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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 10 days
Thank you!
Thank you very much for the very speedy transfer of Isaac and Margaret Colby! Sunny

Added by Sunny on Apr 19, 2015 11:53 AM

Renee (Mayhew) Ellestad
Rev D,L. Floyd
Thanks you for the information about where he was buried. He was a very close friend of our family. Renee

Added by Renee (Mayhew) Ellestad on Apr 09, 2015 7:58 PM

Ulyssis Brooks
Not sure how I missed seeing the request for Ulyssis. I have claimed it and will make sure to get it asap! Sorry!

Added by RVanetti on Apr 04, 2015 8:26 AM

Paula A. Tomey-Allen
John C. Hall
Thank you for the transfer!

Added by Paula A. Tomey-Allen on Apr 01, 2015 10:51 PM

Paula A. Tomey-Allen
John Clifton Hall
Would you please consider transferring John Clifton Hall to me? He is my uncle.
Thank you!
Paula A. Tomey-Allen

Added by Paula A. Tomey-Allen on Mar 31, 2015 9:56 PM

Ann Schwendler
Alice Wright-Pranke
Dear Rev. Sims

Alice is my Grand Aunt, sister of my grandmother Laura Wright-Fowler. You mentioned obits you may have which would be interesting. Do you know if there are any Prankes or relatives of that family that could be contacted to see if there is a picture of her husband who I seem to remember was a Judge Pranke. He had been married before marrying my Grand Aunt. Thanks for any information you may have. Ann Schwendler

Added by Ann Schwendler on Mar 29, 2015 12:22 PM

John Monroe
John Alvin Merrifield
Hello, my name is John Monroe.
I am looking into my family history that includes the Merrifields in the Christian County Pana Illinois area.
My Grandmother was Carolyn Louise Merrifield.
My great grandfather was William David Merrifield.
I am now looking for the resting place of my great grandfathers dad,
(John Alvin Merrifield). I can not find anything on him since 1910 in Danville, illinois. Any help locating John Alvin would be greatly appreciated. If you have any information that you can pass along please let me know. You can contact me , John Monroe , (E-Mail)
Please put John Alvin Merrifield in the subject line.
Thank You,
John Monroe

Added by John Monroe on Mar 23, 2015 11:41 AM

RE: Mentie Brooks
You are very welcome! Nearly 104 years old! I can only imagine all the wonderful stories.

Added by RVanetti on Mar 22, 2015 7:40 PM

Spanish American War
19 March 2015
I have noted your memorial for James Franklin Sims. Is he an ancestor of yours? If so, I would encourage you to consider joining the SSAWV to honor his memory.
The Rev. John S. Sims
Jr. Vice Pres.

Added by Spanish American War on Mar 19, 2015 10:04 AM

Mykayla Baker
RE: correction
It is correct. Thank you for taking the time out to fix it. I was trying to but it would not let me.

Added by Mykayla Baker on Mar 12, 2015 9:13 AM

Leslie Robbins Martin
Harry Martin Schubert
Thank you !!

Added by Leslie Robbins Martin on Mar 10, 2015 4:32 PM

Leslie Robbins Martin
Harry Martin Schubert
Hi..If I send you an obit, would you copy and paste it to his bio section? Let me know. Thanks! Leslie

Added by Leslie Robbins Martin on Mar 08, 2015 4:48 PM

RE: Elliott Fontenot
you are welcome. I was scared I would get stuck. it was pouring down rain and pretty muddy

Added by Bobby on Mar 02, 2015 8:13 AM

Vicki Edwards
Melanie Simon
Hello Again,

I recd a message that my edit for this memorial was accepted this morning. I just checked and see August Joe Simon is now listed twice as her spouse. Once of course is enough!

Are you willing to transfer her memorial to me? I would like to incorporate the info I've found in my research of her life into her bio. If you want me to return the memorial to you, I will transfer it back to you when I finish.

Thank you for working with me on her and her husband's memorials.

Vicki Edwards
Find A Grave #47594137

Added by Vicki Edwards on Feb 15, 2015 1:22 PM

Vicki Edwards
Simon Family - Pana - UPDATE
Hello Again!

I just tried to link Mathilde Josephine Simon to August Simon and Find A Grave is not allowing me to do it. So---it appears you must link these 2 who were indeed married.

August: 104678520
Mathilde Josephine: 104678638

Please see my message below from a few minutes ago and thanks again for your help.

Vicki Edwards

Added by Vicki Edwards on Feb 14, 2015 12:09 AM

Vicki Edwards
Simon Family - Pana
Hello Again Rev Sims,

Thanks for your note. Melanie Simon is now correctly linked to husband August J. Simon, she was his 1st wife. In the process, however, it appears his 2nd wife, Mathilda Josephine Valerois Simon, was mistakenly unlinked from him. I will send you an Edit to re-link her.

Bottom line, August Simon had 2 wives: 1. Melanie who died in 1914, and 2. Mathilde Josephine whom he married around 1916; she died in 1949.

Re transfers, I have learned a lot about August and Melanie, so I would be happy if you would transfer those 2 to me (#104678520 & #71075568) so I can write bio's for them. If you prefer to keep August's memorial, then transferring only Melanie's memorial is fine. (I don't know much about wife #2, so please keep her memorial.)

Thanks for your help and feedback. I'll send the edit to re-link Mathilde Josephine to August in a few minutes.

