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Cecelia McKeig (#47602903)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo Historian and researcher for Beltrami and Cass County in northern Minnesota. Have published fourteen books on local history since 1994. Latest book is Onigum and the Leech Agency, published Aug 7, 2016. Member of Minnesota Historical Society, the Beltrami County Historical Society, the Cass County Historical Society, and the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Participated in the Minnesota Cemetery Project from 2000-2006 and visited/walked cemeteries in eight counties. Am glad to transfer any memorial to a family member who would like to manage the memorial. For more Bemidji history, try my website at
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Mike Stauty
Transfer memorial request
Hi, I'm Mike Stauty and I'm my family historian. Would you please transfer memorials of my gg Aunt and Uncle, Goldie ione Taylor Dennis # 130490325 and Dallas Lamont Dennis # 130490325 to me.
Thank you. Mike
Added by Mike Stauty on Apr 18, 2017 7:46 AM
Vickie Pemberton
Frances Josephine
My great grandmother is Frances Josephine McGinty (1881-1957) on her memorial page you spelled her name incorrectly. Do you have any additional information about her? I know my great grandfather, Richard Franklin McGInty was banned from Beltrami county around 1923, any idea why?
Added by Vickie Pemberton on Mar 29, 2017 5:33 PM
Richard Allen
Miles J Van Alstine
You have created duplicate memorials which are for the same individual only different spellings.
Miles Van Alstine/ Van Alstein (1831-1909). In doing genealogy research I have found several different variations of the last name Vanalstine, Van Alstine, Vanalstein, Van Alstein but the prevalent one seems to be Van Alstine and that is also the one that you have the photo for'Find A Grave Memorial# 118880970' in the Greenwood Cemetry. The Find A Grave Memorial# 102325941 also in the Greenwood Cemetery is withe the spelling 'Van Alstein' which was probably taken from the obituary from the Bemidji Pioneer that is in the memorial. The Bemidji city directory of 1910 has his widow listed as Van Alstine, Mary E (wid Miles J) as further verification.
Added by Richard Allen on Mar 17, 2017 10:12 PM
Deborah Baker
Birth year correction for Mike Bushinger, Sr
According to his 1918 WWI draft Registration records he was born on 8 Sept 1881, & was 37 yrs old at the time of the draft. His WWII Draft records show an incorrect Birth year of 1880, but he was 61 yrs old in 1942 at the time WWII registration. So the correct Birth year again would be 1881, not 1880. This incorrect year may be due to the fact He was born in Germany & German Birth records were not as easily accessible, as they are today. His Social Security records also have an incorrect birth year of 1879. All these records are for the same person, but the only record so far with his correct birth year was the WWI draft registration records. The Headstone image on his find a grave memorial shows the wrong birth year of 1880, but he was actually born in 1881 in Bavaria, Germany.

Please make this correction to his Find A Grave Memorial page.
Added by Deborah Baker on Feb 27, 2017 5:32 PM
Grace A.
Ah Gwah Ching
Wow, you have found a treasure trove of information about our Ah-Gwah-Ching people. Thank you!
Added by Grace A. on Feb 22, 2017 6:25 AM
Grace A.
RE: Ah Gwah Ching
Hello again; I see that you have been working hard to add the interesting information to the memorials of those who died at Ah Gwah Ching. So many seem to have been forgotten. I was curious as to where you were working to find the information. Bless you. I have been content and well. Thank you again for all your work. Grace
Added by Grace A. on Feb 21, 2017 3:13 AM
Sonia Glines
Find A Grave Memorial# 130412760
She was originally by birth A Quirk but was adopted out.

Ellen Anni Quirk was born 8 May 1903 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota. She was adopted out and they change her name to Elizabeth Anna Hazleton. She married Lars Dahlen on 4 December 1920 in International Falls, Minnesota. He died 28 March 1972 in Northhome, Minnesota. They are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Big falls, Minnesota.

Beth's obituary reads -- services read today at the Falls Church for Mrs. Lars Dahlen

Paul bearers for the funeral of Mrs. Lars Dahlen, Big Fork, this afternoon where W. P. Regal, Roe Treal, Bob Hall, Earl Molberg, D. W. Booth, H. P. Barber. Funeral services were read at 2 P.M. today by Rev. Walter Blackwood at Big Falls Methodist Church. Flower girls were Carol Regal, Jane Croswell, Betty and Peggy Barber, and Lonnie Frye.

Mrs. Dahlen died at her home Saturday evening after an illness of several months. Interment was in the big Falls Cemetery.
Added by Sonia Glines on Feb 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Memorial# 83968097
Thank you for the edits and for all the work you do here at Find a Grave. Best wishes to you.
Added by RoseOfThePlains on Jan 27, 2017 12:37 PM
In your bio you state that you are willing to transfer to family members. You manage quite a few of my aunt's, uncles, and ancestors... I would greatly appreciate transfers of those memorials...


1) Esther Wright 115566828
2) Minnie Jackson 114537962
3) Charles BARCLAY 101039893
4) Minnie BARCLAY 101039931
5) Agnes BARCLAY 135265330
6) Robyn BARCLAY 166343595

If you would be willing, I would greatly appreciate this!!!


Added by Jeremy on Jan 19, 2017 11:59 PM
Mike Stauty
Transfer Darlene A. Melhorn Cardwell memorial
HI Cecelia, would you transfer my aunt Darlene A. Melhorn Cardwell memorial (124888818) to me.

Thank You,
Mike Stauty
Added by Mike Stauty on Jan 01, 2017 10:30 PM
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