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Marguerite (#48040627)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations.
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. I would be happy to transfer memorial pages to family members. NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.

I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .

Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.

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In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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Cordelia Williams Glover
Hello Marguerite,

I apologize for the delay in thanking you - computer problems.

Yes, Williams is Cordelia's maiden name. Full name: Hannah Cordelia Williams. Married: 1) John H Nelson, 2) James Spooner, and 3) Henry Glover. Parents according to the Michigan Deaths and Burials index: Otis Williams and Burlisaw (possibly Native American according to family stories).

I very much appreciate your help with the photos. Thank you.


Added by Pianoman on Sep 22, 2014 7:30 AM
Thomas J Conley
Hi Marguerite,
Message requesting transfer has been sent to Michele. Thanks! Sue
Added by Sue on Sep 22, 2014 5:32 AM
Bill Lewis
Cornelius Lewis
I am trying to find Cornelius Lewis. He is my great, great grandfather. He is the father of Isaac Lewis who is buried in Clinton Grove. Charles Lewis, who is also buried there is Isaac's son. Cornelius died in Richmond, Macomb county in 1874. Any help or direction you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Bill Lewis
Added by Bill Lewis on Sep 21, 2014 10:21 PM
Christopher Empey
Thank You for taking the time to photograph my relatives headstone. GOD Bless
Added by Christopher Empey on Sep 20, 2014 6:22 AM
M L Duke
Pincombe marker
Thank you so much for taking the time to try and find the marker for William Pincombe. I really appreciate your help.

Added by M L Duke on Sep 18, 2014 7:54 PM
Christine Etherton #105461766
Thank You so much for adding the wonderful headstone photos to my aunt and uncle memorials. I really appreciate it.
Added by CemCreeper on Sep 18, 2014 6:24 PM
Leslie Odell Ousnamer
Lakeville Cemetery
Thanks so much for adding the photos! I appreciate all you do!
Added by Leslie Odell Ousnamer on Sep 18, 2014 10:08 AM
Don Short
Susan Snover
Marguerite; Thank you for the close up photo. I appreciate your efforts. Regards...Don Short
Added by Don Short on Sep 18, 2014 9:39 AM
James Wade
Memorial transfer
First I want to thank you for taking the photos of my great aunt and uncle, Almon and Beulah Hoyt at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Second, I would like to take over the maintenace of their memorials.

James R. Wade
Added by James Wade on Sep 16, 2014 11:18 PM
Thank you
Thank you for your kind note. It is nice to get an encouraging nod every now and then. Regards.

Added by Twist on Sep 16, 2014 8:38 AM
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