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Amy 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, 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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You can send all the information through the edit tab on the memorials.
Added by ambs on Apr 12, 2014 3:02 PM
Tracy C. Brooks

My grandfather, Thomas Esselstyn Brooks (1913-2007), researched the Brooks family and left quite a large record behind. I noticed that he has Abraham Brooks, Jr's son as Cyrus Tracey Brooks (1809-1877). The gravestone does say Tracy C. Brooks,(#65142924), so he probably went by Tracy, but just thought I would let you know in case you wanted to add a note about the full name.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Kay Ennis
Added by K.Ennis on Apr 11, 2014 6:25 AM
This is my first try at fulfilling requests. I found a large group of CROCKER's near the location of the request for James CROCKER. I cannot find a marker at the plot listed for James CROCKER.

There is a huge CROCKER stone and group in Section K right across from the plot listed for James.

Not sure what to do next...
Added by robbins5 on Mar 28, 2014 8:51 AM
Nancy Heib
Ketchum family
Amy, Thank you so much for the transfer, and with "linking" the Ketchum family together.
Your help is very much appreciated!
Added by Nancy Heib on Mar 27, 2014 6:46 PM
There is no visable marker at the location:
Lot #356 Sec. L in the new grounds.

There is a group of CROCKER's in Sec. K very close by.
Unreadable Crocker
Unreadable Crocker
Unreadable dates
Possible Crocker unreadable
Ervilla Frink Crocker b. 1840 d. 1926
Zillah May Crocker b. 1858 d. 1951
Lulu E. Crocker b. 1873 d. 1923
Dughters of
L.?. & E.E. Crocker
d. 12 Dec 1860
age 2 years, 5 months and 24 days
There is a large Memorial with the last name CROCKER in the middle of this section.

Please let me know if any of these may connect to your family information. If so I will try to get more information.
Added by robbins5 on Mar 27, 2014 3:19 PM
Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan
I have found the approximate location of
James CROCKER d. 1862
Lot 356, Sec. L New Grounds

There is still several feet of snow over the area so I will have to wait to see if I can find a marker.
Added by robbins5 on Mar 27, 2014 9:07 AM
Yvonne Freed Dunn
RE: Freed Obituaries
You are quite Welcome..I am addicted to the Freed Name..
Added by Yvonne Freed Dunn on Mar 19, 2014 6:25 AM
Janice Milan
RE: William F Hewitt, # 79865972
Thank you, this worked.
Added by Janice Milan on Feb 26, 2014 7:01 AM
Janice Milan
RE: William F Hewitt, # 79865972
Thank you Amy for giving me D. Curtis member number. However, I have not figured out how to contact other contributors when I have only name and number. Looked through the help and forum. Any help? I have had this happen in the past with no luck then either.
Added by Janice Milan on Feb 22, 2014 12:43 PM
Janice Milan
William F Hewitt, # 79865972
Question: Where did you find his Civil War enlistment information? (Enlisted in Michigan but served in Missouri). Comment: The death year and interment year are in conflict 1899 vs 1889. The date on the cemetery marker is unclear in the photo. NOTE: I am a Marshall native. Thank you to all for the work in Oakridge Cemetery.
Added by Janice Milan on Feb 16, 2014 4:32 AM
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