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Mike Ohio (#47282139)
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Bio Photo Greetings fellow Find A Grave members. I'm Mike Tillinghast and live in Northern Ohio and am working on my family genealogy. I am a direct descendant of Pardon Tillinghast. I am his 11th Generation Great Grandson and the 7th generation on our Tillinghast Family Farm. My fraternal twin brother and I raise cattle and horses.

Also researching other family relatives: Sommers, Gardner, Stacey, Hine, Welch, Hill and Burnham.

I am a photo volunteer for Find A Grave. It is a very good past time and I enjoy "Headstone Hopping" all around Erie and Huron Counties. It is very rewarding to assist families and provide genealogical information. I also enjoy the excitement and satisfaction when I find that elusive headstone I've been looking for after a long challenging search.

Also taking photos of grave sites in area cemeteries for our local Historical Society.

One impressive thing I have observed in every cemetery I have been in is that veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present have veteran markers at their grave sites. As a Navy veteran, I am very pleased that my fellow veterans from all branches are remembered. One of my ongoing local cemetery projects is to obtain grave markers for veterans that do not have one.

My long range intent is to provide photos and/or Memorials for those in area cemeteries who do not have them.

With the exception of my relatives, I will be glad to transfer any memorial. Please feel free to ask.

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Mike...would you please add your picture at 123938401 to Richard's wife, Lois at 141524476. Thank you. Kathy
Added by Kathy on Jan 19, 2015 7:30 AM
John Arsenault
RE: Peabody family
Mike - Thank you for checking on Addie Horton Peabody. I've also checked the Ohio Obituary Index and local newspapers from Elyria and Newark but with no luck.

I notice from your profile that you're interested in military markers. I learned today that Elmer M. Peabody (No. 91042189), whose civilian gravestone you photographed, should also have a military marker. I found a copy of the application filed by his mother in 1950. He had died in a military hospital in Corsica in WWII. Could you take a look the next time you're in the Wakeman Cemetery?

Added by John Arsenault on Jan 07, 2015 11:59 AM
John Arsenault
Peabody family
Mike - Thank you for the prompt acceptance of my edits on the Rollin and Marion Peabody memorials. I'll be sending more, although they may not all be your memorials.
Are you located in Wakeman? If so, I wonder if you can determine whether Addie Grace Horton Peabody is buried in the Wakeman Township Cemetery? She was the first wife of Harvey D. Peabody and died in 1899-1900.

Added by John Arsenault on Jan 06, 2015 3:35 PM
hi mike i was wondering if you put your pic of dale frankboner 52181817 on his wife barbara 52181940 grave. I have one on there but it stinks
Added by brenda on Dec 24, 2014 6:18 AM
Dale Frankboner at riverside
I sent Brenda a copy of his obit. If she adds it, can you delete the obit you added so I could add a picture of Dale or delete one of the gravestone pics. Thanks, Cheryl Slone
Added by SavingRecordsForOurFuture on Dec 20, 2014 3:41 PM
Kathy G
RE: Mattie Marsella Gillespie Gfell 134477162
Hello Mike,
Thank you so much for the photos of Mattie and Jacob's headstones. They are wonderful. It means a lot to me to have them, and I live too far away to get them myself.
Added by Kathy G on Dec 14, 2014 11:16 AM
Laura W
RE: Photo Permission
Thanks Mike and thanks for the quick reply I'm from Northeast Ohio. Thanks for your consideration also....Laura W
Added by Laura W on Dec 13, 2014 6:03 PM
Laura W
Photo Permission
Hello Mike I would like permission to use the photos you posted of the Seaman family at Milan Cemetery. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Laura W 48375521
Added by Laura W on Dec 13, 2014 1:10 PM
Ron Harmon
Thank You Mike
Added by Ron Harmon on Nov 20, 2014 2:09 PM
Ron Harmon
Hi Mike, Would you consider transferring the following relatives to me? Lillian Harmon #84022635, Mefferd #71346249, Rosekelly #76833114, Rosekelly #30349650,and Showalter #68558195? Thank you Ron Harmon 48588516
Added by Ron Harmon on Nov 20, 2014 1:06 PM
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