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Ron Cole (#47502454)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 21 days
Richard Mitchell
RE: Family Connection
Thank you for the info, Vernon Fredrick Cole & Edith Louise Davis were married September 7, 1940; I don't have a marriage date for Richard & Welma'?
I'm 'first cousin once removed' with Richard & Welma.
Bertha F 'Wangeman' Davis, is Richard & Welma' grandmother, my great grandmother; When I was a young fellow, in the 40s, I spent a lot of time with great grandmother Bertha during the summer when I was out of school, my father would drop me off there for a few days at a time. She was a great woman, she could do about everything at her place, there would be very few women today that could hold a candle stack to her!!! However she never went to school, she couldn't read or write, but I think she knew more about running a place than most women; she started working out side of her house at 12 years old in the logging camp kitchen, then married at 16 she became a farm lady, Boyne Valley Township, Michigan.
I have a copy of a picture with Davis & Cole', you may not have a copy, would like to share it with you, please send me an e-mail and I will reply with an attached copy:
Richard Mitchell

Added by Richard Mitchell on Jul 16, 2017 5:36 PM

Bulldog Fan
RE: Peter Cornell
You're welcome.

Added by Bulldog Fan on Jul 13, 2017 4:45 PM

Richard Mitchell
Family Connection
Ron, I take it you are related to this Cole family; please contact me; My father, Melvin P Mitchell, mother is Grace Nellie Davis, her nice Edith Louise Davis, wife of Vernon Fredrick Cole grandson of Delbert Cole.

Melvin P Mitchell:
Glen Eden Memorial Park
Wayne County

Richard Mitchell

Added by Richard Mitchell on Jul 02, 2017 5:25 PM
Memorial # 116577676
This is listed as Richard William Dust, a reasonable assumption but is incorrect....his marker states Richard W. Dust but the middle name is Wayne and his parents are Wayne R and Donna J (Sackner) Dust. Their daughter Janet should have a marker by now which would be beside Richard's.

I am Carolyn, the daughter of Wm Richard and Lillian, my brother and I are listed on the reverse side of the folks headstone.

I feared that people would identify this incorrectly when it was done. Hopefully you can correct this.
Thank you.

Added by on May 29, 2017 10:23 AM

Garry Barney
Buelah Marie Taylor
Ron, I would like to manage this memorial. 845 535 01
My great uncle's daughter
G. Barney 481 384 97

Added by Garry Barney on Mar 05, 2017 12:57 PM

Theron & Helen Smith
Harold Rose
Thank you for the heads up on these 2 memorials. Fixed it by moving stone from first one to the second.


Added by Theron & Helen Smith on Feb 28, 2017 3:44 PM

Paul Shobert
RE: Paul Haller
Hi Ron,

Mary Essler Haller(1851-1916)is the wife in the
photo and is also noted beneath the photo.
Mary is my 3rd Great Aunt. I have a copy of her death certificate and a few other photos if you are interested.


Added by Paul Shobert on Feb 18, 2017 8:08 PM

Sheila Tyler Houvener
Hey Ron, it's been awhile since we've talked. So happy to see you are still involved in genealogy and work with Find A Grave. Thanks for taking that picture of Norman Crandall's grave and posting it for me. Also have you ever thought of joining the SAR? Our direct descendant Gideon Chalker fought in the Revolutionary War. I belong to the DAR.
Well nice talking to you and thanks again.

Added by Sheila Tyler Houvener on Feb 17, 2017 6:18 PM

Carol Ciaramitaro
Pvt Ira Cecil Harding
Just want to thank you for taking your precious time and energy to try to fulfill my photo request.

Have a great day,

Added by Carol Ciaramitaro on Feb 15, 2017 10:32 AM

Joe Verreau
RE: Elizabeth Libbey
thanks. I know I appreciate corrections as well. Joe Verreau

Added by Joe Verreau on Feb 11, 2017 10:20 AM

Donna Bixler-Simpson
Wolever edits
I submitted the edits on Jan 25th, but deleted them this morning.

Added by Donna Bixler-Simpson on Feb 10, 2017 1:54 PM

Kenneth L. Gailey
Sylvester Stark
Hi Ron,

Would you transfer Sylvester Stark memorial page 82028284 to me? My Find A Grave number is 46996386.



Added by Kenneth L. Gailey on Feb 10, 2017 7:23 AM

Donna Bixler-Simpson
Hi, Ron. I was beginning to think you were inactive, but just saw you submitted an edit request for one of my memorials. I will take care of it. Just wondered if you are having a problem with my Wolever cousins.... I have several edit requests pending for you. Let me know if you need something else.

