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Gravefinder45 (#47258483)
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Michael Bridges
Oden Day
thanks so much for taking this picture of my great grand-uncles gravestone. No one in the family knew where he was buried and now you have opened up a whole new avenue for research for us!

Oden Day

Birth: 1877
Death: 1918

Crystal Springs Cemetery
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Created by: Gravefinder45
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78011890

Added by Michael Bridges on Oct 16, 2014 8:33 PM

Amy Dunn Hohler
Pre-need memorials
Thanks for the note. I only post memorials for those people who have stones since I use photos for the information. Per FG, "We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Please do not add pre-need memorials from (1931-present) to Find A Grave."

Added by Amy Dunn Hohler on Sep 18, 2014 8:38 PM

RE: Rebecca Dent DeMerell headstone photo
Would totally appreciate any info on the Phelps--Ira Phelps (1802-1878 passing in Prairie Ronde) who was married to Chloe Hull (1800-1870) Jan 23, 1826 in Castile, Wyoming, NY are my daughter's 5th great grandparents by their daughter Jersuha Amela Phelps (1836-1869) who married William Butcher Jr (1825-1896) about 1862 and had a daughter Ella Martha Butcher Jacobson Blakely (1863-1895). Ella Martha was born July 15, 1863 near Schoolcraft. Ella Martha's mother, Jerusha Amela Phelps Butcher (wife of William Nov 22, 1868 32 y 9m 2d) was buried in Harrison Cemetery but according to a 1989 survey, the stone is gone. Thank you in advance! Kim rkclove

Added by rkclove on Jul 22, 2014 10:13 PM

RE: Rebecca Dent DeMerell headstone photo
Thank You and Yes--there is a connection! Rebecca Dent DeMerell was married to Sydney DeMerell (1868-1931) and Sydney's sister Annie DeMerrell (born Sept 1862) married Fred W Neasmith (born 1860) in 1884---I have more research to do! Will be checking out the pics you added which are very much appreciated. My connection in Schoolcraft is with the Dent's, Butcher's, Phelps, Granger and Heisrodt. PS--I am a bit confused--I thought there were 2 different cemeteries--Vicksburg and Schoolcraft--I have Schoolcraft as a separate entity in early census records. Of course-- I am not at all familiar with the area.

Added by rkclove on Jul 22, 2014 7:39 PM

Rebecca Dent DeMerell headstone photo
Thank you very much for taking the time to locate and photograph the headstone of Rebecca Dent DeMerell. It is much appreciated! I hope too you will allow me to add the photo to my private trees noting of course that you are the photographer. Thank you again! Kim rkclove

Added by rkclove on Jul 22, 2014 1:50 PM

C & Y Zinn-Haines
Please let me know where I violated the rules and I will remove any and all photos in question.

Added by C & Y Zinn-Haines on Jul 18, 2014 6:34 PM

Rita Ponce
RE: James Cohrs
Thank you for all your help. It is much appreciated. Rita

Added by Rita Ponce on Jul 18, 2014 4:12 PM

T. Heasley
RE: Scott Beck
You are very welcome! You may use the photo any way you like.
Happy Memorial Day!

Added by T. Heasley on May 26, 2014 1:07 PM

Diane L. Webb
RE: William Alford Lewis m. Martha L. Lewis
Sorry I didn't catch on sooner. Carla must have put him in West Ostemo Cemetery maybe from a book reference? Or some source that I don't know about.
When you actually took the picture of the tombstone and had him in the correct cemetery Genesee Prairie Cemetery I went into the index for Lewis for Kalamazoo Co., MI., and could see the duplicate problem.
I appreciate all your help and consideration.
Diane L. Webb

Added by Diane L. Webb on May 13, 2014 8:36 AM

Kari Olson
RE: Elmer and Katie Cowley

Added by Kari Olson on Mar 02, 2014 4:58 PM

Kari Olson
Elmer and Katie Cowley
Wonderful, hope you dont mind if i use this on my family tree...

Added by Kari Olson on Mar 02, 2014 8:54 AM

Glenda Kraft
Florence and Lawrence Rynbrand
Thank you so very much for finding and taking these photos. I am extremely thankful to you for going in this weather.

Added by Glenda Kraft on Jan 14, 2014 6:02 PM

Lois Harriman
Schoolcraft Cemetery
I guess there is a place to work on the cemteries here on Find A Grave. I sent the same email to that I sent to Then I saw something about editing it here on the website itself. I'm not sure I'm up to providing all the information right now so I will look at it again later. How does one "unmerge" the cemeteries anyway?


Added by Lois Harriman on Dec 08, 2013 9:55 AM

Lois Harriman
RE: Schoolcraft
I'm glad you let me know! What a mess!! Everything is listed under Vicksburg! The map also shows Vicksburg!! I sent a message to edit@findagrave but I don't know if that was the correct way to let them know. Maybe you should send them a message too.

I think I know how it happened. I tried to explain to one of the photo requesters that the person they were requesting was not in the Vicksburg cemetery but rather in the Schoolcraft cemetery and already had a photo on his memorial. That person probably didn't understand what I meant and contacted Find A Grave about it.

I'm glad you contacted me because now I can find you again! Hopefully I can figure out how to list you as a friend! I am slow figuring out how to use some of the features here on Find A Grave!


Added by Lois Harriman on Dec 08, 2013 9:41 AM

Oak Grove Cemetery
I wanted to say THANK YOU for documenting the old stones in this cemetery. Many older stones were damaged in the storm this past Sunday in the older section.

Added by MjRich on Nov 22, 2013 12:05 AM

RE: William Byly stone
Thank you gravefinder45

Added by Genfem on Nov 18, 2013 10:01 AM

William Byly stone
Hello Gravefinder45, I am update Berkebile Families in America the 6th edition of which William Blyly is a descendant. May I use your photo of his headstone in the new book? You will of course be given credit for it.

Added by Genfem on Nov 16, 2013 5:16 PM

Mike Altman
Strew markers
Thanks so much!

Added by Mike Altman on Nov 15, 2013 6:20 PM

Many thanks for the updates!!

Added by OPPSheryl on Oct 22, 2013 1:01 PM

George DeKay
RE: Maple Grove Cemetery
Thank you for the Hiestand stone update. That makes it complete. Good of you to keep on top of this. George

Added by George DeKay on Jun 12, 2013 9:37 PM

David Weise
RE: William Arthur
Thanks much for the tip.

Added by David Weise on Apr 28, 2013 10:17 PM

Betty Corda
Thanks so much for taking your time to photograph headstones in the Kalamazoo area. Connecting with family is easier thanks to you.


Added by Robin on Apr 25, 2013 2:44 PM

George DeKay
RE: Maple Grove Cemetery
Thank you. When the posting has been completed for Edith, then are you able to replace the current photo with the updated version?

Added by George DeKay on Apr 04, 2013 3:07 PM

FELIX 5574
RE: Adelbert Taber
I thank ya kindly. Your time and effort is still greatly appreciated

Added by FELIX 5574 on Feb 12, 2013 11:51 AM

FELIX 5574
Adelbert Taber
I cant ty enough for your time and effort in getting a picture for Adelbert. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by FELIX 5574 on Feb 11, 2013 7:01 AM


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