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Dena West (#47057753)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 27 days
lydia kinch
Hello. I came across a Bible with L.A Kinch a gift from her husband on Xmas 1899. The Bible was given to a Minnie kinch. there is a pic of Minnie and another pic of a Emma Schworer and her Son. her son died 1943 in World War 2 . I am trying to find family this Bible . if related please e- mail . thank you Vicky

Added by Vicky on Aug 25, 2014 7:45 AM

Burnett & Ripley

Thanks for all the links and updates.


Added by Deb on Jul 02, 2014 3:05 PM

Darwood Stow
RE: Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan

I just found your e-mail addy at the bottom of your profile. I'm sorry for clogging up this message site and will use the addy if you don't mind. Thanks,


Added by Darwood Stow on Apr 02, 2014 12:28 PM

Darwood Stow
RE: Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan
Hi Dena,

You and Julie would be some sort of cousins. I have quite a bit of info and some photos on Harry's mothers side which would be PALMER as well as info and photos galore on Julies mothers side but that is Taylor, Crawford and several more. As far as poor old Harry, Julies mother just did a hand written tree with no dates or info. Just the names. Julie still has one more drawer of old photos to go through that she got when her mother died.

If you have dates and locations on the Garms from Harry on back, I would greatly appreciate knowing them, as well as any photos.

If you would care to give me your e-mail addy I would add you to my list of members on and you could browse around and see if there are any others that might connect us. Also, I believe you might be acquainted with Amy V. that has been doing quite a bit of work on the Oakridge cemetery in Marshall. The way it all worked out we both go back to my great great grandfather Ozias Huntley. The puter says that she and I are 3rd cousins twice removed. I'm still working on the twice removed thing.

Okay, let me know if we can help one another with this tree thing. I can scan the written Garms tree and e-mail it if you would like.
Take care,


Added by Darwood Stow on Apr 02, 2014 12:18 PM

Darwood Stow
RE: Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan
Hi Dena,

Julie's father was HARRY PALMER GARMS and he was born near the Bellevue/Olivet area. His father was CHARLES E. "IRA" GARMS and he died in 1918. Charles was married to Gladys "Dot" Palmer.
Harry only had one brother (who was younger)whos name was Charles Garms and he died in 2000. Harry's mother, Gladys, had several sibblings but they would have been Palmer.

I will add my e-mail addy to this in the event you would like to check more on this genealogy or may have info that may further mine. I have some info on Garms that goes back four generations before Harry. Doing what you are doing with the cemeteries I am assuming you have been into your genealogy as well. If for some reason you may not have my e-mail addy, it is as follows: .

In 2000, while visiting and helping take care of Julie's uncle who was dying of cancer and lived in the U.P., an older gentleman came to visit him. I think he may have been a distant relative. He told us that he had came to a reunion before that time and it was at the farm where you lived. He was somehow related to your garms family. I'll go through my notebooks that I always carry (never leave anything to memory) and see if I may have written down his name.

Well, I've taken more than enough of your cyberspace again, so take care and keep informing us folks.


Added by Darwood Stow on Mar 31, 2014 9:07 AM

Darwood Stow
RE: Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan
Well, now. Your mother must be Cathy Crandall Garms and they have the farm on the West side of North Avenue about a mile North of My mom's home.

I was born and raised there and grew up with Larry and Cathy as well as the Spear family and Shepard family and the Tungate family. I went to the Court school that was at the corner North Ave. and Crandall Rd. You resemble your mother. My wife, Julie, was a Garms from the Banfield area and went to Delton schools.

I was born in 1938 so grew up with all your relatives. Thank you for letting me know who I have been working with. Tell your mom and Larry that I said hello. Take care and God bless.


Added by Darwood Stow on Mar 29, 2014 5:51 PM

Darwood Stow
RE: Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan
Hi Dena,

Yes Ruth Stow was my mother and the Darwood with her was my dad. Until 1974 I was Darwood Mason Stow Jr. Ezra Stow and Sybil Spencer Stow were my grand parents. Justus Stow and Sarah Huntley Stow were my great grand parents.

There are so many relatives on my dad's side that we used to go every Memorial Day and decorate all the graves. I have lived in north central Arkansas for 30 years but when I get to Michigan to visit, I usually make the trek To Sherwood just to pay my respects.

I have been working on my genealogy since 1969 and have been on for about 7 years. On an offshoot from the Spencer line I go back to the 800's where the King and Queen of Sweden were my 32nd great grand parents. I'm royaly?

Take care and keep up the good work.

