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Daystcat (#47457318)
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Bio Photo I'm gradually entering the records for Ascutney Cemetery. The records list name, age and date of death, lot number, and some include birthplace. I'm drawing other information from Vermont Vital Records maintained by the Windsor Town Clerk and adding photographs as quickly as I can take them. If you find an error or would like to make additions to any memorials I've created please let me know via the Edit tab where you can: "Suggest a correction or an addition:
Birth/death date, birth/death place,
Relationship (parent and spouse links),
Plot or GPS,
Marker transcription, or
Suggest any other correction or addition."

I follow the rules established by Find A Grave because I firmly believe it's important to respect the work of each "Graver", just as we pay our respects to those who have gone before.

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." -Richard Bach

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Beverly Kane
Obits for Rhonebeck Cemetery
Thanks for all the obits you've been sending from the Rhinebeck Gazette!

I am especially thankful for you sending the obit for Mary Miller. I did a lot of research on her in 2012 for the 150th anniversary of the Starr Library. I added quite a bit to her memorial but failed to ad the obit!

Keep up the great work!

Added by Beverly Kane on Aug 30, 2015 8:48 AM
Etta Schryver
thanks so much for the obit info -
Added by Donna on Aug 20, 2015 4:15 AM
Rachel Bell
Prisoner Graves
Do you have any idea if there is an area where the Windsor State Prison has burials?

I read in a 1905 newspaper that atleast 25 prisoners, who were not claimed by family, had been buried at Ascutney Cemetery. It mentioned caskets but no idea if there would be stones for them or how to find out.

Thanks you. Rachel
Added by Rachel Bell on Aug 18, 2015 5:00 AM
Roxy Triebel
Edith Barringer Leonard (50664596)
Thanks very much for your information. Edith was the youngest sister of my grandmother's mother and we don't know very much about her.

Added by Roxy Triebel on Aug 16, 2015 2:45 PM
RE: Ruth Flanders Potwin
Hi Cathy,

Thank you so much for the information on Ruth Flanders Potwin. It has her middle initial as N on the headstone so I'm wondering it that is mistaken. I'm out of town in North Carolina this weekend but once I get back to my computer where I am more used to doing things, I will update those records. I have a heck of a time trying to use my cell phone or 7" tablet to do any real editing. Plus I have more and better programs on my computer to do such edits.

Please stay in touch and maybe you can help teach me more about how to use the system so I can feel more comfortable about adding and editing data. Plus maybe share some of our crazy ideas we have as Gravers as it sounds like we do like what we do.

Warm Regards,
Added by George on Aug 15, 2015 3:08 PM
RE: Heath, Nardone
Hi Cathy,

Yes, the solar lights are great and they have lasted over 4 years with only one lens being cracked and one light not working. I plan to return to Vermont in October for my annual cider run and of course visit the cemeteries. The quarter thing is really neat and makes sense to me more than you may expect :-)

A friend mentioned a website that I may checkout on some other ideas for the future. I haven't decided exactly how or what yet, but I am thinking on it. Who knows maybe if I go I'll have it set and ordered to put these on each of the graves I visit yearly as a thought that comes to my mind right at the second.

Yes, last July was a total surprise of course and it was the first time I've been home in July so why I switched dates this year. I also really sat and thought about when I was going to see if I really had any special reason pushing me to go at that time. This time it was fine, but I will always be wondering when I go back and watching how I feel when I decide. It is kind of scary in some ways.

Thank-you for the friendship and I am hoping I can learn better how to use and support this site as it has made brought some of my family history closer to me. I'm not very good at genealogy and am amazed how some find so much information about their families. But I'll keep on plugging away and as things come together more and more I be happy with all I find. This winter I hope to review the many many videos I've taken in my life of so many things. Then edit the best of all into a little history video that I can watch when I can n o longer remember who and why things are and why I did them ;-)

Warm Regards,
Added by George on Aug 15, 2015 2:48 PM
Thank you for the obituary for Albert Wager. :)
Added by Lainey on Aug 13, 2015 10:13 AM
Jim Ottmer
Gertrude Reynolds
I made a mistake by confusing her with a relative so please do not accept the proposed change. Thank you.
Added by Jim Ottmer on Jul 29, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: Heath, Nardone
Hi Dear Cathy,

