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Nancy D (#46812519)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy research since 2003. My profile picture is my grandfather Charles Rieve and his father Charles Rieve. I enjoy going through old cemeteries and newer ones. I have been mainly researching Bennington County, Vermont but do research other areas also. I have some kind of relation to many memorials that I have submitted.
If you want a memorial transferred to you please use FAG guidelines and the edit link on the far top right of the memorial, that is the only way I will do transfers, direct emails and messages will not be done. INCLUDE YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND YOUR MEMBER NUMBER. Just saying family is not sufficient - many of the memorials I have done are in my "family" also, I need a specific relationship or the transfer will not be done. If you have corrections please use the edit link on the far right of the memorial, with the new edit system, you can't tell me the source of your information. I will be verifying the information you send - I do not use ages on headstones to calculate birth dates, they can and have been incorrect on many occasions. If I can't find a valid record to verify your birthdate edits they will not be done. I verify all corrections before doing them. If you use my pictures on your family tree on Ancestry.oom or another service please state where you got the picture.
I am extensively researching the Hitchcock and Rudd families from Connecticut, Massachusetts & Vermont.

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Re: Dorothy C. Howe, # 37647600
Hi Nancy,

Do you know the full date (MMDDYY) of Dorothy C. Howe's passing, or if an obituary exists for her somewhere? Miss Howe was a very popular and long-time teacher at Mechanicville High School and I like to see her memory eulogized to some degree in her Find A Grave memorial, if possible.
Any help appreciated!


Added by luddy on Dec 17, 2014 3:21 PM
Frederick Printiss
grave: Albert Edward Printiss
Albert Edward Printiss was my father.
Much more can be found by visiting my family tree on Ancestors .com Fred Printiss, Gulf Breeze Florida
Added by Frederick Printiss on Dec 09, 2014 12:19 PM
Lynn J. Gauthier
William Berard
Hi Nancy,

Added the links to his "bio" and they work :)
Thanks for information and your help with his memorial page .

Enjoy your weekend

Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Dec 05, 2014 6:21 PM
Zuzu*s Petals
James Dooley
Nancy -

You don't have to delete your memorial to James Dooley. It is actually considered a cenotaph. I researched Find A Grave and found the following:

What is a cenotaph? How do I have a memorial designated as a cenotaph?

A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere. It can also be the initial marker for a person who has since been interred elsewhere.

To add a cenotaph, create a memorial just like any other. Then email with a link to the memorial and a message to mark it as a cenotaph.

That way we both can memorialize Lt Cdr James Dooley.

Cheers - Kathie
Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Nov 28, 2014 10:09 AM
Guetti, Athol, MA
I just uploaded Louis Guetti to the Gethsemane Cemetery records for Athol, MA. He appears to be a brother to Anthony who you placed on Find A Grave. His death record is on
Added by Sue on Nov 27, 2014 5:55 PM
Maple Grove New Cemetery, Hoosick Falls
Nancy D, I've transferred William & Agnes Hanselman to you, so you can put Agnes' husbands in correct order. Good work finding the obit for Frank Edward Foster! :-) Alice
Added by Alice on Nov 27, 2014 5:57 AM
Zuzu*s Petals
James Dooley
Nancy I had surgery a couple of months ago and am not recovering as my Drs thought I should. I have to have a endoscope and MRI to find out why I am still in pain. When I am feeling a little better I will see what I can do about James Dooley.

Cheers -Kathie
Added by Zuzu*s Petals on Nov 25, 2014 7:43 PM
RE: Diana Matteson Bacon
No problem. They are distant cousins of mine that I have been in touch with, so maybe that helped get them to make the correction.
Added by Marsha on Nov 24, 2014 8:40 PM
Terri Rickert
Peggy Nichols
Hi Nancy I found this Obit for Peggy Nichols. I also found some photos for you.


