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Dawn Comstock (#47057186)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Jackson Co., MI on the northside of town. Most of my grandmother's (on my mom's side) descendents orignally settled in that area. The Smith, Hatton and Barnes families came from England to NY and then eventually settled in the Rives Jct/Tompkins area. The Oesterle (Frey and Ziefle) family came from Germany to NY and settled in Chelsea, MI; while the Stull (Lutz, Cover & Spayde) family came from Germany >PA >OH and then settled in MI.

Most of my grandfather's (on my mom's side) descendents remained in AR, but my grandpa along with his parents (Ratliff) and siblings migrated to MI in the 1930's; his Uncle Grace's family moved there as well. Grandpa's descendents migrated from TN >NC >MO and then into Arkansas prior to the Civil War (Campbell, Brown, Lundy, Kerr & Underwood).

My father's side of the family originally came from England. The Comstock's, (Clarke, Snyder, Hilliard, Thorpe, Holmes, Jones, Daniel & Elderkin) were some of the first to settle in Plymouth colony, MA. They then migrated to CT/RI/NY before making their way to the Parma/Springport area of Jackson County, MI. They were among some of the first families to live in MI.

Find-A-Grave does a great job. It has been my privilege to contribute information or photos when I can. I've contributed family information as well as adding memorials & photos locally from the Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN area where I currently live. However, it has appeared that Warsaw is well covered by volunteers, so I have branched out to the surrounding county of Wabash and will likely visit Whitley & Marshall counties in the future.
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carmi johnson
Marguerite Eagle Vaughn
Thank you for posting this memorial. Is it possible that this person was married once to Beaton B. Morris? If so, she is a member of my family from Arkansas.
Added by carmi johnson on Oct 21, 2014 6:17 PM
Christy Child
RE: Viola J Craig
That would be lovely! Thank you so much. No rush. Thank you for finding her out and putting things straight.
Added by Christy Child on Oct 07, 2014 9:11 PM
Christy Child
Viola J Craig
I noticed you wrote the bio for Viola J King Craig. I am a relative doing family history, I was wondering how you found out this information out about her and her family. Thanks so much!
Added by Christy Child on Oct 07, 2014 8:03 PM
Lori (Halderman) VerMaas
RE: Halderman
Thanks so much!! Now if I can just get the connection to all of them made!! I've looked for my ancestors for years & I thought for sure it would all come together when I joined Ancestry, but I have found absolutely ZERO on my Halderman ancestors that I didn't already know & that isn't much!
Added by Lori (Halderman) VerMaas on Sep 30, 2014 11:47 AM
Robert Thomas
RE: talk abt Ora (Stull) Malone
Hi Dawn,

Wow that long story smile.. but you are welcome and just information to you about Ora's had 2 children...
I get Harold and Arvilla was in 1920 census and they are Inmate as not live with her mom just nothing.. maybe private school as who know..

But very interest of Harold and Arvilla life's history :)

Sarah (Spayde) Stull sister Catherine (Spayde) Burkett as Catherine is my 3rd Great-Grandmother later I was clean from Catherine's granddaughter Murrel Sibrel had old picture newpsper from Mary Alice (Stull) Boos but I was surprise old letter so I did put in my ancestry old newspaper from Mary Alice (Stull) Boos because Mary Alice Boos did write letter to my grandmother Murrel (Sibrel) Thomas and they are cousins as I love it work on family tree (smile)..

Added by Robert Thomas on Jun 01, 2014 2:12 PM
Robert Thomas
talk abt Ora (Stull) Malone
Hi Dawn,

I am Robert and I work on my own family tree from Spayde/Spade and Burkett/Burkhart...

You know Sarah (Spayde) Stull so Sarah 's sister Catherine (Spayde) Burkett of My side family then I notice you have Ora (Stull) Malone as you don't found Ora was second married but I found it also I can give you explain clear smile..

Ora Belle Stull

1) Hugh Alexander (not Avery) Norton
born Apr 1887 Michigan
died 18 Nov 1911 in Garfield, Kalkasta, Michigan
Marriage 4 May 1908 in Lake City, Missaukee, MI
They had 2 kids Harold Lavern Norton and Arvilla Barbara Mae (Norton) Haynes..
but Ora and Hugh never divorce or Separate because Hugh was died cause unknown his daughter Arvilla was 1 month 5 day old baby as she never meet him, Very Sad... Arvilla born 13 Oct 1911 in Michigan that why....

2) Sidney L Willet
born 7 Sep 1890 in Michigan
Marriage 21 Feb 1916 in Ingham Co., Michigan
Divorce by 1916 in Michigan

3) Thomas J Malone
born 1895 in Ohio
Marriage abt 1916

At All I have found thur from and

so I am member from our family was in everything smile..
I hope hear from you as share soon (Thanks)...

Have a nice day.
Robert :)
Added by Robert Thomas on Jun 01, 2014 12:13 PM
Cory Cooper
My wife is distant cousins, so your good and don't have to transfer. We just wanted to update the memorials as much as possible, so thank you for updating them for us.
Added by Cory Cooper on Apr 12, 2014 7:39 PM
Diane Branham
RE: Olive Nogar
7's and 2's are always a problem when they use that cursive style. Good catch. Always nice to see improvements on the memorials. One person's find, leads to another's as well. It is a consistent mystery. Hope you can enjoy the upcoming weekend..............Diane
Added by Diane Branham on Apr 03, 2014 10:12 PM
Jane from MI
Arthur Paul Coblentz
Hi, Dawn, I see you are maintaining Arthur Paul Coblentz's memorial and that he is the son of Herbert Coblentz 78307010. Are you a descendant? I believe Herbert's father was Samuel Coblentz 46918380. I am a Coblentz descendant. I have been researching Samuel and his 11 siblings. I look forward to hearing from you. Jane from MI
Added by Jane from MI on Mar 16, 2014 11:26 AM
Peggy Conley
if I have not Thank You for photo of Peggy Conley's headtone,I wish to do so now..Thank You,Peggy was my Aunt and thought a lot of her..Sharon
Added by Sharon on Mar 10, 2014 8:11 AM
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