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Richard Purkey (#46910425)
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Bio Photo I was born in 1930 in the family home in Toledo, Ohio, the fourth child of six. The family moved to Michigan in 1939 and I enlisted in the United States Marines in 1948 after high school. I was discharged in 1952 and married in 1953. I have two wonderful daughters, five grandchildren, one great grand daughter and three great grandsons. Family has always been important to me and genealogy just seemed to blend in with everyday conversations.
I am researching the Fallis, Purkey, Onstott, Hutchinson, DeShanaway, Perron, Haver, Cassady, Holmes, and Hartman "Tree Trunks" with their many branches. I am also doing research on my wife's family that includes Pilbeam and Schultz families from Lenawee & Monroe County, Michigan areas.
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4th Michigan Infantry
James Cassady memorial transfer
Hi Richard,
Thank you for transferring the memorial for James Cassaday, a soldier in the Fourth Michigan Infantry, to me. I really appreciate it.

George Wilkinson
Added by 4th Michigan Infantry on May 24, 2015 2:25 PM
Nancy Shier Crocetti
RE: Peter M. Stevenson
The date of death on the Colorado death certificate
is April 20, 1904. As for his birth date, I don't have any documentation for it, other than what is on the tombstone.
Added by Nancy Shier Crocetti on May 19, 2015 2:05 PM
Dawn M.
Lamkins/Pawsons
Thanks for processing the edits.

Dawn
Added by Dawn M. on May 04, 2015 3:48 PM
Kay Beucler
RE: George John Goller
I am happy to transfer if you are related. Just let me know. I prefer relatives to manage. And you could link his son to him from the sons memorial. Kay
Added by Kay Beucler on Apr 09, 2015 1:25 PM
Heather Zell Bosley
Elizabeth (Best) Goller (80682320)
I submitted Elizabeth's maiden name as reported in the Web: Monroe County, Michigan, Obituary Index,1821-2012. It won't let me submit more than one "edit" at a time so I thought I would message you in case I forget to go back later and add the following... Her father and mother are Royal Best (78015757) and Della Pinckley (78015688). Parent's records link to her brothers' memorials also.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=WebASM-9229&h=41984&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t54636806_p26218174729_kpidz0q3d26218174729z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid
Added by Heather Zell Bosley on Apr 03, 2015 12:11 PM
Dawn M.
The Hurrys
Thanks for the edits to the Hurry family and for all the work you do.

Dawn
Added by Dawn M. on Apr 02, 2015 3:43 PM
Evelyn Linger Thorn
Ledah and Edward Beal
Thank you for trying and at least we know they are there, just not marked.
Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on Mar 21, 2015 11:38 AM
S. Luck-Brillhart
Summerfield Cemetery
Richard,
Thanks for your help in straightening out the mistaken burials in Summerfield. I sent edit requests to the owners of all 22 memorials to get them either removed or corrected to the right cemeteries. Once they are all taken care of, I'll ask Find A Grave to remove the entry for Summerfield Cemetery since it doesn't exist. I have also sent Find A Grave a request to add a note to the Pleasant View page letting people know that sometimes it is referred to as Summerfield Cemetery.
Thanks for your help,
Shannon Luck-Brillhart
Added by S. Luck-Brillhart on Mar 04, 2015 10:11 PM
Sue Knost
Silas Kring Memorial #80758120
Hello Richard,
I have entered some edits and photos for Silas Netcher Kring (#80758120) and his wife Rella (#80758221. Silas was brother to my grandmother, Nettie Kring Beatty (#84119713). Thank you for creating these memorials.

Susan Knost
#47158516
Added by Sue Knost on Feb 08, 2015 12:39 PM
Nancy Horton Gillispie
141128146 William Davis
Would you please post your headstone photo that you posted for his wife Matildhe's memorial, onto his memorial.
Thank you
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Jan 10, 2015 11:29 AM
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