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Orrin Merritt III (#46993623)
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Samantha Cleveland
Hello Orrin:

I am a community archaeology student @ Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, NY. We are currently working on a project at 48 Washington Avenue in the Historic Stockade District; the property is residential.

In the back yard of this home are 4 gravestones propped up along a fence. The owners have told us that there are no graves, just the stones. Of interest to you, is that 2 of them are for a Mr. Date "StanDley" (obviously a spelling error) with the same death date listed on Find A Grave memorial #145156044, for which you have requested a photo.

One stone is clearly a headstone, with the same inscription as is listed on the above mentioned memorial. The second appears to be a footstone with the inscription "Mr. DaLe StanDley"

One of the other stones is for Albert Stanley, son of Elijah (brother of Date) and Ann Stanley.

I was wondering what your connection was to these folks, and if we could mutually help each other with any information. How and why did these stones end up in Schenectady County?

Thank you so much for your time,
Samantha Cleveland Find A Grave #47158165
Added by Samantha Cleveland on Sep 17, 2017 10:29 AM
R Moore
RE: Thanks for the Pictures!
You're welcome. Glad to help.
Added by R Moore on Sep 14, 2017 8:24 PM
Denise L (Reeves) Quintana
Mae Nora Pelkie
Find A Grave Memorial# 42528926

You mention in the comments:
church had their carnival the Robison family came from all over Warren and Dallas Counties

Can you tell me the Robison names as I have some in my family and was wondering if it was any of them?
Added by Denise L (Reeves) Quintan... on Aug 18, 2017 12:17 PM
RE: Thanks for the support!
Well Orrin,

That didn't pan out. Find A Grave only lists one Memorial Park Cemetery in the entire state. Rats!

If in fact Harold was buried in Advance, might have to search for a cemetery sexton.
Added by Bulldog on Jul 06, 2017 2:14 PM
RE: Thanks for the support!
Does the obit make reference where in Wisconsin Harold died? There could be many Memorial Park cemeteries. If we knew approximately where he died, and if there's a Memorial Park near that location, it might narrow the search.

Just for the heck of it, think I'll check if there are other Memorial Park cemeteries in Wisconsin.

Might get lucky and locate Harold.

Added by Bulldog on Jul 06, 2017 2:07 PM
RE: Use of gravestone pictures
I don't need know if I ever got back to you regarding the photos of the graves for the Atwood family. Please feel free to use them. Sorry for the long delay. It's been some time since I've been on the desktop version of the website.
Added by Shandra on May 31, 2017 9:30 PM
RE: Thanks for the Picture!
Hi Orren!

Do you have any further information regarding Henry Eklund? I cannot find an obituary for him, and know nothing further about his family.

I have been photographing the headstones at Elmwood Cemetery for the past six months. I took the photo of Henry's headstone yesterday afternoon. I would like to get further information regarding any family connections at Elmwood Cemetery.

Thanks for your help.
Added by nancy on May 29, 2017 2:21 PM
High Plains
Alice Misgen
Please remove & resubmit maiden name. Only the first letter should be capitalized.
Added by High Plains on May 28, 2017 7:36 AM
Have added the information to Nettie's memorial.

Added by Pat on May 18, 2017 7:39 AM
I have added the information you gave me to Elijah's memorial.

Added by Pat on May 18, 2017 7:38 AM
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