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Robert Davis Purple Sr. (#47300652)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 23 days
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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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Cynthia Pena
RE: Abner and Phebe Wakeley photos
You are welcome. I am also doing my family and I know how wonderful it is to find them!
Added by Cynthia Pena on Apr 16, 2016 6:35 AM
Alison H
RE: Abbie (Stanwood) Lane
Thank you, Bob.

Abbie is my great-grandmother's sister. I would appreciate it if you could transfer Abbie and Osborne to me, #47405223.

Many thanks for adding their memorials to F-A-G. I too enjoy adding memorials whether they are my family or not. Eventually, someone like yourself helps me find a relative that I was looking for.

Added by Alison H on Apr 04, 2016 2:48 PM
Paula G Fowler
norris Bailey Pevear
I just put some picture on that site hope its ok
Added by Paula G Fowler on Apr 03, 2016 9:18 PM
RE Transfer of Memorials
Thank you for transferring the Blanchard and Nason memorials to me.
Added by James on Mar 16, 2016 7:23 AM
RE: William and Hannah Luce photos
You are welcome. It was nice to get Hannah standing up next to William. I stood it up on Monday knowing it was going to rain Wednesday and hopefully clean it up. Went back Friday and got a decent picture. Hopefully after some more rain it will shine bright like Williams!

Added by Jeff247 on Mar 13, 2016 3:33 PM
Nancy R.
RE: Paul Vincent Purple photo
I was happy to do it Bob! (especially since I go by there at least once a week). It's a huge cemetery so I would not have attempted it if you hadn't provided the section number for Paul. ~Nancy
Added by Nancy R. on Mar 07, 2016 8:11 AM
Nancy R.
RE: Charles Purple - new photo
It's amazing how different the same stone can look under different lighting conditions. Glad I was able to help you out. Nancy
Added by Nancy R. on Mar 04, 2016 8:46 AM
Helen Wallace Crocker
Glad to see you finally decided that she was a Wallace and not an Ogden. A reply to my email would have been nice, though.
Added by Elkv42 on Oct 28, 2015 6:19 AM
Polly Ogden Crocker
Here is what I found: Polly and Luther were in the 1850 census record in Chenango with their three children, Alma, Henrietta and David. Next door was the widow Helen Ogden with her children David H. and Mary.

Then in the 1855 NYS census the families were combined. All the dates and names of the children fit. Also, Mary Ellen, sister of David H. was married in the residence of Luther Crocker.

I'm *guessing* that Helen may have been Polly's sister and when she died or left or remarried or whatever, Polly and Luther took in the children.

David H. Ogden and Luther Crocker even started a hardware store together, in Binghampton.

Added by Elkv42 on Oct 22, 2015 4:39 PM
Mary Ann and Johanna Witt
Re: Looking for Wakeley
I donít know if you have found this in your research yet, but Sylvia Hasenkopf has done a great deal of cemetery documentation around Greene County. She has created an online record of them at I hope this is of some help in your search.
Added by Mary Ann and Johanna Witt on Oct 14, 2015 7:11 AM
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