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Jack Parker (#47734878)
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Bio Photo 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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 WAS 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.

Not sure what I am doing now, I appear to be chasing my relatives through Middlesex county and trying to sort them out. There does not seem to be a driving theme to that other than seeing who I stumble across in records and cemeteries and where they fit in the larger picture. I am not a direct descendant of most of them, but I am geographically local to them so there is some kind of logic to this in the larger scheme.


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)

Currently between laptops, all my "todo" notes are on the old one, new one doesn't have room for so many photos.

Complete: (There is some discrepancy in the numbering between MACRIS and FaG - adopting the FaG numbering as it comes up)
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
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR11 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR18 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)

In Progress
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. need to clean up 53 photos. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. I've noted many of them to re-take, I trust I don't miss any - let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken.
GR19 St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
GR22 Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?

In Queue
GR12 Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
GR17 Walnut Grove - Huge
GR23 Annunciation - Large
GR21 Danvers State Hospital - no markers? just a plaque.

Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
GR?? Israel Hutchinson (just a marker)
GR20 Potter's field (off Adams street)
GR24 Porter Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm) - Although I have seen recent clues as to a cemetery near here - it still evades me.
GR25 Pedricks Cemetery (off locust street, near Connors farm)
XX Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)

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Bill Boyington
RE: Anthony and Martha Potter
Your photos are great.
Added by Bill Boyington on Apr 13, 2014 8:06 AM
Bill Boyington
Anthony and Martha Potter
You probably want me to connect Martha to the wrong Anthony Potter. She was 25 years older than him and was probably a later marriage to his father. If you have a source for the information, please share it.
Added by Bill Boyington on Apr 12, 2014 3:22 PM
Irene Dowling
Lydia Peters
Thanks so much for looking for Lydia. I know the gentleman who added all the memorials in North Cemetery got the info from the cemetery, so my guess is she is buried there, so there must not be a stone. She definitely is Lydia Whitcomb. Thanks again for all your help.
Added by Irene Dowling on Apr 09, 2014 8:46 PM
GR numbers
Hi Jack, I have a question that is a little long regarding GR numbers. I would rather not leave it on here so I picked your first memorial (Harvey unknown) and will send a SAC there. I will put my email address in there (which I like to keep private on here also) so you can reply there if you like. Thank you. Denise.
Added by Denise on Apr 04, 2014 7:50 PM
David M. Habben
Lorenzo Parker
I'm sorry, I don't have any information on Mr. Parker. I believe I added him to from an obituary or death notice.
Added by David M. Habben on Feb 22, 2014 11:02 AM
Ralph Kimbrel
Phyllis W. Kimball
You probably didn't miss Phyllis grave when you visited that cemetery because there might not have been a grave there yet, she might still be living (even though she would be in her 90's) or either she got married again after her husband died in 1960 and we may never have a closer date for Phyllis. I just decided to go ahead and list her anyway and keep checking for other data on her. So far I haven't found a thing on her or Melvin except I found what I believe to be Melvin's brother, (William Warren Kimball's) obituary. Which if it is really his brother the obituary also contain Melvin E. Kimball's parents name. You would have to make the decision as to whether you want to list them in his Biography. Thanks Jack.
Ralph Kimbrel
Added by Ralph Kimbrel on Feb 18, 2014 1:19 PM
Ralph Kimbrel
Melvin E. Kimball & Phyllis Kimball
If you would, please place the same photos that you placed on Melvin E. Kimball's Memorial page # 76615385, on his wife's Memorial Page # 125273791. Thank you. Also if you want to complete the month & day for Melvin Kimball you can find it on one of your photos. Thank you for all of your work with Find A Grave.
Ralph Kimbrel, 47951000.
Added by Ralph Kimbrel on Feb 17, 2014 8:09 PM
RE: Rev Lorenzo Dow
The memorial page for Mr. Corcoran does not say much. He is a much more interesting fellow. Search on line for the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Louise Home. Search for him using W W Corcoran. There are several tributes written at the time of his death in the search results.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 15, 2014 5:59 PM
Rev Lorenzo Dow
Find A Grave Memorial# 36902111

The date of birth comes from his stone. Interesting that the birth record is off by two days.

When you have a chance you should read some of the news articles about the removal of Rev. Dow's remains and re interment. W.W. Corcoran, who campaigned for the removal, is also an interesting individual.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 15, 2014 10:38 AM
Sally Holden Dyson
Holden gravestones
Thanks for all your help, Jack. I really appreciate all you've done. Please do keep the Holdens on your radar when you are visiting cemeteries in MA/VT/NH. Don't know when I will get back there for more research, so this helps a lot!!!!
Added by Sally Holden Dyson on Jan 11, 2014 11:56 AM
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