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Ralph Edwards (#46940414)
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Bio Photo Born Chicago, have lived in IL, MI, Germany, NJ and AL currently, with a summer home, my great grandfather Silas Benjamin Anway's farm house, in Central Lake MI. Graduate of U. of Michigan and U. of Illinois. Retired physicist, communications engineer, and professor. The picture at left is 49 years old.

The majority of my older memorials are for my and my wife's relatives, their spouses, and the spouses's parents. Of particular interest are the surnames Edwards, Westbrook, Nate, Anway, Sanford, Brown, Budde, Wolf, Lanterman, Bordenca, Diliberto, Tortorici, Corrente, Rizzo, LoCicero, Calabrese, LoVoi, and Tamburello. I have source information for my relatives. Virtual cemeteries are my direct Ancestors, Anway/Nanny, Brown and Lanterman. The Lantermans are descendants of Johann Peter Lanterman b. ca 1714 and hs wife. Anway/Nanny are all descendants of William Nanne b. 1720. Brown will contain the descendants of Walter Brown born ca 1727 on Long Island. When I enter a memorial, I attempt to find the parents and link them, if you know the parents' grave locations, please let me know. My sources for my relatives are in the database rtegen on Rootsweb Worldconnect. The link is at the bottom of this profile.

A newer project is the genealogy of Antrim Co., Michigan. For more information on some of the people there (eventually all I can find data for), go to Rootsweb Worldconnect and select the centrallake database. Many memorials in the cemeteries near Central Lake including Southern, Bayview, Dunsmore, Morehouse, Antrim and the two Lakeviews are not my kin and are available for transfer to descendants. Please say how you are related when requesting a transfer. All but very recent graves in Central Lake have been photographed. I will continue to enter unmarked graves from records. I am now going through all the memorials in Southern Cemetery, adding detail, linking individuals, correcting errors, and adding all the entries to the the Rootsweb database mentioned above. So far I've gotten to Carpenter, so it will be a while. However, I enter related families as I go. So far 13,000 individuals from Central Lake and the neighboring townships, their ancestors, or descendants have been entered. I am entering grave locations as I review the records, and also adding grave locations as captions on photos I have supplied when I do not control the memorial. If there is no location for a burial in Southern Cemetery, send me a message and I will attempt to add it.
To other researchers in Michigan, Familysearch.org has recently added a large number of death certificates for 1921-1951, and 1897-1920 are available on Seeking Michigan. These have exact death dates, birth dates, and locations. Please use these databases to flesh out your entries and find birth dates for those with no birth date on the stone or when no age or birth information is on the stone. Do this especially for Civil War markers. Honoring our veterans is fine, but giving them bare bones memorials is cutting them short. Also, their military service is not all they did, give them rounded out bios; family comes first. And please, expand the abbreviations used on those markers. It's FINDagrave, Sam'l, Jas, and Jno are not going to be found. If you use abbreviations, expect a correction from me.

I will be happy to add bios, obituaries, correct errors, add links, and credit your contribution. Please let me know how you know what you send.

I never enter duplicate memorials intentionally, except in the rare case when the older memorial was entered under a name different from what is on the marker, usually the name of a later husband. I think this should be fixed by allowing multiple married names for women. In those rare cases I include the number of the other memorial that uses a name not on the marker in the bio. When I create a memorial I use the name on the marker, as the rules suggest, and give other married names in the bio and link to the other husbands. When I link, I link to the older memorial. If I have entered a duplicate unintentionally, let me know, and I will fix it.

I research all entries. If I find solid information that the dates on the marker are incorrect, unfortunately fairly common, I enter the best dates available.

You may copy my photos and put them on your site, preferably with attribution. You may not charge anyone for a copy or use the photo in any for-profit endeavor. If you copy the contents of any bio that is not just a copy or digest of an obituary, as a favor to those who may want the source, attach the Findagrave number or my name.
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Ancestors (47)
Brown (24)
Edwards (47)
Lanterman (71)
Nanny Anway (377)
Transferred (42)
Westbrook (33)
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Messages left for Ralph Edwards (146)[Leave Message]
mourninglory
RE: Albert George Walden # 88503133
Wow why was that so hard....hahaha it better be right now......Thank You.....
Added by mourninglory on Jan 10, 2017 5:03 PM
mourninglory
Your right......
yup i was wrong.....took a minute...got the Alfred mixed up with the Albert...........one of those moments
Added by mourninglory on Jan 10, 2017 3:31 PM
mourninglory
I think i am right
On Florene Dougherty....but check it out and see if i am right....
Added by mourninglory on Jan 10, 2017 3:26 PM
Jerry Blakey
Gerald C McGovern
I have an obit with photo of Gerald C McGovern from The American Motorcycling magazine June 1959 issue.he was a Harley dealer.Can i post the scan on his page ,thanks Jerry Blakey
Added by Jerry Blakey on Jan 09, 2017 12:31 PM
C_Love
Appreciate It!
Thank you for the additional info for the Whites in Laurel Hill Cemetery here in Archer FL, and especially linking their young daughter there in Michigan. Thank you for all you do with Find A Grave!
Added by C_Love on Jan 02, 2017 6:58 PM
Family History
Charles Miller
Thank you for letting me know the correct cemetery for Charles Miller.

Merry Christmas to You & Yours.
Bill Schlaak
Added by Family History on Dec 20, 2016 10:02 AM
Cheryl
Skinner
Thank you for helping me with this. Too bad they don't refer to those cemeteries as Fairview Old Cemetery and Old-new grounds for the south side one as that is what they are called there at the cemetery. Find A Grave's listing is not accurate.
The north side Fairview cemetery is called Fairview New cemetery from the conversation with the office.
Confusing to say the least.
Added by Cheryl on Dec 13, 2016 12:47 PM
Betty Smith
# 134711760 and 143711825
Ralph
You made 2 photo requests and 2 memorials for a William Huxley # 134711760 and a William F Huxley # 134711825 in Huxley Cemetery, Hillsburg ON. Apparently their names were taken from the Ontario Finding Cemetery List. There are many William Huxleys in the cemetery...without more information, it is impossible to find their stones and take a picture. Are you aware that the OFCA lists all names in the cemetery, even though they may not be buried there. If their name is mentioned on the stone, the name was added.
I would gladly try to go back to Huxley and try to locate the stones, if you could give me more information. Are these individuals in your family?
Betty
Added by Betty Smith on Nov 16, 2016 3:07 PM
Nicole La Faive
RE: Lawrence Smith and Anne McArthur
Thank you; your right I had the wrong individual in my family tree based on info my cousin gave me. I corrected it and found the correct information and changed it.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Nicole
Added by Nicole La Faive on Oct 14, 2016 12:56 PM
Irene H
Thank you!
Just wanted to say how nice it was to meet the two of you yesterday. How wonderful to have someone in the area that puts all the time and effort into sharing this information with other. Thanks again!
Added by Irene H on Sep 14, 2016 7:10 AM
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