Jerry Dougherty's CONNECTICUT's Guestbook RSS

  • Kim McDaniel (Private)
    1 month ago
    Hello, Sir. I have a dear friend who is buried in Cypress Cemetery in Westbrook. His name is Eric Smith. He was born 6/2/28 and died 10/26/86. I live in Kentucky. The last time I visited Eric's grave was in 1986. Can you photograph his grave for me? Thank you.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 5 months ago
    Jerry,
    First time viewing and truely enjoyed reminiscing my youth Your photos portrayed many clear memories and sadly some have changed with time.  I grew up in Portland but also lived in East Hampton and Middletown before leaving the state back in 2001.  I will return to share my past with my children and order some pics.  Thank you !
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 8 months ago
    Greetings Sir, I'm Joe Link of Oklahoma...I will be visiting your city in mid July, Fidelco guide dog's...I am a disabled Vietnam Vet, and would like to visit the American Legion there in town.......I've been a member for a long time.....thank you  sir,
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 10 months ago
    Jerry, I would like to get in touch with you. Jerry Roberts, the new executive director of the New England Air Museum.
  • Ted Okon (Private)
    3 years 7 months ago
    From the American Legion. Nice set up, and like the pics
    • 4 years 2 months ago
      jerry,not sure how this works. I left comments about Gordon hayes ad trying to find the street that he was on. is the farmhouse and barn still there?  I saw other's comments and they brought back so many memories. I was born and raisedin w htfd and now live in west va. . I have been back to ct on vac and looked for the street for memory sake butwas completely lost. any idea where Gordon's farm was??? thanks  
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        3 years 4 months ago
        Gordon Hayes lived on Kent Avenue, just off RT 75, Main Street, Suffield. The house is still there, but not the barn. 
    • Christine (Private)
      4 years 4 months ago
      Hi Jerry,  Thanks for the memories, I was born in Thompsonville, Ct. 1939  Lived in Suffield, West Suffield, till1955,living in Florida now, but still love Ct. the snow, the changing seasons, plan to visit soon. Thanks again. 
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      4 years 7 months ago
      I am a journalist based in England and I wrote abt my grandmother, Margaret Martin who missed the Titanic but was on the next boat leaving - and went to work for the Hooker family of Farmington Ave, Hartford, as a servant.

      While there she fell in love with a man we think was called Michael Blackburn - but she was - I believe - made to go home and marry in 1923 a local man as Mr Blackburn was of German origin.

      A genealogist has traced six Blackburn bros - Ernest, Felix, George, Hubert, Richard and Michael who all lived in Windsor Locks. However, the Michael does not fit the age and the one who does is Richard Blackburn.

      My aunt met Mr Blackburn in the 40s/50s in Hartford - through mutual friends Pat and Delia McHugh and he had never married.


      Are any ancestors of the Blackburns alive who may know this story - or even correct me if it is untrue or incorrect. Will you email me if you do -



    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      5 years 4 months ago
      enjoyed the pix of norwich ct...what fun  mary kelleher...i lived there growing up  on the 50s
    • Hanna Cushman (Private)
      5 years 4 months ago
      Dear Jerry,   This is indeed a remarkable undertaking you have done, and may I thank you, commend you, and tell you how many folks you have touched, including my profoundly handicapped brother who cannot read and  other freinds/family.     Without being intrusive I was wondering the other day, whatever motivated you to put together such a priceless gem?     We enjoy it and look forward to more pictures to view..    Thank you..
      • 5 years 4 months ago
        HI HANNA,
          THIS LINK MAY ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS;
        http://stmichaels-litchfield.org/jerry-dougherty.html

         THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDLY REMARKS,
        JERRY

    • 5 years 4 months ago
      My g/grandfather George Washington Elmer was paster of the Methadist church in voluntown in june 1900( per cencus.) do you have anything on him or his family during that time period ? Would the Wylie School be where my grandfather and his siblings went to school?. Is the church still there? Is the Pastor's house still standing ? Are there any pictures ?
    • 5 years 4 months ago
      Hello I seen your paintings and Photo's of Sterling on the website.I was born and raised in Sterling,Is there anyway that I can read the bulletin Board that you have as the last photo/
      My Pip was Eugene Joseph Arcand owned Eureka Package Store.
      My Uncle Hoffa (Irving Frink )as Town Selectman forever.Well as long as  can remember.
      Thank you Bridget (Arcand ) Bergeron
      Born 1954 @ Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam
      My email addy is .
      I love the paintings that you drew and more info on them.
      Please feel free to contact me at my email above.
      Thank you so much.

    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      5 years 4 months ago
      I am wondering if anyone has any information on the Warren Chase family that lived on a farm in either Moosup, Killingly, or Putnam CT.  I am looking for a "Chase family cemetery" that was owned by Chase's and buried their family right on their land. I have a picture of part of the cemetery, and to the left of the picture is a white farm house where they lived and buried their family. Someone told me some of them may be buried in the Putnam Heights cemetery. I am terrible with this research and need help!!!! I have looked off and on for a year!!! Does anyone have any suggestions??? I have found some graves on Find A Grave....but am looking for a family plot on the Chase's land!! Please, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beth
    • David Yoder (Private)
      5 years 4 months ago
      Jerry, I stumbled on your site this morning and really enjoyed looking at so many pictures of my hometown, Monroe. Thanks. I'll have to go explore the cemeteries more.