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KathyCook (#47357080)
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Bio Photo I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I enjoy photographing tombstones for FindAGrave. I have even been known to dig stones out of the ground. :)

I do not consider my photographs "copyrighted". I post them for the sole purpose of helping other genealogists in their family research. However, if you post the photos on ancestry or another website, photo credit would be appreciated. :)

My goal is not to impress others by high numbers. I create many memorials just so they are documented, and try to add pertinent information to them. I'm more than willing to transfer these memorials to someone who can take better care of them, as long as they are not my relatives.

Surnames I am researching: Solomon-Haberman (Jennings Co. IN & Saline Co. MO); Stoneking-Livingston-Long (Greene Co. PA & Tyler Co. WV); Wagaman-Turner (Missouri, Kansas, Washington); Pannekoek-DeVoogd-Waterloo (Kent Co. MI); LePard-Densmore (Kent, Ionia & Barry Co., MI); Kirby-Payne (Howard Co. MO); Riggle-Guist-Ortz (PA & OH).
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Gayle Black
Find a Grave #96996289
Correction to Delos Palmer's mother and additional information regarding his sister, Calista.
According to Michigan Marriages, Joel M Palmer m. Diantha Murlin 23 Aug 1837. After her death he m. Mrs. Susan Cady 31 Jul 1848. Also, regarding Calista T Palmer, her date of birth must have been 1840 after the annual census of that year was taken
as a young female was not listed. These individuals are part of my Murlin Connection Family Tree.
Gayle Black
Added by Gayle Black on Feb 11, 2015 3:24 PM
Sarah
RE: Ringelberg
Hi Kathy,
My husband is a Ringelberg. He is descended from Nick and Cora Ringelberg. I have been researching their genealogy for my children. How is George connected? I would love to add him to our tree, as I am filling out the branches. Thanks!
Sarah
Added by Sarah on Feb 10, 2015 5:56 AM
Lisa Bail
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 125409824
Thank for letting me know about the tab! This is my first suggested revision to a memorial page.
Added by Lisa Bail on Feb 09, 2015 11:44 PM
Lisa Bail
Find A Grave Memorial# 125409824
Thank you so very much for creating this memorial. Beryl's father is Clarence Holben,
Find A Grave Memorial# 117840746, and her mother is Georgia Holben,Memorial# 117840841
Added by Lisa Bail on Feb 09, 2015 2:49 AM
Thomas Bostelaar
Transfer of memorials
Hi Kathy,
Thank you so much for creating the memorials for my 4 Bostelaar family members and for their transfer to me. I have already started adding more information.
Blessings,
Tom
Added by Thomas Bostelaar on Feb 06, 2015 11:33 PM
Brian Keith Timmer
RE: Goudzwaard @ Greenwood
Hey Kathy,

As always, you're too generous. My Goudzwaard connection is by marriage with my grandfather's brother, Dirk Timmer to Cornelia Goudzwaard, and I've known Lou since I was a kid at Green Ridge Country Club, and Egypt Valley.

If you want me to be their caretaker, I'm happy to do it, but it's not necessary.

Brian
Added by Brian Keith Timmer on Feb 02, 2015 2:18 PM
RDR
Transfer of memorials
Thank-you for the memorial transfers for Charles, Freddie and May VanSteenberg. I will make some additions to the memorials in the near future.
Thank-you for all your work and sharing.

Findagrave ID: RDR name Ron and I am a descendant of Harriet Jane White, wife of Abraham C. VanSteenberg. Harriet's brother Henry K. White was my Grt Grt Grandfather.

Thanks!
Ron

Added by RDR on Jan 29, 2015 12:13 PM
JOT
Pic. at Oak Grove
Kathy, I know you did not do it intentionally. At Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale you have posted pictures on some of my memorials. I have worked many hours researching the memorials at Oak Grove Cemetery. I also have taken pictures of all the approximately 9000 tombstones. I research and, last but not least, post my pictures, only to find pictures have already been posted. So I am asking, would please remove your pictures at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale, Mich.
Thank you, JOT
Added by JOT on Jan 23, 2015 11:28 AM
Richard Howell
Pearl Kerr
Hi,Can you find article about her death in GR Press..Find A Grave number 141495630..thanks,Rich
Added by Richard Howell on Jan 18, 2015 5:48 PM
Robin
Lena Guyott
Hi Kathy, back in October you photographed some information for me regarding Lena. Thanks you so much for confirming that there was no headstone and posting the information from the cemetery office. You are amazing!

Robin
Added by Robin on Jan 15, 2015 4:07 PM
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