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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 I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.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 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)
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)
(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)


In Progress
GR11 Walnut Grove - Starting with Section C - 69.8% photographed. I suspect we won't get past 70% for section C - lots of missing or buried headstones.
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.
??? 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)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Pope's Lane, Danvers Centre (have not found - it should be back by Hutchinson) - but then it's a Peabody cemetery - so it has to be down the road.
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Bonnie Maskery
Photos
Dear Jack.
Thank you the photos of Orrie Ella Elwell Stevens and Leland Niles Stevens.
Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Maskery on Nov 17, 2014 3:51 AM
Brian
Hanlons
Thank you for trying to find the grave markers of Arthur Hanlon and Marion Hanlon.
Added by Brian on Nov 12, 2014 7:30 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
Richieen
Arthur/ Helen Bruhm
Thanks Jack for getting the shots for me. Keep up the good work. I have seen a lot of photos you have shot in Danvers cemeteries here. thanks again
Added by Richieen on Nov 11, 2014 12:38 PM
roccie grout hill
RE: Grout - Walnut Grove
Thank you so much! The Munroes and the Grouts are all my family, of course, and seeing these photos is so inspiring!
Added by roccie grout hill on Nov 08, 2014 8:07 AM
John Arsenault
Martha Putnam photo
Hi Jack - Thank you for making the effort to locate this gravestone. I'll leave the request up for now. Perhaps at some point a photo of the lot would be appropriate even if there are no stones.

John
Added by John Arsenault on Nov 06, 2014 5:08 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
Beth Griffin
Walnut Grove
Jack thanks for taking a readable picture of Rhoda Briggs' headstone. I just returned from a quick trip to MA-NH and was unable to get a usable photo. I appreciate all the hard work you are doing for my family and everyone else too. I am jealous that you posted the first picture of Baby Henry Prentiss Sec B. Gram called those boys "the twins". I helped to dig up that stone on my visit 22 Sep 2014. We just missed each other. The office didn't realize the headstone was MISSING. Be looking for a new headstone to appear on that lot "sometime before it snows". I suppose that is a valid New England timeline; I am from the South.
Added by Beth Griffin on Oct 01, 2014 7:14 AM
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