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Denise Ferguson Lake (#46886374)
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Bio Photo The main focus of my research is of course my family which include: Lake, Ferguson, Davis, Lyon, Slater, Flack, Featherstone, just to name a few.

But my true passion is tromping the local cemeteries to record and photograph them. Also, my obituary collection that just continues to grow. Besides adding photo's it is my goal to post this collection of almost 5000 obits. This process is a long and on-going thing....

I have extensive research on the following cemeteries located outside of Traverse City, MI in Acme Cemetery, Yuba Cemetery, Circle Hill and Williamsburg Cemeteries and Maple Grove in Elk Rapids.
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David Christopher Benton
Maple Grove Cemetery
Hello, Thank you for creating and photographing memorials for my WRIGHT ancestors buried in Maple Grove Cemetery:
* Plot 135, buried together are:
1.) Oric Allen WRIGHT (1854-1901)
2.) his wife, Lillie Flavilla (Saxton) WRIGHT (1858-1952)
3.) their infant son, Earl Allen WRIGHT (1892-1893)

Do you have any record of their daughter buried in Maple Grove Cemetery? It is possible she is buried in Maple Grove because her parents and husband are known as buried there.
* Helen Marguerite (Wright) LOVE (1894-1927)

Helen's husband is also buried in Maple Grove Cemetery with his second wife:
* Plot 163
3.) U.S. National Guard, Private, Harry Donald LOVE (1892-1981)
4.) his second wife, Ethel M. (unknown) LOVE (1894-1976)

Thank you,
Added by David Christopher Benton on Apr 18, 2014 11:38 PM
Jim Gardner
Jilma Marriott Mem.#36154238
Greetings, Jilma' DOD is 21 Oct. 2011 in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Added by Jim Gardner on Apr 18, 2014 3:33 PM
butch lake
have you been getting email from me? need to find out about my ancestors as i think your are the same as mine!
Added by butch lake on Apr 18, 2014 8:10 AM
Lot and Plot info for Jerome Burrows
Hi Denise, Please show tht Jerome Burrows PFC is buried in Lot 301 Gravesite/Plot E in Acme Cemetery. Thanks Sharma
Added by SHARMA ZOLLINGER on Apr 03, 2014 1:07 PM
William Brackett
Landon Brackett Acme Cemetery Grand Traverse Co. MI
Would you please add the following to Landon Brackett's biographry: Sprague's History of Grand Traverse and Leelanaw Counties Michigan was published by B. F. Bowen in 1903. On pages 390-391 you can find a biography for Landon H. Brackett, which reads: "Landon H. Brackett was born December 21, 1935, in Onondaga county, New York, the youngest of a large family of children born to Ephraim and Joanne (Buckett) Brackett, who settled in Grand Traverse county, Michigan, in 1858 and lived to extreme age, the father reaching his eighty-ninth year and the mother her eighty-fourth. Landon H. Brackett remained in New York until his parents came to Michigan, when he accompanied them and engaged in farming in Acme township. He is one of the men who understand how to make farming pay, and his farm, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres, is one of the best cared for and most productive in Grand Traverse county. Mr. Brackett was married in South Boardman, Kalkaska county, this state, December 14, 1878, to Miss Charlotte Ann Wells. She was born in Canada, April 14, 1852, and is the daughter of William H. and Jane (Fralick) Wells. Her father died at Walton, this county, at the age of fifty-four years. He was a man who was highly respected. There are five children in the family of Mr. Brackett, viz: Jay C., Leon E., Noble L., Elvin W. and Harry. Mr. Brackett is an independent in politics, and votes for the best man, regardless of political sentiment. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812, and located a land grant in Grand Traverse county under Buchanan's administration. Mrs. Brackett is a lady of pleasing personality and grace, and in the early days proved to her husband a true counselor and helpmate in the arduous tail incident to the establishing of their early home. She has reared a fine family, all of whom are living honorable and useful lives."
Joanna Brackett filed for a widow pension based on Ephraim's service in the War of 1812. This document indicates Ephraim served in Cpt. Atherton's Company of the Massachusetts Militia and that they married on 06 Nov 1817 in Middlesex, Ontario County, New York. It also gives Ephraim's death date as 01 Jan 1881 and Joanna's as 12 Sep 1882. It indicates they died in East Bay, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Their residences are given as 1852, Clarkson, Monroe County, New York, 1855 Union, Monroe County, New York and 1871, East Bay, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. If Ephraim was 89 years old when he died he would have been born about 1792. If Joanna was 84 years old when she died she would have been born about 1798.
Added by William Brackett on Apr 02, 2014 3:55 PM
Barb Martin
Hi Denise, Haven't heard anything from you about the requested transfers below. Would you be able to add information if it is sent to you? Since I have quite a bit of stuff to add and correct I would hope to do it myself. I would be happy to transfer them back to you once all the info is there. My mother's birth father needs to be added and others in my list have important info missing also. Hope you will respond. Thanks, Barb
Added by Barb Martin on Mar 31, 2014 5:41 AM
Barb Martin
Hi Denise, A couple of weeks ago I emailed a list of relatives that I am hoping you will transfer to me so that I can add some info to them. Haven't heard back so will ask for the main ones here. My number to transfer to is: Barb #47061229. Parents and g.parents that I would like are: Mabel Martindale Dingman Soule #26441625; Margaret Marie Dingman Hirt # 26439710; Alfred H Hirt # 26439704; Earl B Dingman # 26439041; Henry John Hirt #26439706; Lena Maude Hirt #26439708; All are in Maple Grove Cem., Elk Rapids. I have several others - great g.parents etc in South Milton that I will request at another time. Thank you very much for all of the time & effort you have put into these memorials. Greatly appreciated.
Added by Barb Martin on Mar 27, 2014 12:01 PM
patrick Sprague
Allen F Sprague
Hi Mrs Lake,

I sent you a message before but I was wondering if you could please transfer my grandfathers grave to me. His name is Allen F Sprague, I am his Grandson Patrick Allen Sprague.

Thank you
Added by patrick Sprague on Mar 21, 2014 8:51 PM
CA Fitz
Joy H Chase
I had some help typing this the late few time by my dog. I have been working on my mother's mother's family the Crain, Craine, Crane. Had a brickwall with the daughter of Joy H Chase, Sarah. She was married to my mother's Great Uncle. Thanks to you I was able to found her real mother's name, so I caould update my records.
Added by CA Fitz on Jan 04, 2014 6:03 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 26441937
I finally just went ahead and purchased a headstone in November 2013 for John Warner who died in 1953. I posted a photo of it on his grave. I used a company in Traverse City. Not sure why..but John Warner's lack of a headstone struck me as terribly wrong and I wanted to fix that wrong.
Added by MWarner on Dec 06, 2013 4:34 PM
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