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Duster (#47044821)
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Bio Photo Hi I am Ron Gillespie,

I live in the state of Virginia but I am originally from upper state New York. I am searching for records of both my grandparents on both sides of my family.

My grandmother's name on my mother's side was Francis Lesperance and my grandfather's name on that side was Perrie Lesperance my grandfathers family came from Quebec Canada. Both of these grandparents are in the Notre Dame Cemetery in Ogdensburg New York.

My grandmother's name on my father's side was Afretta Lester and my grandfather's name on that side was William Elbert Gillespie my grandfather's family came from Massachusetts and I believe my grandmother Afretta Lester is in the Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery in Connecticut. My grandfather came from some were in the Quincy Mass area.

Help would be appreciated, as I am having no luck finding anyone on my own.

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carol fasc
Patricia Funda
Greeting...Patricia is not listed in Forest Lawn data base... maybe call office for plot info...Carol
Added by carol fasc on Dec 14, 2016 6:29 AM
Martin Smith
Alfretta in Rose Hill
Greetings, Ron,

I live very close to Rose Hill Memorial Park and I will be happy to check with them tomorrow (Monday) to see where your grandmother is buried and to add a photo to her memorial.

Added by Martin Smith on Dec 27, 2015 4:02 PM
Frank K.
RE: Charles Lesperance
thank you for the information
Added by Frank K. on Sep 14, 2015 2:14 PM
RE: Edith and Leroy Gooding
You are very welcome. On the other side of the stone are the names of Stephen P., his wife, Amy A Rhodes and A. Florence Gard. I've posted to their memorials also. The small stone to the side could not be read well, it may be Orlinda Hattie Rhodes with no dates readable. I would guess it belongs to a child.

Added by DRL on Sep 01, 2015 12:58 PM
Margot Cole
RE: Thanks
Your very welcome. I enjoy the hunt. It's nice to hear I am appreciated. Thank You, Margot Cole
Added by Margot Cole on Jun 17, 2015 8:23 PM
Nathan Haines
Hilda Nellie Ashwood Walker
I got the pics per your request for Hilda Nellie Ashwood Walker's gravesite. I discovered that her husband is buried by her and nobody added him to Find A Grave so I added him.
Charles Walker's brother Clyde and his wife are buried by he and Hilda.
Charles in grave 1, Hilda in grave 2, Clyde Walker in grave 3, and Myrtle Walker in grave 4.
Charles and Clyde's father was supposed to have been a Frank Walker born in 1855 in New York but I know not when or where he died.
I did not have the time to clean up Clyde and Myrtle's gravestone. It needs cleaning real bad. I got "as is" pics for their stone and added them. If you want better pics for their stone you could put in a picture request.
Added by Nathan Haines on Apr 17, 2015 9:57 AM
Chris Rawls
RE: Hi
Hi Ron

The info I placed on the cemetery record was obtained from the death transcript I received through Massachusetts Document Retrieval Services. The death record shows place of burial Mt Auburn Cem, Cambridge, date of disposition Jan 24, 1986 and undertaker, Keefe, Cambridge.

Ruth Jones, Emma's sister, was the informant. There father was Almon Lester. Do you have more info on the Lester family?

I hope this helps you. Emma was married to my mother's brother, they had one son, Leonard who died in 2007.

Have a great day
Added by Chris Rawls on Aug 11, 2013 7:33 AM
RE: Ashwood photos
Your Welcome
It was my pleasure to take the photos.
Added by JoeyC on Jul 26, 2013 9:10 AM
RE: Thank you
Added by Cassie on Jul 22, 2013 9:42 AM
RE: Thank you
Your welcome! I'm glad that I was able to help. Also, please note Richard Ashwood is in the New Evens Mills Cemetery not Old Evens Mills Cemetery. By the way I saw another Ashwood headstone right in front of Richards that was also Ashwood, off the top of my head I want to say Sara but can't remember now.
Added by Cassie on Jul 21, 2013 7:18 AM
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