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Wendy (#47584563)
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Bio Photo I have been working on the Family Tree for about 15 years and loving every minute of it. Thanks to my Grandmother Amy Katherine Gardella Wyman and Grandmother Leta Louella Martin Rosebrook, and my Great Grandmother Minnie Florence Sampson Martin who were all doing Genealogy before it was popular, when they actually wrote letters and traveled to see these families. They left me boxes of notes, documents, obits, photos, complete photo albums and Bible Pages. I have met many wonderful researchers and contributors to Find A Grave! Many caring, helpful teachers. I have not been a contributor as much as I wish but there is a lot more to come. Please feel free to contact me for any information I might be able to help you with or if you have information for me.


History is so very important...and we can't rewrite it but we must savor it and appreciate what our ancestors went thru so we could be here. Documentation and records are a great tools.

However: If you copy any information I have submitted I only ask that it be applied correctly to correct information and if you have any information that you feel I have applied incorrectly please contact me. That is what this is all about..helping and sharing...

The Families I am researching are:
Dowane (deWayne) many, many spellings
just to mention a few.....

And of course all of their extended Famlies
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RE: Peter Gardella
Most welcome!
Added by Adriana on Sep 26, 2017 8:03 AM
RE: Elizabeth Dooley Ruggles
This is her death record with the burial location:

Name Elizabeth Culberts Ruggles
Event Type Death
Event Date 18 Oct 1979
Event Place Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina
Birth Year 1909
Burial Date 18 Oct 1979
Burial Place Greensboro, N.C.
Cemetery Westminster Gardens
Residence Place Raleigh, Wake, N.C.
Address 3211 Churchill Road
Gender Female
Age 70
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Occupation Author
Birth Date 21 Apr 1909
Birthplace Wise, Virginia
Father's Name Samuel Dooley
Mother's Name Stella Powers
Spouse's Name Edward W. Ruggles
Added by LostGeneration on Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM
RE: Roby Family
You are very welcome. Thank you for the kind words.
Added by Martha on Sep 10, 2017 9:16 PM
gerald belden
RE: Theophilus and Theodosia Rosebrook Pierson
Added by gerald belden on Aug 24, 2017 12:25 PM
janet donner
walker leforgee
If you would scan it and put in picture section and let me know when its done.
Added by janet donner on Aug 19, 2017 7:39 AM
Sumira Brown Goldthwait Meserve
I believe the name is actually intended to be spelled Semira after going back through my sources and learning better that sometimes the cursive S looks like an L.

I'm very happy someone got a photograph of Lewis Meserve's gravestone. He certainly couldn't have afforded it on his own based on his obituary; a perk of being a veteran. I wish my phone still had battery power when I went to visit, although I like that someone else went to take a photo when I wasn't able to. I'm also curious about how an unmarked grave was confirmed.

I'm wondering if anyone you know has done further research on Jacob Brown and Miriam Lyman. I'm going to go to the Conway Public Library when I get a chance to compile a list of names from the tax records with the hope that some relationship can be inferred, but don't mind if someone beats me to it. There's only one head-of-household of each name in the prior censuses before their marriage, but a head-of-household isn't necessarily the only parents in a household.

Recently, I went to the Lyman Family Cemetery in Madison, there were a couple of Brown graves, a handful of smaller stones meant for initials that were indiscernible, and one large stone that was off its base that I couldn't see the face of. It's basically halfway up someone's driveway that's begging for cars to bottom-out on High Street in Madison, NH. I didn't find a Miriam otherwise.

I'm having the same problem with other families such that I can't quite determine the parents problem with Porter/Miles (ME or NH) and Bunker/Chapman (NH) in the 1800s.
Added by jrb on Aug 15, 2017 9:23 PM
RE: Memorial 171471141
Hi, morning,

They've both been transferred to you. ☺
Added by H.Cook~Maine on Jul 30, 2017 4:09 AM
RE: Harriet B Ruggles photo request
Wendy you are more than welcome. This is how I spend my mornings waiting for the coffee to kick in. Glad I could help find her. Those old newspapers have been a great source for answers!

Added by Anne on Jul 28, 2017 2:54 PM
Harriet B Ruggles photo request
Hi Wendy, don't know if you had seen this obit, but it shows that Bert is not buried in Mt Pleasant cem.

In researching Harriet I found it curious that she was married a second time in 1924 in Barre to John Theron Hussey, and the 1940 Barre census lists her as head of household and married. But he is not there, and her last name remained Davis. John dies in 1941 and is buried in Pleasantview cem. in Orleans (mem# 6314482)

The Barre daily times. (Barre, Vt.), 09 April 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
Bert E. Davis Died Saturday Evening of
Heart Disease.
Bert E. Davis, a well known young
resident of Plainfield, who lived in
the Gallup neighborhood, died at his
home Saturday evening at 7:20 o'clock,
the end following an illness of three
weeks. An attack of valvular heart
trouble developed suddenly into a
hemorrhage at the last. The deceased
was son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis
of Plainfield, both of whom are in
feeble health, He was born in West
Fairlee Sept. 9, 1891, and
resided in Littleton, N. H., until three
years ago, when he moved to Plainfield.
Besides his parents, he leaves four
brothers and three sisters, as follows:
Fred, William, Newton and Reginald Davis,
residents of Plainfield. Mrs. Arthur
Barber, who lives on the Richardson road,
near this city, and Misses Elsie and
Verna Davis, who live in Plainfield.
A fourth sister, Dorothy Davis,
died Jan. 8.
Funeral services will be held at the
house Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock
and interment will be made in
Maplewood cemetery in Barre Town.

I just found the schematic for Maplewood cemetery in Barre that shows they are both buried there.

Hope this helps!
Added by Anne on Jul 28, 2017 6:44 AM
RE: Oliver Sampson
It is my pleasure to try and fulfill requests.

A trip to Oak Park is never wasted.

Added by Cecilia on Jul 12, 2017 4:48 PM
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