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RickW (#46902750)
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I am researching four family lines at the moment: BRANDENBURG for my mother's family, WOODYARD for my half-brother's family, MCCOMAS for my natural father's family and WISCKOL for my step-father's family.

I'm happy to contribute photos of headstones from cemeteries in my area, Ypsilanti (Washtenaw Co.), MI. Quickest response may be from Highland Park cemetery in Ypsilanti where I'm currently transcribing the grounds.

Highland is pretty liberal when it comes to allowing family to landscape the plot. As a result, many times a clear image of the marker isn't possible due to over-grown flowers or other plantings. If you'd like a different image, please let me know and I'll try to get another one.

Please let me know if you notice any errors in the memorials I've created. Many times these are created late at night, or after I've been staring at images for hours on end and my brain has already gone to bed :)

Also, I'm happy to transfer memorials I've created to family members who wish to keep them updated.

I hope my contributions have helped you in your research!
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Cheryl Fleury-Balmer

Elizabeth and Nemo Lunsford are my Aunt and Uncle. Betty is my Mother's sister.
Elizabeth (Betty) memorial # 41696316
Nemo's memorial number # 41696317

Thank You very much.

Cheryl Fleury-Balmer
Added by Cheryl Fleury-Balmer on Sep 25, 2014 6:02 PM
Doris Aliff
Dolin Cemetery, Ridgeview, Boone County, WV.
Rick, I am from Ridgeview and would like to know just where you found this cemetery? I see you have listed it as Dolin. Do you think this could be the same as the Dolin Cemtery, Lory, Boone County, WV? Have you ever been to this cemetery? I have been to every cemetery from the head of Brush Creek to the head of Leans Creek Mt. and there is no Dolin Cenetery. Just wondering where this one is.
Added by Doris Aliff on Sep 14, 2014 10:58 AM
Peter Diehr
William Wilson Kelly # 47193534
William Wilson Kelly # 47193534 has a duplicate, with # 119968726.

I've been updating the details on the Kelly family - Christian Kelly is my great-great grandfather - and ran across the duplication.

I don't know how duplicates are resolved, but # 119968726 has more information, including links and photos.

Thanks for the great work!
Added by Peter Diehr on Sep 11, 2014 6:22 AM
Joyce Chalmers
Lue Rena Bratch
Rick, you posted a picture on my Aunt's memorial (20773426) of her headstone and I wanted to know if it is okay if I use a copy for my family tree.
Added by Joyce Chalmers on Jul 22, 2014 2:55 PM
Roger Burt
Findagrave 65672592
I think the person that sent you the info on the wife of Hervey S Kelsey 65672592, made a typo.
His wife was Phoebe R West Kelsey 65672593, as seen in the grave marker foto. With the correct wife, the incorrect child will also drop off.
Thanks for all your work.
Roger Burt
Added by Roger Burt on Jun 09, 2014 2:53 PM
Suzanne Thayne
John Allen
Could you please add a birth year for John? I t is 1796. Memorial # 59030637.
Thank you.
Added by Suzanne Thayne on Apr 27, 2014 3:22 PM
Jan Wint DeRosia
Spencers of Highland Cemetery
I was delighted to see the memorials you created including photos of Walter A and Minnie Dietz Spencer. I would like your permission to add the photos into FamilySearch Trees.

Are you a relative? I am from the Wint side of Minnie's family buried in St John Cemetery. We moved from South Lyon to Houston, TX avoiding all your snow. But will miss the spring and the genealogy sources there.
Thanks again for a job well done on the memorials.
Jan Wint DeRosia
Added by Jan Wint DeRosia on Feb 24, 2014 3:30 PM
Karen Harrison
William M Patrick 20942761
Hello Rick:

Here are the parents of William M Patrick 20942761. Please link them to his memorial. Thanks.

Father: Elbert Patrick 120013412
Mother: Edna May Corgan 119966960
Added by Karen Harrison on Nov 10, 2013 7:15 PM
Kathy Alexander
My Brother
I want to thank you so much for photographing the headstone of my brother and father in Ypsilanti High. My Brother had a very difficult life, having survived brain surgery at age6 followed by years of various disablities. As you can imagine, it was very hard on both my parents as well as the whole family. If you ever hear the song "Raindrops Keep falling on my head" from Butch Cassidy movie. After the surgery he was given a music box that played that song. We were on our way up north and the song came on the radio. He spoke the 1st word he had spoken since the surgery. Just thought you would like to know a little about him.

Added by Kathy Alexander on Oct 28, 2013 4:08 PM
Luther Wesley Mincey
Find A Grave Memorial# 39636161

son of
Wesley Jackson Mincey and Mary Louisa (Cretsinger) Mincey
Find A Grave Memorial# 88380566 (for Mary Louisa)

Married Valliot or Violet Townsley on 11 April, 1917 in Knox Co., Illinois.

Hoping you can add this information to his memorial.

Added by Jen on Sep 24, 2013 10:51 AM
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