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Marylin DeYoung (#46898854)
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Genealogy Bug Kate
RE: Doyle F. Lindsley
No problem. I have deleted my memorial.

Added by Genealogy Bug Kate on Apr 25, 2015 1:28 PM

Al Hibbard
RE: Bogaards
Yes, infant son; I should have been more explicit.

Added by Al Hibbard on Apr 04, 2015 7:16 PM

Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: Transfers
No problem, it would be nice of it would add the contrib # by default..

Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Jan 20, 2015 10:45 AM

Kerry Rae Smith Moser
Transfers
Sure will, in the future, please include your contributor # in your transfer request, per findagrave policy, Thanks.

Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Jan 19, 2015 6:19 PM

Patricia Thrasher Waller
RE: Evelyn Walcott
You are so welcome. In my research I do my best to connect families. Pat

Added by Patricia Thrasher Waller on Jan 10, 2015 9:08 PM

Helen De Jong
RE: Gerrit and Frances deJong
Yes, Cornelia (Blom) Vander Hart was a Blom by birth.

Helen De Jong

Added by Helen De Jong on Dec 16, 2014 4:05 PM

Douglas Robinson
RE: Lovina Romp
of course.

Added by Douglas Robinson on Oct 20, 2014 9:59 AM

Kathleen
RE: Addison Curtiss
Sorry for the confusion Marilyn. Amy had called on Monday and left me a message. So it was her voicemail I retrieved today. I didn't actually talk to her today. Hopefully Linda or someone will be able to find something for you.

Added by Kathleen on Sep 24, 2014 6:26 PM

Kathleen
RE: Addison Curtiss
No problem Marilyn. After I sent the last message, I received a call from Amy Dawson today. She is one of the sextons listed for the Concord Cemetery. She said they have records for E.L. Curtiss, which is listed as Edward Levi Curtiss. Thinking that Addison may be buried in that same area as they have stones there that are Father, Mother, Sister and Brother. No actual names on them. However, when I am reviewing your records, Edward was Levi's brother, not his father, so I am not sure if he is there or not. They are thinking he may be but not 100% sure either.

Added by Kathleen on Sep 24, 2014 5:31 PM

Kathleen
RE: Clinton Curtiss
Hi Marilyn. Just wanted to follow up with you on Addison Curtiss. I still haven't heard from either sexton for Concord cemetery. The link to the Concord cemeteries is: http://www.concordtwp.com/Departments/Cemeteries. It says that the older burials are in Stickney cemetery, but I was unable to locate his name in that one either. Maybe you can locate an email for the sextons or something and they might reply that way. Hope all is well with you. Take care.

Added by Kathleen on Sep 24, 2014 5:01 AM

Kathleen
RE: Gracie Curtiss
Was really hoping to be able and help locate Addison. I haven't heard anything back from those caring for the cemetery in Concord Twp and when I tried to search for an obit at the library it came up with nothing. I think there are other records there I can try and search when I have some time. I love knowing where my ancestors are, etc and don't like when I am trying to help someone else locate theirs and come up empty. Not sure what else to do at this point. Since you have the library records for Grace I will leave that one alone. I did locate a death certificate for Clinton (Memorial# 31502962) and on it, it says he is buried in Williams Cemetery which is strange as he is clearly buried in Evergreen Cemetery! I noticed you already have a memorial for him but he is not linked to Levi (Memorial# 104440537) or Grace (Memorial# 104441184) as his parents. Let me know if you would like a copy of his obituary. According to the library listings online it is in: Obituary: Telegraph Date: January 18,1935 pg.1.

Added by Kathleen on Sep 19, 2014 3:55 PM

Kathleen
Gracie Curtiss
PS. Have you found an infant Gracie Curtiss in your searching? Under this name at the library they are showing there was an infant that died in 1873.

http://www.morleylibrary.org/TLCScripts/interpac.dll?LabelDisplay&LastResult=Search%26Config=comm%26FormId=122921122%26Branch=,0,%26LimitsId=0%26StartIndex=0%26SearchField=32%26SearchType=0%26SearchData=curtiss%2c+gracie%26NotAddToHistory=1%26ItemsPerPage=20%26SortField=0%26PeriodLimit=-1%26SearchAvailableOnly=0&DataNumber=316748&RecordNumber=316748&SearchAvailableOnly=0&FormId=122921122&ItemField=1&Config=comm&Branch=,0,

