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Marguerite (#48040627)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations.
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO ENHANCE THEIR PROFILES. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.

NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss a posting please contact me VIA the EDIT button or email. Pls do not post lengthy questions on the message board - that is not where they belong. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.

I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .

Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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Genealogy Bug Kate
Lakeside Cemetery
Thanks for the photo of Charles Bascom's marker.
Added by Genealogy Bug Kate on Dec 03, 2016 5:51 PM
Janet Schafer-Beck
RE: Problem with your Oxford Cemetery profiles
I believe Charlene Teifer Stiffinella must do the correction as she has the maintenance of it now as well as the rest of the family. Sorry for the confusion and time lapsed. Sincerely, Janet......if this is not the case, I do not know how to delete it.
Added by Janet Schafer-Beck on Nov 29, 2016 6:06 PM
Marilee Mouser
James W. Campbell
Thanks for trying to find him! It's appreciated!
Added by Marilee Mouser on Nov 28, 2016 5:55 PM
Nicole La Faive
Charles and Lucille Kent

Thanks for looking for Charles Kent. He is buried with his wife Katherine which you have the memorial for Katherine. Charles and Lucille are not his parents and I have no idea who they are.

Thanks again.
Added by Nicole La Faive on Nov 22, 2016 5:57 PM
Richard Stapleton
RE: Benjamin Coburn
Thanks again for your efforts...your dedication is outstanding. If you ever venture to the Lexington Municipal Cemetery please message me.
Added by Richard Stapleton on Nov 21, 2016 5:06 PM
Richard Stapleton
RE: Benjamin Coburn
Thank you for your help.
They believe his wife is buried there, but they were reluctant to add a headstone since they weren't sure.Apparently many burial records were lost in a fire years ago.
Added by Richard Stapleton on Nov 21, 2016 2:55 PM
Eliza Aldrich, Willow Grove
The Aldrich family Bible (Ebenezer Aldrich) is still extant and lists the children of Ebenezer and his wife Isabel Chase and their birth dates; Quaker meeting records give the birthplaces. Rhode Island as a birth place is incorrect. (This is my husband's family.) If you need any other sources, please let me know. Thanks, Suzanne

Sorry to leave this as a public message but the edit message wasn't working tonight. If you didn't receive the dates and places edit, here goes: Eliza Aldrich was the daughter of Ebenezer Aldrich and Isabel Chase; she was born 3 July 1802 in Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts; she never married but lived much of her life with her sister Hannah Aldrich Pratt in Armada, Michigan.
Added by Suzanne on Nov 20, 2016 5:01 PM
Christie Trapp
Hazel Baza Thomas - Lakeville Cemetery
Thanks for taking the time to visit the cemetery and taking Hazel's grave. The cemetery looks peaceful in the cloak of fall colors.
Added by Christie Trapp on Nov 19, 2016 2:02 AM
John Losee
Pic of Joseph Armstrong's grave
Thanks so much for taking the new pic of Joseph Armstrong's grave and posting it. I greatly appreciate it, and it's very helpful to have full dates for my genealogy.
Added by John Losee on Nov 18, 2016 11:01 PM
Priscilla Parr
Josephine and Robert Wilson
Thanks for adding the headstone for them.
Added by Priscilla Parr on Nov 16, 2016 9:59 PM
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