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billfall (#47284897)
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Bio Photo Hey there Gravers! I'm a 35 year old Semi-Professional Genealogist and Local Historian with a past in cemetery operations...Hillcrest in Jackson, MI, Albion Memory Gardens, Albion, MI and Forest Lawn in Dimondale, MI. I know those cemeteries extremely well....especially Hillcrest in which most ancestors on my mother's recent side reside....I'm also very familiar with St John's Catholic, Woodland, Mt Evergreen, and Roseland in Jackson, well as many of the local rural cemeteries...many of which I have family in.

I am also currently doing work with Presque Isle County (North Eastern Lower Penninsula Michigan)

Please feel free to contact me with questions, or if I may be able to help you! As you can tell, I am so very passionate about genealogy and the history that lies within a cemetery's gates. That being said, I would love to help anyone I can!

I am researching the surnames FALL STRASSBURGER ROHRER PEMBERTON ARNEY OTREMBA and PRINCE among others. Happy hunting!

"Dance In The Graveyards" Lyrics:

When I die
I don't want to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards, the graveyards
And while I'm alive
I don't want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more
Let's dance in the graveyards

Gloria, like some other name we kept on calling ya and waiting for change
But I belong to all of your mysteries

And all of us, we're meant for the fire, but we keep rising up and walking the wires
So when we go below don't lose us in mourning

'Cause when I die
I don't want to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards, the graveyards
And while I'm alive
I don't want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more
Let's dance in the graveyards

Oh my love, don't cry when I'm gone
I will lift you up, the air in your lungs
And when you reach for me, we'll dance in the darkness

And we will walk beyond
Our daughters and sons, they will carry on
Like when we were young, and we will stand beside and breathe in their new life

'Cause when I die
I don't want to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards, the graveyards
And while I'm alive
I don't want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more
Let's dance in the graveyards
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Delos Fall, #8522244
Hey, are you descended from Delos Fall of Michigan, #8522244?
Added by SRB on Aug 02, 2017 12:29 PM
Emily Kelley
RE: N. Ellen
Sorry, I just posted the memorial, I am not related
Added by Emily Kelley on May 18, 2017 1:46 PM
Michale Dennis "Michael" Stump

He is buried here-

DATE OF BIRTH: 08/22/1956
DATE OF DEATH: 01/21/2014
(269) 731-4164

Thank you, K.
Added by K on Mar 29, 2017 3:44 PM
james robinson
RE: William OdyKirk
Hi Bill, My Dad was adopted by William Raymond Robinson Sr. when he was a teenager. He was the son of Maude Marie (Odykirk) McGarey and Raymond Earl Robinson. Maude being the Daughter of William A. Odykirk. Not related by blood per say, but invested by choice. I was around 16 before I knew my dad was adopted. My Grandpa Robinson was the only grandfather I knew. I never met my Dad's biological father. I visited with my Grandma Odykirk several times in Pellston and grew up knowing many members of the Odykirk family. I saw on your Bio that Pemberton was one of the last names that you are researching so I'm thinking your tie to the Odykirk family was with the marriage of Amanda Pemberton and William B. Odykirk. On my travels throughout the cemeteries of Michigan I visited, took Pictures and created Find A Grave pages for any of the Odykirk family I was able to locate and see I tied them into many of the pages you had already created. Glad to meet you, we may not be related by blood, but share a common passion. Take Care, Jim
Added by james robinson on Nov 14, 2016 9:42 PM
Lucy Woloszyk Otremba #142743563
Hi Bill,

I think that Lucy Woloszyk Otremba may be attached to the incorrect parents. I think that she should be attached to Lawrence Woloszyk (123757045) and Julia Klimaszewski Nowicki Woloszyk (123756960). You can find her on the 1920 Census in Hamtramck, but the family name is grossly misspelled. She also on the 1930 Census with Lawrence and Julia in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan.

Please let me know what you find. I have been working on the Presque Isle tree for about 4 years, connecting the families and seeing which ones I am connected to. Thank you for your time with this matter.

Susan Grondz
Added by Susan on Nov 14, 2016 9:51 AM
Beverly Delph
David Delph
Hi Bill,
Since you are very familiar with the Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson MI, I wonder if you can find more information on my father-in-law, David Delph. He passed away in 1967 and I believe he was buried near several family members (Benjamin, ET, Henry, Alice Mallory) in that same cemetery. The short story is my husband never knew his father but was told he spent time with him when he was an infant. He passed away when my husband was 1 1/2. We are unsure of his birth and death date and wondered if you had access to that information.

Beverly Johnson Delph
Added by Beverly Delph on Jun 10, 2015 9:57 PM
zachariah prince
hello bill, just found this listing you added for my ancestor buried in the "prince" cemetery in cherokee, lawrence county, kentucky and noticed you have his parents listed as john william prince and mary giles. do you have any kind of documentation for this info as i do not have this same info: i have his parents as: william prince and rachel murphy. there are to my knowledge at this time approx. 3 different prince family lines and because of this the 2 men (william and john william) and their families are always getting tangled together. would be interested in any info you might have.
thank you,
Added by Donna on May 06, 2015 8:56 AM
Yvonne Arnold
Antoine LaRocque
Hi. This is my great grandfather. I have been to Bell cemetery many times. My cousins Mark built the new cement stones and my husband built the split level fence around Antoine's grave.
I just wondered how you obtained the information about the drowning. I knew it happened but I was unaware of the information about Roger's City. Is there information available> There used to be a book in the light house that contained the story but last time I was there, they said it wasn't there any more and I should check the museum down the road. I didn't get time so I wondered if you had seen it.
Thanks. Yvonne Arnold
Added by Yvonne Arnold on Mar 27, 2015 6:15 PM
Colleen Sanders Broyles
RE: Carol Jenkins
I transferred to you :) Please, if you don't mind, send me a message when you update so I can see the progress on her memorial!
Added by Colleen Sanders Broyles on Jul 21, 2014 5:28 PM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: Williamsons
Thanks, I learn something new everyday about editing Find A Grave. I think I have it done, check it out!
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Jul 13, 2014 11:00 AM
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