My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Obituaries -- Lowell, Massachusetts

The below listed names were taken from The Lowell Sun newspaper's obituary section for this week. (If there is an * by the name, it means I knew that person, and you may write me if you have questions.)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
MARY A. (AAMLAND) HEARTNESS, OF AYER, MA, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND AUNT; 82
PATRICK A. DeCESARE, JR., RETIRED ACTON WATER DISTRICT; 47
ROBERT J. MARTIN, LIFELONG LOWELL RESIDENT; AVID OUTDOORSMAN
MRS. RITA L. GAGNE, OF DRACUT, ST. FRANCIS CHURCH MEMBER; 90
JOHN J. QUINN, SR., RESIDENT OF LOWELL; AGE 74
SHAWN W. LEE, WILMINGTON POLICE OFFICER; AIR FORCE VETERAN; 39
STEPHEN J. ALLEN, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, WORKED FOR THE USPS; 62
STEPHEN A. HAPGOOD, OF HAMPDEN, MA; 1965 - 2011, AGAE 46
EDWARD G. PARLEE, OF TYNGSBOROUGH, MA; 89
NANCY E. BURDGE, OF BILLERICALOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND FRIEND; 69


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
JAMES A. FALLO, OF PELHAM, NH; FORMERLY OF BILLERICA AND WALTHAN; 87
JAMES G. OLIVEIRA SR., OF PEPPERELL; 84
GERALDINE H. MARTIN, OF TEWKSBURY; 85
PETER J. FADDEN, OF LOWELL, MA, MERRIMACK, NH AND ARIZONA, OCTOBER 6, 1945 - NOVEMBER 11, 1011
WALTER J. ROPER, JR., OF LOWELL, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER; 71
JEANNETTE M. DELISLE, OF LOWELL, MA; 81
CHARLES "CHARLIE" F. McGEOWN, FORMERLY OF NO. CHELMSFORD, OF MIDDLETOWN, RI
JOAN M. YOKELL, OF BILLERICA, MA, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND SISTER; 68


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
RICHARD LEE SAUNDERS, OF METHUEN; FORMERLY OF MERRIMAC; 57
LOUIS L. FRANK, OF HANOVER AND NO. WOODSTOCK, NH; 94
IRENE T. DOHERTY, MEMBER OF BILLERICA EMBLEM CLUB; 63
MADELINE J. (RUPPRECHT) MURPHY, RETIRED BURLINGTON SCHOOL TEACHER; 83
MARJORIE M. (MARTEL) MARCHAND, OF LOWELL; FORMERLY OF NO. BILLERICA; 91
ELEANOR JANE (BROWN) DUDA, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF PEPPERELL; 78
JOYCE (HENDERSON) MILLER, OF LITTLETON, MA; 72
EDWARD E. GURRY, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF ANDOVER; 85


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
BRUCE ALEXANDER HOMOLESKI, OF PEPPERELL, MA
JAY M. KERRIGAN, SR., FORMERLY OF LOWELL AND TYNGSBOROUGH
ARITA LAVERY, OF BILLERICA, MA, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER; 86
RAYMOND R. KYDD, FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD AND NO. CHELMSFORD; 65
ANTHONY MELLO, OF LOWELL; 76
LEO R.  DUBE, LIFELONG LOWELL RESIDENT; 67
LAWRENCE P. "HOLLY" HOLLERAN, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF AYER; 84
SUSAN ANN MILLER, OF TEWKSBURY, MA, BELOVED DAUGHTER AND SISTER; AGE 62
RICHARD SUY NGOUN OF LOWELL, MA
BERNICE L. BOLAND, OF LOWELL, MA; 99


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
FRANCES TURNER STURTEVANT JOHNSON, OF SO. PARIS, ME, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER; 93
NORMAN R. 'RICHIE' JONES, OF PELHAM, NH, U.S. NAVY VETERAN; 77
PAULINE SAGER, OF LOWELL, WAS NURSE AT BOSTON HOSPITAL; 88
RICHARD L. 'RICHIE' SNOW, OF WILMINGTON, FORMERLY OF TEWKSBURY; 73


