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"Close to my heart you'll always be - Genealogy is the connection to you and me!"|
Your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care, it is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist, you died, and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beat a pulse, entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled, one hundred years ago, spreads out among the ones you left, who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. (Author Unknown)
BTW for those of you sending all the corrections regarding only one name in the first block of records for searching ease, even when the individual has 3 or 4 names, as in good Catholics who always have Marie or Joseph in their names (which is usually the first name) - be careful what you ask for - I'm working on the corrections, however if you search on Marie or Joseph now you get over 2,500 of my names alone. Good luck finding the individual you are looking for, especially if it's Marie and you don't know how many times she married. I find those of you insistent on this interesting - especially as Find A Grave refuses to fix my husband's relative who has no first name - his name is Spotted Tail and because he's famous his record is handled by management - they have Spotted for his first name and Tail for his last name. Not CORRECT, but what the heck, it fits in the box.
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Hi Suki again:
I was just trying to match up the names in Rose's obit with the names you have listed and discovered that the obit says she is survived by four sisters . After looking at the original copy of the obit that I have I discovered that I left out the name "Mrs. Emma Pinard" between Mrs. Exilia Romeo and Mrs. George Gagnon's name. To make it correct you may want to insert it in her obit. Sorry for the mistake. That is a nice picture of Rose at the checkout counter in the store. I remember that cash register, the scales, and that table. Do you have any other pictures inside the store? Bob
Added by Bob on Aug 23, 2016 3:22 PM
Hi Suki: Thank you for allowing the edits for birth and death locations for Rose.
Did you know Carlos very well? Words can't express how good he was to me. I worked for him from 1952 until the summer after I graduated from college in 1960. My father worked for Saco Lowell and moved to Greenville, SC in 1958 with them when they moved south and I kept living in our home on Pool Road. In the spring, summer and fall during high school I worked for him taking care of the grounds of many of the estates he took care of. I had no way of getting to work except on his bus which he let me ride for nothing. During college I worked in their store starting early and stayed late in the evening, so he provided me with one of his old pick up trucks. It was working for him and learning from him that eventually led to the three business I owned later in life. He was sooo good to me. Rose was also OK. If you knew her at all you know she could have her bad moods and be difficult but we understood and respected each other.
One of my biggest regrets I have is that I did not know he had died until about two weeks after he passed and I missed his funeral. I think of him often.
I have unsuccessfully tried to find out by writing to the PUC if the bus line ceased to operate before he died. I know he auctioned off the store in January, 1966 a year and a half before he died but I can't find out anything about the bus line or his school bus contract. I know the bus line by the early 60's was nothing like it was in the early to mid 50's as was the case with most public transportation with a much shorter schedule and no service on Sunday. But I would like to find someone who can tell me about it. I have even tried to locate his former drivers but they are all gone now.
Here is the Biddeford Journal obituary for Rose and Carlos:
1968-10-23 Biddefortd Daily Journal Obit:
Mrs. Marie Goldthwait, 55, a resident of Biddeford Pool and widow of Carlos A. Goldthwait, died last night in a local nursing home after a brief illness.
She was born in Biddeford, Feb. 19, 1913, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Lucier) Gagnon. She and her husband owned Goldthwait Bus Lines and Garage at Biddeford Pool. She was a communicant of St. Andre's Church, Biddeford, a member of Biddeford Pool Community Club and the Ladies Guild of St. Francis College.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Exila Romeo, Mrs. George Gagnon, all of Biddeford and mrs. Josephine Chaves of New Bedford, Mass.; a brother, Wilfred Gagnon of Biddeford and several nieses and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. from St. Andrews Church, Biddeford.
Friends may call at Shumway Funeral Home, 35 Spring St., Saco, tomorrow and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
1968-9-23 Biddeford Daily Journal Obit:
Carlos A. Goldthwait, 69, a resident of Main Street, Biddeford Pool, died suddenly last night at his residence.
He was born in Biddeford Pool, July 22, 1899, son of Wright and Emma (Hussy) Goldthwait. He was educated in Biddeford schools and owned and operated Goldthwait Bus Lines, Inc and Biddeford Pool garage for 20 years.
Goldthwait was a member of the Biddeford Pool Community club and was a life member of the Biddeford Pool Fire Department.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rose (Gagnon) Goldthwait of Biddeford Pool; three sisters: Mrs. William (Margaruite) Church of Saco; Mrs. June Moss of Old Orchard Beach and Mrs. George A. (Polly) Trott of Midland, Mass and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from Shumway Funeral Home, 35 Spring St., Saco. Internment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Biddeford.
Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m.
This doesn't tell much about him. I have maintenance of his Find A Grave memorial and should write a good biography for him. Bob
Added by Bob on Aug 22, 2016 3:28 PM
I understand your wanting to keep Rose's memorial. If I edit her birth and death locations will you approve it?
I have a copy of her obit and will send it if you don't have it. Bob
Added by Bob on Aug 22, 2016 6:05 AM
|Mike Vajgrt||Charles & Lillian Vajgrt Memorials|
Thank you for making the edits to these memorials.
Hi Suki: Would you transfer management of Rose Goldthwait(e) (your Find A Grave #100253273) to me? I worked for Rose and Carlos Goldthwaite (I manage his memorial Find A Grave #63928221) at the store they owned at Biddeford Pool all through high school and collage and they were both dear friends. I have much information to add to Rose's memorial. Thanks, Bob Find A Grave#48354519.
Added by Bob on Aug 20, 2016 10:17 AM
Thank you so much for your quick reply. I have spent years researching and studying documents. I would never change a Memorial Page as I will always go by facts. I am a retired teacher so I want to be able to back up my findings. I was born in Biddeford, and went to school in Old Orchard Beach so I, too, have many family members at St. Joseph cemetery. That is my primary focus on being a Find A Grave member as I feel it is an honor to be able to provide more information about our ancestor's lives. Are you related to me? I have Cote and Mondville in my line so I am just wondering if we are cousins somehow. Thank you for your kind words as I have other family members who are cousins, aunts, and uncles. I have found no one else doing genealogy so those people are almost forgotten and I don't want that to happen. My Mondville great-grandmother had 13 children and most are buried in St. Joseph. I just want to honor those who have gone on before us!
Added by BJS on Aug 11, 2016 2:06 PM
Hi Suki I have to give you a big "Thank you" and since I live in the South a big "Hug" for being so nice to me in transferring family members to me. I am sort of new at this and my goal is to only due family members. I am now asking that my great'grandparents, Alberic Mondville #128068862 and his wife Leocadie Mondville #128068996 be transferred to me BJS #48745848. I appreciate it your quick response to my request. St. Joseph in Biddeford, Maine is a huge cemetery and I have lots of french/canadians family buried there and would like to manage their Memorial Pages. Since I am active in genealogy I know lots of information about them which I hope to post if I can get them transferred to me. I have a question maybe you can help with some advice. I have a great-grandmother in Iowa which I am now on my 4th message and that person will not transfer her to me! I know the guidelines in Find A Grave, but most people are very nice and transfer to me cousins, and aunts and uncles. But this is my direct line.what do I do? Help!Thanks
Added by BJS on Aug 11, 2016 10:13 AM
|BJS||Joseph Francois Cote|
Hi Suki What an unusual name! I bet you get that a lot. I am writing to you to ask if you can transfer my french Pepere Joseph Francois Cote #128011477 to me. Also my Memere Leocadie Anna Mondville Cote #128011356 as I am their granddaughter BJS #48745848. I have become a Find A Grave member and I know they would be thrilled for me to manage their Memorial Page. I truly do thank you for making their Memorial Page as I can now appreciate even more how time and effort it takes. BJS
Added by BJS on Aug 08, 2016 9:19 AM
|Bob||RE: Jeanette Gosselin|
I'm guessing I am much older than you (Biddeford High School, Class of 1956) but is it possible our paths might have crossed somewhere? I discovered a few years ago that, after talking to a lady who lives here in this park with me, that her grand father and my grandfather were brothers, she lived in Biddeford Pool, she graduated 1 year after me, and she and her sister rode with me on the same school bus. It's interesting, and sometimes scary, what you find out doing genealogy. Bob
Added by Bob on Jul 23, 2016 7:11 AM
|Bob||RE: Jeanette Gosselin|
I have put all these Gosselins in my "Family Tree Maker" but the only reason is because Antoine Gosselin married Regina Brunell, daughter of Gedeon Brunelle, whose son was Joseph Brunelle, father of Lucille Brunelle Beaudoin who was my uncle Arthur (Pete) Beaudoin's wife. I don't put anything in my "Family Tree Maker" that doesn't somehow relate to me, even a great distance. Also it's like a great big puzzle and I enjoy doing it. Bob
Added by Bob on Jul 23, 2016 7:01 AM
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