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Laurie Updike (#46911730)
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Researching Applebee,Wilson,Greene,Bogart,Hulce,Hasenjager,Roberts and Updike.
I am doing this as a labor of love to fulfill a promise I made my Dad.
ANY info or pictures I,myself,have added to this site or on my family trees is free to anyone who would like to use it.
The purpose of genealogical research is to create a living memorial for our ancestors.
To do this-we have to share.
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M. Duffy
Clinton Burroughs #39061039
Stumbled upon and added an obit for Clinton. Not related. You are welcome to cull data from the obit and then request that I remove the image.

Added by M. Duffy on Aug 12, 2017 11:59 AM
RE: Charles Roberts
Surely so welcomed, Laurie ~ :)
Added by AlleCattSTU on May 13, 2017 4:13 AM
Delores Jean (KIRK) How - GEDMATCH # A135625
Find A Grave Memorial# 33841329
Thank you so much for adding Randy P Gerow here.
Randy Paul Gerow was a classmate of mine in our sophomore year who died in a horrible accident that took his and Dan Zavorski's life due to a DRUNK driver on US23 & M65 on their way home with 2 other classmates.

It was such a tragedy and they both will be forever missed.

I just thought you would like to know.
Randy attended Arenac Eastern High School in Twining, Michigan.

It was the only time I ever skipped school was to visit the hospital with other classmates that went, and then the two funerals afterwards.

I gave Randy's mother my turquoise cross necklace to be buried with.

Randy and Dan were good kids and I still keep in touch with the other brothers of his to this day.

Delores Jean (Kirk) How
Added by Delores Jean (KIRK) How -... on Mar 08, 2017 8:05 AM
Patti Carleton Sanders
Benj Wells,133645405
parents not listed on Find A Grave,
Norman Wells & Elizabeth Coolbaugh,
contact me if you want more info.
Added by Patti Carleton Sanders on Apr 05, 2016 4:52 PM
Pinball Prophet
Request transfer of Memorial
The following individuals are my direct line paternal grandparents. Please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 58427420 (Reuben W Hastings) and Find A Grave Memorial# 58427540 (Frances Mary "Fannie" Wickham Hastings) so I can update their bios and link them to spouses & children.

Thank you - JIM
Added by Pinball Prophet on Nov 10, 2015 7:17 AM
Courtney Carpenter
RE: Louisa Shellman
My pleasure! I'm glad I was able to find Louisa. Sorry to see that her headstone was broken off, but at least it was legible enough to make out her name.
Added by Courtney Carpenter on Aug 03, 2015 7:30 PM
updike homestead
I'm researching the Updike homestead in Leoni Twp, Jackson County, MI. Does anyone have info as to when/why the Updikes bought the homestead and when/why they sold it? Thanks.
Added by gotthebug on Jan 30, 2015 3:45 PM
Bonnie Hoy
Riverside Cemetery
Allegan County


Taylor Cemetery
Allegan County

Mary Updike married to John Hoy and I see that you also put flowers on the Hoy family. Was wondering if you had any other information or pictures of the Hoy family.
Added by Bonnie Hoy on Dec 28, 2014 7:16 PM
Jim Downing Brady
My pending edit for Warren Wade
Hi, Laurie...Although I am not entirely sure how edit processing on find-a-grave logistically works, in the event that you as the creator of Warren Wade's entry have control over it, be advised that I have for several weeks had an edit request pending, to connect his entry up with his parents (which would also act to connect him up with all of his siblings, except for George...)...Regards
Added by Jim Downing Brady on Dec 04, 2014 7:21 AM
Jim Downing Brady
Proper respect should be shown for Lena Wade's first Husband
Hi again, Laurie...Before I move on with the hundreds of other persons I am actively researching (many of whom apparently have no one else remembering them), I wanted to bring to your attention Frank Higgins, Lena Wade's first Husband, per her newspaper obit. Having actively researched the clan, I am aware that Lena married Frank in Grand Rapids on 3 April 1867 (his name being spelled "Biggins" in the record), & again per Lena's obit., he died five years later...what you may not be aware of is that within the 1890 New York Census (where Lena clearly was located at the time with her second husband Robert Woodhull), Lena was identified as a Civil War Veteran's Widow, the applicable 1890 Census record perhaps again mangling Frank's last name as "Kinings"...Please note that I & many other genealogists feel very strongly that all Veterans of all Wars be afforded the appropriate respect & memory...With the foregoing said, not only did Frank marry a Wade, but he also had a daughter with Lena, i.e., Mary, & EVEN THOUGH MANY RECORDS REFER TO HER AS MARY WOODHULL (keeping in mind there may have been a formal adoption of her by Robert Woodhull), the plain fact remains that Mary was born in 1870, THREE YEARS BEFORE LENA MARRIED ROBERT WOODHULL IN 1873...Although there is very little background info provided by the following find-a-grave entry, nevertheless there is a Frank Higgins, acknowledged to be a Civil War Veteran, buried in Douglas, #98439944 (unfortunately, this entry doesn't even provide a yr. of death) Although the following task does involve some effort, if you or someone else in your family were so inclined (& assuming you don't already have his newspaper obit. &/or have some other reason for ignoring/avoiding his mention which I would not otherwise know about...), seeking out Frank's Civil War pension & separate military service files would likely be a dispositive way to hook Frank up with Lena...Kindly be further aware that most U.S. Congresspersons & U.S. Senators are usually happy to assist their constituents, via a no big deal congressional inquiry (usually instituted with a simple phone call) in order to secure National Archives records...a small fee is then involved for copying/handling...Hope this info is helpful to you, & if there is some family reason causing you to not want to do this, please advise, because there are genealogists out there who concentrate on our Veterans...if I can be of any further assist, simply drop me a line...Regards
Added by Jim Downing Brady on Nov 19, 2014 11:29 AM
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