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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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Joe Chester
RE: David H. Godfrey (#62684806)
I am not a direct Godfrey ancestor, however David's mother Catharine was a Slawson and I'm a direct Slawson descendant. With the large families involved, I'm sure many updates are forthcoming :)

Added by Joe Chester on Jul 28, 2015 3:32 PM
Joe Chester
David H. Godfrey (#62684806)
Thank you very much Amy for creating and updating this memorial. David was part of a large family as were both his parents. It's great to see the family come together.

Regards, Joe
Added by Joe Chester on Jul 24, 2015 3:26 PM
Bruce Gillett
Frances Gilbert in Oakridge
Hi Amy,

I left a response to your message at your hotmail email address. Bruce
Added by Bruce Gillett on Jun 21, 2015 9:16 AM
Bruce Gillett
Frances Pardoe Gilbert
Hi Amy,

Thanks for linking Frances to her parents. I tried to find her obit in the Evening Chronicle but I guess ancestry only has until 1925. I would like to see it. I did find while searching, that her middle name is Elizabeth if you want to add that. Bruce
Added by Bruce Gillett on Jun 17, 2015 10:57 AM
Brenda Runyon
RE: Jessie Waller
Hi Amy
If you come a cross Alonzo Wing I would love to get the information on him. He is buried in Lake view cemetery with other Wings and I know he brought the plots but I'm not able to find out anything else. There is no info in Branch Co. so I'm thinking maybe in the surrounding counties.
Thanks in advance.
Added by Brenda Runyon on May 26, 2015 7:21 PM
Brenda Runyon
Jessie Waller
Hi Amy
Thank you for the obit for Jessie it gives us so much information, I did but it on the bio.
Added by Brenda Runyon on May 24, 2015 7:13 PM
Bailey/Churches Corners
Thanks for the info regarding Dora Bailey at Churches Corners Cemetery.I was able to confirm and add more info to her memorial.

Added by Treeclimber on May 23, 2015 10:47 AM
carol smith
Smith Family
Hi,So sorry that it took so long to reply to you.If it is possible to find out any marriage dates and places.Like you we were covered with snow and more snow!!!Can you recommend a place to try to find pictures of the early Smiths-I bet they have the same facial features.Again,thank you for your work.
Added by carol smith on Mar 24, 2015 4:29 PM
carol smith
Smith Family
Thank you,thank you. I have been looking for Darius Smith and his wife.
Added by carol smith on Feb 19, 2015 9:17 AM
Lucile Benson Smith, Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall
I have been searching for the Benson family. Do you have any other information regarding Lucile, her father, Clinton Benson, or mother, Alice Miller? Many thanks, Cathy Czubek
Added by Zippee0415 on Jan 29, 2015 1:32 PM
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