Author Archives: Kathy Clark

About Kathy Clark

Retired school teacher, avid gardener and genealogist

I Found Sydney Woodbury

The grave marker for Sydney Woodbury is not too far from our Clark Family and it is on the main path.  It has been damaged and on the ground for a very long time.  I have tried for several years … Continue reading

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Sorry About That, John.

I have been cleaning around Gideon and Abigail Lane lately and there is a small tombstone behind them.  It looked like a child’s monument, so I put a little action figure I found next to it.  I decided to look … Continue reading

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The Winter Project

When it is too cold to work IN the cemetery, I work ON the cemetery.  I sit with my I pad on my lap and scan Gloucester vital records, page by page, looking for burials that are not recorded in … Continue reading

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Investigating Broken Grave Markers

Today, (9/5/2017) we investigated some of the broken grave markers to see if they were fixable.  We cleaned up around the stones and tried to piece them together.  Unfortunately at this time, there are too many missing pieces.  I say, … Continue reading

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McKay Family and More

On Monday (8/28) I dug out the big knotweed clumps around the McKay grave markers.  These are very different from the other headstones and monuments in Clark’s.  They are flat and set in the ground like modern stones.  They appear … Continue reading

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Connecting the Living With Long Gone Family Members

Today we met the great and great great granddaughters of Alexander M. Benson.  They were searching for information and found a link to the Clark’s Cemetery Facebook page with the recent information that was posted about this long lost ancestor.  … Continue reading

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Consumption

In reading causes of death in the death records of Gloucester, it is not unusual to see Consumption as the cause of death. It is also called Tuberculosis, Phthisis, Scrofula, Pott’s Disease, and the White Plague. It has plagued our … Continue reading

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Family Story Inspired By Family Monument

One of the multi-stone monuments that was restacked and cleaned was the McIntosh Family.  I have used Ancestry to piece together the story of the people whose names are on the main stone. The patriarch of the group was James … Continue reading

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Fabulous Training in the Cemetery

A big thanks to the Gloucester Cemetery Advisory Committee for coordinating a two day training session in First Parish and Clark’s Cemetery.  People came from all over the country to learn how to clean and repair tombstones, reset leaning tablet … Continue reading

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How do you eat an elephant?

How do you eat an elephant?  My apologies to the vegan readers, but you eat it one bite at a time. I try to take a few bites everyday. The project of brush clearance is enormous.  I work almost every … Continue reading

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