Added by Donna Bixler-Simpson on Feb 09, 2017 8:53 AM

Date of Birth for Abram L Whitman
Hi Ron,

I am so glad you have done so much work on the Cole side! I was looking into Abram L Whitman who died on 10/01/1903. The death certificate has some strange information on it. He is listed as being 30 at his first marriage, being 31 or 39 at age of death, depends on how you look at the number and listed as being born on 11/08/1875. I have him being born on 11/08/1864 which matches being age 30 in 1895 when he married Esther Erna Cole and puts him at age 39 at time of death.
Have you been to see his actual gravestone at the cemetery. I would love to find out which year he was actually born in. The dates are conflicting. I'm hoping you can help me figure it out.
Thanks for all you do!

Added by JComarsh on Dec 11, 2016 10:20 PM

Jim Welch
Carolyn McNamara/ Power
Hello Ron,
I'm working on a family ancestry, Carolyn is a member of the family I am working on. My question to you is, Was Carolyn married, I do see that she has a Power last name, I cannot find any documents supporting a marriage. If you have her husbands information, such as full name, date of birth, death, if they may have had any children, I would also need the children's names and their birth dates, ( if you have that information ) I would ever so grateful.

my email:

Thank you for your time, Jim Welch

Added by Jim Welch on Sep 11, 2016 5:23 PM

Gloria Hall
Memorial# 83600860
Martha Johnson's maiden name is Lower. She was married to John VanPatten who is buried in Pine Grove. Their child was Ina VanPatten who married Raymond Karker.

Added by Gloria Hall on Aug 30, 2016 4:44 PM

Bonnie Schow
Percy Alverson
Hello Ron,
I am assisting in some research for the Hillsdale Historical Society on the Fountain family. They are in my husband's family. Percy was the grandson of Alice Jane Fountain. I am trying to locate anyone who would have photos of Alice Jane or any of her family members. There are tin type pictures of two of her brothers on the Hillsdale Historical Society website, but they are interested in finding pictures of other siblings. Thank you for any advice or help you may have.
Bonnie Schow

Added by Bonnie Schow on Aug 17, 2016 6:05 PM

SA Russell
Ted Russell
Thanks Ron for deleting the photo. The new one is posted and linked to my father. I appreciate the help you have given a new member. Thanks again.

Added by SA Russell on Jul 22, 2016 11:33 AM

SA Russell
#84507553 Theodore W Russell
Ron: Thanks so much for transferring my brother's memorial along with my grandparents and doing it so quickly. I am trying to update the photo on Ted's because the old stone is gone and the new one in place. I can't find the option to delete the original photo only to add a new one. This is only my third day as a member so can you help me? I'm thinking it is because you were the original contributor. Thanks for any help you can give me. Sherry

Added by SA Russell on Jul 20, 2016 5:32 PM

SA Russell
Russell and Rice family memorials
#84507553 Theodore W. Russell, my brother, #81235863, grandfather and #84507109, my grandmother. Thanks for starting their memorials. Would you please transfer the care of these memorials to me. Ted's stone has been replaced with a new stone this year and I especially want to replace the photo for that. Thank you for your attention to this.

Added by SA Russell on Jul 19, 2016 7:15 AM

Susan Foster
Mathilde Laurin Leblanc
My name is Susan, Mathilde was my great grandmother
Her daughter Bernadette is my grandmother Oscar was her son and he is my Dad. I would love to contact you.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Added by Susan Foster on May 17, 2016 5:23 PM

mary dobe eggleston
Mr Cole,
could you please let me know where you got the info for this person (she's my great aunt)? I have a different maiden name for her that doesn't match the one you used (eg, "dobe"). tks much;
Dennis Kaplinski

Added by dlkap on Mar 26, 2016 10:52 AM

Doris Wyss
RE: Yvonne Sproat
Ron, thank you. Yvonne is resting in Summit Cemtery-Williamston, MI. I really appreciate it.

Added by Doris Wyss on Feb 18, 2016 3:38 PM

Doris Wyss
Yvonne Fuller Sproat
Ron, thank you for all of your contributions to this very fine web site and for posting the photo for Yvonne. I would like to ask your permission to post the photo on ancestry with photo credit given to yourself. Please let me know if this would be okay. Thanks again, Doris

Added by Doris Wyss on Feb 18, 2016 11:19 AM

Matt Miller
RE: Clare and Michael
thank you ron.

Added by Matt Miller on Jan 26, 2016 3:18 AM


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