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Robert Davis Purple Sr. (#47300652)
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Bio Photo I have lived in Massachusetts for all my life (so far), except for college - in Newton for about 20 years, and Newburyport for just over 40 years.

I am relatively new at taking gravestone pictures but I'm getting the hang of it.

I have a family tree on Ancestry.Com which led me to Find A Grave. It has helped locate relatives and a special moment was Feb 2011 when someone in New York added a memorial for my great great grandfather, Harlow Martin Purple. We didn't even know where he was laid to rest.

That has given me a new outlook on Find A Grave and is why I'm willing to do photo requests and have added many memorials for people I don't even know.
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Don Short
George & Emma Bush
Transfers complete. Regards....Don Short
Added by Don Short on Jul 23, 2015 8:46 PM
Kathy Brown Rose
RE: Charles & Delia Bashaw - St Mary's Cemetery, Brandon VT
Hi Bob - I created this memorial the same day that I created my 2x greatgrandfather's memorial in the same cemetery. I know I created several memorials at the time from the notes and pictures I took that day. However, I later found my camera was on the wrong settings and I was not able to add them to Find A Grave. I am only assuming that is the case with Charles & Delia Bashaw as they are not related to me and I do not seem to have any other notes related to them. I am leaving the memorials as such for now but I am also putting them in my "fix" virtual cemetery to check for stones when I am down there again (little over an hour away, maybe this fall). In the meantime, if you have any documentation or photos, etc to show that they are buried somewhere else, I will gladly change their memorials. Also, is there a chance Brandon could be a cenotaph? Kathy
Added by Kathy Brown Rose on Jul 22, 2015 8:03 PM
Daryl Doty Holloway
RE: John R Boyce obit
Hi Bob, you're welcome. It was in a small box of clippings that a friend loaned to me. These old clippings are gold mines!
Daryl
Added by Daryl Doty Holloway on Jul 03, 2015 3:36 PM
Paula G Fowler
Adrieane Janvrin Mcquillan
added her picture someone just sent me she had a grand son names Charlie Mcguillan lived next door to us very good friend of family
Added by Paula G Fowler on Jun 23, 2015 10:55 AM
janicet
Anne Ordway memorial #6879080
Anne Ordway memorial #6879080
Hello - unfortunately someone asked that 2 Anne Ordway memorials be merged without noting that one memorial had a headstone where she was buried and the other was a cenotaph/memorial stone only. One of the photographers of an old stone has passed and so I don't know where that stone is really located. However, hopefully you can look at the memorial and see if the cemetery where you photographed your stone is the same one. No matter what, I would appreciate your editing your photo at this memorial with the cemetery information where you took the photo so I can sort out this mess. Thank you, as always, for helping to document these burials.
Added by janicet on Jun 22, 2015 5:30 PM
MLPBailey
RE: Edna and Harmon Guysler
Glad to have them! They were my husband's aunt and uncle. I enjoy linking families together, and I thank you for your work in laying the foundation with the grave photos.
Mary Lou Bailey
Added by MLPBailey on Jun 09, 2015 8:09 AM
Madonna Wise
RE: Harold and Ethel Hutchinson
Robert,
I am happy the information was another part of the story. As for me, I am a retired educator who loves to do research. A large portion of my family ancestors are buried in Ball Hill Cemetery. I recently completed another data base in Carroll County and have been slowly working through the Ball Hill database. I use a variety of resources from my genealogical research to find the obituaries. So many of the folks were related or related via inlaws, so the process has answered a variety of questions for me. I do a great deal of writing too so I find interesting stories that give me themes, etc. I did notice the unique story of Harold and Ethel. I found it interesting that Ethel had a professional role in the years of the Great Depression, etc. It is an atypical story for the day for sure. I grew up in that area in a farm family, etc. but I did not personally know that family.
I often research family members, i.e. my great Aunt Molly who had 5 husbands and was significant in prohibition era rum-running, etc. and begin to see the story of a life. Thanks so much for responding. Madonna
Added by Madonna Wise on Jun 08, 2015 2:27 PM
MaryEllen Bashaw
Entry #114349939 Charles Gilbert Bashaw, Jr.
There are some errors on your post. My Grandfather Charles Gilbert Bashaw, Jr. and Ellen Shea Bashaw had 7 children not 5. Mary, Charles, Gertrude, Charlotte, Gilbert, Paul (my father), and Helena.
Added by MaryEllen Bashaw on May 27, 2015 11:33 PM
JandA
Helen Roberts
since you are related to her, I transferred her memorial to you. We only created it because she was absent from the database.
Added by JandA on May 24, 2015 7:07 PM
John Glassford
Jerrold Corbin Chadwick
re: Memorial# 101967650

Hi Bob,

I posted the obituary you sent me but I removed the names of the living survivors.

Have a great summer!

Best,
John G.
Added by John Glassford on May 05, 2015 7:16 PM
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