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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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Peter Bullock
RE: Annie (Sullivan) Bullock [150790703]
Hi, Bill,

I am very appreciative of the incredible work you have done at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Sorry for the delay in responding. My wife and I have been traveling, and I'm now playing catch up.

My 3rd great grandfather is Cyrel Bullock of Rehoboth MA, who married Betsy Perry, also of Rehoboth. Two of their sons, Laban and George, lived in Fitchburg in the 1850's, and appear to have buried family in Fitchburg. Laban is my 2nd great grandfather. Laban (second child of Cyrel and Betsy) was b. 1818 in Rehoboth, and Cyrel and Betsy were apparently living in Canton MA in 1830, when their 5th child, Nancy, was born.

Laban married his first wife, Charlotte, in Canton MA in 1941 and they had two children, before Charlotte died in 1845 in Canton. Their first child Laura died age 2 in 1844 and is buried in the Laban Bullock Lot in Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA, (Section 1, Lot 35) along with Laban's first wife, Charlotte, who died in 1845.

Laban married second, Harriet, a year and a half later in 1846. I am not certain when Laban moved from Canton MA to Fitchburg MA, but it must have been prior to the birth of Laban and Harriet's first child, Helen, who was born in Fitchburg in Mar 1849 and died at age 1-1/2 in Fitchburg in 1850. Helen is NOT buried in Laban's Canton Corner Cemetery lot (where he buried his mother Betsy in Mar 1849, a year and a half earlier), so I am guessing that Laban may have purchased Lot 147 in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, when he needed to bury his third child, Helen in Sept 1850.

Laban and Harriet's third child Theodore, born 1853 in Fitchburg and died age 1-1/2 in Fitchburg in 1854, would presumably have been buried in Laban's Laurel Hill Lot 147 because Theodore is also NOT in Laban's Canton Corner Cemetery lot.

At the moment, All I know about Laban and Harriet's forth child, Emma, is that she was alive in 1860, age 5. I do not know when or where she died, or might be buried.

Laban and Harriet's fifth child, Carrie Louise was born in Fitchburg in 1858 and died in Fitchburg in 1863, age about 5. I do not know where she is buried.

The 1860 US Census (30 Jun 1860) has Laban and Harriet living in Fitchburg with the following family:
H. C. Bullock, female, age 15 (abt 1845), b. MA
H. A. Bullock, female, age 8 (abt 1852), b. MA
E. A. Bullock, female, age 5 (abt 1855), b. MA
R. C. Bullock, female, age 2 (abt 1858), b. NH

I think the H. C. must be Frederic O, and the census taker made a gender error. Frederic fought and died in the Civil War, so he was alive and most likely living with parents in Fitchburg in 1860.

I think H. A. must be Frank Elmer. Frank was definitely alive and should have been in this family at this time. The age is correct. I think the census taker again made an error on gender and has the initials wrong (or we are not reading the handwritten script correctly).

E. A. is probably Emma A. The age of R. C. would put this child as Carrie Louise. All I can say is that the initials are listed (or interpreted) incorrectly.

In June 1862, Laban and Harriet's sixth child, Henry, was born in Rockingham VT. I don't have any further info on this child at the moment.

Frank Elmer married Joanna 'Annie' Sullivan in 1875. Frank Elmer (1851-1911) died in 1911 an IS burried in Laban's Canton Corner cemetery lot in Canton MA. Annie Sullivan Bullock died in 1925 and was buried in Laban's Laural Hill Lot 147 in Fitchburg.

The Fitchburg Cemetery Superintendent told me when I visited in Nov. 2015, that Annie Sullivan Bullock was buried in Laban's Lot 147 at Laurel Hill, but she had no other records of 1800's burials in that lot. Since Laban needed to bury children in Fitchburg from 1850 onward, and he did not use his Canton MA cemetery lot for those children, I believe it is highly likely that Laban purchased his Laurel Hill Lot 147 about 1850 and buried at least three young children in the Lot 147, where Annie Sullivan Bullock is also buried. Why else would Laban purchase a cemetery lot in Fitchburg, when he already had a cemetery lot in Canton MA? These are Laban's three children who died young in Fitchburg, and who's burial location is unknown:
Helen Augusta Bullock (1849-1850)
Theodore L (Thedea) Bullock (1853-1854)
Carrie Louise (1858-1863)
Additionally, at the moment I do not know when or where two of Laban's other children died or were buried:
Emma A Bullock (1855- )
Henry Edgar Bullock (1862- )

Alexander Hamilton Bullock was my grandfather.

