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Jenny Dean Pruim (#48040140)
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Bio Photo Mary Jennifer Dean Pruim, born Manitowoc County, WI, USA, 1968; lives in Chicago
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Barry Foster
RE: William Ralph Family - Thank You
Hi Jenny, You're welcome. It took me a very long time of searching to find the grave of a relative of mine and it turns out to be at Provident Cemetery. I found a couple of 'readings' of the cemetery through a local genealogical society. I decided that if it was so hard for me to find this cemetery and its records, it would be hard for others too. So, I decided to put the listings on Findagrave so that the records would be easier to find. Then I decided to visit the cemetery to check out my relative's grave since I couldn't get anyone to photograph it. And while I was there, I decided to take photos of all the gravestones that were still in evidence. I was there in August because that's when I could get away: the glare of the sun did not make for very good photos, unfortunately. Anyway, I thought better something than nothing. The cemetery is not very well-maintained at all, just a riding lawn mower mowing a couple of times a year. The stones vary in condition, most not very good except the ones that have been replaced by descendants. Many stones have toppled over, some are broken, some are badly eroded since most of the old ones are made from very soft rock. Some of the stones have been overgrown by grasses and weeds. Some of them have disappeard between the time of the readings and now. The stone for my relative, William Henry Moralee, was about 90% covered by grass and dirt. We cleared it off and even found the Civil War star that had become separated from the stone and was buried about a foot away.

Oops, now I am wondering if you are talking about the William Ralph in Hazel Green Cemetery. The quote there is from an 1881 book of biographies of noted Grant County citizens.

Glad I could be of help one way or the other.

Added by Barry Foster on Jan 20, 2014 10:30 PM

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