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Mardi Kightlinger (#47550984)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I had a non-typical childhood, being shuffled around through relatives, foster homes, the court systems and even different states. So as far as family went and ancestry-type things, I was not interested. But after cajoling me into helping him with his account, my step-father is the one who sparked my interest in his family and then finally my own. Thanks Dad.

Once I discovered Find A Grave, it just seemed like the right thing to do to create respectful, interesting memorials for family (some very distant) and friends. They deserve to have "their stories" told and to be more than just a name and a date.

I so appreciate the volunteers who go out to take the photos. I have only taken one and I enjoyed getting out and doing it but I just haven't done any others yet. I will though.

If I have created or cared for a memorial that you wish to possess, just let me know. I will be glad to give it to you or I will gladly add your information to it if you don't wish to take possession of it.

I still have many in my possession for whom I have not written up the person's life yet. I work on them as I can and love finding missing people that might have stayed missing or unlinked to their family members if I had not become so interested in doing this. I like knowing that they are found again.

I would like to give a special thanks to volunteers- Cemetery P.I., Jan, CWL,, Linemanschic, Mr. Badger Hawkeye, Sandi Lewis-Malburg, John T. and the many, many members of our armed forces who have created memorials and been so gracious about transferring the ones I need even when I have gone back for more and more and more.

There are many more to thank, but these folks have been my sources many times and have even helped in my research. Cemetery P.I. even went to another town that was 200 miles away during a visit to her own family and took a picture for me. How great is that? Thank you to all of you.
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RE: Artemesia
I try to keep families together if I can find them too. That's why I asked if your friend was a findagrave member. If someone adds such wonderful photos usually it's because they are related in some way or knew them personally. So, I felt the need to pass them on to them.

I would rather transfer a memorial to someone who is close to that person in some way. The only time I get frustrated is when I have someone demanding that I give them an entire surname from a cemetery or when someone is just plain rude. Which you have not done.

If you can help your friend by doing this work for them, I gladly transfer the memorial. You don't have to explain it.

Have a great weekend!

Added by cataholic4ever on Mar 19, 2017 9:19 AM
RE: Artemesia
is your friend on findagrave?
I can transfer that memorial to her since she is family.

Added by cataholic4ever on Mar 18, 2017 8:02 PM
Artemesia "Arda" Wills Woolson
Hi, are you related to Artemesia? Love the photo you added. It's nice to see the pictures of the people we create memorials for.

Have a great day
Added by cataholic4ever on Mar 18, 2017 5:49 PM
sandi lewis - malburg
RE: Amelia Arndt Obit
Memorial # 94447383
Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Nov 13, 2016 12:18 PM
sandi lewis - malburg
RE: Amelia Arndt Obit
I put it on Amil's memorial....let me look
Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Nov 13, 2016 12:17 PM
sandi lewis - malburg
Emil Arndt
Hi same thing with Emil. Sandi
Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Nov 12, 2016 2:27 PM
sandi lewis - malburg
Amelia Arndt Obit
I transcribe the obits of the Ludington Newspapers and while finishing up 1910, I found Amelia's and noticed you made a comment on her memorial. I have posted what I found on there. Sandi
Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Nov 12, 2016 2:14 PM
Alice Cook
Hi Mardi,
You recently sent me some edits for a couple of the Kettner's in Trinity Cemetery in Manistee, MI.the I have done some more hunting and digging on the family and I have came up with some different information on them myself.
The first is that Wilhelmina Kettner is not buried in Trinity Cemetery. She is actually buried in Cornell Cemetery Buckley, Wexford, MI. I have been in contact with the contributor that made her memorial in that cemetery and she said she got her information from Wilhelmina's death cert. So, I am going to delete my memorial on her. And I am going to have to further my research on the grave in Trinity and figure out who is actually buried there.
Second, that makes me question her husband's burial also. Specially, since the dates you are asking me to add are so different from the ones that I have for him.
Third, I mixed up the grave pictures for Anna. I have two memorials for "Anna Kettner". One born in 1848 and died in 1882 and the other born in 1884 and died in 1888. I will straighten out the pictures and add any information you sent me that I don't have to the correct memorial.
Thank you for all your information and your work with Find A Grave!!!
Added by Alice Cook on Sep 14, 2016 4:07 PM
Clavettes in Pere Marquette
It looks like another volunteer fulfilled your request. They were not hard to find there is still one request for a Clavette in Pere Marquette. Not sure if she is there or not. I could not find a headstone for her and she died in Detroit.
Added by Allie on Jul 09, 2016 9:53 AM
Clavettes in Pere Marquette
I will be happy to go look for them. What section are they in ? Is that section 12 or 1 ?
Added by Allie on Jun 01, 2016 2:41 PM
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