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Robert Yarrington (#47636926)
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RE: Frances Howe
I don't think he divorced, based on the 1930 census still showing him married, and age 36 at the time of the marriage (which lines up with the late 1890's). I wonder if she just packed up and left, and they never divorced. I've not been able to find him in the 1920 census, but she is there with all of the kids listed. I guess the odd part of that theory is that you have to assume one of the kids wrote his obit which specifically listed him as a widower. Who knows, maybe she did leave and never looked back, and the kids assumed she was dead.

I will admit this is a very distant connection to my tree. Their son William was briefly married to an ex spouse of one of my relatives.
Added by newsoul on Sep 07, 2015 7:21 AM
B.G. Wiehle
Colter Plot Location at Avondale [was RE: Edit request Question]
I use the Avondale Cemetery database at
as my reference for grave location. I've been submitting the plot details as I run across memorials lacking them.

Although Sarah is in the database, Samuel Robert is not (neither as Colter nor Coulter). Although the database does have occasional errors and omissions, Samuel died in 1856 -- long before Avondale Cemetery opened in 1871. Unless his body was re-interred from the original location, his marker with Sarah at Avondale is only a memorial. At least 4 city cemeteries were closed in the 1870's and their residents re-interred, but usually they have entries in the database with interment dates long after their death dates.

When I add a memorial for someone whose database entry is missing, I usually list only the Section and Lot where the marker is located, appended with a note that the entry was not in the cemetery database.
Added by B.G. Wiehle on Sep 07, 2015 5:59 AM
RE: Frances Howe
The marriage of Frances to Clyde Howe took place in 1924. I have made the assumption that Frances Grant that married John Rich is the same Frances that married Clyde, because her parents are listed the same on both records. You will also see in the SSN applications (that are now online on Ancestry), that Frances was listed as Howe in 1938. The perplexing facts now are when did she divorce John Rich, and who was the Holbrook that she married in between John and Clyde. (yes, she was listed as Frances Holbrook in the marriage to Clyde). The mystery continues.... Let me know if you find more.
Added by newsoul on Sep 06, 2015 6:04 PM
William Morden
Downing Cemetery
Thanks so much for all your hard work on the info you supplied. It is very helpful. The death certificate for Elisha Green (1823-1903) says burial in Dowington. I thought the name change was possible but having confirmation is great. Also, the Sandusky Library Genealogy file shows Artemesia & Elisha buried in section E of Downing cemetery. If you want to send me your email address I can send you a copy of the Elisha's death certificate. Mine is

My wife & I are making the long trip to Port Huron the week of Sep. 13th and hope to get to several cemeteries in Sanilac cty.

Regards, Bill
Added by William Morden on Sep 06, 2015 12:58 PM
William Morden
Downing cemetery
I saw your map of Downing cemetery and I'm wondering if you can put me on to a person or website that may have the names of persons buried in Downing ?
I'm looking for Elisha & Artemesia Green. Elisha died Sep. 6th 1903. On his death certificate it says burial in Downington cemetery. I'm not aware of a cemetery with that name in Sanilac cty.

Thanks for any info you can provide.
Regards, Bill
Added by William Morden on Sep 05, 2015 9:23 AM
RE: Downing Cemetery Lot Numbers
Thanks, Robert. I'll let you know if I can shed any more light on thus.

Added by CMGregg on Aug 20, 2015 7:39 AM
Downing Cemetery Lot Numbers
Thanks so much for letting me know about the correct lot numbers for the Farnsworth Family and for telling me about the official map. I appreciate all your hard work in getting this information and making it available online.

Added by CMGregg on Aug 16, 2015 2:58 PM
Sunflower Girl
Mason Photos
Thank you so much for the photos and additional info. on Mary and Edward Mason. Your time and thoughtfulness is appreciated!

Susan in Kansas
Added by Sunflower Girl on Jul 10, 2015 2:12 PM
Derick Hartshorn
Jack Hartshorn at D & D

I have moved the D&D memorial to the Downing Cem. and have deleted the D&D Record. You might want to contact and have them do the same.


Added by Derick Hartshorn on Jun 24, 2015 6:48 AM
William Morden
Thank you so much for the grave stone photo's of Emma & William..
Added by William Morden on Jun 20, 2015 7:30 AM
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