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Mike Ohio (#47282139)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Greetings fellow Find A Grave members. I'm Mike Tillinghast and live in Northern Ohio and am working on my family genealogy. I am a direct descendant of Pardon Tillinghast. I am his 11th Generation Great Grandson and the 7th generation on our Tillinghast Family Farm. My fraternal twin brother and I raise cattle and horses.

Also researching other family relatives: Sommers, Gardner, Stacey, Hine, Welch, Hill, Fennell and Burnham.

I am a photo volunteer for Find A Grave. It is a very good past time and I enjoy "Headstone Hopping" all around Erie and Huron Counties. It is very rewarding to assist families and provide genealogical information. I also enjoy the excitement and satisfaction when I find that elusive headstone I've been looking for after a long challenging search.

Also taking photos of grave sites in area cemeteries for our local Historical Society.

One impressive thing I have observed in every cemetery I have been in is that veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present have veteran markers at their grave sites. As a Navy veteran, I am very pleased that my fellow veterans from all branches are remembered. One of my ongoing local cemetery projects is to obtain grave markers for veterans that do not have one.

My long range intent is to provide photos and/or Memorials for those in area cemeteries who do not have them.

With the exception of my relatives, I will be glad to transfer any memorial. Please feel free to ask.

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 • 4,218 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Mike Ohio (743)[Leave Message]
Mike Baker
Ruth & Emma Carpenter Photos
I added a couple of photos to grave memorials of yours. I appreciate your work, and I don't mean to detract. I just thought more photos were good from other times and angles. Let me know if I am stepping on toes.
Mike Baker
Added by Mike Baker on Oct 08, 2017 11:17 AM
Brian Phelps
RE: Annabeth Phelps
Thanks so much!
Added by Brian Phelps on Sep 19, 2017 1:01 AM
Brian Phelps
Annabeth Phelps
Hi Mike,

Thanks for adding the gravestone images for my mother, Annabeth Phelps. (

However, there are four images of the cemetery and two I added of her when she was alive. I'd like to add more pictures of her. Would you please remove three of your photos?

Thanks for your consideration.


Brian Phelps
Added by Brian Phelps on Sep 11, 2017 10:29 PM
Kathie Rodgers
RE: Norma Bruns
Thanks Mike
Added by Kathie Rodgers on Aug 01, 2017 1:42 PM
Kathie Rodgers
Ralph Bruns

Thank you so much for getting that photo so quick. I noticed that Aunt Norma's now has the month and day of her birth and death. Is there any way you can add this new photo to her memorial?

Added by Kathie Rodgers on Jul 31, 2017 5:44 PM
Kathie Rodgers
Ralph Bruns
Hi Mike,

I believe I remember from previous messages that you know my family and went to school I think with some of my cousins..(The Bruns Girls). I hope you will be able to fulfill my request for their father's marker. I believe he is buried next to their mother.

Kathie Rodgers
Added by Kathie Rodgers on Jul 30, 2017 10:46 PM
Steven Smith
Sholes family
Hi Mike,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to fulfill my requests for photos of Willis and Beatrice Sholes' grave marker in Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery.

I appreciate your help and kindness very much!

Best regards,

Added by Steven Smith on Jul 29, 2017 6:12 AM
Mike, Thanks again for all the good work you do. Thanks especially for the the Sinclair photo. Barb
Added by Ghostdigger2 on Jul 26, 2017 8:19 AM
Fish grave marker
Hello Mike,

Thanks very much for the photos of Mr. Fish's grave marker. I appreciate the effort.


Added by Thucydides on Jul 25, 2017 11:05 PM
Linda Pope Compton
Appreciate the photo.
Thanks so much, Mike, for taking the picture of Mary Pope Forsyth headstone for me. I greatly appreciate it.

Linda Pope Compton
Added by Linda Pope Compton on Jul 25, 2017 9:05 PM
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