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I am an archaeologist by trade but genealogy, history and cemeteries are my passions. I live in rural Clark County Washington and travel throughout Oregon and Washington, and would love to take any photos for other researchers and family members.|
Everyone may use my photos and documents however you wish. I take & post these photos for families to enjoy and to help with ancestry research, so please do make use of them!
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|AnisahD||RE: Fountain Cemetery|
Nice idea Morgan! Would have to find out if the state will allow me to use goats! I already know a goat owner or two. Also there is a F.A.G. member you should contact. Larry COOL. He has access to the platt map of the cemetery, as he runs a funeral home in the area & also is a part of the Brookings County Genealogical Society. He told me he has the Fountain cemetery listing of everyone buried there (including those without markers). Your post reminded me I need to hook up with him to get that list so I can begin figuring out who needs artian crafted markers. If I have to make them out of whatever and refurbish the cemetery myself I'm willing as others are doing for my relatives in the NW and in Kansas. My relatives are in Washingtonb & Oregon. I I can relate to being far from my relations' graves.
Added by AnisahD on Dec 15, 2013 7:05 AM
|AnisahD||RE: A C Stevens - Fountain Cemetery|
Hello Morgan, I go out each spring before the grass gets waist high, to monitor the Fountain Cemetery. I will go out this coming spring, once the snow is gone & the dirt path/road is open to see if I can get a better image of the bottom of the stone. Many have sunken into the soil or perhaps its the plant matter has turned to soil and thus raised the soil levels since the original burials. The cemetery is SUPPOSED to be maintained by the State of SOuth Dakota, but the state hasn't maintained it due to the fact no one is filing complaints. The more complaints, the more they get their butts in gear & their budgets get allocated to the proper county people so the cemetery can be properly maintained. This coming spring, I plan on planting some flowers at all the identified graves. To help mark them. Also wanting to rebuild the cemetery's sign which is now rotted away. I need to find a way to get a bush cutting machine into the cemetery to cut back an evasive brush that is taking over the cemetery and preventing viewing of the few stones present.
Added by AnisahD on Dec 13, 2013 8:39 AM
|Michael||Keating family connection|
Morgan, My appreciation and thanks for letting me link the keating family from my side. Slan. Michael
Added by Michael on Nov 12, 2013 2:08 PM
|Michael||Patrick William Keating.|
Would it be possible to add a family link for Patrick William Keating 120177801 who parents were John Patrick Keating sr no 99671832 and his mother
Margaret Gorman Keating no 99672279. He is buried in St Patrick's cemetery,Stoneham middlesex co. William Patrick Keating married a gr gr aunt of mine Catherine Loughrey Keating.
Many thanks for you help
Added by Michael on Nov 11, 2013 5:09 PM
|Skip Colcord||RE: Kerr Memorials|
Malcom (Martin) and his wife, Helena (Lena) are buried in Mount Wollaston Cemetery. I've posted memorials for both of them. Let me know if you want the memorials transferred to you. Also, I have a copy of the cemetery lot card (20 graves) in case you have any questions about who else is buried there.
|Skip Colcord||Helena "Lena" Kerr|
According to the Massachusetts Marriage Index, Lena Kerr married John William Mitchell of Quincy in 1924. Helena "Lena" Belle (Mathieson) Kerr Mitchell died 25 Apr 1934 in Quincy, according to an Ancestry.com search reference to a Mass. Death Certificate posted privately by "mckjenk." A couple of other sources confirm the 1934 date-of-death, but one of them (Quincy City Directory) puts it at 25 Aug 1934. It will be interesting to see if Lena is buried with husband #1 or #2. My maternal grandfather had a similar situation and he's buried with both wives!
|Skip Colcord||Malcom John Kerr|
I didn't see Malcom John Kerr's grave at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, but there's still a very good chance he's there. Next time I'm at the cemetery I'll check it out and let you know. Here's his death notice from the Boston Globe:
QUINCY -- There was another death from smallpox today (1 Mar 1902). The victim was Malcom J. Kerr. He was taken down one week ago today. He was 43 years of age, a granite worker by trade, and is survived by a wife and seven children.
|Skip Colcord||RE: Kerr Memorials|
You're very welcome! Please note that Rev Wilbur Jay Kerr, the only child of John & Jennie Kerr NOT buried at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, is now linked to the family too:
If you were to call the Mt. Wollaston cemetery office at 617-376-1295 and obtain SECTION and plot I'd be glad to see what I can do... they are usually very helpful.
Added by Ed_718 on Oct 01, 2013 3:00 PM
|C-A-T Family Historian||RE: pratt|
You're welcome Morgan. I'm glad I could help!
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