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DOKEY markers in Lee Township cemetery, Michigan
Posted by: Tim White (ID *****3309) Date: April 07, 2004 at 10:12:33
In Reply to: Re: Dokey anywhere by Tim White of 73

Here's what I found in the Lee Township cemetery.



Later that night while searching archives I ran across an obituary for Verla's daughter VERLA GENEVIEVE MUNSON.



Tim



Lee Township Cemetery

Allegan County, Michigan

April 5 2004



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These three markers are within a group.



Reading from the left:



SON

ARTHUR DOKEY

1898-1923



next



MOTHER

VERLA M PERRIN

1889-1924



next



MOTHER FATHER

HATTIE ABRAHAM

1863-1926 1854-1939



end of group enclosed by low concrete wall

soil is very sandy and hilly



There is a small marker to the right of Hattie and Abraham's stone.

It is about 4 inches square and about 12 inches tall.

Nothing appeared legible but I did not look closely.

Possibly a row marker?

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A four sided obelisk has the names

DAVID J DOKEY on one face and ALICE MARIA DOKEY

on the other. The dates could probably be read with some patience.



SItting close by, next to the obelisk, is a new marker that was

requisitioned and installed with the help of John R Keith



It says:



DAVID J DOKEY

CORP COMPANY 1

BERDANS

1ST REGT US

1832-1910



Next to this is a smaller obelisk that appeared illegible.

But it's proximity to the other would indicate that it may be a very old
Dokey marker.



In addition, after looking at the photos I took, I noticed that there seems
to be a matching obelisk on the other side of the tree from the first one.

The two markers are evenly spaced on each side of the tree and the tree is
very old.

The growth of the base of the tree over the years has tilted the right
monument and it now leans at a fair angle.

The top of the marker is missing. It appears to have fallen off due to the
tilt of the base.

That may have happened long ago as I did not see the missing piece.

These need to be checked closer for names.



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In the corner near the intersection of the county roads there is a large
family marker that says DOKEY



There are three associated markers:

From the left:



FATHER

EMERY W

1860-1916



MOTHER

EMMA L

1869-BLANK



DAUGHTER

DAISY L

1888-1900



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A marker a few feet away from Emery's marker reads:



DOKEY



JOHN ARZILLA (as spelled on marker)

1852-1934 1863-1943



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A small distance away from the markers described so far is a family marker
that reads:



DOKEY



GEORGE M 1861-1921



JULIA E 1859-1937



CARRIE A 1895-1939



All the markers so far are in section number one.



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The last marker I found was out in the newer section where there are no
trees.



It is a family marker and reads:



H. ALFRED 1894-1968



VALDA D ZAY 1898-1984



LORETTA D WILSON 1902-1981



RUBY D HIGGINS 1904-1998



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