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Richard Purkey (#46910425)
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Bio Photo I was born in 1930 in the family home in Toledo, Ohio, the fourth child of six. The family moved to Michigan in 1939 and I enlisted in the United States Marines in 1948 after high school. I was discharged in 1952 and married in 1953. I have two wonderful daughters, five grandchildren, one great grand daughter and three great grandsons. Family has always been important to me and genealogy just seemed to blend in with everyday conversations.
I am researching the Fallis, Purkey, Onstott, Hutchinson, DeShanaway, Perron, Haver, Cassady, Holmes, and Hartman "Tree Trunks" with their many branches. I am also doing research on my wife's family that includes Pilbeam and Schultz families from Lenawee & Monroe County, Michigan areas.
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Sue Knost
Silas Kring Memorial #80758120
Hello Richard,
I have entered some edits and photos for Silas Netcher Kring (#80758120) and his wife Rella (#80758221. Silas was brother to my grandmother, Nettie Kring Beatty (#84119713). Thank you for creating these memorials.

Susan Knost
Added by Sue Knost on Feb 08, 2015 12:39 PM
Nancy Horton Gillispie
141128146 William Davis
Would you please post your headstone photo that you posted for his wife Matildhe's memorial, onto his memorial.
Thank you
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Jan 10, 2015 11:29 AM
Nancy Horton Gillispie
Matildhe Mae "Tillie" Warden Davis Ashenfelter
Thank you so much for the photograph, especially for trekking through the snow!
Happy New Year!
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Jan 09, 2015 1:32 PM
Thomas W & Nellie S Joyner
Thank you for your time and effort in taking photos and creating a memorial for Thomas. I will send a family link request for him via the new edit system. Your work is greatly appreciated!
Added by rondotswfl on Dec 19, 2014 2:02 PM
Lee An
RE: George w.
The information you've shared is a great help, thank you for doing that. I hope it was ok to send you all the information I found on George T Ketcham, his wife, their daughter and her husband. Out of that family, so far George T's memorial is the only one I've found at findagrave. Happy sleuthing! -Lee
Added by Lee An on Nov 30, 2014 10:38 AM
Dawn Miller
Harry Hammel
I posted an obit I found in my gr grandmother's bible for Dr. Harry Hammel # 51894079. Based on the obit I made some edits.

His first wife Lois #51894054 is linked to his parents as his sister. Would you please unlink her? I made some edits to her memorial as well.

Thank you.

Dawn Miller

Added by Dawn Miller on Oct 07, 2014 9:17 AM
Debbie J.
Mary A. Gibson
Thank you so much for the photos. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave. Debbie J.
Added by Debbie J. on Sep 07, 2014 5:37 PM
Karen Hill
Charles E Curtiss
Hello, I received your report that the photo was already taken. I am wondering if it would still be possible for you to take a photo of the front of the stone. The current photo shows the front from the side rather than the front. Thanks so much.
Added by Karen Hill on Aug 01, 2014 3:25 PM
4th Michigan Infantry
Henry Bissell memorial transfer
Hi Richard,
I would like to thank you for kindly transferring the memorial of Henry Bissell, a soldier in the Fourth Michigan Infantry, to me. I really appreciate it.

Take care,
George Wilkinson
Added by 4th Michigan Infantry on Jul 15, 2014 5:30 PM
Birth Source for 1 Mar 1887 as birth.
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database containing images of registration cards,, (

Name: Carl Claude Cox
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1887
Birth Place: Graham, Kansas, USA
Residence: Hendricks, Indiana, USA
Race: White
5' 10 " 200 pounds, gray eyes, gray hair, minister and wife listed as next of kin ... Lena R. Cox.

This record I found on Registration cards generally arent's altered unless the person wants to be enlisted. I think his age and religion would make him not to want to go to the fighting.
Added by shirleyw55 on Jun 24, 2014 2:12 PM
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