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Chris (#47304829)
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Bio Photo Hello Find A Grave members: PLEASE READ!

Please do not add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan. As the data manager for Oakwood, I have been asked to monitor that cemetery for the Library, genealogical society and the city. I have spent two years, and several thousand hours, researching the people buried in Oakwood. I have been to the cemetery 33 times and taken almost 2000 pictures.

There are at least a dozen people who are listed on grave monuments in Oakwood who aren't actually buried there. The cemetery has been completely photographed and we know who is buried there. We are adding recently burials as they occur, so that we can keep our master list current.

PLEASE don't add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington. The library system is directing their researchers to Find A Grave for their research and we want the information to be accurate. We have a master list for the cemetery, birth, marriage and death records, and census data. We are still correcting lot numbers and some other data that we have discovered is incorrect. Many of the city records are NOT correct.

Thank you for your cooperation.

I have learned a very valuable lesson from this project. You can't just walk through a cemetery, take a picture of a grave monument and assume that the person is buried there. It must be researched!
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Are you an admin on this site?
Added by jerseygirl on Jul 18, 2016 11:38 PM
Diane L. Teague Webb
Daniel Strickland Brownell
Thank you Chris for your information on the above.
I believe his name in the East Farmington Cemetery Find A Grave 11301984 is a "Cenotaph" added to names with his siblings and parents.
He and wife Lucy are buried in Saranac Cemetery,
in Ionia, MI.
I have corrected the birthdate to Feb 14, 1808
in the Saranac Cemetery. It was difficult to read the tombstone.
Much appreciation for all your help.
Diane L. Teague Webb
Added by Diane L. Teague Webb on Jul 16, 2016 9:48 PM
Alice Scott
Sorry, I didn't get your email until after edit. Made changes.
Added by Quietude on Jul 14, 2016 4:08 AM
Theodore E. Milz IV
Great Grandfather
Hi Chris i was wondering if you would allow me to take over my Great Grandfathers memorial and my Great Grand Mother. Their Numbers are #110205068 and #110205067. My name is Theodore Ernst the IV and hopefully i get to pass this on to my son who is the V. I feel very blessed for finding this site and have my Great Grandfathers twin August G. Milz and his Wife Mary already. Thank you so much and God Bless you.
Added by Theodore E. Milz IV on Jul 12, 2016 1:12 PM
The Weltons
Hi there

Got yer edit

Both memorials are marked and have been as cenotaphs

Added by TheBlueJar on Jul 12, 2016 12:22 PM
RE: Betsey Durand 160841904
You're welcome and hope things are going better for you. I took that photo in early spring. Unfortunately, The weeds are chest high now and you can't even tell there is a cemetery there. I'm trying to get the town to clean it up and maintain it, but no luck so far.

Added by Jeff247 on Jul 11, 2016 10:11 AM
RE: William H Huchthausen-Grand Lawn computer is giving me trouble...sorry.
Added by PonemahPat on Jul 10, 2016 7:58 PM
The Last Ride
Fred Anderson
Is this a memorial you would like to care for? I am not related in anyway and I dont having a problem doing transfers to anyone.
Added by The Last Ride on Jul 08, 2016 12:37 AM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Thank you for both taking the time and making the effort to help me in correcting the memorial created for:
Henry John "Harry" Keller # 162753107
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jul 03, 2016 8:53 PM
B.G. Wiehle
RE: Martha Siddle Humphry
Hi Chris! The Humphry stone was already on my list because of the memorial for Elizabeth Siddle, who is buried in that plot but is not mentioned on the marker. You just had the good timing to add your memorials before I added all the names to Find-a-Grave. In fact, there are still 2 to be done: John G. Humphry, 1834-1889, who is on the north side of the marker (the others are on the west side), and an infant (d. 1896, not on the marker). If you want to add them, go ahead, otherwise I'll get to them tomorrow or the day after.
Added by B.G. Wiehle on Jun 29, 2016 9:23 PM
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