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Ralph Edwards (#46940414)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 4 days
Carole Marlow
RE: Joanna(h) wife of Walter Brown 1724-1805
Ralph, Joanna(h) is my 7th grandmother and, as you probably know, tracing Brown's is not always an easy task. Last evening I sent a request to link my Rev. Nathan Brown 25843366 to his mother, Joannah but that has not yet occurred. It was at that time that I saw what you had and sent what I had to you, not knowing that she is also your ancestor. I do not have proof of either the spelling of her name or of her maiden name. It was sent to me by a very educated Brown researcher in Colorado who has written books on our mutual Brown side. I see now that I have never questioned his information and I do find both all over the internet (but we both know how that goes!). I also see with interest that you have spelled her first name with the "H" in the notes for your tree posted on Rootsweb so perhaps you have more information there. If Van Boum was her maiden name it was probably German and the an "H" would have been added to Joanna. It would also be interesting to acquire a copy of the will of Walter and see if her name was transcribed correctly. I also know that the wife was usually listed by her nickname in wills and not often with her true given name. Nicknames were so common because children were usually named after a parent or grandparent and it made too many of the same name in one household. Lots of if's and no real answers from me, sorry, as I usually do not do family research this way. Have you researched Walter much? Would love to find a burial place for him. Thanks for the interest. Carole

Added by Carole Marlow on Nov 24, 2015 3:15 PM

Laura Schmidt
RE: duplicate graves in Southern cemetery
Perhaps I have them mixed up, or maybe there really is only one. Records have a way of 'changing themselves'. haha I think there are two Archers. I have Addie E. Archer 7 Oct 1879 (Liber 1 Page 65 Birth no. #60, Banks Twp., Antrim. Parents are Thorlby Archer and Laura Archer, both from England. Then I have Adda E. Archer,6 Oct 1880, Liber 1, Page 78- birth #124, Banks, Antrim. Parents are Thorlby Archer and Laura Archer. I obtained the 'Certified Copy of Record of Birth' of both individuals when I visited the County Clerk's office in Central Lake on July 9th, 1993. Addie is buried next to Thorlby (think the u on the headstone is wrong and should be o) who is then buried next to Laura Archer. I have not pursued marriage or death records on either of them, which I should have done as that might help to clarify. I do have Addie married to William Owson Bartholomew on November 4, 1896. Her second husband was Samuel Brigham and they married December 24, 1900 in Elk Rapids, Charlevoix. I have no further information on Adda - just the birth record I mentioned that I obtained the Clerk's office. Also, another question for you. When I visited Southern Cemetery in early June I noticed that there was a flag for military service but it was actually placed next to Laura.- I'm sure it was inadvertently placed closer to Laura than Thorlby but just thought I would mention it. That military service is so important - I have still not been able to locate those records. Also, the headstone was almost unreadable and I contacted some office to let them know. I just want to say thank you to whomever cleaned it so we can read the letters now. Sorry it took so long to respond. Okay, so just one more thing. I have Anna Laura Archer Palmer and thought she was buried in Southern Cemetery too but was unable to locate her. Any information on her by any chance? Thanks for all of your help and dedication to keeping our loved ones burial sites taken care of.

Added by Laura Schmidt on Nov 14, 2015 11:51 AM

4th Michigan Infantry
Headstone for Morrell Goodrich
Hi Ralph,
Brian Koval,(the sexton at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dexter, Michigan), and I have just finished setting the new military headstone for Morrell Goodrich today. I have just posted a photo of the headstone on his memorial (#83490556). I appreciate your assistance in obtaining a military headstone for this soldier who served in the Fourth Michigan Infantry. It was long overdue.
Please keep me in mind should you ever decide to transfer his memorial.

