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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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Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
re: White photo
Done - no problem... But could kick myself because I drove by that Memorial yesterday and should have gotten out of car to catch a better pict (no sun out when I was there) and not sure but believe her date has been scribed... When I go back over that section I will make sure to redo the picture...
Regards, Carol
Added by Carolyn [Lee] Kelly on Aug 23, 2014 7:10 AM
Jo-Ann Croft
Amos Plimpton photo
Thank you so much for this Mary. Would you be so kind to send a copy to who is the webmaster for the website. They are trying to gather info on all the civil war participants who were either born in Vermont or fought in Vermont units.

Thank you again for taking the trouble to photograph the stone and post it on all the pertinent findagrave pages.
Added by Jo-Ann Croft on Aug 10, 2014 5:55 PM
Jully Rowe-Davis
Old Quaker Yard, Worcester County, Massachusetts
I was wondering approx. how many stones are in the cemetery? Thank you for your time.
Added by Jully Rowe-Davis on Jul 23, 2014 12:30 AM
Eli Higgins
Hi Mary,

Thanks for your help and attempt to locate Eli Higgins' grave in Riverdale. We were afraid of this, I'd assume his grave is unmarked at this point? I wonder if the cemetery records would confirm this?

Added by Adam on Jul 18, 2014 3:10 PM
Lehnum Gardner
Again, thank you
Added by D HOOPER on Jul 14, 2014 2:38 PM
RE: Eileen J. (Dziob) Fielding
Sorry about that. I don't even remember sending a message. I have called Uxbridge this morning and they are supposed to call back.
Added by sle on Jul 14, 2014 8:28 AM
Jim Flannery
Burke Family
Thank you so much for the great photos of the Burke Family headstone at St. Patrick's Cemetery. You have located many of the family members I was researching. I will be sending you info about some of the individuals shortly. Is it OK with you if I post these photos on their Ancestry pages? Thanks again for your time finding the gravestone and taking these photos.
Added by Jim Flannery on Jul 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Thanks Mary ..... Seeing that he lived with his grandparents in 1900 and last name was Hunter only option to think was Lester was Frank's. Cleared that one up for me
No disputing any family history or story. ..... I will check the links out that you gave me.
... Thanks
Added by Roby on Jul 13, 2014 10:32 AM
Lester is the son of Frank W. Hunter. I do not know his wife's name . Bertha was Lester's wife and Donald F Hunter is Bertha and Lester's son. Ann Hunter never married. You have been a great help believe me. Thank you so much.
Children of Fleming and Eleanor
10 Children
Clara died in 1948
Mary Effie died in 1942
Ann died 1901
(These 3 never married so Hunter would be on stone)
Frank died in 1948
Edward died in 1948
Margaret "Eva" married Frank Jacobs died in 1937
Rebecca Jane married Arthur Powell died in 1900
Above Buried in Family Plot- Fleming Hunter Family)
(Not sure if the spouses of the Eva or Rebecca are buried with them.)Rebecca's husband remarried after Rebecca died.

Barbara married William Fairbanks She died in 1925 She is buried in Abington,MA
Minnie married Frank Brewer She is believed to be buried in Medway,MA
Lillian married Robert E Wordell She died in 1942 She is buried in Dartmouth,MA

Frank W. Hunter, son of Fleming and Eleanor
married and had a son Lester
Lester married Bertha Bruce ..... I have not found Lester's death date. Bertha died in 1970
They had a son Donald who died in 1992 He is buried in the Family plot of the Fleming Hunter's

Edward I don't have any other information on him

If there was another stone prior to this new modern one , it is possible the names of Clara, Mary "Effie", Frank and Edward etc were on that stone....

I will get back to you on this. Thanks Mary
Added by Roby on Jul 13, 2014 8:15 AM
Thank you..... Would you mind send me a message with her name Find a Grave name so that I can also thank her. Mary you have been a great help.
Added by Roby on Jul 13, 2014 8:01 AM
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