NICHOLS--Marguerite "Peggy" Prince Sykes, M.D., Passed away on May 30th at her home in Manhattan in her 98th year. She was also a seasonal resident of Manchester, VT for 60 years. Peggy is survived by her stepsons Charles W. 3rd of Westport, MA and David H. of Dorset, VT and their spouses Helga and Christina, eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Her husband Charles W. Jr. and stepdaughter Joan Nichols Rizzo predeceased her. Dr. Nichols graduated from New York University College of Medicine as a member of the class of 1948, only the second class to admit women. Following her internship at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, she went on to enjoy a forty-year long career in chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering and James Ewing Hospitals. Dr. Nichols was also a Damon Runyon Fellow and an Assistant Professor at New York Hospital School of Medicine. During her long career she authored, co-authored, and presented around the globe many papers on her specialty of oncology -- specifically her research into effects of radiation on normal cells. She also led or contributed to seminal studies into leukemia, ovarian cancer, and endometriosis. Active for many years in several New York charities, Peggy was a founding member of the Women's Committee of the New York Zoological Society and served on its board for many years. She also served as a board member of the Nichols Foundation. An avid golfer, Peggy was Junior Ladies Champion in Long Island. Throughout her golfing career, she scored five holes in one. She was elected a Member of Distinction by the Colony Club in New York and also belonged to The Society of Mayflower Descendants, the River Club of New York and the Ekwanok Club of Manchester, VT. A memorial will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, as a great "Yorkie" lover it would have pleased her if her friends donated to the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
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Added by Terri Rickert on Nov 23, 2014 2:45 AM
Terri Rickert
Garver Graver
Hello Nancy

I need to ask you another question. Do you know who is "Garver Graver"? He/she created Walter Percy Chrysler Jr and he/she doesn't have a profile and their Account is disabled so I have no way to contact them.

I would like to add a bio about Walter Percy Chrysler Jr but some people may see it as sensitive or inappropriate even though it the truth about his life............... Any suggestions???
Bio below.

Thank you Nancy. Terri

Walter P. Chrysler Jr.

Automotive industry heir Walter P. Chrysler Jr. (1909-1988) was the son of a man who had amassed a great fortune in founding the Chrysler Corporation. Walter Jr., knowing that he would inherit vast sums of money, could thus indulge his passion for collecting art, an obsession that resulted in transforming a minor provincial museum in Norfolk, Va., into one of the nation’s best, the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Walter Jr., who was a theatrical producer*, hung out in locations that had strong ties to the homosexual community. Although throughout his life he was a gay man trying to appear to live a life as a straight man, he had a home in Key West and displayed his growing art collection in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in a 19th-century church building he bought from the Methodists. The museum was nicknamed by locals as “The First Church of Chrysler” or “St. Walter’s”. The structure today serves as the Provincetown library.

*Among many others, he produced New Faces of 1952, which launched the careers of Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde and Carol Lawrence. Chrysler also produced the film "The Joe Louis Story."

In 1956, Chrysler retired from business to devote his full-time attention to the arts. Soon thereafter an article appeared in Confidential magazine that exposed his homosexual activity, and there had been persistent reports that he had been discharged from the Navy because “he was found to be homosexual.” It was extraordinary for a healthy man to be discharged from the military during wartime.* Again, according to Earle, “That Chrysler led something of a double life was widely acknowledged. The fact that he was gay was noted by many of those who knew him professionally and personally. As Chrysler biographer Vincent Cursio mentioned, ‘ 1938 there was enormous social pressure on gay men to marry and give the appearance of living a normal life.’ ” Walter Jr. married twice, but there were no children.

*Peggy Earle, “Legacy, Walter Chrysler Jr. and the Untold Story of Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art.”

While a 14-year-old boy attending prep school, Walter Jr. purchased his first painting, a watercolor nude, with $350 in birthday money from his father. A dorm master considered the piece lewd and destroyed it – a Renoir! Undeterred, he continued to collect art, but there were scandals along the way. Many of the artworks he purchased and displayed were called out as fakes. For that reason, Newport, RI, refused to accept the gift of his collection, which had outgrown its home in Provincetown. In spite of such notoriety, Walter Jr. had impressive credentials – he had been a key figure in the creation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. However, much of his personal collection had to be stored in warehouses and lent out to museums across the country.
Walter Jr.’s second wife was from Norfolk, and he had himself been a Navy man, so he ultimately found success in 1971 when he presented Norfolk, Va., with his impressive collection of 10,000 art objects, to be housed in the Norfolk Academy of Arts and Sciences, which had been built in 1932. The academy was immediately renamed the Chrysler Museum of Art (currently closed for expansion and renovations; slated for a grand reopening on May 10, 2014). As New York Times art critic John Russell said, "It would be difficult to spend time in the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, and not come away convinced that the most underrated American art collector of the past 50 years and more was the late Walter P. Chrysler, Jr." Chrysler's collection is especially strong in art glass and incorporates a large body of Tiffany lamps. Louis Comfort Tiffany had been his neighbor when Walter Jr. was growing up on Long Island.
Added by Terri Rickert on Nov 23, 2014 1:33 AM
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