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dfilpus (#47300456)
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Bio Photo Amateur genealogist researching Filpus, Kaskinen, Hannula, Marttila, Lemponen families from Kaleva Michigan
and Pisarawicz/Prsavage/Pisaravich/Pisarevich, Mazeika, Plauska, Podolski families from Detroit Michigan
and Papeika/McManus families from Derby Connecticut

I manage memorials in most cemeteries in Manistee County in Michigan and some cemeteries in Orange and Durham Counties in North Carolina. If you have corrections, please use the Edit Tab on the memorial, select Suggest a Correction and fill out the form at the bottom of the Edit window. This will supply me with your member number and a pointer of the memorial, so we can effectively make the appropriate corrections.

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Thanks for adding the obits for the Eichelbergers!

Added by Sherry on Oct 23, 2014 4:33 PM
RE: Photo on wrong memorial
Thank you for finding a mistake that I made . Later Rick
Added by Rick on Oct 13, 2014 9:52 PM
RE: Mary Birrell
I have dug a bit deeper on this. Her father, Daniel Kurtti (53999866), is buried in Maple Grove also, as this was what I suspected would be the reason she would be buried there. I do see that Daniel remarried, and so far I cannot find any proof that Mary's mother even came over from Finland. (note the spelling of Kurtti)

Her first husband, Verne Dean Perrine (50063522), who she married in 1917 in Detroit, is buried in Pleasant Ridge, Isabella County. Verne was also married briefly to a Lois or Iris Preston (I haven't dug into that yet).

Glad to see we have this one corrected, as I had assumed all along that this was my great aunt Mary Laur. Amazing what can be learned from one obituary online.

I was introduced to the CONDOR newspaper project at CMU recently by the Grand Rapids genealogy librarian. If you didn't already know about it, it's quite useful:
Added by newsoul on Oct 09, 2014 8:41 AM
Mary Birrell
If you look at this following edition of the Clare Sentinal, page 9, you will see that the corrections I have sent are accurate.

Looking further into it, the person who really is Mary Orilla Laur Birrell is buried right next to Walter Birrell in Coleman cemetery.

At this point, I would assume that the Mary you manage, is either buried with her first husband in Kaleva, or maybe with her family. I have not looked into it yet, as I'm correcting my data currently on the Laur's after this revelation.
Added by newsoul on Oct 08, 2014 5:00 PM
Mary Otilla Laur Birrell

I have sent over a few corrections to who I thought was my Laur relative. I have now looked at Mary Birrell, who really is this memorial and now realize that Walter married two Mary's in his life, and I assumed that this Mary burial was actually who I thought it was. Now back to trying to find the first Mary...
Added by newsoul on Oct 08, 2014 4:22 PM
Christine Smith
Martha Knight

I would like to take care of my husbands grandmother info. But would like it if we could have a picture of a her headstone.

Christine Smith
Added by Christine Smith on Sep 25, 2014 8:26 AM
C. Ann Carruthers
Hal Tucker # 88646287
Thank you very much!
Added by C. Ann Carruthers on Sep 03, 2014 10:00 AM
C. Ann Carruthers
Hal Tucker # 88646287
Would you please post his tombstone on # 75928414. It has information about his family and cause of death. Thank you very much!
Added by C. Ann Carruthers on Sep 02, 2014 1:00 PM
Lawson Cole
Ruby M Hardin
I noticed you are managing Ollie Hardin # 87506321, Did you notice if his wife Ruby M. Hardin was buried next to him? She was born April 17,1912 and died Aug. 11, 2006 and should be buried next to him> Thanks.

Lawson Cole
Added by Lawson Cole on Aug 11, 2014 10:12 AM
Mary Leatherman
Thanks so much for the transfer, and, for making the memorial in the first place!
Added by bstahl on Aug 06, 2014 1:08 AM
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