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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 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.

Currently working Walnut Grove, running at a rate of about 450 photos a week - "Mom" has done the hard work of filing memorials. At this rate we may be done by February. Corrections most welcome.

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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
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)


In Progress
GR11 Walnut Grove - Starting with Section C - 72% photographed. I'm surprised we found that many. Section B - 74% - about to go back over it. Working Section A - 52%. done. Haven't seriously started section D, but it is 12% done.
??? 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)
??? Porter Cemetery (not on FaG, off locust street, near Connors farm) - Although I have seen recent clues as to a cemetery near here - it still evades me, but then the location given for Potter's field was way off.
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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Matt
Hello!
Hello Mr. Parker. I see that you are an avid find-a-graver! (understatement I guess :). Anyhow, your work on here is impressive to say the least! I noticed St Mary's Annunciation is in your Queue. It IS quite large and although I haven't spoken directly to the church about the total number of plots in existence, I know it's more than the nearly 800 memorials created thus far.

So as soon as the ground was warm, dry and snow-free enough I began photographing and documenting the entire cemetery. I can see that it is going to take quite some time. Of course, I think Walnut Grove where I have also spent some time seems considerably larger than Annunciation.

Anyway to the point - I just wanted to say hello to a local, fellow enthusiast!

sincerely,
Matt
Added by Matt on Apr 17, 2015 10:15 PM
Gail Black
Lorenzo Parker, Heryville, IN
I went by that location and there is nothing there. This is so sad. I guess the business that now occupies that area just did away with them markers.
Sorry,
Gail
Added by Gail Black on Apr 04, 2015 6:33 PM
bluelady
RE: Charles P Trask
Thanks for the lead. This one is probably not him. My ancestor was married to Susan Davis. and his date of death was 12 Jan 1896. He was a member of the 5th MA Vol Infantry Co C in the Civil War. Looking through my records, his middle initial may be H.
Added by bluelady on Feb 02, 2015 1:17 PM
D. Montgomery
ABIGAILL LAKIN PARKER
Hello. Thank you for your suggestion about this memorial for Deac Samuel Parker's widow. You mention she perhaps remarried after his death. I have no family records on this. I would be happy to make needed corrections if you could send on docs or citations.
I was unaware of another memorial for same person. I will contact that contributor directly and try to sort that out. There can only be one memorial for one person of course.
As a direct descendant thru Saml Parker and Abigail Lakin Parker my interest is for complete and accurate info. So please forward on any further info. You are quite correct abt Groton burials that are documented but where headstones appear to be missing. I live a thousand miles away from Groton but have made the long trip to visit the cemetery several times. I appreciate your insight on this. Thanks again. Please keep in touch. D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Jan 04, 2015 5:32 PM
John Wright
Perley Breed
Jack, thank you and to David Russell, for linking me to the grave of Perley Breed, a very fine musician who worked in Britain in the late 1920s and whose great jazz clarinet playing is still enjoyed today by record collectors.
Added by John Wright on Dec 15, 2014 2:14 PM
Teri Wheeler
Delia Albert
Hi Jack,

Thanks for looking for Delia's headstone!

Teri
Added by Teri Wheeler on Nov 12, 2014 4:17 AM
Keeper of the Stars
Samuel Page Grave
Hi,Jack,I wanted to thank you for trying to locate Samuel's grave. It has probably been long gone. Appreciate your effort! Susan
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Oct 30, 2014 8:06 AM
Barry Gates
Berry/Wright Walnut Grove Danvers
The photos I posted were about my 3rd or 4th try at taking a picture, for one that conveyed the utter blank-ness of the stone, also for handling the peculiarities of sun and shade, specifically right there, oddly, too.

Daniel Foster (1821-1892), over in Central Cemetery Beverly, is a stone from my own pedigree that was equally "daunting", especially when, equally, both that stones numerous inclusions, and its numerous omissions, are each considered.

I deleted the generic Berry memorial, and the generic Wright memorial too.

Continued regards... Barry
Added by Barry Gates on Oct 10, 2014 1:15 PM
Roland Henry Baker, III
Elizabeth "Betsy" Bartlett Pedrick Memorial# 130139093
RE: Elizabeth "Betsy" Bartlett Pedrick Memorial# 130139093. Thanks so much for your note this morning!!! I really appreciate you trying to find her marker!!! "Mom" reports several other Pedricks on that some plot:

Section C, Lot 74 includes:
1 Elizabeth (Bartlett) Pedrick
2 Mary A. Pedrick
3 Nicholas Bartlett Pedrick
4 Sarah Lydia Pedrick
5 Hannah Elizabeth Pedrick
6 Clara D. Hills

Are any of them visible? Should I put in a request for each of them? Or just leave the request open for Betsy as a reminder?

Best regards,

Roland Henry Baker, III
Added by Roland Henry Baker, III on Oct 08, 2014 9:48 AM
Bob on Gallows Hill
Berry transfers, etc.
Jack,

Turned custody of the Porter Berrys and Gen. Porter to you.

By the way, if you ever come across a connection between the Danvers Berrys and two who are buried in Salem's Howard Street ground give us a shout. I'm sure they are related, but have never found a connection.
Added by Bob on Gallows Hill on Sep 21, 2014 3:14 PM
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