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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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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
Lewis Baker
Thanks very much for your quick!! reply

Taking a closer look at the headstone - i think it is his father and mothers grave.
We understand his grandmother Fannie died there and his grandfather definately returned with the children to Uk - remarried Sarah Kennerley - he then returned to UK with my grandmother (Alice Elizabeth ) a child of 2 - and had 5 more children.

Henry ( Harry ) is buried in a local cemetery in West Bromwich , Uk - where we live along with Sarah.

Just checked Albert was the postman.
also we know brothere of Albert - William and Arthur both moved and died in Vallejo , California
Hope i can find more
thanks again lew baker
Added by Lewis Baker on Nov 16, 2014 11:11 AM
Lewis Baker
hello = Lewis baker from UK here -
this is the first time i have done this - not sure how it works.
Are you related to this family - i hope you are , as i am trying to find some BROWN family members from 1900 - his father was my fathers uncle and i know that his uncles were WILLIAM and ARTHUR - Priscilla and Edna May ( Porter ) were the aunts. a cousin was Mildred born in Whitinsville 1920. i think Alfred or Arthur was a postman there. One brother lived on "D" street.

I would very much like to trace some more USA relatives - these all came as children back to UK early 1900... and returned as teenagers.
I can only find these 2 children ( Urban and Mildred ) no spouses and no children for them which seems a bit odd. If you can helpp in any way it would be much appreciated, thanks
Added by Lewis Baker on Nov 16, 2014 10:09 AM
Mrs Fenton
RE: Re: SAC for Ruth Austin
Yes I see what you mean now. Thank you for explaining it to me. This older script is new to me. I was hasty in sending the note before I looked at the whole was definately an Austin.

An Austin descendant
Thanks again
Added by Mrs Fenton on Nov 13, 2014 3:49 PM
Patricia Moore Hardenstine
RE: Re: George Ball
I don't know why she was not in Evergreen because that is where I got her name. I was then i was able to find her death info.
Added by Patricia Moore Hardenstin... on Nov 02, 2014 6:13 PM
Mark D.
RE: Duda family in Worcester Co
Thank you for letting me know Mary! I will go look right away!
Added by Mark D. on Oct 25, 2014 7:53 AM
K. Kruschwitz
Gilbert Kruschwitz
Thanks so much for the photos of Gilbert Kruschwitz's memorial

Kenneth Kruschwitz
Added by K. Kruschwitz on Oct 23, 2014 8:17 PM
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