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Ruby MeShawboose (#47295089)
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 • 1 Memorial Added
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Karen Darwin Robert
RE: Clarisa Crowley
Thanks Ruby for the info. I have added what you sent me.
Added by Karen Darwin Robert on Oct 27, 2014 4:47 PM
Jesse Gilbert
Hi Ruby: I added Jesse's year of death - 1901 - as requested. Regards...
Added by Chris on Oct 06, 2014 11:43 AM
Karen Darwin Robert
RE: Clarisa Crowley
Thank you Ruby for the info and I have added the death date and the additional info you sent me. You might want to add her death certificate under the Photos.
Karen Darwin Robert
Added by Karen Darwin Robert on Sep 15, 2014 11:15 AM
Farison-Fruchey Roots
Alexander Leonard
I do not have a Alexander Leonard in my memorials.

Go to the top of his memorial and click on the edit tab.. go to Suggest a correction.. and send a correction to the person who has it.

Added by Farison-Fruchey Roots on Aug 15, 2014 10:42 AM
Kimberly C.
RE: Retan and infant
Thank you! It looks like my memorial is a duplicate now that I have that information. I appreciate the research you did!
Added by Kimberly C. on Aug 05, 2014 2:45 PM
Gravehound Club
William Smith, Judge
We tried to get William the status you felt he deserved, and Find A Grave replied that he did not qualify. Sorry.
Added by Gravehound Club on Jan 17, 2014 11:51 AM
Holy Childhood Indian School
Ruby, here is a link I found on line. This is the nun, or group mother at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs who has now passed on. Out of respect, I will not comment on her behavior, but we all know what went on in those indian boarding schools.
Added by Kokopelli on Nov 17, 2011 8:05 PM
RE: Mount Pleasant Indian Boarding School
Ruby, You might find something in the Clark Historical Library. Not sure if you CMU retains records or old newspapers either. My friend, Chris Czopek of Lansing who has been researching the men of company K, 1st Michigan sharpshooters has found alot of information in the Archieves building in Lansing. I wonder if any of the churches would have records.

That is a very worthy project you are working on. If I lived closer to you, I would be glad to help. I attended Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs in 1973. The nuns were pretty rough on us indian kids. My family was also there in the 50's and we know that children died there too while attending the school.
Added by Kokopelli on Jun 03, 2011 4:01 PM
RE: Identification of Indian Bill Pe-na-se-wa-ge-schick
Marcus Otto also had a brother, my gr gr uncle named Solomon Otto. Unfortunately, he was diagonosed with (tuberculosis) or in old medical terms, consumtion, and was sent to Harpers Hospital in Detroit. There, he was told of his condition and limited life exptectancy. He was discharged from the hospital and wanted to go back to Weidman where his family was so he could pass in peace. However, somewhere between Detroit and Wiedman, along the railroad line, he passed away and never made it home. We speculate that he was given to an undertaker, or in the worst case, was thrown from the train and never arrived. His final resting spot known only to the creator.

Speaking to Uncle Simon Otto, he tells me that Marcus is buried at the family farm in Weidman and there are 8-9 known graves there. His death certificate says he was buried in the cemetery at Weidman which we think is Nottawa.

I would be willing to transfer the management of the Indian Bill memorial to you if you would like. If you would be willing, I will transfer right away. After reading of the mention of his passing, I thought he was deserving of a memorial on line. Im glad that you picked it up to complete his ID.

Walk in peace
Scott Schwander
Traverse City

Added by Kokopelli on Jun 03, 2011 8:45 AM
Identification of Indian Bill Pe-na-se-wa-ge-schick
Ruby, thank you for your help. When I received the obituary for my GR GR Grandfather Marcus Otto, this secondary death noticed was also mentioned. The information was limited at best and I felt that his time here was worthy of mention. I thank you and so does Bill.

Walk In Peace,


We shall burn sage to honor this man.

Added by Kokopelli on May 30, 2011 6:20 PM
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