Around 1990, my two sisters visited Laurel Hill and found 'Annie' Sullivan's grave stone. They recall seeing at least one other headstone in lot with Annie. No pictures were taken at that time, so all we have is my sister's insistance that they observed Annie's and one other headstone. My guess would be that the "other" headstone would be one of Laban's children who died young in Fitchburg.

Later after my Nov. 2015 visit to Laurel Hill, I discovered that George Bullock, Laban's brother, is also apparently buried in Laurel Hill. I have not seen or visited the location where George and his family are buried at Laurel Hill. According to Find A Grave, George, his wife Jan B Richards Bullock and their daughter Flora are all buried in Laurel Hill.

I have my Bullock family tree up on Ancestry.com. Below is a copy of the detailed text of the Descendants Report for Cyrel Bullock, my 3rd great grandfather, and the father of Laban Bullock who purchased Lot 147 at Laurel Hill, probably about 1850.

That covers all I know about descendants of Cyrel Bullock and a possible relationship to Fitchburg burials. Any further information you can piece together about this Bullock family's burials at Fitchburg cemeteries would be immensely appreciated. My heart is sad, knowing that there are unmarked graves in Laurel Hill. I'm not quite sure what to do about it. Do you have the physical location of the burial of George Bullock's family? I would like to visit it the next time I visit MA.


Pete Bullock
pete@bul4.net


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Descendants of Cyrel Bullock

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1. CYREL1 BULLOCK was born on 30 Apr 1790 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. He died after 1836 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (Bur. Macomber farm, north part of Rehoboth). He married Betsey Perry, daughter of (Deacon) Ezra Perry Jr. and Betsey Bliss, on 23 Apr 1809 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA. She was born on 20 Jun 1790 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. She died on 27 Mar 1849 in Canton, Massachusetts, USA. Betsy is buried in the Laban Bullock lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA.

Cyrel Bullock and Betsey Perry had the following children:

i. WILLIAM2 BULLOCK was born about 1816. He died on 03 Dec 1885 in Providence, Providence, RI.

2. ii. LABAN BULLOCK was born on 15 Mar 1818 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (First name erroneously transcribed as 'Sabin'). He died on 05 Mar 1887 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. He married (1) CHARLOTTE S WEBB on 25 Nov 1841 in Canton (or Wrentham), Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. She was born about 1823. She died on 07 Apr 1845 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. He married (2) HARRIET S DINSMOOR, daughter of John Densmore and Submit Bragg, on 14 Dec 1846 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA. She was born on 19 May 1828 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA. She died on 20 Jul 1905 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Laban, plus his two wives Charlotte and Harriet are buried in the Laban Bullock lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA.

iii. CYRUS A. BULLOCK was born on 19 Jul 1820 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA. He died on 30 Oct 1848 in Boston, Suffolk , MA. He married LYNN. Cyrus is buried in the Laban Bullock's lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA.

iv. ALBERT BULLOCK was born in 1825 in Lowell, Middlesex , MA. He married MARY E PENDLEBURY.
3. v. NANCY BULLOCK was born on 13 Sep 1830 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 20 Mar 1909. She married Albert Josiah Spooner, son of Alden Spooner and Dolly E Flagg, on 13 Jun 1850. He was born on 21 Jun 1824 in Athol, Massachusetts. He died on 11 Apr 1898 in probably Wisconsin.

