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Michelle McKenzie (#47086929)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family since 1992 and have created several websites for various branches. I enjoy visiting area cemeteries and usually take some extra photos in the hope of helping others.

If you're interested in who my ancestors are, you can look under my virtual cemetery for the link to "My Ancestors". These are my direct line ancestors only, but will give a good feel for the surnames I'm researching and why.

Please feel free to use my photos for your personal, non-commercial use. I appreciate being given credit.
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Stephanie Dickert
Thank you
Thank you for finding and taking a picture of my great-grandparents and great-aunt's grave. Harold E. Hoyt, Maud Morton Hoyt and Almira L. Hoyt. It's nice to have that little piece since most of my immediate line on this side of the family is gone. I am curious if you are related to them at all. I'm still looking for information, especially about Maud Morton Hoyt. Thank you again.
Added by Stephanie Dickert on Feb 20, 2017 9:05 PM
Roberta Bouche
RE: Wilton Dev Ctr Cemetery
Thank you so much for making the changes to Frederick Swears' memorial. I had given up looking for him in 2013 or 2014. His niece, who is my 3rd cousin, will be so happy to have the mystery of his burial place resolved. While I doubt she will be coming back from N. Carolina, I might just take the detour myself this summer. Is it a safe place? I know how much work is involved in the searching for and taking photos of gravestones for ourselves and for others. I had to give it up.. bad knees and old age. Mosher, Murray and Swears are the family names on my mother's side.

Would it be possible to change his first name to Frederick?

Thanks again!
Added by Roberta Bouche on Jan 25, 2017 3:18 PM
Roberta Bouche
Wilton Dev Ctr Cemetery
After several years of searching for Frederick's burial place, I was pleased to find the memorial you set up in 2015. Thank you. Family had believed he was buried off the institution's premises. I understand the Wilton Dev Center has been sold. Do you have any idea what became of the cemetery????
Does it still exist, open to the public? I suggested edits to Frederick Swears memorial 152879521. Thank you.
Added by Roberta Bouche on Jan 23, 2017 9:08 PM
Sharon Brecke
Memorial # 54657936 - Phoebe Curtis Ovitt
So very glad you posted the item extracted from Dunn County WI history. ...Which says Phoebe & Norman Ovitt had 9 children. I can only find 8. The 1900 Federal Census verifies the 9...for it lists "12 children born; 8 living." I am one child short. Question: Can you help me out with #9?
Those living in June 1 1900 Fed. Census would be the 3 Mars boys, Lovica, Elizabeth, Earl, Jennie, & Pearl. ...Horace died in 1881, Rosabell in 1884 & Baby Boy in 1886.

Unable to find another grave...

So would appreciate any info you can give me.
Thanks for all your help.

Keep up your great work.
Added by Sharon Brecke on Oct 20, 2016 11:57 AM
Morrison Cousins
Check this out.. Find A Grave Memorial# 169668739
Added by STEVE BEATY on Sep 21, 2016 11:06 AM
Morrison Cousins facebook page
Michelle, There is now a Morrison Cousins facebook page...I don't know where you live, but many of the family members from the Georgia, South Carolina, New York and North Carolina area are now members. We also have a cousin who is living in France. If you would like to join, just send me your email address, and I will add you. Steve Beaty, from Savannah, Ga.

You can look at this to get an idea of the cousins I am speaking of....Many of them Live in South Carolina and Georgia.. ..Find A Grave Memorial# 122725891
Added by STEVE BEATY on Sep 21, 2016 10:51 AM
John J Way birthdate info
John J. Way 1876 - 1960
Birth:Dec 17 1876  Italy
Immigration: 1886
Occupation: R.R. Section Hand
Census: 1910  Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, USA
Death: Jan 6 1960  Norwich, New London Co. Connecticut, USA
Burial:  Saint Joseph Cemetery, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, USA
Marriage: Marriage to: Mary Olive WAY (born PORTER)Nov 9 1896  Bellows Falls, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA
Added by jeanneimp on Sep 06, 2016 6:04 PM
Jim Davis
The Fergusons at Hollywood Forever
Hi Michelle - Unfortunately the Fergusons are unmarked. The photo shows the actual crypt. I must have had a senior moment because I forgot to take a long shot of the corridor. I'll photograph a long shot after my next visit to the cemetery.
Added by Jim Davis on Sep 02, 2016 8:24 PM
Kimberly Forjohn
Levi and Calista Peck

I am looking for more info on my great grandfather Levi Elsmore Peck Sr - he was married to Calista Porter

My grandmother is Nettie Olive Peck Bean
Added by Kimberly Forjohn on Aug 20, 2016 11:50 AM
Skellie ancestors
Hi Michelle,
I too am researching and everything I am coming up with shows that my great, great grandfather, David Skellie (1814-1892) was also a child of John Skellie and Hannah Edgar. In fact, my records say they had 15 children. The info you have posted with the picture of the headstone is different. Where did you get your info? And is there a place you could suggest for me to further my Skellie research? Thanks for all of your hard work!!
Added by June on Aug 03, 2016 2:03 PM
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