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Ruby Upthagrove (#47840380)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo Although I grew up on the west coast, I am now living in Michigan. I am a busy mother of two beautiful and very active girls. In my "spare time" I love to research family history among other things.

My mother is an avid historian too, so I concentrate mostly on my paternal lines. The names I am currently working on are Upthagrove, Moss, Beers, Witters, Catlett, Meals, and Curtis. I have also done extensive work in Portage County, Wisconsin. If you have ancestry there, contact me!! We are probably related :)

PS. My husband and I have become so hopelessly addicted to this site that we have "adopted" a local cemetery to do look-ups and photos. Is it strange that our daughters are learning how to read from epitaphs?

UPDATE: I feel it necessary to add that I will be happy to edit memorials I manage, but ONLY if you use the EDIT BUTTON on the memorial page.
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Steve Seim
RE: Amos Upthagrove
Thanks for the info. I find it interesting that he was from Wisconsin.
Added by Steve Seim on Apr 15, 2015 11:38 AM
Laura W
Hello I would like permission to use the photos you have posted for the Chapman Family at Gracelawn Cemetery. Look forward to hearing from you Thank you Laura W 48375521
Added by Laura W on Nov 17, 2014 12:21 PM
Shirley Blauser Pearce
Robert Alvin Pearce was my husband Robert H. Pearce's uncle. Could I take over his memorial. Thank You

Shirley L. Pearce
Emlenton, PA 16373
Added by Shirley Blauser Pearce on Aug 14, 2014 4:44 PM
Lynn E. Garn
Lynna A. Todd
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by Lynn E. Garn on Jul 16, 2014 8:54 AM
Kay Harrison
WYGANT burial
Ruby: Have been researching a little on the WYGANT family and found the death of Etta May Bigley Wygant in July 1972 in Lansing, Ingham County, MI. You might want to add this to her Find a Grave site.
Added by Kay Harrison on Apr 08, 2014 6:10 PM
Kat Breiding
RE: Permission for Photos
Thank you, Ruby - and yes, I'll give you credit for them. Thank you! :)

- Kat
Added by Kat Breiding on Mar 24, 2014 1:25 PM
Kat Breiding
Permission for Photos

I just discovered my great-great-grandmother's memorial and hoped I could get your permission to copy the photos you took of her headstone to my family tree on

Her name is Annette Lane Darling, her birth was 6 Mar 1859 and her death 19 Dec 1924. She is buried at Gracelawn Cemetery in Michigan.

Sincerely, Kat Breiding
Added by Kat Breiding on Mar 22, 2014 5:47 PM
Kat Breiding
Permission for Photos
Hi Ruby,

My name is Kat Breiding and today I discovered one of my ancestor's memorials: Aaron Benjamin Lane, born 3 Nov 1859 and died 13 Aug 1949. He is buried at Gracelawn Cemetery in Michigan.

I saw the headstone images you photographed and wondered if I could have your permission to copy them to my family tree on

Aaron Lane is one of my great-great-grandfathers. My member ID for "Find A Grave" is #48365743.

Added by Kat Breiding on Mar 22, 2014 5:05 PM
Leroy Higley
tombstone pic
I appreciate the photo for Ervilla Chapman. Your kindness we will never forget.
Added by Leroy Higley on Oct 11, 2013 4:55 AM
T Beamon
Claude Beamon.
Thanks for going to Gracelawn & getting the picture!
Added by T Beamon on Oct 10, 2013 7:11 PM
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