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Star Rhodes (#46878998)
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Bio Photo Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries. There was one right down the street from our school, we used to walk through it often, It was so peaceful and the monuments were so beautiful. My father Calvin Russell Swallow is buried there now. My sister Mel and I have gone back to Massachusetts and other New England States and explored the cemeteries looking for ancestors. Genealogy and searching cemeteries for family has been a treasured time with my sister. What a gift it is to have a sister to share your interests with.

I am hoping to make connections with distant cousins and share pictures and stories. I have posted many branches to our tree to do this.

I AM VERY LIBERAL WITH TRANSFERING MEMORIALS. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR EVERYONE (COPY THEM AT YOUR PLEASURE) AND I FEEL NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP OVER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY. I LOVE DOCUMENTING GRAVES. I AM SOMEWHAT OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SHARE THAT SENSE OF GIVING. WE GET NO POINTS IN HEAVEN BY HOW MANY MEMORIALS WE CONTRIBUTED TO FINDAGRAVE. THERE ARE MANY FINE CONTRIBUTORS TO FIND A GRAVE AND A FEW THAT NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES. Remember...."God Loves a Cheerful Giver"!!

A POEM FROM ALL OF US AVID GENEALOGIST'S!!

DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled out on polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is to late to mourn. You did not know that I exist; you died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse not entirely on our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. - Walter Butler Palmer 1906

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Ed Poulin
Joan O'Day [21260434]
Hi Star,

I am writing about Joan Laird O'Day [21260434] whom you called your aunt in the notes section of her memorial. Another researcher and I have have been looking into the Wilkie family and Joan's father was Jefferson Hiram Wilkie Laird (1902- ), son of Jefferson Hiram Laird [24989259] and Mabel Ellen Wilkie [52540190]. We are not certain the latter two ever married because the elder Jefferson died before the younger was born and the younger was officially born with the last name Wilkie. Anyway, we were wondering if you knew anything about the family, specifically what happened to Joan's father and grandmother? I have already found her mother Ida's memorial [67225900]. FYI, Mabel was my wife's great-great-aunt and we've only recently been able to figure out her story. I'd appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,

Ed
Added by Ed Poulin on Oct 20, 2014 8:32 PM
Shannon D.
Poem
I love this poem on your page! It is exactly how I feel. Thank you for sharing.

Shannon
Added by Shannon D. on Oct 13, 2014 11:28 PM
Anthony Clark
The Clarks of Hubbardston
Hi Star,

I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work on the Clarks in Hubbardston, you have made my task so much easier.

By now you are probably wondering who this person is that is sending all the adjustments to the Clark memorials in Hubbardston. I am a direct descendant of Capt. John Clark of Hubbardston and his wife, Elizabeth Norcross through his son, Ezra Clark and his son, John Stedman Clark. Capt. John Clark was a descendant of Hugh Clark of Watertown, MA. I have been studying the descendants of Hugh Clark for the past 16 years and know as much about them as perhaps anyone. I hope to publish at some point but have much work left to do.

Please bear with me as I continue to submit adjustments to the Clark memorials.

Anthony S. Clark


Added by Anthony Clark on Oct 09, 2014 10:07 PM
Debbie C. Riley
Conner family
Hi Star,
Thanks for all the work you and Melody have done.
I am Richard Conner's daughter and Wesley and Eleanor's granddaughter.
Debbie Conner Riley
Added by Debbie C. Riley on Oct 07, 2014 8:24 PM
Kathy Peterson
William m Whiteley Md.
Hello Star,

Thank you for your commitment to Find a Grave! It is an invaluable tool for those of us searching our ancestors and keeping the memories of those who have gone before us alive.
I am doing research on the Whiteley side of the family and I was wondering where you got your research information on William Whiteley. From what we have uncovered his mother was Mary Roberts Whiteley 1807-1863 and Joshua Whiteley 1805-1887. I would be very interested in your sources for his parents names. It would be very helpful in our search. As far as we know he was born in Kenosha Wisconsin. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Many thanks ,
Kathy P.
Added by Kathy Peterson on Sep 10, 2014 7:26 AM
bluesma36
Immigrant Thomas Flagg / Flegg
I have just discovered that there are 2 submissions to findagrave.com. Yours at 57960009 and that of Ed Poulin at 50872850 which shows the updated Date of Baptism of 5/6/1621. And also shows more recent discoveries about our immigrant ancestor. Both contain valuable information and I would suggest merging the two.
Added by bluesma36 on Sep 08, 2014 3:10 PM
Carol Walters
Death place of Rachel Partridge Clark
The memorial for Rachel Partridge Clark says she died in Medfield, MA. That is where she was born, but her death record of is on p 298 of the Medway, MA Vital Records. ("CLARK. Rachel, w. Theophilus, Dec. 1, 1717.")

Thanks for your good work. I found several things here I have been looking for.

Carol Walters
Added by Carol Walters on Sep 03, 2014 10:19 PM
Carol Walters
Death place of Rachel Partridge Clark
The memorial for Rachel Partridge Clark says she died in Medfield, MA. That is where she was born, but her death record of is on p 298 of the Medway, MA Vital Records. ("CLARK. Rachel, w. Theophilus, Dec. 1, 1717.")

Thanks for your good work. I found several things here I have been looking for.

Carol Walters
Added by Carol Walters on Sep 03, 2014 10:19 PM
Susan Nelson
Mary Hayward Whitcomb, Memorial #18303268
What wonderful work you are doing here at findagrave.com! I was noticing that you are caring for the memorial of Mary Hayward Whitcomb, who was first married to Jonathan Fairbanks (1666-1697). I was pleased to see that Mary and Jonathan are linked in your memorial for Mary. As you likely already know, Mary and Jonathan had three children before Jonathan and one of their daughters, Grace, were tragically killed during a bloody Indian attack on Lancaster, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Your memorial for Mary links two of Mary and Jonathan's three children with Mary, but Hannah is not yet linked to Mary's memorial. I am interested because Mary is my 7th great grandmother, I have an extensive tree at ancestry.com, and Hannah is the daughter of Mary by Jonathan. (I am descended from Mary's second marriage, which was to David Whitcomb.) Would you be kind enough to link Mary to her daughter, Hannah (#62384343), so that the family can be together at findagrave.com? I hate to see Hannah's memorial separated from her family and have also asked the caretaker of Jonathan's memorial to link Hannah to her father. Again, many thanks for all that you are doing for everyone touched by your memorials. All my best to you, Susan
Added by Susan Nelson on Aug 01, 2014 9:22 AM
Pam Shocklee
I would like to say hello
Hello star,

Ummm thank you for the lovely words n memorials
on both my grandfather Edward dale Shocklee an my Father Philip Wayne Shocklee, I am Pamela Renee Shocklee the older sister of Lil Phil Dale Shocklee. If you you knew my family were you my Fathers old friend. I would like to get In Touch with you . My father did have a few things he had wished to tell you. Email me plz.

Thank you again for your time.
Added by Pam Shocklee on Jul 31, 2014 12:46 PM
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