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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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Miles Groth
Robert John Gaukler
Hello! Is Robert J. Gaukler (b. 1924, d. 1984) buried there as well? His father is buried at the cemetery shown and he is mentioned as one of the sons of Clair Gaukler.
Added by Miles Groth on Nov 20, 2015 1:22 PM
RE: Edythe Hollis Bice McLain
Thank you for your extension of time and effort. I appreciate it, Chris!

Added by Observer4wing on Nov 16, 2015 2:27 PM
Josiah Loomis Jr. #128825152
Thank you for adding the bio to the memorial of Josiah.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Nov 16, 2015 1:05 PM
Michael Loomis #128825165
Thank you for adding the info and linking Michael to his parents. We appreciate everything you do in keeping these people alive for their descendants.
John and Lois
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Nov 14, 2015 9:04 AM
Pat Shaul
138655147 - Esther Clark Botsford
You have created a memorial / burial for Esther Clark Botsford and her husband, Simeon Botsford, in the Southfield Cemetery, in Southfield, Oakland County, MI. Please provide the source of your placing their remains at this location. I have searched the cemetery and the cemetery records and do not find them listed. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. These are my 4th great grandparents.
Added by Pat Shaul on Nov 12, 2015 11:16 AM
RE: Donald O. Larson
Hi Chris,
I've deleted the memorial I did for him and linked his wife to yours. This headstone for him and his wife is in the Lakeview Cemetery here in Howell. Apparently she was buried here. I tried to find if her parents were also in Lakeview, but there's no memorials listed for them and I wasn't able to find where they were buried. I only did 2 cemeteries (other than taking photos of my own family's headstones in other areas); Lakeview and after I finished, I went through the Sanford Cemetery in Cohoctah Twp. Perhaps because he had an unmarked grave, his name was added to her headstone. I know that I took photos of other headstones here and yet the people were actually buried in another state, so my guess is they put up a headstone to visit here, seeing as maybe they couldn't go to the other state. Plus I've seen where people have been moved from one cemetery to another later.
Best regards.
Added by Pat on Oct 17, 2015 6:01 AM
Jean Ohai
RE: Clarissa Blanchard
Thank you so much. What you do in maintaining memorials is so much appreciated.
Added by Jean Ohai on Oct 13, 2015 11:55 AM
Would you have picture of Frank Wesolosky? I love old photo it gives me warm fuzzy inside.... I'm releted to the wesolosky....
Added by Becky on Sep 27, 2015 6:04 AM
Janet Personette
RE: Willis Mills
Chris, you are so welcome. has the list and I was able to add it from there. Glad I could help a little. Jan
Added by Janet Personette on Sep 25, 2015 8:47 AM
RE: Maynard family Southfield Cemetery
If you are connected I can share the file I have.
Added by nannette on Sep 08, 2015 9:01 AM
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