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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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RE: Photo use?
You're Welcome! Thank you!
Added by BettyD on Dec 15, 2014 9:23 PM
Photo use?
Hi Mary,
I'm writing to ask permission to use the photo of the grave of Emma Mary Gauthier Dion in my genealogy files. Emma is my paternal great aunt.
Thanks for reading my message.
Added by BettyD on Dec 15, 2014 8:33 PM
Association des Truteau d'Amérique
RE: Re: Your edit of birth year for Joseph Trudeau Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.

Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

Here is the link :

Hope it will be useful.
Added by Association des Truteau d... on Dec 11, 2014 5:02 AM
Roger Ross Love
Love family from Northbridge MA

I am Roger Ross Love from New Jersey. My father John Love Jr.[1892-1983] told me that there were some distant Love relatives living in MA but that's all he knew. I have found out that Daniel Love was the brother of Matthew Love my great grandfather. I have pictures of Matthew on my ancestry web site. I am interested in who my living Love relatives are living in the Northbridge area. My son James M. Love lives in Topsfield MA and I go through Worcester ever time I visit with him. I know a lot about the Love family back to the late 1700s. I have a home business in NJ named "Drumsurn" for my father's birthplace. Call me.

Regards Roger R. Love 1-908-537-9400
Added by Roger Ross Love on Dec 10, 2014 5:33 PM
RE: Fred Vear
Hello Mary,

I just replied to the email on the memorial site #117339816. I see that you're the one that added the headstone photo for the family. The military plaque in Hawaii is for the same person. Same dates, same information. So, I guess I need to search out who set up the memorial so I can check with them.
Thank you for replying.
Added by Vicha on Dec 09, 2014 8:11 AM
Fred Vear
I was in Hawaii in 2012 putting leis on military plaques during Memorial Day. I was with my nephew (boy scout) and happen to take a photo of Fred Vear's plaque because I'm for Massachusetts. If you would like to see this photo I will be happy to send it along to your private email. Unfortunately, I was asked to do a school project for a young lady and that is also on the photo.
My email is
thank you,

PS I just recently joined 'find a grave' and was sorting my Hawaii photos when I came across it.
Added by Vicha on Dec 08, 2014 5:02 PM
Robert Hodsdon
RE: Re: Raymond Achorn transfer
I have his obituary and his wife obituary which I would like to have you posted as soon as I send it to you
Robert hodsdon
Added by Robert Hodsdon on Nov 23, 2014 1:17 PM
Robert Hodsdon
RE: Re: Raymond Achorn transfer
Yes, I do have to manage these memorials. they are family and I have put them together to honor them
Added by Robert Hodsdon on Nov 23, 2014 1:14 PM
Robert Hodsdon
RE: Re: Raymond Achorn transfer
Hi Mary:

The reason there are unknown burials for pages of mine is due to the fact some where cremated and not buried in a cemetery, some are too recent deaths and burial is unknown. as soon as I find out location of burials through the funeral homes or relatives I change it on findagrave. again, please transfer this memorial of Raymond achorn jr. and sr. over to me.
Robert hodsdon
Added by Robert Hodsdon on Nov 23, 2014 12:06 PM
Lewis Baker
Hello Mary - and thank you for your work - you are obviously way ahead of me in technique.
Your findings are very interesting.
We have quite a bit of information regarding Henry and Sarah - i could email you a family photograph if you can tell me how to do it.
Henry had returned to TIPTON in the West Midlands , uk with several children.He married Sarah nearby after starting a new family , of which my grandmother Alice Elizabeth was the first then Henry ( Harry ) Brown born 23/8/1901 . we have sailing information. then Florence , Wilfred , Mary , Alfred and Charles followed. Wilfred as you say had died when they came back to the UK.
The family believed that the children from the first marriage to Fannie had been left in US and were surprised to locate them in Uk about 1900...
I would not think that there could have been a divorce of Henry/Fannie in such times but it seems strange not finding a death recorded Many thanks again Lewis
Added by Lewis Baker on Nov 17, 2014 5:09 AM
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