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M.E. Packard (#47258537)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I have always loved cemeteries, both for their aesthetic qualities and the infinite stories they contain about individuals, communities, and history as a whole.

This site is a wonderful escape for me; I appreciate the way it combines art, history, and paying respects to the deceased.

I take photos here in Polk County, Florida, 99.99 percent of whom are not my relatives. If you find that I've added a memorial for your Floridian friend or family member, I'll be happy to transfer the memorial to you if you wish. I'm also able to add information and return to get photos of nearby graves, etc.

I depend on generous Find A Grave volunteers to take photos for my own relatives in cemeteries in Michigan, Ohio, New York, and throughout New England. Thank you, thank you to all those who have created memorials and added photos and information for my family members in faraway states.

Although it is not my sole reason for contributing to this site, genealogy is my passion. I love to help others; please contact me for more information about any of my primary families of research. I have volumes. Literally.

Packard, Vickery, Beal, Ford, and Everett in Michigan, New York State, and Massachusetts.

Rudisill and Miller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan.

Rushmore in New York State and Long Island, also in Michigan.

Allard, Ray, Tracy, and Bingham in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Cloyd, Woodmansee, Mutchner, and Swihart in Ohio. Also Mutchner in Maryland and Cloyd in Virginia.

Wolnowski, Kwiatkowsky, Wilkewitz, Kummer, Wobbrock, and Jaffke in Detroit, Michigan and Prussia/Germany.

Kruzynski and Lewandowski in Toledo, Detroit, and Poland.

Foye, Leach, Casson, Cruthers, Tice, Reardon, and McVey in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Practically everyone in Massachusetts and Connecticut pre-1800.


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purple-lady
* Flowers for Cherry *
Thank you ever-so-much for your reply & condolences, Her sister created 'Cherry's' RENEE THOMAS, memorial & that's how I found out as I was flowering her memorials. It was a complete shock, although I knew she was ill. Her sister is T.MOSS [Tammy], if you wish to send condolences to her. She is on Renee's memorial every day, just as I have been.

Thanks again earth Angel & our appreciation is beyond measure.
Ruth
Added by purple-lady on Jan 30, 2017 6:58 AM
purple-lady
* Flowers of Rememberance *
Mary, sending my condolences for the loss of UR family members and friends. I have flowered "June, Henry & Zora Packard' and will be back at a later date to continue to honor your family.

Bye for now & it has been nice talking to you for these few minutes.
Ruth
Added by purple-lady on Jan 29, 2017 6:13 AM
purple-lady
* Flowers of Remembrance - 174335560 *
Hello Mary, stopping by to let you know that sadly, CHERRY [she has U as her friend] passed away December 23, 2016. Cherry loved 'flowering' and I know she would appreciate a 'flower' of remembrance from you.

Warm regards to you & yours & hoping to see your name & tribute on her memorial [at your convenience].

Thanking you in advance for your kindness & you may pass this info along, if you wish.
Ruth


CHERRY - 174335560
Added by purple-lady on Jan 29, 2017 6:08 AM
Janis Wrean
Hannah Waters Phetteplace#69130549
I removed my earlier edit to her stone inscription info as I see it was duly noted and the dates were adjusted. Thanks so much and keep up the good work!! It's invaluable.
Added by Janis Wrean on Dec 07, 2016 12:08 PM
Robert Sage
SSGT Robert D Dixon
If you get out to Hebron cemetery, I am looking for the grave of Robert. He died in 1969 in Vietnam and his application for headstone says rural cem plant city. His parents william and virginia are buried there. The stone says a flat granite military marker. We need a picture of his stone to document his burial there.
Robert Sage
www.coffeltdatabase.org
Added by Robert Sage on Nov 17, 2016 6:38 PM
HollyMaxine
Kathryn Ramey
Thank you so much for your kindness. It's greatly appreciated.
Added by HollyMaxine on Oct 30, 2016 8:27 PM
M Inoue
Mary Anton
Well they are the same. I have the same children listed to Susan. Thanks very much
Added by M Inoue on Oct 06, 2016 3:54 PM
M Inoue
RE: Mary Valot Anton
Interesting. The link worked just fine. Causes me a bit of a problem though. I have a probate record for John Valot who died in 1921. He lists as his half brother a Frank Valot and a half sister as Susan Anton. I am going to have to order the death certificate.

I have a link that a Susan Valot married a John Anton.

https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Asusan~%20%2Bsurname%3AValot~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1839-1839~%20%2Bspouse_surname%3AAnton~

So I am not sure how Mary fits in. Catherine's maiden name was Turout. If she is the same as Susan then Her mother would not be Catherine according to the 1921 probate record. Good find, I will investigate. Thanks for sharing
Added by M Inoue on Oct 06, 2016 2:56 PM
M Inoue
Mary Valot Anton
Can you please tell me a little more about Mary. The only information I can find on her is the memorial.

Is she buried here? How did you come by her being the Daughter of Catherine? Any information you could offer so I can verify would be appriciated
Added by M Inoue on Oct 06, 2016 9:12 AM
Lora Hammond Weber
Winnie Roberts and Bascom Roberts
Thanks for the transfer of these two memorials to me!
Added by Lora Hammond Weber on Jul 14, 2016 9:42 AM
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