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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.
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Sarah Pullen
Field Graves - Oakwood in Allegan
Hi Chris -
I wanted to ask if you would be interested in transferring graves Cephas Field #53014453 and Nancy Taylor Field #61589933 at Oakwood Cemetery in Allegan to me. I am a direct descendant. They are my 3rd great grandparents. Thanks for the consideration.
Added by Sarah Pullen on Mar 24, 2015 1:53 PM
Sarah Pullen
Damarias Davidson - #58886499
Hi Chris - Thanks for all you do in Allegan County with the memorials. I think this grave in Hudson Corners Cemetery may be a duplicate with one that Scout has #131815492 in the same cemetery. The stone for Damarias Davison wife of Henry Whitmore Davison. "Davison" is the correct name. Thanks.
Added by Sarah Pullen on Mar 22, 2015 9:00 AM
Rev. J.O. Randall
Many thanks for the obit.
I truly appreciate it!
Added by David on Mar 15, 2015 4:29 AM
Karl Hamlin
New email address?
Death date sought for Minnie M (Hamlin) Hutchins; Find A Grave#134611429.
Please advise if email address has changed.
Best regards, Karl
Added by Karl Hamlin on Mar 12, 2015 2:55 PM
Harrison Fry #40576108
Hi Chris,

Thank you for all the work you do. I wanted to let you know that Harrison Married my third great grandmother after his wife Susan died. He married Elizabeth "Libby" Lockhart Fairchild June 27, 1878 in Allegan, Allegan county Michigan. Record no. 443. I have a copy of their marriage license. Her find a grave number is 93641906

I also have a copy of Harrison Fry's death certificate. Record no. 436 , He died In Ganges, Allegan county Michigan. Feb. 14, 1885. I see you did a lot of research and thought I would send this information to you.

I sent in the information through the edit tab but not sure I did it right so I thought I would send you a note.
Added by Rainey on Mar 08, 2015 9:10 PM
Debbie B
William Clark Taylor
Chris, thanks for the obit and info for Mr. Taylor. Since his name was a common one, I couldn't find much about him that I was sure of. What you supplied helped me find the names of other family members.
Added by Debbie B on Mar 07, 2015 8:27 AM
Jeff Taylor
RE: Philander Taylor
And thank you for all you do.

Added by Jeff Taylor on Feb 22, 2015 6:21 PM
Jeff Taylor
RE: Philander Taylor
Dennis Taylor Sr was born April, 1785, in Litchfield, CT, to Job and Mercy (Phelps) Taylor. They moved to Berlin, NY, in 1789. Dennis Jr (1814), Mary Sutherland(1810) and Philander (1820) were born in Scipio, NY, to Dennis Taylor Sr and Martha (Egbertson) Taylor. Myron R. (1835), Mary (1834) and Corporal David Taylor (1838, Company I, 5th Cavalry Michigan, 1862-1863) were born in Perry, NY, to Dennis Taylor Jr and Harriet (Patchen) Taylor. Perry, Cora, Clara, Etta, Philander (1873), Pearl and Myron A. (1885) were born to Myron R. and Delilah (Updike) Taylor in Ganges, MI. Mary, Paul Sr, Lawrence and George were born in Saugatuck, MI, to Myron A. and Johanna (Dougherty) Taylor. Patricia, Paul Jr, Peter, Mark and Mary were born in Detroit, MI, to Paul Taylor Sr and Martha (Barrett) Taylor. Matthew, Gregory and I were born in Detroit, MI, to Paul Taylor Jr and Patricia Taylor. Taylors from 1620 to present:
Robert(England/Massachusetts)>John(RhodeIsland)>John(RI)>John(RI)>Job(RI)>Dennis(Connecticut)>Dennis(NewYork)>Myron(NY)>Myron(Michigan)>Paul(MI)>Paul(MI)>Jeff(MI)>Ava(North Carolina)
Added by Jeff Taylor on Feb 22, 2015 10:15 AM
Samuel Smalley #106239137
Thanks for posting the newspaper article to this memorial. I think the death date of 1945 in lieu of 1932 was a typing error. I had the correct info on my family tree from the death and burial info. But I didn't have the correct birth date only had what census and death info showed. So this article cleared up on birthdate. Thanks again for bring this to my attention.

Joyce Baird Herbert Norris
Added by Baird/Herbert/Norris on Feb 22, 2015 8:32 AM
Greg Snyder
RE: Sophia Hendrick Goucher # 103748225
Sure! Her life was a bit of a mess, it seems, from the critical statements of the civil war pension interviewers, who didn't think much of her lack of education and poorness. I am happy to see that she seemed to get her moment of recognition in the end due to her longevity, even if the exact number of years may not be totally accurate. I will reply more to your email address directly. Thanks!
Added by Greg Snyder on Feb 19, 2015 6:13 PM
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