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Emma M. Sheetz Aspinwall
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Birth: Apr., 1853
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1902

Daughter of Joshua Sheetz 1817 1859 and Matilda Meixell 1815 1865

Wife of Homer Franklin Aspinwall

Frederick Aspinwall 1871
Laura Grace Aspinwall 1879 1939
John Ray Aspinwall 1881 1934

1900 United States Federal Census Florence, Stephenson, Illinois
H A Aspinwall 53
Emma Aspinwall 47
Grace Aspinwall 20
John Aspinwall 18

John R. Aspinwall's Mother First Person Buried in Oakland
Laid to Rest on August 2, 1902; Son Is Buried In Same Lot Friday
When John R. Aspinwall, 52, Florence township farmer and son of the late State Senator and Mrs. Homer Aspinwall, was buried in Oakland cemetery Friday afternoon his body was laid to rest in the same lot with that of his mother, who was the first person to be buried in Oakland cemetery more than 32 years ago. Mrs. Aspinwall, the first person to be buried in this cemetery which is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful burial grounds in the middle west, was laid to rest on August 2, 1902, her husband, the late Senator Aspinwall having been one of the founders of Oakland cemetery. Some years before the cemetery was laid out, friends of the late Mrs. Aspinwall have quoted her as saying "My what a beautiful burial ground this would be." Subsequently she passed away and became the first person to be buried on these grounds. The burial today of her son, John R. Aspinwall, who was killed when his automobile was struck by a Chicago Great Western railroad train east of Pearl City Wednesday morning, marks the burial of about 3, 025 persons in Oakland Cemetery since it was so plotted.
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  Joshua Samuel Sheetz (1817 - 1859)
  Matilda Meixell Sheetz (1815 - 1865)
  Homer Franklin Aspinwall (1846 - 1919)*
  Laura Grace Aspinwall Shouer (1879 - 1939)*
  John Ray Aspinwall (1881 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Marie Ward Mills
Record added: Aug 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116128887
Emma M. <i>Sheetz</i> Aspinwall
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- Marie Ward Mills
 Added: Aug. 27, 2013

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