Dar Stow

Added by Darwood Stow on Mar 29, 2014 7:47 AM

Darwood Stow
Sherwood Cemetery, Michigan
Hi Dena,

My name is Darwood Stow and Dr. Mason Ormsby Spencer was my great grandfather on my father's mothers side. Doc Spencer was a male as he had 4 wives. I updated his birth and name info and added a photo of him.


Dar Stow

Added by Darwood Stow on Mar 28, 2014 1:53 PM

Vicki Vann
Hi Dena,
Can you please transfer management of the following memorials to me? It is my parents and grandparents. Thank you in advance. Vicki
Betty Johnson-31539896
Howard Johnson-31539931
Roy Cook-31539637
Gladys Cook-31539473
Thank you for setting up and maintaining these memorials.

Added by Vicki Vann on Mar 25, 2014 1:03 PM

Marcia Shears
RE: Edits
I don't have any out there for me to look at so I cannot see the screen but at the bottom of your Edits it has a button that you hit which makes all of the changes automatically, without you having to edit each of them yourself. (As the requestor has actually done the edits for you.)

Added by Marcia Shears on Feb 17, 2014 8:21 AM

Marcia Shears
Do you know that you now receive edits that show up on your contributor page? These are edits such as name, dates and places that you can approve without having to type the information yourself. I believe that you have some there to approve. Thank you.

Added by Marcia Shears on Feb 14, 2014 11:16 AM

To Whom Do We Belong
Rosa Stolp
Can't thank you enough for the transfer. I am so happy to be able to connect Rosa with her family.

Added by To Whom Do We Belong on Feb 10, 2014 6:33 PM

RE: Frank Parks grave
Sorry Dena, I guess I hit the wrong keys. Frank Parks should be Find A Grave Memorial# 57129563
Thank you for the update.

Added by RelativelySpeaking on Dec 31, 2013 1:18 PM

Louise Ripley

Thanks so much for transferring my great great grandmother--appreciate the work you do on these memorials.
Happy New Year,


Added by Deb on Dec 31, 2013 12:36 PM

Debra Stanley
Thank you so much for the transfers of Alton Schofield and Lorene Cole. It means a lot to me!
Debbie Stanley

Added by Debra Stanley on Oct 10, 2013 8:14 AM

Margaret Palmer
Dena, Thank you for the transfer of Margaret. I think you can see why I wanted to publish her biography - quite a woman! So many of my mother's relatives are buried in Branch County - Sherwood and Riverside. My great grandmother's second husband was sexton at the Riverside cemetery. I will probably continue to ask for linkages, but will try not to inundate you with requests. Thank you for all the work you do. Janet

Added by Searcher on Oct 06, 2013 3:02 PM

Debra Stanley
Eli Schofield
Hi Dena,
Would you consider transferring the memorial of Eli Schofield to me? His number is 41647147 and he's in Riverside Cemetery.
Eli was my grandfather.
Thank you for you consideration and for putting this memorial on findagrave.
Debra Stanley

Added by Debra Stanley on Sep 29, 2013 8:33 AM

Nora Hostutler
RE: Stephen West photo...
You are welcome. I don't know Stephen and Jemima are listed on the stone for James also when they had separate stones.

Added by Nora Hostutler on Jul 30, 2013 3:06 PM

Christine Price
Elsa Adolph
Whoops, and thank you for the transfer!!

Added by Christine Price on Jul 21, 2013 5:15 PM

Christine Price
lsa Adolph
Thank you for the headstone photo for Elsa, I really appreciate your taking the time to do this! May I have permission to copy it?

Added by Christine Price on Jul 21, 2013 5:14 PM

Nora Hostutler
RE: James West photo
You are most welcome.

Added by Nora Hostutler on Jul 18, 2013 3:25 PM

4th Michigan Infantry
Memorial transfer
I would like to thank you for transferring the meorial for John P. Kidney, a soldier in the Fourth Michigan Infantry, to me. I really do appreciate it.

Added by 4th Michigan Infantry on Jul 18, 2013 1:19 PM

lorraine hollandsworth
Richard B & Bernice A Rial
Hello, I wanted to let you know I added the Rial's gravestone picture to your listing. You are able to see the DOD's, so you can update your information.

Added by lorraine hollandsworth on May 02, 2013 6:25 PM

Jim Cyr
Sherwood, MI
Hello Dena, Thank you so much for the transfers of Onabelle, Minnie Belle and Evelyn. Jim Cyr

Added by Jim Cyr on Apr 30, 2013 10:27 AM

Mary E. Warner
Alfred Richmond Barrnett
Dena, thank you so much for the Alfred Richmond Barrnett transfer. The biography is completed.

Added by Mary E. Warner on Apr 25, 2013 4:13 PM


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