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Shirley Reeve (#47404104)
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Bio Photo 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.
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Mike Cronk
RE: Berles Family

Hello Shirley,

The Berles and Cordes families tie into my own family, so I am going to respectfully decline your request. If there is additional information that you want added to these memorials, please let me know. If you have photos or documents you would like to upload into their yourself.


Mike Cronk
Added by Mike Cronk on Jan 15, 2015 11:43 AM
Katie Loring
RE: Howard VanValkenburg
I posted Howard's Bio if you are interested...

Added by Katie Loring on Dec 02, 2014 11:41 AM
Katie Loring
RE: Howard VanValkenburg
OK, many thanks. I will compose a biography, and add his mother father and two brothers.

I am sorry you are not related, my fear is that Howard's son, Theodore, passed away unmarried and thus my aunt's line may end with him.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Added by Katie Loring on Dec 01, 2014 9:03 AM
Katie Loring
Hi Shirley,

Thanks very much for posting my cousin Howard's Find A Grave info. I have added a photo of him and would like to post his biography, but I think you need to grant me permission to do so to update the file. I do not know how to do this, so a little guidance would indeed help.


Cousin Howard died in Avon, Michigan on March 7, 1982 and was born on October 20, 1888.

The sibling lines are as follows:

His sister, my aunt Clara, is below:


Many thanks,
Dave Murphy
Added by Katie Loring on Nov 30, 2014 7:58 AM
Mary Jo
RE: Gracie Vinson Johns
I am not related either but live in the county where she was born and posted most of her family.
You can transfer if you wish since I am trying to put the family together, then if a family member contacts me, I can transfer all of them. Thanks for your help.
Mary Jo
My #46904966
Added by Mary Jo on Nov 01, 2014 2:40 PM
thank you once again! You did a great job at Oak Hill.
Added by Constance on Oct 17, 2014 9:24 PM
transfer 88290165 Nick Evjen
Hello again,
I just saw our uncle is buried at Oak Hill (the name confusion). Wondering if you could transfer? Again, as with my other relatives that you transferred, he had two names after arriving through Ellis Island. Thank you for your help...Constance #47191246
Added by Constance on Oct 17, 2014 6:33 PM
William Caskey
RE: Wm B Caskey
Thanks Shirley,
Sorry I'm new and trying to figure things out . Thank you Bill
Added by William Caskey on Oct 09, 2014 9:04 AM
Lenise (Cole) Dozier
Lula D Cole
Would you happen to know who her children or siblings were? I am searching for my grandfather's sister her name is Lula /Luella Cole unknown spelling/birth date/death etc. My grandfather was orphaned in 1938 (or about) at Judson Center for Boys in Royal Oak Michigan
Added by Lenise (Cole) Dozier on Aug 10, 2014 6:39 PM
RE: 87136205
Thank you so much. My grandparents changed names at Ellis Island so they had two different last names. Thank you!
Added by Constance on Jul 29, 2014 5:22 PM
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