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kate (#46820093)
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Bio Photo As a child, my mother was always bringing us on Cemetery hunts and we spent many hours making grave rubbings and walking thru the monuments . I get great satisfaction in being a Find a Grave volunteer and am on my own search for my family who went before me and helped to make my life the blessing that it is. I'm gratified to know that I am able to unite in such a small way, families who are in search of each other.

Family names I am researching are Curtis, Hollis, Crofut, Burt, Gates, Melow, Sutherland, Watts, McKay, Cady, Sherwood, Pitts, Parker, Thompson, Pyle to name a few.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this wonderful website and the intensely important business of perpetuating history by documenting the people and their contributions that have gone and lived before us, gave us life, and a reason to live. God Bless you all.

If you have time please visit my family's war veterans and a very special young man who I had the privilidge of knowing, Lt. Timothy Steele who died in Afganistan.

Timothy James Steele

Orson B Curtis
Roswell B Curtis
Sgt. Joseph Gates
Elmer M. Hollis
William Henry Parker
James Hollis

John Curtis

Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future do not perform their duty to the world - Daniel Webster

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Again, thank you for going out and taking these photo's for me, really appreciate it. KIm
Added by Kim on Aug 05, 2015 1:25 PM
Thank you for taking the time to take this photo for me, it helps my research. Kim
Added by Kim on Aug 05, 2015 12:54 PM
Eldred Pickett
RE: Irene and Willimina Sutherland
You're very welcome! I'll have to try that trick with the aluminum foil sometime...
Added by Eldred Pickett on Jul 19, 2015 6:07 PM
Eldred Pickett
RE: Irene and Willimina Sutherland
It's possible that Irene doesn't have a stone. There are also several stones from the 1800's that are too weathered to read, and I haven't figured out how to make the legible yet. The last contact I had for anyone about Mount Hazel is this:
Beverly Alexander, D.Min.
Administration Division Manager I
Detroit Recreation Department
Executive Office
Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI 48235
224-1103 (Office)
224-1860 (Fax)

I last talked to her in 2012, so I don't know if she still works at that office. But if she left, her replacement may be able to help.
Added by Eldred Pickett on Jul 19, 2015 9:30 AM
Thanks Kate for giving all the information and corrections. Appreciate it.Kim
Added by Kim on Jul 09, 2015 2:04 PM
RE: Capt. Elijah B. Burt
You're so thoughtful to take the time to let someone know the pictures are actually wanted. I'm so glad to know! :)
Added by JNicholson-Turbide on Jul 09, 2015 5:00 AM
James and Sharon Cissell
Osceola L Folsom
Thank you very much for Osceola's photo!!
Added by James and Sharon Cissell on Jun 23, 2015 10:19 PM
George M and Katie Curtis
I uploaded photos for George and his daughter, Katie. The inscription for Katie says:

Katie E
Dau of
G.M. and E. Curtis
Died Jan. 4, 1891
AE 18 yr, 3 m and 24 d

That would place her birth around Sept. 11, 1872, a couple of months before her father died.

The inscription on George's part of the stone (which they share) reads:

Geo. M. Curtis
Nov. 17, 1872
AE 27 Yr
8 M, 19 D

The birth date on the memorial is Feb. 29, 1845, but 1845 was not a leap year. I would suspect his actual birth date was either Feb. 28, 1845 or the stone is wrong, he was actually 28 Yr, 8 M and 19 D, which would have made his birth date Feb. 29, 1844 (which was a leap year). not sure which is correct but hope this helps!
Added by MixedStock on Jun 18, 2015 9:18 PM
Headstones in Maine
Kate, Thank you so much again for taking the time to take the pictures of the headstones I requested. It really helps me on my search. Have a wonderful day, its hot out there.
Added by Kim on Jun 16, 2015 11:15 AM
David Burpee
Marshall Burpee
Kate, thank you for spending the time to find the headstone...i appreciate your efforts.

Dave Burpee
Added by David Burpee on Jun 15, 2015 4:12 PM
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