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SJGenealogy (#47040703)
 member for 7 years, 17 days
Illingworth at Rosehill
OMG…I never thought I would get their gravestone photo'd…SOOO many thanks to you for your determination to help those of us who need your assistance! Thank you!!!! Jan

Added by janmcn1 on Nov 03, 2013 9:12 AM

Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
RE: Doles
Thanks so much! :)


Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Nov 03, 2013 7:55 AM

Herbert Anderson
Hi! In regards to your photo request, can you please call the cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) and ask them whether or not there is a grave marker? Please post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Forest Home is a huge cemetery with well over 70,000 burials, and the information is needed in order to find someone there and take a photo of a grave. I go here regularly, and just since August I have found over 200 graves at Forest Home that had the location information provided. Thank you! Ace

Added by Ace on Oct 24, 2013 3:17 AM

George Shoemaker
RE: Fosters
Thanks for the changes/additions. George

Added by George Shoemaker on Oct 17, 2013 8:37 AM

sallie wald
RE: Mabel Fatland
No apologies necessary SJ. I never expected you to respond immediately, just at your convenience. I understand how time consuming handling so many memorials can be. Thank you for all you do & I truly appreciate your response to my request. Best regards, Sallie

Added by sallie wald on Aug 05, 2013 2:30 PM

sallie wald
Thank you so much for the transfer of Mabel Openlander SJ...much appreciated!!!

Added by sallie wald on Aug 05, 2013 2:25 PM

Info for Elsie & Martin Albrecht
Hi! Can you please call or e-mail the cemetery and ask for the Section, Lot, and Grave numbers and then add this information to the online record? This helps the photo volunteers to find the grave marker.

Elmwood is a huge cemetery and this information is needed in order to fulfill your request. I have located more than 50 graves at Elmwood for Find A Grave, but I cannot find a grave for you without the burial plot information.

Thank you! Ace

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

Added by Ace on Jul 27, 2013 7:34 AM

Michael Harrington
Hulda Dohr Wittekind
Thank you so much. You are most kind. :) Have a wonderful week!


Added by Michael Harrington on Jul 24, 2013 1:21 PM

Jim Lyles
RE: Meachers
Thank you--for walking those cemeteries, and for the transfers.

Added by Jim Lyles on Jul 23, 2013 4:11 PM

Evelyn Jones Christensen
Hazel E. Starliper Sinclair
May I transfer Hazel to you? I do not know why she was transferred to me....other than I took pictures of her grave.


Added by Evelyn Jones Christensen on Jul 12, 2013 7:58 PM

Edward Rodrigues
Thanks so much
Thanks so much for linking the mother and father to Martins memorial.

Added by Edward Rodrigues on Dec 23, 2012 2:17 PM

Marie Bonafonte
Elizabeth Warner
Your request has been completed - thanks for the info.

Added by Marie Bonafonte on Aug 26, 2012 3:16 PM

Janet Babb
RE: Wealthy Curtice Hodge
Wow, am I behind. I did take a photo or rather attempted to. The older gravestones in this cementary are either totally or barely readable. The old caretaker was there with me and told me that it was because of the material they used to make them did not hold up to weather. I could read the name and dates (yes it was a bit confusing) I took a couple of photos and they looked like blank stones. When I go back I will try to get some shadows for contrast.

Added by Janet Babb on Jul 29, 2012 12:15 PM

Elaine and Bill Schrock
John Dempsey

Thank you for the additional info for John and Nora Dempsey in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. His information came from a transcription of WA State death certificates for 1907-1960 (I have added that to his bio).

Sorry, no relation. Bill and I are going to try to finish photographing the cemetery this summer/fall.


Added by Elaine and Bill Schrock on Jun 15, 2012 7:02 PM

RE: Bertha Libby
No, I am not related to any Libby's.

You did not give me her memorial number so I'm not sure who you are talking about.

The only Bertha Libby that comes up in Kansas is a memorial for Bertha (Olson) Libby. If that is her then it was entered by a contributor other than myself.

Added by TiogaRose on Jun 02, 2012 4:03 PM

mahaoi and hooniele
Larry & Katherine Kawai
Thank you so much for the photo of the memorial stone for our Kawai cousin. You have made it much easier for the next generation to find their ancestors and will be greatly appreciated.
Mahalo Nui Loa
Eva and Dale

Added by mahaoi and hooniele on Dec 19, 2011 10:23 AM

Diane Reich
Harry Lowe
Thank you for the corection. Memorial updated. Merry Christmas!