Sorry for the delay getting back to you, I was travelling from Vermont via Manchester Airport today and saw some emails that said I could not reply to them. Also I was on my phone and not sure if I could of replied. I don't see your other emails here asking if I am new at this. You are correct I am new at putting records in and you may have seen a did a big batch of them in the last few days. As I visited and cleaned and put flowers and solar lights on the 8 cemeteries I visit for my ancestors I added in chucks once I had pictures of headstones. I also went back to 2 cemeteries in Lebanon and Hanover NH to take actual pictures of the cemetery signs since they were none for them in Find-A-Grave.

I apologize and did a search for my mom Louella Heath Potwin Nardone (Gregg) and didn't see a listing. When I read your entry I saw you had Louella spelled wrong and the middle name was different. I thought I searched George but may have assumed since my mom wasn't present then no one would of put him in, or I searched it and when I saw a January birth I didn't think it was him. So I do apologize for missing those your created. Actually I was up until 1am yesterday morning putting in all I could and tying all parents and such I knew back to their kids and siblings. I was up for a week and went out almost every day to work the cemeteries since I am the only one that really does that in any of the families I have put in.

I thank you for pointing it out and contacting me. I really missed the records you had created. If you know how to delete the records and wouldn't mind I would be happy to list you in creating the records and allowing me to take them over.

The photos would be great and I wonder can you submit them to the entries I made so you will have credit for them as well. I don't know how you'd transfer the pictures to me as the other emails I got said no-reply emails from Find-A-Grave. please help, I've been on a couple years but only did a couple things with the bulk of it being the last few days.

Part of the drive on all this was last year in July I visited my sister and brother-in-law for her Birthday. I had flowers sent to my sister's house and they arrived on Sunday 13 July, her Birthday. However Sunday morning before the flowers came when I saw my brother-in-law he was emotional and crying. Come to find out he got a call around 1am that morning and their youngest son Bobby passed away. My sister was devastated and when she came out of the bedroom later a UPS truck showed up and I said Oh No. I felt so bad that the flowers I sent for her Birthday came just as she was coming out from crying. So this year I vowed to myself to do all the cemeteries and put things up. They know I am the only one left in any of the families I go to still go to their ancestors graves. Something I always did as a young boy with my mom, and I got many weird stories over the years of how I have found other family members.

Sorry for the long story, but this year I wanted my sister and brother-in-law that I will always do the same as long as I can. The are both in their 80s since my sister just had her 80th Birthday 13 July. I didn't dare come up for this Birthday for fear of what happened last year. And it worked out great as I went with my sister to Bobby's grave, you see he is buried where they will be.

Any pointers I would appreciate, some times I fell like I'm the only left that cares about their ancestors. Thank you again Cathy and please let me know how you would like to go forward. I'm hoping we have a new friendship started.

On the lighter side in case you got a laugh about the solar lights, I get plenty of ribbing from my sister and brother-in-law about why our ancestors might need a light at their graves. I said I don't know sort of like if a tree falls in the woods is there a sound. I've never visited the cemeteries at night so I won't guarantee they lights come on. I do test them each year to make sure they do work in daylight. But next time up I will be visiting all the graves at dusk to night to see how the lights look at night. I'm not sure if they will be bright enough to take a picture of them though ;-) One year I brought a portable DVD player and my sister and I sat with it on George & my mom's headstone watching The Long Long Trailer, the whole movie and my dad's grave is just behind my mom's so he got to see as well ;-) My mom told me my dad would only go to se a movie once, except for The long Long Trailer, and he always laughed every time he saw it. I have it on VHS tapes, and a DVD and an extra backup. I even have it digitally somewhere in all the files ;-)

With that I will thank you again and hope a friendship has started. I will warn you some really odd things happen to me as I am the baby of Potwins, Heaths and Greggs.

Added by George on Jul 28, 2015 11:35 PM
Charles Sanders, Ascutneyville Cemetery
Hi Cathy - thanks for letting me know I'd created 2 memorials for Charles Sanders in Ascutneyville Cemetery. The 2nd one has been deleted. -Deb
Added by DebL on Jul 10, 2015 8:28 AM
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