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Amy (Decker) Veenendall (#47104012)
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Bio Photo I have been doing family research since 1999.
My direct family lines are Surnames : BABCOCK, BRIEGEL, BURNS, CRAWFORD, DE LA VERGNE, ESSELTINE, HILLS, HUNTLEY, KIMMER, KRAUS, MASTERS, MONROE, PEABODY, ROLLER, Van Fleet/Van Vleet, WATERS, WEBB, YAUDES/JAUDES and a few extras. Trying to figure out brick walls of some of the family tree has pushed me to even do more research than I had expected to do when I had first started. It's very addicting. If you see **** on a memorial, that means I have an obituary and need to add more information to that memorial.

I have contacted the Marshall newspaper and asked if I may add the older obituaries to findagrave. They said it was fine as long as I give credit to the paper I found them in. The older obituaries have helpful information in them. They list other family members, their locations at the time of the family members death, funeral home information and interment location. For some researchers, obituaries can make the difference and point them in the right direction of where to search first.

Please don't duplicate the memorials we've created in Oakridge. It makes it difficult if there is a duplicate when we try to link family together. Contact one of us with the additional information you have and we can add it or get the memorial transferred over to you.

We are trying to input all the burials for Oakridge Cemetery and make each memorial as complete as possible. There are over 15,000 memorials for this cemetery alone. There are several individuals working together toward completion of our goals. Our main goal is to find homes for each one of the memorials that we've input (that we are not related to).

Any information that others may have or any corrections, please feel free to email me with them. We have burial listings for Oakridge Cemetery from 1839 to 2011. Thank you Bill Kinney, Kate Keller, Tara, and Keith Burkhead, Fraya, Deb and many others for taking the time and helping with adding/updating information, obits and taking photos of the memorials.

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K. Nickel
Emma G. Brooks
Thank you very much for taking the time to send the edit suggestions for Emma. That was helpful information!
Added by K. Nickel on Jan 26, 2016 2:05 PM
K. Nickel
RE: Howard Bovette Wilkinson
Thank you for the offer, but no need to transfer. If I gather any more info I will definitely let you know. I wish I did know more about him. I was so pleased to see the info that was previously added to his memorial page.
Added by K. Nickel on Jan 11, 2016 5:22 PM
Sandra Boudrou
No need for a transfer but thanks for the offer! Most kind of you.

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Added by Sandra Boudrou on Jan 10, 2016 8:00 PM
Sandra Boudrou
I am sending an edit for his parents. His father is Alanson different from his name on the biography. I know this for sure as I have seen his DAR paperwork which I found on Ancestry. Let me know if you have questions. He is a very, very distant relative.

sandy in WA state

Added by Sandra Boudrou on Jan 01, 2016 4:29 PM
K. Nickel
Howard Bovette Wilkinson
Thank you for the edit. It's so nice to have him connected to the family. Happy Holidays!
Added by K. Nickel on Dec 22, 2015 10:33 AM
Dale Ayres
Yes, absolutely post the photo. Thank you!
Added by imagal49 on Oct 09, 2015 4:13 AM
Philip Jay
RE: Lawrence Jay in Oakridge
Yes. You may transfer my grandfather to me. And, thank you for linking his parents as well. This will be my first file to manage. Cheers.
Added by Philip Jay on Sep 16, 2015 8:00 AM
Philip Jay
Lawrence Merton Jacobs
My grandfather was born in Sturgis, Michigan the son of Marion Jacobs and Sarah Hanna Blue. He changed his name (not legally) and my father and uncle both have the last name JAY. I realize the grave stone has JAY as does his death certificate. Marion, his father, died in April 1933, and is buried in Marshall, Calhoun County, MI.

Just for the record.


Philip R Jay
Added by Philip Jay on Sep 14, 2015 10:37 AM
Christine Dobbertien
Fred Popenhagen
Thank you for the article on Fred Popenhagen. Kate Keller added it to his memorial. I added it to my genealogy info. Thanks again!
Added by Christine Dobbertien on Sep 08, 2015 2:21 PM
Mary Catherine Guile
She was the daughter of Stephen BarthOlf and Hanna HOPPER

Graves #19135137 (Stephen) #19135131 (Hannah)
Thanks, Ree
Added by ReeT on Aug 27, 2015 7:02 PM
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