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Laura Plummer Ranville (#47069796)
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Bio Photo It is with great sadness that we inform the Find A Grave community that our mother, Laura, has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. She will be sorely missed by many.

We are working on processing any edits or requests, so please be patient as we work through the changes.

If a request hasn't been addressed, please contact Megan Durham (#48838421).


I love this site! I appreciate the work of people who make these memorials and those who take the photos to match. Because of the work of others I have found several 'long-lost' ancestors. I don't know that I would have found them any other way. Thank you to all who have made an entry, taken a photo, made a transfer, or created links between family members.

I am a retired teacher and I live in Michigan. I have been making entries and taking photos of the cemeteries around me in several counties. I'm happy to make edits and links and transfers.

I'm not the best photographer around, but I'm learning as I go. Please feel free to use any photo I've taken.
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Armstrong History
Hi - I was wondering if you saw the text below that was sent via the edit tab for memorial #62495763 which I have been researching for the family. When you have a chance, would you kindly copy and paste onto to the memorial page. Thanks!

John O. Brown was born in Cortland County, NY on Dec 9, 1843 to Jesse and Mary (Ostrander) Brown. His father was of German and Welsh English descent and his mother of Irish descent.

John was educated in the town of Scott, Cortland County, and on August 9, 1862, at the age of 18, enlisted in Company D, 157th NY Vol. Inf. under the command of W.O. Dunbar with the Army of the Potomac as a drummer boy and rank of Musician.

At the Battle of Gettysburg he was captured while on duty, served four months as a nurse and was honorably discharged on July 10, 1865 at Charleston, SC and returned home to New York. By the time of his discharge, his rank was Private.

Upon his return home from the war, John farmed, taught school, and in 1867 came to Michigan and located in Pontiac, Oakland County to work as a salesman. John later worked in Chicago, then returned back to Oakland Michigan and began to teach school. At about this time he and married Dorothy Patch.

Around 1882 John Brown became involved in the sewing machine business and became the owner and proprietor of the Forest House in Hesperia, Michigan.

John and Dorothy (Patch) Brown had four children:
Ida M born May 9, 1871
Eda B born Oct 3, 1872
Jessie A born Oct 16, 1874
Newton E Born Sept 9, 1877

Added by Armstrong History on Oct 07, 2015 9:22 PM
Linda LaPorte
I would like to thank you for all the work you do, we have many family members buried in the Cheboygan area cemetery's. I did receive a nasty e-mail from a lady, because I had a picture from Calvary Cemetery of the Resurrection, where many of my husbands family is buried. This person was also related to my husband, she said, "I hi-jacked the picture. I read where it states on the web site, "Please feel free to use any photo I have taken.
I have been doing research for over 20 years and I have always respected any work that can help the difficult process.
Again I want to thank you.
Sincerely Linda LaPorte
Added by Linda LaPorte on Oct 07, 2015 8:45 AM
Susan Kipen Welton
Willyard Family

Thank you for transferring the maintenance of my Grandparents Curtis.

I found my Aunts and Uncles at Hooker Cemetery in Wayland Michigan also.

Could you please transfer maintenance of the following to me ?

Earl Robert Willyard

Henrietta Augusta Willyard

Milo C Willyard

Thank you
Susan Kipen Welton (# 48731927 )
Added by Susan Kipen Welton on Oct 02, 2015 5:25 PM
Susan Kipen Welton
Sarah A Willyard Curtis
Thank you very much for the transfer
of maintenance.
Enjoy the Autumn.
Added by Susan Kipen Welton on Oct 02, 2015 5:25 PM
Susan Kipen Welton
Sarah A Willyard Curtis
Thank you very much for the transfer
of maintenance.
Enjoy the Autumn.
Added by Susan Kipen Welton on Oct 02, 2015 5:06 PM
Lois Hess
mary pike hess
The wrong parents have been listed for Mary Hess.(42401394) Pike was her married name. (before she married William Hess.) According to her death record her married name was Westveer. Parents were Paul Westveer and Grieyje Kuipers. Can you make this correction?

Lois Hess
Added by Lois Hess on Oct 02, 2015 3:49 PM
Susan Kipen Welton
Sarah A Willyard Curtis
I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Could you please transfer maintenance of my Grandmother's site to me?

She is in Hooker Cemetery, Wayland, Michigan.

Sarah A Curtis

Thank you
Susan Kipen Welton (#48731927)
Added by Susan Kipen Welton on Sep 29, 2015 7:28 PM
Benjamin Kinsey
Great helper
I was saddened to see the news of Laura's passing in the newspaper. She was always helpful to me when I was requesting a picture of a grave marker or when I was requesting a transfer of a posting.
Ben Kinsey
Added by Benjamin Kinsey on Sep 29, 2015 6:31 PM
Margaret C Cowles
the work goes on
Altho' it's difficult to loose a love one, at least you are trying to pay forward like your mom.

I'm in my mid-70's and my fear is that no one will "take over" my small bit of F.A.G. work. Every chance that I get...I transfer like wild fire.

No one, but no one in my family is interested in my "passion" of locating those who have passed, those who I never got to meet nor ever will.

Bless you and your family.
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Sep 29, 2015 3:28 PM
Mark Peebles
Ross Memorials
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Thank you so much for keeping up the awesome work she did.

Kind Regards,

Mark Peebles
Added by Mark Peebles on Sep 29, 2015 1:53 PM
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