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Megan (#46871182)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 12 days
Jeff Lovelace
RE: Runnion Family
Hi Megan,
Your offer to assist me is very much appreciated. Congratulations on the birth of your child! I hope you both are doing well.
I'm sorry that Oakland County ROD's is so far away from you. That is a lot to ask of anyone who has to travel such a long distance. I will give you the names of these three Runnion's when and if you think you might be heading in that direction.
Bless you for contacting me and have a wonderful week!

Added by Jeff Lovelace on Jun 02, 2015 11:23 AM

Jeff Lovelace
RE: Runnion Family
Hi Megan,
Your cordial offer is most gracious. I was working on this Runnion family here in NC, which was going well until one of the offspring moved to the Detroit area to work in the motor plant. He married there and their children grew up in your area.
Normally, I can run through my checklist, beginning with Ancestry and Family Search, which usually provides enough clues to move forward. On this occasion, my DOD's were 1975, 1977 and 1984. I began to lean on Cook Funeral Home, who had served one of the family members. Then inexplicably, the staff at Cook inform me that one year was missing from their service record books; yes, it was the year that I needed, 1975.
My bullheadedness went into overdrive, so I contacted the main library branch out on Twelve Mile. They told me that they had a Heritage Room, that may be able to help me secure an obituary, since all of my previous searches came up empty. The volunteers scoured the records, but they too failed to find any of the keys that I needed.
Running out of options, I decided to search the phone books for Detroit, Farmington Hills and Oakland County in order to sift through all of the available listings with the same Surname. It seems that there are a good many families up there, but they spell their last name Runyon instead of Runnion.
I would not ask you to make a special trip to the ROD's office, so I'm at a crossroad here. Your signal to offer me assistance is most welcome. I may engage your aid, if I can send you a palpable tip, but I won't ask you to go out of your way.
Many blessings to you gentle-lady.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 14, 2015 7:13 PM

Jeff Lovelace
Runnion Family
Hi Megan,
Is there any chance of gaining your assistance with a grave search for a couple of Runnion's? They passed away in the Farmington Hills area of Oakland, but so far, Ancestry and Family Search have not revealed any grave sites to me. I noted the East, West and North Farmington Cemeteries and checked them all, but no such Surname turned up. I can usually find the person that I am looking for by making contact with local funeral homes, but that too failed this time.
If my request comes at an inconvenient time, could you refer me to another active contributor in the Farmington Hills area? Any assistance you could provide would be most appreciated.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 13, 2015 3:43 PM

Theresa Caparco
RE: your photos
Megan, I have looked at the Jeriah Whitcomb memorial you have posted - simply Spectacular! Love It.

Some info for you ~
Jeriah Whitcomb
b. 16 Sep 1801 Henniker, New Hampshire
d. 16 Mar 1873 Belmont, Allegany, NY

F- Silas Hale Whitcomb
M- Sarah Brown

Rhoda Norton
Lucinda Norton

Both are sisters ~ Enjoy.

Added by Theresa Caparco on Mar 23, 2013 6:49 AM

Melody Edwards
RE: Josiah Whitcomb
Megan -

Thanks for the thoughtful message. My sister and I barely found the cemetery as the sun was setting and we quickly split up trying to find Josiah Whitcomb's grave. By the time we found it, we had to use a flashlight to photograph his headstone. We were really surprised how much better you could read it with the shadow outlining the letters. I'm so glad the photos are meaningful to you too. I love the thought of preserving these images for future generations. The headstone and footstone seem to be so unique to this era. Well, best wished to you.

Added by Melody Edwards on Mar 10, 2013 6:29 PM

Theresa Caparco
RE: your photos
Hello Megan,
Glad to hear from you. I will be returning to Forrest Hills Cemetery-Belmont in April. The Whitcomb burial section contains about 20-25 burials in all, if you would like Pic's of those please let me know ahead of time. There is also a smaller Whitcomb section with maybe 5 or 6 burials not to far from the large section. I give you my permission to use the photo's how you see fit- this is your family.
I am connected to the Whitcomb's through the marriage of Richard Bower to 1st wife Anne Whitcomb. His 2nd wife, Helen Cooper is my great 2nd cousin.

Peace be with you ~

Added by Theresa Caparco on Mar 10, 2013 2:51 PM

Miracle Mile Tim
Photo Requests
Hi Megan,

Back in 2007, you claimed photo requests for my grandparents, Odin and Belzemite Olsen, who are buried at Holy Scepulchre. The resulting shots were beautiful, and I cherish the photos you so graciously took for me.

I have discovered that my aunt and uncle are also buried at the same cemetery. Since you did such a terrific job on my grandparents' photos, I thought I'd ask you first and see if you are up for photographing these additional markers:

Alfred F.Reid - #25567941
Loretta E. (Olsen) Reid - #104951344

If you are unable to take these photos for me, I'll submit photo requests. I just wanted to give you first crack at it.

Regards, Tim

Added by Miracle Mile Tim on Feb 10, 2013 7:29 PM

James C Brand
I see where you posted flowers on my grandfather's, his sister's (Hazel), and his brother's "grave" as a great-grand niece. Which of my grandfather's brothers or sisters was your ancestor? Is it a Grandon?

Added by Patty on Nov 14, 2012 9:46 AM

Deborah Jane Kline
If you would like photos for the rest of the Brands ...
... in the Morgantown, WV Oak Grove Cemetery, please make requests for their findagrave memorials, and I will then upload mine.

