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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 (Quebec Province) 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 welcome any excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos, and 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. 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, 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.

If you want a specific field changed (names, dates, relationships, etc.), use the field edits on the edit tab, not the OTHER choice. I won't make changes to fields from an emailed edit. Find A Grave has made it very easy to make field edits - let's use that system.

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 that family member is actually 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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Nelson Harper
RE: Information (Harper, Tutty, Goodnow)
Ha thanks!
Added by Nelson Harper on Aug 21, 2016 6:50 AM
Nelson Harper
Hello - my great grandparents were Joseph and Mary Wood Harper, who appear on this gravestone and are buried in St. Patrick. Can anyone fill me in on why they would be on this particular gravestone, as Tutty is not a name I have come across. Are they actually buried in this area?

A bit confused!

Thanks - Nelson O. Harper
Added by Nelson Harper on Aug 20, 2016 6:00 PM
Joseph Hall
Memorial# 167783518
Thank you very much.

Joseph S. Hall, Jr.
Added by Joseph Hall on Aug 20, 2016 1:56 PM
Joseph Hall
Memorial# 167783518
Would you please transfer this memorial to me. This is my mother. My Find-A-Grave No. is 46819867.

Thank you for your consideration.


Joseph S. Hall, Jr.
Added by Joseph Hall on Aug 19, 2016 4:26 PM
Linda Adamson
John S. Frieswyk

I am working on my granddaughter's genealogies.
She descends from an older brother of John S. Frieswyk. On his page is a wealth of information from a Marcia Payne, about the family. I would love to contact her about her sources, and help her if she needs any I may have.

I was at the Northbridge town hall and Pine Grove cemetery yesterday. I found three sets of names, and another by accident. When I got home to Connecticut and started searching what I acquired, I see there's many more, as is always the case.

Any help in contacting would be much appreciated.

Also, I think she has her name on another John S. Frieswyk, in the cemetery. He died 1944, and had a wife Lena, if I'm not mistaken.

Thank you,
Added by Linda Adamson on Aug 16, 2016 9:14 AM
Nettie Fisher spouse of Howard Fisher
Thank you for the information you shared about Nettie and her son. I have researched her all morning and cannot find a DOD for her. Do you know if she remarried?

Joyce Wilson Williams
Added by Researcher on Aug 16, 2016 8:23 AM
RE: changes requested by you
I have quite a few more memorial photos from St. Edwards. I will start the process of posting them.
Added by Vanessa on Aug 05, 2016 9:01 AM
RE: changes requested by you
I live in Framingham and St. Edwards is up the road from me. Anything I can help you with?
Added by Vanessa on Aug 04, 2016 9:47 AM
RE: changes requested by you
Yes. Framingham at St. Edwards.
Added by Vanessa on Aug 04, 2016 9:46 AM
changes requested by you
Over the past few days you havs sent me 9 requests for edits to memorials. I have no relation to these people - just taking photos in local cemeteries. If they are your relations, I would be happy to transfer ownership to you. Please let me know.
Added by Vanessa on Aug 04, 2016 7:07 AM
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