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Jim Cyr (#47885926)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 9 days
George Blanchard/Royal Palm Cemetery
Hi Jim. My husband and myself go to Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Pete at least twice a week doing photo requests. We've had George Blanchard on our list and, with the help of the office, have the exact grave location - that being Block 142-5-4.
We have looked over that area several times but have come up empty. There are numerous grave stones that have sunken with time, and we believe this is what has happened with George's. What you may want to do is get in contact with the office (the lady is very helpful) and ask her to have the grounds crew place marker flags on George's grave. That way we'll be able to (hopefully) fulfill your photo request.

Paula and Doug Smith

Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 16, 2015 10:47 AM

tom c
Severin Thierriault
Jim it looks like you are related to him and Elodie is his stone date (1860) wrong ? I changed the dates to what you have Thanks Tom C.

Added by tom c on Dec 25, 2014 7:56 PM

RE: Oak Hill Cemetery Grand Rapids Michigan

Hi Jim,
I live in Holland, Mi but know Oakhill well. I searched a long time for my gr grandparents X4. I knew they were in GR somewhere , but no record. I found that their son was buried there, we found his grave, and next to him were my gr grandparents x4.

Added by Scout on Jul 01, 2014 5:21 AM

RE: Covey Hill Michigan Cemetery

You are very welcome.

Added by Scout on Jun 30, 2014 9:49 AM

Jay Kruizenga
Dina Baker
Jim, I just got off phone with Kendra, the Grand Rapids City Cemetery professional. While the old Valley City Cemetery index shows a Dina Baker to be buried there, the actual cemetery records do not have any record of her.

This could be due to an early 20th century fire that destroyed many old records. She pulled up ownership records in hopes of finding Dina that way, but no such luck.

I know from experience that there are MANY old stones in the southern portion of Oak Hill (the old Valley City cemetery) that are NOT in the Grand Rapids index. I have been in process of locating these forgotten souls and loading them to Find-a-Grave.

It is sad but understandable that the Grand Rapids City has no record of these people. They are doing everything in their power to locate every grave and make official record of it.

And I intend to help. If in my daily ventures through Oak Hill I should stumble upon a grave for Dina Baker... I will certainly let you know.

Added by Jay Kruizenga on Jun 06, 2014 8:53 AM

Jay Kruizenga
Diana Baker
Regarding the grave photo for Diana Baker, I searched the Oakhill Cemetery index and the only spelling similar to Diana is...

Dina Mindehout Baker 1843-1903

Could this be the same person?

Other than that, there is not a Diana Baker at Oakhill.

Added by Jay Kruizenga on Jun 04, 2014 10:29 AM

RE: Farrell Memorials
Hi Jim,

You are welcome. I would say the death certificate would be accurate, and the stone a mistake. I have seen it before.

Added by Scout on Jul 14, 2013 5:44 AM

Jean Beaulieu
RE: Mary N Daigle
It is beside hers. Do you need a picture of it? I took one just in case.

Added by Jean Beaulieu on May 10, 2013 6:51 AM

harley gannon
RE: Sherwood photos
My pleasure! I don't know if I included them with yours but I try to include GPS Coordinates. This way it takes you right to the head stone.

Added by harley gannon on Apr 30, 2013 12:00 PM

Judy Strid Taylor
Selena Carter Leveille
Thank you so much for the correction's. I really appreciate it.

Added by Judy Strid Taylor on Apr 30, 2013 10:34 AM

Errol Johnsen
RE: Mary, Joseph, Ida and Firmin Lavoie
You are welcome. Did you see the note on the photos that they are all buried in old Saint Mary Cemetery?

Added by Errol Johnsen on Nov 10, 2012 7:48 PM

Chris Penning
RE: Allens, Zwemers, Minderhouts
Hi Jim, I just posted photos for two of the Minderhout requests. Unfortunately, there are no stones, but I took photos showing the spots where they are supposed to be buried. The last request, for the other child who is actually buried in PH1-PK-00000-417, cannot really be fulfilled. PK stands for public kerkhof, or churchyard, and nobody really knows the arrangement of burials in this section. There are only 22 stones for almost 800 burials, and the Minderhout child does not have a stone.

