Category Archives: cemetaries

For Memorial Day: Rufus Cogswell

Memorial Day was originally a day to remember soldiers who died in the Civil War, so it’s appropriate to remember Rufus Cogswell, Mom’s great grand-uncle, who was the only person on the Dunn side of the family tree to die … Continue reading

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Aunt Winnie’s Dog?

Another of the photos Kerry scanned is a slightly blurry image of a dog, with “‘Teddy’ Aunt Winnie’s dog” written across the bottom. And who, you might ask, is Aunt Winnie? She turns out to have been Winifred (Coleman) Shields. … Continue reading

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Rusty and George

Mom came up with our cousin Rusty’s married name- Brunt. Rusty was born Eleanor Sheehan, daughter of our Uncle William and Aunt Helen in 1928. She married George A. Brunt in about 1946. They moved to Florida, eventually settling in … Continue reading

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Memorial Day in Dublin and Rindge

On Memorial Day we took a trip north to Dublin and Rindge to check out some of the items I learned since my last visit there last fall, and, of course, to visit the cemeteries. After bypassing parades and other … Continue reading

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For Memorial Day- some interesting gravestones

Where it all began- a year ago, we took Mom to Rindge in search of her grandparent’s house and grave sites. We found both- here’s Mom at the Dunn family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Rindge. Curiously, the names and … Continue reading

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A visit to Rindge

We visited Rindge with Mom yesterday, and located the house where her Dunn grandparents lived, as well as the family plot in the Hillside Cemetery. Unfortunately the people in the front yard of the house told us they didn’t want … Continue reading

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No leads, but an interesting story…

On my way to the bike trail at Rutland State Park Saturday, I stopped in at the cemetaries in Paxton and Rutland looking for Cogswells and Seavers. Stephen and Lucy Cogswell are probably buried in Peterborough (or possibly Jaffrey or … Continue reading

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