Cathy- Hi! I found the birth information in the Boston birth index via Ancestry . com. But originally my family has been working on the Leverett family since the 1930's and 1940's. Erwin Otis and Florence Leverett Hiodge wrote "The Genealogy of William Leverett (1773 - 1807) and Descendants" in 1960. Their cousin, Frank Leverett (Find A Grave# 150281014) was a glacial geologist and lecturer at the Universtty of Michigan. He would make trips to Boston and do research at the Boston Library and other places for this genealogy. Marjorie Garrett
Added by Matt Garrett on Jun 23, 2016 4:27 PM
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