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Joanne (#46917796)
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Mary Joanne Reece-Miller
RE: James Blake, Sr.
Thanks for the input. I changed it but may have missed a spot. Death Certificate says Jan 5, 1907 and it is one the headstone.
He married 3 times. Martha Armstrong-McLaughlin-Lachay was widowed twice & Robert McLaughlin reported killed in war. He returned after Martha was carrying her 2nd child sired by James Blake Sr. James Blake did not leave Ontario until after the 13th children was born and his name is on birth registration. That child visited my Grandmother when I was young and she told me he was her brother. I lived my live in the same house as my grandmother-she was James Blake Sr.'s 10th child by 2nd wife Hannah Lee.
Martha Armstrong had 8 children with Robert McLaughlin and those children & she lived in the home where Hannah Lee & James Blake Sr. lived after Hannah Lee's death & his remarriage to Martha. He went to Lopez Island in 1883, July-following his father-in-law James Lee (Hannah's father) to San Juan County. There are 13 children sired by James Blake Sr. Martha Armstrong-Laughlin lived in Sarnia with her Laughlin children & the 2 Blake siblings - James Blake Sr. went to the USA without her. Later records show she used the name Martha Blake to her death in Sarnia.
Added by Mary Joanne Reece-Miller on Sep 25, 2015 7:56 PM
Sharon Rich Pohlman
Mildred Sherwood

This is a link to her death cert, It states Mountain View, so I added her to the memorial page.

Added by Sharon Rich Pohlman on Dec 14, 2014 5:12 PM
Jackie Whedbee
Looking for Jackie Whedbee
You found me : )

What can I do for you?
Added by Jackie Whedbee on Sep 11, 2014 10:39 PM
Gale Doyle
velma tolerode
I am looking for Eloise Monson the daughter of Vema who passed away in 2002. I am there cousin Mr Gale L Doyle. Doy you know her
Gale L Doyle
Added by Gale Doyle on Sep 04, 2014 10:46 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Need Medal Identification
I'm not sure what you mean. Which memorial # is it and I'll take a look...
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Mar 04, 2014 9:55 PM
RE: George Schmick
Got it but 1972 was actually 1872, not reversed. Typos happen I am happy you found it! Thanks
Added by ReconnectNow on Oct 10, 2013 12:43 AM
Elm Lawn Cemetery
David Stone
You are very welcome. Also buried on that family plot are Harry F. Stone (his memorial says Baby), Elizabeth, Dr. Albert F. Stone, and Dora Hine Stone. On the neighboring plot are Anna Stone Piggot and her husband Grant.
Added by Elm Lawn Cemetery on Oct 19, 2012 12:58 PM
RE: Mary Schmick
Hi Joanne,
I have forward the information to the creators of the memorial, but I doubt that they will respond. I have sent 50+ to them with no response, and eventually avter the 30 day wait, have to send it to admin for a response. It will get done though I promise, I will keep on it until it does..

Added by JD on Aug 26, 2012 10:37 PM
RE: Gladys Schmick
Are Mary and Gladys the same person?

The picture I sent is of a 4 x 9 inch (approx) concrete marker with the number 1150 on it. These were the original markers with a few exceptions for the graves in Western State Cemetery.
Added by JD on Aug 04, 2012 6:48 PM
If you are interested, Grave Concerns is working at placing new markers for those interred in Western State Cemetery at a very reasonable donation. The link to there site for more information is

Look under FAQ for information about replacement markers.

Added by JD on Aug 02, 2012 12:09 AM
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