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Diana M. Cole (#46607108)
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Bio Photo I am very grateful to have a site like this to locate distant family members I have been researching. This gave me the idea to give back what was given to me so freely.

I believe we need to honor our ancestors and relatives and remember them in our hearts. This is a way for me to love, honor, & respect the deceased and those I loved very much. I hope this will help anyone searching for their family roots and consider an act of "pay it forward" as a way to give back what was freely given to you.
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Carl Catherman
Sara Gunning
Thank you very much for adding the bio.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 07, 2016 11:04 AM
sharon cartwright
Diane, Thanks so much for adding info i send to you, I really appreciate it. sharon
Added by sharon cartwright on Nov 05, 2016 8:55 PM
alice claeys
a question for Diana
Dear Diana
First thank you Diana for all the great work what you done the is so beautiful work on Find A Grave
and I can help you with more information from the Family of Camille Claeys and Maria Louise Haessert later the name Maria Louise Claeys in America the number on Find A Grave is Memorial# 78029946 but not by you

Camille Claeys was born on July 19, 1846 in Merendree East Flanders and is died on April 11 1921 Oceana Michigan, America
Maria Louise Haessert was born on September 26 1849 in Merendree East Flanders Belgium
and is died on May 28, 1939 Oceana Michigan America

the marriage of Camille Claeys and Maria Louise Haessert was on November 18, 1868,in Merendree East Flanders Belgium
all the children of Camille Claeys and Maria Louise Haessert are

Emiel CLAEYS 1875-1949 married on September 12, 1898 with Leota Mary HUGKION Claeys 1872-1960 Leota Mary Claeys HUGKION is dead on March 29, 1960 in Oceana Michigan America
Emiel Claeys was born on March 21 1875 in Belgium and Emiel Claeys is dead on 14 November 1949 in Michigan America
and all the other children are born in Michigan
Helidore Charles Claeys 1877-1935 married on August 21 1906 with Stella Mary FAY 1888-1970
Sebastian Julius CLAEYS 1879-1955
Marie CLAEYS 1881-1963 married on September 10, 1900 Peter Kokx 1871
Henry Claeys 1882-1971
Angie CLAEYS 1884-1953 married on June 13, 1904 with John Kokx 1878-1959
Josephine CLAEYS 1888-1967

Stella CLAEYS 1890-1980 Stella Claeys was born on March 31 1890 in Michigan America as the daughter of Camille CLAEYS and Maria Louise HAESSERT and Stella Claeys Kokx is dead on 28 January 1980 in Oceana Michigan America
Charles Kokx 1886-1970 Charles Kokx was born on 17 November 1886 and Charles Kokx is death on April 6, 1970 in Oceana Michigan America as the husband of Stella Claeys number on Find A Grave is Memorial# 9274017 is done from you

the marriage of Charles Kokx was with Stella Claeys on 5 April 1910 in Michigan America

I know all the dates of all the children Claeys from the birth the death and the marriage dates

I hope you can help me so that I can bring in the information at the stone on the cemetery Find A Grave

With many greetings of Alice Claeys from out Belgium

Added by alice claeys on Oct 19, 2016 1:02 PM
Barbara Brow49437
Possible duplicate memorial?
Looking for some Hills and found Jim Hill (unknown dates) #67188810 and a James W. Hill (1919) #6718863 with wife Elma Jean Hill. It appears that the headstone for James W and Elma was also added to Jim Hill. The Plot description appears to be the same. Can you check to verify if Jim Hill and James W are the same individuals?
Thank you for your time and effort. Barb
Added by Barbara Brow49437 on May 14, 2016 9:25 AM
Ronald G. Gadzalinski
Diana, I like our your family connects with my family tree and the connection with the area of Oceana County, Michigan also. All the best to you.
Added by Ronald G. Gadzalinski on May 01, 2016 5:33 AM
What does OSLW mean? I don't remember seeing that anywhere before. Thanks.
Added by Anonymous on Feb 06, 2016 8:46 AM
Linda O
Transfer Request
Hello Diana,

Would it be possible to transfer the memorial of Grace M. Barker (#66415671) to me? I don't know if she is one of your family members. She was a great aunt.
Thank you for all that you do here on Find A Grave. It makes all the difference to the families to know that their loved ones matter to so many.

Added by Linda O on Nov 22, 2015 2:16 PM
Jay Stark
the Schooleys in Lyon's Lake
I was lucky enough to meet the cemetery sexton this last Sunday. She looked and looked but it appears that they might be in unmarked graves.
I can get you her phone number if you'd like.

Jay Stark
Added by Jay Stark on Nov 11, 2015 6:54 PM
Jess E. Bromley
Frank A Bromley follow up
I think the best course of action would be if you would be willing to remove your memorial for Frank and then I'll make an edit request to his other memorial to add his second wife, Grace. I think that memorial was opened first and it seems next to impossible to contact that manager with any kind of message except for an edit.
I just got the same thing done with two memorials for Lucy A Smith Bromley 66885829 getting the information combined into one memorial.
As the manager of your memorial it is for you to decide whatever you wish to do so please don't think I'll trying to tell you what to do.
Thank you very much
Jess Bromley
Added by Jess E. Bromley on Oct 14, 2015 10:06 AM
Jess E. Bromley
Reply to your note
After looking at my records the only name that comes close is one Franklin A. Bromley, born in Michigan, with a birth date that seems to line up and whose grandfather was named Ami Fuller Bromley, so we can see where the “A” in
the middle name could be Ami and where it would come from. This Frank had a cousin named Warren Bromley who married Myrtle Knickerbocker and these names and correct dates are listed in the same cemetery where Frank’s headstone is located. In looking at the memorial for Frank Ami Bromley his wife is listed as May E. Bromley and her birth year would be the same as Frank’s.

In looking through all my edit requests the only edit I’ve made to this Frank Bromley was to link his spouse, Grace, to him and we can read her name on their headstone listing her as his wife, so we know she was his wife.

I’m guessing, as I think you suggested in your note to me, that Frank was married twice with his first wife is buried with all those babies and that he later married Grace who is buried beside him. I think we have two memorials for the same man and that “Butterfly-Kisses” created her memorial for him before you created yours, based on the dates shown. I would suggest that maybe you should remove your memorial for Frank and then we need to get Grace added as the second wife of Frank Ami Bromley.

I’m in no way trying to tell you what you should do, you are the manager of your memorials and it is for you to decide what you want to do. If you decide not to do this you may want to at least change the death date on your memorial to match what is listed on his headstone, unless you somehow know that the date on the stone is wrong.

Thank you very much
Jess Bromley

Added by Jess E. Bromley on Oct 06, 2015 5:27 PM
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