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Chris (#47304829)
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Bio Photo Hello Find A Grave members: PLEASE READ!

Please do not add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan. As the data manager for Oakwood, I have been asked to monitor that cemetery for the Library, genealogical society and the city. I have spent two years, and several thousand hours, researching the people buried in Oakwood. I have been to the cemetery 33 times and taken almost 2000 pictures.

There are at least a dozen people who are listed on grave monuments in Oakwood who aren't actually buried there. The cemetery has been completely photographed and we know who is buried there. We are adding recently burials as they occur, so that we can keep our master list current.

PLEASE don't add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington. The library system is directing their researchers to Find A Grave for their research and we want the information to be accurate. We have a master list for the cemetery, birth, marriage and death records, and census data. We are still correcting lot numbers and some other data that we have discovered is incorrect. Many of the city records are NOT correct.

Thank you for your cooperation.

I have learned a very valuable lesson from this project. You can't just walk through a cemetery, take a picture of a grave monument and assume that the person is buried there. It must be researched!
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Art Currie
RE: Elliott Family - Zion, Ontario, Canada

You are welcome for the photos in Zion Cemetery. If there are any tombstone that I have created, but are related to you, just let me know and I will gladly transfer them to you.

Added by Art Currie on Feb 13, 2016 6:45 AM
Grace Younglove Hudson
Charles Crist.
Hi Chris:
Thanks for the Information on Charles. I have updated the memorial with the information that you have sent. If you wish to manage this memorial I will be happy to transfer to your care.
Thanks so much for your time.
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Feb 13, 2016 5:23 AM
Rosie of Royal Oak
RE: Waino Moilanen - Southfield Cemetery
Thank you Chris!
P.S. I've also been late on things, so I understand and have no problem with your response.

Added by Rosie of Royal Oak on Feb 12, 2016 9:21 PM
David O'Dea
You were right, My apologies. Very Sorry!
Added by Bob on Feb 12, 2016 5:52 PM
RE: Robert Waldie Oakwood Cemetery Farmignton
After I received your note, I researched the issue you raised. The National Cemetery Administration of the US Dept of Veteran Affairs states funeral arrangements were handled by Thayer Rock and the burial of Robert Waldie (1915-1996) took place at Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington, MI. Hope this helps.
Added by Twist on Feb 03, 2016 2:41 PM
Memorial # 157275698
Chris, I can't thank you enough for all the work you are doing for find a grave and Farmington. I have been searching for where my Grandmother and Grandfather Barnard M Edwards were buried for a long time now and finally found them because of you. Thank you so much for all you do! Pam
Added by Pamela on Jan 26, 2016 8:41 AM
Neva Adams
Seth Walker & Wife Eunice GRAVES
Chris, through yDNA and documented sources the line of Seth & Eunice continues through their son Solomon Walker and wife Leah Boyden. There are no other known children at this time. I'd be happy to prove their correct line to you. Also through yDNA it has been proven that Capt. Samuel Walker and Richard Walker are not related. My e-mail is
Thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Added by Neva Adams on Jan 24, 2016 9:40 PM
In Loving Memory
Alexander strachan
Chris, I originally entered his burial as unknown. I got the cemetery information from an edit. Who entered the edit, I am not sure, but it might be Wendy Renta as she linked him to his wife. Since I did not link them, she had to link them unless his wife's memorial was transferred to her from someone else. Please let me know if I should move him from the cemetery and list his gravesite unknown.
Added by In Loving Memory on Dec 02, 2015 7:10 PM
Judy Allen
Sarah Gardiner
Sarah Gardiner birth: 25 Oct. 1711, died May 29, 1774. He married Bathsheba Smith.These are womens
name, who is who?
Added by Judy Allen on Aug 24, 2015 12:31 PM
Judy Allen
Stephen and Thomas Gardner
Stephen Gardiner, III born March 27, 1735, CT, died September 21, 1811, PA. He married Frances Brown 1760, CT. Children: Francis, Desire, Abigail, Stephen IV, Esther, Benjamin, Jesse Gardner. He married Mrs. Alice (Fuller) Abbott.

Thomas Gardner born September 4, 1740, CT. He married Hannah Henry and Alice Fuller Abbott, widow of John Abbott 1741-1778 and mother of 9 children.

So these two brothers had the same wife? Do you have date and place of marriages?
Added by Judy Allen on Aug 24, 2015 12:13 PM
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