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I've been doing genealogy for almost 20 years and know the value in finding family information at cemeteries.
I'm retired -- hobbies are genealogy, travel and photography. Most of my travel includes visits to lighthouses -- I've seen over 1100 of them around the world. My email address relates to my interest in lighthouses... 'wickie' is the term given to lighthouse keepers of the past whose duties included trimming the wicks in the oil lamps atop the tower. This small flame was magnified either via reflectors or lenses creating a powerful beam of light.
If I have posted a photo to Find-a-Grave that you would like to use in your family tree or other genealogical records, feel free to copy it.
John and Hannah Davison I really appreciate your taking the photos of the gravestones of John and Hannah Davison in Evergreen Cemetery. Since I live in Houston, Texas, I might not have ever seen their graves except for your kindness. Thank you!
Joel Eugene Murdaugh I'm sorry I am slow in thanking you for taking the picture for me. I have been out of town and just returned home. Thank you so much for taking the time to get the picture of Joel's headstone. He is a distant cousin of mine and I'm just trying to get all the pieces lined up. And I will be posting the headstone picture on my Ancestry tree and give you credit for the picture. Again Thank You for taking the time and volunteers such as yourself are the Best!!!! Linda
RE: Myrtle May Mathews Thank you, Shirley for your reply. I understand all the budget cuts as Pontiac went into State receivership. The day I was at Oak Hill they did have workers in the new section, where my grandparents reside, and I could see the big task ahead for the workers. My mother Evelyn Johnson-Beam is buried in the older section with a view of M-59. I know the older section was or is a national historical site. I appreciate the interest you take in caring for those laid to rest before ourselves. When I was a child families always went a couple times a year to spruce up all our relatives grave sites. People in general have disregarded this practice. Bless you... PeggyAnn Johnson
Myrtle May Mathews Thank you for displaying my grandmother's headstone. I visited Michigan last year and neither my cousin or me could find the headstone of Myrtle or her husband, our grandfather, George A. Mathews. From the conditions of the cemetery it appeared some stones were missing near the fence line where we believed their stones existed. The foundation of our grandfather's stone was not to standard like our grandmother and may have sank. We were disappointed not to find their graves however, your picture touches my heart. Thank you. Granddaughter, PeggyAnn
information I was looking for information on Federick Vandyke and your name was there, I am wonddering if he has a headstone and if so, are you going back. I would love to have a picture of it. His father is buried there also, his name is Alton Vandyke and he died in 1957. Thank you