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Dale Safford (#46557929)
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Bio Photo Hello! To begin, I am a LADY. Confusing first name.
On this website I am attempting to enter information from the west side of Iron County, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula, where I live. It's BEAUTIFUL here, with forests, lakes, hills, and rivers. The history of the area comes alive for me as I work on this.
I also am entering information from my own family tree and my husband's. We have 5 young adult children and one grandchild, and I'd like to preserve the family tree information for them.
I am a retired High School Librarian, so researching and recording this information is pretty thrilling & natural for me!
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Stairs II
Andrew William Rainsford
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I communicated with Linda but she suggested contacting you as you posted the info.

I have info on him to add shortly but would ask that you check his middle name. Everything I have shows no middle name but his son definitely had William as a middle name but never with the designate "Jr." I think it's possibly confusion between the two.

Added by Stairs II on Jul 14, 2016 11:06 AM
Kathleen Komblevicz
I am working on the Kempisty family tree book and see that alot of Kempisty's lived in Iron River, Michigan. How do I go about checking on the gravestones and deathdates on them. Is there anywhere I can see pictures of these people? I just heard that Resthaven isnt the only cemetary in Iron River...where do I get that info? Can you help me?
my husband Don Komblevicz is a grandson to Rozalia Guzowski who was a Kempisty.
Thankyou, Kathy Komblevicz
Added by Kathleen Komblevicz on Jul 08, 2016 3:16 PM
kara morgan
Ann E. St. Clair Young & Edward Fred Young
Thank you so much for taking the cemetery photos of Our ancestors.

Best regards,
Added by kara morgan on Jun 26, 2016 9:44 AM
46903852-MERLE SMITH

Added by DORRIS SICKELS SMITH on Jun 20, 2016 2:15 PM
Louis Kmet

Louis graduated from Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois. He next attended Notre Dame University for two years.

Here is his page on Proviso's website:

I teach at Proviso East and maintain the website. I would say supervise, but there is almost no work left to do on it. I edit and add photos.

The initial information came from a memorial book from the ceremony they held, in 1949, when the school district dedicated "Memorial Garden" at the high school.

Here is a link to the pictures of the garden:

Scroll down and you will see his name on one of the plaques that are on the walls of the school in the garden.

Added by JimO on Jan 08, 2015 11:49 AM
betty farrow
RE: Harris
Hi Dale

Many thanks for the correspondence. I have been in contact with my relatives and they have no correspondence from Jane Harris. On the 1900 census they lived in Neganee Marquette, 1910 census Forsyth, 1920 census Iron, 1930/40 census Stamburgh. I have many relatives from the Redruth/St.Agnes area, the village of Brea is only three miles from Redruth, when you were in Cornwall you may have seen a large hill called the "Carn" with a castle and monument on it, the village of Brea is at the bottom of this hill, around this hill there were many tin mines the last to close was South Crofty in the 1980's this mine is only a mile from Brea. I am sure our relatives must haave met at some time with the choir trips they used to visit all the chapels around Cornwall my mother said they used to travel on a Haywain singing all the way. I have been tracing my family tree if I find any of the names you mentioned I will let you know. If you come across the name Nancarrow in your research this is a real cornish name.


Added by betty farrow on Sep 24, 2012 4:00 AM
S Twomey
RE: Martin Lalley
I just realized that the date I gave you in my last message for Celia Lalley's death is after the fire that destroyed records for Evergreen please disregard that part of my message...the place of burial for Martin Lalley's parents James and Celia is still a be solved before too long perhaps!

Thanks again.

Added by S Twomey on Jul 23, 2012 7:51 PM
S Twomey
RE: Martin Lalley

This is amazing!!! Thank you so much!!!

If you do, or even if you don't, I would be happy to invite you to view my family tree to find out more about the Lalley's. I just recently discovered much of this...first by finding a death certificate for my great grandmother Mary Lalley McKenna, and then by finding a death record on Family Search. org for John Lalley with more detailed information. Both Mary and John were siblings of Martin. I also have a marriage record for Martin and Nellie.

Let me know if you would like to see more of this information.

Meanwhile, Martin's father was James Lalley and his mother Celia / Cecilia Welsh...they were both from Mayo, Ireland. I am still trying to find more about them. Re: Celia's death - 15 May 1891 Age: 65 Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan /
possibly Crystal Falls, a district within Iron Mountain / probably buried in Evergreen Cemetery, but fire destroyed records in 1885, shortly after cemetery was bought from the Catholic Church.
I don't yet have a record for James Lalley's death...possibly Crystal Falls, as with his wife Celia....or maybe I will find him living with one of his children after his wife died...still looking for this.

Thanks so much for what you have contributed!

/Susan Twomey

Added by S Twomey on Jul 23, 2012 7:39 PM
Thank you Dale! Would you please look at the picture I added to Grandpa Lindrus's memorial. That's my mom and my aunt visiting his grave. you can't read it because the picture is poor quality but it does say Lindrus.

Thank you again!
Added by Gennaphyr on Jul 11, 2012 8:24 PM
You made my day!
Thanks for making my day by posting the pictures of my Great Grandpa Alex Lindrus and Great Grandma Anna Lindrus and my mothers Aunts and Uncles. You are the best!
Added by Gennaphyr on Jul 04, 2012 3:35 PM
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