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Connie West Stewart (#47502447)
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Bio Photo I began searching my family tree over 40 years ago. However, I did not go very far. Only a few generations of names and possible burial sites. Now the relatives that had those answers have long since passed on.

I rekindled the desire in 2010 when I meant the DT Questers at a meeting with Ingham Township to have them catalog the Howard Cemetery. My parents, both sets of grandparents and one set of great grandparents and a set of great-great-great grandparents are buried there. Find a Grave has been very helpful in my searches.

My desire now is to work with information on my decedents in the West, Aseltine,Every and Meredith families. I want to update their memorials. Getting more complete dates and events in their lives into the memorials. Hopefully, this will make other relatives search for their roots a little easier to follow.

My second goal is to get as much information about the Howard Cemetery as possible and post on the memorials. I have found quite a few more burials in this cemetery from my research. No records are available. My findings have been through old obituaries and burial permits.

I have been searching old area newspapers and books. I've found more information about my relatives and the people related to them. This has given me more leads to follow. While looking up these articles, I have found many others of people in the area. I have been adding them to their memorials. I hope this will help others find more information about their searches.
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Ruth Garrett Steffey
James Binding
Hi Connie, I put the changes in but I think I still don't have it correct. Do you want to check and see.

I have been without internet for a bit and I apologize for taking so long.

Added by Ruth Garrett Steffey on Jun 29, 2015 2:51 PM
Looking Glass
Harry Williams
Okay, if you go to East Fork Cemetery in Barryton Mecosta County, you will see you Harry Williams with wife Mary. His memorial number is 68132868. You have a death certificate attached to Harry and ther death certificate belongs to a guy in Park Cemetery in Marquete Michigan. The death certificate even says Park Cemetery on it. The memorial number for the guy in Park Cemetery is 114200656. I believe the death certificate you have posted also list him as married and Harry in East Fork, his wife died before him. With all that being said, Harry in East Fork goes by a lot of names which I have been resaecrhing as well. Anyway, here is the obit of the guy in East Fork.

Williams, Wiiliam Henry b.25 Sep.1848 in England and d. 14 May 1898 in Fork, Mecosta, Michiigan

Died at his residence in Fork Township May 14th 1898.William Henry Williams, the deceased was born in England Sep. 25th 1848. When he was about two years old, his parents came to Canada.,to the city of Belleville.He was married on New Years Day. 1871 to Miss Mary Cain. In the fall of 1889 he removed to Michigan, settling in the spring of 1885 upon the 40 acre farm on section 16, Fork where he since has resided. Mr. Williams was the father of 9 children, eight of whom survive him, the two eldest daughter being married, all the younger children are at home.They are doubly orphaned now, as Mrs. Williams died July 18th 1888.Since his wifes death, Mr. Williams has, by great exertions, kept his large family together. He was ill some five weeks and was attended by Dr.Walker of Barryton, who pronounced his disease, rheumatism of the heart.. The funeral services will be held at the Disciple Church on Sunday. Elder Carpenter, of Shade Lake officiating. The children have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. End of obit.

Now two things you will notice here is that his grave stone says Harry Willimas and obit says William Henry Williams,I'm not sure whats upwith that.Also the year he acme to Michigan and the year he bought land are a little off.I believe it to be error in typing.

This is my mother-in-laws great grandfather and she has been to this grave in Barryton a young women
The obit is hers as well and she is still living and in very good mental and physica health.
Added by Looking Glass on Jun 29, 2015 12:16 PM
Looking Glass
Harry Williams
Hi, Connie.
I was looking at your listed death certificate for Harry Williams in East Fork Cemetery in Barryton Mecosta County Michigan. I don't believe that the death certificate matches up with Harry Williams in Fork Cemetery. I have Harry Williams obituary and it states that he died at home in Barryton Michigan. The death certificate you have posted list that William Henry as being buried in Park Cemetery in Marquette Mich and if you check out Park Cemetery in Marquette, we can seethe guy on the death certificate buried there. Of course this makes the listed parents on this memorial wrong as well.Harry Williams in East Fork Cemetery is my mother-in-laws great grandpa and my mother in law is still living and the obit I have, I got from her. Thank-You
Added by Looking Glass on Jun 22, 2015 3:47 PM
Julie Ormanian
Lucy Ide Minkler
I have lots of additional Info on the Ide family if you are interested. Lucy was the sister of my Great,Great,Great Grandfather John Ide. Her mother was Ann Pettit Ide Patrick. Her father was George Ide. Willing to share anything I have.
Added by Julie Ormanian on Jun 15, 2015 7:30 AM
Dakin children
I did not list "two" Dakin children with the same name at Carson City Cemetery

1) Floyd Dakin
b) Aug 8 1873
d) Jun 18 1875
age 1 year,9 months and 18 days
Son of AA & SN

2) Infant Dakin
b) 1875
d) Oct 15 1875
age 1 month and 2 days
Child of AA & SN (no mention if male or female)

I got the info from cemetery records

Added by Carole on Jun 10, 2015 3:26 PM
John Baumer
W and M Clarke
Thanks for the reminder, Sorry I lost that email. We got it done.
Thanks for all your work in Family History,
Added by John Baumer on Apr 30, 2015 7:56 AM
Ron Cole
Jerome Wilbur
Etta is linked
Added by Ron Cole on Apr 13, 2015 6:42 AM
Cheryl Harding
Hewes family
I noticed you posted the Hewes family information in Howard Cemetery. Are you related? I'm researching that line.
Added by Cheryl Harding on Mar 17, 2015 2:15 PM
Christina (Daniel) Strevel
Orrin Nichols
Thanks for the updates and posting the obit.
Added by Christina (Daniel) Streve... on Mar 16, 2015 8:48 AM
William Fox
Obituaries ?
I don't know what obituaries you posted for me. Where can I find them? Thanks for letting me know about them and then telling me where to find them. William L. Fox
Added by William Fox on Feb 28, 2015 10:22 PM
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