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Midnightdreary (#46971513)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 3 days
RE: Julia Dean Willis #70806497
from Fern's memorial:
" ... using the pseudonym "Fanny Fern. ... Fern married James Parton, a former employee of her brother, in 1856. The couple moved from New York City to Manhattan. In her later years, Fern spoke out about social reform and women's rights, specifically women's suffrage. (bio by: Midnightdreary)

Well, at any rate, Julia is correctly linked, but doesn't show for whatever reason. I'll try to have Find A Grave correct this confusing state, link James Parton's name within your bio, and, it would appear, make no changes to the spelling of her pseudonym:
"Description: Portrait of Fanny Fern
Date: Published 1874; photo taken before October 10, 1872
Source: Fanny Fern: A memorial volume. Containing her select writings and a memoir. G.W. Carleton & Co., 1874
Author: Artist unknown"
Thanks for your help!

Added by luckysitsinback on Apr 18, 2016 9:04 AM

RE: Julia Dean Willis #70806497
I want to link Julia to Fannie.
Julia is linked to Fannie's parents.
The others of Fannie's siblings show on Fannie's memorial, but not Julia.

I want to link James Parton's name in the text of Fannie's bio, similar to how her brother's name is linked, to his memorial, in addition to having his link showing as one of Fannie's spouses.

Find-A-Grave is maintaining Fannie's memorial.
Perhaps you - as the original contributor - could point this request to them, as I don't know how to do this.


Added by luckysitsinback on Apr 18, 2016 5:43 AM

Julia Dean Willis #70806497
does not appear linked as sibling to Fannie Fern, which memorial is maintained by Find-A-Grave. Julia is correctly linked to the same parents, however, and all other siblings show correctly with Fannie Fern #37440541. Perhaps add her name to Fannie's bio? Thanks.

Added by luckysitsinback on Apr 17, 2016 11:02 PM

RE: Permission granted
Thank you very much! Would you like a copy of the newsletter? We'd be happy to send some to you if you are interested.


Added by OCarm on Sep 08, 2015 1:32 PM


We are the Religious Order of Carmelites, Province of the Most Pure Heat of Mary. Our Missions produce a free printed newsletter each month. We would love to use your photo of Mother Alphonsa Lathrop's grave site in our newsletter and would like to request permission to do so. Please message me back. Thank you.

Added by OCarm on Sep 08, 2015 1:03 PM

Tracy Thompson Tomaselli
Thank you for posting this interesting biography. I am on the board of directors for the cemetery and am putting together a directory of interments. May I use what you have posted? Thank you

Added by Tracy Thompson Tomaselli on Jul 14, 2015 5:47 PM

Sandra Hirt
Waldo Emerson
Hi Midnightdreay,

Thank You for the memorials and pictures you are creating. Job well done.
May I have your permission to post the tombstone picture of Waldo Emerson # 44979511 to my file for him on I will give credit to you.

Thank You,
Sandie Hirt #47090157

Added by Sandra Hirt on Oct 21, 2014 9:58 AM

priscilla ross-fox
Dexter Pratt
I am thinking he was the father of my Seraph Pratt. I have connected her but I need to find her mother (Vashti (Cutting)) whom I haven't found in this cemetery. I don't have a date of death for her and Ancestry is not working well at all for me to do searches.
If this Dexter Pratt isn't her father I will remove the connection and keep on searching.
And thank you for your work at F.A.G.

Added by priscilla ross-fox on Aug 20, 2014 3:09 PM

Charles Scudder Transfer
Thank you SO much for this transfer. We will take excellent care of it! You are most kind! Margie Scudder

Added by ScudderSander on Mar 29, 2014 9:21 PM

The Hinckley Graver
Charles jones
I generally don't add URL's because they tend to change

Added by The Hinckley Graver on Oct 09, 2013 9:24 PM

Yvonne Gowen
HOBBS family
I appreciate the time that you took to obtain the Hobbs family photos in Portland Street Cemetery.
Thank-you, so very much !!!
Yvonne Gowen

Added by Yvonne Gowen on Jul 29, 2013 12:23 PM

Botta Location
Would you by any chance have the location of the Botta family grave in Woodlawn? I want to visit Anne's grave on Monday. Thanks if so!

Added by GraveBard on Jun 09, 2013 4:10 AM

RE: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps [Ward]

Thanks for the added information. The correction has been made.

Best of all wishes to you.

Added by NWO on Jun 08, 2013 4:33 AM

Sanborn Family - Concord, MA
The memorial page you created for Louisa Leavitt Sanborn, wife of Franklin Sanborn is well done. I'm wondering though if their son, Victor Channing Sanborn is in fact buried in Chicago as noted. I found grave markers for he and his wife at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord today. I just created a memorial page for each. Do you think their grave markers are just memorials? If so, do you know where in Chicago they are buried. Thank you. - TCW

Added by TCW on Mar 16, 2013 5:29 PM

literary memorials
I like your work, Midnight Dreary, and strongly approve your goals. Ravenesque moniker as well.

I teach American literature at a Tokyo university, and my seminar students and I are doing similar work in regard to the characters in Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" who have real-life prototypes and whose graves we can locate.

Have a look at my "Spoon River" virtual cemetery. Two of the memorials there represent work we have completed: Margaret George Davidson and William Cullen Bryant (not the famous poet but a youthful namesake).


Added by wayne on Jul 07, 2012 7:05 PM


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