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MixedStock (#47168536)
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Bio Photo I am a volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave. Feel free to copy my photos (unedited and uncropped, please) for use on other websites like All I ask is that you attach the following credit so others know the original source and can contact me if needed:

by MixedStock at Find-A-Grave. Photo used by permission.

I manage many memorials outside of my family and am happy to transfer per the rules or make changes and corrections. Please send your source along with corrections. I've had people submit corrections on my own relatives that I knew for a fact was wrong. So please, supply your sources. As the saying goes, if you don't have a source it is "mythology," not "genealogy!"

I also do not add missing birth dates to memorials by subtracting the age of a person given on a stone (e.g., 72 yrs., 6 mos. & 14 ds) from the year of death that is engraved on the stone. My own research has confirmed that frequently the given death year or the person's age on the stone is wrong, and, therefore, the calculated birthdate will also be wrong. So if the stone does not give a birth date or year, I don't add one without corroborating documentation that references the actual birth date. Yep. It's a pet peeve.

As for my personal genealogy research, I am just traveling this very interesting road and uncovering the roots of ancestors who left few records in their wake. If I can help someone make that connection I am happy to do so!
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Andrew L.
Thank you so much! -Andy
Added by Andrew L. on Feb 06, 2016 9:58 PM
Rodney Belcher
RE: Vanburen death certificates
Well that was awful stupid! It must have been a late night when I did those! Dey gone!

Added by Rodney Belcher on Feb 02, 2016 6:05 PM
Barbara Sheehan
Lydia Stearns
Lydia was the daughter of Jane Adams and Edward Foster from Middlesex, New York. She married Laurens Stearns in 1843 in NY.
His memorial is #116337719. In it, it mentions his first wife, Lydia Foster. Laurens and Lydia's only child was Edward Foster Stearns.

Distric of Columbia Select Deaths and Burials: 1840-1964

Edward Foster Stearns
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Race White
Age 68
Birth Date 07 Feb 1857
Birth Place New York
Death Date 11 Dec 1925
Death Place Washington, District of Columbia
Burial Date 14 Dec 1925
FHL Film Number 2116024
Reference ID 295508
Household Members
Name Age
Laurence Stearns
Lydia Foster
Edward Foster Stearns
Carrie E. Stearns
Added by Barbara Sheehan on Feb 01, 2016 10:04 AM
Debbie Bleger
Patrick Ford #156668218
If you e-mail me at, I will share information that shows Patrick Ford #156668218 and Bridget (Reardon) Ford #156666475 were husband and wife and the parents of Ellen (Ford) Kennedy McKnight #146227463.
Added by Debbie Bleger on Jan 23, 2016 3:34 PM
Sally Purdy Deubel
Please add parents James Purdy #11006934 and Elizabeth Hathaway #23211257 to Sally "Purdy" Deubel #51549578. Sally's parents are named in her obituary. Sally is sister to my gg-grandmother Harriet Purdy Swift. After Harriet Purdy Swift's death, her husband Franklin Swift and William Deubel moved from Plymouth to Ann Arbor upon purchasing the flour mill. After the death of his partner in 1868, Wm Deubel sold his share to Franklin Swift's children. The Deubel family moved to Ypsilanti upon purchase of another flour mill.

Sally Purdy Deubel's family Bible was donated to the Ypsilanti Historical Society.

Thank you!
Added by Swiftest50 on Jan 20, 2016 3:56 PM
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Rowland L. Bibbins
Thank you so much for the photo today!
Added by Honoring our ancestors on Jan 08, 2016 4:33 PM
Diane Schoppe McCue
RE: Cora Wotring Ely
My paper work so far only has E for her middle name. I have been going thru these papers for a year now and only less than half way I do work fulltime. I have learned that not everything makes sense. Are u related? I also take pics at cemeteries but its been put on hold until the snow

Let me know what you find out

Added by Diane Schoppe McCue on Jan 05, 2016 5:50 PM
Diane Schoppe McCue
Cora Wotring
Per the info on the Cora Wotring Ely page

Cora married Clarence A. Boss on Mar. 20, 1992 in Fairfield, Lenawee, Michigan. After his death she married Thomas Murdock on Sept. 2, 1916 in Northville, Michigan. On Nov. 22, 1945, again a widow, she married James McCulley in Northville.

I am a distance cousin.

Per my paperwork left to me by my great grandfather Byron Woodring who was working on the Woodring/Worting ancestry, Cora never married anyone with the last name of Ely. The initial of E shows up in a lot of paperwork as in the census, social security and a type list of the Crane family genealogy. Mary Ann Crane is Coras grandmother

I only show that she married Boss in 1902 and Murdock in 1916 from information on

I have eons of paperwork from the Woodring/Wotring that dates back to the late 1700s that I can share if you are interested

Diane McCue
Added by Diane Schoppe McCue on Jan 05, 2016 3:18 PM
Karyl Jorgenson
Alice E Bissell VanBuren
Thank you so much!
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Dec 27, 2015 10:17 AM
Tammy M.
Thank you so much! This is my son's bio family (Open adoption) so he wanted to do his genealogy like I have mine. Thanks for all the good info.
Added by Tammy M. on Dec 14, 2015 1:37 PM
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