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Bill Bourbeau (#47387362)
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I'm a middle school English teacher that spends "spare" time conducting genealogical research. I have spent lots of time in the Forest Hill and Laurel Hill cemeteries, but recently focused most of my efforts at St. Bernard's and St. Joseph's.

Please feel free to use photos that I take for whatever purpose you choose. However, any and all photos must include proper source information in the citation. This allows other researchers to maintain the integrity of the research process.

I often have additional and/or higher quality images, and sometimes additional information, for many of the memorials. Please contact me if interested.

Please note that although I strive to take the best possible quality photos, I occasionally upload pictures that I plan to replace in the future.

I generally create memorials with the same spelling used on the marker, when one exists. Additional information, such as names of parents, also utilize information/spelling as seen on the primary sources.

Several gravestones at Laurel Hill no longer stand where they were first erected. Several factors, including erosion and vandalism, have led to these stones being placed in seemingly random locations. I try to document both where these stones are now, and where they should be.
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autumn chapman
Bill, thanks ever so much for adding all of the info on here for -Phinehas W "Phin" Coleman b.(14 Apr 1839).

Where and how did you find out all of that? You helped me solve a few block walls with it.. I am so grateful.. thanks so much.. you made my day.. Please get back to me on how and where you found this info and I would love to find out even more..

Added by autumn chapman on Oct 17, 2017 10:52 AM
I'm thinking you put the wrong picture on this Newberry memorial.
Added by JEF on Oct 04, 2017 5:43 PM
Mrs Bridget Carey
Greetings Bill-
In Bridget [Curran] Carey's Find A Grave Memorial you mentioned her obituary-Would you happen to have a copy of the obit- she was the wife of my second great uncle John B Carey.
Thank you for the memorials.
Added by Ann on Sep 28, 2017 1:27 AM
RE: looking for family
They are at St. Bernard. Patrick McCann, Andrew McCann, Thomas McCann, and Mary McCann. They should be all in the same lot
Added by Kitty on Aug 14, 2017 6:48 PM
Paula Stout
Find a grave#106051946
Eliza A. Leach Tolman.

Sorry, the date of their marriage is correct, could you add the marriage location.

Paula Stout
Added by Paula Stout on Jul 28, 2017 3:57 PM
Paula Stout
Find a grave#106051946
Eliza A. Leach, according to the marriage record in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts their marriage date is 17 August 1836, not the 15th. Not a big deal, would like their marriage record the same.

The marriage date is in ancestry.

Paula Stout
Added by Paula Stout on Jul 28, 2017 3:52 PM
Brian Scott DONOVAN
James COFFEY, Find A Grave Memorial# 115133599

Are you familiar with the following source?

Coffey, James, June 19, 1901, husband of Mary, nee Sullivan, father of Mary, Maggie, Josie, Annie and Ella, Mrs. John Cahill, and brother in law of John H., Michael, Maggie Sullivan, and Mrs. Murphy, and Mrs. Murnane, aged 60 yrs., native of Kilteely, Co. Limerick. Funeral from resid., 54 Sigel st. to Immaculate Conception Church to Calvary (1) ) The Chicago Daily News, 1878-1902, funeral notices in Tom Cook, Chicago’s Irish Families 1833-1910.
Added by Brian Scott DONOVAN on Jul 06, 2017 5:30 PM
Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Rose Duplease Luttrell
Rose Duplease Luttrell 90604380 and 114632250 seem to be a duplicates. I have transferred mine to you, as you seem to be a relative. The obit says she is in Laurel Land and there are two people that have filmed it. Good luck combining them.
Added by Sonja Brumley Vaughn on Jul 05, 2017 6:08 PM
Elizabeth Jill
Find A Grave Memorial# 141107866 Annie Frances Moran
Hello Bill,

I am researching my great grandmother Annie Frances Moran. I was wondering where you got all the info about her for this record? Some of the info listed here is different from the info I have for her. Do you have a picture of the grave?


J. Eisner
Added by Elizabeth Jill on Jun 29, 2017 8:46 AM
will chenette
Moses Perkins My Grandfather
My Dear Sir,
Thanks for Posting Moses Perkins He's there on Central ave.
The stones are all gone and roadways now exist.I saw one stone but broken off down the lower road on the left.
I'm very deeply saddened by this I cant find my family member.Moses passed in 1835. Hes a direct link to my mom side she passed Jan 17, 2017.

May God Bless You and Thank You.
Moses Great grandson.
william shenette
Added by will chenette on Jun 24, 2017 10:46 AM
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