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NOTE TO PHOTO VOLUNTEERS: Someone added two photos in response to requests from me. I hit the wrong button, and inadvertently deleted the notices before opening them, and, because they had originally been caught by my spam filter, they completely disappeared. So, I don't know for certain who added the photos and for which memorials. Guess I need to keep a list of my photo requests offline. If you know that you have recently added photos in response to a request from me, and have not received a note thanking you, this is probably the problem. Please know that I deeply appreciate every photo taken for me, and, to the best of my knowledge, thank each volunteer. I apologize to whoever it is who didn't get a thank-you note. |
I am the historian for the descendants of Alexander Wilson and Jane Armour, who immigrated to America from Scotland around 1740. Their descendants established The Wilson Association in 1903, and adopted a Constitution and Bylaws in 1906. The family has held an annual family reunion every year since 1903. I think that's quite an accomplishment, especially considering everything that has happened during that time period.
I am the fourth generation of women to maintain the genealogy from which I'm working. Of course, lots of other family members have provided input and done extensive research. Thanks to all of them for allowing me to incorporate their work! And thanks to Charlotte Cowe, a genealogist in Edinburgh, Scotland, who is helping us find our roots there.
And thanks to all of you, good members of Find-a-Grave, for the many transfers of memorials for Wilson family members and the volunteer photos that so many of you have taken and for permission to use your photos in the genealogy. It all comes together, and it's all good.
My goal is to get memorials for all known Wilson family members, and as many collateral family members as I can find, and to get everyone linked together - which is why I've asked so many of you to add family links to memorials you have posted.
At the same time, I'm pursuing the other branches of my personal family tree. My immediate family lines include Ortt, Smoyer, Sinsel/Sintzel, Cook, Lynn, Mahl, Dennis, Newman, Cole, Seeley, and a whole bunch more.
My work on Find-a-Grave is dedicated to the memories of everyone who has gone before, but especially to three fantastic ladies: my great-grandmother, Mary Catherine (Smoyer) Wilson (1867-1936); my grandmother, Florence May (Wilson) Cook (1890-1957); and my mother, Fern Eleanor (Cook) Lynn (1915-2010).
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|Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~||RE: Joseph Morey|
Thank you Kathy for your kind message. You're very welcome!
I'm glad I was able to help you too.
|Ann in Kalamazoo||RE: Timothy and Mark Kiel|
Kathy, I just went out to Alamo Cemetery and finished taking photos. The cemetery database had Mark and Timothy as having unmarked graves, however they are listed on the stone of Arthur and Carol. Do you want me to post the photo to Mark and Timothy also. I will load Arthur and Carol this evening and you can let me know after seeing it. Ann
|PJ Monroe||RE: Mary Ann Ritner|
No problem, Kathy. I apologize for not being as accurate as I should have been. Thanks for catching it so that it could be corrected.
Have a wonderful day!
|PJ Monroe||Mary Ann Ritner|
Good morning Kathy,
Thank you for your inquiry about Mary's name. It was a typographical error. Her name is Mary Ann.
|Jerry Huffman||RE: Armour Wilson HIll|
You are very welcome.
|John V.||RE: Effie Kiel|
Thank you for your kind words. It is a pleasure to investigate all of the requests and many of the oldest gravesites do not have a marker or any remant that they are buried. I wish I was independently wealthy so I could honor each person who has died with a marker. It is so sad. I can only imagine that the economy of that time period made such an expense not a priority and now sometimes 100 years later they are forgotten.
Added by John V. on Apr 12, 2013 5:02 PM
|BW||RE: John and Jacobtje Kiel|
By the way...I am a Wilson as well. I just read your bio, and see you are a descendant of the "Wilson" family. COOL!
Added by BW on Apr 10, 2013 11:17 AM
|BW||RE: John and Jacobtje Kiel|
You are so welcome. It is a beautiful stone. There is only one other in the cemetery like it. I was very surprised by it. It is amazing. John and Jacobtje Kiel brought great interest to me as I stood at their resting place. I see they passed away just a few days apart. Do you know how?? They were born and died the same years. Fascinating. I see they were from the Netherlands, and possibly died here in Portage, MI (my home town) I love to research local history. This area has grown so much since they passed in 1936. They probably would be amazed! If you could share any info on them, that would be neat!! -Brett, Portage, MI.
Added by BW on Apr 10, 2013 11:14 AM
|Ron Cole||Edna Monroe|
update is done. Thanks for the info
Added by Ron Cole on Apr 08, 2013 4:43 AM
|Tom Denardo||RE: morey|
I added Morey to floral hills (mo)
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