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Cemetery in Hancock

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Re: Cemetery in Hancock

Posted: 30 Sep 2007 9:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Collins-Leighton
William George & Margaret Ella (Leighton) Collins.

I walked the entire cemetery; and they were solo on their lot (no other direct descendents alongside them--or elsewhere indicated that I could locate).

I believe you'd previously indicated that Margaret's parent's were: Herbert N. Leighton & Velma Kossuth McKenzie?

Does this sound right: Herbert N. Leighton; b. 5-2-1851 in Harrington, ME, d. 6-19-1934?

It would seem more straightforward for Jim to work his way backwards, via the Maine State Archives & vital records (Leighton is a common surname there).

Town of Bar Harbor would have their certified copy of marriage, for instance.

Sally Robbins, Town Clerk of Harrington (more boundaries & dates issues--Addison might pop up for Velma, for instance--Edmunds was/is an unorganized township)!

Velma Kossuth McKenzie married Herbert N. Leighton on 15, Nov., 1879 (Harrington); Velma b. 02 JUN 1851 (Addison).

As noted previously, check w/Lois Crabtree Johnson fmi occupations & general late 19th & 20th century data (if you haven't already) for Hancock.

Otherwise, try Washington County's town clerks--looks as if Margaret's birth family of Leighton-McKenzie would be noteworthy, as would William's Verona-Caribou Bridges surname adoption).

These are large hi-res shots. Simply right click & save however you wish (you can edit per your own preferences, thereafter).

Their location:

Drive into Riverside Cemetery's entrance (turn hard right on your wheel--roads/aisles are narrow!), take first right (over two rows, then straight down that aisle--about 3/4 down, nearer the bottom of that hill's incline, closer to Taunton Bay--on your right).

Hope this was helpful, Gloria!

Sorry so tardy in uploading the photos for you & Jim....


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