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Amy (Decker) Veenendall (#47104012)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 25 days
Dale Ayres
Yes, absolutely post the photo. Thank you!

Added by imagal49 on Oct 09, 2015 4:13 AM

Philip Jay
RE: Lawrence Jay in Oakridge
Yes. You may transfer my grandfather to me. And, thank you for linking his parents as well. This will be my first file to manage. Cheers.

Added by Philip Jay on Sep 16, 2015 8:00 AM

Philip Jay
Lawrence Merton Jacobs
My grandfather was born in Sturgis, Michigan the son of Marion Jacobs and Sarah Hanna Blue. He changed his name (not legally) and my father and uncle both have the last name JAY. I realize the grave stone has JAY as does his death certificate. Marion, his father, died in April 1933, and is buried in Marshall, Calhoun County, MI.

Just for the record.


Philip R Jay

Added by Philip Jay on Sep 14, 2015 10:37 AM

Christine Dobbertien
Fred Popenhagen
Thank you for the article on Fred Popenhagen. Kate Keller added it to his memorial. I added it to my genealogy info. Thanks again!

Added by Christine Dobbertien on Sep 08, 2015 2:21 PM

Mary Catherine Guile
She was the daughter of Stephen BarthOlf and Hanna HOPPER

Graves #19135137 (Stephen) #19135131 (Hannah)
Thanks, Ree

Added by ReeT on Aug 27, 2015 7:02 PM

Thanks for the info regarding Lucy Stringham at Olivet City Cemetery.I was able to confirm and add more info to her memorial.


Added by Treeclimber on Aug 10, 2015 10:22 AM

W. Warder
RE: Daniel Gray
Excellent! Thanks again!

Added by W. Warder on Aug 10, 2015 8:25 AM

W. Warder
RE: Daniel Gray
Thank you so much for the offer!

These 4 are my direct relatives:


James B Gray (79338860) might also be a relation. He's in the plot with Josiah. I need to do some research. If you want to transfer him to me that would be great, too.

My ID: 48674604.

Thanks so much for the fantastic job you are doing!

Added by W. Warder on Aug 09, 2015 8:59 AM

W. Warder
Daniel Gray
Sorry one more thing...

Josiah and Daniel's father is also in Oakridge # 79338755.

I sent you an edit for the birthdate already, but I have the death date as 09/24/1840 which is the same as the interment date listed in your bio although the death date is listed in April of 1840.

Something interesting: (I found this on the web and my explain why all my NY ancestors came to Michigan during this time)


"In the early summer of 1830, New Yorker, Sidney Ketchum rode along Territorial Road until he reached the community we now know as Marshall. Sidney acquired land claims in the area and returned to upstate New Your and New England to recruit settlers. He recruited merchants, doctors, lawyers, ministers and other professionals for his new settlement. In 1832 a schoolhouse was built, since most of the first settlers came from educated communities. Before the Village had even a dozen children of school age, a Miss Brown was summoned from Ann Arbor to teach."

Anyway, just thought I would share this with you.

Be well. Have a great day!

Added by W. Warder on Aug 08, 2015 10:39 PM

W. Warder
RE: Daniel Gray in Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Michigan

I am related to the family. Josiah Gray also buried in Oakridge is my 5th great grandfather. Daniel is his brother. Their father was Daniel Gray 1781-1840 who was married to Lydia Bevier.
They had 6 children and all the boys moved West while the girls, Permelia and Theodocia stayed in New York. Josiah and Daniel ended up in Michigan. Barzillai landed in Kansas and Reading in Indiana.

My source for the edits came from my grandfather, Benton Arthur Warder, who had researched the family (his mother was Florence Gray). I believe he may have hired a genealogist - I am not sure, but he gave me a tree (oh, lordy, typed on paper!), which has really been quite spot on with the records that I have been able to confirm with and/or GenealogyBank.

I really appreciate your taking the time to ask me. Really keeps Find A Grave a quality site for those of us trusting in the authenticity of the records.

