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Mike Ohio (#47282139)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Greetings fellow Find A Grave members. I'm Mike Tillinghast and live in Northern Ohio and am working on my family genealogy. I am a direct descendant of Pardon Tillinghast. I am his 11th Generation Great Grandson and the 7th generation on our Tillinghast Family Farm. My fraternal twin brother and I raise cattle and horses.

Also researching other family relatives: Sommers, Gardner, Stacey, Hine, Welch, Hill and Burnham.

I am a photo volunteer for Find A Grave. It is a very good past time and I enjoy "Headstone Hopping" all around Erie and Huron Counties. It is very rewarding to assist families and provide genealogical information. I also enjoy the excitement and satisfaction when I find that elusive headstone I've been looking for after a long challenging search.

Also taking photos of grave sites in area cemeteries for our local Historical Society.

One impressive thing I have observed in every cemetery I have been in is that veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present have veteran markers at their grave sites. As a Navy veteran, I am very pleased that my fellow veterans from all branches are remembered. One of my ongoing local cemetery projects is to obtain grave markers for veterans that do not have one.

My long range intent is to provide photos and/or Memorials for those in area cemeteries who do not have them.

With the exception of my relatives, I will be glad to transfer any memorial. Please feel free to ask.

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RE: Maj Richard A Jenkins
Wow.. loss is always difficult and really difficult for kids. I came across the photo a few years ago when my Dad passed away. My Dad really got over the loss of his only brother..

Thank you for what you do for vet's and all of us that utilize find a grave.
Added by Courtesy of Nevada Tombst... on Mar 20, 2015 3:15 PM
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Maj Richard A Jenkins
Thank you for filling the request for the photo on Jam Jenkins. My uncle was Chas S Cole on that flight and felt it was really important to have the photo's of the men that lost their lives....

Thank you again......Frances Cole
Added by Courtesy of Nevada Tombst... on Mar 20, 2015 2:44 PM
Jennifer Taylor Nichols
RE: Tranfers
Thank you Mike. I really appreciate it!
Added by Jennifer Taylor Nichols on Mar 03, 2015 7:29 PM
Donald A Fey
Please transfer my 2nd cousin or link to his father Find A Grave Memorial# 64657810.

Thank you

Doug Kigar
Added by DOUG KIGAR on Feb 23, 2015 1:23 PM
Doris Sexton
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Please add her maiden name and link to her father # 64657810 or transfer my 2nd cousin,

Thank You

Doug Kigar
Added by DOUG KIGAR on Feb 23, 2015 1:00 PM
Ruby Sexton
Please add her maiden name and link to her father # 64657810 or transfer my 2nd cousin,

Thank You

Doug Kigar
Added by DOUG KIGAR on Feb 23, 2015 12:57 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 64657847
Please transfer Mildred Fey to me she is my 2nd cousin I will link her to her parents.

Thank You

Doug Kigar
Added by DOUG KIGAR on Feb 21, 2015 6:09 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 64657810
Please transfer William and Hazel Fey they are my great uncle and aunt. I have the information to link and update them.

Thank you,

Doug Kigar
Added by DOUG KIGAR on Feb 20, 2015 8:06 PM
Mike...would you please add your picture at 123938401 to Richard's wife, Lois at 141524476. Thank you. Kathy
Added by Kathy on Jan 19, 2015 7:30 AM
John Arsenault
RE: Peabody family
Mike - Thank you for checking on Addie Horton Peabody. I've also checked the Ohio Obituary Index and local newspapers from Elyria and Newark but with no luck.

I notice from your profile that you're interested in military markers. I learned today that Elmer M. Peabody (No. 91042189), whose civilian gravestone you photographed, should also have a military marker. I found a copy of the application filed by his mother in 1950. He had died in a military hospital in Corsica in WWII. Could you take a look the next time you're in the Wakeman Cemetery?

Added by John Arsenault on Jan 07, 2015 11:59 AM
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