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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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Messages left for Chris (37)[Leave Message]
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
T Linn
Sidney A.G. Van Alstine
Find A Grave Memorial# 44152976

Thank you for the additional information on Sidney. I did add it to his memorial.

Added by T Linn on Jun 24, 2016 5:42 PM
Ron Cole
Maud Graham
thanks for the info. Her bio has been updated.
Added by Ron Cole on Jun 12, 2016 5:44 PM
Leonard Briggs 111641084 @ Proctor
Your headstone photo is not legible and not an improvement over the original which can be read. Can you delete your photo pls.
Added by Marguerite on May 23, 2016 10:14 PM
Chris do you know what lot number Aurilla is buried in Oakwood Cemetery?
Added by Pamela on Apr 27, 2016 5:22 PM
Betsey Durand 97333356
I just discovered the headstone of Betsy Durand. I believe she is the mother of Joseph Durand 97333356. I just created a memorial for Betsy 160841904. It is located at the old Ovid Street Cemetery in Seneca Falls New York where Joseph was born.

Added by Jeff247 on Apr 10, 2016 2:21 PM
Brenda Runyon
Elra Densmore
Thank you Chris for all the information you sent me, I did add it to the memorial.
Added by Brenda Runyon on Mar 30, 2016 6:26 PM
William Ferren
Thank you for the info: would you like me to transfer him to you. I would like for you to add the info: to his memorial would you keep his headstone photo on his memorial? Thank you
Added by wanda on Mar 23, 2016 4:39 PM
Elisa Frank 141491334
Edit complete. Tx.
Added by LindaC on Mar 23, 2016 1:55 PM
Jerome Roberts
Ira Burton Crain
Chris, regarding the memorial for Ira Burton Crain memorial # 143508581, it has been recently discovered with documentation that his parents are Joseph O. Crane jr. & Lydia Ann Burton, not Samuel Crane who is actually a brother of Joseph. Thanks, Jerome
Added by Jerome Roberts on Mar 15, 2016 5:08 PM
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