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Julia Ather (#47024689)
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Bio Photo I love American history, I like dealing with names, and I love solving problems. It was just a matter of time before I got into genealogy! 

None of the memorials I have posted are my relatives, and hence I have not researched them. I do try to add some detail to memorials though in an effort to identify the person. 

If you want to write me about any of the memorials I've created, please leave a message on this page. To suggest a correction or edit for a particular memorial, please use the Edit button at the top of its page. I do not automatically approve all suggestions, meaning I need some sort of proof of new information. If I can't find any proof myself, I will ask you for it. (Note: Family trees on FamilySearch or Ancestry are NOT sources, and I will not add something just because it appears in someone's tree.)

If I have posted a memorial of one of your relatives and you would like the memorial transferred to you, please use the method that FindaGrave has provided, which is thus: Go to the memorial page and click the Edit button. Of the choices that follow, click on "Suggest any other correction or addition." This will bring up a message box for you to write me, and the email FindaGrave sends will include a link to the memorial as well as to your profile page. Simply write me a note requesting the transfer, and tell me how you are related to the person.

If there is an article that I have posted that you can use, feel free to copy it. All articles are in the public domain, that is, not copyrighted anymore, so you do not need my permission to use them. You'll find the source of the articles in the picture's caption.

Any gravestone pictures I shot myself as well as I could. Please copy and use them! Post them in your family tree on Ancestry or wherever. That's why I took them.

Last, I would ask folks NOT to post death certificates on my memorials because I feel they are not appropriate for a picture. It's just my preference. Thanks.

FindaGrave is a great website even though it's basically all about deaths! Still, it makes me think of the verse "And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." (I John 5:11)
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Remembering Forever
RE: Sands G. Cole
Good Morning!
Thank you very much for the update on the birth date and location! And yes, I would appreciate the transfer of the memorial.
Thank you for all you do!
Warmest Regards,
Added by Remembering Forever on Sep 29, 2015 6:26 AM
Herman and Maria Meyer
Hello! I'm looking into Herman and Maria Meyer, and was wondering if it was possible to get a copy or picture of Maria's death certificate?
Also, in your travels of their lives, did you come across anything saying that they had a daughter named Elizabeth? I'm trying to connect some dots, and they're not working. Haha
Added by kld.dreamer on Sep 26, 2015 7:51 PM
Shelley Henningfeld
Frank and Catherine Witz
Thank you for the photos for Frank and Catherine Witz in Park Cemetery. I apologize for the extreme delay in expressing thanks; some family circumstances have kept me from paying much attention to genealogy work and e-mails for a while, but I sincerely appreciate your efforts
Added by Shelley Henningfeld on Sep 22, 2015 9:30 AM
Sandy Lyle
RE: John T. Lyons
That's the only place I found that had his middle name as Thomas. If I find anything else, I will let you know. thanks, Sandy
Added by Sandy Lyle on Sep 15, 2015 9:28 PM
Sandy Lyle
RE: John T. Lyons
Hi Julia,
I got it from

Here's the link:

Added by Sandy Lyle on Sep 14, 2015 10:59 PM
RE: Mary Fitch Phelps
Hi Julia,

Thank you for asking but, I am not related to Mary Phelps. The source for the edits is Mary's 1925 Passport Application, completed by Mary herself. If you will look at the remarks under the photo that I posted, it will give the exact location cited by FamilySearch digital records and the National Archives.

I was simply looking for my own relatives and ran across Mary Phelps that I could definitely identify and thought that I would pass along the additional information.

Warm regards,
Added by Joan on Sep 14, 2015 2:04 PM
Dana Palmer
RE: Giles C. West
If you want to transfer the memorials to me; that's fine.
Added by Dana Palmer on Sep 14, 2015 12:56 PM
Dana Palmer
RE: Giles C. West
I still need to find a probate record to definitely confirm the connection but I found them on the census records and a submitted tree at This submitted tree had obits for Giles West's mother and step father as well as a transcription of the cemetery where Mary was listed next to other Kittell's. The Morgan Friends Meetings House (Quaker) records still need to be found and examined.

Here are some of the sources I found:

1820 census, Salina, Onondaga, NY - David West
1830 census, Clay, Onondaga, NY - David West
1840 census, Clay, Onondaga, NY - David West
1850 census, Clay, Onondaga, NY - Mary West; Giles West is listed as 12 yr old son
1855 NY state census, Clay, Onondaga, NY - Mary West; Giles West listed as 16 year old son
1860 census, Clay, Onondaga, NY - Mary Frazee [sic]; Giles West not living with his mother - he is in S H Hinsdale's household in Camillus, Onondaga, NY
1865 state census, Van Buren, Onondaga, NY- Giles West listed with his wife Amanda
1870 census, Baldwinsville, Onondaga, NY- Giles West with wife Amanda. His mother is with her new husband Simon Frazer [sic] in Clay, Onondaga, NY
1875 state census, Marcellus, Onondaga, NY - Giles G [sic] West is with his wife Amanda. His mother Mary is with her second husband Simon Frayer in Clay, Onondaga, NY.
1880 census, Rochester, Monroe, NY - Giles G [sic] West is with his wife Amanda and Amanda's nephew Edwin Alexander. His mother, Mary is with her 2nd husband Simon Frayer in James Frayer's household in Clay, Onondaga, NY.

According to his tombstone, Simon Frayer died on 1 Dec 1887. Mary's tombstone is hard to read but would probably be legible if rubbed with a soft bristle brush and water. According to the submitted site above which has her obituary on it, she died on 29 June 1886.

Simon was previously married to Margaret. I've tracked him on the census too if you are interested. He also has a War of 1812 pension application where his marriage date to his first wife Margaret Causick is listed as 15 Jan 1819 in Danube, NY. It also confirms his residence in Clay for 1851 and 1855 and Onondaga in 1871 and 1880.

If you want copies of any of the above records, please email me directly and I'll send them to you. Thanks. Hope this helps clear up the confusion.
Added by Dana Palmer on Sep 14, 2015 5:48 AM
Tony Middleton
Rev Dodge
No problem. I just thought it might be of interest.
Added by Tony Middleton on Sep 08, 2015 2:24 AM
Nicole Verrette
RE: Minnie Fox
Hi Julia,

I apologize for adding the suggestion that Minnie's nickname was Schumler. I did intend to add that as her maiden name. I got that information on Her son Max' marriage record lists his parents names as Louis Fox & Minnie Schumler. He married Ceil Delphine Norman on 10.20.1951 in Norway, MI.

I work for the company that Max bought her marker from in 1958. The contract for the stone indicates that the stone was placed in Park Cemetery in Marquette. However, there is an identical stone in the Evergreen Cemetery in Crystal Falls. I have no idea why.

Added by Nicole Verrette on Aug 31, 2015 8:11 AM
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