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Carol Balfour (#47821865)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I became involved with Find A Grave after listening to my father recall stories of relatives while I working on our family tree. He recounted the many people throughout his life, the happy and sad times, the love, laughter, and tears they shared. I knew that all those folks were special and will be forever in his heart. I couldn't help but wonder who distant family members were, where they were buried, if memorials, pictures, or obituaries existed for them.Slowly, I created memorials and began to request photos of relatives in places I knew I would never visit. My father would ask if anyone posted photos when he would visit. His eyes would light up when I had a photo of a treasured relative. I would see the disappointment when requests went unfulfilled. As a result, I began to watch the request others we making. I knew I wanted to volunteer to fulfill the requests of others. I met a wonderful individual who met me at a local cemetery and walked me through the process he used to photograph headstones. I am respectful and say a prayer at each grave site. I often find myself creating memorials as I discover new relatives in our family tree or visit a cemetery. If you have obituaries, biographical sketches or first-hand accounts, I am happy to add them. If there are errors that need correcting, PLEASE let me know. If there are existing Find A Grave memorials for unlinked family members, please link them to other family members or contact me about linking them. Linking is one of the wonderful features of Find A Grave. I am always willing to transfer non-family members.Find A Grave offers a unique opportunity to memorialize our family members and make them accessible to extended family. NOTE: Anyone is welcome to use any photographs I have taken.
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 • 329 Memorials Added
 • 371 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
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John Michniak
Messages left for Carol Balfour (29)[Leave Message]
Marjorie Howes
Ancil Dake
Thank you for the information that you sent. I have corrected his death date, but have left his birth date as it was. My source for that date was his Newaygo County, Michigan birth record. Book 2, page 127, certificate # 6349. I viewed this record on microfilm at the White Cloud Community Library. I did add the other dates and sources to the bio, so that others can see that there is a discrepancy in the records. Thank you again.
Added by Marjorie Howes on Nov 02, 2014 3:12 PM
Carole Marie (McMahan) Selby
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 135492233
You are in luck I live in Old Washington! I will be over by the cemetery this weekend and will try to find that stone.
Added by Carole Marie (McMahan) Se... on Sep 07, 2014 11:28 PM
Ron Spurr
Betty and Albert Dew
Please contact me, when you have time, at

I have some information for you.
Added by Ron Spurr on Aug 15, 2014 11:44 AM
Ron Spurr
RE: 94481508
Disregard my previous reply.

I found the photo you were referring to. I'm going to re-post it and in the future will get an up to date photo to replace it. In fact, the current photo has a white strip across the top, which Find_A_Grave doesn't want. I'll dig it out (this was before I got my digital camera) and re-scan it. I'll then re-post it in the interim. I'd transfer these memorials to you but can't because I don't manage them. You would have to request that from Ruth (Hickman) Wicks. She lives in Indiana and has never visited the Ravenswood Cemetery as far as I know. She posts memorials for different cemeteries from lists she manages to see from time to time.

Also, I'll get those photos for Beechwood Cemetery for you hopefully later this month.
Added by Ron Spurr on Aug 15, 2014 1:43 AM
s schmidt
Find A Grave Memorial# 87342729
Thank you for taking the time to consider this pic request. I am not in any hurry at all. Not related to the person in any way. Do not live any where near the cemetery so it is up to kind people like you.
Added by s schmidt on Aug 13, 2014 5:34 PM
Tom Fury
RE: James E. Wright
Ok, I'll get the changes made as soon as I can. Bull cemetary is one of my favorite sites, I wish I could be in the area more often to visit it.
Added by Tom Fury on Aug 11, 2014 6:54 PM
Tom Fury
James Wright
Thank you for your suggestion regarding the F-A-G memorial for James Wright. Before I make the update though, I wish to confirm something - you indicated that Mr. Wright was the son of E.E. James and Nina Wright. However, the memorial already shows that his spouse was named Nina and I just wanted to confirm that this was a coincidence. My group has no personal connection to this memorial, and no way of checking to make sure the suggestions made are correct, other than to ask in a situation like this.

If you can confirm that his wife's name was indeed Nina, we will go ahead and make the change.

Best regards,

Tom Fury
The October Group
Added by Tom Fury on Aug 10, 2014 6:45 PM
RE: Bakers
Your welcome
Added by Franny on Aug 10, 2014 12:34 PM
I filled your request and added the son Thomas 1937 - 2001 look below Harry's name and you will see him list. I transferred Thomas's memorial to you


I just got done taking picture and indexing them last month for that cemetery and have hundreds more to put up
Added by Franny on Aug 10, 2014 12:12 PM
Rich Fedoush
William Baker #21228650
Thank you Carol for the information. I've added it to the memorial.

Rich Fedoush
Added by Rich Fedoush on Aug 10, 2014 9:32 AM
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