Added by Kathleen on Sep 18, 2014 9:27 PM

Kathleen
RE: Addison Curtiss
Hi Marilyn,
I have tried the local library for an obituary. There didn't appear to be one on record. I searched the listings for all those buried in Lake County and his name is not listed on the records. I have tried to call the cemetery office and received a message so I left a voice mail and I have tried to email them. I haven't heard anything back yet. My guess is that the grave is unmarked as he is not listed in the inscriptions for Lake County which is where Concord is located. There is more than one cemetery in Concord but the Concord Twp one is the one he would probably be in as there are some very old graves in that cemetery dating back to 1820. I am going to try their office again. In terms of the other Curtiss' you are looking for, Grace, Gracie... I was at Morley library, which is the local library here and attempted to find an obituary for her. The following link states there is one on file. But trying to search on the microfilm I couldn't find her name. I am going to try and go back when I have more time to really comb through this whole addition and see if I can find it. Everything was crunched together on those old editions of the newspapers I am finding. Maybe if you have access to some old newspaper files on line, you can pull it up or something by the date. Hope this helps. Let me know if the link works for you or not.

http://www.morleylibrary.org/TLCScripts/interpac.dll?LabelDisplay&LastResult=Search%26Config=comm%26FormId=122921122%26Branch=,0,%26LimitsId=0%26StartIndex=0%26SearchField=32%26SearchType=0%26SearchData=curtiss%2c+gracie%26NotAddToHistory=1%26ItemsPerPage=20%26SortField=0%26PeriodLimit=-1%26SearchAvailableOnly=0&DataNumber=316750&RecordNumber=316750&SearchAvailableOnly=0&FormId=122921122&ItemField=1&Config=comm&Branch=,0,

Added by Kathleen on Sep 18, 2014 9:22 PM

Julia Ferguson
De Jong family
Hello - I came across your profile after searching for the memorial records I had copied and placed info on my ancestry.com accounts. I came back today to research them again and all records of them are gone. Ironically my dutch ancestry all goes back to Iowa. Pella, keokuk etc. I don't know why the memorials on my great grandparents were removed but thought in the meantime I would ask you if we are possibly distantly related. Perhaps your Arie that immigrated was a cousin of mine who came before.

Arie de Jong Sr
my 3rd great grandfather
Birth 9 May 1808 in Zwijndrecht, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death 26 Aug 1897 in Pella, Iowa, USA

and his son
Arie de Jong Jr
my 2nd great grandfather
Birth 10 Oct 1841 in Kralingen, Dirksland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 22 July 1935 in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA

with the info I had for his son on find a grave as:
Birth: Oct. 10, 1841 Death: Jul. 22, 1935 Family links: Spouse: Hattie J. DeJong (1850 - 1917) Children: Harriett Jeanette DeJong Smith (1872 - 1933)* William DeJong (1888 - 1895)* George H. DeJong (1891 - 1975)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Oakland Cemetery Keokuk Lee County Iowa, USA Created by: DJG Record added: Jun 24, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 92467627

Any help you could share would be lovely and greatly appreciated. Kindly. Julia

Added by Julia Ferguson on Aug 08, 2014 3:54 PM

Pauline Hill
RE: John & Ella Roberts
You are welcome. I know the feeling. Glad I can do this work, I love it.

Added by Pauline Hill on Jul 13, 2014 7:14 AM

David
James M. Armstrong
Hi Marylin, Ignore my previous directions as I misspelled one of the streets. Here are the directions again. Take the main entrance to the cemetery off M-40. Keep going until you get to Booth. Turn left onto Booth. His stone is on the right (south) side of Booth between Chicester St. & Jenner St. You will come to Chicester St. first and then Jenner St. If you turn right onto Jenner and drive only about 30 feet you will see a large pine tree on the right. His stone is under the pine tree.

Added by David on Jun 15, 2014 2:49 PM

David
James Armstrong Location & Picture
Hi Marylin, My fiancee & I stopped by Oakwood Cemetery in Allegan, Mi yesterday to see if we could find the headstone of James M Armstrong again. Amazingly we were able to do so. I cleaned up the stone, the sun was shining just right, and we were able to get some pictures with amazing clarity. They are now on his memorial page that we transferred to you. I am also giving you his location in the cemetery so that you can find his stone easily. Take the main entrance to the cemetery off M-40. Keep going until you get to Booth. Turn left onto Booth. His stone is on the right (south) side of Booth between Chicester & Jennifer. You will come to Chicester first and then Jennifer. If you turn right onto Jennifer and drive only about 30 feet you will see a large pine tree on the right. His stone is under the pine tree.

