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David (#47257766)
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John Horton
Grummond memorial in Elmwood cemetery
To those interested , while there are many names on the monument, when you ask for the map of who is buried there you will find that most children who lived outside of Detroit as adults are buried somewhere else . The dates are nice to have from the monument.
Added by John Horton on Oct 11, 2016 6:54 PM
Kelly Pinkham
Sherwood Family
Hi David,

I see you have been the keeper of my family named Sherwood's. My Grand mother was Mary Alice Cobb Symington, her father was Frank Cobb and mother was a cobb Sherwood Hayes, her mother was Alice Mary Sherwood which lead me to Richard Sherrod then Johan & Ann.

They are all connected to me and I have bee going in today making edits. Let me know what I can do to help maintain accurate records since some of these were missing or incorrect due to the stones being unreadable. I have an ancestry account I am working with to correct these.

Kelly Speer Pinkham
Added by Kelly Pinkham on Sep 27, 2016 2:38 PM
Elmer D. Speck
Hi David, I would like for you to link him with Nettie B. Speck. He was her second spouse.
Thank you,
Added by DAnn on Aug 21, 2016 9:25 AM
Nettie B Speck
Hi David, I would like to have this site assigned to me. This is Hettie Bower Ford-Speck my 2 gr grandmother.
Thank you,
D'Ann # 47547747
Added by DAnn on Aug 21, 2016 9:23 AM
dd mathews
Dr James Cleland Jr 63644148
Could you remove the cemetery photo, so I may put Dr Cleland photo on? Find A Grave has a new option, we may remove the Woodlawn cemetery photo.
Added by dd mathews on Aug 18, 2016 9:47 AM
The Knill Family
The records at Oak Hill Cemetery do not show a burial record for Stephen 1864 or Thomas 1863, we were not incorporated until 1867 and many burials are marked or not but not recorded in the books for that time frame
Added by Anonymous on Apr 01, 2016 7:35 PM
Everett Baranowski
RE: Sarah Park
If you happen to know the family relationships, maybe you could help link the family members together? That would be a benefit to future viewers. I also contacted Irma Hale, but I don't know if she knows the relationships or not. So, I'm asking you as well as her. Glad to have photographed the grave of the family's common namesake.
Added by Everett Baranowski on Mar 18, 2016 8:07 PM
Everett Baranowski
Sarah Park Grave Found!
It's the best time of year for pictures too! All of the little wildflowers are out, adding extra color to the photographs! As a heads up, I'm uploading grave photos for the other four family members (in case you also happen to be related to them as well). Have a blessed day! ~Everett :-)
Added by Everett Baranowski on Mar 18, 2016 5:48 PM
Everett Baranowski
Sarah Park Grave Update (Oxfod Memorial)
Hi David,

I'm Everett Baranowski. I've been walking Oxford Memorial (and the three adjacent cemeteries lumped together under the umbrella of Oxford Memorial here on F-A-G) for almost two years now. I may be one of the only ones (if not the only one) currently walking these grounds. I have read up on the cemetery history and have got all of the available maps on the cemeteries which includes a 1940 survey of family plot purchasers for St. Peter's Cemetery (still in use today). I also have a recent list of plot purchasers for Oxford Memorial as well. I cross-referenced the surname Park with these two sources and it is not listed on the St. Peter's map but there is an Oxford Memorial "Park" grave present for Dr. Efton L. Park Jr. which I photographed and will have posted shortly (in the event that he is kin). Since the specific name you requested cannot be found via the two aforementioned sources, the grounds will have to be walked to find your grave. The likelihood is that the grave will be found in St. Peter's or one of the other two adjoining cemeteries.

The complicated part to all of this is that cemetery boundary lines were not settled by the city of Oxford until 2007. When the local genealogical society walked the grounds to transcribe graves for their Lafayette County cemetery transcription books in 1978-1979, they stated that all of the graves found were part of St. Peter's cemetery (which isn't true by current day standards) and created nine section numbers for the grounds for transcription purposes. Those section numbers have held through the years as the transcription books are the only way folks have been able to locate loved ones for the past 40 years.
St. Peter's Cemetery only encompasses sections 7, 6, 3, 1, and the front 1/3rd of section 2. An assumption has been made the past 40 years that there are only 2 cemeteries (Oxford Memorial & St. Peter's) when indeed there are two more (Old Oxford & the "Colored Cemetery"). Old Oxford & the "Colored Cemetery" (an informal name was all the 1-acre cemetery was ever given) were never surveyed, so these grounds have to be individually walked to find graves. Oftentimes, graves in these latter two cemeteries are considered part of St. Peter's by unintentional error as the cemetery boundary line resolution wasn't widely broadcast. St. Peter's ownership was also just relinquished to the city in 2008. There are no signs to indicate that one has crossed from one cemetery to another on these grounds either. The city just maintains all four grounds as if they were one.
I generally have avoided walking these cemeteries from late Fall to early Spring due to the busy-ness of the holidays and the fact that Winter time is our rainy season and the grounds are typically saturated with sitting rain water during these months. Yesterday was my first trip back for the year 2016. I made a general (not thorough) walk of the St. Peter's grounds yesterday and will continue searching for your grave (especially in the unsurveyed cemeteries) in the coming months. I just wanted to apologize for the delay, let you know that your request will take some time to fulfill, and that someone is on the case. Please don't give up hope or delete this request. Thanks!

Have a blessed day! :-)
Added by Everett Baranowski on Mar 09, 2016 12:26 PM
Cynthia Hart
Edward & Irene Hart
Thank you for taking the time to photograph and post my Grandparents grave site.
Added by Cynthia Hart on Jul 19, 2015 12:15 PM
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