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Stevi (#46986310)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 1 day
HC Hughes
RE: Pearce-Wood
Hi, Stevi. It's always nice to hear from a (distant) relative.

Sarah Wood Clack is my great-grandmother; her daughter Celia was my father's mother.

You absolutely have my permission to use those photos. In fact, I think I got them from another one of our relatives who found me through Find a Grave. Isn't technology wonderful? :)

Best wishes,

Added by HC Hughes on Nov 19, 2015 2:44 PM

RE: Pearce Family
Sorry not enough information to give you an answer.Jarrott

Added by JARROTT P. COX on Nov 19, 2015 5:22 AM

Romona Chidester
I was going through the Oak View Cem. censes and there is no Romona Chidester listed. On her parents obit she is listed as killed in car accident. The only ones listed are Richard, Evelyn, Kim, Richard,and Robin. There is no way of finding her as she is not listed and I took photos of the other Chidester in a family group. No way of knowing what happened to her.

Added by zoey on Oct 28, 2015 6:06 PM

Daniel Pearce 1760-1830 Champaign, OH
Hi Stevie,
Researching a Pearce family in Champaign County, really a Thomas but we believe Daniel is a relative ... brother or cousin? I wonder if you could tell me what Pearce book you were referring to when you gave a bio for Daniel? Would be very grateful for any information you might have.

Added by SPB on Aug 31, 2015 2:45 PM

Sonya Denise Cherry Bergren
RE: Sent you
Hello Stevie! Did you by any chance email me? I am
unable to see my emails but the website says I have
a couple waiting for me-- how are you? We went to
Visit my Aunt & uncle in Tinley Park, Illinois last October and really enjoyed it- visited the Cherry
graveyard in the Oswego area--very beautiful area!
Went to Chicago to the Chicago Institute of Art & saw the really neat Magritte exhibition! I hope we can come back- I had shared our correspondence with my family and they put my cousin onto exploring more of the family history! He is building a family tree it looks like. I hope you are well.

We are moving to the Sacramento area the first week of August so after that the email will be new I am sure. Please take care, Sonya-Denise

Added by Sonya Denise Cherry Berg... on Jul 20, 2015 11:30 AM

Would you like me to transfer Marguerite Lawrence into your name? I am not related.

Added by Kari on Dec 16, 2014 7:15 PM

Rickey Bellamy
Stephanie Ann Hiers
I would be happy to add the obit. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial. Click on the 'Edit' tab, then click on the 'Suggest a correction' link on the Edit page and send it to me and I'll add the obit.
Thank you!

Added by Rickey Bellamy on Jul 22, 2014 1:40 PM

John Coughlin
Hi Stevi. I am not a relative of this family, just enjoy doing genealogical research. Yes, you are correct -- John's first two wives were sisters, and Mary was his third wife.

Added by HWA on Jul 15, 2014 3:11 PM

Glen Bickhart
RE: Catherine App
I understand the meaning of this site and memorials, which is a major factor I take the pictures for others. I also participate in cemetery clean up of neglected cemeteries and this past month I am helping others uncover veterans plaques and making sure they get American Flags for their graves.

Added by Glen Bickhart on Jul 09, 2014 7:31 PM

Glen Bickhart
RE: Catherine App
There are many stones which cannot be read in that cemetery. Weather erosion and time have made some of them entirely smooth.

Added by Glen Bickhart on Jul 09, 2014 3:18 PM

Glen Bickhart
RE: Thank You
My pleasure, the dates are different than what is posted on her memorial, I am sure it is the correct grave because it says she was married to john Frederick App.

Added by Glen Bickhart on Jul 09, 2014 7:01 AM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Roy Brink
Thank you so much for adding and transferring to me.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Jun 25, 2014 3:41 PM

Elsie Harmon
Roy R. Brink 31283594
Hi, I don't know if you can use all of the following newspaper articles as it contains the names of other people.

Wednesday, August 24, 1910 Paper: Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL) Page: 2- Fatal Auto Accident- Roy Brink Killed And Two Others Seriously Injured Near Dixon - Went Off A Bridge- Sterling, Illinois Aug 24-Roy Brink is dead and Patrick McFalls and Oliver Miller are seriously injured as the result of an auto running off a bridge east of Dixon.

Thursday, August 25, 1910 Paper: Rockford Republic Rockford, IL) Page: 7--DIXON -- Pat McCall, night man at the Miller Garage, while driving a car belong to one of the patrons of the garage, early yesterday morning,struck a culvert on the Franklin road and lost control of the car which turned turtle and caused the death of one man and injured the other two occupants. Roy Brink, the dead victim, was pinned under the car and received fractures in both legs between the ankle and knee, internal injuries and a slight fracture at the base of the brain. He never regained consciousness. Miller, another member of the party, received two gashes on the head and a few minor bruises. McCall, the driver, was thrown from the car and received no injuries to any extent.

Friday, August 26, 1910 Paper: Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL) Page: 11-- DIXON--Wednesday evening a coroner's inquest was held over the remains of Roy Brink, who met his death in the automobile east of the city early Wednesday morning. The night man at the garage, Pat McFall, is blamed for the tragedy. It is said by Miller that McFall headed out of the city against the wishes of his guests and increased the speed as he went until the accident.

