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Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231 (#47178231)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 19 days
Jill Garrison
John T. Smith Memorial# 132262027
Hi Carole - looking for my elusive great2 grandparents info and still hitting a brick wall. Spoke recently to my Aunt and got the names of family friends who helped raise my great grandmother and got a hit on your post here for John T. Smith. His wife Anastasia Burke was a friend of my great grandmother and their mothers were friends. My great grandmother's parents died before she reached majority and the Burke/Smith families had monies from the parents (supposedly) so she could finish school.
What is your connection to the Smith/Burke families and/or to the Rockland Cemetery?
I'm hoping that her parents may be in the same cemetery!!
Jill Garrison Gargiulo

Added by Jill Garrison on Feb 26, 2017 5:51 PM

Roy Shields
Conklin Family
Hello Carole,
my name is Roy Shields, been doing research on many of my Grand Parents surnames and ran across your very heart felt bio when looking into the Conklin family. You have done such a wonderful work with Find a Grave, and I thank you!
Since you did research on the Conklin family, could we be related? I know very little about the Conklin's, have a couple of documents and very few photos. My Grandmother, Lillian Estelle Wild was married to Norris Ivan Conklin in the 1940's to 1960's, but were unofficially divorce. Norris moved back to NY from Washington D.C., and my Grandmother remarried in the 1970's. She has since passed, sometime in 1999 I think. Grandfather Norris called and spoke to my mother just before he died in 1970 to give her the news he was dying. I know next to nothing about him and never met him as far as I know.
I was told that the Conklin family may have a Russian connection but I haven't found one. Do you have any other links to this line?
Thank you again for posting some of the Conklin Family information, I had no idea where Norris or his parents were buried.
Best regards,

Added by Roy Shields on Feb 25, 2017 3:27 PM

Thank you, Carole. How sad. Poor Maud, must have been very hard on her and Doc.

Added by Jole on Feb 25, 2017 3:15 PM

RE: Those are in
Thanks. I've been reading the bios as I go along. What interesting lives were are a super sleuth. Do you like the family search site?

Btw, there is a Wong gravestone. Wong is the family name. There are no other clues as to who is buried there unless you can read Korean.
The death dates are 1896-1974 and 1891-1935.
Do they come up in the records?

Added by Elizablack on Feb 25, 2017 10:21 AM

Memorial# 169924101
This one has no plot number, but could also be a child of George or his brother John?

Added by Jole on Feb 24, 2017 2:28 PM

Memorial# 169924102
A Leitner infant in Doc Leitner's plot? Are the parents recorded anywhere? Thanks for any info.

Added by Jole on Feb 24, 2017 2:22 PM

RE: I am in the add some more memorials
Mamie E. Ross 1877-1910

Edna H. Ross 1908-1927

Frank M. Preston 1895-1940

Mary Leland Preston 1880-1911

Charles A. Preston 1892-1916

Elizabeth R. Preston 1865-1937

Johanne Krebs Dunn 1886-1978

Cynthia Reed Dunn 1915-2003

Robert Kruse Dunn 1911-1988

Philip Reed 8-6-1913, 9-22-1979

Vera Cone Copeland 12-3-1896, 12-6-1966

Chun Ya Wong Wang 3-11-1909, 2-20-1991

Added by Elizablack on Feb 24, 2017 1:38 PM

RE: Hey there good friend...
That was Henry "Hank" Hassenkamp, 12-6-1958.
He obviously loved that bridge and will be sad to see it go.

Feel like creating some memorials? I can send a list if you are in the mood.

Added by Elizablack on Feb 24, 2017 12:19 PM

RE: Hello my good friend
No, I don't remember seeing Betty's tombstone but I can look again.

I did see an interesting tombstone in section H. I believe this man is still alive. Henry Hassenkamp.
He is/was an electrician for the Tappan Zee bridge. The stone is engraved with a design of the bridge along with a lighthouse. Very nicely done.

Added by Elizablack on Feb 22, 2017 2:43 PM

Leroy H. Smith 134629499
Hi Carole,
thank you for your kind words, help and support too.
Yes, will keep everything up, just in case.

This is just a small hobby that somehow manages to take my interest to such an extent, that I can't always seem to stop. Though not as much work as you put into it, I still do my best to include important forgotten people into f.a.g..

God Bless You and Your Work you do!

where are you located?


Added by R.C. on Feb 22, 2017 10:50 AM

John Cleve Green
thanks for the info !! I have added it to the memorial! Donna aka lulu

Added by lulu on Feb 20, 2017 7:12 PM

Michael McCue
Blauvelts in Nanuet
I added the marriage information.

Mike McCue

Added by Michael McCue on Feb 20, 2017 2:06 PM

Ellen Stanton



Added by Ellen Stanton on Feb 19, 2017 11:05 AM

J L Bryant
RE: Cheery Hello J L
Dear Carole,
Sounds busy.

Again, thank you for more memorials of my extended family.

But, y'know, if I understood your note that you've been recently working on Bryants specifically, might I ask that we be in touch via email on that directly ? My contact is on my profile, and I'd like to help if you've been asked to look into my paternal family.

