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Susan (#47599474)
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Bill E. Doman
James Lupher info.
Hi: I am referring this back to you per my Personal Find A Grave Bio., Paragraphs 4-7, and will gladly transfer the memorial upon your request. Have a good day.
Added by Bill E. Doman on May 21, 2016 10:54 AM
Nathan Haines
Find A Grave Correction: Virginia Coleman
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Find A Grave contributor Susan has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Virginia Coleman.
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Is her father Harold Downing?

US Social Security Applications & Claimes Index on
Virginia Downing Morando
[Virginia Lee Haines]
[Virginia Coleman]
[Virginia Morando]
[Virginia Haines]
[Virginia Downing Downing]
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1918
Birth Place: Morton Lewis, Washington
Father Name: Harold Downing
Mother Name: Bertha L Short
Death Date: Sep 1997
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Feb 1940: Name listed as VIRGINIA DOWNING MORANDO; Sep 1944: Name listed as VIRGINIA LEE HAINES; 12 Mar 1993: Name listed as VIRGINIA L COLEMAN; : Name listed as VIRGINIA LEE MORANDO; 04 Oct 1997: Name listed as VIRGINIA L HAINES

No Harold was not her father, he was her step-father. I went and saw my first cousin today, Virginia's son, and he said that Virginia considered Harold as her father. She had little memory of her real father who was a very mean person.
He said his mother Virginia never married anyone named Morando that he knows of. His oldest sister was from some previous relationship but he does not think Virginia ever married the guy. It could be that Morando was the father of Virgina's first child.
It is "complicated".
Added by Nathan Haines on Mar 24, 2016 7:48 PM
Hi Susan,
I came across a headstone in the Carstairs Cemetery for B. Margaretta (Bruns) Poirier, daughter of Harry Bruns, (see #145130423). There is a family writeup and photos of her in 'Beyond our Prairie Trails, volume 2'
Deb :)
Added by Deb on Apr 17, 2015 9:44 AM
Webster memorials
Hi Susan,

Charles and Emma are transferred to you.

Please note when I used the terms "Jr. & Sr." that is was just to help in the understanding of which person I was writing about. At no time did I see "Jr. or Sr." used in the records.

As to the three wives of Charles Jr, I did not see any of those names near the Webster lot. I can also say that Findagrave members have cataloged Lakeview Cemetery with pretty good accuracy, so you might have to look elsewhere (unless the former wives married again, and had different surnames after Webster.) It appears that much of the family lived in Belding, and only returned to Lakeview for burial. Perhaps that is where you will find the wives. I will forward the names of these ladies to a person I met at the Library in Lakeview to see if they are listed in any index. If I find any information I will send it on to you.

Added by EddieM on Apr 17, 2015 8:04 AM
Webster - Lakeview MI
Hello Susan,

Good news for you. I have located Charles A Webster 1846-1920 & Emma L Stewart 1853-1913. Ironically, when you sent me the note, I was only 70 miles from Lakeview, and I had enough time before my flight to travel up there to gather the information for you.

The direct answer to your question was that the two remaining markers simply said "Mother" and "Father." No other information. The Cemetery had no information at all, and believe it or not, the city only had the records listing them as "Mother" and "Father." Thankfully they have a wonderful library in that town, and I went through the various local archives and newspapers. Here is what I can tell you. Charles Sr. died in Belding, MI on March 17, 1920. Emma Sr. died in Belding, MI on June 6, 1913. Emma Jr (listed as "Miss Emma") died on March 23, 1910. No city listed, but it was implied to be Lakeview, MI. William died in Lakeview either on August 27, 1896 or September 3, 1896. The discrepancy is because the newspaper states the date of death as "Thursday, last." The newspaper was published on Friday, so it is unclear if the death occurred the day before or the week before.
Charles, Jr. has no local record, but his monument does list his birth and death dates. He is also listed as "husband" but no wife is buried there, so far as I can tell.

All the Webster I noted were listed as buried in Lakeview Cemetery.

If this helps, I also found a little information which might tie into the other children. The newspapers regularly listed the visitors to the city, and the names "Mr & Mrs Edward Webster of Belding" and "Mr & Mrs Ira Webster of Belding" and "Mr & Mrs Jay Pixley of Belding" were visitors of Charles Webster.

I updated a couple of the older photos, and also created memorials for Emma Sr. and Charles Sr. I have sent the date of death for Emma, Jr. to the person who maintains her memorial. If you will send me your member number, I will transfer Emma Sr. and Charles Sr. to you.

Added by EddieM on Apr 16, 2015 8:54 AM
Len Thomas
Edwin V. Andress
Please know that Captain Edwin V. Andress is, indeed, buried in Little Cottage Grove Cemetery in Onyx, CA. He moved there after the war and spent time as an actor and musician in that community.

The marker at Wildwood Cemetery in Chesaning- Saginaw County, MI is what is called a cenotaph - a marker placed to honor an individual even though the individual may be buried elsewhere. I am certain the Chesaning historians have placed the marker in Wildwood because of his excellent leadership skills for the Michigan Sharpshooter Company K in the Civil War.

Len Thomas
Swartz Creek, MI
Added by Len Thomas on Feb 13, 2015 12:47 PM
Sue Barnett
Ellis 'Percy' Ramage~
I have made two trips to Hubbard Cemetery and have been unable to locate his grave. His name is not on the list of burials provided at the cemetery.
His brother John Ramage was buried there but either his body and/or his marker was noted 'later removed' in the index. His memorial is #81866350, he is bur at Belle Passi.
Perhaps Percy is buried there too; just a thought.
Added by Sue Barnett on Mar 17, 2013 1:32 AM
Sweet Sue * Sending God's Love
Daniel Foster
Chatham is in the county of Argenteuil. On 6 Oct 1999, Chatham merged with the village of Brownsburg. This new entity, Brownsburg-Chatham is currently located in the Regional County Municipality of Argenteuil, Laurentides, Québec, Canada.
Added by Sweet Sue * Sending God's... on Feb 26, 2013 6:43 AM

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