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Mary S. (#47572796)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am of Acadian (French from what is now Nova Scotia), Irish and Italian ancestry, and my husband is of French-Canadian (Quebec Province) and Eastern European Jewish ancestry.

Our Canadian ancestors came to New England in the late 19th and early 20th century, to work in the mill towns of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

I LOVE the early New England gravestone art! But my main focus for genealogy is with our Canadian immigrant ancestors.

I welcome any excuse to go puttering around local cemeteries, taking photos, and hope I can continue to add listings and photos here for many years to come.


Many of my photos have GPS tags in the EXIF Data, and I've added that information to some of the memorials. But Find A Grave makes this very cumbersome to do, so I haven't added all of them. ALSO, some of the GPS tags are wrong, because of an intermittent problem with my camera. So, please, before sending an edit to add the GPS tags, look at the location to make sure it makes sense, and isn't located in some swamp a mile away!


I hate having to post this, BUT:

If you want to send me corrections/additions for the memorials I manage, use the Edit Tab on the memorial page. I won't make changes from messages left here.

I put a lot of work into my memorials - I don't just post the minimum FAG requires. Don't tell me that you'll send me your notes on a family and I can update my memorials from them. Send the SACs using the Edit Tab on the individual memorials, if you want me to make changes.

If you want a specific field changed (names, dates, relationships, etc.), use the field edits on the edit tab, not the OTHER choice. I won't make changes to fields from an emailed edit. Find A Grave has made it very easy to make field edits - let's use that system.

I will not post an obituary in its entirety, ever. It's a violation of copyright law, and also risks listing living persons.

And I will NOT link a memorial to an "Unknown Burial" memorial. Come back when you know where that family member is actually buried.

Requests for transfer will be judged on a case by case basis. For example, if you are trying to use Find A Grave as a genealogy site by adding all your "Burial Unknowns," I will not transfer to you. Although a wonderful genealogical resource, Find A Grave is intended as a burial registry and I won't encourage behavior that runs contrary to that.
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Joseph Capistron
Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for sending me his DOB. Can you tell me your source? I did a search and couldn't come up with anything. Thank you for your help.
Added by Kindredspirit on May 21, 2017 6:41 AM
jayne compton
RE: 94149861 Violet Booth
Thank you so much, Mary!

I heard there was a fire many years ago in Northbridge and records were lost. (this account was actually from my grandmother who went there back in the 1930's or so to see if she could locate information on her biological family.) Perhaps they told her this as a means of preventing her from searching. It's hard to know.

Thanks again, Mary!
Added by jayne compton on May 04, 2017 7:31 PM
jayne compton
94149861 Violet Booth
Hi Mary,

Violet Booth was my Grandmother's sister who died before she was born. I tried to locate her grave years ago when I was in Northbridge but was unsuccessful, as there wasn't anyone at the cemetery to assist me. Would it be possible for you to give me a location and a picture? Is there a headstone or marker?
I assume that my great grandmother, Elizabeth Mortland Booth would also be buried next to her, as she died in September of 1903. (Her death record indicates she was interred at the same cemetery)
All of the children, save one, were adopted shortly after their mother died. I've spent many years trying to locate various family members in order to restore my grandmother's tree.

Thank you so much. Jayne
Added by jayne compton on May 04, 2017 5:23 PM
Daisy Putnam
Hi Mary,
The addition to the bio has been made. Thank you for the information.
Added by Sherry on May 03, 2017 7:13 AM
Joseph Kubiak
Mary, I have added a tomb photo for Joseph. Thank you for the correction. John
Added by John on Apr 18, 2017 5:52 PM
Joseph Kubiak
Thank you for the correction on Joseph Kubiak's memorial. I did not create the memorial, I took it over from another volunteer who wanted to be less active. The incorrect year of death is what is on the stone.
Added by John on Apr 18, 2017 5:44 PM
Frank Reeks
Mary thanks for the edits for him. It seems that I need to return to take a better photo; which will not be very soon. Are you related? BJ
Added by B J on Mar 31, 2017 4:55 PM
Judi B
re: Scott Jones link
Hi Mary,
Thank you for sending the link for Scott's mother. I had, regrettfully, neglected to link them when I created their memorials. Thank you for keeping me on my toes.
I am glad to see you are adding to Riverside Cemetery since I am no longer a "local". I added all of the graves in the upper sections (burials up to 2013) that had not yet been added to Find A Grave, and did the same for the lower sections, but I was not able to photo/add the NEWEST section in the lower cemetery before we moved out of state. I hope you will have a chance to get some of those at some point. Nice to hear from you, and happy you are still actively adding memorials and photos in the Grafton/Northbridge area! :) -Judi
Added by Judi B on Mar 27, 2017 1:37 PM
Karyl Bissell Jorgenson
RE: re: Lucy Hazard
Ah, assumed they were the same cemetery. Thanks, I'll contact the other contributor.
Added by Karyl Bissell Jorgenson on Mar 07, 2017 2:18 PM
Li Kaydo
Thank You
Bless you, Mary.
Added by Li Kaydo on Feb 03, 2017 8:40 AM
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