Added by Deborah Jane Kline on Oct 17, 2012 11:09 PM

Karen Canfield
John Brand
Hi Megan. I am working on my Cain family. Searching for John Brand he married Ann Parry Brand. They had 3 Children. First born is Elizabeth "Eliza" Brand Cain. Do you have any info on your John Brand? My dates are Abt. 1762-1844 Born in Viginia. Thanks Karen Canfield

Added by Karen Canfield on Aug 25, 2012 10:55 PM

Debra Estep
Hi Cousin
Hi Megan,

You did tell me back in Sept of our family connection.

I just looked at the sites you maintain here on Find a Grave and I realized that your Grandfather was Tom Page. :)

Your grandfather Tom and my mother Margaret would have been 1st cousins.

Please drop me an email and we can talk
more about the 'family'. :))))


Added by Debra Estep on Feb 11, 2012 8:12 AM

Debra Estep
Hi Megan,

Can't seem to see the PM area...

is my email.

Debra Estep

Added by Debra Estep on Sep 03, 2011 9:58 AM

Debra Estep
Page Family
Hi Megan,

I was curious how you are related to
Horace Grant Page.

My grandfather Charles Page was his son.


Added by Debra Estep on Sep 02, 2011 2:40 PM

Margaret Brand
I see you had left flowers for Margaret. I am looking for my Great Grandmother Margaret (Grenner / Gruner) Brand. Can you tell me if this Margaret married Charles Brand in Illinois in 1855 and had a daughter named Henretta that was born in 1860?
Thank you and have a great day. Carol

Added by Carol on Aug 31, 2011 10:45 PM

Franklin Boggess
Frank & Myrtle Brand
Hi Megan,
I am the great-grandson of Frank & Myrtle Brand. I have recently been in touch with my grandmother (Mary Brand) & am trying to get her to send copies of pictures that she has of her parents, along with other family photos. I will try to update you when I receive these photos.
Thank you for posting the pictures that you have,
Franklin MB Boggess

Added by Franklin Boggess on Jul 07, 2011 7:08 PM

Annabelle ONeill
RE: Phoebe Crippen Mead & Timothy Mead
Megan - my e-mail is "" - the technician spelled "Oneill" wrong, but I left it be. Maybe that's the problem? Did you spell it "aoneal" - all small case letters? I hope so - all my other friends get through fine.

By the way, thank you so much for lal your trouble. Cemetery records indicate that Sally Giddings is buried there with Limon & I agree that's probably what happended to her stone - or, since she died much later, maybe they couldn't afford a stone.

Added by Annabelle ONeill on May 22, 2011 7:37 AM

Annabelle ONeill
Phoebe Crippen Mead & Timothy Mead

Yoou graciously accepted myphoto reequests for two other people. While you are there, could you please see if there is any sign of the two people mentioned above? I am desparately trying to find their gravesite in order to hel a friend join the Mayflower Society. I am reasonably sure they were buried in this cemetery in 1828 & 1829. Anything you can do would be most appreciated - Thanks! - Annabelle

Added by Annabelle ONeill on May 09, 2011 11:47 AM

Megan Buckley
Looks like Alexander Wade Brand is a common relation. I saw that you were working on family history. I have a lot of info if you want I can send it to you! ~meg~

Added by Megan Buckley on Apr 22, 2011 10:33 PM

Jim Ditton
Sister Frances Znojemsky
Hi Megan Thank You for taking the photo for me i would like to ask a favor i just added another one Sister Joanne Therese Of The Child Jesus Maddalen Di Giulio her grave is right next to Sister Frances Znojemsky would you mind taking that photo for me when you are able if you could i would really appreciate it Thanks a lot Jim Ditton

Added by Jim Ditton on Jan 05, 2009 10:33 AM

Nathan Plum(b)
great news :)
hi again Megan,I located the Dents Run Cemetery yesterday and I found several more of your are going up shortly and I hope they turn out to your liking again :)

take care and best wishes,

Added by Nathan Plum(b) on Sep 23, 2008 9:27 AM

I'm back online now as 'Dave'. I dunno what happened! :)


Added by Dave on Aug 27, 2008 2:59 PM

Rebecca Scano
Frank Nawrot
Thank you so much for the picture of my cousin Frank's headstone. I really appreciate it.
Ciao, Becky Scano

Added by Rebecca Scano on Jul 18, 2008 9:56 PM

Nathan Plum(b)
no problem at all :)
you are very welcome,it was my pleasure to find your requests and I plan on fulfilling the rest of them when I get a chance....take care and best wishes

Nathan :)

Added by Nathan Plum(b) on Jul 06, 2008 8:42 AM

Nathan Plum(b)
hi there
I found a few of your requested markers at East Oak Grove yesterday,I plan of posting them today and I also want to go back soon to find the rest of them for you...wish me luck and take care :)


Added by Nathan Plum(b) on Jun 21, 2008 2:01 PM

catherine ruiz
Hi Megan,how have you been? fine I hope.This is Cathy from Baltimore you took phot's for me of my family in Michigan.The cemetery was by your home in Farmington.I just wanted to say hi and let you know that both of my parents passed away.My Dad in 3-16-2008 and my stepmom 3-17-2008.I have already put a Memorial in for them.There names are Francis Hebert E And Helene F Hebert.I thought you might want to take a look at there Memorial.We miss them so much.My Dad was 90 and My Mom was 84.

I hope every thing is going okay with you and yours.It has been nice talking back at you.

Alway;s your friend


Added by catherine ruiz on May 08, 2008 2:06 PM


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