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Mary Briggs (#47645089)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I find 'Find A Grave' a great research tool. I'm retired, living in Traverse City, Michigan and using genealogy as a way of keeping my mind active. I have been president of Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society and am a member of Austin Family Association of America.

I do transfers, links, change information and anything else I can to make FAG a place that is user friendly. It is the members of Find A Grave who make it great place to spend your research time.

If you are related to any person on my memorial list, send me and e-mail or a public message about your family.

My family lines are Austin, Penix/Penick, Paradis, King, Bowman, Joseph, Taft, Seelye, Todd, Pinette, Nadeau, Rose, Reed, Barker, Lovejoy, and Foster.
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Messages left for Mary Briggs (379)[Leave Message]
Dick Gates
RE: Rushmore
Thanks for responding to my suggestion. We are talking about Watson R. Rushmore, b. 1830, right?

I have him married with 7 children, making your dod impossible. My only sources, unfortunately, are other trees on

Are you related to Watson Rushmore? He is my wife's 5th cousin 3 times removed.

I enjoy exchanging information, if you like. I am at

Cheers, Dick Gates, b. 1937
Added by Dick Gates on Oct 18, 2017 2:24 PM
Carol Hermann
Floyd W Worfel
Thank you, Mary for creating and updating Floyd's memorial and for linking him to his family.
Added by Carol Hermann on Oct 12, 2017 2:29 PM
Petoskey History
Margaret Zelley
Mary. I just now (Sunday afternoon) removed the duplicate photo and now it is how it should be: featuring the lovely original that you took. (Margaret must be in heaven smiling at us! It was wonderful of you to be so kind and thoughtful. Thanks again. PHS
Added by Petoskey History on Oct 01, 2017 1:09 PM
Petoskey History
RE: Margaret Zelley
Dear Mary, Thanks. Good news (I think). I took a shot of your photo to be able to establish the fact that Margaret's headstone used the last name of "Zelley." After I was certain she had seen the photo, I deleted it. But I am quite certain I can retrieve it; I will put it back on Mrs. Zelley's memorial and give you credit for the photo. I may also be able to email it to you and then you could try putting it back on. If this is done, then I could go back on the memorial and delete "mine." Thanks again!
Added by Petoskey History on Sep 30, 2017 8:23 AM
Petoskey History
RE: Margaret Zelley
Dear Mary, What a surprise and how very generous of you. We appreciate it very much. Would you please post your photo of Margaret's headstone? Thank you!
Added by Petoskey History on Sep 29, 2017 2:34 PM
Petoskey History
P.S. to last message
P.S. Sorry. The error happened again. It is supposed to read: Zelly-Smith. (Z like in Zebra.) This of course was declined.
Added by Petoskey History on Sep 28, 2017 9:10 PM
Petoskey History
Margaret Zelley
Sent you a message via suggested edit. There were errors in the body of it, partially due to the automatic spell check on my computer. I was in a hurry and neglected to double check it before sending it to you. I hope you can understand it, if not I will be happy to send it again. Bottom line? I unknowingly created a duplicate. It realized it when someone sent me an edit to change Margarets name to a hyphenated version (Kelley-Schmitt). I of course declined it, but one thing led to another and finally I found your memorial. Hope this helps.
Added by Petoskey History on Sep 28, 2017 9:05 PM
Honoring our ancestors
Thank you for the photos!
Added by Honoring our ancestors on Sep 25, 2017 9:54 AM
Arthur Nickel
Thank you for your wonderful photograph.
Added by Arthur Nickel on Sep 23, 2017 2:37 PM
Elaine A
Londervilles in Lakeview Cemetery
Mary, I have taken numerous photos in Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba. Among them are the Londerville family that you have entered there.
Immediately next to Phoebe Londerville is a small marker that does not really match theirs but says MOTHER 1860-1928
Would you have any idea if this is actually another Londerville?
Thanks for all your work in Find A Grave!
Added by Elaine A on Sep 18, 2017 11:24 AM
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