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melissa w
RE: June
I am now, but I thought I would Ask in case you had one and didn't upload. I can go over there one day, unless you beat me to it. I'll prob wait a while so I can compile a list of missing relatives in the area and do one trip. Thanks.
Added by melissa w on Apr 19, 2015 3:28 PM
melissa w
RE: June
Oh ok..I remember the Sarasins living behind my fathers House and the Kraemers just live a few houses down. But that's about it. Thank you and I appreciate it. Have a great Day. You don't have Betty Reich Headstone do you? She's buried in Advance Cemetery.
Added by melissa w on Apr 19, 2015 10:01 AM
melissa w
RE: June
I think I might know who you are...I went to school with Mike Sxxxxxx I won't display the last name. If you lived there around the 1980s then I know your son from H.S.
Added by melissa w on Apr 19, 2015 8:30 AM
melissa w
RE: June
Oh that's cool, that's my father and uncle.

I'll just take June's for now...I'm working on the Binghams family Tree and Websters.

Find A Grave Memorial# 62056656
Added by melissa w on Apr 19, 2015 8:20 AM
melissa w
RE: June
Thank you, that's very kind. It's kind of funny. June's two daughters married two Murray just happens that i was already re
Was related to them from the Bingham side and my father is a now I'm related to them twice.

I think you did my grandfathers grave, Cecil Murray.

How do I put in a transfer request? I don't even see a link to request a transfer?
Added by melissa w on Apr 19, 2015 6:25 AM
Bob Loveday
RE: Douglas Loveday
Thank you so much. My grandfather as a boy left the Loveday's in Chicago for life in Calif. I have researched these people so long it's like I know them. The photo of the woman is his mother and the gentleman is actually his brother. Douglas was born in England and took over Loveday Estates in London area from his Dad. He sold it in 1902. There is still a Loveday road there that his Dad named. I looked at it on Google Earth I am hoping this will be a nice platform for contact
Added by Bob Loveday on Feb 16, 2015 10:14 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: White's
Thanks! You're awesome :)
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jan 29, 2015 12:51 AM
Robert V. and Esther White
Thanks so much! You're the best! :)
Added by patrickinpetoskey on Jan 11, 2015 8:27 PM
RE: Mackinaw bridge
Someone else did it too, but he lived:

U.S. Air Force Captain John S. Lappo had the heart of a jet pilot–skillful, bold and committed. However, the personality traits that served him so well on bombing missions during the Korean War and covert spy-in-the-sky missions over the Soviet Union also "grounded" him after a playful-but dangerous-stunt that involved the Mackinac Bridge.

On April 24, 1959, Lappo, a Muskegon, Michigan, native and his five-man crew were returning from a routine simulated bomb run to the Lockbourne Air Force base near Columbus, Ohio. As Lappo later confessed, "I always wanted to fly under a big bridge. I thought it would be the Golden Gate." Suddenly, the Mackinac Bridge came into view. Lappo polled the crew about his scheme to fly under the bridge. After the crew responded affirmatively with a 4 to 1 vote, Lappo declared, "I’m taking her under!" At a speed of 425 miles per hour, the RB-47 Stratojet raced through the 150-foot clearance between the roadbed framework and the Straits. In Lappo’s words, "It was exhilarating to say the least!"

However, the one naysayer among the crew was not amused. Two weeks after the "fly under," the navigator snitched. Lappo pleaded guilty to charges of violating an air force regulation that prohibited flying an aircraft less than 500 feet above the ground or water, except during takeoffs and landings. Besides a forfeiture of pay ($50 a month for six months) and a formal reprimand, Captain Lappo was forced to surrender his wings.

Lappo contended that flying under the Mackinac Bridge posed no danger to the crew or the aircraft. According to the veteran pilot, every flight was a risk, and he saw this as no greater a threat than many others. Larry Rubin, Mackinac Bridge Authority executive director, disagreed. "It is a dangerous thing to do. . . . There were cables hanging from the deck. They were there when work was being completed and then they were there off and on after construction. They would have cut the plane in half."

Despite the blemish on his record, Lappo remained in the air force, serving as an aircraft maintenance officer in Vietnam and other bases. After thirty years of service, he retired with honors as a lieutenant colonel. Although he never again flew for the U.S. Air Force, Lappo piloted his own private plane after moving to Alaska with his wife Olive Kay (also from Muskegon).

For more on the history of the Mackinac Bridge, including the full story on Lappo’s flight under the bridge, look for Michigan History magazine’s "50 Years of the Mighty Mac" issue, available in July. Visit or call toll free, (800) 366-3703.
Added by patrickinpetoskey on Jan 10, 2015 8:42 AM
Roxanne D
Thank you once again
Just wanted to thank you for your outstanding service and quick responses to anything I've ever thrown at you. You are an asset to us all. Best wishes. Roxanne
Added by Roxanne D on Jan 09, 2015 10:35 AM
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