Thursday, September 1, 1910 Paper: Rockford Republic (Rockford, IL) Page: 6 - DIXON - The case of Patrick McFall, charged with malicious mischief in the taking of the automobile belonging to John Parsons from the Miller garage early last Wednesday morning without the consent of the owner and taking Roy Brink and O. C. Miller for a ride with him and east of this city the machine was wrecked and Brink met death from injuries sustained, was called in Justice Hanneken's court yesterday morning. A change of venue was taken to Magistrate W. G. Kent's court.


Added by Elsie Harmon on Jun 25, 2014 2:32 PM

Gail Naranjo
RE: Geneva Girls school
Dear Stevi,I feel sorry for the Girls and the Babies that passed away,also.Even though We did not know those young lives,they are gone,but not forgotten.It is such a pleasure to know You,Stevi.God Bless You on Your Family History journey.Your Friend,Gail.

Added by Gail Naranjo on Jun 13, 2014 8:59 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Girls school
Thank you for everything.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Jun 13, 2014 5:18 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Mary Lillie
Okay, I'll take it.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Jun 13, 2014 11:11 AM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Mary K Walters Brown
What is this girl school about?

Added by Elsie Harmon on Jun 13, 2014 11:10 AM

Elsie Harmon
Mary K Walters Brown
Find A Grave Memorial# 31283343
Mary's maiden name was Waters. Her father was George Waters, mother Eliza Unknown. Her middle name was Lillie. I don't know where the K.came from.
Her 2nd marriage was to Charles Henry Keeler 3 Apr 1909. He died in 1910. Charles was a journalist and editor and was one of two founders of the Dixon Star newspaper in 1891. He had been married before. There is a long article about him on Lee Co., Illinois Trails website.
Mary married a 3rd time to Jacob Walter Brown 8 Oct. 1912. Sometimes he went by Walter J. Brown. I don't have a death date for him.


Added by Elsie Harmon on Jun 12, 2014 11:14 PM

Gail Naranjo
Elizabeth Marie Cooksey
Dear Stevi,Yes,thank You for so much wonderful information about this area.Everyone has Me curious about Elizabeth Marie.I grew up in this time period.A lot of things were hush hush. Heard Children were born & Died at the girls school,and that girls were also buried on the grounds of the school.The. Concern We are showing towards These People is nice.Gone,but not forgotten.Gail. Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on Jun 03, 2014 7:46 PM

Gail Naranjo
Chester Andrus(s)
Dear Stevi,Chester Andrus(s)no datesSpouse:Fanny Olds:no datesChildren:Chester L. Andrus(s)B.D.1791D.D.1874 Due to My M.S. Monster,I am unable to do research or create a Memorial at this time,You might be related to These People,Stevi.Andrus(s) could be Andrews.Sincerely,Gail. Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on Jun 03, 2014 7:50 AM

Gail Naranjo
Chester L. Andrus(s)
Dear Stevi,B.D.1791D.D.1874.Spouse:Cora E. BurdickChild:William E. Andrus(s) No further information.I am ill and cannot research a Memorial or create one right now.You might be related,Stevi.Regards,Gail. Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on Jun 03, 2014 7:43 AM

Gail Naranjo
William "Burt"E. Andrus(s)
Dear Stevi,B.D.1887Marriage Date:1915D.D.UnknownSpouse:Minnie Anna SchmidtB.D.1892D.D.1986. I have been unable to check for other Memorials or create one due to illness.Minnie was My great Aunt,Maternal line.Maybe William is Your Family.Good luck on Your Genealogical journey,Stevi.Best,Gail. Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on Jun 03, 2014 7:34 AM

Gail Naranjo
RE: Andrews.
Dear Stevi,Happy Memorial Day Weekend!I am not sure if Andrs(s) is French descent,but it is nice to let the Photo Volunteers variations of spellings if known,especially the older Graves & Headstones.Any thing to assist all of our Photo Volunteers.I cannot send direct e-mails at this writing,Thank You,Stevi.Sincerely,Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on May 23, 2014 11:54 AM

Gail Naranjo
I have Andrus & Andruss in from Family.Sometimes,I get pop-ups,tat this May have been spelled Andrews.I am referring to this because You have Andrews on Your page.Maybe this will help You.Sincerely,Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on May 20, 2014 9:32 AM

Gail Naranjo
RE: Girls School
Dear Stevi,You helped immensely.Yes,some Persons are buried at Elgin State Hospital,Elgin,Illinois,USA.I am also interested in the Illinois Almshouses,I believe they were called Poor Houses in Illinois,USA.I would like to find out what happened if Someone Died there,what did they do with that Person?Perhaps a lot of Our mysteries could be answered at Illinois State Archives,Illinois,USA,or other Illinois,USA govt. web site??I have been on hundreds of sites in the past year and a half.Best wishes on Your Ancestry journey,Vandenbrook G.

Added by Gail Naranjo on May 20, 2014 9:25 AM


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