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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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Pat Van Den Berghe
Osgood in Valley
It is where the Birth and Death of the individual are right at the top of the page, you have her death as 12/15/2015.

If I had the correct date of death I could call Pine Grove and see if she is there. That is what I dislike about those old death records, they would put people in the Valley Receiving Tomb in the winter but never list the actual resting place.

Makes my job tough, some I have to let go as some records were lost in a fire around 1890 or so, but after that it became better and in 1905 the State centralized all the vitals and city's and towns were required to rewrite all, birth, marriage and death records for .05 cents each. Much information was left off due to the volume or duplicates were made with conflicting information.

Thanks for working with me on this
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 29, 2015 4:27 PM
Pat Van Den Berghe
Osgood in Valley
December 2015 isn't hear yet, and I don't understand why you would put her death as that date. I want to know when she died. Records after 1895 are totally accurate, if she died after that she is NOT in the Valley Cemetery. She was probably put in the Valley Tomb to be transferred in the Spring.

Accuracy is important on this site.

Appreciate another look/see

Pat Van Den Berghe, Historian
Valley Cemetery
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 28, 2015 10:24 AM
Pat Van Den Berghe
you have her dying in 2015
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 26, 2015 4:44 PM
Pat Van Den Berghe
Nellie Osgood Valley Cemetery
Did she really die in 2015 or 2014 or 1914?
Added by Pat Van Den Berghe on Jan 25, 2015 4:35 PM
Jackie Minyard
Joel Flagg
Thank you for all of your help with this memorial. I sincerely appreciate your time.
Added by Jackie Minyard on Jan 22, 2015 7:05 AM
Jackie Minyard
Joel Flagg
I finally added the Source information to the memorial. Now picture of the grave is gone?
Added by Jackie Minyard on Jan 21, 2015 7:33 AM
Mrs Demanis H. Harvey
Find a grave #120044142 for Mrs. Demanis H Harvey

You list her mother as Mary Harvey find a grave #22341263. According to New Hampshire Birth & Christenings Idex 1714 - 1904 List:

Damaris Harvey

Birth Date:
3 Oct 1798

Birth Place:
Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


Father's name:
Kimber Harvey

Mother's name:
Polly Hazelton

FHL Film Number:

Can we correct her info?
Thank you for all your hard work on Find a Grave,
Carol Burnham
Added by Carol on Jan 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Dominic Russell
Agnes Russell Gay
Thanks so much for taking the photo. Agnes is my Great-Great Aunt. She lived an amazing life. It's nice to see her final resting place, at last.
Added by Dominic Russell on Jan 17, 2015 2:42 PM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
RE: Clarence Edwin Manning (121221111)
Clarence Edwin Manning

I'm not sure if you sent this message after you read the one where I figured out that Clarence Edwin and Clarence Waldo Manning were brothers or not. Its possible you may not have to do anything about looking for the age. I'm not sure. Manning Families of New England and Descendants Genealogy listed him as Edwin Clarence Manning. That's where my confusion came from. :))
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Jan 16, 2015 2:22 AM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
I mean Susan Manning Smith
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Jan 14, 2015 8:34 PM
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