4. vi. GEORGE BULLOCK was born in 1833 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He died on 28 Apr 1911 in Boston, Sufolk, Massachuesetts, USA. He married Jane B Richards, daughter of William Richards and Hanly, on 19 Mar 1857 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. She was born in 1834 in Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine, USA. She died on 08 Jan 1860 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. Both George and Jane are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA. George: Find A Grave Memorial# 121182103. Jane: Find A Grave Memorial# 121182159.

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2. LABAN2 BULLOCK (Cyrel1) was born on 15 Mar 1818 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA (First name erroneously transcribed as 'Sabin'). He died on 05 Mar 1887 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. He married (1) CHARLOTTE S WEBB on 25 Nov 1841 in Canton (or Wrentham), Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. She was born about 1823. She died on 07 Apr 1845 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. He married (2) HARRIET S DINSMOOR, daughter of John Densmore and Submit Bragg, on 14 Dec 1846 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA. She was born on 19 May 1828 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire, USA. She died on 20 Jul 1905 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Laban, plus his two wives Charlotte and Harriet are buried in the Laban Bullock lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA.

Notes for Laban Bullock:

Residence in 1840: Canton MA, per US Census. Charlotte Webb was Head of a household consisting to 2 white females: one age 20-25 and one age 15-20

Laban Bullock and Charlotte S Webb had the following children:

i. LAURA WHITNEY BULLOCK was born on 31 Oct 1842 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 15 Nov 1844 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. Laura is buried in the Laban Bullock lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA.

ii. FREDERIC O BULLOCK was born on 15 Nov 1844 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 14 Jan 1865 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA. Frederic is buried in the Laban Bullock lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA.

Laban Bullock and Harriet S Dinsmoor had the following children:

iii. HELEN AUGUSTA3 BULLOCK was born on 18 Mar 1849 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 09 Sep 1850 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Burial: unknown.

5. iv. FRANK ELMER BULLOCK was born on 19 Jul 1851 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 16 Feb 1911 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, USA. He married Joanna 'Annie' Sullivan, daughter of Michael Sullivan and Margarett, on 09 Mar 1875 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, USA. She was born in 1853 in Vermont, USA. She died on 01 May 1925 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Vol 25, Page 379). Frank Elmer is buried in the Laban Bullock's lot, Section 1, Lot 35, Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton MA. 'Annie' is buried in the Laban Bullock Lot #43, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA: Find A Grave Memorial# 150790703.

v. THEODORE L (THEDEA) BULLOCK was born on 01 Feb 1853 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 18 Sep 1854 in Fitchburg, Worcester, MA. Burial: unknown.

vi. EMMA A BULLOCK was born about 1855 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA (from the 1860 MA Census).

vii. CARRIE LOUISE BULLOCK was born on 21 Aug 1858 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She died 23 Apr 1863 in Fitchburg. Burial: unknown.

viii. HENRY EDGAR BULLOCK was born on 21 Jun 1862 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, USA.

3. NANCY2 BULLOCK (Cyrel1) was born on 13 Sep 1830 in Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. She died on 20 Mar 1909. She married Albert Josiah Spooner, son of Alden Spooner and Dolly E Flagg, on 13 Jun 1850. He was born on 21 Jun 1824 in Athol, Massachusetts. He died on 11 Apr 1898 in probably Wisconsin.

Albert Josiah Spooner and Nancy Bullock had the following children:

i. FRANK ALBERT3 SPOONER was born on 23 Feb 1853 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA. He died date Unknown.

ii. CLARENCE C SPOONER was born on 15 Dec 1857 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA. He died on 17 Dec 1906 in Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, USA.

iii. HATTIE E SPOONER was born in 1858 in Massachusetts, United States. He died date Unknown in unknown.

iv. FREDERICK J SPOONER was born on 20 Jan 1860 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA. He died date Unknown.

v. HATTIE A SPOONER was born on 02 Nov 1861 in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA. She died date Unknown.

4. GEORGE2 BULLOCK (Cyrel1) was born in 1833 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He died on 28 Apr 1911 in Boston, Sufolk, Massachuesetts, USA. He married Jane B Richards, daughter of William Richards and Hanly, on 19 Mar 1857 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. She was born in 1834 in Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine, USA. She died on 08 Jan 1860 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. Both George and Jane are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA. George: Find A Grave Memorial# 121182103. Jane: Find A Grave Memorial# 121182159.

