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Denise Ferguson Lake (#46886374)
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Bio Photo Dear Fellow Find a Graver's:

Currently I am very busy with work and family and not working on my FAG memorials on a regular basis. If you send a request I will eventually get to it.

I put a ton of hours working on this years ago and I do not appreciate the nasty emails that end up in my box. It doesn't help your cause it only makes me not want to do the corrections or transfers that you are requesting.

Life goes on and hobbies change....

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mary giera
Wilson M. Eggleston 1925-1991
Request his obit. Memorial says it is available.
Added by mary giera on Nov 11, 2015 9:14 AM
Diana Popp
Mary Sophia Burgess # 26438652
Mary was the sister of my GG Grandmother, Eleanor Beaubier Visger.
I am hoping you can tell me where you got the information for her death. I can find no death records of any kind for her. Maybe if you have some information, it will help me find some kind of death record for her.
Her name was Mary Sophrona Beaubier, and Louis Burgess was one of her husbands. She and Louis had several children, one of them, Eva Cowper Strong is buried there in the same plot with Mary and Louis.

Thank You!
Added by Diana Popp on Nov 08, 2015 8:59 PM
Judy Barrette-Flint
Matilda Newson - Find A Grave Memorial# 26440840

Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Cadillac Ward 3, Wexford, Michigan; Roll: 755; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 0119; FHL microfilm: 1240755 Source Information 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Name: Laurence J Newson [Lawrence J Newson] Age: 56 Birth Date: Feb 1844 Birthplace: Canada Home in 1900: Cadillac Ward 3, Wexford, Michigan Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1862 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Matilda Newson Marriage Year: 1877 Years Married: 23 Father's Birthplace: England Mother's Birthplace: England Household Members: Name Age Laurence J Newson 56 Matilda Newson 53--MY TRANSCRIPTION FROM ORIG DOCT -Cadillac, Wexford Cty, Michigan, sheet 25A, lines 16-17 incl. Residence appears to be Arufron Street-- NEWSON, Lawrence J. Head, W, M, b Feb 1844, age 56, M for 23 yrs (1877), b Canada, parents both b England, immig 1862, in US for 38 yrs, naturalized, Saloon Keeper, can read & write & spk Eng, owns home (not farm) no mortage; Matilda Wife, W, F, b Nov 1846, age 53, M 23 years (1877), had no children so none living, b Michigan, father b Canada, mother b Michigan, can read & write & spk Eng.

25 Oct 2015 at County Wexford City/village/township Cadillac Last Name Newson Given Name Matelda Birth Year 1847 Age 53 Death Day 4 Death Month Aug Death Year 1901 Father's Given Name Mitchel Father's Last Name Gay Rights Certified copies of this record are available from the Michigan Department of Community Health's Vital Records Office:,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html.--MY TRANSCRIPTION FROM ORIG DOCT - Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan Death Record page 869, Record 51, Location in City: 3 ward, Chapin Street [internet lists such a street in Cadillac now] Matilda Newson, died 4 Aug 1901. Female, white, married, age 53 yrs 7 mos, born Feb 1847 in Michigan. Married 24 yrs (1877) had one child and no children living now, occupation Housekeeper, father Mitchell Gay born Canada, mother not known, burial 5 Aug 1901 in Elk Rapids by CC Dunham of Cadillac, Michigan. Medical: attended by doctor 4 Aug 1901 and last saw her alive at 7:00 am Cause of Death: Organic Disease of Heart, immediate cause: Exhaustion & Heart Failure, contributory Nephitis. Signed by J M Wordley? MD of Cadillac, Michigan on 5 Aug 1901. Matilda Josephine Gay Smith Morrison Birth: May 15, 1849 Death: Aug. 16, 1931 Conflicting first name, Matilda or Empress? Daughter of Michel and Elizabeth (Shane) Gay. 1st wife of Charles W Smith, died in 1872. 1st name listed as Matilda J Gay for marriage license to Charles 1864, GTC. Then married Neil Morrison, time of marriage around 1877, based on birth of their son Lowell W Morrison. Buried with Neil Morrison. Family links: Parents: Michael Gay (1819 - 1904) Elizabeth Gay (1831 - 1892) Spouses: Charles W Smith (1842 - 1872) Neil Morrison (1848 - 1926) Children: Duncan Campbell Morrison (1884 - 1948)* Sibling: Mary Elizabeth Gay Morrison (1859 - 1931)* *Calculated relationship Note: No Headstone Found Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Michigan, USA Plot: 438 Created by: Denise Ferguson Lake Record added: May 27, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37572911 [25 OCT 2015: VERY CONFUSING! HER BIRTHDATE DOESN'T MATCH MATILDA WHO MARRIED LAWRENCE JAMES NEWSON IN 1877, BUT MARRIAGE DATE MATCHES. THE CENSUS I HAVE FOR HER INDICATE A 1847 BIRTHDATE AND SHE HAS A SISTER NAMED JOSEPHINE. HER DEATH DATE DOESN'T MATCH EITHER--I TEND TO BELIEVE THAT MATILDA DID MARRY CHARLES SMITH FIRST, BUT THEN SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE JAMES NEWSON IN 1877 AFTER CHARLES DIED IN 1879--FROM ANY RECORDS I CAN FIND, THE GAY THAT MARRIED NEIL MORRISON WENT BY THE NAME JOSEPHINE - NOT MATILDA]

I know you say you are very busy now and not working on these records, so I am leaving this public message for anyone interested to see. I can be contacted at
Added by Judy Barrette-Flint on Oct 25, 2015 8:41 PM
Connie Rifenburg
Please transfer these memorials
65954673 George R Winegarden, my great uncle
65954672 Evelyn Shannon Winegarden, his wife
26442111 James Winegarden, Uncle George's father
26442113 Mary Winegarden, his wife

(Leona Winegarden I requested on a separate note)
George and Leona (brother and sister) never had any children, but we were like their grandchildren and they played a large part in my life. I would be honored to care for their memorials.

Connie Rifenburg
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Oct 19, 2015 10:05 AM
Connie Rifenburg
26442112 Leona Winegarden
Would you be willing to transfer this to me. Leona was my Great Aunt. She never married and had no children, but I was very close to her in her life. I would like to care for her memorial.

Thank you,
Connie Rifenburg
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Oct 19, 2015 9:50 AM
Shirley Hause
Thank you for your time updating Charles Sandford Hause and William Hause memorials. Appreciate it very much.
Added by Shirley Hause on Aug 02, 2015 10:12 AM
Alan and Mary Van Dyke
Delos Wilcox #26442059
Hi Denise.

I am making a family history book for my in-laws, (the husband is Delos' great grandson.)

May I have your permission to use your photo in the book? I always use a credit/caption like: "Photo courtesy of...".

Thank you,
Mary Van Dyke
Added by Alan and Mary Van Dyke on Jul 06, 2015 10:00 AM
Alan and Mary Van Dyke
Delos Wilcox
Added by Alan and Mary Van Dyke on Jul 06, 2015 9:59 AM
Gerry Sell
Thank you
I just appreciate your work - the quality, the quantity (!) and the care you take of it.

Thank you

Gerry Sell
Added by Gerry Sell on Apr 28, 2015 2:47 PM
David Allen Bosner
Hi Denise, David Bosner is in Lot 20 gravesite A in Yuba Thanks
Added by SHARMA ZOLLINGER on Feb 25, 2015 11:38 AM
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