Added by David on Jun 15, 2014 2:44 PM

Carl Nollen
RE: John & Wilma DeYoung
Yes, send me their names & I will look. I have the 1976 Marion County Cemetery Book & can always ask the caretaker for newer ones.
Carl

Added by Carl Nollen on Jun 12, 2014 11:55 PM

David
Picture of James Armstrong
I believe you must be referring to to James E. Armstrong (Memorial# 75096694), 1831-1917. His headstone picture is already up on his memorial. You can find it a couple of ways. The easiest is probably to go to the James M. Armstrong memorial in Oakwood Cemetery that we transferred to you. Then on the menu located on the left hand side of the screen, click on "Find all Armstrongs in: Oakwood Cemetery." Select the one that says Armstrong, James E. b. Jun. 17, 1831 d. Mar. 2, 1915. There are only two James Armstrongs buried in the cemetery, even though you see three listed. This is because a third one listed is the one we created for the picture we removed from your great great grandad's memorial which you did not believe was his. We have noted this accordingly on this new memorial for others who may be researching.

Added by David on Jun 02, 2014 10:51 AM

David
James M. Armstrong (# 107061685)
Marylin,

I have an eye for reading difficult headstones so I took a close look at the headstone you had asked my fiancee to remove from the memorial of the James Armstrong that she had transferred to you. I was able to read part of the birth date and death date on the stone, and they exactly match the dates listed on the memorial. I am certain this is your Great Great Grandfather.

The memorials on Find A Grave for Oakwood Cemetery a based on a transcription we obtained from the local library. This transcription in turn was not based on the cemetery records but on a walk through of the cemetery that a lady did a number of years ago. We then walked the cemetery ourselves and took pictures of every readable and some not so readable headstones. I understand you contacted the cemetery office, and they said there is only one James Armstrong in the cemetery. They are wrong. I know from personal experience that cemetery records are incomplete and you cannot regard them as gospel truth.

On the Find A Grave memorials you can click on a picture of a headstone in order to get a much larger picture. Here is what I can see with certainty on the headstone when I click on the picture and enlarge it (The picture is now on memorial# 130549994):
JAMES
___STRONG
____19.1817.
___._892.
The 8 in the last line is very thin and faint, but if you look long enough it will jump out at you.

As you can see, what I have exactly matches the information you have on his memorial. I don't see how this could be anyone else than your Great Great Grandfather, especially when you know he should be buried in this cemetery. Since you had spent so long trying to solve this mystery, I wanted to give my input. If there were some inconsistencies I would understand not believing the stone was his. But there are none. Both my fiancee and I are veteran genealogists and are serious and careful about the work we do. I hope this is helpful.

Added by David on May 30, 2014 9:55 AM

Scout
RE: James Armstrong

There is no doubt that the stone says James Armstrong. Maybe I should just create a separate memorial for him. I have a feeling the office is sending you to the other James.

Added by Scout on May 29, 2014 11:18 AM

Scout
RE: James Armstrong
Birth: Jun. 17, 1831
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1915
Michigan, USA

I am guessing their records are not complete if they only have one listed. Not unusual, over the years different people were in charge of keeping the records when someone was buried there. Some were not very good at it. Last year we went to a very large cemetery in Grand Rapids. I found my grgr uncle was buried there. Couldn't find any where his parents , my grgrgr grandparents were buried. They were not listed in the records of this cemetery, but guess what. They were buried next to their son.

Added by Scout on May 29, 2014 9:56 AM

Scout
RE: James Armstrong

She may be confusing the two. There are two, and you hopefully will be able to locate the one by its shape. Keep me updated, and good luck.

Added by Scout on May 29, 2014 9:17 AM

Scout
RE: James Armstrong

I am leaving it since I know for sure it says James Armstrong and it is very obvious it does not belong to the other James Armstrong for he has a photo . Cemetery records are not always complete and it would be such a shame to loose track of the marker. I would suggest to you to walk the cemetery and look for the marker that is up and perhaps you can get a better look of the exact dates.

Added by Scout on May 29, 2014 9:10 AM

Scout
RE: James Armstrong

I really couldn't tell you . But Maybe the office there can.

Added by Scout on May 22, 2014 2:46 PM

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