Regardless, of your accepting my edits, thanks for all the work that you have done.

My best to you!

Added by W. Warder on Aug 08, 2015 10:17 PM

Joe Chester
RE: David H. Godfrey (#62684806)
I am not a direct Godfrey ancestor, however David's mother Catharine was a Slawson and I'm a direct Slawson descendant. With the large families involved, I'm sure many updates are forthcoming :)


Added by Joe Chester on Jul 28, 2015 3:32 PM

Joe Chester
David H. Godfrey (#62684806)
Thank you very much Amy for creating and updating this memorial. David was part of a large family as were both his parents. It's great to see the family come together.

Regards, Joe

Added by Joe Chester on Jul 24, 2015 3:26 PM

Bruce Gillett
Frances Gilbert in Oakridge
Hi Amy,

I left a response to your message at your hotmail email address. Bruce

Added by Bruce Gillett on Jun 21, 2015 9:16 AM

Bruce Gillett
Frances Pardoe Gilbert
Hi Amy,

Thanks for linking Frances to her parents. I tried to find her obit in the Evening Chronicle but I guess ancestry only has until 1925. I would like to see it. I did find while searching, that her middle name is Elizabeth if you want to add that. Bruce

Added by Bruce Gillett on Jun 17, 2015 10:57 AM

Brenda Runyon
RE: Jessie Waller
Hi Amy
If you come a cross Alonzo Wing I would love to get the information on him. He is buried in Lake view cemetery with other Wings and I know he brought the plots but I'm not able to find out anything else. There is no info in Branch Co. so I'm thinking maybe in the surrounding counties.
Thanks in advance.

Added by Brenda Runyon on May 26, 2015 7:21 PM

Brenda Runyon
Jessie Waller
Hi Amy
Thank you for the obit for Jessie it gives us so much information, I did but it on the bio.

Added by Brenda Runyon on May 24, 2015 7:13 PM

Bailey/Churches Corners
Thanks for the info regarding Dora Bailey at Churches Corners Cemetery.I was able to confirm and add more info to her memorial.


Added by Treeclimber on May 23, 2015 10:47 AM

carol smith
Smith Family
Hi,So sorry that it took so long to reply to you.If it is possible to find out any marriage dates and places.Like you we were covered with snow and more snow!!!Can you recommend a place to try to find pictures of the early Smiths-I bet they have the same facial features.Again,thank you for your work.

Added by carol smith on Mar 24, 2015 4:29 PM

carol smith
Smith Family
Thank you,thank you. I have been looking for Darius Smith and his wife.

Added by carol smith on Feb 19, 2015 9:17 AM

Lucile Benson Smith, Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall
I have been searching for the Benson family. Do you have any other information regarding Lucile, her father, Clinton Benson, or mother, Alice Miller? Many thanks, Cathy Czubek

Added by Zippee0415 on Jan 29, 2015 1:32 PM

Christine Dobbertien
William Reyer
Thanks for the additional information! Have a great New Year!

Added by Christine Dobbertien on Jan 11, 2015 5:24 PM

Daniel Lee Cunningham
RE: Charles and Edith Platt in Idlewild Cemetery
Thank you for the good picture and thank you for your time and energy.

Added by Daniel Lee Cunningham on Nov 05, 2014 10:43 PM

Kennetta Lemon
Charles & Mina Geesey
Thank you Amy for letting me know of your picture and the posting. Leave yours there as it is much clearer than the ones I posted and if you don't mind, I will download a copy for my records. Thank you again, Kennetta

Added by Kennetta Lemon on Oct 27, 2014 2:41 PM

Roy & Leona Bronner
Thank you so much for taking the photo of my Great Aunt and Uncle's stone. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Sherry on Oct 26, 2014 5:37 AM

Kurt Johnson
Dorothy Lowell
Thanks for the picture of her marker.

Added by Kurt Johnson on Oct 20, 2014 12:23 PM


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