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Michelle Garrity (#47189897)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family tree for 13 years. I've always been interested in history. My Maternal Great-Grandparents came from DeSmet, South Dakota. They lived there in the same time period as Laura Ingalls Wilder of the Little House on the Prairie books. In fact, they purchased the Ingalls house from Carrie Ingalls when Ma and Pa Ingalls passed away. They lived in the house for many years and my Mother used to play there as a child. Eventually our family sold the house as a museum that you can visit today. I used to imagine how they lived when I read the Little House books.
And on my Paternal side of the family, my Grandparents came from Numaran, Mexico. My Grandfather left Mexico as a young man and went to California, where he got a job as an actor in silent films. He thought moving pictures was a passing fad, so he brought his family to the Midwest.
With all these stories filling my head as a child, it's no wonder that I have such a love for history, and cemeteries play a huge part and need to be preserved. If I happen to take a picture of any of your relatives, feel free to use my photo in your family tree.
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Betty
Laurinda Williams
I believe there is a duplicate for Laurinda Roach Williams.

125006862
115808408
This would be my gggrandmother. See what you think
Added by Betty on May 20, 2015 9:08 PM
Betty
Lorinda Williams
My GGgrandmother, and would not mind if you wanted to transfer to me.


115808408
Added by Betty on May 19, 2015 6:31 PM
Betty
James Cantrell Williams
#115808361

I have some information to add. this is my great great grandfather. I can go through you and that is fine, but would not mind adding it. Up to you just let me know. Thanks.
Betty
Added by Betty on May 19, 2015 6:28 PM
Molly H.
Transfer, please?
Hi, Michelle,
Would you be willing to transfer this memorial to me, please? He was my great uncle.
Thank you!
Find A Grave Memorial# 128262176
Molly H. (#48718706)
Added by Molly H. on May 10, 2015 1:31 PM
Molly H.
Nevermind! :-)
Hi, Michelle, I figured out how to add a memorial myself. Thank you very much, again!
Molly
Added by Molly H. on Apr 18, 2015 3:10 PM
Molly H.
Fred Bloemer's wife's Grave
Hi, Michelle,
I see that you have so kindly documented the grave of Fred Bloemer, # 128262176 in St. Mary Magdalene's.
Is there any chance you would be willing to also document his wife, my great aunt, Eleanor Bloemer, who shares a stone with him? It is sad that the stone is nearly grown over, and I think that you got Fred's info from the additional military stone that he has.
Her name is Eleanor Grimm Bloemer, March 10, 1919 to February 8, 1984. (Fred's dates, by the way, are July 12, 1903 to April 20, 1973. I would like to add my aunt Eleanor's parents to her Memorial on Find a Grave, once it is up, so I would appreciate it so very much.
I am trying to link our family graves together.
Thank you SO very much!
Molly H.
Added by Molly H. on Apr 18, 2015 2:34 PM
gnealg
George Vradenburg memorial no. 128264416
The death certificate information for George Albert Vradenburg, given by his son George Hiram Vradenburg, gives his date of birth as 25 September and age as 87 which implies a birth year of 1840. He was born in Michigan. He died from chronic interstitial nephritis.
Added by gnealg on Feb 26, 2015 11:55 AM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Shirley Tibbetts #114724376
Michelle,
Please link Shirley with her parents:
Father 45367223
Mother 45367215
Thank You for the linking.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
48324112
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Feb 08, 2015 6:30 PM
kks
Photo of Alfred Beaton
Hello Michelle, Just wanted to check on how you came across the photo of Alfred Beaton from the newspaper? I have the same article but wondered if you are related to Alfred too? He is my great grandfather and I have been doing extensive research on the Beatons for a couple of years. Always looking to connect with someone else who is related.
Thanks,
Kendra Schmidt
Added by kks on Jan 26, 2015 8:19 AM
kks
Photo of Alfred Beaton
Hello Michelle, Just wanted to check on how you came across the photo of Alfred Beaton from the newspaper? I have the same article but wondered if you are related to Alfred too? He is my great grandfather and I have been doing extensive research on the Beatons for a couple of years. Always looking to connect with someone else who is related.
Thanks,
Kendra Schmidt
Added by kks on Jan 26, 2015 8:19 AM
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