I believe in Random Acts of Kindness of all kinds.
I have a virtual cemetery for memorials that could use some tokens of remembrance. The contents change periodically and I try to keep the number between 10-15, but sometimes it's larger. I also have virtual cemeteries for deceased firefighters, mostly people from Michigan who died in the line of duty, and a few police officers. Please visit them if you can.
I try to send a "thank you" note to people who have left tokens on my memorials, but it is inevitable that I miss some names. So, to each of you, I say, "Thank you very much for the comfort you bring to the families of the deceased, and to me."
I'm not perfect and never will be, but I try to follow these guidelines:
"Assume good faith." "Use good manners." "Don't bite the newcomers."
I have stopped working on "The Wyandotte Death Index" after fixing my errors. I have deleted 253 memorials, wiping out most of my work from 2015. What a pain it can be, sometimes, to own your own mistakes!
My family lost a lovely, 22-year old woman on Sunday, April 3, 2016. We will never see the sparkle in her eyes or her smile again. She will never marry or have children.
We are not promised tomorrow. Death cannot be undone. Just a suggestion, but, I hope you think about any arguments or hard feelings in your families and ask yourselves, "How important is this dispute?" It might save you a lifetime of regret.
Wishing you all a good spring, CarmasKid, 07 APR 2016
RE: Adolphus Rohrbough I don't doubt your info, but it might not hurt to double check the data. Not necessary to send me a copy or respond unless it turns out to be different from what my memorial shows.
Adolphus Rohrbough Thank you for the information. It has been added. However, since the death record is clearly written and gives the name R. H., I have made a note about that in the bio section. Perhaps the recorder inadvertently used the mother's initials.
RE: Beverly G. Kuderik I looked at your link and it appears to be the same person. I think her maiden name is Dotson and I think she's related to Theodore Cyril Kuderik, maybe his wife? I know she's associated with his name in public files (misc. internet sites). Theodore's mother is my great grandmother; he's the brother of my paternal grandmother, Lillian Frances Kuderik. I don't know if Beverly is still alive because I can't locate an address for her - everything I've seen has a 1990s date associated with it. I'm going to keep looking and will let you know. My time to look is a little limited since I work a lot during the week, so please bare with me. Thanks for the update!
RE: Kuderik grave at Michigan Memorial Hello! It's nice to see you are visiting the cemeteries down river. I plan on visiting as soon as the weather is a little drier. Yes, I am related to Ms. Kuderik, but I'm not sure how. I will do some investigating and let you know what I come up with. It is quite possible she has not passed and information is limited. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. All the best!
I called Ferndale Cemetery... they do have Susan James there. She was interred in 1935. They were very helpful and if you are interested in finding her grave, visit the office M-S 10-4 and they will be happy to show you where she is buried. They suggest you call first to make sure someone is available.
RE: Albert H and Bertha Neal info Hi, if I'm not mistaken your great-great-grandfather was Francis Marion Wampler, (1860-1944). His great-grandmother, your five greats, Elizabeth (Steffy) Wampler, (1770-1856), was the sister of my 4 greats grandfather Henry Steffy, (1778-1859). This means you're my sixth cousin once removed.
Your 5 greats grandfather Hans George Wampler Jr., (1765-1851), was also the son of Hans George Wampler Sr. and Elizabeth Steffy, an aunt of the above mentioned Henry Steffy and Elizabeth (Steffy) Wampler. So your five greats grandparents were 1st cousins, with the common connection being through the Steffy's.
You might also be interested to know that Emmons Cemetery, in Lawrence Co., IL, where your five greats-grandparents are buried, and some of my ancestors, is on land which formerly belonged to my grandparents, until the early 1970s, and only a short distance from their home, now greatly changed, where I spent many hours of my childhood and youth. I've been to the cemetery many times over a span of some 50 + years, though probably a babe-in-arms on my earliest visits.
RE: Pearl Delvern or Delavern I will write myself a note to add her husband. (sometimes I have to make a note to read my notes lol) I know what you mean about bringing them to life. I am on ancestry and after I learned a lot about my mother's history as a kid my heart is sad for her. She never talked about certain things, she had 11 aunts and uncles and seeing their pictures makes me feel closer to her side of the family. Thanks, Kathy
need help finding I am trying to update some records. I have been told by family his children that my uncle is buried in D section Plot 342 grave 2,3,or 4. I have searched all the ways I can possibily think of. His name is Garlon Monroe Holloway He sometimes went by GM. His birth date was 01/10/1922 and death date was 11/11/1998. His wife is now buried beside him but all I have on her is her name Phyllis. This is in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Michigan in Wayne County. Thanks Diann