Vicki Edwards
Find A Grave #47594137

Added by Vicki Edwards on Feb 13, 2015 11:59 PM

Jan Hinshaw
Joshua S. March
You apparently added a gravestone photo to the Find A Grave memorial for Joshua Sands March:

I believe that photo is not correct for that burial. There seems to have been two Joshua S March's in Illinois in the mid 1800s.

One was the above Joshua Sands March (Find A Grave #76745529) who lived 1840-1897 (s/o Caroline Henrietta Cox Henshaw & Thomas H. March).

The other was a Joshua S. March who died Feb 19 1865 and is buried in a totally different cemetery:
See the above Find A Grave #2557081 - the gravestone photo there looks identical to the gravestone photo you posted above (wrong Joshua March, wrong cemetery).

Ancestry's U.S. National Cemetery burial records (scanned images of cemetery burial records) confirms the info for the second Joshua #2557081 above. But the first Joshua #76745529 (where you posted the photo) is known to have died in 1897, not 1865. The gravestone photo belongs on the other Joshua March's page.

Added by Jan Hinshaw on Feb 01, 2015 11:00 AM

wrong information
I want to thank you for the photo you have added first! Can you change info on my dad's Find a grave? His mother is not Corine, she was Mary Aileen Carrico Vize, and Patrick and Leroy Vize are his full blood brothers. The others and there are more, are his HALF brother and sisters. It is showing incorrect information. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE Sherry Vize, daughter of Henry W Vize.

Added by Sherry on Jan 29, 2015 5:27 PM

Jon Duncan
Jesse Murl Robison
Thank you so much for the transfer, I greatly appreciate it.
Be Well.

Added by Jon Duncan on Jan 11, 2015 1:25 PM

Vicki Edwards
Thank You - Jehle Transfers
Hello Rev. Sims,

Thank you so much for transferring Louis and Augusta's memorials to me back in mid-November. I have researched the Pana Jehle's extensively and am so happy to be able to work on Louis' biography, especially, as he seemed to have played a very active role in Pana in the early 1900's.

Vicki Edwards
Los Angeles

Added by Vicki Edwards on Dec 14, 2014 11:32 PM

Donna Allen
RE: Florence and Arthur Gould
Rev. Sims:

My number is: 47000392 (Donna Allen)

Florence Gould: 59969607

Arthur Gould: 59969497

Thank you so much. Donna

Added by Donna Allen on Dec 02, 2014 12:01 PM

Donna Allen
Florence and Arthur Gould
Rev. Sims: Could you please transfer my Aunt Florence and Uncle Arthur's memorial to me. I would like to connect them to other relatives. I'm not sure exactly how this is done. Thanks so much. I appreciate your adding them to the Find a Grave Site. Donna Allen

Added by Donna Allen on Dec 01, 2014 12:59 PM

Rosemond Grove Cemetery
I noticed you have entered a lot of graves in the above cemetery. Did you have a cemetery book? I entered a grave for Dr. William Campbell. I found the obit in an old newspaper and now someone is wanting to know if his wife is buried there. She died in Iowa in 1945 but he also died in Iowa. I went to our genealogy society but did not find a book for that cemetery. If the cemetery was read, Dr.Campbell either does not have a stone or they missed him. Wondering if you can give me a clue on this. thanks, Kay

Added by kpet on Nov 12, 2014 10:25 PM

Rick MacDonald
James W Cox 59943358
Rev. Sims -
In researching my McDonald descendants, I came upon your entry for James W Cox, husband of Ella Rutledge. Your entry shows James' parents to be Samuel and Jane Baber Cox of New Jersey. My source, "The McDonalds of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia" by Joseph T McDonald, shows James' parents as Samuel Cox Jr and Eleanor McDonald Cox of Frederick County, VA. who moved to Shelby County, Indiana after their wedding in Virginia. You also have created the entry for Alcinda Cox Hansen who I believe to be James' Sister. The father linked from that entry is my Samuel Cox from Virginia. I'd like to be sure James W is part of my family. Could you please provide source material that support Samuel and Jane Baber Cox being James' parents? Thanks.
Rick MacDonald

Added by Rick MacDonald on Nov 02, 2014 3:35 PM

Vicki Edwards
Louis & August Jehle - Linwood Cemetery
Hello Rev. Sims,

I'm researching my Jehle ancestry and in fact just returned from a trip to Christian and Shelby Counties in Illinois (wonderful & productive trip).

While there I walked nearly all of Linwood Cemetery outside Pana to photograph the Jehle markers, including those for Louis & Augusta and did not find one for them (there are no marker photos on either memorial).

So . . . I'm very curious if you created their Find A Grave memorials based only on the Death Certif. info you posted or if you had additional sources/ records to confirm their burial at Linwood. Louis seems to have been a wealthy man so it seems unlikely he and his wife were buried in unmarked graves.

Would you pls let me know if you have/had additional "proof" of their burial in Linwood (and if so what it is)? I very much want to be certain re their burial location. Thank you so much!

Vicki Edwards
Los Angeles
Find A Grave #47594137

(PS - I also visited Mound Cemetery and found the marker of a GGGGrandfather, Benj. Persinger; you transferred his Find A Grave memorial to me in 2013. Was able to work on the marker (tilted and somewhat buried) and discovered 2 "buried" lines of inscription, very rewarding & exciting!. )

Added by Vicki Edwards on Oct 26, 2014 8:09 PM


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