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Orvan L Mabie Jr (#48326542)
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Bio Photo I've retired twice and like to keep busy. I enjoy genealogy and have been somewhat active at it for about 20 years. Lately I have begun to photograph cemeteries that have a low percentage of gravestones photographed. As I go through a cemetery I often find unrecorded graves. If I have created one of your family members I will gladly transfer that site to you. In addition please feel free to use or share any photos that I have provided. I enjoy it when family members add information via the edit process.
. With the number of sites I have created there will undoubtedly be some errors. For those I will apologize in advance. Please feel free to correct me when I make a mistake, I will not take offense.
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RE: Belinda Gail Graber # 172935510
Thank you so much, for not only giving family to family, but, thank you for creating her memorial.

Have a healthy and Happy New Year-

Debbie #46911311
Added by Debbie on Dec 28, 2016 2:32 PM
Belinda Gail Graber # 172935510
Would you please consider a transfer of my 1st cousin Belinda Gail Graber. Her Father Donald and my Father Harold are brothers.
All of Belinda's family is in Ohio, we would like to connect her back to our family-

Thank you for your consideration-

Debbie #46911311
Added by Debbie on Dec 28, 2016 1:31 PM
Wanda L
Re Paul W Miller 153495931

Helen Theresa Jessup

mentioned in the record of Paul W Miller and Helen Theresa Jessup

Name Paul W Miller
Event Type Marriage Registration
Event Date 16 Aug 1942
Event Place Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Residence Place Grand Rapids, , Michigan
Gender Male
Age (Estimated) 34
Race White
Race (Original) White
Number of Previous Marriages first
Birth Date 20 Feb 1908
Birthplace Wellman, , Iowa
Marriage License Date 14 Aug 1942
Marriage Place Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana
Father's Name Harvey W Miller
Mother's Name Fannie M Esch
Spouse's Name Helen Theresa Jessup
Spouse's Residence Place Goshen, , Indiana
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age (Estimated) 30
Spouse's Previous Marriage Number first
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Race (Original) White
Spouse's Birth Date 13 Jul 1912
Spouse's Birthplace Goshen, , Indiana
Spouse's Father's Name Fred C Jessup
Spouse's Mother's Name Euba Shrock
Officiator's Name Paul Brosy
Page 192
Number of Images

Added by Wanda L on Dec 18, 2016 7:36 PM
Richard H. L. Chichester, III
RE: Mary Kaiser
Thank you and Merry Christmas

Added by Richard H. L. Chichester,... on Dec 10, 2016 4:08 PM
Alex P. Reed
RE: Rummel & Mabie edits
A little bit of both actually. I even searched social security indexes and birth/death certificates for some of the information I submitted.
Added by Alex P. Reed on Dec 06, 2016 6:37 PM
Linda K
RE: Frank & Izora Singer
Hi Orvan,

I sent the census records also with the request. I do not know if Zora was an adopted daughter or a change of life child.

Yours, Linda
Added by Linda K on Nov 14, 2016 8:44 AM
Judy Rains
Nyra Hoover Jackson
Lucille is not dead only her husband Andrew Jackson, Jr. Thanks
Added by Judy Rains on Oct 27, 2016 1:41 PM
Sharon Haas
RE: Charles Madlem
Different folks have posted pictures of him and spelled his last name Medlem. His marriage record on and this one
Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name Charles Medlem
Birth 22 Jul 1877 - Topeka, Indiana
Death 26 Oct 1941 - Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, USA - Age: 64
Gender Male
Race White
Marital Status Widower
Spouse Lucy Medlem
Father John Medlem
Mother Paresienes Brown

I usually don't suggest changes unless I see a headstone but I did this time. Most of the census records have it Medlem also.

Sharon Haas
Added by Sharon Haas on Oct 27, 2016 6:22 AM
RE: Eloise Stephenson
Thanks so much Orvan. I really appreciate your help.

Added by E&GRay on Oct 10, 2016 9:45 PM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Grace Lawn Cemetery
Hi Orvan,

Thank you for the photo of Lillian E. Burch Gilkison# 170595536. We appreicate all your help and time.

Cheryl and Richard
Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Oct 08, 2016 8:28 AM
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