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vabloom (#46851926)
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Keeper of a Widespread Multinational Family Tree.

Always looking for information on Galpin-Brunnemann families of Connecticut and New York; and DeVera-Geminiano families of the Philippines.

My husband's family: Collins, Dwyer, Ford, Holm, Lindstrom, McCarthy, McCleary, Riley, Roark, Schagerholm, Shank, Wheeler, Wrenn

I'm perfectly happy to transfer memorials to you, except for my direct line of ancestors. Just ask.
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RE: Patrick Bergin Headstone
Hi vabloom,

Yes I remember my first Bergin. It was a beautiful headstone. I am sorry I could not tell you if this second headstone is over grave 1 or grave 2. For that, I would have to bring some garden utensils to the cemetery and start digging, because this headstone has sunk at least 4 inches. If this second burial site for Bergin has 2 graves, there are two possibilities (left or righr) like I said. Which one? Only Calvary office knows because they have like a blueprint of each section, and they can indicate the exact location of each grave.
Added by Marcial on Nov 13, 2016 11:01 AM
mary ann galpin ford
Please tell me how I can get in touch with Mary Ann Galpin Ford concerning the family of Alice Mabel Ford and her parents, Minnie Grayson Ford and John Scott Ford. Minnie Grayson Ford is a relative of mine.

Also I would like to know the names of the three women in the photo, possibly Alice and Gladys and Elizabeth Ford?
Added by anon on Jun 26, 2016 9:37 PM
RE: Thomas, Margaret and Josephine Bergin
Vabloom, it was a pleasure, all the more because the Bergin's headstone exists (actually, there are two, while most of the graves I photograph have no headstone)and because it is a beautiful work of art. Thanks for your words.
Added by Marcial on Jun 11, 2015 10:27 PM
Heather Zell Bosley
26449573 Hannora Cecilia Wrenn Collins
I was wondering if you knew where Hannora's maiden name was obtained from? I've been doing some searching but cannot seem to find anything.

Thanks for your help,
Added by Heather Zell Bosley on Jun 11, 2015 4:12 PM
RE: Thomas, Margaret and Josephine Bergin
Oh, please don't miss Timothy because I also visited and photographed his resting place and headsote! I learned about it from the "hidden" note you wrote for Thomas' family. And, by the way, I found that you also created separate records for Margaret (wife) and Joshephine (daughter) so I copied some of the pics for their memorials. And just a final note: You wrote that Josephine was born and died in 1901 but the year carved on the headstone for Josephine is 1910. If the headstone is correct, it will be very easy for you to edit your data.
Added by Marcial on May 25, 2015 1:26 PM
RE: Thomas, Margaret and Josephine Bergin
Hi. It happens that I was still writing the captions while you wrote me your beautiful message. May I suggest that you visit again the photos in case you lost any of my lastest notes? It was a pleasure, believe me. And this particular graves of your family have been the most rewarding of all because most of the times there are no headstones, which makes my work much harder by marking a few graves within the plot and range just to have an idea where the grave I am looking for is located. One additional pleasure was that the headstones are beautiful and in perfect shape. I am glad.
Added by Marcial on May 25, 2015 1:20 PM
Graves for Thomas and Timothy
Hi vabloom:

I will try to find the graves for Thomas, wife and daughter, and for Timothy. I hope the graves have headstones because all my latest researchs have been very difficult because there was no headstone for any of them. As for Thomas, there might be an additional problem, which is that there is no grave number. Nonetheless, I will do my best.
Added by Marcial on May 25, 2015 8:47 AM
June Ford
Ford family
I believe it is very likely that my husband's g-g-grandfather John Ford is closely related to this family but have been unable to make a connection. He & Jared P Ford started the first Methodist Church in Decatur Co IND, and I've amassed a lot of information on them that points in a certain way and still.... If anyone would like to exchange info I'd be delighted.
Added by June Ford on Sep 19, 2013 10:37 AM
Larry E Smith
Rafael Sarmiento
This must be the same Rafael I went to 9th grade with. My wife and I traveled thru Ayer, MA last week on our way to Maine. Went by the houses we both lived in in Devencrest militray houseing.
Wish I would have looked him up earlier to talk about old times. If you know his faimly give them my sympathy for their loss.
Added by Larry E Smith on Aug 10, 2013 7:04 PM
Cheryl Goodell
William Albers
Saw your posting on my grandfather's William (Bill) Albers, married to your Nana Anna,

My mother was Muriel Albers Rader of Sun City Az, and she had five children.

I have very fond memories of your nana, my step grandmother.

Cheryl Goodell
wichita, Kansas
Added by Cheryl Goodell on Dec 12, 2012 4:15 PM
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