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Jim Cyr (#47885926)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my ancestors since 2000: AUSTIN / MEGAW Northern Ireland 1800-1819 > in MI 1857-1861; BLANCHARD, France 1570> in New England 1653> in MI 1812; LEVEILLE, France 1625> in CAN 1755 > in MI 1812; RATHBURN, England 1578> in MI 1867; CYR / THERIAULT, France 1644> in Acadia, CAN 1668> in ME 1785> in MT 1876. MINDERHOUT, Zeeland, Netherlands 1700 > in MI 1848. In loving memory of our ancestors. May we never forget their faith and courage when they faced hardships. Thank you to all my cousins and volunteers for sharing their research. I am willing to exchange information with cousins and researchers. Please email me or send me a public message. My family tree is free at: (Women are listed using their maiden name in this family tree.)
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Julie A Raupp
Alvin J Cook PHOTO
I have added a photo of Alvin J Cook. I will also add a memorial for his son Alvin W Cook with a photo. [you may request a transfer it this is your family] I have a photo of the area with their 2 grave markers. If either of the wives were buried on the same lot then there are no markers.
Added by Julie A Raupp on Mar 19, 2016 3:41 PM
tom c
Henry Lavoie
Jim thank you for the info on them. I was born in Missoula and now am down the Bitter Root Valley. There sure are lots of Cyr members up there. Good to see them so well documented! my e-mail seems to be working ok?? I got your reply. Tom C.
Added by tom c on Feb 15, 2016 6:27 AM
George Blanchard/Royal Palm Cemetery
Hi Jim. My husband and myself go to Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Pete at least twice a week doing photo requests. We've had George Blanchard on our list and, with the help of the office, have the exact grave location - that being Block 142-5-4.
We have looked over that area several times but have come up empty. There are numerous grave stones that have sunken with time, and we believe this is what has happened with George's. What you may want to do is get in contact with the office (the lady is very helpful) and ask her to have the grounds crew place marker flags on George's grave. That way we'll be able to (hopefully) fulfill your photo request.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Aug 16, 2015 10:47 AM
tom c
Severin Thierriault
Jim it looks like you are related to him and Elodie is his stone date (1860) wrong ? I changed the dates to what you have Thanks Tom C.
Added by tom c on Dec 25, 2014 7:56 PM
RE: Oak Hill Cemetery Grand Rapids Michigan

Hi Jim,
I live in Holland, Mi but know Oakhill well. I searched a long time for my gr grandparents X4. I knew they were in GR somewhere , but no record. I found that their son was buried there, we found his grave, and next to him were my gr grandparents x4.
Added by Scout on Jul 01, 2014 5:21 AM
RE: Covey Hill Michigan Cemetery

You are very welcome.
Added by Scout on Jun 30, 2014 9:49 AM
Jay Kruizenga
Dina Baker
Jim, I just got off phone with Kendra, the Grand Rapids City Cemetery professional. While the old Valley City Cemetery index shows a Dina Baker to be buried there, the actual cemetery records do not have any record of her.

This could be due to an early 20th century fire that destroyed many old records. She pulled up ownership records in hopes of finding Dina that way, but no such luck.

I know from experience that there are MANY old stones in the southern portion of Oak Hill (the old Valley City cemetery) that are NOT in the Grand Rapids index. I have been in process of locating these forgotten souls and loading them to Find-a-Grave.

It is sad but understandable that the Grand Rapids City has no record of these people. They are doing everything in their power to locate every grave and make official record of it.

And I intend to help. If in my daily ventures through Oak Hill I should stumble upon a grave for Dina Baker... I will certainly let you know.
Added by Jay Kruizenga on Jun 06, 2014 8:53 AM
Jay Kruizenga
Diana Baker
Regarding the grave photo for Diana Baker, I searched the Oakhill Cemetery index and the only spelling similar to Diana is...

Dina Mindehout Baker 1843-1903

Could this be the same person?

Other than that, there is not a Diana Baker at Oakhill.
Added by Jay Kruizenga on Jun 04, 2014 10:29 AM
RE: Farrell Memorials
Hi Jim,

You are welcome. I would say the death certificate would be accurate, and the stone a mistake. I have seen it before.
Added by Scout on Jul 14, 2013 5:44 AM
Jean Beaulieu
RE: Mary N Daigle
It is beside hers. Do you need a picture of it? I took one just in case.
Added by Jean Beaulieu on May 10, 2013 6:51 AM
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