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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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Yankee Magnolia
Carrie Noble
Thank you for the edits on Carrie Noble and the Gibsons. Have you sent edits to the manager of her memorial to link Carrie to her birth parents, the Nobles? I can add Carrie's information to the Gibsons' biographies. Thanks again.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Sep 18, 2016 11:51 AM
Barbara E White Ciot
RE: Emelie White
In the body of the information it states she is the daughter of Carl/Charles Grabowski and unknown Krause. Can you tell me who this information came from. She is my great grandmother and I have not been able to find any documentation regarding her parents. She immigrated here in 1891, married in 1892 to Charles Weiss White. I would appreciate any help you can offer. Have a good day. Barb

Oakwood Cemetery, Farmington, MI
Added by Barbara E White Ciot on Sep 13, 2016 7:22 PM
Susan
Amy Congdon
Over the past months I have been trying to find the parents of Amy Congdon who married Graves Hosmer, a Connecticut native. They went to Western NY before the Erie Canal was built and were really pioneers.

I see you are the manager of many Congdon memorials and wonder if somewhere in your notes you may have a likely candidates. Amy was born in 1767 according to Find A Grave buried in Avon, NY.
Added by Susan on Sep 13, 2016 7:13 AM
Susan
Amy Congdon
Over the past months I have been trying to find the parents of Amy Congdon who married Graves Hosmer, a Connecticut native. They went to Western NY before the Erie Canal was built and were really pioneers.

I see you are the manager of many Congdon memorials and wonder if somewhere in your notes you may have a likely candidates. Amy was born in 1767 according to Find A Grave buried in Avon, NY.
Added by Susan on Sep 09, 2016 6:24 PM
Anonymous
Senff memorials
Good day, Chris. I had left you a message in the editing section several months ago, but I don't think it ever went through. I was wondering if you would allow me to take over my great-grandparents memorials. Their numbers are #60222256 and #60222000. I am through their daughter, Anna. Thank you for your consideration. --Gene
Added by Anonymous on Sep 08, 2016 8:42 AM
Juanita Arnold
Mehmet Ozsker
I don't like auto correct.
Added by Juanita Arnold on Aug 31, 2016 12:33 PM
Juanita Arnold
Member Ozsker
His memorial stone is wrong both the social security files and the Michigan death index has January 10, 1979 for his death date. Please make a note in your files. I have seen mistakes for some grave s with a New year change. My own grandmother has the wrong year on her's also. Her death certificate says she died Jan 1959, her stone says January 1958. So it does happen at times. Thank you.
Added by Juanita Arnold on Aug 31, 2016 12:28 PM
Theodore E. Milz IV
RE: Theodor and Henriette Milz
Thank you so much Chris, it means alot to me and yes you might be right. lol I was told by my father that my Great, Great Grandfather married twice and we are trying to locate that side of the family as well. It seems to me they liked naming their kids the same names! jk But it has been hard trying to figure out roots when the town of Bresin, Germany is like trying to get into Fort Knox. Thank you again and God Bless you and keep you safe.

Respectfully Ted Milz
Added by Theodore E. Milz IV on Aug 30, 2016 5:30 AM
jerseygirl
Meloche
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.
Sincerely,
Diane L. Teague Webb
FAG47297921
Added by Diane L. Teague Webb on Jul 16, 2016 9:48 PM
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