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Ron Cole (#47502454)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 23 days
Date of Birth for Abram L Whitman
Hi Ron,

I am so glad you have done so much work on the Cole side! I was looking into Abram L Whitman who died on 10/01/1903. The death certificate has some strange information on it. He is listed as being 30 at his first marriage, being 31 or 39 at age of death, depends on how you look at the number and listed as being born on 11/08/1875. I have him being born on 11/08/1864 which matches being age 30 in 1895 when he married Esther Erna Cole and puts him at age 39 at time of death.
Have you been to see his actual gravestone at the cemetery. I would love to find out which year he was actually born in. The dates are conflicting. I'm hoping you can help me figure it out.
Thanks for all you do!

Added by JComarsh on Dec 11, 2016 10:20 PM

Jim Welch
Carolyn McNamara/ Power
Hello Ron,
I'm working on a family ancestry, Carolyn is a member of the family I am working on. My question to you is, Was Carolyn married, I do see that she has a Power last name, I cannot find any documents supporting a marriage. If you have her husbands information, such as full name, date of birth, death, if they may have had any children, I would also need the children's names and their birth dates, ( if you have that information ) I would ever so grateful.

my email:

Thank you for your time, Jim Welch

Added by Jim Welch on Sep 11, 2016 5:23 PM

Gloria Hall
Memorial# 83600860
Martha Johnson's maiden name is Lower. She was married to John VanPatten who is buried in Pine Grove. Their child was Ina VanPatten who married Raymond Karker.

Added by Gloria Hall on Aug 30, 2016 4:44 PM

Bonnie Schow
Percy Alverson
Hello Ron,
I am assisting in some research for the Hillsdale Historical Society on the Fountain family. They are in my husband's family. Percy was the grandson of Alice Jane Fountain. I am trying to locate anyone who would have photos of Alice Jane or any of her family members. There are tin type pictures of two of her brothers on the Hillsdale Historical Society website, but they are interested in finding pictures of other siblings. Thank you for any advice or help you may have.
Bonnie Schow

Added by Bonnie Schow on Aug 17, 2016 6:05 PM

SA Russell
Ted Russell
Thanks Ron for deleting the photo. The new one is posted and linked to my father. I appreciate the help you have given a new member. Thanks again.

Added by SA Russell on Jul 22, 2016 11:33 AM

SA Russell
#84507553 Theodore W Russell
Ron: Thanks so much for transferring my brother's memorial along with my grandparents and doing it so quickly. I am trying to update the photo on Ted's because the old stone is gone and the new one in place. I can't find the option to delete the original photo only to add a new one. This is only my third day as a member so can you help me? I'm thinking it is because you were the original contributor. Thanks for any help you can give me. Sherry

Added by SA Russell on Jul 20, 2016 5:32 PM

SA Russell
Russell and Rice family memorials
#84507553 Theodore W. Russell, my brother, #81235863, grandfather and #84507109, my grandmother. Thanks for starting their memorials. Would you please transfer the care of these memorials to me. Ted's stone has been replaced with a new stone this year and I especially want to replace the photo for that. Thank you for your attention to this.

Added by SA Russell on Jul 19, 2016 7:15 AM

Susan Foster
Mathilde Laurin Leblanc
My name is Susan, Mathilde was my great grandmother
Her daughter Bernadette is my grandmother Oscar was her son and he is my Dad. I would love to contact you.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Added by Susan Foster on May 17, 2016 5:23 PM

mary dobe eggleston
Mr Cole,
could you please let me know where you got the info for this person (she's my great aunt)? I have a different maiden name for her that doesn't match the one you used (eg, "dobe"). tks much;
Dennis Kaplinski

Added by dlkap on Mar 26, 2016 10:52 AM

Doris Wyss
RE: Yvonne Sproat
Ron, thank you. Yvonne is resting in Summit Cemtery-Williamston, MI. I really appreciate it.

