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Chris Yoder (#46942788)
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Bio Photo Volunteer with the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society. Visit:

Scanned Commercial Record for access on the internet- starting 1886 through 1968.

The work on Western Allegan County Cemeteries is intended to provide a baseline for local genealogical research.

Founder and editor of Yoder Newsletter since 1983.


Retired Defense Department Civilian employee.

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I'll gladly transfer records to descendants, just let me know. Also give full permission to use any gravestone photo I've taken.
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Ernest Austin Bannell (1884 - 1946)

Ernest Austin Bannell (1884 - 1946) is the son of
Eudolphia Elizabeth Dates Bannell
not the spouse

Austin, her spouse died 1924
Added by LBRORMEYER on Oct 16, 2016 1:56 PM
RE: Catherine Yoder
That was quick -- thanks!
And it looks like the Venango county version Pleasant Union Cemetery has been corrected too.
Added by BAMaustin on Oct 07, 2016 7:08 AM
Paula Emmons - Taylor
RE: Frances D. Blades
Yes, I would like to , but Frances Deliaha Woodin Blades is a female.
Added by Paula Emmons - Taylor on Sep 26, 2016 12:30 PM
Bliss Joyner Kaye
Walter Billings
Hi Chris,

My name is Bliss and I'm helping someone who descends from Walter Billings get her papers together to join the DAR. We are intrigued by the article you posted on his Memorial. Do you know where any of the information originated? Or do you have any proof that his son is James W. Billings? We would be most grateful for your assistance as we've hit a dead end here in Maryland.

Many thanks,

Bliss Kaye
Added by Bliss Joyner Kaye on Sep 22, 2016 11:33 AM
Mary Ann Van Horssen
RE: A Norris Memorial #66991052
Thanks for the transfer Chris.
A. Norris was a Medical Doctor who served in two different Tennessee Units and was taken prisoner for a while. Someone surmised that although he never lived at the Soldier's Home, he was buried there because he tended to many of the soldiers who were in the home & buried there.

I would like to update his Find A Grave. The N/G makes sense for Not Given. I just had never seen that before. Thanks
Added by Mary Ann Van Horssen on Sep 17, 2016 2:42 PM
Mary Ann Van Horssen
A Norris Memorial #66991052
Hi Chris,
Andrew Norris is my brother-in-law's great-granddaddy (as he calls him). I would like him transferred to me as I am the family historian.
I am curious about the inscription you reported was on the front - N/G - I can't see it in this photo. I have a newer photo that doesn't show it. Do you know what that stands for?
Also Andrew Norris did not die at the Soldiers Home. And his death certificate states he was buried in Hermitage. From your knowledge of this cemetery, is this where they laid Hermitage soldiers? Also, why is his Site and Gravestone 463-466? Did he have 4 plots?
I am hoping you have some answers for my questions. If not, do you know of someone I can contact?
Thank you, Mary Ann (47308175)
Added by Mary Ann Van Horssen on Sep 17, 2016 11:08 AM
Hi Chris,

Yes, please feel free to use Henry Yater's tombstone picture.

Patty Yater Strawmyer
Added by Patty on Aug 30, 2016 4:57 PM
Lora Treadwell
RE: Duplications-30360988 and 42344764
PERFECT! You are the best!
Added by Lora Treadwell on Aug 25, 2016 3:34 PM
Lora Treadwell
Duplications-30360988 and 42344764
Hi Chris. I just received an email from another Stillson researcher. She says there are duplications which they are except one #30360988 has your photo of the tombstone...I think that is probably the best one to save but will need to add the name of the daughter from the other one that easy to do? Let me know your thoughts when you can...thank you.
Added by Lora Treadwell on Aug 25, 2016 2:41 PM
a nelson
RE: Grace Wilcox Orth 22771132
Thanks for posting the obits. Big help.
Added by a nelson on Aug 17, 2016 4:26 PM
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