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Joe Chester (#47184077)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family history for almost 30 years and this is an absolute passion :)

Primary surnames are McCluskey, Curran, Barber, Neil & Edgar (maternal) and Chester, Thompson, Slawson, Templeton & Holmes (paternal).

I share with many the firm belief that we are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them. As another member so eloquently stated, the ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away - regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.

I'm certainly open to transferring memorials or updating as needed; my goal is to 'connect not collect'. Please use the Edit tab.

You are welcome to copy and use anything I post in any way you like.

Enjoy, Joe
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Gary Templeton
RE: Cecil & Beulah Templeton
Thank you and I will. I will be adding pictures to Miles, Fred, and Anna's memorials and I will give you some more info on Williams parents so that may be added if you want. I see you are an Army vet. I spent nine years in the service also in the Navy and then eleven years as a civilian Navy and Marine instructor. Thank you for your service.
Added by Gary Templeton on Aug 18, 2015 11:50 PM
Gary Templeton
RE: Cecil & Beulah Templeton
Thank you for adding my parents date of marriage. Joe if you would like to transfer the memorials to me that would be great. I would like to put in bios and additional information.
Thank you
Added by Gary Templeton on Aug 18, 2015 5:40 PM
RE: Minier & Gaffney
Not a problem. Have a great day!
Added by PedersenAnc on Aug 10, 2015 5:08 PM
RE: Macks @ Woodlawn / Argyle
Unfortunately, the Woodlawn directory doesn't list Viola Collins, or James or Birdie Mack.
Added by HL49 on Aug 02, 2015 4:16 PM
RE: Sarah Headrick Mack (# 147555568)
You're welcome! The directory at Woodlawn Cemetery indicates there several other Macks buried there, so I've added memorial pages for them: David, Emma, Ernest, and "W". The directory doesn't have birth/death dates. They are all buried in the same plot as Sarah and Thomas, but don't appear to have gravestones.
Added by HL49 on Aug 02, 2015 2:49 PM
Debra Stanley
RE: McCartys @ Oak Hill / Battle Creek
You are most welcome :)
Added by Debra Stanley on Jul 30, 2015 1:11 PM
Amy (Decker) Veenendall
RE: David H. Godfrey (#62684806)
You're welcome. Glad I could link and add information for the family. The Godfrey family I've been updating more over the last few days. Are you related to this family?
Added by Amy (Decker) Veenendall on Jul 28, 2015 9:43 AM
jennie martinico
RE: Barber family
Hi. sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I would love an invite to the site!!!

Added by jennie martinico on Jul 24, 2015 11:40 PM
Becky O
RE: Kearly & Buyers graves @ Twin Lakes
The "older" section does have quite a few missing headstones, so It could be possible they are there, but the stone is missing. Yours was on the older side. Especially the Kearley ones.
Added by Becky O on Jul 15, 2015 10:33 PM
Becky O
RE: Bertha Witter grave @ Au Sable
Unfortunately, the cemetery is in quite disrepair. The sign says that only 10% of the markers are left standing. I walked the 60 or so left and few are still readable. Sorry!
Added by Becky O on Jul 15, 2015 9:38 AM
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