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011
ROBERT J. GILROY, OF LOWELL, MA, U.S. ARMY VETERAN
MATEUS F.  SILVA, OF LOWELL, MATEUS F. SILVA, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER
VIRGINIA G. McKINNON, OF TEWKSBURY, AUTHOR AND WRITER; 92
LOUIS ANGELOPOULOS, FORMERLY OF DRACUT, MA, OF FLORIDA, TRUCK DRIVER; 58
RANDY T. McNAYR, OF WESTFORD, MA, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, AND BROTHER; 53
ANSAN MUON OF LOWELL, MA


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
WILFRED A. LAMBERT, RAYTHEON; ACTIVE IN TEWKSBURY; 80
MARY F. PETERS, OF BILLERICA, DEVOTED WIFE AND MOTHER; 83
WILLIAM J. POITRAS, OF TYNGSBORO, RAYTHEON RETIREE, WWII VET; 95
MIKEALA "MICKY" MERCED, OF LOWELL, MA 'SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE'; 24
GLADYS I. (BOURASSA) GRANT, DRACUT RESIDENT; 93
GARFIELD D. WHITE, JR., OF LOWELL, LOVING FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND BROTHER; 69
CHARLES E. FARRINGTON, OF NO. CHELMSFORD, MA
BARBARA GRACE COAKLEY, FORMERLY OF DRACUT, MA AND TYNGSBORO, MA; 82
DORIS L. "DOTTY" HARDING, RETIRED TEWKSBURY TREASURER'S AND TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE CLERK; 88
BERNARD J. ROBARGE, LIVED IN LOWELL, MA AND TOWNSEND, MA; 81
SUSAN M. PEABODY, OF WINTHROP, FORMERLY OF WILMINGTON, MA
JOHN F. DOYLE, LIFELONG LOWELL RESIDENT; 64

Poole Obituaries

Thanks to Terri O'Connell of Finding Our Ancestors blog for helping me in finding two Poole obituaries for me in Chicago. Fortunately, she located one for my great-grandfather, and one for my great-grandaunt. Both people are also second cousins.


Chicago Daily Tribune, Dec. 4, 1914
Pg. 10.

"CHARLES C. POOLE DEAD.

Patent Lawyer Succumbs at His
Residence in Winnetka--Funeral
to be Held Tomorrow.

Charles C. Poole, patent lawyer, died
yesterday at his residence in Winnetka
at the age of 58. He was a member of
the firm of Poole and Cromer, 140 South
Dearborn Street.

Mr. Poole was born in California. In
1884 he married Miss Anne Poole, daughter
of the late Dr. William F. Poole, librarian
of the Newberry library.

Funeral services will be held from
Christ Episcopal church, Winnetka, at 2
p. m. tomorrow. Burial at Washington,
D. C.

Note: Charles C. Poole was my great-grandfather.


Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 9, 1919
Pg. 15.

MRS. ALICE POOLE HOLBROOK
of Pioneer road, Evanston, died
Wednesday. She was born in Salem,
Mass., in September, 1855, being the
eighth generation in descent from Gov.
Bradstreet of Massachusetts, the family
having originally come to the 
country in the Mayflower. Her father
was Dr. William Frederick Poole, noted
librarian, author of "Poole's Index to
Periodical Literature," and president
of the American Historical society.

Mrs. Holbrook's husband, Z. Swift
Holbrook, was closely associated with
Chicago's development. He died in
1901. Mrs. Holbrook is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. John A. Hilles
and Mrs. Hiram McCullough of Evanston,
a son, William Poole Holbrook of
Chicago; a sister, Mrs. C. Clarence
Poole of Evanston; a brother, William
Frederick Poole of Boston; and a sister,
Mary Poole of Reading, Mass. Services
were held at the chapel in Graceland
cemetery, Chicago, Friday afternoon.

Note: Alice Poole Holbrook was my great grandaunt.