Added by Doris Wyss on Feb 18, 2016 3:38 PM

Doris Wyss
Yvonne Fuller Sproat
Ron, thank you for all of your contributions to this very fine web site and for posting the photo for Yvonne. I would like to ask your permission to post the photo on ancestry with photo credit given to yourself. Please let me know if this would be okay. Thanks again, Doris

Added by Doris Wyss on Feb 18, 2016 11:19 AM

Matt Miller
RE: Clare and Michael
thank you ron.

Added by Matt Miller on Jan 26, 2016 3:18 AM

Matt Miller
RE: Clare and Michael
Thank you Ron.

Added by Matt Miller on Jan 12, 2016 5:49 PM

Gerrie Bartholomew
Thank you!
Hi Ron,
Just want to add another "thank you" for your kindness for visiting these graves and taking photos of our ancestor's gravesites and posting here on Find A Grave. We are cousins of sort - your ancestress, Vilita Lum and my g-grandmother, Ruth Lum were sisters. It's so nice to be able to see these graves.
Gerrie Bartholomew

Added by Gerrie Bartholomew on Nov 24, 2015 3:14 PM

kasha hillard
Thank you
I just want to give you my thanks for posting these photos of my familys grave sites. I lost my mother at a young age and my grandparents are there as well. I live far away and I did not remember what the head stones even looked like. This is so great to be able to see them and give my respects. I just wanted to reach out and let you know how much I appreciate you doing this.
May God Bless you.

Added by kasha hillard on Nov 09, 2015 10:16 AM

Karen Ferency Baker
Cousin Mark
Thanks so much for the transfer!

Added by Karen Ferency Baker on Oct 14, 2015 12:04 PM

K. Armstrong
Janet Bloom maarker
Thank you for taking the pictures of Aunt Jan's marker. I can't get up there to see it. Now I feel as if I was able to pay my respects,

Added by K. Armstrong on Oct 07, 2015 1:56 PM

Linda Hughes
RE: Darlene Burger
Sorry, I don't know how I missed adding her. What with her and her husband sharing a headstone!

Added by Linda Hughes on Sep 16, 2015 6:15 AM

Clara S Mann (nee Nicholas)
Clara's mother's maiden name was Cole, supposedly, and her father was Jonathan Nicholas. Are you a descendant? I'm trying to locate evidence of a younger sister of Clara's, Effie Eliza, that was adopted out to a Burr family. Any information you can share would be appreciated. Ellen

Added by ecubed945 on Sep 10, 2015 2:14 PM

Barbara (Feldkamp) Burns
RE: Audret Parker
You are welcome!

Added by Barbara (Feldkamp) Burns on Aug 28, 2015 11:50 AM

Linda Hughes
RE: William & Darlene Burger
Hey Ron, They are in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lansing, MI. It says off to the left side. We are unable to add a memorial without putting in cemetery, or unknown. It won't accept it. Linda

Added by Linda Hughes on Aug 23, 2015 7:36 PM

Julia A Smith Leavenworth # 83438094
Hi Ron - I found a death notice for Julia in the Oswego Palladium Times and it states that her parents were Mr. and Mr. Smith Trumbull. Regards, Lori

Added by Elkv42 on Aug 23, 2015 1:07 PM

Theron & Helen Smith
Richard Pryor
Thanks for the name of the cemetery. It has been added. Helen

Added by Theron & Helen Smith on Aug 20, 2015 8:34 AM

Leon Stirm
Caroline & Gertrude Chalker
Thank you Ron for making the edits to Caroline and Gertrude.
Leon Stirm

Added by Leon Stirm on Aug 13, 2015 11:44 AM

Dee Biehl
chandler wolever
I am wondering where the info came from that says
Chandler died the 11 Aug 1967 and is it verified?
Did he die in Lansing. Thanks for your help.
Dee Biehl

Added by Dee Biehl on Jul 25, 2015 6:17 PM


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