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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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Ethel Haas
Can you had your gravestone picture from Frank Haas memorial to his wife Ethel's in Collins cemetery, Huron County. Thanks, Cheryl
Added by SavingRecordsForOurFuture on Jul 24, 2014 4:20 PM
Florence Marnlee Sawyer

I forgot to let you know the cemetery name that you took the grave marker photo of Florence
Milan Cemetery
Erie County
Ohio, USA

Thanks again,

Added by Peggy on Jul 23, 2014 10:42 PM
Florence Marlnee Sawyer

I want to thank you for taking the grave marker for Florence on April 1, 2012. As a result it made it easy for me to confirm that I had the right Florence with her maiden name on the marker.
Best of luck in your genealogy searching.

Added by Peggy on Jul 23, 2014 10:39 PM
headstone hunter
RE: Bobby Wayne Habernigg 118799910
Thanks for keeping a watch on the stone. There was a photo fulfillment on it, but the death date as you stated is not on there. Please continue to watch and see and I will talk to my aunt (his sister) and see when the inscription will be added.
Added by headstone hunter on Jul 22, 2014 7:00 AM
Deidre Saladin-Cole
RE: Saladin
Saladin is my dads side of the family so I'll have to talk to my grandma and see whom the William is part of .. Its got to be related due to the fact that we know so very few Saladin's .. Thank you for letting me know .. You have been such a help

Maybe one day I'll get to shake your hand when I am up in Norwalk again ( soon .. I only live 2 hrs away )
Added by Deidre Saladin-Cole on Jul 20, 2014 5:46 PM
Deidre Saladin-Cole
RE: Anna Regina Gregory 77737292
Wow you were so busy !! THank you so very much for all you have done!! that is way beyond what I've ever wished for .. Thank you again ..

AS for Anna Gregory there was an Anna Gregory in our family tree each and every generation as far I can could see going back 5 generations thus far .. I'll do some research and see what I find. The Anna that I was looking for was my grandfathers sister she passed away at 12 so 1922 would have been about right in the year.
Added by Deidre Saladin-Cole on Jul 20, 2014 5:42 PM
ed stogdill
Cyrus Bristol
Thank you for taking the time to get that photo, it it very much appreciated.

Added by ed stogdill on Jul 19, 2014 8:45 AM
J Howard & Elsie Biddle
Thanks for the headstone photos for J. Howard and Elsie. Really appreciate your efforts.
Added by Judy on Jul 17, 2014 7:32 PM
Kenny Butcher
RE: Lucy Jane Parker 108777982
Thanks so much Mike, greatly appreciated.
Added by Kenny Butcher on Jul 17, 2014 9:07 AM
Thank you!
Oh my goodness! Thank you so very, very much for the headstone photos of Clair Edgar Swift and his parents Nellie and Edgar...and a huge, huge thank you for all you do for all of us who are unable to be in Ohio. Thanks again, and all the best - Jo
Added by Jo on Jul 17, 2014 7:51 AM
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