Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Marguerite (#48040627)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 28 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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. 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 posting please contact me. 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.
 Contact:
or
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 23,182 Memorials Added
 • 22,503 Memorials Managed
 • 221 Memorials/Week
 • 57,028 Photos
 • 86 Photo Requests
 • 726 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 882 Virtual Flowers
 • 34 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 12 Fame Ratings
 • 120 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
ANTES (24)
Biographies (166)
GHOSTS (22)
Guess That Name (213)
IRVIN (31)
Little family side (50)
My Family (Father) (67)
My Family (Mother) (20)
Old Headstones (66)
PATTON & Dowler (father s... (17)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
"Derek" John B ..., 4th Michigan In..., Alice & Don Bau..., Angela Owens Ja..., Ann Amadori, Anonymous, Ashley (Killian..., Barb C, Barbara Z., Beulah, Bill Kusy, Bobb Edwards, BONNIE & CLYDE ..., Brandy, Brent Richardso..., Careena, Carol Ciaramita..., Cathy Taylor, cbb, Char Ellis, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Marguerite (848)[Leave Message]
Wildcajun
Alfred & Beatrice Friday
Thank you Marguerite for taking Alfred and Beatrice Gravestone photo. You effort and time able greatly appreciated. Glad to I am not the inly with snow on the ground. But you did not have to in the middle of winter. Thank you Phil
Added by Wildcajun on Jan 25, 2015 5:07 PM
D. Gould Hall
Elizabeth Tibbits
Hi Marguerite,
Just processed the edits you requested on Julene Gould and Olive Hart Tibbits. I transferred Elizabeth Tibbits to you as she is not one of my family connections as far as I can tell. I was just taking photos as Rose Hill and entered her so her family could find her.
Thanks,
Diane
Added by D. Gould Hall on Jan 25, 2015 4:28 PM
Wildcajun
John Freitag
Thank You Marguerite for taking a photo of John's Gravestone. If had to be cold. Your effort and time are greatly appreciated. Phil
Added by Wildcajun on Jan 25, 2015 3:12 PM
Don Short
Moses & Mary Mosher Snover
Marguerite; Here in another thought for this connection. Mary's brother Emery had a son he named Seth Jabez Mosher. Mary's first son was also named Seth. Their brother Seth had died in 1847. Regards...Don Short
Added by Don Short on Jan 22, 2015 12:30 PM
Don Short
Moses Fredrick Snover
Marguerite; There is a marriage Michigan record for Moses Snover with a marriage date of 27 Feb 1850. I would love to see the original record because I am betting it really says Maryett Mosher not Harriet Masher. Regards....Don Short
Added by Don Short on Jan 22, 2015 12:19 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Sarah Ford Corbin
Thanks so much for information on the above person. It helps a great deal to have wonderful information like this sent. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jan 20, 2015 6:15 PM
Mary Lou Hill
RE: Mullally Family @ Kenockee Cemetery
Hi Marguerite,
My ggrandmother was a Mullally. The ones I updated today are relatives for sure. John Mullally (death 1907) is my great grand uncle. If you'd like I could take them on. Thanks for all your work!!!

Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lou Hill on Jan 20, 2015 5:22 PM
Joe Chester
Craven & Bowman @ Saint Marys/New Baltimore
Thank you very much for the updates and helping to better connect these families.

Regards, Joe
Added by Joe Chester on Jan 20, 2015 3:53 PM
Sandra Van Valkenburg
RE: George & Sylvia Van Valkenburg #6707662
Thank you
Added by Sandra Van Valkenburg on Jan 19, 2015 10:58 AM
Papa Randy
Edgar and Helen Blair
Thank you so much for the photos you posted for my cousin, Edgar Blair, and his wife Helen. You will never know how grateful I am for your kindness! - Randy Rowe
Added by Papa Randy on Jan 18, 2015 4:28 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service