Pls let me know.
Thanks ! Jeff

Added by J L Bryant on Feb 17, 2017 5:10 PM

RE: Folks are already loving your photos!
Hi Carole,

Now that I know what Jole's interests are, I can be on the lookout for those particular names.

Nice of you to help those families. It must be very exciting to make all of those little discoveries. I know how I feel when I find a document that seemed to be nowhere to be to found.

I sent quite a few edits your way. Just holler if it gets to be too much.

I visited Rockland on Valentine's Day. Some of the families added lovely decorations. The displays looked especially pretty against the blanket of white snow.

Added by Elizablack on Feb 17, 2017 3:52 PM

J L Bryant
Bryants in Nyack
Dear Carole,
THANK you !!! You have connected / extended a branch of my cousins (thru Amada Bryant and his line) that I had not found yet.

I will be requesting / sending some edits for their F-a-G memorials you've created, so stayed tuned, but thank you for your efforts !
Yours, Jeff Bryant

Added by J L Bryant on Feb 17, 2017 1:47 PM

Memorial# 170912200
Thank you so much for the transfer and reuniting the family. Once I finish biographies for granparents and great grandparents, I will give more attention to aunts and uncles. Read a few of your biographies - your parents would be proud. I was born 40 years to the day after Al. An honor!

Added by Jole on Feb 12, 2017 2:00 AM

Deepest gratitude! We were 19 first cousins and wondered where our Gregory was, for 50+ years. May he R.I.P. You have uncovered another family history mystery. Many thanks!

Added by Jole on Feb 11, 2017 11:56 AM

Richard H Bernhard
John Russell Wendt (1909-1955)
Hi Carole!
Thanks very much for all the information about Mr. Wendt! He also had an earlier marriage to Eleanor Bourne Hobbs Benedict (1912-1954), 11/2/1935 in Manhattan (Cert No. 24910)at the NYC Municipal Archives. Alas the 2 were divorced in 1937 in Charlotte County, Florida with no children. Eleanor was the only child of Helen Whittier Andrus (1888-1969), one of the very best friends of my mother in Yonkers, NY.
The information you posted about the 2011 burial of the cremains of John Wendt's, Catherine/Katherine, appears to me to be confusing 2 different people of the same name. The Catherine of the 1909-2008 SS Record appears to have been buried in 2/2008 next to her husband, John W. Wendt, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina. Take a look at it, & see what you think. I have quite a lot more to tell you about all this if you contact me at my regular e-mail address posted on my find-a-grave contributor self-description. I hope you will! Sincerely, Dick B.

Added by Richard H Bernhard on Feb 11, 2017 10:27 AM

RE: Cheery Hello!
Carole, Thank you so much for the transfer of Perry's memorial. Nancy

Added by NancyK333 on Feb 10, 2017 3:06 AM

Memorial 149411354
Carole, Can you please transfer Memorial 149411354 for Perry Antoshak to me. He is my cousin. My member number is 49139228. Thank you in advance. Nancy

Added by NancyK333 on Feb 09, 2017 6:56 PM

RE: Did you want John and his wife...
Thank you, Carole, not yet. Working on direct ancestors biographies at the moment. If in the meantime no one else in the family takes interest, I will manage any memorials that need attention and post what has been given to me. Will be in touch...

Added by Jole on Feb 09, 2017 4:36 PM

Richard H. L. Chichester, III
RE: Cheery Hello!
Yes, don't know if he will add the bio, but I have sent it to him and submitted the link from Annie to her.
I have attempted to transcribe Theresa's headstone to try to come up with a date of death.
This is what I believe it says:

Theresa Augustine / daughter of / Alanson Austin / wife of / Elijah J Austin / Born / Dec. 7, 1812 / Died / May ?, 187-

I have searched for a cemetery survey with headstone transcriptions or dates of death, birth cert., newspaper notices, anything to verify her death date, but have come up empty.

So far, I have not located the burial place for Elijah, but he MAY be buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, NY.


Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Feb 09, 2017 1:32 PM

RE: Wow....incredible
Very interesting about Arthur.

I didn't even know about that newspaper site. Thanks!!

Added by Elizablack on Feb 09, 2017 12:03 PM

Richard H. L. Chichester, III
RE: Your wonderful addition has been added.
You are most welcome and thank you for your kind words. I am happy to have helped.

BTW Her maternal grandmother is #8523101
(I have a link pending)
Note: Theresa's date of death is incorrect as she was living in 1850, age 35, with her daughter, Annie, in the home of her brother-in-law. (she may have lived until May of 1870)

Theresa Augustine Austin, born 7 Dec 1812; married Elijah Judson Austin. Elijah was born 5 July 1803 and died 21 Feb 1846 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York. He was the son of Levi and Polly (Martin) Austin. They had one daughter Anna Augstine, born 7 Aug. 1837. She married 11 Oct. 1860, Goodloe Bowman Bell. Goodloe was born 14 June 1832 in Reading, Pa. He was the son of Judge Samuel and Louisa (Bowman) Bell.

~Some descendants of Richard Austin of Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1638; Jim Carlin, Edith Austin Moore, Austin Families Association of America; Gateway Press, 1998.


Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Feb 09, 2017 11:17 AM


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