Take care,
George Wilkinson

Added by 4th Michigan Infantry on Oct 20, 2015 10:20 AM

Bette Grimm Thatcher
RE: Claudia Mae Medlin and James Myers
I am sorry I haven't written back. My Westbrook's are in IL. None in NY. I believe that the James George Myer's buried in 1950 in the same cemetery is Claudia's husband. I know they were living in KS. I think she died in 1984 in Kansas City, MO, but I am waiting for confirmation on that. I have sent for both obits of her parents in hopes that they give a clue. I am not related to them, but to her first husband. His name was Proctor Kendall Bee. His mother was a Prunty and one of my cousins. PK was a hound dog. He left his wife and family in Memphis after his father died. He returned to Birmingham and got another women pregnant. I spoke to the daughter and she never met her dad. Then he hooked up with Claudia and they moved to El Paso. After two years, she filed for divorce because he was mean to her. I have newspaper articles showing it. Then she married James George Myers. I have trying to find out who Claudia was for a few years. I just got the newspapers from El Paso solving her mystery on Both of the women that PK was with were a lot younger than he was. I spoke to his son Leland before he died. He was still hating his father for abandoning them.

Added by Bette Grimm Thatcher on Oct 05, 2015 3:19 PM

Bette Grimm Thatcher
Claudia Mae Medlin Myers
I am working on Claud and Lottie Medlin. Besides Thomas, they also had a daughter named Claudia Mae. She was their first born. I am wondering if she is buried in the same cemetery because her second husband, James G Myers is buried there too. He died in 1950. Can you please look for her in the Forest Hill Cemetery?

Added by Bette Grimm Thatcher on Oct 03, 2015 11:01 PM

Marjorie Munroe
RE: Annie S Kilbourne Woodhull in Woodhull cemetery
Sorry you took my response in such a bad way, I did not mean it that way. Sorry I just had my Mom die and was not a happy camper at the time. So sorry, and if I get back to researching that person I will send you the facts. I was just shocked you did not have the info...that was all. I was not trying to be mean.
So sorry if I had somehow upset you.
Marjorie Munroe

Added by Marjorie Munroe on Sep 18, 2015 2:15 PM

WOW...I think you have quite the story to sleuth!
I'll help if I can.. contact me off line
magill1242 at gmail dot com

Added by Montereygenealogist on Sep 01, 2015 9:58 PM

French's in Pacific Grove Cemetery
all three are adjacent to one another. I'll go ahead and link them. And if I have time in the next few days will take a joint photo...other will do when I'm able to get out (late Oct hopefully)

Added by Montereygenealogist on Sep 01, 2015 2:54 PM

Leanne M. Meyer
RE: Albert Julius Henning b. Berlin
You are right, the NYC Albert is not ours.

I am related through the Denstaedt's who Albert married into. A cousins & I have been working on this family for years, so it has taken a while.

Emailme at my personnel that will make it easier to share.

Do you have Ancestry?


Added by Leanne M. Meyer on Jul 21, 2015 5:32 PM

Leanne M. Meyer
RE: Clara Henning Noyes
Great! I would be glad to transfer her to family and maybe you can add more to her life.

Leanne Meyer

Added by Leanne M. Meyer on Jul 21, 2015 1:35 PM

Leanne M. Meyer
RE: Clara Henning Noyes
She married George Silverside in 1888. You can use the obit, if needed.

Alcona County Review, 11 Feb 1892 - Vol 15, No. 45 - p1c4
Description : Death of Clara [Henning] Silversides on 2/4/1892 in Harrisville; burial in Springport.

Transcription : Somewhat Personal. Mrs. Silversides, whose malady and trip to Detroit for surgical aid has been noted in these columns, was brought home last Thursday by her husband and passed away one hour after her arrival at their home, surrounded by her family and friends. She had but one desire when she knew that death was certain and that was to see her children. Her last words were, "Now I am satisfied." The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Saturday, the Rev. W. J. Bailey delivering a timely sermon. Mrs. Clara Silversides, wife of William Silversides, was born in the city of Detroit on the 12th day of May, 1858, and died at her home in Harrisville Thursday night, February 4, 1892, at 8 o'clock. Two brothers and two sisters are living. Her maiden name was Clara Henning. She married Abraham Noyes in Harrisville on June 27th 1877. Their union was blessed with four children: Bert, Inez, Cleveland and Esther. She was married to her second husband, Wm. Silversides, on the 3d day of July, 1888. Of this union one child lives to mourn the loss of her mother. A few weeks ago she went to Detroit for treatment, but failed to receive any benefit.

Added by Leanne M. Meyer on Jul 21, 2015 11:20 AM

Marjorie Munroe
RE: Annie S Kilbourne Woodhull in Woodhull cemetery
Ok your loss. Just trying to help up, there is loads of stuff out there. I don't understand why you don't have that already. And she was born in Delaware, which is Middlesex county. Good luck to ya. Take care. Marjorie

Added by Marjorie Munroe on Jul 20, 2015 7:48 PM

Leanne M. Meyer
RE: Clara Henning Noyes
It is Harrisville, Alcona Co., MI.

