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Michael Towers (#46789045)
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RE: Thank you!
Hi again, Michael-- armed with your death date for Margaret ? & knowing the marriage date for John M. Vurgason + Margaret, I was able to find a .pdf document of the newspaper page of their marriage announcement in 1928. So now I have her maiden name: Chapin + her father's name Henry Sterling Chapin. And John's full name was John Manchester Vurgason: quite an elegant name. So thank you so much. In much the same way you photographic volunteers do, I research all lines, even in-laws of in-laws, as these Chapins are in relation to myself. If everyone did this, we would have a much easier time doing our research, as some of us are doing much that is redundant.

Thank you so much again! I am sure all the Vurgason descendants & now the Chapin descendants appreciate your photos & info. very much!

Camille in MD
Added by Camille on Aug 14, 2014 4:17 PM
Thank you!
Thank you very much for taking a pic of a different side of the Vurgason obelisk. I don't know who this Margaret C. is but I will work on fitting her into the Vurgason tree. I am not blood-related to them but my Uncle George Vurgason was my fave uncle. I am doing the Vurgason tree as a favor to my cousins & the other Vurgason's. I also love the feeling of including someone who may have otherwise been forgotten.

Thanks very much again! :)
Camille in MD
Added by Camille on Aug 13, 2014 11:29 PM
Thanks for the Leroy photos. I appreciate your time.
Added by Franklin on Aug 13, 2014 7:06 AM
Sharon Scott
Page Memorial
Thank you for the great photo for Sarah Page. I appreciate the help.
Added by Sharon Scott on Aug 12, 2014 11:01 AM
Henson family
Thank you!
Added by expatmike on Aug 12, 2014 8:52 AM
Jane Thomson Giffen
RE: James Headifen
Hi Michael;
Can't thank you enough for your "three"replies to
my query on James Headifen.I will immediately
contact the paper's website and have a look-see.
The thing with these Headifen cousins is every family going all the way back to NIreland had
a "James" in the family-tree,,!!!
I have got some of the newer generation in order
but the early "1800" ones are a problem,my grt-granfather born N IRELAND 1838,his father was
a James,and so named his first son James and on it went,,!!!

I will let you know any results I find later,Thank you for contacting the cemetery,and I don't think we will be paying them to look up any plot history,
I've had some look up the info for no charge,,!!

Kind regards;
Added by Jane Thomson Giffen on Aug 07, 2014 11:13 AM
Jane Thomson Giffen
James Headifen
HI Michael,

Back in June/2013 I think,?? you found a lost cousin of mine buried in a grave with :2: other
males,I don't have my files in front of me as I am not on my home computer,,,so can't remember the other guy's names,,,,
Any chance you can recall this request of mine,??
you did say you would do some more checking,,,,

I would appreciate it very much as it would clear up a mystery of why James was not buried with the rest of the cousins,they all emmigrated from Glasgow,Scot in the early to mid to late 1800's
a bunch of them all settled in New Jersey,his
brother John Headifen settled in Cooks Cty,Il
can't find him either as a lot of them could not read/write and resulted in name changes,they were
all original Irish immigrants to Scotland.

Will look forward to hearing from you if you have any luck.
Kind regards;
Added by Jane Thomson Giffen on Aug 06, 2014 3:31 PM
Ray, Townsend, Fortmeyer headstones
Wow! Thank you SO much for the fabulous photos of these headstones! Your photography is wonderful and you've just provided me with an abundance of wonderful, new!, information! Thank so for taking the time to photograph these for me and especially as a grouping! It gives me so many clues. Kind wishes to you. óJulie, in Oregon
Added by ZiegeFrau on Jul 30, 2014 5:07 PM
Peter Mc
Michael, thank you for the Bennett photos. I really appreciate it.

Added by Peter Mc on Jul 29, 2014 9:36 PM
Peter Meyers
Stephen Mott Wright
Thank you for the photo. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Peter Meyers on Jul 29, 2014 9:05 PM
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