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Marguerite (#48040627)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations.
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. Please feel free to request transfers of your family members. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.

NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.

I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .

Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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RE: John & Elizabeth (Lyon) Patterson
Thank you for making that correction so quickly! We just stopped by today to visit several generations. I'll add the photos here in a bit. Cheers!
Added by kitkor on Nov 27, 2015 11:22 AM
Cathy Taylor
headstone photo
Hello Marguerite!
Just wanted to let you know that I re-posted a headstone photo of yours to a new memorial for John A. Armstead #155339816. He is the spouse of Virginia Armstead buried in Rock Falls Cemetery in Huron County, Michigan. I gave you credit for originally posting the photo in the caption. Thanks for such a crisp, quality photo.
Added by Cathy Taylor on Nov 24, 2015 8:28 AM
Roberta & Robert Scheffler
Thanks for the photos of their headstones and the burial location for Robert. The photos and the burial location was greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work that you do!!
Thanks again, Marson
Added by Marson on Nov 21, 2015 2:40 PM
Frederic Berry

Thank you for the cemetery correction, I really appreciate it.
Added by Miriam on Nov 19, 2015 10:46 PM
Gene Hartman
Burial loction for Joseph Bach
The burial location for Joseph Bachman is Sec J, Lot 223, Space 7. looking for a photo...

Thank you
Gene Hartman
Added by Gene Hartman on Nov 18, 2015 1:21 PM
Samuel Corner
New photos for Mary Borden
Marguerite, thank you for the updated photos for Mary Borden's memorial.
Added by Samuel Corner on Nov 15, 2015 6:35 PM
De Long
Thanks for adding the De Long pictures to Robert. It is appreciate. Also, thank you for making the R. Burns De Long transfer. Not sure who he is or how he fits into the family. A mystery to be unraveled. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Nov 09, 2015 8:15 AM
Thank you for the beautiful photo of the John Chapin memorial!
Added by Jeannieology on Nov 07, 2015 3:56 PM
Euphemia Monteith
Thank you for transferring Phema to me. It is VERY nice to know the final resting place of all the Monteith children. Maybe I will be lucky and find their mother, Mary [Dow] Monteith, too. According to family history, she died in Romeo, Macomb County, MI. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Nov 07, 2015 9:16 AM
Janet Muff
RE: Crocker-Hooker connection @ Oakwood in New Baltimore
Thanks, Marguerite. And thanks for straightening out the Crocker-Hooker situation.
Added by Janet Muff on Nov 06, 2015 1:03 PM
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