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The Daily Genealogist: Name Origin of Dolor

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
Staff Genealogist

DOLOR (m): Latin dolor ‘pain’, ‘grief’; pronounced “dollar.” Perhaps Dolor Davis, born in East Farleigh, Kent, by about 1599, had some circumstance surrounding his birth (such as the death of one or both parents or of some other family member) which gave rise to his unusual given name, with its sad meaning. Davis, a house carpenter, married Margery Willard in 1624, and immigrated to New England in 1634, living in Cambridge, Scituate, Barnstable, Concord, and again in Barnstable. Dolor Davis died between 13 September 1672 and 19 June 1673. (He did not name any of his three sons Dolor.) [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634–35 (Boston: NEHGS, 1999), 292–297.]

The Daily Genealogist: Various Massachusetts Cemeteries

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Cemetery Records, Amherst, Massachusetts

The town of Amherst is located in Hampshire County in western Massachusetts. This database comprises burial records from the North and West Cemeteries. Much of the historical information and the photographs of gravestones were contributed to the project by The Association for Gravestone Studies. To find a burial in the database choose a surname from the dropdown list. This will open a new page with the names of all individuals with that surname buried in the cemeteries. The data fields in the search results are “Map It!,” cemetery name, grave location, full name, lifespan (birth and death years), age, and deed. The deed field contains the name of the lot owner, if known. Click on the “Map It!” link to view the location of the burial plot on a GIS map.

Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts

Spring Grove Cemetery is located in Andover, a town in Essex County. There is a burial database on the town’s website. Click "Spring Grove Cemetery Lot Search" to launch the surname-searchable database. Data fields in the search results include last name, first name, middle initial, age, sex, interment date, section, lot, and an active link to burial information for all individuals in a particular lot.

St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts

St. Patrick’s Cemetery is located in Lowell, a city in Middlesex County. The cemetery, originally known as the Catholic Burial Ground, was established in 1832. Many of the city’s Irish residents were buried there (click the History link to learn more).

Click the Genealogy link to access the burial database, which covers 1895 to 2011. The records from 1832 to 1894 are incomplete and are not online at this time. Click the first letter of a surname to open a PDF of search results. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, middle initial, age, date interred, century, yard, range, section, lot, grave, and funeral director. The numbers entered in the century field are the first two numbers of the century — 18 indicates the 1800s, not the eighteenth century. The burial listings database is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time.

St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Tewksbury is located in Middlesex County. St. Mary’s Cemetery was established in 1961. Click on the Genealogy link to access the burial database, covering 1961 to 2011. Click the page image to open the alphabetical database in PDF format. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, middle initial, age, date interred, section, lot, grave, and funeral director. The burial listings database is a work in progress, and it will be updated from time to time.


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