Series Archive: Cemeteries

Jun 01

Elizabeth Laurence Longstreet

This entry is part 59 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

I received a comment on on on my cemetery posts recently. The writer wondered about the burial of Elzabeth Longstreet. Elizabeth or Elisabeth Laurence, was the wife of Henry Longstreet; they were the parents Harmon Henry Longstreet, second husband of Papa’s ancestor, Susie Melissa Burdick. Her death record on the Seeking Michigan website give the …

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Mar 04

Scipio Township Cemetery, Seneca County Ohio

This entry is part 59 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

Over the past few several 25 years, a mystery that has eluded me is the origin and parents of Erastus G. Fellows, who claimed Ohio birth, but for whom no document that I have found lists parents. In the course of my search, I have encountered other men named Fellows living in proximity to Erastus …

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Oct 03

Hamilton Cemetery, Edgewood, Gratiot County, Michigan

This entry is part 58 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This cemetery is south of M-46 and Breckenridge. We got there by following Barry Road south from M-46. The mile roads are named for presidents, so we cruised by Jackson, Lincoln, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk roads, before the pattern was broken by St. Charles Road. I have no idea what it is named …

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Oct 02

Walton Cemetery, Grand Traverse County Michigan

This entry is part 57 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This cemetery is just west of US 131, about 2 20 miles south of Kalkaska. Walton Junction is a ghost town, little remains of the once thriving logging community. I consulted a book of cemetery transcriptions at the library in Kalkaska, which listed lot A lot was listed on the index as that of containing …

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Oct 01

Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

This entry is part 56 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

In July, 2007, Papa and I spent a week in Pennsylvania, searching for information on his elusive Warren ancestors. One day, we drove south through Pittsburgh to this very large cemetery where some of his ancestors are buried. I wrote a letter to this cemetery in April, 2001, inquiring about Papa’s ancestors, James and Emily …

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Sep 30

St. Patrick’s Cemetery

This entry is part 55 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

St Patrick’s is near Kinkora, in Perth County, Ontario Canada. The mist was just lifting on the morning I visited this cemetery, on a beautiful spring day. Side “A” of the stone: John N. Long died Nov 7 1895 aged 27 years Cecilia Long died May 23 1896 aged 24 years born in Huron County …

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Sep 29

St Ambrose Cemetery, Brussels, Ontario, Canada

This entry is part 54 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

I found a transcription for this cemetery in the library at Goderich, Ontario. Since it was not too far out of my way as I traveled to the cemetery where some of my closer relatives were buried, I stopped. The burials of interest to me here are related to my Long ancestors. John Long, 1858-1927 …

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Sep 28

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County Michigan – Fenton

This entry is part 53 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Fenton Alfred Thurston and Hazel Jeanette (Tossey) Fenton. Alfred was Papa’s granduncle, a brother of Papa’s grandfather, Ross Fenton. Papa’s grandparents, Ross P. and Edna (Fellows) Fenton On another lot at the …

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Sep 27

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County Michigan – Fellows

This entry is part 52 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Fellows Brenda Fellows, Papa’s second cousin Loren and Edith (Watson) Fellows Loren was Papa’s first cousin, once removed, he and Edith were Brenda’s parents, and he was Frank and Lila (Longstreet) Fellow’s …

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Sep 26

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County Michigan – Burdick

This entry is part 51 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Burdick These four graves are near a large tree, and nearly 40 years ago, when I first saw them, two of the stones were being raised by the roots of the tree. …

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