George Bullock and Jane B Richards had the following children:
i. FLORA J3 BULLOCK was born on 23 Feb 1858 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. Flora J died in 1860. Flora is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 121182241.

ii. JANE RICHARDS RICE was born on 02 Jan 1860 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. She died in 1926. She married RICE.

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5. FRANK ELMER3 BULLOCK (Laban2, Cyrel1) was born on 19 Jul 1851 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 16 Feb 1911 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, USA. He married Joanna 'Annie' Sullivan, daughter of Michael Sullivan and Margarett, on 09 Mar 1875 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, USA. She was born in 1853 in Vermont, USA. She died on 01 May 1926 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Vol 25, Page 379).

Frank Elmer Bullock and Joanna 'Annie' Sullivan had the following children:

i. CAROLINE L 'CARRIE'4 BULLOCK was born on 13 Aug 1875 in Rockingham (Bellows Falls), Windham, Vermont, USA. She died on 03 Apr 1951 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

ii. EDWARD D. BULLOCK was born on 19 Nov 1877 in Rockingham (Bellows Falls), Windham, Vermont, USA. He died in New York, New York, USA. He married ELIZABETH BULLOCK. She was born about 1877 in New York.

6. iii. ALEXANDER HAMILTON BULLOCK was born on 15 Jul 1879 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, USA. He died on 10 Dec 1960 in Fletcher, Henderson, North Carolina, USA (Age: 81). He married Florence Bertha Blood, daughter of Eben Dix Blood and Abigail Dane 'Abbie' Parker, on 25 Jun 1906 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She was born on 22 Oct 1885 in Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She died in 1947 in , Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Added by Peter Bullock on Jan 28, 2016 1:39 PM
Annette Hixon
Ralph Hamlin Smith
Thank you so much for taking the picture of Mr Smith's headstone. Greatly appreciated!!
Added by Annette Hixon on Jan 27, 2016 1:25 PM
C. Krueger
Cyrus G. Hosmer No. 87376672
Bill
I am so grateful for the picture you took of his gravestone which lists his war service. Not sure if I have thanked you for it before. I appreciate your taking time to do this. It adds so much to his Memorial page. Most Sincerely - Carolyn Krueger
Added by C. Krueger on Jan 24, 2016 12:25 PM
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Zemaitis family - photo
Bill

Thank you for your fantastic job on these. Both the memorials and photos show the additional effort you put into these. J
Added by J on Jan 06, 2016 5:24 PM
Theresa
Julius Ruuska
Thank you so much for the photo. Do you know if Julius has a wife buried at Forest Hill? He was married to Olga who died in 1924 and then married to Selma I don't know where either one of them are buried.
Added by Theresa on Dec 23, 2015 10:36 PM
Kathy Krysiak
RE: Michael R. Scanlon (154568279)
Thank you. My godparents are buried in that plot as well and I could not remember ever seeing a stone for this gentleman, but it has been some time since I have been to their grave. I was wondering if I missed it or could not remember it. The flat marker maybe just does not exist for Michael. Thank you very much for you help.
Added by Kathy Krysiak on Dec 21, 2015 10:50 AM
Jeff Mack
Tuttle memorials
Thank you again Bill for the pictures from Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg and your recent ones of the Tuttle memorials.

Jeff Mack
Added by Jeff Mack on Dec 20, 2015 8:12 AM
Jones-Gagnon
Napoleon Gagnon
Bonjour Bill,

Father of Napoleon Gagnon (134721189) m. to Olive Dubois, was Jean (not Jean-Baptiste). Also, I just made the link to Rosalie Montreuil findagrave, his mother.

Merci
JG
Added by Jones-Gagnon on Dec 19, 2015 9:32 AM
ND
Leon Davis and Grace Hager
Thank you VERY much. You have been a LOT of help!!!!!

Norm
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Roland Henry Baker, III
Thanks for posting the photos
of Nola Ann Ray and her family!
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