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Cathy Benedict (#47127631)
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I have lived in central Michigan my entire life. I started doing genealogy just out of curiosity several years ago. My mother-in-law gave me an old scrapbook with family newspaper clippings in it and my hobby began. I am married and have 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren. Genealogy is my passion and I wish I had more time to spend doing it. I am currently a registered nurse working in a small rural hospital and working really cramps my style! :-)
I also enjoy helping others, hence my submissions to "find a grave". I like to walk cemeteries and photograph the stones. I have even drafted my husband into helping me. I'm too big of a chicken to go alone. :-)
I know that when I run across something new that has been beyond my reach I am so excited. I hope by submitting tombstones, that I am able to help someone else find that little something they haven't been able to achieve.
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Edith Morden
Cathy Benedict,been trying to get a hold of you.I was adopted when younger,and found out my birth name.I was raised with one of my birth sisters. On Sept 9,1997 there were two other sisters that found us.Bonnie,and Sandy. Bonnie passed away in 2011 from cancer. there was also an "Aunt Cora" Lay that took care of all of us. She paased away this passed year.She is buried in Belding,Mich. Been doing Ancestry search since.Harvey Morden was my birth father.If you'd like to see more info,and could help me up date all this information,and post pictures.My Email is I'm also on Facebook.My adoption records has both my Mother's family,and My Dad's side. Quite a read !
Added by Ron on Mar 15, 2015 8:23 PM
Yankee Magnolia
Alice and Harold Taylor
I've filled your photo request for Alice and Harold Taylor. The photographs are not up to my usual standards and I will take them again on a better day. There had been a recent burial next to their marker and the ground doesn't look very nice. In any case I thought I'd go ahead and post these so at least you have something. They will be on my list for a retake.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on May 03, 2014 11:12 AM
Etta Lybrook
Please move her to Rose Hill cemetery in Berrien Springs Michigan. Her grave was moved there and is listed as buried in 1ST SO. SEC. 339 SPACE 6. She was a wife of Henley Lybrook who is buried SPACE 1 of same plot. There is a simple stone there engraved only ETTE. If you change her to Rose Hill, I will post the photo there.
Three other Lybrook family members at Rose Hill have notation that they were "MOVED FROM BERRIEN TWP."
I removed my duplicate entry for her when I found exact birth/death dates.
Hope this helps.
Sincerely, fellow Find A Grave sleuth, Kathy (Fournier) Jillson
Added by KathyFournierJillson on Mar 22, 2014 7:38 AM
Janet S. Alvis
Thank you so much for all of your edits, much appreciated ;)
Added by Janet S. Alvis on Feb 23, 2014 7:45 PM
Family Finder
RE: Howard and Clara Hill
I'm committed at this point =)
I don't even have to search for them anymore -- walk straight to 'em!
Added by Family Finder on Feb 21, 2014 8:29 AM
Family Finder
Howard and Clara Hill
Glen Abbey never called, but I went out to find Howard and Clara were no longer under water. I've added photos to both of their memorials. The ground is still a little soggy. Permitting that it is a little dryer next time, I plan to clean the markers up a little bit -- they're more brown than they should be, which makes me suspect there's a good layer of dirt dried on there. I'll update the photos as I get better ones.

Added by Family Finder on Feb 19, 2014 4:15 PM
Family Finder
RE: Howard and Clara Hill in San Diego
Hi Cathy,
Will email photos tonight. I'm going to cancel the photo requests for now -- if my time expires to fulfill them, someone else will claim and trek out there to find the same situation. No need to re-request later, though -- I'll go out and take photos as soon as cemetery notifies me that work order has been completed.

Added by Family Finder on Jan 27, 2014 1:16 PM
RE: Harpers in Michigan
What lineage are you related to the Harpers?

My lineage is:

Benjamin Franklin Harper
Sherman Franklin Harper
Amy Harper
Added by DDavis92 on Jan 24, 2014 8:49 PM
Harper Family
Are you of relation to the Harper Family?

Added by DDavis92 on Jan 23, 2014 2:01 AM
Debbie Ayers
Thank you for posting the info and picture for my Uncle, Eugene Ayers. I appreciate it.
Added by Debbie Ayers on Jan 23, 2014 12:09 AM
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