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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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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
Gennaphyr Wilbury
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 Wilbury on Jul 11, 2012 8:24 PM
Gennaphyr Wilbury
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 Wilbury on Jul 04, 2012 3:35 PM
Janine Pellman Seis
Matt Siira
Hi Dale,

I linked Anne to her father, according to you. I have not been able to confirm it but I can't rule it out either. There was a Jacob Siira who might have been her father also. Janine
Added by Janine Pellman Seis on Jun 27, 2012 5:17 PM
Gail Maki
Hattie Yackel
Thank you very much for taking this photo. Your help is much appreciated.
Added by Gail Maki on Jun 24, 2012 8:15 PM
S Twomey
Martin Lalley
Dale - Thank you so much for sharing this information! You have helped make a connection I have been wondering about in my family history!

Iron River Cemetery
Iron River
Iron County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 16 Lot 2

This Martin Lalley I am sure is the brother of my Great grandmother Mary Lalley who married Patrick McKenna in Marquette Co. in 1871 and lived much of her life in Quinnesec in Dickinson Co. She was the oldest sibling, born in England enroute to America from Co. Mayo, Ireland...arriving in 1851 to stay with a relative in New Jersey. She died in 1922 in Butte, Montana while visiting a daughter who was living there. She had moved from Michigan to live with another daughter in Los Angeles a few years before...

She is not mentioned here, but she had a sister Catherine "Cait" who married Ford and later Edwards. The Catherine Edwards listed here must be this sister.

I am very grateful for your work!

/Susan Twomey
Added by S Twomey on Jun 04, 2012 2:27 PM
Larry Miland
Thank you, Dale, for your help. I appreciate it.
Added by Pat on Jun 02, 2012 2:34 AM
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