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Aug 13

Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Michigan – Charles and Lena Yournd

This entry is part 15 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

Lakeview Cemetery 920 Roosevelt, Howell, Michigan, 48843.

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I asked as a child where the Yearnds came from, and the answer was “Howell”. When we moved to Detroit in, one of the first things I did was make the short drive to Howell to see what I could find out.

I found the Yearnd family, spelled Yournd in the cemetery indices at the library, so off I went, to section A, lot 17:

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The smaller stone is Lizzie, then in order: Charles, Lena, Augusta, here is a close-up view of each.

Lizzie, daughter 1878-1890
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Augusta Yournd, my grandfather’s sister, my great aunt.
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My great-grandmother, Lena Detman Yournd.
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My great-grandfather, Charles Yournd.
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You can see my reflection on these photos. I do have some from the side where my presence isn’t quite so evident. I’m posting these, to show that everyone can learn something. Since the day I took these I have learned how to keep most of myself out of most photos!

I have also learned how to look for every possible spelling of a surname. Every one, and lots that I would never think of. My story of looking for more information on this family is posted here.

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