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AbbyLiza M Pace, died August 2, 1855, Aged 4 months and 2 days. Only child of Captain John and Abby B Pace.
She is buried in Grove Cemetery in Belfast, Maine. I took this photo in 2008, before cemetery photography was really something I became serious about — and thus, I wasn’t careful to look for, and photography, any markers for Captain Pace or his wife.
I did find mention of them, though, in a book, Vital Records of Belfast Maine to the Year 1892. It lists AbbyLiza’s death, and also lists that Abby B Pace died on June 17, 1865 at the age of 45 from consumption.
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Hipsey’s real name was Hepzibah and she shows on the 1880 census as being married to Moses Dow, and living in Rockland, Maine. Her husband, Moses, was a caulker by occupation, and they had several children: Victor, Anna, Armena and Flavilla. I didn’t really find anything else about her, although there was information in the Civil War Pension Index, which showed two dates of filing: 10/27/1884 – for invalid (which I’m assuming was for Moses), and 1/7/1890 for widow benefits, which shows her name spelled Hepsey T.
Now that I’ve been able to organize my photographs, I can better see what I have from my 2008 trip to Maine. Unfortunately, in 2008, I wasn’t yet serious about my cemetery photography (although this trip really inspired me, and got me going). So, I don’t have nearly as many photos as I’d like, and some of the stones aren’t as carefully photographed, compared to how I do things now. But, that just makes me want to go back. 🙂
This marker is from the Tolman Cemetery in the Rockland, Maine area. It’s in wonderful condition, and a great example of a curtain or veil, which symbolizes the passage from one type of existence to another. I was especially taken with how intricate the detail is in the background.
I’m grateful to Find A Grave, which provides the information that I didn’t capture in my photo — Angelina was born on March 10, 1818, and died on January 11, 1840. She was the daughter of Captain John and Mary Vose, and married John Kellar on April 1, 1838.
I’m taking a few days off — I decided to tackle the project of naming my oodles of older photos (which is why now, I do this right away, instead of waiting). Right now, I’m working my way through my 2010 Maine trip — and since I didn’t carefully take notes on which cemetery, where, etc., it’s taking a lot of time (but thank you, Find-a-Grave and my book, Maine’s Coastal Cemeteries)!
Anyway — I’ll be back soon —
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Melinda Thorndike, wife of Captain William H Thorndike. Born January 13, 1829; Died April 27, 1848. She is buried in Achorn Cemetery in Rockland, Maine. I took this photo in 2010, before I was really becoming serious about taking careful notes and paying attention to my cemetery photography. So, unfortunately, I don’t have photos of the Captain’s stone. However, I did find some interesting information posted on Find-A-Grave, which indicates that William and Melinda’s son, William, is buried in this cemetery. According to that information, William was born on April 8, 1848 and died on July 4, 1848. This makes me wonder if Melinda perhaps died from complications after giving birth, which wouldn’t have been unusual back in 1848.
Captain William H. Thorndike shows up on the 1860 census in Rockland, Maine, married to Eliza (?) – perhaps his second wife, considering Melinda had already passed away — but that’s almost all I can read because the handwriting on that page isn’t very clear.
Yes, sorry ….. last week, I didn’t post a Tragics post.
Tolman Cemetery, Maine —- 2008. Oddly enough, while I can find a record of a different Benjamin Brewster, I can’t find anything about this man, although there are other Brewsters in this cemetery.
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Taken in the Tolman Cemetery, Knox County, Maine. My first trip to Maine, I took photos with a regular, film-using camera, but by the second trip, I had a digital camera, and was starting to get more serious about my cemetery photography. This stone caught my eye for the unusual name of Samuel’s wife.
And lest you think that this Experience was a one-time only name, here’s what I found on Find-a-Grave:
19 Sept 1760
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 19 Feb 1828
Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA
Father: William Gregory
Born: 19 July 1731
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 24 Mar 1824
Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA
Born: 2 June 1735
Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. USA
Died: 30 Jan 1827
Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA
William Tolman 1786–
Isaiah Tolman 1788–
Joseph Tolman 1789–
Shepherd Tolman 1792–
Asenath Tolman 1795–1884
Hannah Tolman 1799–1893
Isaac Tolman 1802