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UPDATED 2013: Hello everyone! I'm deaf. I got married to Mark D. Phillips on July 20, 2013 and my name is Jacqueline J. Phillips from maiden Schneider. I got divorced in May 2009 and last name was Gittins. My children are Jennifer Gittins, 28 and Keith Gittins, 25. My daughter, Jennifer got married to Caleb Hamelink last feb 5th, 2010 and Their baby, Adelaide is two year old. I am a grandmother for first time. I live in Michigan. My fiance, Mark Phillips and I have been together for one year. I got engaged on January 2013. My deafness came when my mother gave birth to me, she was sick with measles. I am the daugther of the late Arthur E. Valkema / Schneider Jr.(1928-1976) and Joyce E. Bates. I am the granddaugther of the late Arthur A. Valkema (1903-1956) and Thelma M.(Silvernail) Schneider (1909-2000) George A. Bates (1907-1968) and Violet B. (Arntz) Bates (1912-1982). I am the stepgranddaugther of the late Arthur J. Schneider (1906-1982). I never meet my real families Valkema for my life. I found out that my dad's real last name was Valkema from Schneider since he was passed away on 1976 when I was only 12 yrs old. He was adopted by his real mother, Thelma's second husband, Arthur Schneider.I am currently working on an online family tree / memorial for my father's side and mother's side of the families.Surnames in my Michigan tree: Volkema/Valkema, Schneider, Hayes, Ferner, Silvernail, Spellman, Jones, Kent, Pridgeon, Bates, Roberts, Arntz, Coon, Primard, Jorgensen, Hayes and McKinley Thank You to everyone who has contributed, leaving the flowers at my sponsorships and listings!|
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Georgia M Smith, mother of Ernest James McDowell, Wilma McDowell Schneider, and Ruth Engle, was married to Donald Purcell, the birth father of my mother-in-law, Phyllis Ann Knapp Purcell Wheeler Knapp. Phyllis' mother was Louise Knapp, who probably was married to Donald after the birth of Phyllis, as she and Donald went on to have 3 more children: Ardith, Arlene, and Edward Purcell. Donald and Georgia were married sometime before 1940, when they are found living together in Kent County.
Georgia's daughter, Ruth, was the product of her marriage to Herman Engle, whom she married on the 8th of October, 1920 in Grand Rapids. There is a record of their marriage at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3B2-8XQ. She is listed as Georgia Smith McDowell. She married Harvey McDowell in Harrison County, West Virginia, on the 9th of Feb, 1913. Perhaps you already had this information? If not, I hope this helps. :)
Denise Lemon Knapp
Phyllis and her husband, Jack Knapp, were not related by blood. Louise Knapp's Knapp family was from Ohio. Jack's was from New England.
|Sharon W||RE: Dawn strait Skiba|
You're very welcome.
Added by Sharon W on Oct 05, 2014 6:15 PM
|Debra Stanley||Dawn Skiba|
Dawn was cremated at Oak Hill Cemetery/Crematory but is not interred here. Please correct place of burial.
Oak Hill Cemetery
May I use your photo of the cemetery on this memorial for my ancestry.com tree? Thanks for all you do. Brenda
Blanche unknown in Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville MI....
Do you happen to know where Blanche plot is??? Photo has been requested but Hard to find someone harder even especially don't know the last name is.
Added by MjRich on Jul 04, 2014 3:47 PM
Memorial # 23241540 - I believe you accidentally posted the same picture twice :)
|Carol Sisson McLeod||Merrill D Stanley|
Thank you so much for taking the photo!
|Carol Sisson McLeod||Helen Marie Stanley (née Rosencrans)|
Thank you so much for your kindness in taking the photograph. I appreciate it very much.
|Margaret C Cowles||Muskegon grave photos|
Thank you for the very nice photos of Cook & Stever in Restlawn & Oakwood.
Thanks so much for getting the photo of my Uncle's grave.
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