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Laura Heckman (#46608184)
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Bio Photo My love of research and genealogy since 1981, and my dedication to the cemeteries that I have been visiting for people to find where their loved ones are buried, is truly enjoying. We enjoy the peace in these old cemeteries. My husband and I love finding and taking pictures of the old headstones and wonder what history they must contain.

If you come across one of your loved ones which I have added, and there is an error, please feel free to let me know. I will be happy to transfer memorials over of your immediate family members, unless it is a family relative.

Please note & take into consideration that I am not related to a lot of whom I have added. I add them to Find A Grave so family members can also find where their ancestors have been put to rest.
Sincerely, Laura

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Henry McKie
Hi Laura,

From my research the parents of Henry McKie, details copied and pasted below, cant be James Edward McKie and Augusta Marie Hepner McKie. They weren't married until 17th Sep 1902, James Edward McKie would of been 7 yrs old when Henry McKie was born. James Edward McKie and Augusta Marie Hepner McKie, from what I can find unfortunately only had one child, a stillborn on the 27th Jun 1911 @ Toledo, Lucas, Ohio. I've mentioned this to you before but at that time I didn't know who Henry McKie's parents were, I've since found out that Henry McKie's parents are James A McKie Born 7 Jul 1861 @ New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan and Augusta Ahrens Born Abt 1863 she was 16 yrs old when they Married on 9 Oct 1879 @ New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan. They divorced 20 Oct 1898. Henry McKie is found on the following Federal Census with his father James A McKie, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 & 1940. All of which show their residence at New Buffalo. While James Edward McKie and his wife were in, according to Census, 1910 - Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, 1920 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 1930 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1940 - Tipton, Indiana.

According to Henry McKie's Death Certificate his residence state and address was Box 930, Route 1, New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan. He died of a Cardiac failure on the 17 May 1972 @ 3.10am and was buried on the 19 May 1972 at Pine Grove Cemetery. Place of death was Red Oaks Home, Michigan City, La Porte, Indiana.

Memorial Details

Henry McKie

Birth: Jan. 24, 1884
New Buffalo
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 17, 1972
Michigan City
La Porte County
Indiana, USA

Family links:
James Edward McKie (1877 - 1967)
Augusta Marie Hepner McKie (1877 - 1962)

Pine Grove Cemetery
New Buffalo
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec. # 2, Blk #18, Lot #3A


Added by SteveG_AU on Nov 25, 2016 4:06 PM
deanna french
LaPorte Eli Hart Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument and foot stone photo's that you contributed to Eli Hart's memorial page, to post on the Vermont C.W. site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 14, 2016 2:46 AM
Carolyn Wells
Mrs. Betty Jane Segudovic
The obit for Betty was wrong regarding her parents. I know that Betty Jane's mother (Olive Etta Spencer)was married twice. Her first husband was Cletus LaMonte Wells whom she married in 1924. Olive's 2nd marriage didn't happen until after 1968, which was to Ivan Jean Smith.

Just wanted to set the record straight.


Carolyn Wells
Added by Carolyn Wells on Sep 12, 2016 1:16 PM
RE: Steve
Hi Laura,

Henry McKie is placed as a child of James Edward McKie, Death: Dec 25th 1967 Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA - Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Added by SteveG_AU on Sep 08, 2016 9:54 PM
Henry McKie
Hi Laura,

I'm a little concerned. Apparently even a news
article must be wrong, as according to what has
been put together and displayed on Henry McKie's
page his parents were both 7 years old when he
was born, a miracle. Both James Edward McKie and
Augusta Marie Hempner were both born in 1877.
I'm extremely surprised that it hasn't been
questioned before.

Henry McKie
Born Jan. 24, 1884 New Buffalo Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Death: May 17, 1972 Michigan City La Porte
County Indiana, USA

What are your thoughts as to who may really be
his parents ?


Added by SteveG_AU on Sep 05, 2016 9:34 AM
Steve Harrison
alfred prentice 12186880
Just sent an incorrect correction. Sorry about that. His death date should be as on the headstone which appears to be October 5, 1856. Thanks.
Added by Steve Harrison on Aug 23, 2016 12:10 PM
Andrew Daft
Thank you!
Added by Andrew Daft on Aug 18, 2016 9:56 AM
Karen Whitmer
This is my dad great grandpa
Added by Karen Whitmer on Mar 06, 2016 6:59 PM
Nancy Noble
Thank You!
Laura, thanks for putting the obit of Charles Raymond Cross on Find A Grave. "Ray", as he was known, was my mother's brother and I had no obit for him until now. Because of the obit, I now know a second wife's name, as well as other new details about his life.

You have helped me as well as countless others because of your work on Find A Grave. Thank you for what you do!

Nancy Noble in Bend, OR
Added by Nancy Noble on Dec 01, 2015 8:39 AM
marie dale patten mullins
JOHN P Patten
a link has been added to this grave My grandfather showing his mother as anna santee. as far as I know this is incorrect.. his parents show married july 3, 1901 and john perry was born oct. 1902.. I am gonna try to find his birth certificate or death certificate..hopefully one of my aunts or uncles, john perry patten's children will have it. I was just wondering if you could tell me or ask who did this to verify the information.. not saying it couldn't have happened and no one knew.. but I don't think this is right..please and thank you.
Added by marie dale patten mullins on Jun 16, 2015 5:53 PM
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