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Ken Robart (#47936124)
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Rebecka Justice
RE: Thank you
Thank you. I'm getting to be a pest, but I love finding old relatives. Where is Aunt Ella buried? What was her last name? Did she have kids?

I think I remember two boys, Donnie and Gary. Donny shot Gary accidentally and that was when she went to Traverse City State Hospital, but I'm not real sure Ella was their mom. They also lived way back in the woods, and we used to go to visit them before the accident.

The last I heard of Donnie, he was in the Navy. That was a long time ago. I always felt so sorry for him, and would have liked to see him again also.

I wanted to go visit her, she died in the late 50s or early 60s didn't she? I never got a chance to go, and it is one of the biggest regrets of my life.

Do you have any pictures you could put online? My oldest sister got the family pictures and when I asked her for copies, she said she had thrown them away. Sort of unbelievable. My aunt Myrtie and a couple of my nieces have given me quite a few, but the more the merrier. I only have one picture of my dad, and he is partially obscured by another relative.

Thank you so much for your time and effort.

Added by Rebecka Justice on Apr 24, 2014 1:04 PM

Rebecka Justice
RE: Thank you
Hi again. I don't know who Mary was. I was referring to George Mc Donald, my dad. I knew Lewis was working there at the same time, but I never met him. Earnest had told me the names of all his siblings and I think they had a sister named Ella? She was also in Traverse City State Hospital at that time. Around 60 years ago.

My dad was married to Edna. Her father had her placed in the hospital because she got tired of us kids. The only time I remember her was when we went up to bring her home. 5 kids and my dad. She told us that if my brother Jim were the only child she would come home. She got TB shortly after.

I was really surprised that so many people are buried there. There was a teeter totter (sp) and a slide for kids to play on.

Our farm was SW, about a mile or 2. You go west from the cemetary to the first road and turn S. Down past a creek there is a spring on the right and the house is just part way up a little hill on the left. There is also a road from the west that runs right into the part where the house is. When we went to bury my dad, my brother got lost, and I remembered the way, all the way from Hesperia. I wish I could see it one more time.

Thank you again, Becky

Added by Rebecka Justice on Apr 23, 2014 7:31 PM

Gayl Dotts
Olive Robart
Ken, thank you for your response. I will share this with my cousin Jan, who is the researcher in our family. My mother actually has a couple of great stories about Olive, including the fact that she smoked a pipe. Jan has a better working knowledge of the family. We will be in contact soon.

Added by Gayl Dotts on Apr 22, 2014 8:48 PM

Gayl Dotts
Robart Family
Ken, I am Gayl Dotts, granddaughter of Dora Robart who was the only daughter of Nelson Robart, son of Samuel Robart who was the son of Jesse and Catherine Robart. I currently live near Nashville Michigan, not far from Maple Grove where Jesse and Catherine settled when they moved from Ohio. Would love to hear how you are related to Jesse and Catherine.

Added by Gayl Dotts on Apr 22, 2014 7:24 PM

Rebecka Justice
Thank you
Hi. I am George McDonald's daughter and want to thank you for listing his grave on here. I live in Oregon and can't get there, so I really appreciate it.
The only member of your family that I ever met was Uncle Earnest. We worked at Lear Seigler at the same time, and I visted he and his family several times.
I will be 80 in June, so I don't expect to get back to Michigan again. Thank you for making it possible for me to visit my dad's grave.

Added by Rebecka Justice on Apr 21, 2014 5:24 PM

Hows the weather there?
Hi Ken, I've been thinking of you back there in all the weather, hope all is OK. We have finally had some rain here, but not enough to relieve the drought fears. We may not be able to irrigate the grove this, will know by the end of the month.

Take care, Your west coast cousin, Jim

Added by Jim on Feb 13, 2014 10:56 AM

Shannon Atherley
Bert and Myrtle Smith graves
Thanks so much for photographing my grandparents graves! I appreciate it so much!! Shannon Atherley, Iowa

Added by Shannon Atherley on Jan 18, 2014 7:45 PM

RE: Sarah E. Robart
You're quite welcome and there are at least three more confirmed burials at that site;

Raymond Robart, interred 20 June 1926, no age given also in Plot #68.

Harry T. Robart, d 16 Nov 1962, b 19 Nov 1962
age 82, plot #67.

"Premature Infant boy in front of headstone"
no dates, plot #67.


Added by T on Nov 21, 2013 3:05 PM

Sarah is interred in plot #68 adjacent to these people in #67. However, there is no headstone for her. She was buried 2 Aug 1927. 23yrs, 8 mnths & 13dys. She may be their child.

If you prefer, I will remove this photo.

Cape May, NJ

Added by T on Nov 20, 2013 5:28 PM

East Sebewa Cemetery
Thank You for the photos of our cousin John Snow Peabody and his wife Susan Marion Kenyon Regards, Blumokitty

Added by BluMoKitty on Nov 05, 2013 8:19 PM

Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
John & Susan Peabody

Thanks very much for taking and posting the headstone photos for John and Susan. Very much appreciated!

Marilyn Kenyon

Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Nov 03, 2013 8:06 PM

Lee Wonnacott
Hello, Cousin!
Hi, Ken... I'm the younger grandson of Basil Robart. Would like to correspond with you about family tree.


Lee Wonancott

Added by Lee Wonnacott on Jun 05, 2013 8:28 PM

Neal W. Robertson
Mildred Alice Winkler
Thanl you so much for posting the photograph of Mildred's marker. I did not have a middle name for her! Thanks.

Added by Neal W. Robertson on Apr 21, 2013 5:19 AM

Norman Dagen
RE: Sackett, Elura (Gresham Cemetery)
good morning

I actually agree with you that this is actually Laura and not Elura. However, I have found other ancestors who were named Elura and they were called Laura. So, yes, I assume they are one in the same. I sent a message to the person who maintains the memorial and made some suggestions for editing. In the meantime, I would go ahead and post the photos you have of Laura's gravesite. As I mentioned to the Sackett descendent, Elura/Laura was the sister of Lewis (my 5x great grandfather) and I had found a reference that Lewis had named one of his daughters after his sister Laura. This all makes sense to me.

Added by Norman Dagen on Oct 14, 2012 8:15 AM


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