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Saturday, September 10, 2005

His Brother's Keeper

From the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News:

Kin's ashes are found after decades

Man's search for remains of brother who died in 1947 ends at Muehlig Funeral Chapel


Saturday, September 10, 2005

BY ART AISNER
News Staff Reporter

For seven years he scoured dozens of cemetery plot maps, public health and hospital records, and family files to complete a genealogy that would trace seven generations of his lineage, including a brief but significant stay in Ann Arbor.

Yet for all the hours he toiled perusing microfiche, government documents and visiting the graves of kin in several states, Ward had nothing to show for his search for a younger brother who died just shy of three months old in 1947.

That was until last month, when staff members at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel in Ann Arbor made a unique discovery that has had a profound effect on them while bringing Ward a sense of closure.

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