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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.

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. I'd be happy to enter any information from a death certificate that isn't already on the memorial. Please do not post any other documents either, such as census pages, on my memorials.

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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Robert Foster
RE: J. Henly Smith
I just added a Bio that J. Henly Smith wrote about his father in 1886 to his father's memorial. #96235192
Added by Robert Foster on Jun 01, 2016 4:25 PM
Robert Foster
RE: J. Henly Smith
I think it would be better for you to hold on to the great memorial you made for him until one of his direct descendants asks. I am only related by marriage and distantly.
Added by Robert Foster on Jun 01, 2016 4:09 PM
Robert Foster
RE: J. Henly Smith
I am using a family history that was compiled in the 1910s and 1920s. I can email you a copy if you send me your email address. I'm distantly related by marriage. His mothers brothers daughter married my 2nd great grandfather.
Added by Robert Foster on Jun 01, 2016 2:27 PM
Campbells in Park Cemetery, Marquette
I have a distant, collateral relationship to the Campbell family in this cemetery (or rather my husband and kids do). It is not necessary to transfer, but if you are looking for a taker, you may do so. Thanks.
Added by Dawna on May 24, 2016 9:41 AM
Judy S
RE: Ellen Hayes Depew
The 1880 federal census for Marinette WI with husband Patrick McGuire gives her birthplace as Ontario, as does the Wisconsin birth index for her child George Walter McGuire b 29 May 1887 in Florence WI (FHL film #1302869 as posted on Ancestry). Ellen is distantly related. I would take care of her site if you transferred her.
Thank you!
Judy S
Added by Judy S on May 12, 2016 9:22 AM
RE: William Wallace
Dear Julia,
I found this citation for the 1900 census.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 May 2016), William Wallace in household of Malcom Wallace, Houghton village, west side, Houghton, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 158, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,715.
Added by MaryWS on May 11, 2016 10:36 AM
RE: William Wallace
Dear Julia,
I have the same information, except that the family records had DOD for William B. Wallace as 20 Oct 1904 in Ely Minnesota.
The census record for the 1900 census for the Malcolm Wallace household in Houghton MI. lists William Wallace as in the household. Not sure how to attach that record.
Added by MaryWS on May 11, 2016 10:15 AM
RE: William Wallace
Dear Julia,
I do not have a gravesite for William B. Wallace, father of Malcolm Wallace. William B. Wallace was born July 11, 1825 in Dalhousie, Lanark, Ontario, the son of Andrew Wallace, born 1771 in Dunbarton Scotland, d. 1844 in North Gower Township,and of Helen Fulton, born 1785 in East Lanarkshire, Scotland,and died on January, 2, in Perth County.

Malcolm Wallace was born Feb. 13, 1857 in North Gower Twnshp and d. July 6, 1902.

Obituary from the Daily Mining Gazette:
July 6 1902, The Sunday Mining Gazette Malcolm Wallace Dies from Apoplectic Stroke, Well known liveryman expires suddenly at His Home in West Houghton and Early Hour This Morning. Malcolm Wallace died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home on Albion Street, West Houghton as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Wallace was in bed at the time he was first stricken, about 11:30, having retired in apparent good health. Drs. Turner and Jackson were summoned and were with the patient when a second attack seized him at 1:15 o'clock. He did not rally from this, and died 15 minutes later. Mr. Wallace was a middle-aged man and is survived by his wife and two children, William and Miss Mina, both of whom live at home. He was one of Houghton's most prominent citizens having conducted a livery business here for some years past. He was formerly in business in Baraga and removed to Houghton about five years ago. He organized the firm of Wallace, Byers and Saxby and purchased the livery business of Peter McHardy on Shelden Street. Later the firm dissolved and was succeeded by Wallace and Reisewitz. For the past two and on-half years the business has been carried on by Mr. Wallace alone. The son, William, is in Duluth on a visit and he, as well as other relatives, has been telegraphed for. The funeral arrangements will be made in accordance with the convenience of those from out of town who will be able to attend."

His daughter, Sarah Lillian "Mina" Wallace Edwards also has a headstone in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Houghton. She was born Jan 31, 1881 in Brussels, Ontario and died 13 May 1957 in Vineland, NJ.

Malcolm's son, William J. Wallace was born Oct 14, 1883, in Clarksburg, MI, and died in Mexico Jan 10, 1916. Burial spot unknown to me.

Sources for the early Wallace dates include a family history tree and I think I verified them through the Mormon records in Salt Lake City. The Obit. is from the Daily Mining Gazette Archives located at Michigan Tech. U in Houghton, MI.
Added by MaryWS on May 10, 2016 9:01 PM
Heidi Ann (Graf) Novak
Thank you, Julia, for transferring those family members over to me. I will take good care of their memorials. :)
Added by Heidi Ann (Graf) Novak on May 10, 2016 7:53 AM
Heidi Ann (Graf) Novak
RE: Rueblein family in Park Cemetery
Hi Julia!

I completely understand. You don't have to include the links, but I did want to include information on George Rublein being one of the first pioneers of Marquette, Michigan, as well as starting the Castle Brewery. George was my husband's great-great-grandfather.

George Rublein's death date of 2 Jan 1891 comes from the Michigan Death Records, 1867-1950, published on He died from paralysis. The death record states that he was 67 years, 6 months, and 8 days old at the time of his death, which places his calculated birth date as being 25 Jun 1823.

His birth date is calculated from his death date, using this birthday calculator:

As far as Catherine STEINLER, the 1880 US Federal Census of Marquette, MI is showing she is from Württemberg. I think I got the Wirtenbach information from another family member's email to me, but now that I look at it, it does not appear to be sourced. Let's just leave the birth location as Württemberg since we do have that in black and white on the 1880 Census and if I find some actual record that shows otherwise, we can change it at that time.

Regarding Catherine's maiden name, her son Charles F. Rublein's, remarried a woman named Dossie Pulford in Marquette, Michigan on 29 Apr 1930. This license states that Charles' mother's maiden name is Catherine STEINLER, not STEINLE or HEINSELMAN/HANSELMAN.

Would you mind transferring the following RUBLEIN relatives over to me:

1. George RUBLEIN (1823-1891) FindAGrave Memorial #120842343
2. Catherina HANSELMANN RUBLEIN (1837-1925) FindAGraveMemorial #120842073

If you wanted to transfer all RUBLEINs to me, that's fine, too, since they are all my husband's ancestors and I would take good care of their memorials and ensure that sourced records are used for their memorials, just as you do. :)

Added by Heidi Ann (Graf) Novak on May 09, 2016 2:21 PM
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