Monthly Archives: September 2018

End of an Era

Today several volunteers showed up to do a landscaping cleanup at Cove Hill/Lanes Cove Cemetery.  The McGraths have cared for the cemetery for many years, but have retired and are no longer able to do so. The Mayor of Gloucester … Continue reading

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When He Was 10

Israel Trask was 10 when the snowball fight/riot happened.  Turning privateer at 12.  To read more about this person who is buried in First Parish Burial Ground use this link: Israel Trask War Accounts For even more information about Israel … Continue reading

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William Dolliver

We straightened three headstones and two foot stones in the area of First Parish that has many Revolutionary soldiers  and their families.  We also started on the restoration of Patriot William Dolliver. Mount Pleasant Memorials donated a marble base, and … Continue reading

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Sunday 9/23

Tomorrow, 9/23 from 10:00 ~ 12:00 the Cemetery Restoration Partnership and Clark’s Cemetery Restoration crews will be in First Parish repairing a Dolliver headstone and in Clark’s work will be righting Anderson monument.  Please stop by to say Hi, volunteer … Continue reading

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Great Day in the Grave Yards

What a great day in the grave yards!  There were two crews working today, one in First Parish and another in Clark’s.  In Clark’s the volunteers were guided by the professionals from Mount Pleasant Memorials.  There is no doubt that … Continue reading

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Sunday 9/16 Clark’s Cemetery Event

This Sunday, starting at 10:00 AM, volunteers from the Cemetery Advisory Committee, Clark’s Cemetery restoration crew, and the Cemetery Restoration Partnership will be working in Clark’s to right what we believe is the Josiah Stevens, Jr. monument.  Josiah is a … Continue reading

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First Parish Burial Ground Work Party 9-9-18

The temperature was cool.  We started out with seven volunteers and finished the day a 2:00 PM with five workers.  We were able to right five headstones and the Trask monument was finished.  The CRP’s next workshop will be Sept, … Continue reading

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Work Party 9/2

It was a good day and the small crew and got a lot done.  We finished repairing the Trask Monument and straightened two headstones and the bottom of Trask Hill.  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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