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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo *** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***

Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.

Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.

I pay a lot of attention to the sun and try to avoid reflecting myself in any photo. That means that at times I take photos at odd angles. I will visit any given headstone a number of times trying to get the right light on it. Sometimes that doesn't work out and I file a crappy photo - when you see such a photo, please tell me to go take a better one.

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.

I am in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.


I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.

I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)

Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
GR11 Walnut Grove - All sections photographed, stone by stone. Many thanks to Mom for managing all of the memorials.
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Finally found it! Photographed.
.(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
Porter/Bradstreet Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm) This is a 17th century cemetery which is not mentioned in MVR. All of the markers are field stone markers without inscriptions. According to the town archivist the only known internment is Ann[a] Porter.

In Progress
St. Marys in Salem. A group of us are tackling that one.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
??? Annunciation - Large

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (not on FaG) (behind the high school I suppose accessible from the Rail Trail, only has one headstone which I gather has since vanished)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
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Marty Freeman
Thank you for adding the picture of his military marker. Much appreciated! (St. Mary's)
Added by BLC on Oct 06, 2015 2:36 PM
Donald Soper

Thank you for attempting to locate Donald Soper at Walnut Grove cemetery.

Find A Grave has a listing of Veterans at Walnut Grove and Donald Soper is listed among them.
From their page:

Walnut Grove Cemetery
30 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA 01923

Birth: Oct 30 1943
Death: Nov 22 1998
Age: 55
Branch: US ARMY
Rank: PVT

Donald Soper PVT, Danvers, MA

Is there a separate section of the cemetery for Veterans? I will try to add this info to the photo request and keep it active as I believe Find A Grave to be accurate.

Thanks again,
Added by RCG on Sep 29, 2015 7:59 AM
Kevin Avery
William Parker
His father is memorial 43437997. He MAY be buried at Old #4 Fort in Charlestown,NH.
Added by Kevin Avery on Sep 20, 2015 10:14 AM
Kevin Avery
William Parker and Sarah
Thank You for your help on this!!!!

Added by Kevin Avery on Sep 20, 2015 9:48 AM
RE: Photos on 2 memorials
Hello, and thank you. I hope to finish dealing with the source information by the end of next week. I would like to get the pdf to my friend then.
Added by Kate on Sep 20, 2015 5:43 AM
Photos on 2 memorials
Jack Parker,

My name is Kate and I have been putting together a genealogy for my motherís ancestors. I have interspersed various photographs within the text to accent interesting facts about some ancestors. I plan to publish and print hard copy books for my immediate family and their children. I have included the following photos that you posted and I donít want to use them in my book without your explicit permission. I will include your credit with the photographs and Find A Grave in the citations.

William Abbot Memorial# 88230239
Experience Bigsby Abbot Memorial# 88230127

Last week a friend of mine who works in the printing industry approached me with an offer to print and bind my book at no charge if I allow the printer to use the content in a sample print run of approximately 100 books. They would not be sold but instead would be distributed to demonstrate digital ink jet technology. I would like to accept this offer, however, I cannot do so without gaining your permission to use your posted photographs.

Would you please grant me permission to use your posted photographs, listed above, in my book.

Thank you for your consideration, please respond at your earliest opportunity.


Added by Kate on Sep 19, 2015 5:54 PM
RE: Mary Ann Stillwell Parker
Hi Jack,

You are most welcome for the obits. I very much like to see obituaries added to memorials because of the wealth of information they sometimes provide.

You are correct that the ď1884Ē should be 1834. Unfortunately, after editing several dozen obits in a sitting, my old eyes start to glaze over and the occasional error (I pray that itís only occasional) gets past me. Accuracy is very important to me, so if you ever see any other errors in my work, I would very much appreciate knowing about it.

Any additional information that you can provide would be very much appreciated. The more information that we can pass on to the following generations the better.

I am not related to any of the people that I have created memorials for. Iím just trying to do my part to document the history of my adopted hometown.

Cheers! Steve
Added by Steve on Sep 16, 2015 12:02 AM
Carolyn Wilson
More on the Hummels
All 8 Hummels buried at Lyman Twp. Cem. are buried on the same plot, indicating that they are all closely related. Other than John and Sarah Matilda and 3 of their children, we have Nicholas (definitely a brother to John). We also have very old markers for Ludwig Hummel and Catherine Hummel, who I assume are parents of John and Nicholas (but I can't prove that).

I will request links from creators of memorials for some of John and Sarah Matilda's other children.
Added by Carolyn Wilson on Sep 09, 2015 3:58 PM
Carolyn Wilson
Hummel Family at Roberts, IL
Thank you so much for your additional info for the Hummel family at Lyman Twp. Cem.

I have added some more info on several of John and Sarah Hummel's offspring. I didn't know if the "Dr." in our written records for Sarah Jr. stood for "daughter" or "doctor," but researched this individual and found that she had quite a career!

Both 1900 and 1910 Censuses report that Sarah Matilda had 8 children, with 7 living (John Upson Hummel d. in 1887). To accommodate those numbers, I suggest that "Tilla" is a nickname for Sarah Matilda. Sarah Matilda would have actually been age 5 on the 1880 Census, but there is no mention of her on that Census other than Tilla.

I agree with you that Susie and Harriet "Hattie" are one person. In the 1880 Census, taken 1 Jun 1880, "Susie" was 2 mo. old, so b. Mar 1880. In 1900, Hattie's birthdate was listed as Mar 1880.

Let me know if you need source citations for any info I have added!
Added by Carolyn Wilson on Sep 09, 2015 3:48 PM
Oh my! Abigail Wheeler
Now that was quite confusing! There were actually two Abigail Tuttles that Peter Wheeler married. The first Abigail Tuttle Wheeler is the one who died in 1821. (and you found the headstone for) He then married a widow named Abigail Tuttle, so that was her married name, in 1825 after his first wife died. She died in 1838! He then married a 3rd time in 1841.

I was able to find both Abigail Tuttle marriage records. Geez! LOL!
Added by Denise on Sep 07, 2015 11:30 PM
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