Did you realize there is a third Minderhout child burial in Pilgrim Home? If you check the F.A.G. listings it is under "Menderhout", and the child is supposed to be buried in the same grave as the other child in 'OT'.

Added by Chris Penning on Nov 04, 2012 12:35 PM

Chris Penning
Minderhouts in Pilgrim Home
Hi Jim, my claims on three of your Minderhout graves in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, MI are about to run out. I visited the cemetery today and looked around but could not find any stones. They are buried in the old part and there are many areas with no stones. I'll try harder tomorrow, but don't expect to find anything.

Added by Chris Penning on Nov 03, 2012 4:58 PM

RE: James McElroy
It wasn't so bad, a great autumn day in Mason Co. with tons of color changes and bright sun, a good day for a drive. You are welcome. joann

Added by Joann on Oct 12, 2012 10:59 PM
RE: James McElroy
What is your 2nd .G.Grandpas name (in Ricky Cemetery) and your findagrave number. I will be happy to transfer his page to you.

Added by on Oct 02, 2012 3:33 PM

Jim Carnathan
RE: Lucy and J H McElroy, Brenda McElroy
Yes Brenda was buried in a totally different section of the cemetery and was just a baby by the looks of the marker but there is no birth date in the records. Lucy and J H are both in the mausoleum. I'm glad you like the photos I have just learned how to take pics in low light or no light and am glad they turned out the way they did.

Added by Jim Carnathan on Sep 14, 2012 6:01 PM

RE: Johanna Minderhout
You are welcome Jim! If you need anything more from the Grandville cemetery, please let me know.

Added by tjpoll on Sep 12, 2012 8:48 PM

Marni Turnbull Rose
Austin Pictures
Hi Jim,

I claimed your request for picture of the Austin family headstones. i have inserted pictures of the plot, family monument and individual stones for Samuel, Lula and Sarah. Also within the plot is Willis L (1877 - 1940). I added the pictures to his site also.

Beautiful day here in MI!


Added by Marni Turnbull Rose on Aug 06, 2012 2:17 PM

My Labor of Love
Sarah E. Trott Austin (87487328)
Nothing in the database, but I found her marriage record to Samuel Austin.

Groom's Name: Samuel Austin
Groom's Age: 25 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1852
Groom's Birthplace: Michigan
Bride's Name: Sarah E Trott
Bride's Age: 17 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1860
Bride's Birthplace: Michigan
Marriage Date: 23 Feb 1877
Marriage Place: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan

The document is too large to attach to their memorials. Let me know if you'd like a copy of it.

I'll look up the other Austin and get back to you.

Take Care,

Added by My Labor of Love on Aug 06, 2012 12:01 AM

My Labor of Love
RE: Samuel Austin Oakhill Cemetery
The death certificates online stop at 1920, but there is a Michigan death & burial database. I'll see what I can come up with there.

Take Care,

Added by My Labor of Love on Aug 05, 2012 11:55 PM

My Labor of Love
RE: Samuel Austin Oakhill Cemetery
Happy to do this. Let me know if there's anymore.

Take Care,

Added by My Labor of Love on Aug 05, 2012 9:10 PM

Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins
RE: Herbert and Lucy Rathburn
My mother is a Rathburn and I would prefer not to transfer any Rathburns at this time as they are my relatives.

Added by Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins on Jul 31, 2012 9:28 PM

Errol Johnsen
RE: Sister Catherine Cyr
You are welcome. I'll get over to Saint Mary Cemetery and find her grave marker. With your directions it shouldn't be difficult to locate her.

Added by Errol Johnsen on Jul 28, 2012 11:07 AM

Rick S
RE: Sarah Jane Austin Lisbon MI
Pix have been posted to Thomas' memorial.

Added by Rick S on Jul 23, 2012 10:32 PM

Rick S
Thomas & Sarah Austin
I found their grave today in Lisbon. Unfortunately, only he has an inscription on the shared stone. There is no memorial for him. If you post one, I will provide a photograph of the marker & inscription.

Added by Rick S on Jul 22, 2012 3:16 PM


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