RE: Nathan McLoud I have changed the place of burial to Sacred Heart for Nathan McLoud's memorial. I used the Michigan Death Records 1897-1920 to see how the place of burial was listed for people buried at Sacred Heart, South Milton and Kewadin Indian Mission. People buried at both the Indian Mission cemetery and Sacred Heart had Kewadin listed as place of burial. People in South Milton cemetery had death records that said South Milton cemetery. Since Nathan McLoud was not Native American, it seems more likely that he is buried at Sacred Heart as you have said. Just thought I would let you know that you were right, and that I have changed the memorial. Thanks again for your feedback.
RE: Nathan McLoud I have added a note to the McLoud memorial stating that the death certificate gives Kewadin as the burial place and that I am assuming that means the Kewadin Indian Mission cemetery, but it may not be and he may be buried elsewhere in Kewadin. It does seem strange that he would be buried in a Native American cemetery if he isn't Native American. I thought maybe there were mostly Native Americans buried there, but also some who weren't. Sometimes cemetery names change, or are called by what the locals refer to it as, and not the official name. Maybe Sacred Heart was sometimes called the Kewadin Cemetery since it is located in Kewadin and the town's largest cemetery. I am not from the area so don't know. I checked a couple web sites that list internments for Sacred Heart and Nathan McLoud was not listed. That doesn't necessarily mean he isn't buried there though. I plan to do a little more investigating, and will let you know if I discover anything new. Thank you for your input. It is important to me that the memorials I create are accurate.
RE: Nathan McLoud The place of burial or removal on a death certificate always refers to the cemetery, not the city where the deceased is buried. If the place of burial was Sacred Heart that would have been indicated on the death certificate. The only cemetery in Antrim county, Michigan with Kewadin in the name is the Kewadin Indian Mission Cemetery. I therefore assume that is where he is buried. If you find evidence to the contrary, let me know and I will change his memorial. I've been doing genealogy research for many years and have never seen a death certificate that used the name of the city instead of the cemetery for place of burial. Maybe if the person died out of state and was moved to a cemetery in another state, they might just list the city. That would be the only exception to the rule that I can think of, and I'm not even sure if it would happen then. Nathan McLoud died in Elk Rapids which is only about 4 miles away from Kewadin, so I feel certain Kewadin Indian Mission Cemetery is where he is buried.