Sorry for the confusion.

Leanne Meyer

Added by Leanne M. Meyer on Jul 20, 2015 6:04 PM

Petoskey History 1852-2002
Walton, Silas–Ernest Walton; Link
Hello! We were so happy to find your memorial for Ernest Walton. We recall when he died––his son was in school with us. You don’t forget things like that. It had been so frustrating not being able to find a record of it in the usual places. (If you have a copy of his obituary, I will send it to the Petoskey Greenwood Cemetery Genealogical Website.) We mailed the link to connect him to his father, Silas. Thank you so very much. M. S.

Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Jul 02, 2015 3:34 PM

Janet K
RE: Incomplete records
I'm sure THAT felt good! It's so nice to know that you've made a difference, and when the Township recognized you for it, it's even BETTER!
KUDOS! and
Best wishes!

Added by Janet K on Jun 16, 2015 2:18 PM

Janet K
RE: Martha McComb Smith
I have seen incomplete cemetery records as well, which is why I started working on Owen Cemetery to begin with. Their online (and off line book)records show 1,633 people buried there. I have already 'found' and added enough people to the list I am compiling that the total now stands at around 1,850 and I'm not finished yet.
They have assured me that when I am done, they will update their records.
I will keep an eye out for Mary McComb Smith. Do you know of any other family members of hers that may be buried there besides George? (I haven't found George yet either.)

Added by Janet K on Jun 16, 2015 10:31 AM

Janet K
RE: Martha McComb Smith
I just sent an email explaining. It was the wrong Martha Smith!
I'm sorry!

Added by Janet K on Jun 15, 2015 10:22 PM

Linda Baird
Southern Cemetery
Hi Ralph,
Do you have access to the Southern Cemetery Records in Central Lake, Michigan? Trying to find out if Joyce Curtis born 1925 to William & Laura "Williams" Curtis may be buried there. Her parents & brother William F. Curtis are buried in this Cemetery. I can find no death record of on Find A Grave or I don't know if she had a married name as I have found no marriage for her in Michigan.

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!

Linda Williams Baird

Added by Linda Baird on Jun 11, 2015 6:54 AM

Patti Carleton Sanders
George Lanterman
thank you for George Lanterman update,

Added by Patti Carleton Sanders on Jun 09, 2015 5:53 PM

Re: Westbrook
I am a descendent of Simeon Kittle, brother of Blandina Kittle Westbrook. Thanks for all of the Westbrook information that you put on Find A Grave.

Added by Betsy on Jun 06, 2015 3:13 PM

RE: Homer Sampson
Hi, Ralph: I will post a couple of photos to Homer's memorial. I think you will like them.

Added by CalNative on May 26, 2015 9:29 PM

Laura Schmidt
Archer Graves
I am wondering if you would be willing to transfer the following graves to me: Anna Laura Archer Palmer, # 59168240 (Southern Cemetery); Alice Maud Mary Archer # 13841026, (Southern Cemetery); Curtis Lafayette Archer, 102229740 (Ellsworth Cemetery.) They are my great aunts and uncles. Their parents, Thorlby Archer and Laura Hill are my great grandparents. Thank you so much. Laura Schmidt

Added by Laura Schmidt on May 24, 2015 5:29 AM

Ora (Ola) Lanterman
You were correct that the memorial should be for Ola and not Ora. You may want to use the edit tab to have the memorial creator change the name. If this is a close relative to you, you may want to ask him to transfer the memorial.

Added by bluelady on May 14, 2015 6:35 PM

Ed Murphy
RE: grave requests in Arnprior
thanx for the reminder Ralph... the weather is much nicer now and the grass has greened up... i am due to make a visit up there soon for fathers day so i will check it out... ill keep you posted.

Added by Ed Murphy on May 14, 2015 11:33 AM

RE: Eichelmans in Green Ridge
Actually I do have a picture but not very good, will be retrying later this week. Her stone is one of those markers in which sun or lack of it has to be just right for etching to showup.

Added by Mary on May 03, 2015 3:55 PM


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