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Melinda (#47065990)
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If Only

If only we could see the splendour of the land
To which our loved ones are called from you and me
We'd understand

If only we could hear the welcome they receive
From old familiar voices all so dear
We would not grieve

If only we could know the reason why they went
We'd smile and wipe away the tears that flow
And wait content.

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Kathy Emery
RE: Storm
Hi Melinda, Yes I am on Ancestry. I am under Mattke family tree. So I wonder if we are related. My grandmother was married in Michigan. Her maiden name is Boss. She married a Mattke. Which I am. My email is Kathy

Added by Kathy Emery on Jan 22, 2015 5:28 PM
Kathy Emery
Hi Melinda, I was looking at my family and saw your name under Catherine Storm. She is also my 6th great aunt.
Added by Kathy Emery on Jan 21, 2015 8:39 PM
I whish you a Merry Christmas and happy New Year, most of all a good health.

Would like to know if you are well at the time.

Sending you a lot of greetings from good old Bavaria.
Erwin from Germany
Added by Erwin on Dec 23, 2014 4:53 PM
James Whittington
I was visiting Michigan for the first time since I was a young boy and thought of trying to find some info on my grandfather I have searched for information on him before years ago, This time this popped up: George Alvin Whittington is my grandfather my father was named after his younger brother James Franklin Whittington as myself I am James Franklin Whittington Jr. I have no knowledge of any family on my grandfathers side of the family I want to thank you for this it will be nice to find some relations to that side of my family I am so happy to even have found this

Thank you so much

James (Jimmy) Franklin Whittington Jr
Added by James Whittington on Sep 29, 2014 8:29 PM
Linda Prestidge
Jane Mercy Dunn
I see you have left a message on my Auntie's Grandmother's memorial saying you are 1st cousin 4 x removed.

Would love to know your connection


Added by Linda Prestidge on Sep 03, 2014 8:37 AM
Are you?
Are you barbs daughter or granddaughter, my mother is violet and barb and mom spent a lot of summers together. She would like to get hold of you.
Added by Debra on Sep 02, 2014 10:49 AM
Lauren's Mom
Melinda, thank you for leaving the tokens at my beloved Lauren's memorial. I appreciate every visit that people make, because it keeps her memory alive in the hearts of those people. Hugs.
Added by Lauren's Mom on Aug 05, 2014 11:43 PM
Jay Kruizenga
RE: Ira Barnes
Hi Melinda,

It was my pleasure in photographing the BARNES headstones. Allendale Cemetery is a very nice setting... very parklike and in a quiet surrounding.

I am not certain if you are interested, but family of Ira BARNES wife, Clara MORSMAN, are buried on the opposite side of the BARNES monument in the lot center. I did not photograph these graves because I was not certain whether they were related until I conducted a bit of preliminary research at home.

According to Allendale records these headstones belong to:

? MORSMAN 1794-1884
Darius D. MORSMAN 1832-1917
Wife of D.D. MORSMAN 1836-1902

Added by Jay Kruizenga on Aug 02, 2014 9:06 PM
Thank you for visiting the memorial for Morgan Thompson
Hello, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for visiting my friend Morgan Thompson's memorial. Thank you and keep up the good work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated.

Added by Johnny on Aug 02, 2014 5:32 PM
Jay Kruizenga
Melinda, I am uploading pictures of Ira BARNES headstone and three young boys (same lot). These headstones had been marked as illegible in official cemetery records; however, they only needed a proper cleaning. What you can now view was hidden beneath years of moss and growth.

son, James D.
son, Harry J.
son George V.
Added by Jay Kruizenga on Aug 02, 2014 12:21 PM
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