Added by Diane Reich on Dec 15, 2011 8:18 PM

Karen Allison
RE: Gaskins
Thank you . . . will do.

Added by Karen Allison on Nov 06, 2011 7:35 PM

Karen Allison
RE: Gaskins
Could you please let me know how you want me to make the requests for transfer?

Should I send you a link to the page or the memorial number or both? Do you want the requests in one email or individually?

I'm new at asking to have memorials transfered.

Whatever is easiest for you.

Added by Karen Allison on Nov 06, 2011 2:32 PM

Karen Allison
RE: Gaskins
I'm very sorry. I didn't understand how it worked. I will make the requests. Thank you so much for following up on this. Your generosity is much appreciated. ~ Karima

Added by Karen Allison on Nov 06, 2011 2:21 PM

Karen Allison
RE: The Gaskins - McAdams Family
I would love that. I have done a lot of newspaper archive research on the families and have access to some very old photos. Thank you so much. ~ Karima

Added by Karen Allison on Oct 31, 2011 10:38 PM

Karen Allison
The Gaskins - McAdams Family
This family is part of my ancestry. I will send you additional bios for the others whose memorials you have created. I may also have some photos to add.


Added by Karen Allison on Oct 31, 2011 11:55 AM

Karen Allison
Eugene Gaskins - Obituary

I thought you might like to add this obituary to your memorial for Eugene Gaskins.


Eugene Gaskins Dies at Age 81; Retired Printer is Native of Alton ~ Long in Failing Health

Eugene Gaskins, retired printer died this afternoon at 1:15 o'clock in St. Joseph's hospital. He would have been 82 years old next month. Gaskins had been in failing health for several years and since Dec. 26, had undergone three surgical operations, the last one performed Monday. He did not rally, except for a brief period after the operation.

Mr. Gaskins was born in Alton and made Alton his home all his life. He began to learn the printing trade in his boyhood and developed to be a master of his trade. His specialty was press work and there was never a better pressman in the City of Alton than Mr. Gaskins. After thoroughly mastering the art of printing, Mr. Gaskins embarked in business with Joseph Melling in 1892 and the business, which is still conducted under the old firm name, continued with the two men as partners and active workers in it for 32 years. Mr. Melling was a master craftsman as a typographer and the union of two such masters of the two branches of the printing trade resulted in the building of a large and prosperous business. The firm gained wide fame for the excellence of their work, trained young men to be experts and some of them still remain with the firm, though the business has been owned by B. W. Brown since 1924 when he bought it from the founding owners.

During his long lifetime in Alton Mr. Gaskins was known for his friendliness, his constant good cheer as well as his great skill in the business line in which he was engaged.

He was married Nov. 5, 1889, and the couple formally marked their golden wedding anniversary in 1939 with a reception at their home on Grove street. Mrs. Gaskins survives him but has been in bad health herself and for some time has been a patent at St. Anthony's Infirmary. She had been deeply affected by the Illness of her husband and her enforced separation from him due to her own physical condition, but from her own hospital-room she corresponded with him daily.

Mr. and Mrs. Gaskins have two daughters, Mrs. August H. Beiser and Mrs. John F. McGinnis. There are three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Meyer of Springfield, Ill., Mrs. Edward J. Callahan arid Miss Joan McGinnis of Alton; also three great-grandchildren. Other members of the Gaskins family preceded him and he was the last of his family.

After retiring from business 21 years ago, Mr. Gaskins with his wife began spending the winters in Florida and other places on the Gulf coast in the hope that they would better escape the rigors of northern winters. They continued going to Florida until the present year. One year ago Mr. Gaskins had made the trip to Florida for the last time, driving his car all the way, though at the time he was 81. He remained but a short time in Florida last year, and made a concession to his health by not driving back home. For 12 winters they were at Miami, Fla. He decided to remain in Alton the present winter and with Mrs. Gaskins lived at the Stratford hotel. He said little of his failing health, to anyone but friends realized that his change in practice of staying In Florida probably meant much more than Mr. Gaskins admitted at the time. [Alton Evening Telegraph, 2-28-1945]

Added by Karen Allison on Oct 31, 2011 11:53 AM

Thomas Baker
I stick within Find A Grave transfer guidelines. I will be happy to add any information that you would like to the memorial.

Added by ChuckNorris on Oct 24, 2011 7:56 AM

Kurt Johnson
RE: Clara Wangerin
The 1881 date is an estimate, as the marriage license only has her age, but I went ahead and entered it. Many thanks for the help!

Added by Kurt Johnson on Oct 21, 2011 9:02 AM


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