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Mary S. (#47572796)
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I love an excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos. Hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come!


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera that I'm trying to get the company to diagnose and fix. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, PLEASE use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where s/he is buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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Doucette may 2015
From her daughter M.W. asked me to THANK YOU
Added by cl on Aug 31, 2015 3:56 PM
Craig Shea
Bummy and Lolly's folks
Added them to both records. Roland was my great uncle through marriage to my grandfather's sister, Doris. Raymond was his identical twin and I know their parents owned a restaurant at one time, in Rockdale or Whitinsville, perhaps?

We always called my uncle by his nickname; it seems most male French-Canadians had a nickname back in those days.
Added by Craig Shea on Aug 16, 2015 8:21 AM
Craig Shea
Sarah (Hoyles) Warburton
Sarah was my great grandmother and died before I was born. I've hit a brick wall with her side of the family, being as she was from the UK. I knew her father was Alfred, but not sure whether her mother was Mary Hoyles. My grandmother didn't know much about them, either.

Sarah died of breast cancer, on my grandmother's living room couch, when my grandmother was only 30 years old. She suffered for months, as painkillers were not prevalent back in those days.
Added by Craig Shea on Aug 13, 2015 11:51 PM
Janice Taylor
Thank you for the information. The correction has been made.
Added by Sherry on Aug 12, 2015 7:23 PM
Lewis Baker
hello Mary - lewis baker here- i have just 18/07/2015 recd a message from find-a-grave telling me about your mail - seems strange i did not get any of the previous ones.
However - thanks very much for your info . - i am on Ancestry with my cousin Tony Baker - and we have discovered quite a lot.
We have our great granfather HENRY BROWN married to Fanny Butler and it seems she died in Whitinsville - but as you say we cannot find any record of this. henry returned to England with the 4 living children and married SARAH KENNERLEY - as she was expecting our grandmother ALICE.
They returned with ALICE and the next oldest child but left FANNIES children in TIPTON , England.
they all went back to whitinsville and married there.
One thing that seems strange to me is that only Rhoda and Albert had children - 1 each - and they had no further children. Arthur did adopt a daughter Mildred - again no children - so it seems that was the end of the USA Browns!- very disappointing.
The children of Henry/Sarah all returned to England about 1914 and I remember most of them.
Thhey can all be seen in the VAN NOSTRAN JNR FAMILY TREE on Ancestry - which i think is a public tree.
Our Tree is not public as Tony doesn't feel its wise.
My brother is in MESQUITE,NV his children are in PORTLAND,OR and MA - i would love to find Fannie/Fanny and wil keep trying - Best wishes lewis
Added by Lewis Baker on Jul 19, 2015 1:24 PM
Roger Chatell
Rose Delima Hisoire
Yes, quite sure her name was Rose Delima Brochu Hisoire. Her son Clovis is my great-great-grandfather and I have a good number of records and even possessions of theirs. She went by "Delima" and died in 1884. So by the time the record you saw was created, I am sure survivors were trying to remember her name.
Added by Roger Chatell on Jul 05, 2015 8:04 PM
Roger Chatell
Clovis Hisoire
My great-great-grandfather Clovis Hisoire's parents are Hubert and Rose Delima Hisoire. Their pictures hang here in my home. She was buried in the "Catholic Cemetery" in Somersville, NH, although I have not found the cemetery or site. Her husband is buried in St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, PQ, Canada. I'd link the records if we had gravesites.
Added by Roger Chatell on Jul 03, 2015 9:49 PM
karen goldman
RE: Re: John Grenier photo request
(508) 278-6592 Steve Marsh

If you would like further information pertaining to the holdings at St. Mary's, this is the number to reach the caretaker. His name is Steve Marsh and he is very knowledgeable in regards to the records at the cemetery.

Good Luck.
Added by karen goldman on Jun 24, 2015 2:56 PM
karen goldman
RE: Re: John Baptiste Blair
I have fixed the photo. I don't quite understand why it was flipped as the image on my ipad has it upright as well as the one I downloaded into my computer.
Added by karen goldman on Jun 24, 2015 2:39 PM
karen goldman
RE: Re: John Grenier photo request
I have spoken with the caretaker and have been present when he has gone through all the old card files and books. As for him having 100% of the records, I cannot say, but I have gotten information pertaining to other people who were buried earlier than 1900.

A few years back, a woman did record all the visible stones and did a fairly thorough matching to the files and the John Grenier you requested was not in that book either.

Added by karen goldman on Jun 24, 2015 2:38 PM
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