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Re: Newberry/Luce/cemetery

Posted: 4 Jul 2007 11:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Alex, the name of the cemetary is actually Forest Home I believe... I thought you might be interested in the following which I sent to the people you were helping a year or so ago.

the Newberry Regional Mental Health Center was huge. Kept the whole Upper Peninsula as well as lower penninsula. over 1200 patients, as I recall. From my understanding... (I had a good friend whose father was the head of the place) lived in adjoining buildings just off the ground. Families of the deceased were notified, and if no claim was laid to the body, they were interred east of the institution in unmarked graves. This was later confirmed when I had a friend who was a genealogist tell me the story about tracking down the relative of a someone from Houghton who had been rumored to have been committed. Thus, their are yet records, and I believe the geneologist is still alive. She is very good in fact hired by the Sault Chippewas and the FBI to track the Durant roll from the 30's. Her name is Alex Meron and she lives in Manistique.

God Bless you in your work to help these people in their searches alex

david lawrence
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